Anne Dérian, an architect by trade, is the force behind these beautiful mosaic art pieces. Originally from France, Anne now lives in Berlin and does mosaics on commission basis. In times where everything is about speed, I find incredible beauty in the slowness and thoughtfulness that the mosaic process represents. I’d hire her in a heart beat.
A Luckey Climber is a three dimensional sculpture designed for children to climb on.
Made of bent plywood platforms that are suspended by steel pipes and cables, climbers are visually elegant works of art that are also part jungle gym and once alive with children they become what Thomas Luckey called “fountains of children.“
Absolutely love this.
(Also, made me think of this episode…)
I am dreaming of an entire wall in my studio set up with this pegboard shelving system. Made by the Hornsby Berowra Men’s Shed, discovered over on Apartment Diet.
Beautiful minimal bedroom with built in storage designed by Studio Oink. Definitely will circle back to this image when we are tackling the project of building loft beds in our kids rooms.
Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House is all kinds of fascinating, especially the conveyer belt linen closet!
Hotello is a portable space, containing all the necessary elements for a minimal room: a desk, a lamp, a stool, a shelf, a locker. Hotello consists of a metal structure that supports double curtains (translucent and sound absorbant) as well as all the furniture needed to work and rest. Designed by Roberto De Luca and Antonio Scarponi.
Love this proposal by Atelier Zündel Cristea to turn an abandoned London power station into a playground and museum.
Famous Architects Dressed as their Buildings in 1931. I heart this.
What a stunning house to raise kids in. It’s located in Carmel, California, designed by Lake|Flato Architects.
A passionate NYTimes article addressing the calamity that is Penn Station:
“To pass through Grand Central Terminal, one of New York’s exalted public spaces, is an ennobling experience, a gift. To commute via the bowels of Penn Station, just a few blocks away, is a humiliation.
What is the value of architecture? It can be measured, culturally, humanely and historically, in the gulf between these two places.”
Restore a Gateway to Dignity, by Michael Kimmelman
20essentials is a Belgium based pop-up concept with a selection of carefully picked products by a ‘little more’ or a ‘special twist’. The products are different in their concept, shape, material and functionalities and are an attempt to meet 20 of our most basic, daily needs, such as sitting, sleeping, transport, …
20 Essentials is located in Knokke, Belgium. Wish I could stop by. Lovely idea.
(Thank you Pieterjan)
This ‘rainbow bank’, as my reader Kirsten calls it, makes my heart beat a little bit fater. It was designed by Emmanuelle Moureaux. It’s called ‘Sugamo Shinkin Bank’, a credit union located in Shimura, Japan. Te design, an offset volume of rainbow-like layers, is the third branch designed by Moureaux, with the first two located in Tokiwadai and Niiza. Read the original designboom post.
At some point in my life, I want to live in a house like the Balancing Barn and own a real Calder Mobile.