February 28, 2013 at 5:25pm
SOCO, a Chinese human rights group, has commissioned a startling photo series that highlights the disgraceful living conditions of the 100,000 Hong Kong’s residents that are forced to live in tiny ‘cubicle’ apartments in which a whole family often shares a space of only 40 square feet.
Figurative sculptures by Ron Muek, on show at Fondation Cartier Pour L’art Contemporain, Paris from the 16th of April to the 29th of September, 2013
February 11, 2013 at 1:34pm
When an estate agents’ schedule reads “light, airy and well proportioned”, this is what I picture.
San Francisco Loft by Wardell and Sagan Projekt (via Home Dsgn)
January 18, 2013 at 12:51pm
This enchantingly beautiful film makes me feel privileged to get a glimpse into the work of paper lantern artists Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates, a husband and wife team who go under the name of HiiH Handmade Paper Lights.
(Via Upon a Fold)
These human-size birds nest-like sculptures by Patrick Dougherty are made from tree saplings.
Fantasy architecture made real: Stone house In the mountains of Fafe, Portugal.
Photograph by Feliciano Guimarães (via Flickr)
Perhaps Escher would have enjoyed living in this unstructured wooden house by Sou Fujimoto. (via Arch Daily)
Shelf Pod, by Japanese architects Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio combines all my favourite interior design features in one design: wood, split levels, hidden surprises and cosy nooks. (via Home Dsgn)
Ministry of Highways, 1974, Tbilisi, Georgia (via Architizer)
Snowflake viewed under an electron microscope (via Design Boom)
November 19, 2012 at 10:24pm
My next office? I wish!
Forest office by Selgas Cano Architects
It may look like a steam punk invention of the imagination of Hayayo Mayazaki, but this helium balloon-suspended bridge was designed by Oliver Grossetete and can be viewed in Tatton Park’s Japanese Garden in Cheshire, UK.
Residential buildings of Paris float through the air like giant architectural balloons tugged along by rosy cheeked children in this dream-like series of manipulated photographs by French photographer, Laurent Chéhére.
The Japanese have a word “kawai”. It means “cute”. Only it also sounds very similar to the word for “scary”, which leads to amusing confusion to the point that entire Japanese television shows revolve around the premise of “cute or scary?”
I couldn’t think of a better word to describe this Bambi chair by Takeshi Sawada, which is super cute and gut wrenchingly terrifying all at the same time.
(via Design Boom)
I’m really loving the new Mayfield logo, designed by the superlatively talented Steven Bonner. The idea was to reflect the artisan craft and hidden depth of the high quality, hand coded websites I build and I reckon Steven’s logo achieves just that.
The concept is based around strips of ‘paper’ wrapped around invisible letter forms, giving substance to what would otherwise be intangible and imperceptible. The logo can be treated in a modular manner, with flexibility in treatment of colour, texture / pattern and outlines giving it a playful edge. The M can be taken in isolation, to be used as an icon marque, or an internet avatar.
Now I just have to get round to putting together the new Mayfield website to give the logo the context it deserves – cobblers’ children and all that…