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On the door-step of the breathtaking mountains and valleys of Langeberg Mountains in South Africa

This residential dwelling designed by South African studio Gass is situated in Swellendam at the door-step of the breathtaking mountains and valleys of Langeberg Mountains it's a view so magnificent that the locals have named it "Gods Window" and we can see why. Gass say, "It was because of this exquisite setting that simple forms and materials were chosen for the architecture, in order to facilitate...

Giant Bronze Babies, women of steel and social climbing brown nosing

David Cerný is a Jewish - Czech sculptor whose works can be seen in many locations in Prague. His works tend to be controversial always pushing the way we think some of his work is quite humorous and beautiful although some have called him a hooligan. I personally would love to see some of his work injected into our cityscape or office foyers. [caption id="attachment_1719" align="aligncenter"...

Cedar Lake House with parking for 2

Muskoka Lakes Boathouse If your like me you just can't go past a house by the water especially a house that you can dip your feet over the deck and into the water. This rebuilt boathouse is situated at the end of a narrow bay, the design mediates between extended views out to the wide vista of the distant lake and the immediacy of the enclosed...

Whats new from the talented Ross Gardam?

Product designer Ross Gardam has released two new collections to his already impressive body of work. The Half Full furniture range for Stylecraft, and Touch glass blown lighting range Both collections, while following very different investigations, represent the development of beautiful, simple solutions to complex problems. Half Full is a FSC-certified timber furniture collection featuring seven table options, four benches and a stool. Designed and manufactured in Melbourne,...

Offices with a point of difference from NY city

In a world where office spaces are beginning to look the same as the last one it's refreshing to see at  A+i design firm based in New York City  there are no templates for one size fits all. They successfully offer up something new with each and every project, this hybrid design firm works across web and architecture creating some sensational workplaces. [caption id="attachment_1675" align="aligncenter" width="700"...

the coolest outdoor furniture by Keith Melbourne

How awesome is this furniture range inspired by a love of glassware, Keith Melbourne has created a fun and good looking plastic furniture range for Zenith called the  The Glass Collection paying tribute to iconic glass forms. Comprising of three stools, Latte, Cognac and Crystal, and the Champagne table the collection is locally manufactured in Melbourne, it's UV stable and fully recyclable Polyethylene. Plastic outdoor furniture...

Lithuanian architectural design studio Architecku Biuras defy gravity

Lithuanian Design practice Architecku Biuras have a strong signature inherent in their designs their projects seem to bunker down into the earth or counter-lever above. This forward thinking practice is fast gaining much deserved recognition below are a few of my favorite projects. [caption id="attachment_1601" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="project byArchitecku Biuras"]project byArchitecku Biuras

Samuel Wilkinson’s adorable hoof table

Samuel Wilkinson's legs on his hoof tables are sharpened at the foot like a horse’s hoof is trimmed before it is shod but to me the legs are reminiscent of sharpening a pencil with a blade or knife. The fine edge of the tables is created from the soft chamfer being on the top and bottom. This also gives the tables a tactile feel and...

Tom Ford, be inspired by this well told documentary

I LOVED this documentary on the inspirational and sometimes eccentric Tom Ford I think many designers across all disciplines can relate to his story. I suggest unless you have a spare 45 minutes at work it might be well worth viewing at home or have lunch with Tom. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsmJ_l4jZFQ...

John Pawson the minimalist

One of the UK's most celebrated architects John Pawson is often described as a 'minimalist'  known for his designs which present simplicity, grace and visual clarity. Designing residential, churches and even yacht's John Pawson work quietly speaks for it's self. [caption id="attachment_1564" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Cathedral by John Pawson"]Cathedral by John Pawson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1565"...