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Kengo Kuma and associates give Starbucks a modernist makeover

The location of this Starbucks stands on the main approach to the Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the most major shrines in Japan. Established in 919 AD, the shrine has been worshiped as "the God for Examination," and receives about 2 million visitors a year. Along the main path to the shrine, there are traditional Japanese buildings in one or two stories. Kengo Kuma...

Vitra G-Star Prouvé RAW Collection – Ray and Charles Eames – George Nelson – Antonio Citterio – Jasper Morrison – Hella Jongerius – Erwan Bouroullec & Ronan

A unique collaboration between Vitra and progressive Dutch fashion house G-Star, has reinterpreted 15 classic furniture designs of the late French designer Jean Prouvé, a renowned 20th-century Modernist. It's the first collaboration of this type for coveted Swiss manufacturer Vitra, whose collections include pieces by American modernists Ray and Charles Eames, George Nelson as well as today's leading international designers – Antonio Citterio, Jasper Morrison, Hella...

Saunders Architecture, artist studios and homes

Bringing together dynamic building and material experimentation with traditional methods of craft, Bergen-based Saunders Architecture with a strong contemporary design sensibility has been commissioned to create artist studios and residential projects across Norway, England, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and Canada. Most design practices would kill to have such brave clients, by looking at their body of work the law of attraction seems to deliver them brave, cashed...

escape to the Scape beach house

Situated on the rugged Victorian coastline looking out towards Wilsons Promontory the Scape beach house was designed to fend off harsh winds and provide flexible sleeping quarters suitable for a family. The simple monotone pallet and stunning origami like angles sit elegantly whilst taking in the commanding views. [caption id="attachment_1892" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="The Scape house by Andrew Simpson Architects"] No Comments Read more

urban giant bunnies & hanging monkey pots

I have always loved Tait known for their high quality Australian designed and manufactured outdoor furniture, TAIT Outdoor are also stockists of exceptional accessories for outdoor spaces.  Keeping true to the TAIT philosophy of nurturing local designers and artisans, the TAIT Outdoor range of accessories exudes personality and adds fun to any outdoor setting whether it be balconies, courtyards or larger gardens.Below is a snippet...

The urban landscape of Sue Beyer

Emerging Brisbane artist Sue Beyer's work considers the facade of the ordered suburban environment and the assumption of the permanence of our way of life and our cities. Her work is concerned with the effect that spaces and suburban settings have on an individual's emotions and behavior and how people use space in a modern urban context. Sues' paintings are watchful, voyeuristic, and hint at...

Eades & Bergman urban luxurious Australian style

Samantha Eades and Wendy Bergman are in high demand collaborating with multi award winning architectural firms and leading developers across Australasia. With a shared passion for creating efficient, luxurious and individually designed space, their collaborative approach with their clients ensures an end result that enhances the way people live day to day. Below - The Islington Silos are a unique development of the old James Hood...

inspired by string art the Stretch Chair by Jessica Carnevale

When I was a little boy I spent hours creating string art and I'm sure I even dreamed that I would one day be a professional string art artist. Well I'm glad to see that designer Jessica Carnevale was able to develop this very idea with her debut solo furniture collection "Stretch Chair". She experimented with a number of different materials and ultimately chose latex,...

We’re going to Miami ….. Wanders Style

Mondrian South Beach Hotel designed by Marcel Wanders, is a little bit OTT likened to a fairy-tail involving lots of magic mushrooms. Slip into a world of giant arched hedges, over-sized bell chandeliers,  curvacious columns and heavily a detailed lace staircase. The hotel's sunset lounge provides views over Miami's downtown skyline while golden candelabras and onyx jewel-cut stools by Katel are combined with ottomans and...

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...