1 June 2012
For all the Jenga fans out there. Merci Philaf !
Dublin creative agency Boys and Girls has installed a new reception desk supported by giant Jenga blocks at one end and balloons at the other. The agency created the desk in response to an article in Marketing Magazine that mentioned how ordinary their reception area was. Boys and Girls also has a boardroom table made of Lego.
19 February 2011
A simple concept for this slim tower of Tokyo, by yHa architects. All white… so japanese… I know ! but I love the façade and the proportions. Photos by Takeshi Yamagishi.
6 January 2011
Nice project by RUFproject. The interiors reminds me some of SidLee projects. There’s a lot of money there.
Canadian practice RUFproject have completed a football training centre in Soweto, South Africa, with wooden louvres wrapping the upper parts of the structure. Designed in conjunction with Nike Global Football Brand Design, the exterior walls of the rectangular building are rendered in local sandstone. The upper part of the building overhangs the lower, providing shaded areas for players between matches. [...] Photographs are by Julian Abrams unless otherwise stated.
For plans and more informations go to dezeen.
29 November 2010
This is very nice ! I wouldn’t mind having this wallpaper all over my bathroom…
Johannsen Gallery in Berlin present an exhibition of wallpapers by Milanese collective Carnovsky that change under different lighting conditions. The wallpapers, called RGB, feature superimposed imagery printed in red, green, yellow and blue.
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20 November 2010
Oui … encore une vieille image. J’aime cette photo. Le gars à la moustache doit y être pour quelque chose… The American Restaurant, Kansas City, 1974 par Warren Platner.
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Yes… old stuff again. I love that picture. Maybe it’s only the guy with the mustache… The American Restaurant, Kansas City, 1974 by Warren Platner.
If you’ve ever wondered how we got from the glass boxes, stainless steel furniture, and white walls of the 1950s to the fern bars, wood paneling, and brass of the 1970s, Warren Platner
is one answer. The career of the
Connecticut–based architect and interior designer, who died in 2006 at age 86, spans the late 20th century’s architectural styles, from corporate modernism and sky-high restaurants to postmodern ferries. Not all of his work was good, or even in good taste, but it reveals a smart designer trying to avoid stagnation. Even when Platner went over the top (those dangling golden handkerchiefs at the Pan Am Building—now the MetLife Building—as part of a renovation in 1986 come to mind), there was always a clear architectural idea behind the glittering decoration. [...]
As his contemporaries climbed the architectural ladder toward the skyscraper, Platner held faith with Loewy’s lesson and rarely seemed interested in building bigger. “It is lacking to ignore interiors,” he said, “because after all, what’s the building for?” [...]
16 November 2010
Wow. Vivement des “urban stations” un peu partout… J’adore le concept.
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Wow… I would like to see some urban stations growing up here and there… I love the concept.
Design studio Total Tool have completed the interiors for a mobile office space in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Called Urban Station, the brightly coloured space features a café, which doubles up as a temporary office for freelance workers in need of desk space.
Found at dezeen.