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Groninger Museum Updated


space designed by Jaime Hayon
 

Revitalization Groninger Museum Completed

Since the opening in 1994, a total of 3,732,000 visitors have paid a visit to the Groninger Museum. However, on account of this overwhelming success the building was due for a revitalization. New spaces by Studio Job, Jaime Hayon and Maarten Baas were added to the museum and opened December 18, 2010.
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Bucky slept here

Pals Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi frequented the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue at 47th Street in Manhattan and ‘most certainly saw this vaulted relief ceiling in the penthouse. Urban legend has it that this ceiling pattern at least partially inspired Fuller in the design of his famous geodesic dome.

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona


Photo © George Apostolidis
 

The new Mandarin Oriental Hotel by Patricia Urquiola in Barcelona

In the Sleep Hotel Design Awards in London, we were introduced to the award wining restaurant ‘Blanc’ in the new Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona. Instantly we were drawn to it and craved to present it to our Yatzer readers even as the slides of the interiors were still projecting on the wall.
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Theurel & Thomas, Maison du Macaron


via We Heart
 

sunglasses required in this intensely elegant Mexican pâtisserie…

There’s certainly somewhat of a renaissance in the world’s cosmopolitan cities right now, for France’s most famous confectionery – the macaron. Theurel & Thomas, located in San Pedro, Mexico – Latin America’s most affluent suburb – is the first pâtisserie of its kind in the South American country, and has one of the most beautifully complementing brand identity and shop interiors we’ve seen in some time.
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Washington DC Subway Architecture

Chicago architect Harry Weese designed the metro stations that used exposed concrete in repeating geometric patterns.  The vaulted-ceiling design of the stations made the 2007 America’s Favorite Architecture list compiled by the AIA.

Art of Speed


Photo © Nick Dimbleby
 

The Luxury Manufacturer Reveals its Ultra-Fast Limited Edition Supercar

With a reputation for only producing the finest-quality luxury vehicles, Aston Martin has a special place in every car lover’s heart. The latest baby from the English company, founded in 1913, is the One-77, a high-performance sports car currently being produced at Aston’s new manufacturing headquarters in Warwickshire. Its top speed reaches 220mph (354km/h), but this is more than just a racing machine.
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Wine and Design


Photo © Matthew Donaldson
 

Glassware With a Surreal Bent Captured By Acclaimed Photographer Matthew Donaldson

The concept of “modern” wine was born in 1976 after the now infamous “Judgement of Paris,” when several Californian varietals triumphed in a blind taste test against much-lauded French vintages (later immortalized in Randall Miller’s 2008 film Bottle Shock). From that watershed moment, minds and palettes across the globe were opened to vintages from the New World, as evidenced in the exhibition How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now, currently at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.
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Lamellar Ceiling Structure

Unusual ceiling treatment in a building that formerly housed Boeing’s Continental Graphics and an Edsel car dealership. The block is now being developed to become the locus of a new destination district in Los Angeles.

The Story of Eames Furniture: Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart – Interview

Gestalten.tv is proud to present an exclusive video interview with Marilyn Neuhart, author of “The Story of Eames Furniture”, and her husband John. Both have worked with the Eames Office in various capacities from the 1950s. Having been in close proximity to Charles and Ray Eames as well as the members of the Eames Office and their patron manufacturers for almost 30 years, the Neuharts had the extraordinary opportunity to absorb their stories. At their Los Angeles home, they tell the tale of working with Charles Eames in Gestalten.tv’s latest look behind the Eames.

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