Our friend Matsunami Mitsutomo’s “Apartment in Katayama” is one of the five finalists in the housing category of ArchDaily Building of the Year 2010. Take a look at our five-part article of the architecture and visit ArchDaily to vote if you like!
GOLLY ± BOSSY DESIGN HOSTEL, Split, Croatia
クロアチアのスプリトは、アドリア海を臨むダルマチア最大の都市。そこに昨年オープンしたのがこの GOLLY ± BOSSY という、おしゃれな宿屋。もともとデパートだった建物を三ヶ月でホステルに改装してしまったそうだ。
GollyBossy is a boutique hostel in the centre of Split, Croatia.
Hotel Viura, Rioja, Spain
…how wine producers are using architecture to seduce consumers
Although the Phoenicians first bled wine from the river Ebro’s environs, Rioja’s image only recently got a makeover. Motivated by worship of wine, inspired by the edificial dynamism of crowded Napa and showcasing Spain’s purveyors of new wave gastronomy in their chic restaurants, the region’s enlightened bodegas, shimmering sharply and curvaceously in concrete, glass and steel, represent an affluent confidence.
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installation by Bik Van der Pol
Bik Van der Pol, Museo D’Arte Contemporanae Roma
The new installation by Bik Van der Pol – a house with hundreds of butterflies inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s popular Farnsworth House – is the work chosen to inaugurate the new wing of the MACRO museum.
(4 December 2010 – 13 February 2011)
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木村信也氏（チャボ エンジニアリング代表）の動画とストーリが Yatzer™ に — ええこと言うてはる。
V.O.W N°4 // Enjoy a ride with Shinya Kimura
The qualities of a great craftsman begin way beyond their first interaction with the tool. In many instances, the education begins with vision. Growing up around the smell of oil and steel, Shinya Kimura has always been fascinated by motorcycles.
Enjoy the video and story @ Yatzer™ »
Interview with Piergiorgio Robino (Studio Nucleo)
Nucleo is a joint project developed by three artists under the direction of Piergiorgio Robino. Founded in Turin in 1997, Nucleo works collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects that bring together contemporary art, design and architecture. “Today,” says Robino, “Nucleo’s goal is to create projects that may be entirely devised and managed in our studio. We are art designers who ask themselves questions, in other words: we are ‘problematic artisans’.”
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Peter Philips Brings His Beauty Kit to Life for the Brand’s Cheeky Short
A jet-propelled robot, a beaming sun god and an impish spider are not the likeliest of characters to embody the ultra-luxurious world of Chanel, but Peter Philips, the innovative mind behind them, has made his name pursuing the unexpected.
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Michael Sheen and Garret Hedlund in “Tron: Legacy” (Walt Disney Co.)
The float pilsner flutes, one of several variations of float glassware — a line of thermally resistant glassware designed and sold by molo studio, appeared on Star Trek in 2009, and now more can be seen throughout Tron: Legacy (in theaters nationwide through January 27).
float is a line of thermally resistant glassware designed with simple forms and clean lines. The suspended bowl creates a lens of liquid colour that projects onto the table top. Each piece is handcrafted by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic from the finest German borosilicate glass. oat is a line of thermally resistant glassware designed with simple forms and clean lines. The suspended bowl creates a lens of liquid colour that projects onto the table top. Each piece is handcrafted by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic from the finest German borosilicate glass.
float is available exclusively on molostore.com
Photo © Morgan O’Donovan
The Deejay Trio Set the Tone for the Designers’ Paris Menswear Show
Since they burst onto the downtown scene in 2003 with their eponymous weekly party, New York deejays The MisShapes have been embraced as fashion world darlings. Sharing trademark jet-black hair and icy stares, the trio of Geordon Nicol, Leigh Lezark and Greg Krelenstein would sit comfortably on any catwalk––so it’s understandable Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf tapped the group to soundtrack their “Monsieur” fall/winter 2011 presentation.
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