Layers of fast-hardening fluid are poured in 6 metre long runs across an immaculate surface. As the viscous material hardens, enforcements are added to brace the giant slab, the first pours becoming buried under its foundations. Read the rest of this article @ Design News »
At its fourth renovation, the Mamounia Hotel sheds its Art déco appearance and moves on to the Arab-Andalusian style. The stylist? Jacques Garcia, who reinterprets the splendour of the East in a luxury boutique hotel. Read the rest of this article @ Lancia Trendvisions »
Breathtaking, picturesque, stunning… all words that are commonly used when describing the Greek Island of Santorini. Known as the “honeymoon” island, visitors come from all over the world for the legendary sunsets and steep cliffs that lead down to seemingly untouched beaches. Enjoy the tour of the Santorini Grace @ Yatzer™ »
via Shaping Room | Photo by Hajime Watanabe
Today marks the 11th anniversary since the first S-Perfume® was launched in 2000 (eleven in Japanese implies ‘samurai’ and is my favorite number). Forgive this rather personal post, but I wanted to share the first S-Perfume website with our readers. Click the image!
via NOWNESS | Photo by James Welling
We just can’t get enough of the Glass House…
The Photographer’s Impressionistic View of Philip Johnson’s Architectural Wonder
From 2006 to 2009, LA-based photographer James Welling made several trips to Philip Johnson’s Connecticut retreat, to capture the modern marvel in all aspects and seasons. The series of photos are collected in Welling’s forthcoming book The Glass House, which we preview in the exclusive images above. “It reminded me of my [architect] uncle’s house: It was nowhere near as grand, but had glass walls and looked out onto a little lake,” the Connecticut native says of his attraction to the structure, built in 1949 on a 47-acre plot of land just outside New Canaan. Read the rest of this article @ NOWNESS »
via Architectural Record | Photo: Indianapolis Museum of Art
The house that architect Eero Saarinen completed in 1957 for J. Irwin Miller and his family in Columbus, Indiana, easily qualifies as a paragon of residential midcentury Modernism. Amazingly, the glass and steel, 6,838-square-foot pavilion, with interiors by Alexander Girard and landscaping by Daniel Kiley, has remained intact all these years. (Suzanne Stephens) Read the rest of this article @ Architectural Record »
“All choices lead you somewhere. Bold choices take you where you’re supposed to be.”
A brilliant commercial film for Jim Beam created by StrawberryFrog (directed by Dante Ariola), which features my favorite actor. A short interview of Willem Dafoe and shooting scenes can be seen at AskMen.