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.
Leaving the paint peeled off the walls, but finishing it off with special resin to keep it intact, keeping the engravings, the scores and scratches are all elements of this rather casually untouched interior design approach. The tone was set by the existing interior shell of the former garage, the poured concrete walls and ceiling. Enjoy the tour of the ‘garage’ @ Yatzer™ »
You could almost catch sight of the hump-backed Quasimodo wandering among the cathedral’s bell-towers from the windows of Hotel Notre-Dame. A hint of Victor Hugo? It is impossible not to let your imagination run wild from such a charming position. Read the rest of this article @ Lancia Trendvisions »
Creating a functional family home in Sydney’s Paddington, MCK Architects also had the opportunity to re-imagine what ‘heritage’ means in today’s world.
It seems we’ve had the opportunity to review a number of renovations of existing inner-city homes lately – thinking of last week’s Haines House in Newtown, the Cerise House and the Surry Hills Terrace. Well, this week we’ve got a house that struggled to evolve into a 21st Century home, re-imagining the meaning of ‘heritage’. Read the rest of this article @ habitusliving.com »