Loewe and Junya Watanabe Comme des Garsons Collaboration by Schemata Architects
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Japan-Spain Interexchange, Junya Watanabe designed a special collection in collaboration with Loewe. We designed the exhibition space for the show at Spanish Embassy in Japan. Temporary walls are inserted, forming various angles in the gallery space of the Embassy. And photographic images of the Royal Palace of Spain are collaged onto them. We attempt to distort conventional perception of space by intentionally disaligning internal and external corners of the interior spaces in the photographs and the actual walls, and also by using wrong scales deliberately.
Bless N°29 Wallscapes are a series of wallpapers 4m x 3m to cover one wall of your home. to give life to that barren wall or hallway. or how about to cover your kitchen like Bless did (below) for their last show. Bless web shop . Inspired by and developed for the exhibition BLESS fits every style at the Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam. The BLESS Wallscapes are documents of interiors where BLESS products live or used to live.
I think this must be one of the most beautiful things I have seen in a long time
Daddy Would be Proud by Matylda Krzykowski via somewhere i would like to live
These raw wooden objects are Matylda Krzykowski‘s way to come back to her Polish roots. This talented curator, designer and project initiator is also a founder and curator of amazing matandme. Take a look at the rough sculptures from the project Daddy Would Be Proud.
“Extraordinary wood carvings can be found when you visit native Polish markets. Some of the most interesting are carved in the Beskids, a series of mountain ranges in South Poland. The wood carvers from there take their wares to the market, where they present their objects. My Father is from this region. My Mother has always said that he is a true ‘Goral’, a boy from the mountains. Influenced by these crafts from the country of my origin, I interpreted my own woodworking skill into a series of small objects using pear tree wood.”
linger little longer by jay watson design
Handmade from solid european oak. With a black thermochromic finish. In response to heat the surface temporarily goes clear to reveal the timber beneath. Suitable for heavy duty indoor use.
kazuto kobayashi : outbound & roundabout : interview from idée lifecycling by tadatomo oshima translated by yumi sato photography by masahiro sambe via somewhere i would like to live
We visited Mr. Kazuto Kobayashi at his home in a quiet residential area, a little away from the city of Kichijoji. The house, as seen through the trees in the approaches, looked like a mountain hut built with logs. But having mortar wall partially, it also has modern appearance. Vintage chairs and wooden boxes, tools placed randomly in the garden bring the atmosphere to the perfection as a whole. Mr. Kobayashi is the owner of the shops “Roundabout” and “Outbound” both are quite different in style. Each of them has a wonderful collection of daily items carefully selected to meet his taste. Recently, he published a book in which he committed from writing to styling and now he also started career as writer.
At IDÉE, he contributed to our new catalogue published in March as stylist and promoted the new images of IDÉE.
Despite being so busy he gave us a warm welcome as always. While hearing the lovely conversation of his wife Noriko and their kids, Kotoko and Kai, we interviewed him all about his work and his family.
if you didn’t get chance to see the exhibition of World Basics in tokyo, by schemata architects, jo nagasaka then a little easier is to get yourself over to paris and the Merci store to see their pop-up shop
world basics by schemata architects at the world building tokyo via this is paper
The concept of “Renewable Basics” is expressed in the display furniture by creative attempts to break stereotypical images of conventional furniture. Firstly clothing racks, including hanging bars, are made of wood instead of metal. Normally when hanging clothes, clinking sounds of metal are taken for granted, but we wanted to change that preconception by using wood. Secondly display tables are made of soft sponge-like material. Unlike conventional ‘hard’ display tables, these ‘soft’ display tables will give a soft and soothing touch (instead of pressing pain in stomach) when a customer leans on them to take a close look at clothes.
The two types of display furniture are composed of unconventional combination of hybrid materials.
images by velonia bicycles text and images via designboom
the ‘viks‘ urban fixed gear commuter bike is made entirely from stainless steel tubes, featuring two identically shaped cylindrical frames to form its body. developed by estonian engineer indrek narusk and owner of velonia bicycles, the design of ‘viks’ draws styling cues from cafe racer-style motorcycles and classic streamlined aesthetics. conceived without a seat tube, the overall construction is joined at the head tube and bottom bracket, with the fork and handle bar coming together as a single piece. crowns, dropouts, and welds are all also composed entirely of stainless steel tubes. .