Wednesday, June 27, 2012

From Brisbane; Owen and Vokes

Discovered on Remodelista, I was immediately drawn to the work of Brisbane's Owen and Vokes. Specifically, the Holland Park Sleepout, for its club-house-meets-beach-shanty feel and never-fail coat of white paint. For more, visit Owen and Vokes.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Brick House on Instagram!

For those of you not yet hopelessly addicted to The Brick House, enter: The Brick House on Instagram! Authored by blog / TV extraordinaire Morgan Satterfield, The Brick House was born of a savvy couple's excursion into home renovation in a the suburbs of Palm Springs. Consider it required reading.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Friends at ICFF

I was excited to discover the recent NY Times article profiling the resurgence of craft at this year's ICFF. (Predominantly featured in the article is friend and fellow RISD Alumni, Andrew Mau, of Rhode Island's Studio Dunn). "Refinement, authenticity, and restraint define the products that are coveted in this territory," says Julie Lasky, the article's author. While furniture, in my experience, has always been a medium learned best the hard way, it is comforting to think that the perceived value of so many hours at the sanding table is ever so slowly creeping upward.

I highly encourage everyone to check out the article, Going with the Grain: Craft Turns Heads at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Work from NRM

Osaka-based NRM Architects integrates iconic Japanese architectural elements with minimalist forms to produce this residence for a triple-generational family in Sakai. Its black metal facade defies the richness and variety of surfaces inside, and a network of narrow hallways balance expansive living spaces. For more, visit NRM Architects or check out the original article at designboom