Friday, June 28, 2013

Scandinavian Carpenter Collective

At the risk of outing ourselves as admirers of kitchens not our own, we wanted to share with you all the work of Finland's Scandinavian Carpenter Collective. Their kitchen component lineup, titled Cargo, is admirably reductive in nature, consisting of a central work table flanked by a varying amount of storage. We also can't help but like the stand-alone gas canister.... Get it? We like simple stuff. Discovered on Emma's designblog,

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vigilia Bench from Eric Parry Architects

Spotted on Remodelista, we like the look of this refined spindle-back bench from London firm Eric Parry Architects. Spot-on proportions, considered details, and a little bit of Eames-inspiration make this bench a versatile addition to damn near any space. Available as a two- or three-seater. Contact Eric Parry Architects for pricing.

Monday, June 24, 2013

From Dingle Price

From UK firm Dingle Price, a conversion of a Victorian warehouse into a home and painting studio. Based on the concept of "inserting a house within the studio," the light-flooded space exudes both warmth and tasteful restraint. Find more on Dezeen.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tomii Takashi

Any of you in or around Toronto next week, take note: on June 26th 7-10pm, Toronto design retailer Mjölk will be hosting the first North American exhibition of the work of Japanese woodworker Tomii Takashi. Initially drawn to woodworking following a stint in the Oregon woods, Takashi returned to Japan and began creating kitchen implements from wood foraged from the woods near his home. 18 years later, he has honed his craft to a clearly impressive extent. Simple geometry and an appreciation for the maker's hand set the workmanship apart. For more info, visit Mjölk's blog, Kitka.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Brooklyn Welcome to Mike D

We would be remiss if we didn't share some images from Mike D's newly renovated Brooklyn home. Michael Diamond, of Beastie Boys fame, with wife Tamra Davis, filmmaker, successfully retained much of the Cobble Hill structure's original architectural elements, while  offsetting them with punches of color and pattern. A great example of kid-friendly style. Read the full article at the New York Times.

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Connecticut Long House

We love the dynamic between original and renovation in this update of an 18th century Connecticut long house, from the NYC firm O'Neill Rose. Working in tune with the landscape, the designers brought a definitive sense of lightness to the structure, orienting the porch toward the adjacent lake. The playful interior, with a spacious kitchen and colorful mud room, speaks to the homeowners' goal of bringing family together for the summer. Got us thinking about summer! Find more at Remodelista.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tortus Copenhagen

We can't help but love these ceramics from Tortus Copenhagen. Birthed from the minds of master potters Eric Landon and Karin Blach Nielsen, each piece is truly the product of its creator. Fostered by the 19th century building that serves as their studio, the duo finds as much satisfaction in the process as in the product. For more, visit Remodelista.