Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lykke + Nielsen

Leave it to the Danes to come up with the perfect modular cottage. If you have 6 months to wait and a secluded plot of land in Denmark, look no further than the firm of Lykke + Nielsen. Cozy but well lit, and pleasingly small in footprint, these guys seem to embody that perfect Scandinavian charm. Find out more over at Remodelista.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

An Interior Landmark: The Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner

Few would argue with its success, fewer still would claim it undeserved. Designed in 1949 by Hans J. Wegner as part of the early collection for Carl Hansen & Son, the Wishbone chair is still made in three weeks with 14 parts and 100 separate processes. Shaped and assembled predominantly by hand, the design is a testimony to the elegance found in simplicity. A high degree of craftsmanship paired with the versatility of the chair's silhouette have granted it a rarely achieved stylistic endurance. To read more about the history and significance of the Wishbone, look no further than Design Milk.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Always with vacation on the mind, we can't get enough of this beach house in Lagnö, Sweden. Designed by the firm Tham & Videgård with the intention of diverging from the shingled quaintness of Scandinavia's coast, it is rather an attempt to create a structure that melds into the granite landscape. The dry, restrained concrete facade allows the focus to drift away from the man-made element and toward the nature that surrounds it. For more, visit Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. Via ArchDaily.  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Laura Bonell Mos in Barcelona

We were happy to discover this little gem of a space over at Dezeen this morning. Spanish designer Laua Bonell Mos salvaged tiles original to the space, transplanting them in work areas within her new layout. Original woodwork and molding was also preserved in her attempt to balance the history of the architecture with the new pared-down aesthetic. Having only 100sqm to work with, it's hard to argue with her success. See the original article here

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Work and Play in Melbourne

Born from a disused Melbourne warehouse, this collaborative office space by and for Maike Design Studio is a great example of what natural light and a simple pallet can do. With plenty of casually styled areas for, one would imagine, creative, off-the-cuff meetings and friendly after work beers, it is hard to picture a more inviting work environment. For this and others like it, visit my scandinavian home.