Monday, September 30, 2013

December

Straight from the London Design Festival 2013 comes the December chair, designed by Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano for Finnish manufacturer Nikari. Described by Morrison as having "a slightly rural character and definite Scandinavian influence," the low-slung ash and linen chairs were commissioned as part of the 12 Designs for Nature series. And while the joinery definitely has the look of fancy Scandinavian craftsmanship, each chair is meant to be assembled by the owner at home. 

You can always count on us to never let a Jasper Morrison design go unnoticed. For more, visit dezeen








Friday, September 27, 2013

Witherford Watson Mann

For having won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 "for the greatest contribution to British architecture in the last year," we wanted to congratulate London's Witherford Watson Mann. The project that won them the gold was their renovation of Astley Castle, a 12th century ruin in Warwickshire, creating a contemporary vacation home within the remnants of the original structure. In doing so, the designers left much of the original untouched, seemingly filling in the gaps to revive an architectural relic. For more, visit Witherford Watson Mann. Via dezeen.









Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hatchet and Bear

Introducing England's Hatchet and Bear, maker of infinitely charming, hand-carved kitchen implements. Starting with locally gathered woods, craftsman Ej Osborne creates a series of summer-campy spoons, knives, whisks and more. The coming together of the organic shapes and the whittled down details can't be beat. Also of interest, their selection of vintage cast iron bottle openers. See more and purchase at Hatchet and Bear. Via Remodelista








Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Sleep Series

Always with our finger on the pulse of UK-based furniture brand Another Country, we were predictably pleased to learn of their recent release of the Sleep Series. Five elements of iconically generic brilliance make up the series, designed and built with a hearty nod toward utility. For more, visit Another Country. Via Remodelista.






Monday, September 16, 2013

A Little Intercontinental Inspiration

We couldn't help but notice the impressive line-up of kitchens featured over at desire to inspire lately. From neutral to colorful to eclectic, this Australian and Canadian blogging duo have all their bases covered. For a little inspiration of your own, see desire to inspire







Friday, September 13, 2013

Cabanas no Rio

Cabanas no Rio, or Cabins on the River, is a pair of modest wooden buildings planted on the in the town of Grândola, Portugal. Created by Lisbon's Aires Mateus, and built using exclusively salvaged timber, the mini-compound is intended as a weekend retreat for its lucky, if modest, owners. One hut is designated for sleeping while the other, outfitted with a simple countertop, is suited as a cooking and living area. It is difficult to resist comparison with a backyard clubhouse, though perhaps with a little better scenery. For more, visit dezeen.










Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Georg

We can't get enough of the new Georg series from designer Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm for Skagerak. Striking a tone of charming simplicity, Georg embodies the humble cleverness for which Danish design is so well known. And with the table and mirror elements designed to lean against a wall, the series has a notably dynamic effect within a space. For more, visit Remodelista.


 









Sunday, September 8, 2013

Till Koenneker

We are pretty psyched to find this little number from designer Till Koenneker. Intending to add a bit of storage to a shelf-deprived studio apartment, Koenneker manages to kill a lot of birds with one stone. Specifically: A bed, dresser, media center, open shelving, and storage closet. And beyond the convenience of it, there is something surprisingly pleasant about such a large scale piece of furniture. Read more at CONTEMPORIST.