In Tuscany, less than forty kilometers south of Florence lays a castle, Castello di Sammezzano. An incredible castle that has been abandoned and – to our great sorrow – is inaccessible to the public. Thanks to photographyer Martino Zegwaard we can admire this beauty. Too bad we can’t look for ourselves..
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Portrait is one of my favorite stores in Haarlem, Netherlands. It´s a place where people come to work, shop, talk and to have a nice cup of coffee. Karen, Daisy and Rogier created a space where small & local entrepreneurships, fashion labels and interior comes together.
Every inch of this old horse stable is designed and looks amazing. If you visit Haarlem, you definitely have to stop and drink a coffee here. Just to enjoy the store and the lovely store owners.
Capturing empty architectural interiors, showing their many year of cultural and architectural history. The brilliant photographer that shot these still lifes is Candida Höfer, well known for her large-format images showing the interior of incredible spaces. Creating portraits of the Louvre, Uffizi Gallery, the Royal Portuguese Library in Rio de Janeiro, La Scala opera-house in Milan, and many others.Dominikanerkirche Sankt Andreas Dusseldorf Benrather Schloss DusseldorfBenrather Schloss Dusseldorf
The Beauty EDU’s The Salon created a more inspiring space to teach. The Salon located in West Melbourne has a fresh interior, designed to give the students and customers a real-world experience. A clean space with white washed floors, beautiful mint green design furniture and inspiring copper accessoires. The designers at Techné architects created a place where everybody would love to work and go to school. Adding contemporary elements for a customer-friendly beauty academy.
Put two artist in one room and they create amazing things. Architect Richard Rogers and his designer son Ab Rogers got a combined brief to design a ladder, an object that “often is overlooked as ordinary” sad Ab. “And deserves to be elevated by thoughtful design.
The briefing came from designer Xenia Moseley, to create an oak structure with a seating area and small table on top.
Creating a snackbar in a space of only 11.5 sqm? Leave that to space creators PB/Studio and Filip Kozarski, who can do so much with so little stuff. This little shop, Kropka in Gdynia, Poland, serves toasted baguettes, also know as Zapiekani, and pastries. In a space like this you have to be creative, so the designers maximised the space by turning it into an cute white shop with the workshop pegboards to organize the perfect place to hang kitchen equipment.
Already showcasing some amazing street styles of the Coachella, I just had to show this festival project by artist Phillip K. Smith, called “Reflection Field“. 5 giant cube structures made of mirrors and LEDs. Creating an impressive prisms of light and color. Showing the fun surrounding the blocks and enchanting Coachella.
The reflection makes the event bigger and feels magical when the sun goes down. Turning the blocks into massive colorful objects.
Seattle-Tacoma Airport Parking Garage SeaTac, Washington, USA
Terraced rice paddies Yuanyang, Yunnan, China
We always see the city from a standing point, but when we rise above the earth to see the world we can discover new beauties. From the Amazon Rainforest to the Japanese motorways. The satellite images of our planet, showing the aesthetic of abstract visual compositions. Launched in december 2013, the Daily Overview posts daily an image seen from space. The project is inspired by a movie made a year ago called: “Overview”, where astronauts show their impressions and emotions by seeing the Earth from space for the very first time.
”Man must rise above the Earth – to the top of the atmosphere and beyond – for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.” Plato
Joining Salone del Mobile for the third year, fashion brand COS creates a temporary concept store, a collaberation with the Japanese design studio Nendo. Nendo’s designer Oki Santo created this installation for COS, a series of white shirts displayed on stands and hanging van the ceiling in different heights. The white shirts are white, till they reach the steel rectangular frames then the shirt will be dyed in different colours of grey and black.
“The smartly ordered shirts are crisp, classic white until they fall inside the steel cube frames, at which point they take on colour as though the space itself has dyed them” Oki Sato says.
Nendo also created a selection of COS pieces and items.