Architectural, Interior & Furniture Inspiration at Al Que Quiere

Architectural, Interior & Furniture Inspiration at Al Que Quiere

Looking for some wacky and wonderful inspiration in the design field? Look no further than Al Que Quiere, it’s been my go to site for a little while and I always seem to end up there through my reader. Although some of the designs and photographs are slightly off-beat for my personal style, you can’t help but admire and chuckle at some of these shots that are both vivid in colour and ironic …

Handcrafted Modern Europe: At Home with MidCentury Designers by Leslie Williamson

Handcrafted Modern Europe: At Home with MidCentury Designers by Leslie Williamson

I have an exciting project to share with you all today, it’s by the one and only Leslie Williamson who’s been a big favourite here on the site over the years. Obviously, with a website that revolves around design, architecture, photography and the like it’s going to be hard not to be influenced by the creative life that she pursues, most notably highlighting iconic designers in her book hand …

Documentary on Architect Josep Lluis Sert

Documentary on Architect Josep Lluis Sert

I felt it was about time architecture joined our creative content this week, so I went on the hunt earlier this morning to find either a recent build or a short film that would provoke a little food for thought on the subject. I’d not intentionally headed out with the modernist era in mind but once again I found myself marvelling at the talents of an individual creating in this period, someone we’ve not highlighted here before which is a bit of …

Furniture from Carl Hansen & Son

Furniture from Carl Hansen & Son

I’m always fascinated how our content tends to develop trends unintentionally, one post on a particular topic often leads to succession in this area without us even realising. So after yesterday’s delve into the portfolio of Italian furniture designer Marco Guazzini I’ve been revisiting and enjoying what Carl Hansen & Son have going on over on their respective website, which for those who haven’t visited before highlights a selection …

Jens Risom’s Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau

Jens Risom’s Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau

Short film has been a little thin on the ground this week for the subjects we typically like to discuss here, so I’m pretty relieved to come across Gary Nadeau’s latest project on behalf of Dwell, as they caught up with mid-century maestro Jens Risom. The iconic Danish designer took some time out to recall a prefabricated project he designed with a great deal of affection in the late 60’s, which his …

Furnishings, Objects and More at Modern Fifty

Furnishings, Objects and More at Modern Fifty

After my recent book purchase, ‘The Unknown Craftsman’ written by Soetsu Yanagi which was adapted by Bernard Leach, it’s been great to capture the essence of someone who makes by hand. It has also opened my eyes to the relationship between an artisan or designer and the finished product itself. Should their name be placed on a piece? Should the object evoke or take on a creatives particular style? Should it be universal …

Short Film on Alvar Aalto Exhibition

Short Film on Alvar Aalto Exhibition

I think the greatest compliment or recognition as a creative individual you can receive for your life’s work is that it outlives you and continues to inspire others after you pass. One designer that refuses to go away in this respect is Alvar Aalto, who Jackson’s are currently highlighting in a small exhibition in their Berlin wing. The classic approach to design that the Fin took has insured his work oversees generation upon generation, his work …

Strick house by Oscar Niemeyer

Strick house by Oscar Niemeyer

Time for some more modernist architecture I think. I’ve been on the browse since wednesday when we highlighted Marion Berrin’s collection of Le Corbusier photos and luckily this morning I came across another beautiful build, this time by Oscar Niemeyer. I say architecture, and of course it is, because Oscar did design and create the building we have here, however the set I’m bringing across today does lean towards more interior design …

Garance Dore Photographs Russel Wright’s Home

Garance Dore Photographs Russel Wright’s Home

After sharing the work of the late great sculptor Constantin Brancusi yesterday I felt compelled to search out another master if you will that is no longer with us. Given we’ve featured a good number of names that the history books won’t let us forget, I found myself searching over a few that we’d visited before to see if we could unearth any further context to these select marvellous minds …