Furniture and Objects at Frank Landau

Today I thought I’d wake up early to find some inspiration for a recent project that I’ve decided to take on, this involves both pottery and wood, it should interesting to see what comes out of it. Through general browsing I somehow stumbled across the Frank Landau website which is full of fantastic design objects, so I thought I’d collect up a mixture of work that instantly struck a chord with me and made me want to investigate the origin …

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Residential Series from The Andrew Geller Architectural Archive

We like unconventional thinkers here, the ones who think differently, who see possibility and disregard limitation. Mid-century architect Andrew Michael Geller fits snugly into this bracket with his experimental approach to architecture, having helped shape what we perceive mid-century modern architecture to be today. I’ve been lucky enough to get in contact with his Grandson Jake Gorst who …

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Creekside Residence by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

It’s pretty rare for me to get completely blown away by modern architecture, it’s often the likes of Richard Neutra, Philip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright that are the go to for a little architectural inspiration, but this home built only five years back by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson stopped me dead in my tracks this morning, it’s incredible. For the mid-century modern enthusiast this house is about …

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Mémoire De Le Corbusier Exhibition at Japanese Store EDANE

Earlier today I was entranced by this exhibition held at Japanese store EDANE which sells lots of knick knack type products, anything from ceramics to woodwork. The reason why I was fascinated was because the small exhibition in their store paid homage to the only and only Le Corbusier, a favourite creative of ours. We already have some books devoted to him in our shop but we’re …

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Transparent House photographed by Tim Van de Velde

Talking upon architecture we quickly learnt that the best source for finding great photographs is the photographers themselves, opposed to the actual firms that create each project. This perhaps sounds a little obvious but when you’re constantly on the lookout for content you soon become wise to the fact that most firms present very small images of their work online. With their websites often …

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Ferdinand Kramer, Furniture Collection by e15

Today we’re going to take a trip back in time to look at the life and works of designer Ferdinand Kramer, also we get to see how these designs have now been beautifully reproduced by German furniture manufacturer e15. Interestingly enough e15 was named after the postal code of its first workshop in London, not too far from Stratford where the Olympics are currently taking place, and was co-founded in 1955 by architect. Philipp Mainzer …

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Hidden Valley Home by Marmol Radziner

Given our mid-century tastes in architecture recently built projects don’t tend to crop up every day that impress us, I guess we are rather selective. However, today I’ve been admiring the work of Marmol Radziner again and this prefabricated build they’ve put together in the Moab desert of Utah which has been used as a vacation home by it’s two adventure seeking owners. I’ve decided to highlight this house because I think …

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Pescher House by Richard Neutra

I’ve just noticed that this week the blog has become a bit of a graveyard, with Max Lamb and Aaron Rose the only souls amongst our content still living. I’d just like to confirm we don’t have any prejudice against those breathing, it’s just a coincidence that this has transpired. Saying this I’m not going to be bucking the week’s trend just yet as I stumbled upon this delightful house in Wuppertal, Germany that I couldn’t help but …

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Atmosphere & Philosophy, When Objects Work

Today I thought you might appreciate this brilliant selection of imagery from the When Objects Work website. This company was founded by Beatrice de Lafontaine in 2001 after a career in the bespoke interior decoration business. The Belgian company produces and distributes exclusive objects designed by leading designers and architects, such as Shigeru Ban and John Pawson, whose work has a minimal and simple aesthetic. In fact I’ve …

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BR House by Marcio Kogan

One thing that’s always a big frustration for us is actually being able to find the relevant media to document a project, idea or product that we admire. This might sound simple but often it can be a real uphill battle. So today I’ve dug my way through two photographers portfolios to document the work of Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and his breathtaking BR House, I just hope Nelson Kon and Richard Powers forgive me. Luckily these guys …

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Visual Acoustics, The Modernism of Julius Shulman

So this is quite a tough post to write really, I’m not sure where to start. I’ve been on and off writing about furniture and such over the past few weeks but this particular one is more about a film and someones work, it was all inspired thanks to an interview I came across last night. The specific interview revolved around a different photographer that goes by the name of Pedro E. Guerrero …

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Case Inlet Residence by MW Works Architects

60 years after it’s creation it seems Philip Johnson’s glass house is still having a huge influence on the design of contemporary architecture, or so I thought upon viewing this beautiful riverside retreat built by MW Architects. Nestled into a forested slope along the eastern edge of the Case Inlet, the house has a stunning view of the Olympic mountains in western Washington. One of the highlights of this home …

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