Mid Century Modern Imagery from Frederick Barr

I’ve quietly continued to get inspired by the mid-century era yet in recent times I’ve not brought anything across onto the blog in correspondence with this. Today I felt it was about time I stopped hoarding my sources of inspiration and shared them with you all, so here we are with a collection of photographs that Fredrick Barr has lovingly curated over on flickr, which I’m sure many of you are go …

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Short film on Ron Radziner and his home

I’ve been doing a little internet digging and I’ve come across this short film on the principal designer at Marmol Radziner which provides further context into the design of his own home. I was delighted to find this project as there doesn’t seem to be an abundance of films online featuring modern architects, especially those with a portfolio of this quality. Founded in 1989 Marmol Radziner is an ongoing collaboration between Leo Marmol and …

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Design Pieces from aprogramthatprovides

Yesterday I stumbled across this cool little tumblr site that sells different pieces of design titled ‘aprogramthatprovides’, most of which are right up my alley. A few that I’ll point out straight away include the salt and pepper pots by Enzo Mari that are featured in the 5th image from the top. I haven’t come across these before but it was designed for Zani and Zani in 1986, they’re actually made out of steel and used to come in a set of 6 to hold oil …

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Tekio by Anthony Dickens

We now move our attention towards an English based designer who has undertaken a project influenced by the design style of Japan, so something that feels quite at home in our archive. Given our admiration for the Japanese style we can be rather predictable with our content sometimes, although we have been quite good lately so I don’t feel all that guilty for sharing this project today. The film compiles a short interview with the designer …

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Villa Frenay by 70f Architects

We head to Holland now, Lelystad to be specific through the work of 70F architects and this minimalist Villa that their team built two years back. I can’t say I’ve come across their work previously but I really enjoyed this project all the same, browsing over their portfolio that spans twelve years back it would seem they often opt for a boxy exterior with large windows being the prominent feature of each build. The open plan interior was …

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Photography by Morgan Satterfield

Morgan Satterfield for those that don’t know is the marvellous mind behind the Brick House blog which we’ve enjoyed seen develop over the years, she certainly is one talented and dedicated lady in my eyes. Our internet travels over to her page are never disappointing and are always packed full of delightful design inspired objects and spaces, some of which I’ve decided to showcase here today. I don’t know how we haven’t featured any of her …

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Ficalho House by John Cassian Santos

I don’t know if anyone has noticed within our format but I’ve slowly been trying to learn more about architects who operate in warmer climates. Previously I brought across work from Brazil and today we visit Portugal through this house by architect John Cassian Santos. The minimalistic home seen above and below is for the most part completely pure white and can be found in the hill top town of Sepra, where the majority of the …

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Modified Benches by Jeppe Hein

Art and design cross swords in this entertaining project by Danish artist Jepp Hein which appeals to the playful nature of the city dweller through the considered eye of the confessed surrealist. If you’ve not come across her work before Jepp is widely known for her tongue in cheek installations in the public domain, with this project reaching as far as Auckland, Australia I do believe. Browsing over her portfolio it seems that this body of work …

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Ceramics by Karin Michelsen

It’s pretty inevitable now that our internet digging will often land us in one of the Scandinavian countries given the considered eye for craft and design in this part of the world, similar to that of Japan. So it doesn’t really surprise me that we return here today through the work of Danish ceramist Karin Michelsen and her delicate porcelain vessels which are made by hand before being wood-fired. Last year she became a member of …

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Sycamore House by Aaron Neubert Architects

I’m completely in love with this Sycamore House by Aaron Neubert and his dedicated team of architects, it’s my favourite piece of modern residential architecture that I’ve come across in a long while. Ironically this is mainly because it’s been evolved from the 1950’s building which existing on the site and adapted to incorporate the hillside closer to the home. Throughout the house we see references to the mid-century modern …

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Short Film on John Pomp Studios

I don’t think I could ever grow tired of seeing glass being blown as it’s such an enchanting process seeing the material transform from one state to another. I just wish there were more short films of this quality around, I get really excited when I stumble across short docs like we have here today as I know how few and far between they can be. I can’t complain though as this piece on John Pomp’s Studio in Philadelphia is a real treat to …

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Leaf House by Mareines & Patalano Architects

Admittedly this is a rather more elaborate than the architecture we traditionally feature here, in the search for a group of firms I’ve not come across before I found myself admiring this “Leaf House” which has been built by Brazilian architects Mareines & Patalano. I felt this was worth making an exception to the rule however, as the project made me begin to consider the challenges faced by the designers in hotter climates so hopefully it …

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