California has this weird kind of pull with me that I really never expected. Back in 2016 I spent many weeks on a “design retreat” of sorts, visiting every Modernist piece of architecture I could find in Los Angeles and the surrounding suburbs. The Eames house, Stahl House, properties bu
When you think of a zen temple you tend to think of the beautiful garden moments that surround the building itself. Left in your mind is not usually a picture of the structure or interior rooms, you are most vividly remembering the viewing moments peering at the garden through the large windows or s
If you are also inspired by the natural architectural style of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright it would make sense that you would also be attracted by Czech studio Mjölk’s works as well. Their style is not flashy but blends in wonderfully with the surrounding landscape and each build has
We took a small trip out to Fallingwater, aka the Kaufmann Residence, in Southwestern Pennsylvania, a shining gem in the world of architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935.
We take a look inside the Lyon Housemuseum owned by architect and collector Corbett Lyon. Corbett designed the space with a concept of fusing art and personal living under one roof.
A glimpse inside the home and studio of Kawai Kanjiro, a Japanese potter who was a key figure in the mingei and studio pottery movement, which included Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada.
Imagery from my travels to the Eames House in LA, which had a fantastic array of objects inside such as a Calder sculpture and pottery from India.
Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architects have a fantastic website that acts as an archive and gives you dates of each build and the exact location, making it both simple and functional.
When it comes to architecture most just snoop around design firms websites, checking out the houses and admiring the images in different portfolios. But I seem to find myself looking more and more at the credits section where they associate each photographer with a specific house or collection of ph
Emilio Marín studied at the University of Chile, opening his studio, Emilio Marin Studio, in 2005. Two years later Juan Carlos López joined the project. One thing I like about them both is their conviction when defending their work philosophy; they enjoy the day to day, doing what they want to, wh
To finish off the week I thought I'd highlight Alvar Aalto's Muuratsalo Experimental House, a place that's been on my mind for a while now. You may remember me mentioning my project for 2013 was to make a piece of furniture, well before I get to that point I've decided it might be worthwhile drawing