Product Imagery from Iittala for 2013

A few of my favourite things in the office include some Iittala vases and bowls, first designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936. You all know I have quite the fascination with his work, particularly his furniture and architecture, but also the versatile objects that he designed over his career. If you don’t own at least one of these I’d highly recommend purchasing some as they’re cheap in relative terms, and you’ll have an item that you can cherish for years to …

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Architectural Projects by Case Design Studio

Much like other facets of design, possibly other parts of life as well, I find obscure and odd things interesting. My main interest resides in the details, I often look deep into all aspects of life and like to study things with intense thought. I guess this could be a downfall, but I also like to find positives in this thinking by delving deeper than anyone else and really pulling back anything that’s not necessary or getting rid of ‘noisy’ elements. In …

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Furniture and Interiors by Porro

I had a ball browsing through the Porro website last night. It seems to me that all the products have a nice look about them, possibly due to the result of the designers involved and their passion for simplification. This seems to be a common theme in a lot of furnishing companies, it’s more of an amalgamation of peoples works to create a finished collection. Finished is maybe the wrong word to use, as it’s always changing and developing …

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Furniture and Interiors by Christian Woo

Today I would like to showcase the work of a designer who thoroughly understands contrast: Christian Woo. Christian started his own company in 2006 in Vancouver, BC, and now collaborates with architects and clients across North America. He offers his services as a custom cabinetmaker as well as making furniture for various retailers. Christian was originally inspired to pursue woodworking by his Grandfather’s love of craft …

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Buchner Bründler Architekten

Although I’m no architect, I do find I have a good sense when it comes to structures and interiors, saying that, I’m not always sure what makes me tick. Usually it involves a lot of open space, a minimal layout, also a mixture of materials, from natural to man made. I always find you need that balance. It’s also come downs to the art of reduction. One quote that I highlighted on twitter and in our weekly newsletter is by French writer …

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Interior, Details and Spaces by Ian Shaw Architects

After an unusual post yesterday, an object inspired by a real world use that had been made in to a smaller form, I thought I’d look for an architect that’s a little closer to home. Some people might say that I get caught up in Japanese culture and often showcase creatives, designers, and makers from this part of the world exclusively. As one can imagine when you live on the opposite site of …

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Architecture by Shinobu Ichihara

There’s something so appealing about Japanese architecture, the open spaces and sense of purity is unique to anywhere else. To be honest, you don’t see it all that often in other parts of the world, but when you do it really stands out because of the surrounding houses or those that are close by. I guess that’s why these sort of builds are better in their own area, for example Philip Johnson’s Glass House that sits in the middle of its own piece of …

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