Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse into MAMO by Ora Ito

Sometimes when I come across news and updates from the design world I’m disheartened by the way they’re put together, in no way do we get the full story, often we’re left wondering what the article was actually about. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen a few places showcase this particular work that I’m discussing today, but I felt like it didn’t get that much of a spotlight, whether that be that the …

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Vases and Tableware by Japanese Maker Keiichi Tanaka

One individual that I’ve had my beady little eye on is Japanese maker Keiichi Tanaka, who I happened to write about last year alongside fellow Japanese creator Aya Omachi. So as I was searching for more information, also hoping that I’d run across new work I hadn’t seen before, it seemed to be my lucky day when I walked in to Keiichi’s personal portfolio site. Oddly enough, I didn’t find this …

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Abstract Architectural Details by Photographer Yusheng Liao

Wow, this has been an extremely hard post to construct. I’ve been scouring through photographer Yusheng Liao’s website titled ‘Figure and Find’ and I had to whittle it down to a summary of photographs which was near on impossible. Over the years he’s amassed a substantial amount of photographs in his portfolio, mainly architectural and travel related. Straight away I was drawn to …

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Stool 01 and Chair 01 by Daphna Laurens

In my pursuit of writing more in-depth articles on design and other subjects relating to that matter, you may see less frequent postings here of a trivial nature. Alongside personal projects that I’m trying to conquer in my spare time it makes sense to think slightly more complex and provide you with some content that’s ultimately unique and inspiring, but this would of course involve more time and research. Wire chair models are my latest …

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One of a Kind Ceramics by Atelier Stella

As you all know I’m a bit of a functionalist at heart, but I’m always intrigued when designers give their work that added touch of personality and character. Take for example these amazing ceramics by Stella Baggott, who makes these pieces under the alias Atelier Stella in London, England. It’s great to see someone local to us producing items like this on a regular basis, even if Stella only makes them when she gets time away from her other creative …

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Mixed Architectural Imagery by Artechnic

I always have mixed feelings towards architecture, especially when I put together an article here on the site. It’s hard to come across works that really entice me and usually the ones that do have already been written about. Another problem is the ‘new modern’ trend that seems to be spreading across the richer parts of the world, particularly in the cities that are expanding such as Shanghai and Tokyo. I like it when architects build humble …

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Marion Berrin photographs Le Corbusier’s La Radieuse

Today I’ve been around the houses in search for content, as my first preference is always to try and find a short film as I feel that these best convey a project, especially if they involve some kind of interview with the creative minds behind each. A handful of topics however, like architecture for example, rarely get regular documentation via a film, so I’ve turned my attention to photography …

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Why people Love and Hate Le Corbusier

Those that live their lives by strict ideals will always divide the crowds, to many Le Corbusier is the greatest architect that ever lived and to others his arrogance oversaw his talent. What cannot be denied or plainly ignored however is his contribution to global architecture and his legacy that continues to inspire and allure countless generations. Upon the 125th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s birth Swissinfo explore the background behind the …

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Mies, Aalto and Le Corbusier Interiors Photographed by Mary Gaudin

New Zealand born photographer Mary Gaudin has been impressing me lately with a selection of photography over on her portfolio website, particularly a section of it which documents a variety of architects homes and builds. Three of my favourites feature here, Alvar Aalto, his home and and office in Helsinki, Mies van der Rohe, The Barcelona Pavilion in Spain, and Le Corbusier …

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Le Corbusier in The Art of Architecture

If in doubt it’s always wise to return to those tried, tested and accomplished I’ve always found, so with this in mind I’d like to turn everyones attention to one of the most marvellous modernist minds, yes you guessed it, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret or as he’s more affectionately known Le Corbusier. Flicking through one of the books we’ve got tucked away in our office archive I was really enjoying the selection of imagery found within, in fact I thou …

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Ceramic Work by Keiichi Tanaka and Aya Omachi

I’ve been meaning to write a little piece about these great objects, but firstly I had a problem with the image sizes and secondly we’ve had so many ceramics on the blog it’s been hard not to saturate the schedule with the same sort of thing again and again. So I’ve held off just a little while, but now seems like a great day to get it out there in the open, the only disappointing thing is that I can’t …

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