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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Gulliver House by Be-Fun Architects

Considering the Christmas break it would seem this week is finishing before it’s begun, since today has been our first full day back in the office. Nevertheless it’s always good to clear the decks and come through with a fresh line up so I’ve been on the hunt for a little architecture to compliment the film and ceramics that have reached your screens in the past few days. I found exactly the sort of project I was looking for out in the Japan …

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Archipelago House by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

I’ve been on the hunt for a bit of architecture, I think Mike Dorsey’s project brought Mr Neutra to the forefront of my mind again, I really can’t wait to see his finished documentary. Of course I could highlight another of Neutra’s beautiful designs today but I thought I’d see if any more contemporary constructions entered into this school of thought, and luckily I came across this place – the Arch …

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Ceramics by Lilith Rockett

I’m not sure how we’ve not posted up Lilith Rockett’s work before, I’ve come across many ceramicists over the years, albeit each one having a slightly different flavour, but I’ve never seen such a complete collection as Lilith’s. She works primarily in porcelain which seems to be a massive attraction for me as a material, I love the translucency, fluidity, and also the soft look of the finished piece. Some people may see it as bland …

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Sori Yanagi, Kitchen and Tableware

Today I found myself exploring the life and works of one of the most famous product designers in Japan, Sori Yanagi. It was sad to hear when he passed away at the age of 96 late last year, but at the same time I couldn’t help but marvel in his achievements and stature. An incredible human being that played an important and fascinating role in Japanese modern design, helping to kickstart the economy after World …

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Selected works from Marc Corbiau

Mark presented some architectural inspiration yesterday so I thought I’d continue this trend today as we visit the wonderful work of Marc Corbiau and his architect firm who are responsible for these creations seen here before us. Within this selection of seven photos we have three exterior and four interior looks with each harnessing a clean cut minimal aesthetic within an open plan and spacious environment. For …

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