Wednesday
Jul042012

The architect's home 2

Still continuing the relationship that the architect has with their home space. In the previous post it was b-arch's Alessandro Capellaro. Now it is his colleague and co-founder at b-arch Sabrina Bignami's personal space. Casa Orlandi, a late-18th century palazzo was underwent a minimalist restoration acknowledging its history and the passage of time. Inserted into this time capsule is a modern home of contemporary design classics and found objects. It is as if the old house is a stage and the contents a set on which to play out the owner's life. Whatever it is, it is a fabulous juxtaposition of old beauty and cool new style.

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Wednesday
Jul042012

The architect's home 1

I'm fascinated by the spaces that architects call home, by the designs they create for themselves. Today I am posting the homes of the principles of Italian architectural studio b-arch. This is the Florentine home of Alessandro Capellaro. 300 old ballot boxes were used to delineate space, provide storage and formed the basis of furniture pieces inside an old carpenter's workshop. Capellaro's home explores the nature between the historic and the contemporary, between the empty and the filled and between the new and the re-used. It is a story of what has gone before, what can be re-imagined taking on a new life and what is necessary for the present. It is downright cool.

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Tuesday
Jul032012

A couple random spaces I love

Tuesday
Jul032012

Rut Karadottir

Rut Karadottir is an interior designer based in Iceland who studied and spent some time working for an architecture firm in Italy before opening her own design studio in '97. I love her work, a mix of modern and Scandinavian mixed with rustic elements. My favourite combination. :)

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Tuesday
Jul032012

Mikkel Vang encore

It's the light, I think. soft, syrupy, seductive light. The rooms as retreat. Retreat from the world, the harsh light, the overwhelming "outside". It's about haven and home and wishes and dreams. Fantasy and fact. Too much? What about this .... it's all about a beautiful picture. Time to take another look at the portfolio of Mikkel Vang, world traveller and dream weaver.

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