Rove Concepts
Wednesday
Mar212012

Latest project from Errez Design

Ruben D Gutierrez of Errez Design sent us photos of one of his latest projects. Jo and I are fans of his work (previous posts here and here) and were excited to see what he had taken on lately. This time it's a modern beach house with a bit of a Hollywood Regency vibe. The colours and patterns are so fun and eye-catching. What a cool pad for parties!

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Wednesday
Mar212012

Design Bureau

Design Bureau Magazine, published in Chicago by ALARM Press, is just a little different from your usual design magazine. They don't so much focus on one specific niche of design as many other 'design' publications tend to do,  but rather they cover design as a whole including a wide range of topics such as architecture, interior design, fashion, product design, graphic design, and more. Their mission statement sums it up best.

"Design Bureau delivers an honest and inspirational global dialogue on design from diverse disciplines and points of view. It gathers people like you—creative professionals, style arbiters and industry leaders—and connects you with a like-minded community of design enthusiasts across the world with one common idea: discovering great design and the people who make it happen."

The bi-monthly magazine available through subscription here. (I concentrated mainly on interiors while I was selecting images to use. Can you blame me? I'm into room porn!)

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Wednesday
Mar212012

Greenhouse by Joost

Eco-friendly, sustainable design, pop-up restaurant by Joost Bakker for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. The building and furniture are made from reclaimed or recycled materials, organic waste is composted and feeds the herbs, no mains electricity (it's generated and fuelled by pure, unrefined canola oil), wall cladding and structural bracing is all-natural, formaldehyde-free plywood. (You can read more on Joost's site). Raising grid like around the structure is Joost's signature reo bar grid gardens. You can read more about Greenhouse by Joost and chef Matt Stone on photographer and story teller Beth Jenning's website. Beth generously shared these photos with us after her visit to the restaurant and I guarantee as great as these shots are her food shots will have you salivating.

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Tuesday
Mar202012

Bringing nature inside...sort of

The photo above totally reminded me of this post. I love this idea ALOT. It's like art that's alive and always changing. Guess it wouldn't have the same effect up here in Ottawa. That box would be filled with snow in the winter. Maybe not so fun to look at every day as such a focal point. (Via Nuevo Estilo)

Tuesday
Mar202012

Schuchart/Dow

 

Schuchart/Dow is a talented firm of contractors based in Seattle. These folks have a deep aesthetic appreciation for design and craftsmanship and a respect for how the built environment intersects with the natural - all of which is definitively showcased in their portfolio. How could you not love a little pond outside your bedroom or bathroom? And there is something beautiful about a pool surrounded by grass rather than typical concrete/stone. Also have to point out how gorgeous the horse photograph is. (To note: the first home is designed by Olson Kundig Architects, the second by various people and the third by Suyama Peterson Deguchi).

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