Sometimes when the world is grey and mundane you need a dose of hyper reality to jolt your senses. Photographer Damian Russell did just that to me today. My senses are overloaded with the saturated colour, the clarity, the light. There is something unreal about the composition. The photos transport you to a fantasy world of beautiful rooms and fabulous lives. I want to be there, to own these spaces, to move from the mundane to the dream. Damian just through his lens makes me feel that way.
Pia's book Paris: Made by Hand appeared in my mailbox today and I had to give her props again for it's launch. It's her first book and I hope not her last! The photos are stunning and moody, and I now want to book a flight to Paris. Gorgeous! Congrats Pia!!
Had to share this great work/live space in Chicago by Morlen Sinoway. I'll let Morlen describe it.
"It’s an element of surprise in one of Chicago’s most vibrant North side neighborhoods. A former Funeral Home, Machine Shop, and home to a cult of outcasts, has been transformed into a 6,000 square foot living space and showroom for one of most prominent brands in the world of snow, big air, and fast boards. The owner is a young, fast-paced mover and shaker looking for a place to settle down...just a little. The challenge of the renovation was to create a hip sales showroom to satisfy the needs of a mega sales presentation and complement the most fashion-forward of extreme sporting brands while combining his needs with a living space that would provide room for a live-in sales team during the busy season, and a calm retreat for the owner, when his sales season is over."
Too cool Morlen and a mega dose of fab mid century classics! Check out Morlen Sinoway Atelier here for more Chicago stylin'.
Bklyn Designs is New York’s hottest exhibition of designers and manufacturers of contemporary furnishings, lighting, and accessories made and/or designed in Brooklyn, all handpicked by a jury of editors from leading design and shelter magazines. It was held this past weekend and Grace of design*sponge was a judge. She spent 2 days wandering around shooting video of her favourites from the show. She created 2 videos (that she clearly put alot of effort into), seen on her blog here and here, or below. Some really cool stuff - I bet Grace had a blast! (I know I would have).