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Thursday
Dec112008

Joe Serrins


Multi-disciplinary design workshop Joe Serrins Studio carefully and creatively design residential spaces and one off furniture pieces. It's contemporary and clean lined with mid-century references. There is a balance between hard shiny modern and earthy natural materials all with a hip and happening vibe.

Thursday
Dec042008

Hugh Newell Jacobsen


I find the work of architectural firm Hugh Newell Jacobsen fascinating. I am not used to this style of architecture. It references the vernacular of the area of the States from which it comes, the simple colonial and coastal buildings, themselves influenced by simple classical lines. Throw in a dash of post-modernism and exceptional locations and it's done. I think what speaks to me, a child of a harsh sunny tropical climate is the cool white light loving interiors that invite in the soft light. The deliberately sparse lines enhance the interior and exterior. I've concentrated mainly on Jacobsen's interiors here but don't miss the exteriors on the website. Inspiring.

Wednesday
Nov262008

Gift box


Aussie wonder architect Scott Weston sent us a little gift box via email. Oh Scott you shouldn't have! You're spoiling us. (Just pop Scott's name in the search box on the left to see how generous he has been already.) Here's what he had to say...

"We end up doing the most intriguing commissions for our Clients. Australia's Harper's Bazaar wanted a unique selling tool that targeted their advertisers for an upcoming magazine. They had heard we do intricate Concept Boxes and came to us to devise twin boxes that could be taken to advertisers as a seductive selling tool. In each box we have replicated a runway of the Bazaar Collections and have models representing the various luxury brands Hermes, Burberry etc. For each specific presentation the model is magnetised and can be fitted into the box and when the box is opened the focus is on that particular brand. All models are located in a separate magnetised box a bit like the Chinese terracotta soldiers awaiting their turn on the catwalk. On completion of the presentation it elegantly folds away leaving them wanting more!"

Scott, you and your team produce the most amazing presentation tools I've ever seen. Your boxes and models are a treat. Just when I didn't think your could top your Nagata Salon model you create this treasure. It's like grown up paper dolls!

Monday
Nov242008

Pierre Yovanovitch

Pierre Yovanovitch, a Parisian, started off as a clothing designer and switched to interior architecture and design only a few years ago. "He sees his work as a search for an intuitively felt balance between necessities that are frequently contradictory: luxury and simplicity; audacity and discretion; impertinence and wisdom." Each of his spaces is even more intriguing than the last.




Friday
Nov212008

Peter Pennoyer


Peter Pennoyer is a classicist in the manner of the master nineteenth century gentlemen-architects - "elegance in the manipulation of traditional forms". His buildings are beautiful and classic based in historical fact, referenced by historical taste and style but truly livable and relevant in the twenty-first century. Beauty, utility, fitness - words that his multifaceted and holistic architectural firm hold as central principles