Entries in brass (34)

Wednesday
Jan172018

The dreamiest of bathrooms

I have adored this bathroom for years, I think having first spotted it in the portfolio of Paul Raeside, one of my favourite photographers. Now I come to learn it is designed by Les Trois Garçons. Dreamy!!!

Thursday
Dec072017

Stucco and brass

The architects own house. Luxury of space and materials. The silky smoothness of stucco, the cool touch of stone and marble, the outrageous beauty of a brass kitchen. It could be a dream but instead it's a dream house. Armadale Residence by Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors.

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Friday
Dec012017

Friday drinks

Thank God that week is over! Time for a little after work drinkie or two. Put on some new lipstick and run a comb through your hair. You'll want to look your best because we are meeting up at Eden Locke in Edinburgh. Grzywinski+Pons took an 18th Century Georgian mansion and its 20th Century extension down to their bones and created this über stylish 72 room hotel, cafe and bar. Not that I'm suggesting we stay overnight. I don't know you that well ;)

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Tuesday
Nov282017

A bold renovation of an apartment in Venice

Here is another project by the incredibly talented Italian architecture and design firm Marcante - Testa (previous one here) that I had to share because it is a work of art. Honestly I am blown away by this. A few details: This is the renovation of the communal areas of a 19th-century building facing a small canal in Sestiere San Marco, and one of its apartments. Prior to the project the building was completely without decorative-architectural features appropriate to its character. The project for this apartment develops through diaphragm-dividers with structures in painted metal and brass, infill elements in green glass and wooden panels treated with Venetian stucco: inspired by the intervention of Carlo Scarpa at Ca’ Foscari, the dividers conserve natural lighting even in the areas without windows. Inside the rooms, the relationship between the windows and the Venetian landscape is reinforced by a system of brass frames with gilded curtains of metal screen, that act to determine precisely revised openings towards the outside in a sort of continuous ribbon window through all the spaces. Through the glass of the lamps, the wallpapers with a shaded effect, the colors of the walls, all the way to the choice of the furnishings (like the glass tables or the iridescent carpet), the project sets out to interpret and incorporate the Venetian landscape, the lagoon and its colors. I have no words for the mind-blowing attention to detail here, and the bold choices in colours and patterns. This project is so inspiring, and brings creativity and eclecticism to a whole other level. Photos: Carola Ripamonti

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Sunday
Oct012017

Sunday at the racetrack

NAP is based in Poland and creates fabulous home furnishings that can be purchased online and through 6 brick and mortar shops (they also sell some really great brands like Artemide, Lampe Gras, Gubi and Tom Dixon). They recently started dabbling in interior design and their first project was the decor of a racetrack in Warsaw, located in a modernist building built in 1939. In 2 months they outfitted a 3 level, 1500 sq m area consisting of bars, restaurants and lounge areas. Not only are the furnishings gorgeous (NAP, Gubi, Tom Dixon and Zoffana wallpaper), but I love that they dug through archive photos of the building in an attempt to replicate the interiors as they would have been back in the 40's. Art deco design at its finest.  

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