Archive for June, 2011

Holiday House in Mar Azul Argentina

June 30th, 2011

The forests of Mar Azul, Argentina are home to some of the best concrete homes. This one was designed by Noticias Arquitectura. Upon finding this house I had assumed it had been done by Martín Fernández de Lema, the architect who also designed a house in Mar Azul that has a similar aesthetic and use of concrete, wood, and weaved into the surrounding environment.


iPhone 5 Concept Rumor

June 30th, 2011

Let me start off by saying this is an iPhone 5 concept as of right now and for all we know it could be the real thing coming later this summer. Personally I’m all for it. I really dig the silver back and the phone itself looks slimmer.

The designer of this concept was Michal Bonikowski. His predictions that dictated this design were that the new iPhone 5 will be safe, predictable and not all too far from the design of the current products with the aluminum look: Macbook Pro, iPad, etc.

I’d buy it, but what do you think?

Shared via Yanko

Vintage Versace Madonna Ad Campaign

June 29th, 2011

Spotted these vintage looking Versace Madonna ads while searching around for Eames chairs. I won’t claim to be a fashion expert but the articles of clothing that she is wearing in these looks vintage, mid 60s early 70s.

One of the goals of the campaign was to show Madonna working in a different working environment not bound by the typical working woman. Versace dumped $20 million into their campaign for the year—this campaign was in 2005. Are they doing well now? I’m not sure. But at the very least they included an Eames Aluminum chair and an Apple keyboard and mouse.

Found on Eames design


Wanken on Instagram: Are you?

June 29th, 2011

Instagram has been all the talk in 2011 with their huge amount of funding and the quick expanse of their user base. Since I most of you are on it, I also wanted to do a quick post letting you know I have it as well. You can catch my uploads through the username wanken or view the url.

Photographer Cole Rise has some great images on his Instagram account that are worth checking out. Feel free to drop your Instagram handle in the comments as well.

Hollywood Hills Glass Wall House

June 29th, 2011

If I could tour the homes built by John Lautner I would in an instant. This glass walled home in the Hollywood Hills has been used many times in photoshoots and I believe in movies. The most intriguing part about it is the minimalist and angular interior design. The bathroom sink is particularly interesting because of its interaction with the plants—sort of like having a bathroom in a rainforest.

Found on Trendir


Lake Forest Park House

June 28th, 2011

This house was designed by Finne Architects—a Seattle based firm—somewhere north of seattle. I’d guess Bothell/Lake Forest Park area. The house maintains a modern cabin aesthetic through its natural wood finishes, stone fireplace and steel appliances and structure.

The part I like the most about this house is that the bathroom has a beautiful granite counter atop nicely faced wood cabinets with unobtrusive handles. The bathroom mirrors are also placed in front of the window allowing for an intimate connection to the lush environment.


Australian Pretty Beach House

June 26th, 2011

Australia is a place I’d absolutely love to visit but haven’t had the chance to yet. If anyone has and wants to share their experience, please do: places to go, things to see, etc.

This secluded, hillside house is actually a private vacation home that you can rent. It’s located on the Bouddi Peninsula north of Sydney and actually above a beach called “Pretty Beach”. The guests of this home are treated to the cooking of an in-house chef, views as if from the treetops, swimming in a beautiful, heated infinity edge pool, and even a 38-foot yacht to cruise around the water with. What more could you want?

The interiors are modern but more so warm giving it a more homely vibe. After looking at these images I start to feel more of a modern Sub-Saharan travelers home. If you’re interested in staying here you’re looking at around $2,500 for two nights.

Found by way of Knstrct


Sergej Vutuc Photography

June 26th, 2011

Sergej Vutuc is a German photographer who publishes photographs connected to street culture and skateboarding. While searching through his galleries I expected to see some sort of description of the how and why he shot them and the equipment used. However, on his about page he mentions that his goal is not to add description, rather to allow us as the viewer to build that story with our own eyes.


Designing the Barcelona Chair

June 23rd, 2011

The Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the most widely known chairs of modern design. While the chair preceded the main period of mid-century modern, I still would put it in that category because of its prominent use during that time. The chair itself was designed for the German Pavilion during the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain.

Found on The Fox is Black

Vienna Way Residence

June 22nd, 2011

The Vienna Way Residence was designed by Marmol Radziner and built on a plot of land in Venice, California. The house is comprised of two main volumes and bridged by a third which contains a lowered kitchen area. In one of the main volumes is the formal living and dining areas. In the other are more casual spaces as well as private spaces that include bedrooms on both floors.

Looking at the kitchen you can see such a powerful use of dark woods lining the cabinet panelling, on the countertops and also above on the ceiling. As I looked further into these photos I wasn’t able to spot a refrigerator. My guess would be that it is half sized and build into the space of a cabinet; an interesting approach.

Found on Arch Daily / Photos by Joel Fletcher


Spiegel Publishing House by Verner Panton

June 21st, 2011

Verner Panton is an interior design superhero. His work in 1969 with the Spiegel Publishing house in Hamburg is one of his most unique interior works. Panton designed nearly everything inside, color schemes, lamps, textiles, and more. Unfortunately the swimming pool was later destroyed by a fire and the lobby area was completely redesigned in the 1990’s. Some of the space however still remains.

The interior area of what appears to be a lounge, looks reminiscent of of the 1967 Canadian Pulp & Paper Pavillion at the World Fair Exposition in Montreal. You can bet that when I finally get to designing a place to live, these same shapes will appear full force in a room.

Found on Space Invading


Vitra Advertising for Eames Aluminum Chair

June 20th, 2011

Stumbled upon these awesome Vitra ads showing an Aluminum Eames chair amongst other items. This chair, alongside the Eames Lounger, is one that I really would enjoy owning.

Found on Space Invading

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