Wow, this is almost worth a trip if you’re interested in rare retail design. As Vogue UK’s Jo Ellison reports:
“Is it worth it? [the opening was long time due] Pfffft. Don’t be vulgar. Naturally enough, the resulting store is as elegant and thoughtfully desirable as the stealth luxe aesthetic Philo has so successfully nurtured in her collections. Minimal, but not without colour, nor unexpected texture, the simple facade, veiled by a translucent rose-pink resin screen, invites customers into a 300 sq m “selling area”, demarcated by dividing walls clad in clear marmorino plaster and floored with a seeming parquetry of 6,000 multicoloured marble tiles inlaid with semi-precious stones.”
Images from Vogue
A part of the interior was designed by the Danish artist FOS. Read a little blogpost about him here on the inspiriting LINE&JO blog
Beautiful space designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando – The Museum of picture books – located in Iwaki City. Wouldn’t mind spending a day here, reading quietly.
Image via roomonfire.net
Beautiful and inspirational book on interior design inspired by Wabi-Sabi* by Axel Vervoordt. Buy via Rizzoli.
*) Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, the other two being suffering and emptiness or absence of self-nature.
This busy installation is so extensive and massive, and we almost get a headache thinking about constructing it. Wow. Is it on display for the next couple of years at the LACMA museum i Los Angeles. Suitable setting. The artist behind is the accalimed Chris Burden, praised to the stars and mostly known and respected for having his assistant shoot him for the 1971 performance SHOOT.
Beautiful mirror-ceiling in DAMIR DOMA’s Paris boutique. More about this on their blog.
… on a little trip to this house and the climate surrounding is. In our fantasy!
House on the Greek Island of Tinos by Zege Architects for interior designer Marilyn Katsaris. Images by Yiorgos Kordakis – found on Yatzer.
Now that is beautiful.
Photography by Ben Roberts via jesuisperdu
How amazing is this panelling “Les Palmiers” by Jean Dunand, who is considered the greatest lacquer artist of the Art Deco period. Commisioned in 1928 for Mdme Colette Aoucaya’s Rue de Monceau apartment in Paris. It was sold at an auction held by Christie’s last March for the modest sum of € 3,113,828.
Parisian Architect Mathieu Lehanneur has been responsible for the conversion of the choir t St Hilaire Church in Melle, Western France. Looks so beautiful. Modern, organic, soft & light yet in complete tone with the original building.
We love boxes, cabinets, drawers, cupboards and keys. This amazing piece of furniture combines all!!!
Design by Sigurd Larsen