Category Archives: PLACES

Museum of picture books

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.

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Image via roomonfire.net

Coutume

Next time we’re in Paris, we’re gonna have our morning coffee at Café Coutume on rue de Babylone.

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Japan & colors

We want to go to Tokyo again soon! Beautiful story shot by Anders Edström for AnOther magazine (2009) featuring Tao Okamoto.

 

Bar & Co

If we were going to Helsinki anytime soon, we would visit this bistro and bar, called Bar & Co. Read more about it here.

Photography: Mikko Ryhänen

Neon Museum

Wow – this looks like a cool place! The Neon Museum at Las Vegas.

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Jasper Morrison

Next time we’re in London, we’re definitely going to pay Jasper Morrison’s (secret) gallery/high-class hardware shop a visit. Apparently it has been hiding behind a black gate with no signs and directions at Kingsland Rd. since 2008. Found you!

All images via shopikon.com

A garden …

We’re dreaming about a garden (and an estate) like Stella McCartney’s getaway … read the great story on how she made it all happen here.

All images by Bruce Weber

 

Pärlans

How mouthwatering does this little Swedish chocolate & toffee shop Pärlans look? Cute graphic identity by Clara Von Zweigberg and we love how they have kept the decor and style of the shop all 30’s & 40’s … see more here.

Corinne Vionnet

Images by French/Swiss artist Corinne Vionnet. She has found images of popular tourist attractions online and put them on top of each other. The result shows how (boringly?) similar we portray these places = how they are shown in tourist-brochures. She questions how we ‘experience’ these places … read more about it here.

Le Corbusier’s cabanon

Would have loved to see the 1:1 reconstruction of Le Corbusier‘s cabanon when it was built as part of an exhibiton with Cassina in 2009 at RIBA. Le Corbusier designed the little summer holiday home as a birthday gift for his wife Yvonne, located at Cap Martin just down the hills from friend Eileen Gray‘s villa. Magnificent little piece of micro-architecture.

Top image via Blueprint. Other images (+more) here.