Posts tagged architecture
Maison Monolithique
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 

This monolithic villa set in the awe-inspiring landscape of Al Ouidane, Morocco is designed by French architecture duo Studio KO with a refreshing modernist aesthetic imbued with subtle references to history and culture. The texture of the building’s surfaces — materials rooted in rural architecture such as unpolished stone and dry earth — speak louder than statement furniture or décor.

 
 
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Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
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Raffia Babouches Made In Morocco by Zyne

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Leather Pouf PomPom by Svenskt Tenn

Leather Pouf PomPom by Lisa Hilland for Svenskt Tenn

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Moroccan Fringe Pillows

Moroccan Wedding Blanket Fringe Cotton Throw Pillow at Wayfair

Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Black Fluted Royal Copenhagen

Black Fluted Porcelain by Royal Copenhagen

Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Berber Bread Basket

Woven Berber Bread Basket

 
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Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
Long Embroidered & Tasseled Caftan Dress in Washed Black Silk by Saint Laurent

Long Embroidered & Tasseled Caftan Dress in Washed Black Silk by Saint Laurent

Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Repossi Berbere Ring

Berbere Twin Ring & Maure Twin Ring by Repossi

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 

Photography Courtesy of Studio KO

Cabin Typology
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
 

This cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York brings the look and feel of a tiny nature cabin into an elegant, contemporary home. Designed by Paris-based Corpus Studio with materials and textures chosen for the finishes and furniture that intentionally juxtapose the old against the new; the rough against the smooth; the comfortable against the austere.

The house exemplifies local artisan work, often hand-crafted with great care and attention to detail.

 
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Fardos Lounge Chair by Ricardo Fasanello, 1968

Fardos Lounge Chair by Ricardo Fasanello, 1968

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Taraxacum Cocoon pendant by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, 1960s

Taraxacum Cocoon Pendant by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, 1960s

Fritz Baumann Hocker Stools

Fritz Baumann Hocker Stool

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio

Returning to the principle cabin typology, the central and quintessential gathering spot of this cabin is the fireplace; it is designed as a glorified pit, featuring a ceramic suspended smoke canopy, resembling the buttressed trunk of a great forest tree.

Crystallization Vase by Lukas Wegwerth

Crystallization Vase by Lukas Wegwerth

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
 
Urushi Lacquer Stool by Max Lamb

Urushi Lacquer Stool by Max Lamb

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Deer Antler Wind Chime by Obsidian Windchimes

Deer Antler Wind Chime by Obsidian Windchimes at Sunny’s Pop, Catskills

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Cobweb Broom by Geoffrey Fisher from Sunny’s Pop

Cobweb Broom by Geoffrey Fisher from Sunny’s Pop, Catskills

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
 
 
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Pillar Side Table in Oak by Ben & Aja Blanc

Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood

Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio

Dining Room with Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood & Study Room Chair by Bahk Jong Su for Seomi International

 

Photos Courtesy of Corpus Studio

Casa Azul
 
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
 

The Frida Kahlo Museum, better known as “Casa Azul” (Blue House) is located in the center of Mexico City. The house acquired by her parents, originally a white structure – was painted in an intense blue color known as “Kahlo Blue" after Frida started using it as her residence and art studio.

 
 
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
 
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
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Truss Woven Tote Bag

Inspired by Traditional Mexican Market Totes – Handwoven in Oaxaca by Truss

Pirámide del Patio. Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
 
Pre Hispanic Art – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary 1892-1965)  Frida on Bench , 1939

Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary 1892-1965) Frida on Bench, 1939

 
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Artisanal Tiara Tata Frida by Nannacay

“Kahlo Blue” Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

“Kahlo Blue”

 
La Casa Azul - Image by Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
 
 
Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios

Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios

 
Flower Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios – Workshop & Masterclass in Mexico City at La Casa Azul

Flower Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios – Workshop & Masterclass in Mexico City at Casa Azul

 
 
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Lola Alvarez-Bravo, (Mexican 1907-1993) Frida Kahlo (with dog), Circa 1944

 

Brooklyn Museum: Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving Through May 12, 2019

Photography Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

 
Desert Dust
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 

This off-grid house rests in the vast and remote seemingly endless desert landscape of Southern Arizona. Designed by studio D U S T with borrowed cues from vernacular desert architecture with walls made of volcanic residue – known as "lava-crete".

New York-based textile artist Kiva Motnyk of Thompson Street Studio creates experimental textiles and intricate patchworks. The stunning one-of-a-kind pieces in this story are made using natural dying and vintage fabrics – reinventing the tradition of the American quilt.

 
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Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Sundial Quilt by Thompson Street Studio

Sundial Quilt by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 
 
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Braided Woven Pillow by Thompson Street Studio

Braided Woven Pillow by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 
Dodge City Hat by Hopper

Dodge City Hat by Hopper

Line Quilt Rust by Thompson Street Studio

Line Quilt Rust by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Line Quilt Blue by Thompson Street Studio

Line Quilt Blue by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Essential Ring by Pamela Love

Essential Ring by Pamela Love

 
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Arc Quilt Pastel by Thompson Street Studio

Arc Quilt Pastel by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 

Photos courtesy of D U S T

Special Thanks to Kiva Motnyk at Thompson Street Studio

Verdure
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Located in Sri Lanka, K House is a secluded beach front villa surrounded by lush greenery and breath-taking views designed by Copenhagen-based Norm Architects. This soft, minimal space creates the backdrop for New York-based illustrator Sara Singh's strikingly fluid watercolor and ink drawings of tropical verdure.

 
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Aloe Vera Illustration by Sara Singh

Aloe Vera Illustration by Sara Singh

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Stinky Fruit Illustration by Sara Singh

Stinky Fruit Illustration by Sara Singh

 
 
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Scraggly Illustration by Sara Singh

Scraggly Illustration by Sara Singh

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Rosa Sandals by ATP Atelier

Rosa Sandals by ATP Atelier

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Elephant Ear Illustration by Sara Singh

Elephant Ear Illustration by Sara Singh

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Leaves Illustration by Sara Singh

Leaves Illustration by Sara Singh

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Photos courtesy of Norm Architects

Illustrations by Sara Singh and you can also find her here

Revitalize
Revitalize | The Ruin Retreat
 

Dreaming of a getaway? This unique secluded retreat with an integrated ruin from the 1900s, located 25 min from downtown Stockholm – offers stunning views of the archipelago, private chefs for dining and SPA treatments. Welcome to Ruin Retreat:

 
 
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Revitalize | The Ruin Retreat
 
 
Revitalize | The Ruin Retreat
 
 
Revitalize | The Ruin Retreat
 
 
Revitalize | The Ruin Retreat
Revitalize | The Ruin Retreat

Revitalize | Blocked Unitard by G. Sport

Blocked Unitard by G. Sport

Revitalize | The Shakti Ma t  with 6,000 Spikes for Acupressure by Swedish Yogi Om Mokshananda

The Shakti Mat with 6,000 Spikes for Acupressure by Swedish Yogi Om Mokshananda

Revitalize | The ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt made from recycled plastic bottles by Everlane

The ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt made from recycled plastic bottles by Everlane

Revitalize | Arizona Sandals by Birkenstock

Arizona Sandals by Birkenstock

Revitalize | PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC Clean Ingredients Supplements by The Nue Co.

PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC Clean Ingredients Supplements by The Nue Co.


Design Directory

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1. Pottery Pitcher in Icy Blue by Sam Baron & Costas Voyatzis for Mateus
2. Cestita Table Lamp by Miguel Milá for Santa & Cole
3. Grand Palais Table by Anya Sebton & Eva Lilja Löwenhielm for Asplund
4. Hommage Side Table by Studio Matti Carlson for Tre Sekel
5. Giron Chair by DIS Inredning

 

Photography by Erik Lefvander

 
A New Collection
Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo © Nationalmuseum Stockholm.

Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo © Nationalmuseum Stockholm.

 

Back in my hometown Stockholm visting Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest museum for Art and Design, (established in 1866) – newly re-opened after five years of extensive renovation and modernization. The institution commissioned five Swedish designers to work with local manufacturers to furnish the new interior spaces, as part of its initiative to promote Nordic design, called NM& – En Ny Samling/A New Collection.

Enjoy the tour!

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
 

The Restaurant & Cafe – some of the country’s leading designers have furnished and designed everything related to the set table, furniture and fittings. 

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
 

Chandelier by Monica Backström, Matti Klenell, Ludvig Löfgren, Simon Klenell, Stina Löfgren,
Mattias Ståhlbom, Åsa Jungnelius, Katja Pettersson
and Carina Seth Andersson produced by The Glass Factory.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

“Sand” Tableware by Carina Seth Andersson produced by Design House Stockholm.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

“Kolonn” Vases by Carina Seth Andersson produced by Skruf.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

“Nisch Sofa” Love Seat by TAF produced by Fogia.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

”Avavick” Stool by Katja Pettersson produced by Swedese.

Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo by Bruno Ehrs.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

Tubular Sofa by Matti Klenell produced by Offecct.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

The “Atelier” Chair by TAF Studio produced by Artek.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

“Mela” Lights by Matti Klenell produced by Ateljé Lyktan.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

Easy Chair by Matti Klenell produced by Larsson Korgmakare.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

Modular Sofa by Matti Klenell produced by Offecct.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Ulin.
 

“Husets Linne” Linnen Table Cloths and Napkins by Jakob Solgren produced by Klässbols Linneväveri.

 
Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

 

Nationalmuseum Old Library interior design by Emma Olbers.

 
Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

 

Library Lamp by Front Design produced by Zero.

 
Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo by Bruno Ehrs.

Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo by Bruno Ehrs.

Photography by Pia Ulin