Architecture site Dezeen is giving us an inside look at Instrmnt´s first shop located in Glasgow. The Watch brand´s physical space offers their customers to browse and purchase their minimal watches. Inside, the flagship store features grey rubber flooring and white painted walls to create a canvas for the products on display. Equipped with furnishing from British company Vitsœ and Danish brand Hay as well as lighting provided by London-based Folk the overall minimal aesthetics comes to live in the store.
George Nakashima is a woodworker who has studied at the University of Washington and MIT and has traveled the world. When returning to the US, war broke out and forced him and his family into the Japanese concentration camps. But none the less he and a detainee started to make furniture from scrap wood and old army cots. Cereal Magazine came to visit the woodworker on his Pennsylvania farm, giving us a glimpse at his beautiful estate and work.
Brazilian architect Felipe Hess and his colleague Pia Quagliato had the once in a lifetime chance to redesign a historic apartment originally built by German Bauhaus architect Franz Heep. The apartment located in São Tomás, São Paulo was built in the 1940s and it´s restructuring is a real tribute to the original modernist aesthetics.
I couldn´t restrain this inspiring documentation about the Canadian artist Gordon Smith. Inventory magazine founder Ryan Willms visits the 96-year-old in his modernist retreat in Vancouver to give us a glimpse into the life of the artist and how he stays active and makes the most of his verdantly nestled home.
New York-based photographer Brian W. Ferry had the chance to shoot a series of photos for the cover story of Dwell February 2015 issue, featuring this beautifully renovated penthouse apartment in São Paulo. It took 5 years for Simone Santos to find this amazing penthouse in a congested apartment building located in the Jardins neighborhood.
I really love checking out the blogs from some of my favorite retailers especially when its order season and some of these buyers are taking the time to document their impression when abroad. And when the guys from Carson Street Clothiers are on the road you can expect some nice shots, giving us an insight on the showrooms of some great brands. Visiting Visvim’s Marais headquarters is one of those highlights. With a carefully thought out and well-curated showroom the Japanese designer Hiroki Nakamura presents his collections consisting of traditional Japanese garments with a vintage Americana inspired influence. For such an interesting array of garments, it should come as no surprise that the showroom housing such pieces is equally intriguing. The space features exposed brick, sandblasted walls, clean white display tables and centuries-old wood beams. Natural light pours in from skylights built into the roof.
Check out this beautiful Bench by West Elm the Brooklyn retailer for contemporary furniture design and homeware. This Mid-Century Storage Bench crafted from FSC®-certified solid eucalyptus wood, adding modern-day sustainability to its timeless style features two handy drawers and a cushioned seat.