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.
Berlin-based Freunde von Freunden interviewed the tea entrepreneur Jesse Jacobs to talk about his latest store opening in San Fransico and his inspiration, background story and why he chose to redefine the concept of tea making. With his Samovar Tea shops, Jesse takes tea making to the next level elevating the ancient art of preparing tea with sleek, hyper-modern brewing devices. When he started his business the question was how to make tea accessible because most people experience tea as a droopy, wet, cold tea bag.
Ignant gave Berlin´s Distrikt Coffee a visit to chat with the owners about how they met, their experiences with opening their first coffee shop, New York and how social media helped them spread the word. Distrikt Coffee which could be described as a hidden gem located in Berlin Mitte is beautiful renovated, brick walls were left exposed and throughout you´ll find a mix of wood and metal materials highlighted with copper lights. The coffee shop invites with a lot of space for their guest and a menu that focuses on café-style food, with a lot of vegetables and healthy ingredients.
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.