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.
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.
“The Wild” featuring young surf talent Noah Beschen is the grand prize winner of the 2015 REDirect Surf Film Festival. With 11 filmmakers in the running, the competition saw RED hand-select and provide each one with a RED Dragon 6K high-definition camera, with 10 weeks of filming and four weeks of post-production given to produce a work of cinematographic art. While “The Wild” has little plot and no dialogue to speak of, it is easy to see why the four-person judging panel chose it as the winner, with its expertly executed shots, high production quality, breathtaking stunts by Beschen, and an overall emotive experience. Without further ado, make sure to watch the winning entry above in fullscreen.
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.
London´s Goodhood store selected some of their Kitchenware and Lifestore goods and curated a beautiful editorial to present some of their homeware products. "The kitchen is one of the most fundamental parts of any home, and no matter what your aesthetic preference, the Goodhood Lifestore has everything to make your kitchen the heartbeat of the home." The selection features products from Hay, No., Broste, Menu, Vitra, Ferm Living, Muuto and many more. Make sure to visit Goodhood´s Lifestore to check out their beautiful editorial and do some homeware shopping.
With this project, the architects at CR2 Arquitetura created a stunning residence in São Paulo for a family that was looking for a new place in their Neighborhood. In a small street, they found a site with an old industrial kitchen that occupied 100% of the lot. The idea was to build a mini respite in the urban landscape. The house which seems to be like a large concrete box built on the lot aims to make the most of the sunlight which was already quite limited by the surroundings.