A beautiful series of staircases from Art Deco and Bauhaus buildings, impeccably captured by Hungarian photographer Balint Alovits.
That’s what I call brain pickings! A Future Perfect is an Athens-based concept-brand. One of their products, Hacked, is a concrete wise-head transformed in an unexpected manner to produce a multi-functional everyday use object: a planter, a candle holder, a pencil pot all in one. I would love one as a planter!
A very sophisticated apartment in Paris! Love the idea of the beautiful ‘open’ kitchen separated by glass from the rest of the living room. The family wanted an ‘open kitchen’, but in France it wasn’t common to have kitchens opening into the living room. They came up with the idea of a glass wall as a solution, so that they still have a little separation from the food preparation and the noise of the kids, in case one of them wanted some quiet time.
Canadian photographer David Burdeny has an extensive portfolio of images from all over the world, but especially his photos from interiors are stunning. Maybe that is also because he has a degree in architecture and interior design.
Burdeny has photographed in Italy, Cuba, Russia and many other places, but a recurrent theme in his work is the interiors of old and beautiful buildings, especially in his photos of interiors inside Italian palaces, villas, castles, theaters and libraries. He is also known for his pictures of Moscow’s underground stations.
I am in love with this designer’s work! Bethan Gray, an award winning Welsh designer has influences from her Indian and Arabic origins and has created a fabulous new furniture collection, that was picked out in the recent London Design Festival.
A few pieces, like the Nizwa cabinet above with solid brass overlay, have been modeled after Omani architecture and was the result of her collaboration with an Iranian traditional craftsman. Gray has a love for detail, tactile textures, and luxurious materials such as semi-precious stones, marble, wood, and leather.
Pin Pres is a playful shelving system designed by OOO My Design and handmade in Spain, that adapts to the shape of the items placed on it. Great idea for kids, it could actually make the act of cleaning up the room a playful experience! The obvious use would be for books, but I can imagine it also for storing wine bottles and maybe creating letters or words. Designed by Vanesa Moreno Serna and Nenad Katic, it comes in two sizes and 4 colors.