Japanese design brand Muji designed this narrow three-storey house in Tokyo. Like its products, the house is about the concept of simplicity, maximizing the available space and its functions.
This mezmerizing art installation in Palais de Tokyo in Paris caught my eye today. It was created by art collective Numen/For Use
, with support from fashion brand COS. Numen did a similar installation here in Stockholm a few years ago, and I was lucky to experience that together with my daughter. Although, the amount of hair and dust tumbling around in there made my impression a bit less positive, but it sure looks beautiful from the outside, and it was great fun to climb around in.
While browsing their site I also came across these net installations, and since halloween is coming up, what can be more appropriate than some giant spider webs?
Two wonderful new projects by Finnish interior architect/designer Joanna Laajisto just landed in my inbox. What a great way to start the week!
Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio has designed a new shop and restaurant concept for Finnish quality seafood company Lappeen Savukari oy. Finlandia Caviar Shop and Restaurant is a place where you can purchase the finest quality caviar and oysters, or enjoy them on the spot with a glass of bubbly or vodka.
The objective for the interior concept was a fresh, Scandinavian look that compliments the historical building it is located in. The color scheme of subdued greys, creams and hints of blue is inspired by the Finnish winter landscape; though with the use of natural wood and lighting, the place manages to be warm and inviting. All of the furniture pieces are by Finnish furniture manufacturers and local woodworkers.
The next project is Intro:
In the city of Kuopio, Finland, an old classic restaurant, Intro, has undergone a major renovation designed by Helsinki based Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio.
The new Intro with a total of 450 sq.mt is divided into a restaurant with 50 seats on one side and a nightclub of equal size on the other.
The new restaurant is light and airy with a subtle color palette. Some punches of color are added in the textiles and fixtures, such as the sofas covered in woven Kvadrat wool fabric by Paul Smith and Delightful designed red lamps suspended above the counter height table. The monochromatic geometric pattern of the floor tile brings interest and texture to the space without being too bold. Most of the furniture is custom made for the space. The white pendant lamps above the dining tables are Funnel by small Slovanian company Vertigo Bird. The wooden dining chairs are by Ton.
- This post is for my readers in Sweden only, about a job opportunity in a design shop! -
Svartvita rum är en inredningsbutik på Kungsholmsgatan 18 i Stockholm som på kort tid tagit en självklar plats bland de etablerade inredningsbutikerna i Stockholm. Här återfinns de svarta och vita designklassikerna samtidigt som nya, små formgivare ges möjligheten att få synas. Vi är ett positivt gäng med hög ambitionsnivå som söker en ny medarbetare.
Vi söker dig som har en längre arbetslivserfarenhet och som hunnit fylla 30. Gärna varit egen men som saknat arbetskamrater. Vi vill att du ska vara självständig och driven och vara beredd att ta ett stort eget ansvar för vår gemensamma arbetsplats.
Du behöver vara organiserad, strukturerad och vara extremt lösningsorienterad. Van att kavla upp ärmarna och jobba hårt när det behövs. Du ska vara en riktig entreprenör som utmanas och gillar att ta uppgiften till en högre nivå i varje steg och som inte är rädd att ta för dig. Vi kan summera det hela med att vi har en hög lägsta-nivå på allt vi gör i butiken. Vi är stolta över att kunna säga det.
Om du dessutom är intresserad av webb, it och sociala medier så är detta givetvis ett plus.
Stämmer detta in på dig så är du välkommen att söka tjänsten och bli en del av Svartvita rum.
Maila ansökan till Pernilla Engström senast den 30 nov, arbetstid och tillträde enligt överenskommelse. email@example.com
I just added a new spot on my list of places to visit on my next trip to Copenhagen. The Shop Of The New
, recently launched by wood joinery Københavns Møbelssnedkeri
, who are most famous for their high quality bespoke kitchens and cabinets. But they are making so much more than that, and the store is also filled with carefully chosen items from other brands.
"An unmistakable world of nordic-ness, ideas and excitement. The shop is a showcase for diverse and eccentric objects complementing the furniture collection from Københavns Møbelsnedkeri (Copenhagen Joinery) with a selection of graphic art prints, kitchenware, skateboards, paper cuts etc."
"Expanding into bricks-and-mortar means that You will be able to touch and feel our products, and join us for a beer while testing our skateboards."
in Antwerp started out as a chic dining and shopping destination, and as the guests kept saying they wanted to move in, the owners turned their upstairs apartment into a hotel. Inspired by the architect's own home, they asked Vincent Van Duysen
to realize the project.
The innovative concept is described by Van Duysen as ’A collection of curiosities where each and every floor tells a story. It’s an idea, but also a sensory location that keeps on evolving as it grows.’
Graanmarkt 13 is created as a welcoming and warm home, where everyone should feel at ease with a restaurant, a shop, a gallery space and an apartment all under one roof. Quite a remarkable concept, don’t you think?
Read a very inspiring and well written interview with Van Duysen here
. See all photos from the apartment here