A small disused garage renovated by Act Romegialli Architects. as an accessory to a weekend house, situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alp.
A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.
Inside the Green box are organized a room for the gardening tools, great passion of the owner,an area for coking and a space for conviviality.
Photos by Marcello Mariana
Pop-up concept store for Swedish clothing brand COS at Salone del Mobile Milan, 2013 designed by Bonsoir Paris aka creative duo Rémy Clémente and Morgan Maccari (prev. seen here)
The design consist of modular system based on a multisided metal “star” from which up to 14 metal or wood rods can be joined and continue on to yet another metal “star”. From this a spatial structure was built from where COS’ items could be exhibited in the space.
Materials used were natural and included white painted metal, brass, string and light wood. Read More
If you are travelling to Porto, Portugal and feel uncomfortable in hotel chains, the Flattered apartments is a cool place to stay.
Closely situated to the old town of Porto, offers 5 different apartments for rent, each for 2 or 3p per 110, with fully equipped kitchen and resonable cost.
The property is managed by Miguel, an animal sciences consultant. Book here.
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Viktor is a new two storeys espresso bar/ gallery/ workspace, in Antwerp, Belgium.
DIY door top stash made with a cigar tube, from Sean Michael Ragan in the latest issue of Make (Vol 34)
An old wooden house in Tokyo decorated with patterns of dry moss by Japanese architectural firm Nendo (2008).
Previously: thin black racks by Nendo
Cabinet / secretaire by OS and OOS sudio, designers Oskar Peet and Sophie Mensen. The Column has two parts: a cabinet made of cedar wood and a marble pedestal.
previous condition (click to enlarge)
A former underground victorian toilet in central London, transformed by Peter Tomlinson and Ben Russell to the Attendant coffee shop. The space, disused since the 80s, was industrially cleaned and converted (making sure to keep all the original metro tiles, urinals and the black and white floor) to house a tiny coffee shop
via vanity fair
Carpet and rugs made of lazer cut woods attached on durable textiles, by German textile designer Elisa Strozyk. Produced by Böwer.
via shoebox dwelling
Extension of a family house in Kagawa, Shikoku island by Japanese architect Hironaka Ogawa.
The two monumental trees acting as main structural columns, were originaly cut down from this site in order to make space for the new house.
Photos by Daici Ano via spoon & tamago
Most of the times painting parquet flooring is criminal, but this is soo cool!
via wit & delight
Keishou 蛍照 + Suirin 水輪, the gorgeous and world’s first translucent (LED) ceramic washbowls, by Japanese product designers Michio Akita (Keishou) and Masahiro Minami (Suirin). Produced by Souhougama, who originally developed and patented the translucent ceramic technology.
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A video on the gut renovation of an old 34 m2 studio with small garden, in Athens Greece, by designer Werner Maritsas aka elasticeye aka myself. The footage was originaly made for Kristen Dirksen and featured at Faircompanies as “Athens tiny home grows with built-in furniture & fluid garden“.
Above a version edited by another member of our team, harisla aka architect Haris Lalousis.
The aim was to create a spacious, minimal and open space, out of an old and rather dark urban tinny appartment. Scroll down for photos
Concept for a window-mounted herb garden (prototype) by French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet, for the Parisian design contest “Jardin Jardin”.
Marqueterie made of found materials, mostly trashed woods, using a curvy scrap-less pattern cut, by Swiss textile designer Linda Topic.
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Brilliant bas reliefs from sculptor Ron van der Ende here and there.
Lori Weitzner‘s wall coverings, made from recycled newspapers.
Wendy Golden‘s green footwear, made from grasses and linen