Quantcast

Follow Daily Icon

Email Address:

Douglas Coupland’s Vancouver Home

Douglas Coupland, the author of Generation X renovated a midcentury house in Vancouver, British Columbia, that could technically be called a second home, though it doesn’t really provide much of a scenery change: it sits directly behind his primary residence.

Douglas Coupland House, Vancouver, Canada, via: New York Times

Hotel V by studio OFF

This project is a full-scale conversion and façade modification of Hotel V from a 30+ years old office block located in Wanchai, Hong Kong. It was designed with an idea of roughness as a metaphor.

Hotel V, Hong Kong, by studio OFF
via: + mood

Patrick Cox Tokyo Store by Sinato

The Designer of the Patrick Cox store positioned each of cylindrical steel pendant fixtures directly over a corresponding display pedestal. These fixtures provide most of the lighting for the space, as a result, this space creates unique conditions such as “dark in above and well-lighted in below”.

Patrick Cox, Tokyo, Japan, by Chikara Ohno, Sinato
Photography: Toshiyuki Yano

Apartment in Carcavelos by Hugo Proenca

Simplicity is the solution for a refurbishment of an apartment with only 65 m2 and a small budget. The strategy was driven with the use of carpentry as the foundation of the intervention. The same material for the same function, to overcome the basic need – storage. The creation of two front-to-front cabinet units define and frame the living space. While one (white, closed and full height) define the entrance of the bedroom, the other (black, open and 2,10m tall) defines the passage into the dining area and breaks through to the kitchen, adding an ancillary module to it.

Apartment, 65 m2, Carcavelos, Cascais, Portugal, by Hugo Proenca
via: Arch Daily

Cdesign by Carr Design Group for Omvivo

Omvivo, the Australian manufacturer of bathroom products, has launched its latest collection Cdesign. With a diverse array of bathroom environments in mind, Carr designed a complete suite of products that represent a rigorously simple geometric form. Uncomplicated aesthetics, flexible design and understated detailing, have fused to create a collection that suits a diverse range of residential and commercial projects. The Cdesign collection consists of highly adaptable pieces including basins which can be wall or bench mounted, corresponding furniture and a unique freestanding pedestal basin with concealed storage made from Corian.

Cdesign, by Carr Design Group, for Omvivo

Honeycomb Latticework by Swarovski

Honeycomb Latticework Swarovski

Honeycomb Latticework Swarovski

Honeycomb Latticework Swarovski

A cut crystal, when light falls on it, gleams radiantly in the honeycomb structure on a wall or ceiling. Architecture, light and crystal appear to unite in a fully new way. The extraordinary combination of materials blends completely into the architecture and attracts the glances of the viewers.

Honeycomb, by Swarovski

Swedish Style by Tham & Videgård Hansson

Financial Consultant Niclas Sundström made a single call to only one architect’s office when he wanted to get its 375 square metre apartment in the turn of the century Humlegården neighbourhood renovated; the call went to Tham & Videgård Hansson.
“We asked the designer to reinterpret Josef Frank, lifting him into the twenty-first century,” says Sundström, who will live in the flat with his wife and two children.

Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden, by Tham & Videgård Hansson
via: Residence Magazine

Scenography Apartment by AA Studio

While the designers placed themselves in the role of the scenographer they took into close consideration the lighting transformation and how it re-composes the white space which acts like the canvas. On one hand, we have the natural lighting which comes directly into the apartment or filtered by curtains and draperies, which have scenographic roles. While on the other hand there is a lot of artificial lighting systems which dramatically play with the colors, the shadows and the different shades of colors.

Scenography Apartment, Bucharest, Romania, by AA Studio
Photos by Cornel Lazia, via: Yatzer

Cenerino Store by Andrea Tognon

“Probably, one of the challenges designers face is to design for children as they need to create an environment that produces the desired behavior and outcome and discourages undesirable behavior. Tognon and his design team thoughtfully sneaked into the children’s world through an adult’s perspective, and successfully managed to demonstrate the design concept of Cenerino clothing store. Cenerino store was designed with the four basic environmental needs that children have; movement, comfort competence and control.”

Cenerino Store, Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, by Andrea Tognon Architecture for Vittorio Cenere. via: Yatzer
Photography by Cristian Guizzo

Second Home by Andre Kikoski

With unembellished dry-stack stone walls and rough-hewn wood plank ceilings, Second Home’s architecture showcases the organic textures of the Rocky Mountains. Yet bold design elements within these bounds: 50’s Italian chandeliers, graffiti-covered Danish chairs, turn-of-the-century Viennese secessionist banquettes, cowhide upholstered walls and a hearty dose of shearling furniture, keep things light-hearted and sexy.

Second Home Kitchen and Bar, Denver, Colorado, USA, by Andre Kikoski
Photography by Eric Laignel

Editor's Picks

Konstantin B
…the compensation for all the things you simply did not do, polished to perfection. [more...]

Suggested Reading

The Story of Eames Furniture
Brimming with images and insightful text, this unique book is the benchmark reference on what is arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
First-ever book to explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

Cars Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything

Cars
Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

Design Icons

Diz Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues
Handcrafted from solid eucalyptus this Brazilian classic is designed with soothing smooth edges, making it one of the most comfortable and laid-back lounge chairs around. [more...]

Resources

More Books

Case Study Houses
“It’s a huge coffee-table book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and glorious photographs.” [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

The Eames Lounge Chair
The book examines the evolution of a design icon and places it in its cultural, historical and social context. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

The U.N. Building
Symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. More than 50 years on, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

Loblolly House
Including a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees", a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of this amazing house. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

Desire
The Shape of Things to Come. An up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today, showcasing the crème de la crème of designers. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

Marcel Wanders
Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

How to Wrap Five Eggs
A mid-60s classic of Japanese design. Stunningly laid-out paean to traditional Japanese packaging is rife with sumptuous black and white photos of all manner of boxes, wrappers and containers that appear at once homely and sophisticated, ingeniously utilitarian yet fine and rare. [more...]
Buy it here: Amazon

Services