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Financial Office Interior by 1100 Architect

A rare sight to see a well designed office for a financial services giant; we hope this Company (unnamed) survives in the present climate.

Financial Offices, New York, NY, USA, by 1100 Architect

East Side Penthouse by 1100 Architect

Built for an art collector, this penthouse is more gallery than apartment but somehow it works.

East Side Penthouse, New York, NY, USA, by 1100 Architect

Maxalto Makes a Cameo in Bond Film, Quantum of Solace

In its silver screen debut, Maxalto furnishings take center stage in several scenes in the new James Bond film “Quantum of Solace”.
Highlights of the featured furniture include the Talamo bed from the AC collection and the Max writing desk from the Simplice collection, in addition to a selection of night tables, armchairs and dressers.

Maxalto Collection, Spotted in New Bond Film, Quantum of Solace

Allcapital Amsterdam Office by I29 & Eckhardt en Leeuwenstein

Eckhardt en Leeuwenstein and I29 have completed the interior for the Allcapital Amsterdam office. Taking cues from the golden pendant lamp, the space is bold yet understated.

Allcapital Amsterdam, by Eckhardt en Leeuwenstein and I29

Live Beautifully, Photography by Julia Fullerton-Batten

One of the our favorite recent campaigns by a furniture producer is the ‘Live Beautifully’ series for ligne roset by BBDO Stuttgart. The images are by the young British photographer, Julia Fullerton-Batten.

Photography by Julia Fullerton-Batten for ligne roset

Alila Villas Uluwatu and Hotel in Bali

While Designing Alila Villas Uluwatu, the architects wanted to create more than the usual stereotypical ideas of Bali, creating a design that worked with the dry Balinese Savannah vegetation and gently sloping site, not against it. The 14.4 hectare development offers three-bedroom contemporary Balinese villas for sale, as well as a hotel for those on holiday in Bali.

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, by WOHA
via: Contemporist

Shattered by Brent Comber

Made from split Douglas Fir, assembled by hand, Brent Comber has created order from chaos.

Shattered, by Brent Comber

The White Rabbit Restaurant Chapel Conversion

Located in a restored old chapel near the Dempsey area in Singapore, The White Rabbit Restaurant, serves a fresh take on both European comfort food and classic cocktails. The White Rabbit’s Head Chef is Daniel Sia, who was most recently working with Chef Justin Quek at Le Platane in Shanghai.

The White Rabbit, Singapore.
via: Yatzer

Jimlar Showroom by Pentagram Architects

Pentagram Architect’s Lorenzo Apicella has designed a showroom for the footwear company Jimlar. Situated on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 56th Street, the showroom is ideally placed in the heart of New York’s luxury retail district. Apicella was able to overcome the challenges of a low ceiling and deep footprint to create a sophisticated showroom of seven private view galleries held together by a large central space that contains a reception area, a lounge and an island meeting room.

“The arced and canted walls and the subtle curves of the island meeting room were inspired by the spare lines of classic shoe designs”.
- Lorenzo Apicella

Jimlar Showroom, by Lorenzo Apicella, Team: James Biber (Partner), Matthew Clare (Associate), Michael Zweck Bronner (Associate), Anders Carpenter, Dan Maxfield at Pentagram Architects

Hako-ie, Japanese House in a Box Wins Good Design Award

The Hako-ie “house in a box” is an assembly-type Japanese-style room that you can set up inside a larger space. Made with excellent materials and fine techniques, with attention to the smallest detail. It has tatami mats, as well as an arched ceiling, a lacquered tokonoma corner, and even a wooden veranda. It can be assembled or disassembled in an hour and requires no nails or screws, just a hammer and battens. A winner of the Good Design Award 2008.

Hako-ie, by Asao Sakamoto, Sakamoto Urushi Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Best 15, Good Design Award

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