To be completed in 2010, the Al Sharq Tower is a unique mix of an iconic form, ingenious structure, and spatial qualities of sky-high living. The purity of its form as nine cylinders defined by a spiraling filigree structure will be a timeless, elegant marker on Sheikh Zayed Road. We especially like the steel cable metaphor.
Al Sharq Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Skidmore Owings Merrill
From an article from the New York Times, on The coming of age of Copenhagen’s Nordic cuisine.
1. Barely a year old, Geranium won its first Michelin star in March.
2. Razor clams inside a parsley gel, topped with frozen horseradish and buttermilk at Noma. Biting into all three components produces the salty flavors of cold North Sea (the clams), a taste of chilly fields (the parsley) and a pleasing bite of winter frost (the horseradish snow).
3. At Geranium, a milk-based dessert, left, and a dish of assorted cabbages with oysters, cod and caviar, right.
Link to Article: IHT
Ben van Berkel’s design for Walter Knoll stands out from the plethora of items like it because of the introduction of the zipper as design facet. A series of components can literally be zipped (and then unzipped) together in varying configurations.
Circle Seating, $14,500, by Ben van Berkel, for Walter Knoll
The quintessential works of Modernism
Founded in 1928 by the great Milanese architect Gio Ponti, the magazine’s central agenda has always remained that of creating a privileged insight toward identifying the style of a particular age, from Art Deco, Modern Movement, Functionalism and Postwar to Pop, Post-Modernism and Late Modern. Beautifully designed and comprehensively documented, page after page domus presents some of the most exciting design and architecture projects from around the world.
This twelve-volume reprint features selected highlights from the years 1928 to 1999. These texts have been written by many of the magazine’s renowned past editors: Mario Bellini, François Burkhardt, Cesare Maria Casati, Stefano Casciani, Germano Celant, Manolo De Giorgi, Fulvio Irace, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Alessandro Mendini, Lisa Licitra Ponti, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Luigi Spinelli, and Deyan Sudjic.
Domus collection is a major publishing achievement and an important must-have for all design and architecture teaching institutions, practicing architects, designers, collectors, students, and anyone who loves design.
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Buy it here: Domus 1928-1999. Vols. 1-12
‘Certamente’ Salad Servers, by Konstantin Grcic, for Zani Serafino
The Iris Table, constructed to resemble its moniker, is made from slightly different shades of anodized aluminum components.
Read the article at IHT
Iris Table, by BarberOsgerby, for Established and Sons