I have recently retired my Olympus XA — it has served me well for over 15 years, the flash unit was stolen during a mugging in Belgium in the early 1990′s. The quality of the photos are excellent. One of the smallest 35mm rangefinder cameras ever made, with total control over F-stop and manual focus. The original model, the XA, was sold from 1979 to 1985.
Olympus XA, by Yoshihisa Maitani, for Olympus
Colour coded, typographic and functional, everything we need in a daily planer. We love the details, perfect for that busy design agency.
Studioplaner, by Sven Winterstein, for Planolux
In this restaurant interior for La Terraza del Casino in Madrid, Jaime Hayon has been given free reign to his very personal style — glossy, neo-baroque and real fancy.
La Terraza del Casino, by Jaime Hayon
B-LINE has come up with some furniture using a special manufacturing technique. The bending of 3mm thick aluminum sheets like paper, yields the origami line. The Icon bar stool (we like the name) is horizontally stackable and comes in a range of colors, for those who invest a lot of time in this activity.
Icon Bar Stool, by Matthias Demacker, for B-LINE
The scale of a Japanese house is incredibly small by European or American standards. The solution is to maximize space while at the same time letting in more light and air. Three new concepts here push the boundaries for typical Tokyo lot configurations (each under 100 square meters)
TokyoHouse, by ”Unagi” Manabu Chiba/Chiba Manabu Architects “Hata” Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Momoyo Kaijima/Ateleir Bow-Wow “Kado” Hitoshi Abe/Ateleir Hitoshi Abe. More (in Japanese): Tokyo House
Fearless Yachts Launches a collection of custom luxury boats.
28 & 44, by Porsche Design Studio, for Fearless Yachts
An exceptional villa in the south of France by Atelier Barani. Rigorous refined monumentalism overlooking the Côte d’Azur.
Reminiscent of Le Corbusier and John Pawson, the massive walls and overhangs shade and help to cool the building during the summer. Perfectly proportioned horizontals, and understated simplicity on the hills overlooking Cannes.
Villa in southern France, by Marc Barani (no company website)