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Archive for January, 2012

AC02 Jewel by Saskia Diez for e15

The jewellery case AC02 JEWEL marks e15’s first collaboration with the German designer Saskia Diez, most known for her unique jewellery designs as well as her recently launched and awarded travel bag “Papier”. Her progressive, sensual and detailed designs, innovative use of high quality materials and cultural references from traditional and modern perfectly match e15’s aesthetics and design philosophy.

AC02 JEWEL is a modular four piece jewellery case, hand finished in solid European walnut. The interior of each of the three shaped stackable cases has different interior partitions, which conveniently lend themselves to the storing of jewellery or precious objects. The top sheath finishes with a closing top. The tactile appearance of AC02 JEWEL reflects the aesthetics and design language of e15, featuring the pure use of material, simplicity and function.

AC02 JEWEL, by Saskia Diez, for e15

Allas Candelabrum by Andreas Engesvik for Iittala

Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik’s new candelabrum for Iittala innovatively combines traditional cast iron with a modern, Scandinavian design. Engesvik says his designs are inspired by his environment and the everyday: flea markets, people, houses, new things – everything that you notice when having a look around. The idea of the Allas (pool in Finnish) candelabrum was born while he was having dinner with friends.

“I was sitting with friends enjoying a lamb roast on a dark autumn evening. The dining table was filled with an assortment of different candleholders and I was looking at the reflection their light gave off oin the windows. The candles, set at different heights, created a beautiful image in the window and were a strong source of light and atmosphere. The plates on the table and the reflections of light provided the inspiration for a pool full of light.”

Allas Candelabrum, by Andreas Engesvik, for Iittala

Lavaflow 1 – Robert Trickey House by Craig Steely Architecture

This home and separate studio sits high on a lava flow overlooking the ocean. At night from the lanai, the red glow of Kilauea crater is visible reflected on the clouds. The house is entered from a cut lava terrace by crossing a bridge over the pool onto the 40′ x 40′ lanai. A glass enclosed living room sits in the south of the lanai with an uninterrupted view over the lava flow. Directly off of the lanai are a sitting room, the kitchen, the dining room and a guest room. A cantilevered stair of mango wood slabs leads to the upstairs master bedroom, bath, and study.

Lavaflow 1 – Robert Trickey House, Big Island, Hawaii, by, Craig Steely

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