Japanese essentiality by Teruhiro Yanagihara

 
I came across this work by Japanese designer Teruhiro Yanagihara and I find its essentiality very inspiring: living reduced to its minimum functions as an expression of a quest for a simple, true life.

My husband and I are exactly in this moment of our lives. We are trying to eliminate all the unnecessary to aim to start from there a new phase of our lives.  It is time to make some space for new projects!


Images by Takumi Ota via Teruhiro Yanagihara

Airy table by Cecilie Manz for Muuto


Cecilie Manz is one of the leading designers in the Scandinavian scene  furniture, working on both products mainly for the home as well as producing experimental prototypes ( her Lots of Paper stool-sculpture is a true inspiration to me).

Recently, she designed a new coffee table for Danish brand Muuto that will be launched at Maison et Objet 2014 next September. Airy table is conceived as a flexible piece able to adapt to any sort of interior or functions. The name reflects the light appearance of its a metal frame that is welded and soldered very accurately to create a light and skinny silhouette. The polished plywood top, accurately finished, adds the necessary personality to the piece.


 The table comes in four different shapes and colours: black, grey, off-white and oregon pine and expresses its best when the different tables are combined together.



All pictures via MUUTO, with thanks.

Studio Oink for BastisRIKE


As you well know, I particularly appreciate the work of German Studio Oink ( see previous post here) and this time I like it even more. Their latest work is the styling for a new series of products designed by Henrike Schoen of BastisRIKE among which the beautiful black and white graphic blanket stands out amazingly.

BastisRIKE is a Siegburg-based studio dedicated to the creation of stamps, paper products, textiles and other interior products. Handmade philosophy and sustainability is the core of its designs as mirrored in the attention to details and the choice of environmental friendly materials.


To me, the blanket is outstanding. The pattern derives from a postcard Henrike Schoen designed earlier that is called NETZ, meaning network in German. I believe the pattern works even better in such a scale, reminding me of some modern, quirk transposition of the Beni Ourain rugs we see so much lately.
 

I cannot but agree with Wendy of Beeldsteil - where I spotted the blanket yesterday - and say this has definitely entered my winter wishlist.

All images via Studio Oink, with thanks.

Plywood interiors in Melbourne


This project by Clare Cousins Architects exemplifies how conceptual design thinking can transform our way of visualizing a space. In fact, the 75 sq apartment had to be transformed from a one bedroom space to one able to host a growing family. Taking inspiration from traditional Japanese interiors, the architects re-designed the program of the space by opting to minimize the bedroom areas. Two micro rooms were created, with the master bedroom conceived as a cocoon made of plywood. The room is separated only by sliding doors to maximise the living and family spaces. 
Plywood is used extensively throughout the whole apartment helping to enhance the perception of the space as a whole. Moreover, it is the perfect choice to fit the low budget the architects had to work with: the material is affordable and readily available. 

Photographs: Lisbeth Grosmann


Via Archdaily

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Fantastic white apartment in Sweden


As we are still on holidays and will be back in Barcelona next week, I didn't manage to get any new shots from home. But I thought it would be nice to share with you this apartment I spotted on Fantastic Frank Stockholm selection recently: it's all about whiteness and greenery, just what I want for our place! Fantastic Frank projects have been always a lovely source of real life inspiration: every time you see one of their shots you just to take the detail back to your place. This time is hard to choose for me as I'm equally in love with the 10x10 tile wall, the white floors and the distribution of the areas. Too many things it's would be just easier to move in!


All images © Fantastic Frank Stockholm

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