A big print of an old drawing mixing with a modern furniture can give a dramatic feeling to your home.
Above is the “Flower in a vase with shells and insects print by Balthasar Van Der Ast” from the National Gallery Collection.
Purchase that print at Surface View.
Surface View has sourced a wealth of original artwork from the archives of the world’s most important institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Natural History Museum, and The National Galleries of Scotland, as well as having access to imagery from picture library Trunk Archive and works from artists and photographers whose work draws on nature as muse. Shipping worldwide.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 30 October, 2014
These beautiful wire lamps designed by Studio Beam and manufactured as a group of lights named the Sketch Collection.
The sketch collection comprises the yearning for de-clutter from modern noise, pollution and attention deficit disorder into a divine purified experience of pure structural contour.
The collection items are a delicate design of luscious curved wires into elegant see through pendants and wall lamps, unique and suitable for home, office and commercial spaces.
All collection items are handmade, silver soldered and powder coat paint finished, available in a 5 color selection: Green, Red, Blue, Black and White.
For an added “zing” you can order electric cord in different color then pendant, adding a sassy seductive look.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 27 October, 2014
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 24 October, 2014
Milieu Property created five luxury townhouses located in Fitzroy, Melbourne. The project features an environmentally sustainable design with warm, monochromatic palettes, open-plan design and a white-washed oak timber flooring.
Elegant and industrial, the townhouses mirror the dynamic cultural precinct. The brief was to create a private and secure oasis, while mirroring the the contrasts of the surroundings. The townhouses are rough yet refined, elegant yet urban. The design features a cement rendered finish and metal roof on the exterior, while an abundance of natural light is prevalent throughout the building. A distinctive bluestone also features extensively throughout the properties, drawing inspiration from the post-modern industrial structures and cobblestone lanes of Melbourne.
For more information go to www.milieuproperty.com.au
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 24 October, 2014
Stephanie Langard has designed Domestic Gathering (Tapis), a concept for a carpet that encourages people to gather together.
“Historically the television was conceived to transmit information and entertain, but above all to gather neighbours around a single point, to create a bond.
Nowadays, new technologies have isolated members of the same family, of different age groups while they live under the same roof. However, these new technologies have permitted us to forge other bonds, other networks in a vast space making our world an even smaller place. At a time where nuclear families are struggling to come together in order to spend quality time with one another, I wish to explore the notion of forging bonds and gathering around quite a primitive element: the fire, like going back to basics. In the very idea of forging a link, and well before involving the final users, I mix up the expertise, disrupt the usual traditional production methods and blend the craftsmen together for the duration of a project.
Beyond the final product, it’s the pathway travelled together, hand in hand, which nourishes my creative approach. In this project, everything works well together to illustrate the bond, emotion, light and heat”.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 22 October, 2014
Chris Dyson Architects converted a run down Victorian warehouse located in Londra, United Kingdom, into three large luxury units. This project successfully converted a run down Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch into three large, luxury units with a rooftop level copper clad extension. The character of the original warehouse is celebrated at every opportunity and emphasis is placed on using new materials that are complimentary to the character of the existing building.
The building was substantially thermally upgraded using an insulated external render to the exposed party wall which allowed the existing brick internal walls to be exposed and enjoyed. Historic Critall factory windows were refurbished and reinstated and a discreet copper clad box at roof level has large terraces to the north and south.
Photography by Peter Landers
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 21 October, 2014
Beautiful 1950’s California residence completely redesigned by Rachlin Partners, located in Los Angeles, United States.
Transformation of the Sawyer House began with gutting the entire interior of the 2,000-square-foot structure in two phases over a twenty-year period. A typical 1950’s California residence, the house lacked a definable style and was in poor condition due in part to damage from the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Outdated avocado-colored kitchen appliances finalized the decision to modify this quintessential California house. Only the foundation, exterior bearing walls and roof structure were retained.
The Sawyer House has a magnificent park-like setting on a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to a golf course, on a heavily wooded site. Although close to an urban environment, the house offers a sense of seclusion and space beyond the confines of its site. Both exterior and interior spaces have been organized to take full advantage of sweeping panoramic views and the extraordinary sense of space. Exterior areas include a front patio, side deck with fire pit, pool and spa and a raised deck/exterior lounge area.
Michael Rachlin’s approach to redesign of the structure blurs the line between traditional and modern, reinterpreting the archetypal vernacular using a minimalist language. Due to its relative small footprint, the house appears to be a modern-day cottage delineated by the geometric forms of hipped or gabled roofs with a series of cupolas added to the mix for visual interest.
At the south-facing front of the house, two freestanding peaked clapboard walls create the major formal gesture. The smaller wall defines a new entrance, while the larger wall delineates a semi-private front patio, which acts as an extension of the entrance hall and living room. Playing off the lines of the existing gabled roof, the architects created additional gable and hipped roof structures, as well as peaked interior spaces—establishing a motif for the entire the house. Both the living room and the master suite are airy, high-volume spaces filled with light and a feeling of calm, due in part to the skylight that runs the length of the upstairs ridge. (via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 16 October, 2014