The Aura collection by Dutch furniture and interior design brand JSPR consists of a variety of three circle shaped lighting items in different sizes.
Crafted of Anodized aluminium and fixed with fairground light bulbs these design objects are sophisticated yet playful. It is possible to connect thru the Aura’s; create an immense lighting object by making a range of the same or different sizes offered.
These lighting items ad a luxurious and intense atmosphere to a space, whether it’s in a hospitality facility, in an office, a living room or even in a club. Available in three standard colours: black, silver and gold. Every other colour is available on request.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 25 February, 2014
The house was designed as a sanctuary from the surrounding urban environment, as well as a series of memorable architectural spaces with the people that live in them at their conceptual core.
Casa 2G creates sensory experiences and moments that enrich its inhabitant’s daily lives, thanks in part to its sparse materiality and handmade features, which pay tribute to the artisan work of local craftsmen. The nature of this space contrasts with false ideas of human progress in a world dominated by appearances and trends.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 24 February, 2014
Sound and image have a big impact on my life. I believe they deserve the same attention as furniture or artworks at home, this is why I fell in love with Vifa.
Denmark’s Vifa, an audio specialist with over eighty years experience, maker of loudspeakers for many well-known brands, now go it alone creating their own line of speakers each named after a Nordic capital. First up, the Copenhagen. As you’d expect, hailing from Scandinavia, design shares equal billing performance. The matt polished aluminium frame features six choices from world-reknowned fabric makers Kvadrat who you may remember from a certain Norse Projects/Vans collaboration.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 21 February, 2014
Jake Phipps in collaboration with BOSA have designed a lamp system named Tweetie, for manufacturer CASAMANIA. Jake Phipps’s idea of the cage traces the tradition of canary in homes. Canary presence in households dates back to the Egyptian and Roman civilizations; in Middle Ages and in English courts, it was a sign of good manners to have canaries in the sitting room. Thus, an icon of British high-ranking state turns into a CASAMANIA object-lamp. A symbolic figure, enhanced by gold plating and made useful for its illuminating function.
Birds are made in BOSA hand-decorated ceramics, black painted or 24 carats gold plated, the frame is in metal rod, either black painted or gold plated in the total gold version. The LED lighting fixture is mounted in the base of the cage, covered by a double shielding in polycarbonate, that on the one hand lights up the environment, on the other the inside of the cage.
Materials and finishes
Cage: metal rod, either black painted or 24 carats gold plated.
Bird: hand-decorated ceramics, black painted or 24 carats gold plated.
Colours: gold, black.
Small: H. 46 cm – ø 41 cm
Large: H. 56 cm – ø 41 cm
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 21 February, 2014
The clients came to Australian architecture firm Vibe Design Group‘s office with the intention of moving into property development. Common ground was that they were focused on presenting projects with high design content supporting a different visual approach.
In the early design phase the architcts were looking to create an open, more interactive street presence which led to a very different design response.
The actual front façade was inspired by the study of 60s and early 70s stereo cabinets with the slatted timber reflecting the slotted speaker elements, in this case they accommodate the covered entry and private en suite window. The house sits lightly balanced on angled steel posts again reminiscent of the stereo cabinet legs, which affords the house the appearance of floating out across the land.
The project sits well in its treed environs, Silvertop Ash was chosen as the cladding because its eventual grey colour will blend completely and afford a sense of belonging in the treed backdrop.
Silvertop Ash timber has a unique ability to assimilate into the surrounds, offering a very different visual affect. To the North the timber is still evident but only on the third storey – as from this vantage point we wanted the upper level to appear as a tree house. ExoTec Façade Panel System was the other main material used because it offers a refreshing contrast to the timber.
The cut out element of the living area window directs the line of sight down to the pool, BBQ area and backyard space – protecting privacy.
The interior begins with a flat veneer wall on approach. It’s intention is to create the feeling of being at the base of a huge tree.
Practically, it houses the cloak, powder room, cellar and on into the integrated kitchen. It’s all achieved with hidden doors that, when opened, offer an unexpected surprise. This house is open yet private and the timber feature wall of the interior invites a journey of discovery. The cantilevered box on the street facade internally houses the day bed and library which interacts with the study space. The study has a glass splash back wall chosen for it’s ability to reflect the outer landscape.
A dumbwaiter is included which travels up from the garage into the scullery that resides behind one of the four integrated doors in the kitchen area. The classic Calcutta Marble has been used in the bathrooms, while the kitchen has Caesar stone bench tops and a preparation cube at the end of the main island bench.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 20 February, 2014
Change the lampshades and adapt the lighting to your own mood with these adorable pendant lighting from Schneid! Change your room and your living space atmosphere! This lamp is made to live and grow with you for a long time.
The socket of the Eikon, made of certified ash, oak or bamboo, constitutes the minimalist and clean base of the lamp. Attached with magnets, the metal or silicone shade forms a perfect contrast with its beautiful and vibrant colours.
The EIkon speaks a clear form language and stands in a Scandinavian design tradition. It emerged from the idea to create a synthesis of the popular industrial-style and a Scandinavian cozy, familar product tradition with the combination of the materials wood and metal or silicone.
Due to the removable, interchangeable lampshade, the lamp can be installed in all kinds of rooms and living areas. The modular und flexible system can therefore help to rearrange a room again and again, according to taste and requirements.
Also for bigger spaces, like salesrooms and hotels, the lamp offers a high degree of variability since different colors and shapes can simply be exchanged and combined.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 19 February, 2014