Photos: Marcello Mariana.
Garden sheds are often wonderful places where people can tinker and work in a modicum of solitude without feeling disconnected from civilization. What ideas have been given form in these unlikely laboratories for the human mind and soul. Traditionally however, they have tended to be wooden sheds, informal, makeshift, leaky and strewn with gardening tools.
The Italian practice Act_Romegialli has converted an old car garage into a shed that they call Green Box. Externally it is difficult to see what, if anything, they have done as creepers and other plants have totally enveloped the structure. Of course this is no accident, but it charmingly appears as though the garage has been subsumed in nature. Read more
Some of the most creative art often seem to come as a reaction to the most adverse circumstances. But where your business is to commercially manufacture creativity, it seems that an atmosphere that is unusual or creatively conceived is required, both as a badge of honour or marketing opportunity for the company that works from the space, and as a kind of lubricant to encourage the flow of creative juices amongst its staff.
Here we see how Morpho Studio have created the right atmosphere for Pride and Glory Interactive’s head offices in Krakow Poland. Read more
This delightful sofa is designed by Kyoko Inoda and Dane, Nils Sveje, who together founded their studio Indoa + Sveje. They have now moved from Copenhagen and operate out of Milan. Read more
Photos: Peter van Dijk.
After a long period of indecision I have finally given-up on books, well the printed version at least. Audio books and ebooks are convenient to read and best of all easy to store. I am not the only one of course, in fact I have been a late adopter as they say. It is in response to fewer printed books being purchased that Reinier de Jong has revised its well known classic the REK expandable bookcase.
Is this a counter intuitive move? Read more
When the German designer Oliver Schick wanted to create a rocking chair, he was able to see past the time honoured notion of a one-piece rigid chair that relied upon a curved ski-like base to rock.
Instead, he imparted a minimalist elegance to a design that yields-not its true function to the casual observer, but requires and invites a more direct and engaged interaction.
To understand it you must sit on it! Read more