jueves, 17 de abril de 2014

Fictional couple living in Vitrahaus by StudioIlse


he loft of Harri and Astrid in Weil am Rhein, Germany, is the perfect fusion of their Finnish and German heritage: easy, understated and practical. A musician and set designer, respectively, they've blended their passions harmoniously, building a space for work, rest and entertaining that is full of light and life. Along the way they've been guided by a tenet of the legendary Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, that 'every house should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people'.
Harri and Astrid are, of course, fictional characters. They represent the shared values of Artek and Vitra, the two contemporary design brands that joined forces last autumn. Ilse Crawford of Studioilse curated the design of the loft, atop VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein, not only to celebrate Vitra's recent acquisition of Artek - founded by Aalto - but to portray the collections as they are in life, not as artworks behind glass.
The loft will be open to the public all year, as an extension of the Vitra campus.

viernes, 11 de abril de 2014

Bec Brittain

Bec Brittain founded her studio in 2011. Her designs draw upon a varied professional and educational background of architecture, philosophy, and product design; the work brings those different themes together, shaping the complexity to arrive at a new clarity.
Located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, her studio focuses primarily on high-end lighting and prioritizes manufacturing locally. Bec has been featured in numerous publications such as The New York Times, Elle DÉCOR and Wallpaper magazine. Her clients are among the top designers and architects of today and her work can be seen in commercial and residential projects across the globe. via artnau


jueves, 10 de abril de 2014

miércoles, 9 de abril de 2014

Huacachina, Peru's Magnificent Desert Oasis

Just 8 km away from the city of Ica, in southern Peru, lies the picturesque desert oasis of Huacachina. Built around a small natural lake and surrounded by enormous sand dunes that stretch several hundred feet high, Huacachina has the looks and feel of a remote Saharan outpost, but in reality is only an hour’s drive away from the Pacific coast. Huacachina has long been a tourist destination for wealthy local families from the nearby city of Ica, and lately a major destination for sandborders who travel from all around the world to ride the peaks.
The oasis is basically a collection of resorts and restaurants around a blue-green lagoon surrounded by huge sand dunes, with a permanent population of around 100, who depend entirely on tourism.