Posts By Pirate Manu
These days, it’s a growing trend among large companies to assert individuality by arranging seats in harmony with the brand values and culture. When famous denim brand G-Star RAW has built new offices in Amsterdam last year in an industrial building under the famous signature of Rem Koolhaas, the choice of furniture came as a challenge.
This original and scultural cubic object was designed by architect Thomas Heatherwick . A “sitooterie” (Scottish origins) a is a small summer cabin that represents a place to “sit oot.” This cube has an aluminum structure, under 8 feet in each dimension and 5000 hollow pins radiating outward from slightly inside the interior. The ends of the tubes are covered with a translucent orange plastic, casting a sunlit array of bright squares into the cabin during the day, and beaming thousands of orange pinpricks when lit form within at night.
This new cocktail bar in Shanghai will be hard to find if you’re looking for a classic entrance into an unique locale as this. The place was designed by Alberto Caiola and it’s access is made through this Coca-Cola machine that can be spotted inside of an unconventional sandwich shop, called The Press.
Polish artist Jacek Yerka graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, specializing in printmaking and began working as an artist in 1980.
His 4siders series could be one of the most fascinating to observe, as each image portrays four different scenes.
Canadian photographer Joel Robison is always in search for surprising and surreal images of the world that he created. He likes to portray different scenes of nature, personal objects or people, often featuring the outdoors.
This abandoned ships is the SS Ayrfield which is more than 102 years old and even though it looks like is floating in fact is stuck in the mud, but at times during various tides it has the appearance of floating. The ship commissioned by the Commonwealth Government for the transportation of supplies to American, but by the 1972, the hull had been broken up and ended up in Homebush Bay.
Since then is housing a lush flora growing in its rusted hull and the fully-grown mangrove trees that have earned this 1140 tonne ship the name of “Floating Forest”.
Go from 1 to 8 and back. Jump on one foot, then two, get down pick up the stone and you go on. Hopscotch rules remained the same, but the silicone hopscotch makes a new world possible. Any child of the new generation has access to it whether they are in an interior space, like their home, or outside in the street. This silicone hopscotch is a contemporary version of a nostalgic game and it was designed by Anca Fetcu, due to the challenge of the Intro team to reinterpret a classic game and to adapt it to the imagination of children today.
Interbelic is the name of a surprising bar in the heart of Bucharest. Like the secret bar entrances of New York in the ’20s and’ 30s, the entrance is not clearly indicated. But as you enter, you are transported into a jazzy scenario like the ones from the mysterious gangster films, where they sip from a glass of whiskey in a decadent and very scenographic manner. The interior design is signed by the team from Lama Architecture Studio.
The latest project of peinter and now interior architect Alexandra Zabunov, is this bright and eclectic apartment. Each piece of furniture tells a story full of meanings, the interior is decorated and outlined to match the effervescent creativity and personality of its owner.
Inside this space, Alexandra introduced several pieces with charm, such as the sofa with five different backs and the table with solid oak wood countertop, all handmade specially made for this project.
Bocca Lupo is a new and surprising italian restaurant in Bucharest. It’s name comes from the italian expression “in bocca al lupo” that may sound scary but in fact is a literal reference to the jaws of a predator that means “lucky”. The architect, Corvin Cristian had the opportunity to reinterpret the traditional style of the region of Tuscany and create a space “washed” by natural light. The retro feeling of the place is suggested by the use of objects that relates to the sceneries from Italian films of the 50s and 60s.
Almost 4 years from his departure from Dior and only 100 people invited to his first couture show for Maison Martin Margiela, John Galliano was back in business. The collection is called Artisan and took place in London at five o’clock.
His collection was flamboyant, and was described by Red magazine as ‘A mixture of Belgian chic, Parisian couture and a Galliano wild streak this #MargielaMonday hasn’t been a boring one!’
Although she has a tiny studio, Seoul based artist, JeeYoung Lee has a limitless and surreal imagination. In her 3 x 6 meter room, she managed to create this materialised “world” that came from her desires. The scenes have always has hand-made props, without any post-shoot digital edit of the images she takes.
This installation is called “Snowflake” and was created by the designer Tokujin Yoshioka who previously worked for Hermes, for their window display design. This time, Kartell has engaged him to do this amazing project for their flagship store in Milan. He was able to recreate the feeling and atmosphere of winter and snow through his installation made entirely from transparent acrylic prism rods.
Designed by Nextoffice Design Studio, this flexible and unexpected house is a result of an well thought out architectural project for the narrow but deep urban plot given. The most visible and amazing element is the two-dimensional façade that can be turned into a three-dimensional one, option that came from the traditional Iranian homes to have an all seasons rooms.
Fine Fun Food. This is how you can describe this Catalan restaurant in Singapore named FOC (which means ‘fire’ in Catalan) that was completed by the design studio Lagranja in 2014. The restaurant displays the colorful, playfuness and vivid lifestyle of the Catalans and here is reflected by the ‘capgrossos’ which are the giant, white papier-mâché that float above the tables or by the domino tiles that are used as a finish for the bar.
Anastasia Radevich is of Belarusian origin but a Montreal-based shoe designer who looks at the world in a different and courageous way. She is inspired by the work of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen (she was hired by him when she appeared at his studio door) and she collaborated with well-know brands as Zara, Aldo and shoe designers like Nicholas Kirkwood.
Located in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, the Kayanoya Shop was designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates for a soy sauce manufacturer.
“Kayanoya originates in Kuhara Shoyu,Kyushu, a soy sauce manufacturer whose history dates back more than 120 years. The Kayanoya Shop in Nihonbashi is a reproduction of their traditional warehouse which we visited in Kyushu.”
This curvaceous shapes can be found in Littlehampton, West Sussex along the local coastline and are inspired by the undulating sand dunes in the area. The Acoustic Shells are designed by the Flanagan Lawrence Architects with the purpose to ”create a pair of doubly curved sprayed concrete shells which emerge from the field of grass.”