These images are the work of designer Osiris Hertman. What I love about his work is that it seems curated over a long period of time. Rather than have the highly glossed, brand new finished look , his spaces feel experienced, well-cultured and full of narrative.
These images are of a coversion of an old house in Mexico City into a library and cultural centre. The project was headed by Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Arquitectura 911sc. The library is designed as an urban garden library, framed by a concrete portal and enclosed on one side by glass curtain wall and held by a classical heritage facade on the other.
I find the resultant space and form an innovative take on the traditional forecourt to most classical facades. More so the walls cladded in literature adds so elaborately to the space.
These images are the catwalk design for the Vionnet Ready-to-Wear 2013 Fashion week show at the Paris Intercontinental Hotel. Designed and produced by Bureau Betak, the LED-illuminated forest of columns and their stylized proportion made for a dynamic centerpiece to the classical and ornate architectural backdrop of the Intercontinental Heritage Hotel.
Quirky, cultural and contemporary design for branding and interiors by BLOW for Torimen, a yakitori & ramen restaurant in Hong Kong.
Love the combinations of manga sketches, monochromatic tones and rust cladding and bold patterns.
These images are the collaborative work of artist Kustaa Saksi and architect Gert Wingårdh who were given the task to design the discussion and presentation pavilion for the Hello events programme at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.
As Rob Alderson, for It’s Nice That put it :
“More often than not, when it comes to theorising design through discussions and seminars, aesthetic considerations go out of the window. It’s common to see art and design experts explore big ideas against dull, uninspiring or oddly clinical backdrops. But not so in Sweden, where artist Kustaa Saksi and architect Gert Wingårdh have created the most extraordinary setting … Using an incredible 700,000 illustrated sheets of A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points, the duo have produced a jaw-dropping physical space in which discussions will take on a whole new dimension.”
Beyond providing a bit of artistic visual distraction during the event, the pavilion is a contemporary ode to the fresco-ed awe-inspiring ceilings of cathedrals, churches and temples. The graphics embody themes of orientalism, art, mathematics, science and psychedelia.
Stunning composition of raw idustrial space and materials and glossy geometric patterns for an open plan courtyard house in São Paulo by Brazilian architects Terra e Tuma.
An article / Oral history written by columnist Kelley Hoffman for NYMag’s The Cut.
The article captures the spirit and culture of the Beatrice Inn in New York City. It’s a great article, with some great stories for the contemporary club culture addict.