nice shades

making space interesting or creating interesting space, some shades are becoming so large they begin to have their own room-like quality. large pendents could work in very open and spacious interiors to designate smaller, more intimate areas, or they could work as the one out-standing element in a smaller room.



i keep going back to this article from a 2007 objekt magazine that features an interior done by spanish designer ana borrallo. the house is in montreal. while my personal aesthetic tends towards a more subtle, clean line, uncluttered interior space, i really just like this interior. every room is bursting with texture, light, and color, it's pretty amazing. large windows are shielded with slats or blinds of different widths and colors allowing natural light to filter in and reflect through the space on countless accent mirrors, chrome finished pieces, and cut glass chandeliers. interior lighting is hidden under shelving, within recessed alcoves, and behind large acrylic and onyx wall panels. it's sensory...loaded.
images via borrallo

house in montreal


re-architecting healthcare

Foster+Partners use fresh air and natural light to cure ailments.  a new take on the architecture of healthcare seems fitting as we listen to the daily debate of the future of our own [health and care] here in the states.  as we face an aging population it is likely that better, more efficient accommodations will be on the boards in may architecture studios.



i have an affinity for architectural screens.  erwin hauer, creator of the screens below is still at work developing and installing similar creations internationally.  he is connected to josef albers, a german artist schooled at the weimar bauhaus in the 1920s.  it was albers who invited hauer to teach at princeton in the 1950s.


clean comfort circa 1960s

design and style icons exist because of some classic element having lasting appeal.  to me it is an item that remains true to what it is and the purpose it serves.  there are of course so many mid-century designs that have become symbols of what we now consider to be "modern".

the chair on the left is one which i have spotted in a number of recent publications, created by the australian designer grant featherston.  the chair on the right is a similar version recently displayed online.

grant featherston R160 armchair

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