Instead of the title of “designer,” Alessandro Mendini should be given the title of investigative designer, for what he discovered and revealed easily made him one of the most influential designers of our time. With several international awards under his belt (the Compasso d’oro in 1979 and ’82 as well as an honorary title from [...]
For the past ten years, the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair has invited a guest designer to create a lounge space at the entry of the fair. This year, Oki Sato, the chief designer and founder of Japan-based Nendo was chosen. Mr. Sato’s installation, called Snow-capped Mountains, was meant to give the impression of floating high in the clouds [...]
This week, 5–9 of February, is Stockholm Design Week and the coinciding Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. Yesterday I spent the day browsing the fair and its more than 750,000 square feet of Nordic furniture and lighting design. Bright colors are “in” and good ‘ol wood hasn’t lost its charm, but nothing made quite the same [...]
I wanted to begin my time posting here at Need Supply Co by introducing you to the city where I live, Gothenburg, Sweden and one of its most iconic landmarks—Skanskaskrapan. Gothenburg, Sweden (Göteborg in Swedish—pronounced “yota-bori”) is the second largest city in Sweden with around 550,000 residents. This historically industrial town was built at the [...]
The ninety mile stretch of pristine California coastline known as Big Sur is home to a diverse population of rare and endangered plants and animals, and thusly, The Big Sur Coastal Land Use Plan strictly governs development in this virtually untouched region of the Pacific coast. One of the country’s most stringent building policies, it requires archeological [...]
It’s hard to believe that most things can be around for 100 years, especially when it comes to design or architecture styles. Take for example Palladian Neo-Classicism, named after the Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), which celebrated the beauty of symmetry and had the appreciation to detail. This is the style of architecture that was [...]
Recently, Dwell Magazine featured a Southern California home with the tag line reading: “A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails”…needless to say, we were hooked already. Designed by Maurice McKenzie in the early 1980s, the home is now owned by Doug Paton and Stacey [...]
“CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.” We are excited to carry CLOG for just those reasons. We love the fact that it presents opinions and [...]
Yes, we know. There are a million photos of similar, gorgeous interiors floating around the internet. It’s nothing new at all. But, then again, when you come across one that you really like, sharing it is the best thing you can do. The following are some shots from Mark Borthwick’s Brooklyn home. It’s hard not [...]
This weekend, at some point after very many Maker’s and Coke, I ended up talking to an older fellow who had traveled up and down the coast of California several times. We attempted to have a somewhat intellectual talk on architecture in that area and the Hearst Castle continually came into view. I had no [...]
I’ve always thought that if you got about 25 of your friends to all go in on a small plot of land in Costa Rica, it really couldn’t cost that much. Build a nice little bungalow out there and live off the land. Well Benjamin Garcia Saxe did just that, except he probably didn’t bring [...]
I noticed some small buds on a Dogwood tree this weekend and realized that spring is coming up fast. Imagine walking out onto this deck in Portland, OR. and smelling the spring air. Designed for the Wilkinson family, this house gets my vote. Click for the continuation. >via
I would love to be able to take a weekend gettaway to this house. It was designed by Piet Hein Eek, using locally fallen logs for the exterior shell. The interior is simple and modest, built primarily as a music-study environment. Click for the continuation.
A few days ago, I was thinking, about how I used to think that people who invested in luxurious summer homes were pretentious snobs that had too much money. However, with the unbearable cold that’s sweeping through the East Coast right now, I now see those summer home owners as pure geniuses. For example, Imagine [...]
This house was designed by Hein-Troy architects to almost blend it to it’s surroundings. The PMS color of the house was matched as closely as possible to the surrounding grass. The interior might be a bit too modern for me, but the exterior shape and composition are super appealing. Click for the continuation.
Check out this amazing earthship house that SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects designed. It uses a bunker style design that allows almost the entire structure to sit within the earth. Click for the continuation and check out how big that bed is at the end. via