These 16 self catering apartments by Nils Holger Moormann are so well considered I would love to find an excuse and the money to go and rent the whole place.
Since 1982 the self-taught Nils Holger Moormann, has been one of the protagonists of the “New German Design” school producing and selling products from young, unknown designers. Following the main principles of simplicity, intelligence and innovation, the items are generally characterised by innovative precisely detailed solutions and simple form. Moormann has been awarded numerous international design prizes for his multidisciplinary practice and furniture and accessories line.
Ernest & Co is a furniture and product design brand led by Duncan Bull. Ernest & Co is focused towards designing products that will not only stand out, but stand as timeless pieces using British craftsmen to keep the dying trades in the UK alive.
From the designer:
A History Lesson.
Remember the hardwood? The squeak of a sneaker. The sound of the whistle. That last second shot. The Gymnasium Collection takes its inspiration from a simpler time in our lives when victories were measured on scoreboards and teamwork wasn’t just for meetings.
The first incarnation of this line was launched in 2008 with our High School History Lesson series. Created from recycled gym floorboards, this limited edition collection used the graphic lines and simple silhouettes of the court to pay tribute to the simplicity and spirit of sport.
Today, it reinvents itself as Gymnasium, a mass-produced series that uses sustainable, eco-friendly materials like renewable pine and controlled Danish oak with water-based fixatives and varnishes. The result is a brilliant series, sold globally by Mater and crafted by Denmark’s oldest cabinet makers Bruno Hansen Carpentry.
Like its predecessor, Gymnasium honors its past while investing in the future. For every piece purchased, Mater donates a percentage of the profits to promoting sports in developing countries, allowing a new generation to be inspired to play and create.
via Design Milk
I’ve been a long time admirer of Matthew Hilton’s work and was looking forward to hearing him talk at London Design Week 2011 but just realised it was last years schedule I was looking at - so I’m a bit late.
He has just launched his new website though which is definitely work a peek - beautiful furniture in perfect locations.
Opened by the Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in May 2011, nArchitects Forest Pavilion is a shaded meeting and performance space for visitors to the Da Nong Da Fu Forest and Eco-park in Hualien province.
The pavilion is comprised of eleven vaults built with freshly cut green bamboo.
A thoughtfully curated selection of Scandinavian and Japanese products at Mjolk. Admiring their packaging too.
A wonderful example of using structure as signature for a space with intelligent integration of storage throughout.
Branchline by Quarterre is a space efficient bike rack. I have been researching bike racks for sometime for a small design office project I am working on and these are by far the best but sadly out of our budget.
Sculpted with wood and metal, its adjustable arms can be tailored to fit each bike frame’s geometry. The stand can be leant against any wall or inverted to clear floor area in smaller spaces.
Petite Friture is a French design manufacturer.
It was born from a hint of feeling, a bit of fascination and a lot of firm conviction.
A fad. For objects, their curves and their aspect. For their authors, their creativeness and their calling into question.
A discrete and sculptural hand finished wooden jewellery case designed by Saskia Diez for e15.
The futuristic monuments photographed by Jan Kempenaers as he traveled throughout the Balkans, are part of a series of monuments commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš). They were designed by different sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković…), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their “patriotic education.” After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned.