The Onyx Sofa designed by Peugeot Design is a 3-meter seat made using a combination of carbon fiber and a single piece of chiseled Volvic volcanic lava stone. Beautifully minimalistic.
Honeycomb is Sweet for the Soul
watercolor and ink
Decadent veranda on the Gulf coast, FL. Eric Watson Architect.
Poster Series of Philosophical Quotes
Some time ago I posted about this poster series by DesignDifferent and I still love every single piece of it. The designer created several illustrative posters based on well known philosophical quotes. Which one is your favorite?
New Majestic Hotel - Singapore
Snuggled in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, the New Majestic Hotel combines rich local heritage with modern design to create its own signature style, one that will set the trend for the new generation of Asian hotels. The property offers 30 individually designed rooms and suites, whose decors are themed around mirrors, the classic Singaporean shop house or exuberant pop art murals. Moreover, 5 of the hotel’s rooms have been personalized with unique furnishings, original artworks and one-off designer pieces by the city’s most creative artists. There’s also an exquisite on-site restaurant where award-winning Chef Yong Bing Ngen serves delicious contemporary Cantonese cuisine.
"‘Architects have to stop thinking in terms of buildings only. Built and physical architecture, freed from the technological limitations of the past, will more intensely work with spatial qualities as well as the psychological ones. The process of erection will get a new meaning, spaces will more consciously have haptic, optic and acoustic properties. A true architecture of our time will have to redefine itself and to expand its means. Many areas outside traditional building will enter the realm of architecture, as architecture and “architects” will have to enter new fields. All are architects. Everything is architecture.’"
Architect, theorist, artist, designer, and writer Hans Hollein has passed away at age 80. The 1985 recipient of the Pritzker prize, Hollein was a fairly polarized figure in architectural discourse, putting forth some of the more challenging and fascinating ideas on architecture, while producing some of the more disputed structures in recent architectural history.