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Ron Arad: Aerial Light

News of the upcoming Ron Arad season at the Barbican — Ron Arad: Restless — reminded me of one of my favourite early Arad pieces, the Aerial Light. I love it’s raw, cyberpunked-up looks, typical of the bold, experimental and inventive approach of this internationally acclaimed artist, architect and design maverick.

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Jeltje Photography

This beautiful interior shot by Jeltje Photography struck a chord with me. Possibly to do with the fact that not only do I love clean, white minimal interiors like this (“no shit Sherlock..!” I hear you say) but also because Mrs C wants us to get a greyhound.

Thanks to Daniel.

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Morning Glory

Morning Glory is a poetic, interactive and modular sun blind and illumination system conceived by Belgian designer, Wendy Legro.

Morning Glory

Working autonomously with a light-sensor, mechanical flowers on a frame attached to a window are closed during the day enabling sunlight to come in. When the sun sets, the flowers open and start to emit light.

The hexagonal shape enables a number of flowers to be linked together to fully cover a window.

Via Dailytonic.

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Blanc Industrie

Blanc Industrie is a system of illuminated display stands with inflatable shapes floating above them, devised by French designers Mathieu Bassée and Christophe Dubois for an exhibition at Paris art/science centre Le Laboratoir in which objects were displayed backlit from beneath on seven plinths that also doubled as storage crates.

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OfficePOD

I want this for my garden.

OfficePOD is a prefab home office unit that provides nearly 7′ x 7′ of office space and storage in a curvy, contemporary package. I have always said that a man needs a shed in which to tinker – I reckon this comes close as a viable alternative for the 21st century.

OfficePOD

OfficePOD

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Kvadrat

Peter Saville has collaborated with architect David Adjaye, on the new London headquarters of Danish textile giants, Kvadrat.

The building features a striking staircase combining concrete and glass in a spectrum of colour that is typically Saville .

Kvadrat

Kvadrat

Via We Heart.

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Otter Cove Residence

Otter Cove Residence

Perched on a cliff, with stunning views of the Pacific, the Otter Cove Residence in Carmel, California, by Sagan Piechota Architecture, is certainly my idea of an ocean front property.

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Nichigetsumochi

Nichigetsumochi

The use of concrete and black steel in this interior, designed by Isolation Unit for Osaka based traditional confectionary store Nichigetsumochi, acts as a counterpoint to the softness and delicacy of the ricecakes.

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Delfin-Postigo home

Fashion designer David Delfin and architect turned photographer Gorka Postigo sure do have themselves a beautiful pad.

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The Douglas House

The Douglas House on the shores of Lake Michigan is one of several spectacular residences Richard Meier completed early in his career and that helped to solidify his reputation.  The whiteness and pure geometry of the house stand in sharp contrast to the pine trees that surround it whilst the openness of the plan and the glass elevations ensure dramatic lake and shoreline views throughout.

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