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Cafe+Space Beyond

Cafe+Space Beyond

Cute concept for this cafe and creative space in Fukuoka, Japan.

Via Fubiz.

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Hundehäuser Cubix

The Hundehäuser Cubix is the dream home for the dog who knows his Mies van der Rohe from his Marcel Breuer and has an appreciation for Bauhaus living.

Hundehäuser Cubix

There’s certainly nothing unhappy about these hipsters!

Via The Coolist.

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United Nude

United Nude

Dutch architect Rem D Koolhaas and British shoemaker Galahad Clark have launched the latest collection of ‘architectural’ footwear for their brand United Nude.

Pictured above (from the top) are ‘Ultra Loop Buckle’ and ‘Frame’.

Via Dezeen.

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Bark Design Architects

Bark Design Architects

I am not one prone to envy but the studio that Bark Design Architects, a small Australian practice located in Noosa Heads, Queensland, have designed for themselves to work in, has me turning shades of green.

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William Krisel

William Krisel

A great archive of photographs of the work of Mid-Century Modernist architect William Krisel over on PS Modcom (The Palm Springs Modern Commitee), together with a collection of his hand drawn renderings.

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House in Hiro

Another fine example by Japanese architects Suppose Design Office, displaying their ability to make concrete beautiful through clever juxtaposition with other materials and the use of light.

House in Hiro

Built in an area of Hiroshima where there are no outdoor gardens, they have created the kind of place that you could almost call a real garden, with  sunlit rooms using natural materials and raw finishing in an effort to evoke elements of the outdoors and bring a sense of the garden indoors.

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House in Koamicho

House in Koamicho

House in Koamicho is a residence in Hiroshima, Japan, designed by Japanese architects Suppose Design Office. Situated on a long narrow plot, residents move between rooms through covered courtyards and glazed spaces planted with small trees to give glimpses of the outside.

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Lodge hair salon

Japanese architects Suppose Design Office have completed a hair salon in Hiroshima, Japan, with a band of mirror glass wrapped around the cutting space. Called Lodge, the salon interior features bare wooden furniture, and the mirror is frosted except for areas where clients will be seated.

Lodge hair salon

I love the spartan, raw, elegance of this space and those beautiful barber-shop chairs.

Via Dezeen.

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Well Transparent Chair

Well Transparent Chair is a new work by Ron Arad, created for the benefit of Barbican Art Gallery in conjunction with their forthcoming major exhibition, Ron Arad: Restless.

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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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