I enjoy seeing peoples work spaces/offices/etc., I personally haven’t ever had the luxury of putting together a space of my own in the way I want, hoping 2013 will be the year though. Gil Inouoe recently got to photograph David Byrne’s office which I find to be perfect for the size, whats key for you to have in your work space?
This is Nemo 33, the deepest swimming pool in the world. Located in Brussels, Belgium, the 113 ft. deep diving facility was designed by diving expert John Beernaerts for instruction, recreation, and film production.
I love the layout and colors of the space; the multi-level plateaus at the top are incredible. This really has a sort of 2001 vibe with a healthy dose of spent fuel pool thrown in. Would love to have a swim in there.
More on Nemo 33
Stunning coloring on these illustrations from the 1930’s, making what some people find mondane very eye catching in my opinion.
“Scans from The function of colour in factories, schools & hospitals; 1930”
via Present & Correct
Lately we haven’t done much furniture postings which when we started I thought would be something we’d beat into the ground with an abundance of posts. Now that the blog keeps getting more and more great posts from the collective i’ll do my best to keep an eye out on some vintage furnishings and new work like these drawers from Finn Juhl which is classy mid modern design with a semi brighter color palette.
Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.
A lot of the houses I see around on the web that grab my eye always make me feel that “why not me? why can’t I have that?” feeling, this one did that 10 fold. It has that sunken in living room floor and the multilevel opening thru the center of the house. There’s this corner of the house that is glass that you need to see for yourself in the article that just made me soo pissed that I didn’t win the Mega Millions last week.
Full article via Dwell
The “Kitchen Satellite” by Luigi Colani, 1969. An exercise in extreme ergonomics, Colani’s kitchen was designed to have everything at arm’s length. The kitchen pod would connect to the main house. This is sort of the domestic equivalent of Vince Clarke’s dome studio, which it is my dream to replicate in my backyard, should I ever have one.
I could spend hours going through the Old S.F. website. Some interesting ones I found were the San Francisco Civic Auditorium, Union Square, Hunters Point, and Seals Stadium, but my favorite set has to be these interior shots of the Marina Branch Library.
Marina Branch Library was the 23rd branch established in the San Francisco Public Library system and originally opened to the public in 1954. It was designed by the architectural firm of Appleton and Wolfard at a cost of $156,742. Furnishings cost an additional $12,926.
Recently the branch underwent renovations and reopened in 2007 at a cost of $3.9 million. It’s a shame that libraries and offices rarely look like this anymore. Anyone else find any hidden gems on the site and care to share?
via Old S.F.
As I would have suspected, the master typographer Erik Spiekermann, has a deluxe, modern house in Berlin. Some features include a full Bulthaup kitchen, a bookshelf that requires a hoisting harness to peruse it, and prismatic windows that allow warmth from the sun to pass through only when hit at a low angle. Sold yet?
On the fifth floor is the office of Spiekermann and his wife Susanna Dulkinys—a designer. The sixth floor is the kitchen and living area while the seventh floor is the bedroom. All of the surfaces of the house are painted a shade of light grey. It keeps the interior bright and cool but not cold.
Susanna Dulkinys on keeping the house’s interior free from clutter:
It’s like creating white space so you can free your mind and be creative.
Found on Wanken
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