jueves, 27 de diciembre de 2012


Norm Architects and Danish designhouse Menu have joined forces with Copenhagen restaurateurs Cofoco, to create a distinctly urban restaurant with obvious romantic and rural references. Höst is an embodiment of the clash between romanticism and modernity. A space of multiple stories intertwining and correlating to form an inspirational and aesthetic universe for all senses.

An obvious and reoccurring characteristic of both concept and cooperation is the juxtaposition of elements. Höst is rustic gone simplistic. Rural gone urban. Past gone contemporary. 

The classic virtues of Nordic cooking have found its contemporary counterpart at Höst. In the kitchen traditional ingredients are combined with the visions characterizing New Nordic Cuisine. And in the restaurant loads of green plants, woolen blankets and the warmth of used wooden planks soften and complement the tight no-nonsense architectural aesthetic so distinct for Norm. Furthermore, Norm has ventured into sustainable interior design by implementing details such as cut-up Euro-pallets, vintage lamps and even windows from an old hospital.

Norm and Menu have designed and produced New Norm Dinnerware exclusively for Höst, and if you dig deep you will find a hidden world of Scandinavian taste. On several levels modernity and interaction become evident in New Norm Dinnerware. The multitude of parts, materials and colors provides numerous possibilities and expressions, and when you flip over certain parts, you will find an entry to www.newnorm.dk, an online inspirational universe of everything distinctly Scandinavian - from moods and designs to produce and recipes.

The juxtapositions found throughout Höst and New Norm Dinnerware serve as the foundation for a symbiotic relation that comes to define what is “New Nordic”: A timeless aesthetic rooted in traditions and driven forward by visions. via thisispaper.com

viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012

Matt Bower

Matt Bower aka Terrapin Dawg (raddest alias) has a wonderful collection of photos that he’s taken around the states in places like georgia, alabama, michigan… also be sure to check out his trip to India and a great collection of vintage family photos. via missmoss 

jueves, 20 de diciembre de 2012

House on the Cliff

Fran Silvestre Architects finished a ‘House on the Cliff’, an abrupt plot of land overlooking the sea, where what is best is to do nothing. It invites to stay. Due to the steepness of the plot and the desire to contain the house in just one level, a three-dimensional structure of reinforced concrete slabs and screens adapting to the plot’s topography was chosen, thus minimizing the earthwork. This monolithic, stone-anchored structure generates a horizontal platform from the accessing level, where the house itself is located. The swimming-pool is placed on a lower level, on an already flat area of the site. The concrete structure is insulated from the outside and then covered by a flexible and smooth white lime stucco. The rest of materials, walls, pavements, the gravel on the roof etc. all maintain the same colour, respecting the traditional architecture of the area, emphasizing it and simultaneously underlining the unity of the house. via ignant

martes, 18 de diciembre de 2012

Tracy Wilkinson

With her undone blonde locks, oversized white T-Shirt, and her loyal dog companion Simba, designer Tracy Wilkinson could pass as the epitome of a Californian girl. But born in the rural surroundings of Yorkshire in northern England, life didn‘t always look so sunny: “When you grow up in a quiet place and you are shy and introverted, you develop a fairly elaborate fantasy life,“ says Tracy about her childhood and the origin of her creativity.
Growing up, her interest in fashion and the act of creating something quickly began to spark. She attended every rummage sale and visited every Oxfam store she could find, in order to create her very own form of expression through clothing. With a lot of free time on her hands, she started not only to sew clothes for her dolls, but eventually came up with patterns and cuts for her very own outfits. Being more and more certain of having found her creative outlet, she studied fashion design at The Royal College of Art and worked in London’s fashion field before a fateful letter from a friend who migrated to the US, should change her destiny for good.
As life in the US seemed way more exciting than in her native England, without looking back she packed her belongings and moved overseas. Almost 20 years later, she now lives in a beautiful house in Mount Washington, overlooking the L.A. hills and spends her days exploring different types of handcrafts, ranging from pottery to blacksmithing and weaving. When you look at the materials Tracy chooses to work with – clay, natural cane, wood and cotton, you see that her artisanal artworks not only breath the free spirit of the 70s, but always remind us of the imperfection and the beauty of life. photos: Brian Ferry via freundevonfreunden