martes, 30 de abril de 2013


Born from Kyoto's Tradition of Beauty

It is said that the history of wire netting ware ("Kanaami" in Japanese) in Kyoto goes back more than ten centuries. Used as kitchen utensils in Kyoto cuisine, these tools have been cherished by chefs in the city through the ages.

At Kanaami-Tsuji, using the wisdom and experience of the past, our concept is to produce handmade utensils that can be also used in contemporary lifestyles.
At Kanaami-Tsuji, using original techniques such as kiku-dashi ("chrysanthemum pattern") and kikko-ami ("tortoise shell netting"), we offer tofu servers and tea sifts that are individually handmade. We also accept custom-made orders for metal grills to match specific bowls or vessels.
Furthermore, we also produce ceremonial keko dishes used in Buddhist rituals.In these ways our hand woven metal products take a variety of shapes and are sold in various retailers around the country. In recent years, we have actively incorporated new metal weaving techniques. via artnau

lunes, 29 de abril de 2013

Tomorrowland / Bend Sandler

There is a home where the inner mess of its inhabitants contrasts with the immaculateness of the dwelling, a paradox of atemporal permanence, where every clue is a lie. Together and apart, a couple appears in the contradiction of their distant closeness. Solely the strange presence of a young woman, seemingly indifferent to the ambient heaviness, invigorates the house of her lightness. As we progress in this journey, these mysteries becomes more transparent, yet opaque: its undoubtedly a car flying away into the forest under the reverberating light. Does it carry the wife away? Will she finally manage to resolve her indecision? An invitation to the dreams and reflections in the labyrinth of an ambiguous world. via bensandler

jueves, 25 de abril de 2013

US 2009 - 2012 by Kim Zwarts

A series of compositions in color of urban and scenic contexts, connections, history and places in the USA, photography Kim Zwarts.

miércoles, 24 de abril de 2013

Swiss Studiohouse

Arquitecture by Degelo Architects.
images Simon Watson.

jueves, 18 de abril de 2013

Villa Planchart 1953 1957 / Gio Ponti

Fascinated by Ponti's love for architecture, Anala and Armando Planchart commissioned him to design their home in the Venezuelan capital. 

"The captions under the very meticulous photographs by Paolo Gasparini can help us understand the characteristics of this structure dedicated to Anala and Armando Planchart much better than any separate text. It is located in Caracas, on top of acerro (hill) that overlooks the heights from which you can view the city in a marvelous perspective (Caracas stretches out into a valley that runs between the higher slopes of the El Avila mountains on the one hand and these softer hills on the other). Paolo Gasparini worked not only as the expert photographer that he is in this difficult field of architectural photography but also as a connoisseur of architecture (without which it would be impossible to photograph it). He has photographically rendered this complex in the best way possible, as it is difficult to reproduce because each space opens on many sides to other spaces, leading to a series of changing architectural events, composed and integrated with one another, with crossed and crossing views, transverses, sequences, from top to bottom and vice versa; with level changes and transparencies, composing planes and spaces in a game with no interruptions, in which new perspectives always appear and are framed as the visitor moves"

A florentine villa- Gio Ponti 
via domusweb

miércoles, 17 de abril de 2013

Pie Dehne home

The expansive and scarcely inhabited upstate New York is the choice of many New York artists who wish to live closer to nature, yet stay in relative proximity to the city. Two years ago the painter Pia Dehne and her husband left their Bushwick, Brooklyn loft behind and moved to the the wilderness of the Catskill Mountains. Originally from Düsseldorf, Germany, where she attended the Academy of Arts as a Masters student under Markus Lüpertz, Pia moved to Berlin in the early nineties and then to New York in 1999.
In the first years in New York, she was actively involved with the city’s dynamic international art scene; an exhilarating but also very distracting engagement. Pia and her husband Mark Ohe are nature lovers at heart. Gradually, they started to spend more and more time upstate which finally resulted in the decision to make Catskills their primary residence. Pia is and has always has been a painter; it is her primary calling and defines everything she does. Unlike many artists, she has never had another profession on the side or shifted her focus elsewhere. Her gracious, sun flooded house on a green hill is the perfect place to allow her imagination to flow and concentrate on her practice. The finished products are intrinsically skillful paintings that investigate the spiritual and philosophical explorations of appearance and non-appearance. via