martes, 28 de octubre de 2014

Kintsugi (Japanesegolden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (Japanesegolden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered goldsilver, or platinum a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.



lunes, 27 de octubre de 2014

House of the week 06 / Residéncia Cavanelas / Oscar Niemeyer.

Residência Cavanelas in Brazil, was built in 1954 by Oscar Niemeyer, one of the key figures in the modern architecture movement. Best known for his state buildings, the Brazilian architect designed a number of mid-century houses.


jueves, 23 de octubre de 2014

Daniel Carlsten / Osteria Fransescana

Osteria Fransescana, located in Modena, Italy, is considered one of the world’s foremost restaurants, and have been honored with three stars, the highest possible level, from the world’s most revered restaurant guide, Guide Michelin. Commissioned by NownessErik Wåhlström and I went there to capture a day at the restaurant, along with their founder and head chef Massimo Buttura.


miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

New York Living rooms / Dominique Nabokov


New York Living Rooms is not exactly about interior decoration. Although it represents a special stylistic and aesthetic approach, it is above all a document. No rearranging, no adding of bouquets, no use of floodlights. I approach the living rooms like I approach the people I photograph: a portrait as close to reality as possible.
I have always been an advocate of photography free of heavy equipment; if I can avoid strobe, flash, and even a tripod; I do. I believe in mobility. For this book I used the Polaroid camera 600 SE, this time with a tripod and the Polaroid Colorgraph type 691 film, which provides a full color positive transparency in 4 minutes (exactly the time it takes to boil my eggs)–what a thrill and relief it is to have the result right away! Color photography is rarely a satisfying medium–too beautiful or too ugly, and mostly banal. With this particular film I like the accidental, eccentric colors. The color tones do not alter the impact of the image.
This lightweight, unobtrusive, and fast approach to shooting, with itsaccidental and immediate results, gave me the wonderful feeling of being a sleuth-voyeur. I could easily go on and on, opening the doors of New York City for years–what fun! Unfortunately it seems impossible: this film has been discontinued.
Dominique Nabokov 
New York June 17, 1998



martes, 21 de octubre de 2014

Calder at home

All Images from
"Calder at Home The Joyous Environment of Alexander Calder"
by Pedro Guerreo. via mondo-blogo

lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

House of the week / Rubens de Mendonças

Rubens de Mendonça House in São Paulo, Brazil, was built in 1958 by João Vilanova Artigas. Artigas is considered to be one of the most important Brazilian modernist architects, and one of the most significant figures in São Paulo’s architectural history.



miércoles, 17 de septiembre de 2014

New Project Eixample, Barcelona designed by Katty Schiebeck

The project proposes an apartment with a wide open space, uniting kitchen, dining, and lounge area. This approach, which enhances the light entering the main rooms of the apartment, offers a great functional space where the amplitude and brightness predominates.
The purity of the materials and textures as well as wooden flooring, together with carfully chosen upholstery and curtains add warmth to the space. The combination of all elements creates an elegant, minimalistic interior in a stylish European fashion. The project is part of real estate development for apartment sales in Barcelona. For more info contact katty@kattyschiebeck.com