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The Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz

Anna Coe - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Explosion is a new interactive cabinet by designer Sebastian Errazuriz. At first glance the piece sits as a tidy, traditional credenza, however with a gentle push or pull the cabinet can be opened right out - as though it is exploding. 

The mechanics behind the design took Errazuriz a year to perfect, despite starting with a cabinet maker's oldest trick, the sliding dovetail. 

Explosion will be on display at Errazuriz's solo show: Look Again.

Oaxen Krog & Slip restaurant in Stockholm

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Djurgarden shipyard in Stockholm has recently become home to the Oaxen Krog & Slip restaurant - a light and airy dining space that offers views over the harbour. With a building design by Mats Fahlander and Agneta Petterson, the lofty interior is best described as one of nordic minimalism using only locally sourced furnishings. The restaurant's decor exhibits an undeniably nautical theme with modern scandinavian flair. 

Via Trendland

The Bunkie cabin by 608 Design Studio

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, July 28, 2014

With the only requirement being that you own the land, The Bunkie is a prefabricated space that can be deposited at any desired location with all the plumbing and electricity requirements seen to by the installation team. The Bunkie featured is one designed by 608 Design Studio featuring floor to ceiling windows that allow natural light to stream in. The cabin also houses a fold down bed, space enough for a dining table or desk, a fireplace, shelves and wall space for a flat screen TV if desired. With an installation that necessitates only a few days at most, this is the perfect solution for anyone who desires their own sense of place.

Via Airows


Shoemaker Chair by Martin Azua

Anna Coe - Friday, July 25, 2014

The Shoemaker chair by designer Martin Azua quite literally takes its inspiration from a shoe, and the way they're utilised. "Objects are usually true to some schemes and they find their identity in some pre-established premises. This chair claims its personality as a shoe and requires the care of a shoe. Often objects, as people, have problems to be what they really are" notes Azua. 

Constructed from a single piece of leather, the chair can be adjusted by loosening or tightening the eyelets on the back and sides of the chair. 

Via Mocoloco.

3D Printed Peroni Bottles by Andrea Morgante

Ashley Ropati - Friday, July 25, 2014

Italian architect Andrea Morgante of Shiro Studio, has created a series of 3D printed beer bottles, inspired by Peroni Nastro Azzurro's new bottle design. Each of the 25 bottles represents a different conceptual approach within Italian art, design and architecture. From stark modernity to the graphic and surreal; the bottles are all rendered in white and created using white nylon powder for a matte finish. The bottles feature within the installation '25.0', a collaborative commission by M&C Saatchi and Peroni Nastro Azzuro. 

Via Deezen.

Bea Bed & Breakfast in Belgium

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 25, 2014

The fashionable seaside town of Knokke-le Zoute in Belgium is home to interior shop Bea Items and sister accomodation Bea Mombaers. The stylish bed and breakfast features eclectic furnishings from the store with a backdrop of raw walls and stone floors. 

Via Trendland

Mannequin Chairs by WertelOberfell

Ashley Ropati - Thursday, July 24, 2014

German studio WertelOberfell have collaborated with Polish furniture brand Iker, to develop a series of soft-cover quilted chairs that can be easily 'dressed and undressed'. Inspired by the many musings of high fashion and the humble store-front mannequin, the idea stems from "our interest in patterns and structures, and the concept of changing the appearance of a chair by dressing it in different 'clothes'" explains the studio. The three different raw frames are both 'plain, friendly and ergonomic' while the three outer shells or 'dresses' come in three different patterns - featuring interlocking triangles, diagonal stripes and curved lines.

Via Dezeen.

Rocha apartment by CaSA

Anna Coe - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Colombo and Serboli Architecture have recently completed this playful renovation on a Barcelona holiday apartment. The space  features minimal furniture and a subdued colour palette, combined with linear structures that are used as subtle room separators. 

Via dezeen.

Mirror Works by Jeppe Hein

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Specialising in reflective surfaces, Copenhagen born artist Jeppe Hein work outs of Berlin to create experiental and interactive artworks. His large-scale mobiles, mazes and technical works provide a mind-bending display with formal simplicity.

Via Trendland 

House of the Infinite by Alberto Campo

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Envisioned as a jetty built from Roman travertine stone that elegantly complements the sandy beach, this residential masterpiece by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza stretches out towards the Atlantic Ocean. The structure was given its name 'House of the Infinite'  due to its podium-like structure, crowned by an upper horizontal plane that is oriented to face the horizon. 

Comprised of one large box of solid rock 20 metres wide and 36 metres deep with two levels of living space embedded within, the home is accessed via a trench in the form of stairs hollowed out of the podium. The exposed upper level is surrounded by three walls that abate the strong prevailing winds. 

Via Designboom