Archive for the ‘interiors’ Category

Yumiko Ishihara

Friday, October 28th, 2011

OK, I am back, so let’s get back to it.  Beautiful installation at the Koganecho Bazarr by Japanese architect Yumiko Ishihara.  Ishihara made this display using 3,000 chopsticks and bamboo sticks as part of the Yokohama Triennale.  Not only is the pure simplicity of the piece striking, it also allows for visitors to look through to different areas keeping the sight lines open.  Everything about this just seems so elegantly delicate – I am not even sure what was displayed, but I imagine they are gentle tiny little works.


Museum of Everything

Thursday, October 15th, 2009


The Museum of Everything is a new London venue showcasing the work of the, “untrained,unintentional and unseen creators,” of our world. Founder James Brett has done an amazing job of transforming an old dairy and recording studio into a the perfect space to celebrate these secret artists. In Exhibition #1 over 200 hundred drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations are on display. The stories behind the pieces are as interesting as the work itself and I can’t even begin to describe them here. It just wouldn’t do the project justice. If you live in London or are planning a visit soon, I highly recommend a visit. Free.

Burn Burn Burn

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Sarah van Gameren was still a student at the Royal College of Art when she developed ‘Burn Burn Burn’, a flammable paint that can be applied to a variety of surfaces as a decorative feature. The paint, which can be dyed any color, can also be lit on fire – leaving the slow trace of burn marks behind. Meant more as a performance piece than an everyday decorating tool, I still would like to use this on a dining room wall…

Create a Room: The Denver Design Project

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Having recently finished a city guide for MoCo Loco, I’ve come to realize how design-starved Denver really is. There’s a lot of great talent in the form of individual artists, furniture makers etc. but very few places where all of these elements come together. The interior design you’ll find here is generally in the form of log cabin plaid or generically blue-lit nightclubs (DC10 you know I’m talking to you).

I would be interested in working with a local shop, restaurant/bar, hotel or business owner who would like to shake things up a little bit. I will provide design services at no charge and will work with you to conceptualize, design and build a truly creative, memorable place. You provide the space, enthusiasm and of course, funds to make it happen.

If you like the aesthetic of designklub, then we are probably a good match. Let’s team up with our local talent here and create some amazing interiors. Email me with ideas or interest. All projects will be documented here on designklub and will include input from our dedicated readers. (Images above from: Loom Cafe in Como, Digital Origami installation by University of Technology students in Sydney and the Sleep Seasons Room in Hotel Fox, Copenhagen)

Sparks: Because We Can

Friday, July 13th, 2007

This week’s Sparks focuses on the wondrous work of the Oakland based design company Because We Can. They recently completed a project for Three Rings, a video game development company in San Fransisco. Working collaboratively with their clients, Because We Can designed and transformed a 3,000 sq. ft. office space into neo-Victorian, steam punk wonderland based on the Nautilus from the novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.

The project included:

  • Custom built desks designed by Three Rings employees
  • A Tentacle Attack lounge with 10-19 ft. tentacle cushions
  • The Salon, a conference/dining area with custom lighting and idea boards
  • And one amazing bike storage room, aka the Engine Room (via lfstyl)

Together with Camper

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Jaime Hayon recently completed the design of two new Camper stores in Barcelona and London. In signature Hayon style, the project – entitled ‘Together with Camper’, includes tables from his ‘Showtime’ collection, the creation of several new terra cotta lamps and a poppin’ red resin floor.

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