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Listening / Viewing: Com Truise – Propagation

Directed by Will Joines & Karrie Crouse.

Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Australian design studio Porcelain Bear’s latest lighting series, Acrobat, is inspired by the gracefully dangerous moves of aerial performers. The modular lighting fixtures, available in multiple metal finishes, feature lit translucent porcelain arms, supported by a metal trapeze, which is suspended from a minimal ceiling plate. The ingenious shades employ LED technology which is diffused by the porcelain to create a warmer glow. The Acrobat fixtures are available in multiple bent-metal configurations as well as Flatbar, which simply consists of a balanced bar with shades at opposing ends.

More at: Porcelain Bear
Photos: Porcelain Bear

Listening / Viewing: Angels Dust – Tears

Directed by Anthony Cedric Vuagniaux.

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

Designed by Kusatsu-based FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects, House for a Photographer is a live/work space that joins a photographer’s studio with residence.

Situated on a road that runs through the countryside of the Shiga prefecture in Japan, the construction is placed directly opposite the village shrine. At front-facing street view, there are no windows, but a minimal exterior of mortar and galvanized steel sheeting, which reflects dull light.

Inside, the house is filled with plays on light and shadow. A courtyard brings a surplus of natural light and connects the spaces, allowing for an indoor/outdoor mood that connects the house with nature. Wood finishing warms the more private areas, and instead of segmenting the space to rooms with specific function, it was designed to be dynamic and accommodate how the resident lives, rather than follow the traditional tenets of residential structure. A place to not only make work, but display, the home features a full gallery, and the light-filled convertible living area also functions as a photo studio.

More at: FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects
Photos: Yoshihiro Asada, Norihito Yamauchi

Ultraviolet Break of Day by Marcus Wendt

Ultraviolet Break of Day by Marcus Wendt

Ultraviolet Break of Day by Marcus Wendt

Ultraviolet Break of Day by Marcus Wendt

Ultraviolet Break of Day by Marcus Wendt

Ultraviolet Break of Day by Marcus Wendt

With a case of jet-lag induced insomnia, London-based photographer Marcus Wendt found himself photographing the streets of Hong Kong, Shenzen, and Seoul at the strangest hours. From the Kowloon area of Hong Kong, to Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei “The World’s Greatest Electronics Market,” the images evoke a quiet and equally chaotic dimension most of us will only have the surreal pleasure of seeing in photographs.

More at: Marcus Wendt

Listening / Viewing: Crooked Colours – Come Back To You

Directed by J. A. Moreno.

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

As the creative director of London-based Shiro Studio, Andrea Morgante was chosen by Peroni Nastro Azzurro UK to update the iconic beer brand’s glassware. As one of the world’s most recognizable beers, and one that is intrinsically connected to its Italian heritage, Morgante was mindful of this provenance when rethinking the design.

In Morgante’s words, “To redesign the iconic Peroni Nastro Azzurro glass is an exquisite, delicate challenge: the current glass is somehow iconic so I wanted to introduce a considerate evolution rather than a forceful, arbitrary redesign. I wanted the new glassware range to embrace the brand’s heritage whilst conveying a sense of modernity and innovation. I was equally interested in exploiting the optical quality of the borosilicate glass, one of the clearest, lightest and most durable type of glasses available, exploring how light could be compressed and refracted through the liquid by using variations on the glass thickness. Not many artisans can skillfully handcraft borosilicate glass and I had the privilege to work closely for several months with one of the few Pyrex glassmaking companies located in north-eastern Italy.”

The design’s ribbed surface is not only a detail that engages light to better illustrate the beer’s liquid quality, it is specifically designed to enhance the nucleation process, which catalyzes carbonation, resulting in a prolonged stream of bubbles that enhance the taste and drinking experience.

The line consists of four pieces of varying volume, from from the 568ml pint glass to a 200ml tumbler for Peroni-based cocktails. The glassware is currently being released in select UK venues.

More at: Shiro Studio
Photos: Shiro Studio

Arc Zero by James Tapscott

Arc Zero by James Tapscott

Arc Zero by James Tapscott

Arc Zero by James Tapscott

Arc Zero by James Tapscott

Arc Zero by James Tapscott

As part of the recent Japan Alps Art Festival in the northwestern Nagano prefecture of Japan, Australian artist James Tapscott was commissioned to install a site-specific work, which he titled Arc Zero – Nimbus, a ring of mist that encircles a bridge leading guests to the grounds of Hotokizaki Kanon-ji, a local Buddhist Temple.

With mist sourced from the local river water, the installation explores the journey of melting snow to water, down the mountain, processed by the land, and back up again as evaporated mist.

The steel ring includes LED strips and is clad in laser-cut acrylic mirror, to better camouflage into the environment. At day, the mist produces produces rainbows and refracts the natural light, and as it gets darker, illumination lends an otherworldly mood to the piece.

More at: Japan Alps Art Festival
Photos: James Tapscott

Add Stool by ASK

Add Stool by ASK

Add Stool by ASK

Add Stool by ASK
Add by ASK (Atelier Steffen Kehrle) is a elegant, versatile design manufactured by German studio and wood shop Stattmann Neue Moebel. To be used as a stool or small table, the stackable form consists of three bent wood legs and a perfectly balanced round seat; the fine grain of sustainably-forested ash, and a sophisticated palette of stain options elevate a piece of furniture that is often considered utilitarian.

Bavarian-born Steffen Kehrle designs a broad spectrum of products and objects, in industrial, cultural, and museum contexts. Imaginative, but mindful of furniture’s design history, Kehrle rethinks and modernizes references through his use of form and detail.

Stattmann Neue Moebel, the fourth-generation label of a wood workshop located near the village of Ascheberg, Germany, specializes in carpentry and fine wood work, implementing modern designs to a traditional approach of construction.

More at: Stattmann Neue Moebel, ASK
Photos: Julien Renault

Listening / Viewing: Her – Blossom Roses

Directed by Liswaya.









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