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Courtyard at Yamaguchi Sake Brewery by CASE-REAL

Yamaguchi Sake Brewery by CASE-REAL

Yamaguchi Sake Brewery by CASE-REAL

Yamaguchi Sake Brewery by CASE-REAL

Yamaguchi Sake Brewery by CASE-REAL

Yamaguchi Sake Brewery by CASE-REAL

Yamaguchi Sake Brewery by CASE-REAL

As part of a renovation of the Yamaguchi Sake Brewery in Kurume, Japan, firm CASE-REAL took an organic approach to connecting existing structures with a minimalist courtyard. Creating a meditative space in clean finishes, with the installation of cement floors and stairs, and re-imagining the large lounge space, result in a more fluid connection between the architecture that represents the brewery’s history. The traditional Japanese property was built in the early 1800s; paired with a modern approach, the spaces are elevated, but still reflective of the traditional methods employed in the rice-milling and brewing process.

More at: CASE-REAL
Photos:  Hiroshi Mizusaki

Amisol by Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan

Amisol by Daniel Rybakken

Amisol by Daniel Rybakken

Amisol by Daniel Rybakken

The Amisol pendant lamp by Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken (for Luceplan), is an exercise in proportion, intended for a large space without taking up excessive spacial real estate. At 43 inches across, a translucent film or metallic mirror shade is stretched in a circular frame to provide solar projection, either diffusing or reflecting the direct beam of a high-intensity LED bulb; adjustable to varying angles, thin aluminum rods hold the disc in place.

More at: Luceplan

Release 02 by WARDROBE.NYC

Release 2 by Wardrobe.NYC

Release 2 by Wardrobe.NYC

Release 2 by Wardrobe.NYC

Release 2 by Wardrobe.NYC

Release 2 by Wardrobe.NYC

WARDROBE.NYC is a direct-to-consumer online venture by Josh Goot and Christine Centenera. The brand delivers urban minimalist clothing sets for men and women that forgo the often flawed fashion industry by focusing on quality and thoughtful design, as well as avoiding retail margins. Their pieces are designed in New York City and made in Italy, consolidated as a wardrobe collection, and available only as a single purchase.

Their latest release, Sport, is available in 5 ($500) or 10 ($1000) piece sets, and features a selection of modern but perennial performance basics (WARDROBE.NYC’s first release, Tailored, was based in more formal closet staples), as well as a limited edition Yung-1 sneaker by adidas Originals. The lack of visible branding or colorways stands true with the company’s “anti-fast fashion” ethos, guaranteeing an exceptionally made, stylish investment that goes against the consumption cycle specific to the retail fashion system.

“Our experience in the industry has lead us to think about a better and more egalitarian way to practice the elements of design and communication that we love, and at the same time, improve the business model so that it’s more efficient and less wasteful.” 

More at: Wardrobe.NYC

Listening / Viewing: Lykke Li – Hard Rain

Directed by Anton Tammi.

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

The graceful tulip flower has long been revered by artists; its balletic fall from sun-reaching to arced, due to the blossom’s weight, almost makes the tulip as exciting in it’s final days as a cut flower as it’s freshest. Swedish photographer Carl Kleiner captures this elegant devolution in his ongoing series Postures. Recalling Robert Mapplethorpe’s tulip photographs, Kleiner takes floral arrangement to a new, poetic level by supporting the tulips with minimal metal braces as they become relaxed and change shape, shot against a stark background. The dance is captured effectively in video format, where the natural form responds to gravity and the assistance of Kleiner’s design.

More at: Carl Kleiner

Listening / Viewing: Rhye – Phoenix

Directed by Michael Milosh, Geneviève Medow Jenkins.

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

Japanese architecture firm SNARK designed this minimal home in Maebashi, a city located in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Utilizing a creative composition of materials to strike a balance between indoor and out, a semi-transparent volume extends from the main residence, providing natural light and additional spaces to the structure; sliding glazed partitions allow for flow between the rooms. An angled roof allows for loft-like platform space for sleep or storage, accessible via metal ladders, and wooden built-in storage and shelving pieces are incorporated to the interior architecture.

More at: SNARK
Photos: Ippei Shinzawa

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The optical phenomenon known as the “green ray” can occur just after sunset or right before sunrise as a very brief flash of distinct green light above the upper rim of the sun’s disk. The subject of Jules Verne’s Le Rayon-Vert, the mysterious fleeting visual event has inspired explorers and artists alike.

Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art for Canal Convergence 2018, London-based Jotta Studio’s “The Green Ray” installation follows the rising and falling of the Arizona sunset above the Arizona Canal running through Scottsdale. The half-circle sculpture floats just above water level, relying on its own reflection to complete the sun’s shape. The piece, which, in part, represents our dependence on the elements of sun and water, consists of a framework of under-lit stainless steel fillets, inspired by modernist ideals exhibited in surrounding desert architecture. As dawn breaks, the sun emerges from the horizon line of the water through an intense bright yellow, before morphing to a piercing white light at high noon. During the day, The Green Ray’s panels reflect and refract the bright desert sun across the water; at night, the solar-powered structure is lit to recreate the completion of the sun’s cycle, shifting through the color spectrum towards the blood orange sunset, and finally, at twilight, revealing the green ray moment, before settling on the blue hour of night.

More at: Jotta Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Produced by Spanish lighting brand Vibia, Stockholm-based Note Design Studio have introduced the Musa lighting series. A lamp design that consists of a hand-blown opal glass sphere resting inside a concave aluminum dish, the thoughtful composition evokes an organic and familiar feeling. Musa is available in wall sconce or table lamp form, as well as in a chargeable variation to avoid cords, in three color options: white, salmon, and mink grey, each offering a special warmth and depth to the quality of light.

More at: Note Design Studio

Listening / Viewing: BØRNS – I Don’t Want U Back

Directed by Chuck.









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