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Listening / Viewing: Tame Impala – Let It Happen


Directed by David Wilson.

CD Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

CB Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

CB Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

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CB Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

CB Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

CB Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

CB Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

CD Poolhouse is the work of Belgian designer and architect Marc Merckx. The elegant, simple architecture is dark and spare, but still airy, reflecting Merckx’s design philosophy: “a constant search for the perfect balance between proportions, materials, and space.” With a black timber facade, the building extends to the pool via a black steel pergola. Inside, Merckx’s custom furniture designs, natural materials, and a minimal color palette connect the indoors to out.

Photography via Marc Merckx
More at: Marc Merckx

Ripples Marble Tray by Objetto

Marble Tray by Objetto

Marble Tray by Objetto

Marble Tray by Objetto

Over the past couple of years, marble has made a notable return to interiors; from completely outfitted kitchens and baths, to fine sculptural design objects. Perhaps no better way to employ a dose of marble is the marble tray, and while there are many on the market (including the arrangement I use daily from Ladies and Gentleman Studio, or perhaps a more cost effective alternative from CB2), this design by Nils Van Brabant for Belgian firm Objetto, may be the most quietly elegant of all.

Ripples Marble Tray is produced using a carving technique that is unique to one craftsman, Hector Alvarado, a Mexican sculptor based in Indonesia; the tray’s indentures simulate small ripples on water, leaving you with an object that is both a piece of minimal art, as well as practical for use.

Ripples Marble Tray is available through Objetto, at just over $200.

Listening / Viewing: Yumi Zouma – Alena


Directed by Allie Avital Tsypin.

Mod Collection by Mae Engelgeer

Studio Mae Engelgeer

Studio Mae Engelgeer

Studio Mae Engelgeer

Amsterdam-based textile artist Mae Engelgeer recently released her Mod collection, a series of household textiles, such as blankets and tea towels, identified by graphic patterns and subtle color gradients.

Engelgeer designs textile pieces that are both functional and serve as interior art; made from highest-quality materials, most of Engelgeer’s designs are produced at the TextielLab in Tilburg, a specialized creative workshop for the manufacture of unique fabrics.

More at: Studio Mae Engelgeer
Pieces for purchase at: Magasin Mae

Bringing Green Inside with Yard Etc.

Yard Etc. / photo by The Aesthetic Post

Yard Etc. / photo by The Aesthetic Post

This warm season, many city dwellers wont be afforded the opportunity to reap the benefits of working in the garden; from the meditative time spent with nature, to the responsibility of nurturing living things, the very act of gardening has been proven to improve quality of life, but isn’t an option for all of us. Be it houseplants, fresh-cut flowers and farmers’ market produce, or simply what you wash your hands with, perhaps bringing more “green” inside is the best way to stay summer sane.

Yard Etc. is a collection designed for garden enthusiasts, by garden enthusiasts in Sweden. The brand philosophy eschews gloves, and understands the true gardener’s desire to get their hands in the dirt (and make the cleanup process equally gratifying). With plant-based, effective formulations, from an outstanding green tomato hand soap to their reparative hand balm, Yard Etc.’s handsomely-packaged line covers all bases, whether you’re the gardener of estate grounds or a single succulent.

More at: Yard Etc.

Listening / Viewing: Keys N Krates – Save Me


Directed by Adam Beck & Paul Johnston.









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