Everyone has an idea of how their perfect house would one day look like. Daniel Martin Ferrero, principal of Martin Ferrero Architecture took his vision to another level and planned Xalima Island House, as “as a poem to the horizon framed by the sea”. The video below transports you to a faraway land, bathed in sun rays and mist, where modern architecture details mix with a fascinating rocky landscape.
Designer Jordi Lopez from Aguilo Kutarq studio shared the Gradient Bookshelf with us, an original shelving unit fit for minimalist contemporary spaces with a bohemian twist. It is interesting how this simple furniture piece communicates with its environment, adding an intriguing ethereal feel. The displayed ombre effects reminds us a bit of a project we featured on Freshome a while back, entitled Plissee Sideboard and envisioned by Anne Boenisch.
By using mixed media on canvas, corrugated plastic and wood, artist Aakash Nihalani created Vantage, an intriguing array of artworks. The “series” consists of site-specific installations within a display gallery, and various permanent and temporary urban installations around Rome, Italy. The 3D illusions are said to evoke the constant crash-encounters between the physical and cerebral dimensions of our existence.
Here is more from Aakash Nihalani regarding his work: “Most artists use a canvas in order to paint on a limited surface. like a painter I start with the canvas, but I also explore the ways to sculpt and paint around it, using it as a visual object in and of itself. these paintings, like the majority of my work, are created with a specific point of view – a frontal one – where the illusion exists and the shapes seem to come to life“. The exhibition opened on April 5th and will run until 17 may 2014. Have a look at the video we’ve uploaded at the end of the post in order to see the artist in action!
French-based designer Philippe Starck imagined this beautiful Axor Starck V collection comprising sleek transparent washbasin mixers, allowing the viewer to experience the vitality of water and the beauty of it. Made of transparent organic durable crystal glass, the mixers emphasise the natural swirl of a vortex and the elegant motion of the water making its way through the body of the faucet. The vortex phenomenon unveils the artistic and emotional aspect of the water, enabling it as a genuinely palpable element and allowing it to become a living reality.
We’ve presented plenty of peculiar design ideas on Freshome but this one is absolutely mind-blowing! You all love the summer, right? The park alleys, the fresh smell of morning dew, the flowers. For those of you who can’t get enough of it and keep looking for the summer all year long, we have excellent news: you can now experience that feeling anywhere, anyhow, as long as you have the Summertime sofa with you. Summertime is a scented sofa designed by the Italian artist, Valerio Berruti for Gufram, one of the most groundbreaking design and furniture companies in Italy. The couch was inspired by the classic park bench you chill out on, in a lazy summer afternoon. It has relaxing properties and it’s made of comfortable polyurethane foam, offering a unique seating experience.
Australian architecture office Iredale Pedersen Hook has renovated a 1930s property in Perth and킠added an angular rear extension that contrasts with the traditional street-facing facade (+ slideshow).
Japanese studio킠Level Architects킠squeezed this all-black house onto a narrow plot in Tokyo‘s Fukasawa district, adding sloping offset walls around the lower floors to protect residents’ privacy (+ slideshow).
Milan 2014: delicate patterns on this furniture and accessories collection have been created by sandblasting away the soft rings of timber lengths from a single fir tree (+ slideshow).