Monday, June 25, 2018

The Bourne Road Residence Frames the Outdoor Spaces

The Bourne Road Residence Frames the Outdoor Spaces

The Bourne Road Residence was designed by studiofour to frame the surrounding outdoor spaces, which the family is known to enjoy. The house itself acts as the background with its minimalist white surfaces receding behind the garden and pool areas, along with their daily lives and rituals becoming a part that is enveloped within the design.

The all-white facade becomes a canvas that showcases light and shadows, particularly from the large oak tree out front. As you enter, the interior spaces unfold from the private bedrooms to the central garden to the public area that features the main living, kitchen, and dining spaces.

The bedrooms rest off to the sides and not within the sight lines, like the public spaces are.

A glass enclosed hallway passes one side of the pool area, while the main living space opens up along another side.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors frame views of the outdoors from every angle.

All interior details are kept white and are paired with light wood floors that add a hint of texture and warmth. Select furnishings in woods and neutral colors are curated throughout.

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A Delightful “Twist” on Storage by Ron Gilad for Molteni&C [VIDEO]

A Delightful “Twist” on Storage by Ron Gilad for Molteni&C [VIDEO]

This creative storage design by Ron Gilad for Molteni&C | Dada twists like a toy—playful mechanics and functional design come together to delight. We spoke with Ron Gilad at Salone del Mobile this year about his Teorema cabinet:

Special thanks to Molten&C | Dada for making this video possible.

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Graham & Brown Launches Wallpaper Collection with Brian Eno

Graham & Brown Launches Wallpaper Collection with Brian Eno

British wallpaper manufacturer Graham & Brown enlisted one of the most iconic figures in music to lend his creative magic to a collection of wallpaper that recently launched in the US. Brian Eno, a ridiculously prolific founding member of Roxy Music and frequent collaborator of artists like David Bowie, U2, Talking Heads, Coldplay, and more, has always dabbled in other mediums so it’s really no surprise he’s landed in the wallpaper arena. He created two bold prints, Flower Mask Blue Wallpaper and Flower Mask Jade Wallpaper, where he cleverly layered his own original designs with archival patterns from Graham & Brown.

The Mask series references abstract expressionism through its energetic graphics and vibrant color palettes which shift as you step away from it. The patterns will definitely add a dramatic statement to any wall complete with a cool story behind it.

Brian Eno says:

I think of wallpaper as ambient painting – an area of interior design that changes the atmosphere in a room. I really responded to classic floral designs and also those with West African roots from Graham & Brown’s archive, resulting in a dynamic layering of pattern to create the collection – a kind of music to be played on walls.

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The SmartDesk All-In-One 72″ Touchscreen Standing Desk Workstation

The SmartDesk All-In-One 72″ Touchscreen Standing Desk Workstation

Traditionally all-in-one workstations integrate computer hardware into the form factor of a monitor, in turn reducing the amount of desk space required and cable/cord connections. The Cemtrex SmartDesk takes the concept several steps further, stitching three separate 24″ IPS touchscreen displays into one enormous 72″ expanse of screens all connected to a Windows PC (powered by a 8th Generation Intel Core i7) built into an adjustable standing desk.

The goal to eliminate the glut of connections usually associated with computer peripherals results in a singular multi-screen setup, with computer and accessories all hidden into a cohesive workstation. A 13 megapixel scanner, wireless charging system across the desk surface for mobile devices, and a built-in keyboard and trackpad are also integrated into the automatic standing desk.

A section of the Smartdesk surface is equipped for Qi wireless charging, further eliminating the need for cords and cables.

In general most users see productivity improve with a larger amount of screen real estate, most notably with the addition of an extra screen (though curiously productivity falls with screens larger than 26″). Theoretically, this makes the SmartDesk’s trio of 24″ screens stitched and angled inward toward the user an optimal setup for those operating with a multitude of applications/windows open.

A lone power cable keeps the entire system powered.

The SmartDesk uses a proprietary touch and/or touchless gesture system Cemtrex has bestowed with the name STARK, a none-too-subtle nod to a fictional genius industrialist/technologist known for his collection of bleeding edge gadgets. Supposedly users will be able to navigate operating system operations with a few simple gestures, optimizing productivity.

The SmartDesk integrates a personal computer with an immersive layout of three touchscreens, built into the form factor of an automatic and adjustable standing desk.

Everything about the SmartDesk is optimized for seamless multitasking and the elimination of excess cables and cords normally cluttering the workspace.

Minus the proprietary gesture system and built-in construction, anyone with a modicum of knowledge about computer hardware can piece together a similar standup desk computer system, and likely for less than the SmartDesk’s $3,999 retail price. But just as the iMac revolutionized the all-in-one solution in 1998, Cemtrex too hopes their all-in-one, one-stop solution may appeal to those seeking the ultimate standing desk computer system without the worry and hassle of compatibility.

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Omer Arbel Launches New Objects as OAO Works

Omer Arbel Launches New Objects as OAO Works

Omer Arbel, designer, artist, and creative director of Bocci, recently launched a new brand for the objects and curiosities he’s been creating on the side for the last 13 years. Along with his work for Bocci, the Vancouver and Berlin based Arbel creates work under his own name and is taking it even further with OAO Works (Omer Arbel Office Works). The platform will showcase works that are more niche and don’t fall under any particular category.

Described by OAO Works:

Some of the works resist simple classification, while others are by-products of more targeted investigations. Still more are results of very particular relationships, narratives, and collaborations.

31.3 Polygon Glassware is a series of 31 glass pieces that are made to be configured into any number of compositions. The collection is the result of looking into the five-fold tiling problem and ancient formulas from traditional Czech glassmaking. Their alternative to five-fold symmetry are pieces made in three particular shapes that can be arranged to get the same result. As for the colors, they’re the result of old Czech formulas, some dating back to the 1600s. Each set of 31 pieces is completely unique and their arrangement and use is up to its owner.

The 84.2 Copper Mesh Glass Vases are made when a bubble of colored glass is suspended inside of a copper mesh basket and then dunked into hot clear glass. Air is then blown to help push the colored glass through the mesh leaving it suspended within the outer layer of glass.

The 19.2 Overspill Brass Vessel explores sand-casting brass and instead of getting rid of the overspill, it becomes a part of the piece creating a juxtaposition of textures.

The 64 Beeswax Candles form when solid and liquid forms of wax and water interact to form the organic shape. The candle is cast within ice to protect it until it reaches its location where it can then be melted. The form is too delicate to move so once the ice is melted, the candle should be in its final destination to be burned.

71.2 Electromagnetic Accretion Jewellery forms when copper wire parts are repeatedly dipped into an emulsified nickel solution where it comes in contact with an electric current. Over the many times the process is repeated, the pieces start to grow and are turned into jewelry – rings, bangles, necklaces, brooches, and earrings.

Five of the works from the inaugural 2018 collection were displayed during NYCxDESIGN at De Vera.

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