Monday, July 16, 2018

The Warm and Welcoming Keeshen Residence Is Designed for Indoor/Outdoor Living

The Warm and Welcoming Keeshen Residence Is Designed for Indoor/Outdoor Living

The Keeshen Residence was designed to offer the best of Southern California indoor/outdoor living while boasting views of Los Angeles’ most iconic landmark. Originally a nondescript single story residence, DEX Studio created the two-story home by adding a second floor to the original. The renovation and addition made way for views that span all the way to the Hollywood Sign, a huge bonus in Los Angeles real estate.

The design included using lots of warm woods, initially spotted under the exterior roof overhangs which feature redwood cladding running opposing ways on each floor. The extended roof lines offer protection from the sun while adding to the home’s curb appeal.

A section of the lower overhang is cut out allowing the tree below to grow up through the hole with no disruption.

The front entryway has an expanded porch where the owners can sit outside and enjoy the weather.

The backyard is equally as inviting with space to relax or swim as desired. A vertical succulent wall was built into the redwood fence and doubles as a piece of art.

Large sliding glass doors open up and connect the interior to the outdoors, extending the square footage and giving the illusion of a much bigger space.

A similar wood treatment continues inside giving the interior a cozy feel.

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Möbel: A Modern, Foldable Chair That Can Move with You

Möbel: A Modern, Foldable Chair That Can Move with You

Moving is both backbreaking and expensive, so anytime you can move something yourself, it’s the smart way to roll. The best is when you can skip renting a truck and/or having to rely on your friends and just move it yourself, like with the Möbel. The Möbel chair is made to go with you anywhere, as it easily folds up so you can carry it to another spot or move it to your new home. Designed by Tianyi Shi and Max Hampton-Fischer, the super lightweight chair (it’s only 19.8 lbs.) is made from layers of recycled industrial felt that are fixed together to make a honeycomb pattern when expanded.

The layers of felt make the oversized chair strong and durable to fit one or two people, while keeping the weight of the chair down.

Metal snaps are placed on the inside to keep the chair’s form when you need it as a seat and when you’re ready to move it, simply unsnap it, flatten it out, and voilà!

Collaboration with Tae Joong Park, Mohamed Al-Sayed Kamaledin, Shantanu Sathe, and Katie Qi.

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Episteme Blurs the Lines Between the Real and Unreal

Episteme Blurs the Lines Between the Real and Unreal

Dutch conceptual artist Bart Hess’ body of work reflects a mind envisioning the human body as potentially incomplete – an optimal and personal platform for technological enhancements yet to be fully explored. His latest work, Epistēmē, a video installation produced for skincare brand Aesop, spans more than sixty meters, exploring the nebulous borders between the physical and the digitally-enhanced.

Hess’ fascination for depicting the body through the veil of technological advancement is explored as a poetic collection of scenography in Epistēmē – the Ancient Greek word for knowledge and understanding – an indirect evocation of Aesop’s line of skin, body, hair, and personal care products.

Color, movement, and form are combined with the ambient soundscape composed by Ricky van Broekhoven into various theatric sequences exhibiting the skin as a biological interface between body and the environment. Pieces of paper, layers of foil, julienne of film, and pools of watercolor are digitally manipulated, transforming real world movements and interactions into surreal time-lapse sequences.

Epistēmē traces similar territory explored by Hess in 2011 with the Dutch artist’s project, Echo, an analogous survey of space, body, and time repetitively animating physical materials via digital manipulation. Split seconds of the physical are stretched, cut, rewound, and duplicated into a ambiguous chronology of time, taking the viewer into a dreamscape where the digital and physical coexist as imaginative glitches.

It felt like a natural instinct for me to start working on the body. When I create a new design I always place it on my own skin…By using a material on the body that is not the body’s own, but making it look like it could possibly be, I create a tension between the body and material.

The Aesop x Bart Hess installations will be one display at the Myer Melbourne, Myer Pitt Street, and Myer Brisbane Aesop shops till July 29th.

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Claesson Koivisto Rune and Arflex Continue Partnership with New Designs

Claesson Koivisto Rune and Arflex Continue Partnership with New Designs

Swedish design house Claesson Koivisto Rune have been successfully collaborating with Italian furniture manufacturer Arflex for 10 years now and just recently the partnership produced two new designs – the Tokio sofa and the Infinity coffee table – which explore color and contemplation.

Tokio is a modular seating system that appears to hover above the floor. The oversized seats offer comfort with low backs for optimal lounging. The overstuffed cushions offer a curvy yet sculpted appearance completely void of any hard corners or elements. The configuration can be decided on by the user, as there are plenty of options, from a freestanding island in the center of the room to a regular two- or three-seater sofa.

The Infinity coffee table boasts a base inspired by the mathematical symbol for infinity, hence the table’s name. Like the figure-8, if you follow along the leg loop, there’s no beginning or end and it continues on forever. The look of the looped base also changes depending on the viewing angle making for a visually intriguing table.

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