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jose davilla, antagonistic materials

Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Jose Dávila draws upon his training as an architect to create sculptural installations and photographic works that explore the transience of physical structures. In Every Blind Wondering Ends in a Circle 2017, the artist demonstrates an opposition of apparently antagonistic materials.
 

tsai residence, by ctt architects

Nowadays, in many city such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei even London, the young people cannot afford to buy a property to settle down as a home due to the high pricing. The Tsai apartment is being rented by a couple working in the centre of Taipei, who asked CTT Architects to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.
 

kirstie van noort, experiments

Kirstie van Noort sees design as a way to communicate a certain process or the story behind a material. When she is intrigued by one of these, she starts by making detailed tests and experiments. The outcome of the research could form the foundation of the concept behind a final product or result in the research itself.
 

arita porcelain, by 2016/

2016/ is a new and contemporary design brand that keeps the valuable Japanese porcelain techniques alive and herewith revives Arita’s craft industry. Arita, an idyllic town in Japan, is known for producing porcelain. As Arita celebrates its 400th anniversary this year, an exciting new chapter is added to the history with the launch of 2016/.
 

I can speak with shapes

Designer Bruce Usher, illustrator Antti Kalevi and It's Nice That team up to make a publication that celebrated the launch of Arjowiggins new digital range. They created a visual poem with a shape for each one of the 26 letters of the alphabet.
 

cover books, all we love in life

Founded by Katie Barringer in 2015, Cover Books is located in Atlanta’s Westside neighbourhood. The light-filled store is home to a diverse collection of titles on art, design, food and travel, alongside local artist zines and international periodicals.
 

pictorialism photography by paul winstanley

Schooled in the orthodoxies of abstract Modernism, Paul Winstanley spent a decade after college establishing a new visual language, combining the tenets of minimalism with the pictorialism of photography.
 
www.paulwinstanley.com

nieves, an unique publishing house

Nieves is an independent publishing house based in Zurich, founded by the graphic designer Benjamin Sommerhalder. The independent publishing house supports artists from across the world by producing limited edition books and zines. 
 
www.nievesbooks.com

the buried objects of joanne bowles

Joanne Bowles is a metalwork artist inspired by archaeology and the relationship between object and landscape. The Buried Object investigates the life cycle of silver and copper artefacts in a subterranean environment, exploring how build-up and break-down of material transforms them over time.
 

matthieu venot, urban pastel colors

Matthieu Venot is a self-taught French photographer whose pictures capture the urban environment in a transformative way.
His photographs crop building parts out of context, zooms in on architectural detail or isolates certain building features thereby creating colourful graphical images turning the quotidian iconic.
 

nicole patel fine grid series

Inspired by minimal architecture and Zen Buddhism, Fine Grids Series by New York-based artist Nicole Patel uses untreated materials that investigate the humble nature of the graphic line. The Japanese Fine Grid is made with natural cotton muslin and ivory cotton thread.
 

the glass chair by german ermics

 The Glass Chair is a tribute to Shiro Kuramata, developed by German Ermics. More than any other of Kuramata’s designs, this piece seems to pay homage to Piet Mondrian, member of De Stijl and the modernist quest for dematerialization. 

ingenhoven architects offices

 ingenhoven architects is internationally recognized for sustainable architecture and has won numerous first prizes in international competitions and architectural awards. In fact the office is known to be a pioneer in the field of sustainable architecture for three decades. We are particulary in love with their open space office and minimal background.

www.ingenhovenarchitects.com
 

garden variety, by architect paul cremoux

When Mexico City residents Nina Wanderstok and Raúl Cremoux were ready for a smaller house, they turned to their son, architect Paul Cremoux. The house structure preserves open space and design pieces such as the Plywood lounge chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller.