My Dream House

Designed by Swedish interior designer Marie Olsson Nylander, living in this house would be such a lovely experience. And why?

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…the stairs

… the amazing wood  carved coffee table

… sofa chair by the daylight coming from the window

…being on a roof attic

… THE leather chair!!

…maybe larger work desk

…awesome storage space

…dreamy beauty corner

and a comfortable bedroom

What else can one desire?

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Most Beautiful Museum in London

Sir John Soanes Museum

Sir John Soane was a famous architect who demolished and rebuilt three buildings within Lincoln’s Inn Fields, including the building that now houses the museum. The museum was founded whilst Soane was still alive, through an act of Parliament in 1833.

The museum was intended to be used by architectural students who need exploration into history or art and architecture. Besides the priceless collection densely but very carefully placed around the museum, the architecture of the building itself inspired me the most. The museum is mainly a collection of architectural drawings and sculptures by figures such as Piranesi and Robert Flaxman. The basement also contains the sarcophagus of Seti 1. The richness of the collection is overwhelming; You might think that everything is placed randomly, but you are wrong 🙂 Everything was thought through very carefully before placed.

The museum does not include or need artificial light for the exhibition of the pieces. The geniously placed skylights provide natural daylight into the spaces. The daylight is manipulated into the rooms with great success. At the end of your visit I suggest you take a look at the view out of the gift shop window. You could see the roofs of all the skylights of the building.

The picture room include over 100 paintings which might surprise you after seeing the size of the room. The movable panels allow more paintings in and around them. The panel on the right side of the room opens up completely to the adjacent room in order to include that space.

The illusion of the spaces is the magical part of Sir John Soane’s Museum, which is hard to describe in words. In addition to its priceless collection,I believe Sir John Soane’s Museum is one of the most precious museum buildings in the world. Architects, artists, writers and everyone would find something inspiring in that magical building.

PS: There is a special candlelit opening on the first Tuesday evening of each month, 6-9pm.

Adress : 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP (close to Holborn tube station)

What is your last supper like?

If you knew you will die tomorrow, what would you wish to eat in your last supper?

”london-based designer james reynolds has documented a series of last meal requests
from former death row prisoners. ranging from tubs of vanilla häagen-dazs ice cream
to a single pack of pall mall cigarettes, the collection of photographs offer an insight
into the idiosyncratic nature of human individuals”

 

all you need is change

A famous Dutch company hires ”most architecture” to design their new office. The client, BRANDBASE is a brand activation company. Their intention is to decorate the office with recyclable materials.

most architecture goes to the very core of  the idea of ”recyclable” . The solution they come up with is very simple and beautiful in its simplicity : using pallets as the main design material.

The material, wood, gives the office such a warm and informal smell. However the fact that it is a historical Dutch building ,still keeps the serious office environment together. The pallets are used as desks, meeting table, sculpture and even as stairs to second floor. The desks are three dimensional: the pallets start on the floor as the platform and step up to become an office desk.

The second floor is more of a private space for managers. The stairs transform into working spaces once they reach the second floor.

I very much like the simplicity of the usage of the wood pallets for BRANDBASE office design. Sometimes taking an insignificant object, and changing its function completely is all you need to accomplish the extraordinary.

Big-mini world

Welcome to the miniature cardboard room… Maybe not! The intention is to make it look small, but everything in this model is ”life-size” scale.London based studio zag teamed up with the university of arts london to create, hands on an exhibition of works presented as a fantastical shoebox house as part of london design week 2010.

”hands on” exhibition. In order to give it a small scale look, objects such as match-box looking table are used.

The exhibition is colored by bizzare looking objects designed by several artists.

‘leaning chair’ by hector mamet

ceramic plates by robert dawson

silverware pieces by david clarke