i'm just starting a project for school designing the boston office of the department of neighborhood development and while cruising around the internet this morning i came across the photography of david maisel. now although his photography is purely landscape i think this would definitely relate to the urban environment i'm designing for. besides its obvious grungy, textural feel the coloring and contrast of the lakes, as well as the structural grids created by the banks, feels very much like a city's atmosphere - lively, structured (see tall building/home construction and web of roads), geometric, and full of color and energy.
* visit his website for more examples of his work.
i realize everyone in the blogosphere is gushing over this right now, but i can't help express my love as well. sibella court, the brains behind the society, does styling for residential, commercial, and editorial, mural painting, wedding design, and has her own online shop as well (which won't load for me - ahh!). the moodiness of her portfolio images are what totally captured me though. there are a lot of whites, blacks, indigos, mixed with woods, burlap, and other textures and patterns. and as a little pack rat myself i love her collections of objects - placed perfectly, of course.
* the society
i'm currently toying with an idea for a marketing project where skylights with walls of plants would fit PERFECTLY. i love what you can stumble upon on the internet. this is something i would definitely use in my house otherwise. and the lose pile of rocks is a nice touch as well.
* by i29 interior architects, found via dezeen.
i was going to do a whole post on a townhouse in sweden by the offices of elding oscarson, but what probably took me away the most was the atmosphere. lately i've been dreaming about packing all of my things up and studying abroad for a while (ideally sweden) or just going on a random adventure to europe. i'd go any where really. i'm almost done with everything but my thesis, in terms of achieving my masters, so it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine a trip. i need something new, refreshing right now. i need this...
* not sure where i got the pictures (except for the first), i pulled them from my inspiration files.
i love paper. you should see me when i walk into Paper Source - it's the whole "kid at a candy store" thing but even more intense... at least inside my head. so when i ran into the work of nikki salk and amy flurry, with their collection of paper sculpture, i was instantly drawn to it. it's another one of those moments where i was kicking myself for not having thought of it first! my personal favorite is the pig tails one, of course :)
it's also great because nikki has her degree in interior design (as i will too!...eventually) and amy is also very accomplished having been an editor and stylist for many top publications, such as InStyle.
* see more of their work together at their website.
a swing in my future loft? yes, please! and where does a person go about finding a bundle of sticks? in the movie julie + julia julie - the character played by amy adams - goes to the market and picks up some bare branches. if they sold those at my local store i would own their entire stock by now. and i would wrap their little ends in yarn! they gotta stay warm somehow :)
* i ran across these two images exploring on ffffound.
i promised myself i would be more productive this winter break. so far i've been plagued with sickness but now that i think i've come out the other end of that, minus the desperate need to nap every free second of the day, i'm going to keep true to my goal! i swear! one of the top things on my list to accomplish is to make some necklaces. a bit of my inspiration includes the following from anthropologie, of course. i'm going to do a mix of flowers with some crocheting or twisted rope, or maybe some small gold loop chains. or both! stay tuned :)
ran into this residence on the contemporist this morning and it just made my day. it is the Rua Alabarda residence in San Paulo and is designed by architect Affonso Risi.
i love the organic pathway with the little tree island. who says side walks have to be narrow and straight?! and the playfulness of the yard makes me long for warm weather - although i'm not minding too much the blizzard that is on its way. if it's going to be cold it better snow otherwise i'm just as grumpy and gray as the bare ground is. but the dining room is great as well. i wasn't too thrilled with the interiors of the house (check out the rest of the photos on his site to see why - the architecture definitely outshines the interior). they're just too white, but not in a good way. and there is some pretty hideous living room furniture too. but the saarinen dining table, my absolute favorite of all time, with the bright yellow chairs that bring out the color in the art work is stunning. and the koi pool under the stairs? fabulous.