November 18, 2015
Japanese design has a way of distilling the essence of simple objects to their purest forms, in so doing creating works of great refinement and grace. A good example is the new Pigment store in Tokyo, which specialises in artists' supplies, especially pigments for Japanese paintings.
The store was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, whose characteristic style is very much evident in the restrained and considered interior. The light wood floor and ceiling made of wavy wooden slats provides a neutral backdrop with the 4,200 pigments in vials lined up on shelves along an entire all providing the visual excitement. The display of brushes of all shapes and sizes on a dark wall shows how simple forms can be elevated to real beauty. A true celebration, or even meditation, of the elegance of traditional Japanese art.
July 26, 2018
The Freycinet national park in Tasmania is full of natural wonders to explore, but the Coastal pavilions at Freycinet Lodge may just succeed in tempting visitors to stay in all day.
June 01, 2018
Norm Architects recently redesigned the interiors of a coastal home, bringing nature indoors in a style that oozes cool Scandi-charm.
February 26, 2018
This petite mountain abode designed by Rapin Saiz is a good example of how great design can turn even the smallest spaces into the most charming homes.
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