Here’s a quick update about music we like to listen to here at our studio. Check out The Avett Brother’s new song “Ain’t no man“. After their song “Live and Die” from their album “The Carpenter” released back in 2012 it’s the first single off their album True Sadness. Images: torontourbanrootsfest.com, theavettbrothers.com, suprtickets.com
For our Döllerer project back in 2012 we selected beautiful chairs from Spanish based furniture manufacturer Andreu World like the Nub Chair by Patrizia Urquiola. In the meantime Andreu World celebrates it’s 60th birthday of designing durable furniture solutions for work, pleasure, and life. For a recent project we were searching a light, fish and easy chair… Read More Catch of the Week – Sail!
When working on new projects we are always curious and willing to find new products that fit to our design proposals. Especially when it comes to basic elements like flooring, wall coverings and materials that simply create the base for all the rest like furniture, bathrooms, kitchens, rugs etc. For one of our latest projects, a… Read More Beyond Milan! – Catch of the Week
Once a year the world’s architects and designers flock to Milan for the Milan Design Week! This years edition is the 55th and features many interesting (and hidden) places to visit. Our perfect stay in Milan starts with an evening tour in the Brera Design District where many pop-up stores, exhibitions and bars are located… Read More Milan, where else?
Cool bikes are always worth a look or a try whether at the beach, in the mountains or in the city. There are so many different solutions nowadays for people with totally different needs and demands. But what about a non usual bulk bike? When it comes to custom made bikes you’re often ending up in custom made… Read More OttoCICLI – Stefano and his bikes
Architect and Friends is proud to be featured in the newest issue of the “Doellerer Zeitung” with an article in German about the new Enoteca whose total makeover was completed in Austria last autumn. Find out more here and more about the project in this post.
Remember our post about the lost landscapes of Los Angeles? In many ways the Fifties and Sixties can be seen as the perfect foundation for what L.A. is today. But what about Los Angeles in 2016? When in L.A. our greatest joy is to find new places, meet new people and simply immerse in what L.A.… Read More Don’t get lost in L.A. – This is L.A.!
Cumini, a well known furniture store in Gemona next to Udine hosts a workshop today about ARTEK, founded in Helsinki, Finland by four young idealists Alvar and Aino Alto, Marie Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl in 1935. Their intention was to ‘sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational… Read More Italy meets Finland
When thinking of Mediterranean tiles from Italy often classic designs, finishes and dimensions of the well known brands like Bisazza, Marazzi or Lea are the ones taken in consideration without choosing something wrong to create a beautiful basis. But what about contemporary, new and less known products made by Italian manufacturers these days? For one of… Read More 41zero42 – Catch of the Week
Preparing for this year’s Biennale in Venice yesterday we read an interesting article on bustler.net about the U.S. Pavillion we’d like to repost here: The 2016 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion is one step closer to becoming a reality with today’s reveal of the “My Detroit” postcard photo competition winners. Over at the Museum of Contemporary Art… Read More A postcard from Detroit
Springtime is near and one of the places “to be” will be the 15th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. We would like to remind everyone interested in architecture that the preview this year will take place on May 26th and May 27th and the regular exhibition will open to public on Saturday, may 28th. In the meantime… Read More FRIENDLY REMINDER – Biennale Architettura Venezia 2016
Formed in Nashville, TN the band Old Dominion here in Europe is a real hidden gem because unjustifiable little-known! The band’s name is known as the nickname of Virginia, VN due to its status as the first colonial possession established in mainland British America but with the five band members (some of them originally from the Roanoke Region of Virginia) Matthew… Read More March 1st, 2016 – Catch of the week
If you want to get more into Modernism in Palm Springs there’s a great new way to do it. The new book about William Krisel and his “Palm Springs” is not just a book with more than 200 pictures and dozens of drawings of his architecture, it’s the first major monograph of Coachalla Valley’s busiest architect… Read More Do you know William Krisel?
A distinctive new hotel complex with butterfly roofs, CorTen steel siding, and clerestory windows has made its fashion statement in Palm Springs Source: Arrive Hotel Shows Off Sleek Modern Look
Have you ever tasted delicious Italian Antipasti and fabulous local Austrian Wines in one of the most spectacular areas of Austria? If not, the two small towns of Golling and Kuchl, both located about 20 miles south of Salzburg are a must when in this area. About two years ago the all new Doellerer’s Genusswelten with… Read More Where Italian Antipasti and Austrian Wine meet the Alps
The 16th Annual Modernism Show & Sale in Palm Springs is not done growing with plans to expand exhibit space, a lounge, and more midcentury modern dealers. Source: More Expansion Ahead for Modernism Show & Sale