Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California is the perfect place for book hunting! Here you can find lesser known or brand new publications in many places and shops around town. One of our latest finds we purchased at the Modernism Week Camp in Downtown this February we would like to present today: The Creative Architect… Read More Catch of the Week: The Creative Architect – Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study
While working on new projects we’re always searching for new and interesting products. Our latest one, the private home for the Döllerer family next to Salzburg, a restoration and extension of a penthouse with a large terrace and outdoor pool, we started with a totally different approach – we did not want to create the… Read More Giopato & Coombes – Two people, in love with “making” projects!
When traveling to Palm Springs once a year for Modernism Week, William Krisel’s homes are always must visits and there was no edition without him so far! But yesterday, June 5th, 2017 he died at the age of 92 in Beverly Hills, California. “William Krisel designed tens of thousands of economical tract homes across Southern… Read More William Krisel, a pioneering architect who brought his vision of modernism to Southern California!
As a young boy I was always impressed by the structure of the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany when my grandpa and my uncle took me along to attend soccer games of their favorite team “Bayern München“. Years later at school we learned about Frei Otto and his unique structures but now there’s a totally different opportunity to explore Frei Otto’s life… Read More Catch of the Week: Frei Otto – Spanning the Future
When it comes to contemporary Californian architecture Marmol Radziner is one of the best known architecture firms in Los Angeles to mention. A couple of years ago we met Mr. Marmol at a lecture in Palm Springs and wanted to share an interesting discussion with him and Steven Price coming up during this years Modernism Week –… Read More Catch of the Week: Leo Marmol @ Modernism Week
As mentioned in our previous posts, Modernism Week in Palm Springs nears and we are already planning our next trip to Southern California. Today we want to share our latest find with you: Phaidon’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture Guide This handbook – the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the… Read More Book of the week: A must have Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide
Since summer draws to an end here in Italy, our catch of the week is a beautiful reminder of all the unforgettable days on the beach, on the boat and happy hours with friends and family. Francesco de Gregori, Italian singer and songwriter released the album “De Gregori canta Bob Dylan” in 2015 and the song we would… Read More Catch of the Week – A late summer breeze
As holidays are near maybe you’re not quite sure what to do this summer. What about getting inspired by Chris Del Moro’s film “Bella Vita“. Italy, known for it’s culture, lifestyle and hip design isn’t really the place to consider when thinking about big waves or crowded beaches full of surfers just like in Malibu… Read More Bella Vita – Family, tradition and surf (or how a single photo changes everything)
During our last visit in fabulous Cape Town, South Africa by accident we popped into a cute little store located at 201 Bree Street and Buiten Street. Skinny LaMinx is a design company that’a all about mid-century style, scandi-inspired, japanese-crazed pattern & colour, with a dose of African chic thrown in for good measure. Heather Moore was… Read More Fresh Mid-Century style fabrics from Capetown
In one of our latest projects in Italy, a renovation of a beach residence in Grado, we introduced a decorative facade element and handrail made of Greenwood, an eco-compatible hi-tech composite wood. Greenwood is the result of a research project to protect the Venice lagoon. Originally used for mooring poles and public transport landing stages Greenwood… Read More Brise Soleil Grado – Catch of the week – Project by Architect and Friends
Architecture in a video of an upcoming summer hit from Venezuela – can this be? Yes, it can! Summer is finally here and so we love to listen to some hot new, inspiring, easy and touching songs here at our studio. By accident we found Chino y Nacho’s new song “Andas en mi cabeza” from Venezuela. After Enrique… Read More Music and Architecture – Catch(es) of the week
Our catch of the week is a link to a story we want to share with all our readers. QUEEN MIMI is an award winning documentary by Yaniv Rokah about 89 year old Mimi Haist. She’s been homeless for 35 years and one night 25 years ago she walked into a Laundromat in Santa Monica where… Read More Queen Mimi – Catch of the Week
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
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
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