taking inspiration from the japanese tea ceremony, jenkins&uhnger chose to focus on the ritual of decanting tea or coffee into a cup.
its transparent glass vessel, manufactured by ichendorf milano, incorporates negative space between an inner and outer layer, placing emphasis on the pouring itself and keeping the exterior cool to the touch.size: coffee jug – 8.1″h x 3.3″diameter or tea jug – 5″h x 3.9″diameter
$46.00 usd [ shop ]
about ichendorf milano – this glassmaking specialist takes its name both from the small german town where it was founded in the early 20th century, and italy’s design capital, where it moved to in the 1990s. initially known for its precious glass ornaments, ichendorf milano now produces cutting-edge hand-blown glass tableware, working with contemporary italian designers such as corrado dotti and mist-o.
three vases in one, composed of a series of black hand painted steel tubes in various dimensions and cut on the bias, the series of four bana vases can uniquely accommodate a single stem to full flower arrangements separately or at the same time.
dynamic and constantly changing in appearance when positioned in different ways, these vases can also stand alone as sculptural elements within an environment. the strong architectural forms which create an ever changing perspective and use.
$346 usd [ shop ]
material • hand painted steel
type > vases
size > h.20 cm (8 3/4 in) x ø20 cm (8 in) overall
design > felicia ferrone © 2013 fferrone design
handcrafted in chicago
in tribute to the late visionary zaha hadid, charlotte olympia launches two limited edition pieces, a platform wedge shoe and a clutch bag, both featuring fluid forms in perspex with rose gold metal accents. in conjunction to these, special packaging was created to echo the sculptural qualities of the designs.
combining the unmistakeable design language of the renowned architect with the creative hallmarks of the british luxury shoe and accessories brand, the partnership began when zaha and charlotte first met in 2015 and agreed to collaborate on a collection. zaha hadid design and charlotte olympia have meticulously realised these pieces as zaha originally envisioned.
launching on 21st november, the two pieces will be available exclusively at charlotte olympia retail stores and online, priced at £1,600 for the shoes and £2,600 for the clutch bag. to mark the occasion, a reception will take place at christie’s on the day of launch with charlotte olympia dellal taking part in a panel discussion. charlotte will also be at the brompton cross store on 22nd november to sign the purchased limited edition designs.
“zaha hadid was a phenomenal person to have known and her work and aesthetic are constant sources of inspiration for me. it was an honor and privilege to have worked with her and to continue working with her fantastic team on this dream collaboration.”
charlotte olympia dellal, founder and creative director of charlotte olympia
“we are always delighted to work with clients who share our passion for bold design and pristine craftsmanship. charlotte olympia and her team have masterfully translated our ideas into reality in two fantastic pieces of superb quality.”
maha kutay, director of zaha hadid design
x2 twist brooch is made of three fragments layered in black, silver or gold to create the perfect balance of restraint and surprise. created by iris saar isaacs, insync design founder, designer & maker.
material > 100% hypoallergenic stainless steel, 22ct matt gold plate, black powder coat
size > 62 x 74mm (2.44 x 2.91 inch)
asian or european?
these elegant stoneware cruets favor both – fill with oil + vinegar, or soy sauce + vinegar.
the olivia corks have a pierced hole to adjust and optimize the pour flow.
6 x 9 x 17 cm.
and 5.5 x 9 x 15 cm.
found > [ maia ming designs ] $50 usd
“architecture begins to matter when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads. ~pg
why architecture matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. the purpose of why architecture matters is to “come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually”—with its impact on our lives. “architecture begins to matter,” writes paul goldberger, “when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads.” he shows us how that works in examples ranging from a small cape cod cottage to the “vast, flowing” prairie houses of frank lloyd wright, from the lincoln memorial to the highly sculptural guggenheim bilbao and the church of sant’ivo in rome, where “simple geometries . . . create a work of architecture that embraces the deepest complexities of human imagination.”
architecture (and design) is an affair of the eye, and the distinguished pulitzer winning critic, raises our awareness of fundamental things like proportion, scale, space, texture, materials, shapes, light, and memory. published in 2009, this book which is continuing to sell in paperback, has a good shot at becoming a true “perennial”.