STUDIOILSE FOR IKEA

In/Out: ILSE CRAWFORD FOR IKEA

In/Out: ILSE CRAWFORD FOR IKEA

In/Out: ILSE CRAWFORD FOR IKEA

In/Out: ILSE CRAWFORD FOR IKEA

In/Out: ILSE CRAWFORD FOR IKEA

In/Out: ILSE CRAWFORD FOR IKEA

In/Out: ILSE CRAWFORD FOR IKEA

In/Out: ILSE CRAWFORD FOR IKEA

In/Out: ILSE CRAWFORD FOR IKEA

In a very different direction from IKEA’s homogenous materiality, ‘Sinnerlig’ is a new collection from London-based Studioilse headed by Ilse Crawford of earthy and tactile pieces. Ranging from daybeds to water pitchers, IKEA are bringing soul back to the masses.

‘Sinnerlig’ has a very 1970’s material palette of cork, seagrass, bamboo, glass and ceramics, all imbued with the refinement of Crawford’s tailored perfection. Although, she notes that these are subtle background pieces the purity of their carefully considered form, function and materiality will elevate any furnishing dialogue. At once feminine and soft, they are nurturing in spirit. Fine black steel frames disappear so that the simple materiality of cork, timber and fabric are celebrated. The glass and ceramic vessels are robust and tactile. Seagrass baskets and bamboo woven lights compliment and enhance the organic palette.

IKEA has always strived to bring good design to the people, and with their new Swedish head of design Marcus Engman and Studioilse’s contribution, we’re getting a hint of a brighter future for all.

Credits: Studioilse

OUT/ABOUT: ‘IN THE STILL’ GROUP SHOW

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: 'In the Still'

Arthouse Gallery’s ‘In The Still’ groupshow explores the idea of the still life through the eyes of twelve contemporary Australian artists. Diverse in materiality and application, from large scale floral single blooms to 3D compositions, the essence of the everyday or the moment, is always present.

Craig Waddell’s intimate paintings of tactile blooms are almost scientific in their botanist dialogue. Miranda Skoczek‘s vivid colourscapes ground and isolate one object while others ghost in the background, part dreamscape, part consciousness. Laura Jones‘ paintings are more traditional yet informal and celebratory with their lurid textiles, bright blooms and festive fodder. Leah Fraser’s condensed imagery is fanciful, a collision of flora and fauna, decoratively wild and free. Kirra Jamison’s floral impressions are visual imprints, like firecrackers when you close your eyes. Claudia Damichi’s ikebana-inspired portrait is laced with symbols like a graphic equation to the organic structure. While Heidi Yardley’s split-natured compositions from yesteryear, smudged and soft, are reminiscent of black and white photos of 1950’s Hollywood beauties.

‘In The Still’ is a collection of bountiful jaunty combinations of the actual versus the abstract.

‘In the Still’ Group Show
Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue
Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011
Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am: 5.00pm
Sunday – Monday: Closed
Until 21st March 2015

Credits: Images courtesy of the artist and Arthouse Gallery

MPGMB – ARIZONA STONEWARE COLLECTION

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection

In/Out: Arizona Stoneware Collection
Quebecoise-duo Marie-Pier Guilmain and Maud Beauchamp head up mpgmb, a multidisciplinary design studio, that creates one-offs like this fabulous ‘Arizona Stoneware Collection’. A compositionally compatible family of earthenware, these unique planters and vases are beautifully articulated.

Made from glazed stoneware and terracotta they have familiar characteristics. Corrugated collars and big cuffs create a harmonious balance of texture. Feminine rounded bottoms partner with their flat-based mates. Plants peek or cascade over the top creating an altogether new shape.

Credits: mpgmb

CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE & FLORENCE LOPEZ

In/Out: Christian Liaigre Showroom Paris

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE NEW SHOWROOM PARIS

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE NEW SHOWROOM PARIS

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE NEW SHOWROOM PARIS

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE NEW SHOWROOM PARIS

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE NEW SHOWROOM PARIS

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE NEW SHOWROOM PARIS

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE NEW SHOWROOM PARIS

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE NEW SHOWROOM PARIS

 

Parisian design royalty Christian Liaigre along with Saint-Germain-des-Prés-based antiquities dealer and interior designer Florence Lopez, have theatrically co-curated part of Liaigre’s flagship showroom in the 7th arrondisement creating an exotic, sultry salon.

Awash in hand-brushed emerald greens, teals, and sea blues the lovingly furnished room is a tribute of professional respect between the classic contemporalist and the diverse design hunter of vintage objets d’art. An ongoing engagement, this will be an active evolutionary stage as furniture and accessories are sold then replenished.

Credits: Remodelista,Fashion Sphinx

Vega Cottage by Kolman Boye Architects

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects
In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Vega Cottage - Kolman Boye Architects

Vega Cottage, designed by Swedish architects, Kolman Boye, is a dwelling acutely in tune with its sublime surroundings. Nestled on the island of Vega in the Norwegian archipelago, and based on the traditional Norwegian fishermen huts (called Naust) it is a lesson in non-invasive architecture.

Built for siblings to revisit their childhood place of solace, the interior in linseed oil painted pine and birch is a glowing den, as pure as its organic surrounds. Generous windows frame magnificently wild vistas of weather-beaten shrubs and craggy granite mountains.

With respect and restraint the landscape’s new guest does not disturb the bedrock. Instead, visitors must arrive by a natural ravine open to the elements, its dialogue never static. As the happy occupants state, “The access should be a process. Walking up to the building prepares you for the environment and adapts you to it.”

This kind of retreat is meditative to the point of religious, a simple place of worship to the most beautiful divinity, ‘Mother Nature’.

Credits: Kolman Boye

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