Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Molecular Window Dressing

French sculptor and store window designer Arnold Gorcon has created a masterpiece with his latest store installation in Paris. Created for fashion boutique Isabel Marant, this installation is meant to showcase molecular structures. These structures, made of styrofoam balls and sharpened wooden segments, are suspended from the ceiling and rotate around the mannequins in the store windows.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Postmodern Furniture

This gorgeous table made from glass, wood, steel and even concrete stays true to it's materials in every way, conforming with the traditions taught at the BAUHAUS in 1920's. The unique, one of a kind creation by Jonah Takagi  presents however a different take on that ideology. Far from refined functional minimalism, this table reminds me of late 80's/early 90's postmodern architecture, (but much nicer). Especially with that round centre column.
Range Life table by Jonah Takagi

It actually reminds me a bit of the clock tower of the city hall erected during my childhood in Mississauga Ontario. Designed by Edward Jones and Michael Kirkland, and completed in 1987, Mississauga city hall adopted the popular postmodern deconstructivist style in the design of the building's clock tower. I always used to wonder when they planned on finishing that part of the building, thinking that perhaps they ran out of money.

Mississaug, Ontario, Canada - city hall 1987

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Holey Houses

This beautiful home in Switzerland designed by Philippe Stuebi Architects employs a magnificent concrete fa├žade in front of the home's windows.

The O-House
This house makes me think of the old funeral home on my street in Montreal that is currently undergoing a reno/conversion into condos. The building is a simple quadruplex built in the early 1950's that was converted into a funeral home (in the 60's I would guess) by erecting a giant concrete wall made of octagonal concrete bricks. The contractor has fortunately decided to retain this monolithic wall for the new condo reno currently in progress.

Funeral Home on Bannantyne Ave. in Verdun, Montreal, QC Canada

Friday, 2 September 2011

More Canadiana

Nice ipod/iphone clock radios by Montreal duo FURNI. Check out all their cool and very affordable designs at


Alba "Media Edtion"

Canadian Content

Amazing light from crazy Canadian designers Brian Richer and Kei Ng of Castor Design. What a wonderful idea. I love the aesthetic.

Recycled Tube Light by CASTOR DESIGN

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The future is golden

I just saw this amazing LED pendant series from BEC Brittain. The beautifully elegant SHY  series can be hung from any of it's hubs and stretched into a desired position. I wish I had designed this light!

It makes me think of DUNE the 1984 cult classic film by David Lynch. With its futuristic gold finish, it's like a cross between futurism and baroque. But I guess the futurists were kind of baroque.

Dune 1984

Dune movie trailer
Baroque interior - 

Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913)