Bottled History is a film for Smith Journal, which helps bring to life the characters featured in their gorgeous print magazine. This project introduced us to the timeless craft of ship building. Ray Gascoigne has spent a lifetime at sea as a shipwright and sea merchant. His memories and love for ships are made physical through … Read the rest of this entry.
Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP have designed the Optical Glass House in Hiroshima, Japan. This house is sited among tall buildings in downtown Hiroshima, overlooking a street with many passing cars and trams. To obtain privacy and tranquility in these surroundings, we placed a garden and optical glass façade on the street side of the house. … Read the rest of this entry.
This concrete house in Tokyo by Japanese architect Hiroyuki Ito has a glazed stairwell that splits the building into two distinct halves. Ito, of O.F.D.A. Associates, describes the three-storey house as “two boxes” containing a mix of both rooms and courtyards. Named Takanawa House, the building accommodates living rooms and bedrooms on both sides of the central divide, while … Read the rest of this entry.
Vitsœ (pronounced ‘vit-soo’) was the name of the company’s founder, Niels Vitsœ (1913-1995). While selling Danish furniture in post-war Germany, this man of immense charm, grace, determination and dry wit was introduced to a youthful Dieter Rams by fellow designer Otto Zapf. In 1959 they founded a company called ‘Vitsœ+Zapf’ to realise Rams’s furniture ideas. … Read the rest of this entry.