7.27.2015

LAMBERT & FILS LIGHTING: WALDORF COLLECTION

Lambert & Fils is a Montreal-based lighting design studio founded in 2010 by Samuel Lambert. The studio’s original and custom lamps for residential and commercial settings take cues from mid-century Modernism, the Industrial Age, and Lambert’s own minimalist aesthetic. The studio revisits iconic motifs across the range of these influences to create its own distinctive collections.

images via

7.23.2015

WALLPAPER* MOTEL

This month's interior set-up for Wallpaper* magazine is a stylish mid-century motel of wooden tones, deep golds, moody shades of jade and burnt reds.

Images via Wallpaper*
Photography: John Short
Interiors: Matthew Morris

7.10.2015

FEELING BLUE

Harry Bertoia diamond chair, Knoll, USA, 1952 | via

George Nelson steelframe sofa, Herman Miller, USA, 1953 | via

Otto Brauer gulvvase vases, Kastrup-Holmegaard, Denmark, 1962 | via

Yngve Ekstrom ruster sofa, Pastoe, Holland, 1960 | via

Cees Braakman KB02 wardrobe, Pastoe, Holland, 1954 | via

Jean Prouvé grande compass table from the Electricité de France, Marcoule, Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France, c. 1954 | via

Marco Zanuso senior chair, Arflex, Italy, 1951 | via

7.09.2015

HOUSE IN TROPICAL CAIRNS, AU

In Cairns, Australia, amongst the tropical trees, stands the beautiful house of architect Jesse Bennett and his wife, interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo.

Photography Sean Fennessy via The Design Files

7.08.2015

ERWIN OLAF - WAITING

Over the years a lot has been said and written about the work of famous Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. I find the artist's biography of Hasted Kraeutler Gallery to be one of the finest analysis of his work.

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Olaf’s impeccably orchestrated sets achieve a level of aesthetic consistency precisely because he builds them all from floor to ceiling, creating perfect stages on which to enact moments of awkwardness, shame, or humiliation, grievous emotions and impulses we might all wish to repress. To that end, his images appear both candid and supremely self-conscious, natural and posed at once; and though they have the clarity and naturalism achieved only by photography, in composition, tone, and gesture they have the mood of a painting.

Silence pervades his images like a soft afternoon light, and his subjects never relate to one another, captured instead during quiet, private moments - but their gestures and postures speak volumes. His subjects are always pictures of perfection, their hair coiffed just so, makeup applied impeccably. They wear figure-constricting dresses and nicely tailored suits, and they have perfect homes to match. But in the static stillness and sterility of their environments, volcanoes of repressed emotion -desire, grief, regret- seem poised to erupt. Rather than confronting viewers, their gazes are often downcast or averted, heightening the dramatic power. They turn away from the camera or stare listlessly at the wall, conveying the raw experiences that overwhelm us all in the moments when no one is looking.
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read the fuul text here

Photos © Erwin Olaf

7.07.2015

KELLY REEMTSEN'S WOMEN

KELLY REEMTSEN: CHARISMATIC, 44" x 44" OIL ON CANVAS
 
KELLY REEMTSEN: TO THE POINT, 44" x 44" OIL ON CANVAS
 
KELLY REEMTSEN: ME TIME, 44" x 44" OIL ON CANVAS
 
KELLY REEMTSEN: BURIED, 44" x 44" OIL ON CANVAS
 
KELLY REEMTSEN: SWINGER, 36" x 36" OIL ON CANVAS
 
KELLY REEMTSEN: MIXED SIGNALS, 44" x 44" OIL ON CANVAS
 
KELLY REEMTSEN: BECAUSE I CAN, 36" x 36" OIL ON CANVAS
 
KELLY REEMTSEN: DIG IT, 44" x 44" OIL ON CANVAS
 
KELLY REEMTSEN: BENT, 36" x 36" OIL ON CANVAS
 
Images © Kelly Reemtsen