Monday Morning Photo(S) Australia Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(S) we have a project by Cumulus Studio, they have recently completed the Devil’s Corner Cellar Door and Lookout in Tasmania Australia. 

The geometric building made out of shipping containers is surrounded by the Devil’s vineyard and combines a visitor’s lookout, cellar door and food vendors. The stunning views played a great role during the design process.

To reach the lookout, guests are guided through the shipping container structure with a number of skylights that take you to the top.

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Photography by Tanja Milbourne via Contemporist.com

 

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Now that Summer is getting closer Condé Nast Traveler editors select the most outstanding hotel openings around the world based on design, service, amenities and location, for their annual Hot List. Here is a list of some of  the top hotels to visit this year in the USA. To see the entire Gold List click here

Hotel Grace, San Francisco, California

The Press Hotel, Portland, Maine

1 Hotel South Beach, Miami, Florida

Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Florida

South Congress Hotel, Austin, Texas

Hotel Emma, San Antonio, Texas

Quirk Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago, Illinois

Baccarat Hotel and Residences, New York City, New York

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Monday Morning Photo(S) Frank Lloyd Wright Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(S) we take you inside Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Goop Mrkt here in San Francisco. Interior Designer Steven Volpe was in charge of the overall design of the store inside the iconic and historical building by Frank Lloyd Wright. Goop MRKT launched in the fall of 2008 out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen as a homespun weekly newsletter, it now has become a fully formed lifestyle site, offering a tight curation of products and content. It is a place for Paltrow can introduce some of the incredible experts who have mentored her throughout her life to a wider audience, and a place where readers can find suggestions about where to shop, eat, and stay from a trusted friend—not from an anonymous, crowd-sourced recommendation engine.

About the Building:

Wright designed the building in 1948 for V. C. Morris, a home goods store with a brickwork façade and a double-height circular interior volume with a spiral ramp that leads to the mezzanine. The building was used as a real prototype for the Guggenheim Museum in New York. All of the built-in furniture is constructed out of black walnut, is original to the renovation, and was designed by Manuel Sandoval, who apprenticed and worked with Frank Lloyd Wright’s idea of the square vs the circle. 

Goop’s San Francisco pop-up shop, designed by AD100 designer Steven Volpe, is located in a historic Frank Lloyd Wright building on Maiden Lane.

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A sculpture by Andy Vogt accentuates a curving hallway filled with Goop beauty products

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Katie Newburn Photography

 

 

 

 

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ASID Graduation Party!

We invite you to join us for a graduation party next Thursday. The SFSU ASID student chapter has put together a night of fun for all Interior Design  graduates in the city. The event will be held at Urban Hardwoods from 7-10pm. Hope to see you there.

GRAD PARTY

 

 

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Outdoor Kitchen In Australia

As part of a design renovation to a small house in Sydney, Australia, architecture firm Benn+Penna designed a kitchen that flows uninterrupted from the inside of the house to the outside. The idea came in order to extend the narrow dining kitchen space to allow for entertaining and summer BBQ parties.

A bench was included into the intimate courtyard as additional sitting for guests, the use of wood planks serves as an extension of the elongated kitchen counter.

Indoor / Outdoor Kitchen - The Surry Hills House by benn + penna

Indoor / Outdoor Kitchen - The Surry Hills House by benn + penna

Indoor / Outdoor Kitchen - The Surry Hills House by benn + penna

Indoor / Outdoor Kitchen - The Surry Hills House by benn + penna

Indoor / Outdoor Kitchen - The Surry Hills House by benn + penna

Indoor / Outdoor Kitchen - The Surry Hills House by benn + penna

Indoor / Outdoor Kitchen - The Surry Hills House by benn + penna

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Swarm by Zaha Hadid

The Swarm “chandelier sculpture ” was designed by the one and only Zaha Hadid, as we already know Hadid is mostly known for her extraordinary, sculptural buildings that push the boundaries of engineering and technology. The Swarm is an incredible hanging sculpture located in the lobby of the Victoria and Albert museum in London, an abstracted organic form made by the young British furniture manufacturer Established & Sons. It is composed of 16,000 suspended black crystals, each suspended by hand on individual wires.Because it has no internal light the piece is only considered a sculptural chandelier, getting its light source from the arched windows in the lobby.

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Monday Morning Photo(S) SF MOMA Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photos we take a peek inside the new SFMOMA. It’s been almost three years since the shut down their doors to go under an massive expansion, finally on May 14th we will be able to so see the incredible design by structure to exhibit the museums expanded collection. The design was done by one of our favorite firms Snøhetta. We have been following the construction that creates a striking connection and contrast at the same time with the existing building done by Swiss architect Mario Botta back in the mid 90’s

Here are some photos via www.dezeen.com to get your Monday Morning started!

The new building’s unique facade is made of fiberglass-reinforced polymer panels punctuated by horizontal band windows

First images of Snøhetta's SFMOMA expansion

First images of Snøhetta's SFMOMA expansion

 

 

They will have the largest living wall open to public

First images of Snøhetta's SFMOMA expansion

 

 

 

 

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Landscape Architecture in Berkeley Inspire by Light and Shadow

The owners of this home in Berkeley, California, decided to update their narrow and dated backyard and turned to Mary Barensfeld Architecture to get a fresh new outdoor space that would accommodate their family needs.

The backyard is only 23’ wide and 50′ deep, however, the backyard has a 17′ elevation change, making some creative thought a must!

The design concept was inspired by a Japanese garden, aiming to use light and shadow, water reflection, material weathering and material texture as design elements.

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Photography by Joe Fletcher

The Hilgard Garden, designed by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

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Penthouse Apartment in Tel Aviv by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Pitsou Kedem Architects designed the interior of this penthouse apartment for an art collector in Tel Aviv, Israel. The apartment’s walls and corners are filled with the owner’s unique collection of artwork that create focal points throughout the apartment.

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The apartment is located on the 31st and 32nd floor of the building.

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The outside deck is a perfect space to lounge while looking at the amazing views of Tel Aviv

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

The Art Collector Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Photography by Amit Geron

 

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Monday Morning Photo(S) Dior Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(S) we take you into the recently opened Dior boutique here in San Francisco, the multi-story building  is located in the heart of Union Square, surrounded by other luxury brands like Gucci and Saint Laurent. 

The interior design was done by New York city based architect Peter Marino, who has worked with the brand for years now and draws inspiration for his design in the Dior headquarters in Paris.  

The exterior facade of the building has been encapsulated in layers of translucent glass to preserve the masonry and create a contrast between old and new.

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