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10 Mar


1980s Moscow Olympics

March 10, 2015 | By |

Anastasia_Tsayder_Olympic_Game_80-1For St. Petersburg born photographer Anastasia Tsayder, moving to Moscow came as a shock. Accustomed to the classical architecture of the 19th century, she was surprised to now be surrounded by Soviet style buildings of the late 70’s. She took an interest in the history of the urban development of her new city and found that many of the structures were built for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Around the time Tsayder moved to Moscow, the country was in full swing preparing for the Sochi 2014 winter games. Interested in legacy of the 1980 Olympic games, she sought out to photograph these now defunct buildings for her series Summer Olympics, as it may serve as an example for the fate of these single use venues in the future.

Shot on a twin-lens Rolleiflex, Tsayder’s intention was to get inside these often forgotten buildings to discover and document their current use, more than thirty years after they were built. Many of the original functions of these sports venues are lost.

Source: Feature Shoot



06 Jan


LouLou van Damme

January 6, 2015 | By |

Great piece on India based bohemian designer Loulou Van Damme and her artfully simply guesthouse in South India in T Magazine

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Photographs by Simon Roberts

26 Nov


Anabo Love!

November 26, 2014 | By |

1Taking inspiration from the past, the Anabo panoramic wallpapers papers are painted entirely by hand, then scanned and printed in their Bordeaux workshops. Have a look for yourself! 

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31 Oct


Lalanne Magic

October 31, 2014 | By |


As for transformations at Halloween, here is the most perfect imaginative disguised furniture, designed by Claude & Francois-Xavier Lalanne.

“The supreme art is the art of living.” – Francois-Xavier Lalanne

For more than four decades, the French husband-and-wife artists François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne have charmed the art and style glitterati with their whimsical, sensual sculptures. François-Xavier’s famous bronze-and-wool sheep and donkey or rhinoceros desks, and Claude’s botanical-inspired furniture and flatware, are elegantly oblivious of the boundaries between fine and decorative art.

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22 Oct


Sotheby’s Furniture Auction Picks

October 22, 2014 | By |

Get inspired by our picks from the upcoming 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art auction at Sotheby’s New York, 29 Oct 2014.

Sothebys-bombe-commode Maison Jansen, ca. 1880-1980, Louis XV style decorated bombe commode, Paris, mid-20th C, est. 6,000 – 8,000 USD

Sothebys-panterAntoine-Louis Barye, Panthere de Tunis No2, est. 3,000 – 5,000 USD


Charles Cumberworth, 1811-1852, Louis-Philippe gilt and patinated bronze five light candelabra, France, first half 19th-Century, est. 15,000 – 20,000 USD


A pair of Meissen ‘Schneeballen’ bottle vases and covers, late 19th C, est. 6,000 – 9,000 & est. 8,000 – 12,000 USD


07 Oct


India’s Cinematic Culture

October 7, 2014 | By |

India-Cinema-1Otherworldly. As a testimony to the rich cinematic culture of South India, German photographers Sabine Haubitz + Stefanie Zoche documented the vibrantly-colored façades and abstract architectural facets of movie theaters.

They state: “We are particularly interested in the culturally influenced reinterpretation of modern building style apparent in the architectural style which displays an unusual mixture of modernism, local architectural elements, a strong use of colour and, in the case of some older cinema halls, of art deco.”



06 Sep



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This summer we visited Gaztelur, a project by Olivier Granet & Marta de la Rica. We are very happy to get to know these fun and inspiring people with a lot of beautiful dreams.  We wish you all the best on your projects!

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12 Aug


Soft Focus

August 12, 2014 | By |

Featuring our brilliant Louis XIV style armoire in JAN magazine! Thanks guys!


26 Jul


The Playing Circle – The Loft

July 26, 2014 | By |

TheLoft_AicoLind-7-800x533The Loft, by The Playing Circle,  is an Amsterdam apartment where a carefully curated collection of design, art and craft culminate in one inspiring interior design experience. All hand picked and pleasantly pieced together. From the tables and chairs to the carpets on the floor and even the books on the bedside table – everything in the Loft is for sale. During the month the Loft is open, a variety of inspiring events will be hosted in the Loft, ranging from dinner clubs and movie nights to lectures and high teas. The Loft is located in The Cristofori Concert Hall at Prinsengracht 583, on the 5th floor.
Dates: 19th of July – 15th of August 2014. Open Mon-Sat: 10:00 – 18:00.






22 Jul


Fading Glory – Calke Abbey

July 22, 2014 | By |

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Our friend Jonathan Gration (PhD candidate within the Digital Building Heritage group at De Montfort University in Leicester) writes about his projects and inspirations. This time: Calke Abbey!

Jonathan Gration: “With the large portfolio of properties they manage the National Trust has decided to experiment with wandering off their own beaten track. Calke Abbey is the happy result of such an experiment. {…} The motto here has been ‘repair don’t restore’, and it really works. This is one of the very few places where one can experience a grand house at that pivotal point when the family moves out and it is entrusted to a heritage organisation. {…} Very little seems to have ever been sold, and the house is full of various collections. The Harpur-Crewe family obviously had a penchant for collecting stuffed birds and animals, as they are present in nearly every room in huge quantities. {…} The domestic quarters, cellars, tunnels (yes tunnels!) and gardens are splendid in their state of decay, and form a very evocative tableaux. {…} This is definitely not a house that will appeal to everyone, some might think it depressing or ghostly. {…} But if you get what the national Trust tried to do here, and can see why its so important why that story is told, then Calke offers an almost magical experience.”

Read the whole article at Jonathan’s blog Digital Anastylosis

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P1070659-684x1024Beautifully preserved, the Chinese silk bed hangings of the state bed.

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