The Alchemist…

…there are not enough adjectives to describe the work of the Belgian seer of beauty, Axel Vervoordt. “My style is more than it looks,” Vervoordt says. Indeed, his statement is true.  His vision is to inspire artists and audiences through discovering and transmitting the beautiful, with a deep respect for everything that is authentic.

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Axel Vervoordt's show room at the Kanaal in Antwerp

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Jan 26, 2015
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Musings…

Let your musings...

Let your musings…

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take flight…
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Jan 15, 2015
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Trilogy…

…I discovered three new projects that struck me as wanting to play together…

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wood wave screen/paul coudamuy

wood wave screen/paul coudamuy

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vertigo climbing cafe, lisbon, portugal/german architect tim simon with portuguese architect joão quintela

vertigo climbing cafe, lisbon, portugal/german architect tim simon with portuguese architect joão quintela

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cheering restaurant, hanoi/h&p architects 1,2,3

cheering restaurant, hanoi/h&p architects
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Jan 13, 2015
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Reiulf Ramstad Architects: At Work…

…today we are at work with RRA Studio in a renovated 19th century villa in Josefines gate 7, near Bislett in Oslo.  The office has been renovated to modern standards while retaining and displaying the character of building. A glass floor between the entry level and the workspaces provides a spatial connection between each floor and exposes the beautiful timber construction.

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RRA Studio at J7 images courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects

RRA Studio at J7
images courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Jan 7, 2015
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2015 Design Trends…

…I am pleased to say that my fave color, indigo blue or moody blue, is trending in 2015…herehere, and here.  Smoky glass, geometric tiles, and abstract painterly rugs, will also be featured in fresh designs.  Metals will be mixed.  Remember, however, that you are the trendsetting authority when it comes to your personal space. Let’s take a look…are any of these your favorite elements?

Is indigo absent in your home?  Use art or accessories to introduce the color...

Is indigo absent in your home? Use art or accessories to introduce the color…

 

 

 

choose 'smoky' hot over clear…

think about selecting ‘smoky’ hot instead of clear…

add some fun and color with geometric tiles/tryypzyoyd ~ pattern wall tiles by spires for blik

add some fun and color with geometric tiles/tryypzyoyd ~ pattern wall tiles by spires for blik

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painterly rug/graffito by kelly wearstler

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mixed metals/kelly wearstler
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Jan 6, 2015
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Reiulf Ramstad Architects: Work Commute…

…we are beginning a new year with new adventures and creative ideas, so back to work we go.  A commute to work is pleasant and inspiring when Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA) leads the way…

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Ullernåsen Metro Station, Oslo, Norway

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Holmenkollen Metro Station, Oslo, Norway

Holmenkollen Metro Station, Oslo, Norway

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Carl Berner Metro Station, Oslo, Norway all images courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Carl Berner Metro Station, Oslo, Norway
all images courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Jan 5, 2015
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Reiulf Ramstad Architects: On Tour…

…as promised, a sampler of the stellar work of Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA).  Today we are touring…I’m ready to pack my bags and bask in the beauty.

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Marinatomta National Tourist Route, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

Marinatomta National Tourist Route, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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Troll Wall Restaurant and Visitor Centre, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

Troll Wall Restaurant and Visitor Centre, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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Trollstigen Visitor Centre, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

Trollstigen Visitor Centre, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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Gaularfjellet National Tourist Route, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway all images courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Gaularfjellet National Tourist Route, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
all images courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Jan 4, 2015
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Fireplace Fantasy…

…baby, it’s cold outside.  Featured are a few of my favorite fireplaces wrapped in gray, chocolate, and black.  I love to daydream, do you?

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fp seaside house in poland ultra architects

fp burnaby rez | fireplace ~ tanya schoenroth design

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fp  BLLTT House By Enrique Barberis

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Jan 3, 2015
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Reiulf Ramstad Architects: At Home…

Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA) is an independent Oslo-based architectural firm with a high level of expert knowledge and a distinct ideology. I have been an admirer for quite a long time.  Over the years RRA has produced a wide range of innovative and ground breaking projects with an exceptional variation of scale and program.  Over the next several days, I plan to show you glimpses of RRA’s extensive portfolio. I’m sure you will recognize many of your favorites, as well as be delighted by  projects you are not as familiar with…let’s begin with a few residential projects…

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micro cluster cabins

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summerhouse inside out

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house on the edge of a field all images courtesy of reiulf ramstad architects

 

Jan 2, 2015
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Artist: Sophie-Elizabeth Thompson…

Sophie-Elizabeth Thompson is a British artist living and working in Barcelona.  Her creative work is expressed in both sculpture and drawing.

All her creative output is a natural subconscious response to the world around her. It reflects both natural and manmade forms and their physical relationship to each other in life.  Dynamic, organic, and in motion…

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all images courtesy of sophie-elizabeth thompson

all images courtesy of sophie-elizabeth thompson

Dec 31, 2014
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To All…

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and…

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Dec 23, 2014
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Holiday Stress?…

…this should cure it. Luxury Dusit Thani resort is just one of many tropical heavens on earth. It is located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll in beautiful Maldives.

Dec 22, 2014
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Warm, Rich, and Grounded…

…marsala…Pantone’s  Color of the Year 2015…has been in my home for…hmmmm…probably longer than you need know.  This rich and quiet red works well with neutrals.  If there is a nod to The East in your home, or an appreciation for nature, marsala will also be easily incorporated.

I am of the thinking that trends begin with fashion...

I believe trends begin with fashion…

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metallics and animal prints are a good example of interiors following fashion…

and will then work its way into our homes...

and now marsala will work its way into our homes…

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Dec 19, 2014
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Walk On By…

…we often walk passed  beautiful spaces without taking notice…

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Dec 17, 2014
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