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Architectural House Tour II: Fallingwater

Architectural House Tour II: Fallingwater

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

To continue on our house tour series, I wanted to share photos from our trip to Fallingwater a couple years back. Fallingwater is a beautiful home beset in a little…

Architectural House Tour I: The Stahl House

Architectural House Tour I: The Stahl House

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

The Stahl House’s notoriety likely comes more from the popularity of the iconic photo above and the photographer who took it, Julius Shulman, than from any other reason. Unlike other…

Awakening the Raw Material: A Dialogue with Oji Masanori

Awakening the Raw Material: A Dialogue with Oji Masanori

Written by Stevenson Aung

It’s 3pm on a pleasant Tokyo afternoon, our train intercom prompts us that JR Kawagoe station is approaching. We were told to wait at the station for a ride that will bring us to the studios of Oji & Design. Once we debark…

Design Insights: A Conversation with Rina Ono

Design Insights: A Conversation with Rina Ono

Written by Stevenson Aung

I first meet Rina Ono awaiting me at the exit of the JR Kawagoe Station, when I arrive to this distant borough of Tokyo. It’s always a thrill for me to meet fellow designers, but particularly when one has designed…

A closer look at SIWA

A closer look at SIWA

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

The SIWA catalogue is one of those takeaways that we keep on our shelves and wouldn’t dream of throwing away. The photos are beautiful. They highlight the collection while visually…

The Paradox of Lightness and Fluidity

The Paradox of Lightness and Fluidity

Written by Stevenson Aung

Last week it was announced that Toyo Ito was awarded the 2013 Pritzker Prize for architecture, arguably the highest award in the discipline. I’ve been debating which of his projects…

Pillows 1962-63 by Stephen Antonakos

Pillows 1962-63 by Stephen Antonakos

Written by Stevenson Aung

Stumbled across a contemporary gallery in Chelsea yesterday, Lori Bookstein Fine Arts and it reminded me of why I like looking at art in galleries so much… you can get up really close to…

A closer look at Saito Wood

A closer look at Saito Wood

Written by Stevenson Aung

These photos are from the Saito Wood catalog I received from my visit to their studios. Since then I’ve kept them pinned to the walls in the Nalata Nalata office. I find them…

In the Presence of Makoto Koizumi: A Glimpse into the Studio

In the Presence of Makoto Koizumi: A Glimpse into the Studio

Written by Stevenson Aung

It’s not everyday you get an opportunity to meet a legendary designer, so on my commute to the Makoto Koizumi Studio on the east side of Tokyo, I remember feeling like I had the best job in the world…

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