the age of design

à bientôt

for any faithful readers still clinging on, you can now find me at architizer, a big old heap of exciting architecture that comes with its very own editorial section, courtesy of yours truly. a few relevant points:

  • architects join and upload projects for free.
  • the open-source platform connects everyone from interns to pritzker prize winners.
  • looking for design inspiration in the form of, say, cedar and glass houses in rural areas? oh, there’s a search.
  • not to mention a bloggy thing with updates four times a day, including non-boring architecture and design news.
  • stay tuned for a re-design of the home page, launching later this summer, that puts even more focus on the editorial content.

i’ll stop shilling now, but honestly: architizer is neat, it fills a vast hole in architecture content online, and i’m damn excited to be on the team. let us know what you think!

(jean nouvel’s cartier foundation, paris.)

*also: the images are 600 pixels wide. downright luxurious.

the selby was in my place

it’s been a couple of weeks ago now, but in the spirit of self-promotion we’re linking to a fun little project we did with todd selby on the occasion of his latest book launch (HERE). it’s no secret that the spaces selby photographs are fun and lived-in and pretty (and aspirational); what’s really cool is examining the personal stamps so evident on each and every one.

for example:

our hand-drawn interview with the dude himself:

(click to enlarge)

the book contest on flavorwire is done like dinner, but you can pick up a copy of the selby is in your place through amazon.

feel this vernal equinox

danish couple in sweden cause brooklyn resident to crave spring cleaning and whitewashed floors.

*via emmas designblogg

veni vidi vici

venini bolle vases: not recommending you go out and drop almost $2500 on blown glass, but if you’re into that sort of thing, you could pick worse.

modern playhouse

we’ve already shown you the vitrahaus by herzog & de meuron in its unfinished state, in the snow, but we’ve got new images in all its finished glory.

the building joins gehry, hadid, sanaa, ando, prouvé, and others on the vitra campus, an architecture museum of sorts housing vitra archives and retail space in weil am rein, germany.

wide open spaces

new york city apartment, via obsessilicious.

chilly scenes of winter

modern houses in snow, we’re calling it: new genre in architecture porn.