Thursday, October 28, 2010

Yasuhiro Yamashita's "Cell Brick"

Japanese architect Yasuhiro Yamashita makes the most out of very small spaces, as evidenced by Cell Brick, a Tokyo residence he designed in 2004. It is a two-story home with a basement in an area not much wider than a crosswalk. Construction was achieved by bolting together stacked steel boxes, which creates a stable structure in an earthquake-prone region. The openings in the boxes become windows and their given depth (300mm) blocks out summer sunlight and pulls in the warmth of the winter sun. Because the boxes provide ample storage for personal belongings, there exists what Mr. Yamashita calls a "life layer" surrounding the interior spaces.
Photos: Richard Hunger for The New York Times.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fontini 1950 Collection

Vintage-inspired light switches and switch plates comprise Fontini's 1950 Collection.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Hasso is a Colombian brand that is focused on making quality accessories. Backpacks and sleeves for laptops and iPads are handmade by master artisans in Bogotá. Product will be available through their online store soon, so stay tuned.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Universal Works A/W 2010

The current collection from Britain's Universal Works has caught your eye. As the name suggests, these are clothes that are meant for any and all men who are looking for style and timeless utility. Inspiration is drawn from English outdoor attire and workwear. Fabrics are primarily natural and are often dead stock.
And, lest you forget, here are some Universal Works looks from last winter's collection.

Friday, October 22, 2010

White Mountaineering A/W 2010

Japan's White Mountaineering is all about the outdoors, and some of the designs in the A/W 2010 collection are off the proverbial beaten path, which is exactly where designer Yosuke Aizawa wants to be. With the fusion of design, utility, and technology in mind, Aizawa's current collection flaunts "the attitude of not submitting to sales or market needs."