Location: Tokyo, Japan
Great minds really do think alike! You’ve seen the Superdesk designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects in New York City for digital agency The Barbarian Group. Now here we see that on the other side of the globe, teamLab has also come up with a similar concept for Pixiv Inc. with their massive single office desk. Where it begins or ends is pretty much entirely up to the viewer.
The interior design for the office is exactly what Pixiv is all about: this place is a reflection of the creative online community for artists that Pixiv manages, and you get this sense the moment you walk through the entrance. Bright colors pop out of the common areas, and fun and interactive objects furnish the rest of the spaces in the office.
But still, the best thing about this place was the decision to do away with the traditional cubicle-style layout that we’re all familiar with. Not only has this physically opened up the whole office space, the curves and the arcs in the way the “endless” table wander about seemingly at random throughout the main work areas help foster a highly creative and inspiring environment fit for the very same people who run a dynamic and artistic digital haven for aspiring artists.
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A Form of Happiness: Dopamine
We have all felt the rush and experienced the feeling of happiness, and Speculative Design artist Jessica Charlesworth, along with her husband, Product Designer Tim Parsons, has made it tangible. The couples’ A Form of Happiness project has masterfully resulted in their creation of a wood and magnetic representation of the neurotransmitter responsible for releasing the chemical that fuels our desire for happiness. The effects of the organic chemical, dopamine, are likened to the euphoric feeling and pleasurable physical reaction to things such as searching through sale racks while shopping, enjoying a delicious meal, or the pleasure received from engaging in sexual activity.
A Form of Happiness, displayed as the physical model of dopamine, is part of a kit that allows user to assemble the wooden pieces into the chemical compound strand. Each part is held together by embedded neodymium magnets. The kit includes examples of the various roles that the physical piece could take on and provides a more vivid display of what occurs during moments when dopamine is released. Charlesworth and Parsons pose the question, ‘What makes you happy?’ and while the answers will vary by person, as their model and kit prove, the feeling is the same for everyone. Happiness is a simple chemical reaction we seek it throughout life; a chemical bit of magic.
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A new thought becomes form. A sensual form, unique, exclusive: Must. The collection of bathroom furniture Must uses precious and refined materials for tops as the Brown Onyx, Paonazzetto, Fior di Pesco Carnico, combined with wall lamps and accessories designed with the same materials. Containers experience matches between new materials and sensual: heat-treated precious wood, metal coatings or burnished brass are the essence of Must read and draw lines creating a timeless space.
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This staggering residence in Joshua Tree, California is an example of creative modern architecture at its best. With a concept initially carried out by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, the Organic Modern Estate seems one with the desert. Work on this architecture gem started in year 1988. Even though it was finished in 1993, interior designer John Vugrin spent several years making “tweaks.” The result is a genuine looking dwelling in concrete, steel, glass, and copper, perfectly blending in with its rocky landscape.
The strength of the hard and rugged protective shell exterior is drawn from the desert, contrasting with an interior that exudes warmth throughout. According to the architects, the design highlights the masculine and feminine forms that are the hallmark of organic architecture. The residence is currently listed on the US market for $3 million.
Photography: Lance Gerber / Nuvue Interactive
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Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez - France
One of the most iconic addresses on Cannes’ illustrious Boulevard de la Croisette, the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez offers a true taste of French Riviera glamour coupled with the outstanding services and signature elements of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Featuring a stunning Art Deco style, the property boasts 409 extremely elegant rooms and suites, the only 2-star Michelin restaurant in Cannes, exceptional conference facilities, a private beach and luxury spa services. Each room is elegantly decorated with exquisite designer furnishings, marvelous bedding and cutting-edge technology.
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Italian experimental animator and director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro graduated at the ISIA of Urbino and IED - European Institute of Design in Milan. He has made many music videos for major Italian and international artists and collaborated with studio Bazzani for the production of fashion video for designer and with studioN!03 for videoprojection and interactiveinstallations for exhibitions, museums and special events.
Over the years he has had experience in visual art and videomapping with Claudio Sinatti and assistant director, art-direction and compositing with the study K48. In 2013 he gave birth along with other two filmmakers on the project audio/visual Karmachina. He has participated in many festivals and competitions, receiving several international awards. In 2014 he published the short animated film BEAUTY that brings the tradition of pictorial beauty to life.
"An inspiration that returns to us the sense of one fallen, and the existential brevity that the author interprets as tragic dignity, with an unenchanted eye able to capture the profoundest sense of the image. Beauty in this interpretation is the silent companion of Life, inexorably leading from the smile of the baby, through erotic ecstasies to the grimaces of pain that close a cycle destined to repeat ad infinitum. They are, from the inception of a romantic sunrise in which big black birds fly to the final sunset beyond gothic ruins that complete the piece, a work of fleeting time." (Giuliano Corti for BEAUTY Manifesto)
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This industrial-eclectic loft is the home of designer and artist Alina Preciado and her two cats, situated in a 1800s industrial building in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The 2,000 square foot loft with one bedroom and one bathroom mixes old and new pieces together, with findings that Preciado has picked up from her travels to places like Japan, Spain, India and the Middle East. The designer imports handmade goods for her business, Dan Gitane. “Dar” is Arabic for “home” and “gitane” is French for “gypsy”, which sums up Preciado’s personality. The loft was originally a woodshop, which has divots and scratches on the flooring, which has been preserved for its history.
The loft features an incredible flow with an open and airy floor plan, huge windows and high ceilings that keeps the space well lit. The home also has a hammock which Preciado spends a lot of time on, as well as a trapeze bar, perfect for stretching. The living room was a vintage leather sofa from the 1960s, the leaning ladder was obtained from a warehouse. The living area also has a large wood-burning stove with a double-insulated chimney, which is in keeping with the industrial theme as well as providing plenty of warmth in the winter months. A neat tip that Preiado does with her stove is place citrus peels on top and left the smell permeate through the home.
Photography: Chris A. Dorsey