Posts Tagged ‘white’

Apelle – boat-like house by Finnish architect Marco Casagrande

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Another pleasing structure by Finnish architect Marco Casagrande. (See other projects here.) Called Apelle, it’s made to resemble a boat, and was in fact assembled by local boat carpenters. “Apelle is a wooden one family house located in Karjaa, Finland. The building rests in a natural harbor like a boat in a sheltering pocket surrounded by bed rocks and trees. The interior space of Apelle is a continuous tube that grows gradually along …read more

Custom pendant lamp at Gudrun Restaurant, Steveston

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Beautiful lamp commissioned by my friend Patrick Tubajon, proprietor of gorgeous Gudrun Restaurant in Steveston, BC. Steveston is a historic and still operating fishing and cannery village in the mouth of the Fraser River, just half an hour S. of Vancouver. Historically it was a dominantly Japanese-Canadian community until most of the population was interned in WWII and their possessions confiscated in one of the most disgraceful acts in Canadian …read more

Patio chair of rebar and planks

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Outdoor chairs made very simply from welded rebar and wooden planks. The little folding perch is clever too. If you’re from DF and you know the name of this designer, please remind me. The studio is at Chihuahua 78, between Cordoba and Merida. UPDATE: Thanks, Alejandro: the designer is Hector Galvan and the company is Omelette.

Gift idea: Sun Songs by Slade/Cranfield, published by The Or Gallery

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

I guess this is ruining the surprise but I’m buying this album for quite a few people for Christmas. It’s ridiculously good, very catchy, it topped fancy local charts, it features internationally known art and music stars, and it’s published by Vancouver’s Or Gallery, one of Vancouver’s best non-profit art centres. And it’s on yellow vinyl! The cover artwork makes the album itself a piece of art, too. You could frame it. …read more

Douglas Coupland’s magical white house

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

This is by far one of my favourite houses in Vancouver. It’s in the municipality of West Vancouver, home to many of the best modern houses in the city, and it belongs to the novelist Douglas Coupland. He grew up in West Vancouver, not far from this house. Just as beautiful as this place is the house below it, a beautiful midcentury modern post and beam house designed by the …read more

Making it up as we go along, in the New World

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Vancouver Island, 2009.