Deutsche Pünktlichkeit

Tidying up Art - van Gogh
by Joerg Daiber on Vimeo.

Deutsche Pünktlichkeit
How Germany teaches children color composition and structural clarity.

Braun Watch

Less and More: Braun Watch by Dietrich Lubs and Dieter Rams
Available from NOVA68

Pretty in Pink

The Great Performance
Linda at the Grand Astor Suite, Plaza Hotel, New York, December 1991
Merci Chérie

Falling Water

Casa Vale do Lobo
Arqui+ Arquitectura e Desig

Arqui+ Arquitectura e Design is a practice located in the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal. The firm is led by Architect Vasco Vieira. Arqui+ aims to change the face of the architecture in the Algarve searching for quality design and innovation, creating works that are completely contemporary, yet maintaining the essence of the Algarve with the use of material and quality of light employed. Their newest creation, Casa Vle do Lobo, is located in the south of the Algarve. From the 'U'-shaped floor plan, the villa is built around a central courtyard, while maintaining harmony and isolation from the surrounding landscape. Inside the courtyard a sumptuous swimming pool becomes the focal point of the entire composition: a monumental suspended pool with water overflowing into a pool below, which can be used as a children's splash pool.

The outer shell of the house is defined by the pure and linear combination of white wood and glass panels which draw an alternation of transparent and opaque surfaces.

The geometric virtuosity of the shapes combined with the plays of water and light help to define an inviting atmosphere both inside the house and outside, which has already been enhanced by the surrounding green landscape.

Geometric virtuosity and stateliness: Casa Vale do Lobo in Portugal

Pretty in Pink

Looking lovely at the Grand Astor Suite - Plaza Hotel, New York, 1986.
Surely must have been the coldest New York winter ever.

Jean Prouve Standard Chair Sale

If you are in need of some nice new dining chairs; this is an opportunity too good to pass up. NOVA68 is offering a set of 4 brand new Jean Prouve Standard Chairs from Vitra for $1,999 ($499.75 each) on the basis of first come, first served (it is the only set being sold at this price). Each Standard Chair usually retails for $935.00 each.

This classic Standard Chair was designed by French designer Jean Prouve in 1952. The Jean Prouve Standard Chair is beautiful modern chair with timeless appeal. The Standard Chair deserves its reputation as a purist masterpiece. The minimal spareness of material and formal elements (less is more) create the fascination of Jean Prouve's Standard Chair. The Jean Prouve Standard Chair is without question one of the most functional modern chairs ever made. The iconic Standard Chair has become a classic icon of modern furniture design. This Jean Prouve Standard Chair is an authentic Vitra re-edition, fully authorized by the Jean Prouve estate. The Standard Chair is an icon of industrial design.

Cosmic Messengers

It is winter in Brazil

Water Lilies

Water Lilies
Perfectly Designed by Nature

Image Credit: Perry Slocum

Missoni Sunset Throw

The subtle and warm color hues of this luxurious Missoni throw were inspired by
the blue, orange and dark pink colors of a mid-summer sunset over the Mediterranean Sea.

Striking a Pose

Model Judy Dent in front of Isamu Noguchi's Akari Lamps
Photographed by F.C. Gundlach in 1962