SNARKITECTURE

 

A cast marble block, Split is composed of two severed halves. Created by Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture, the deep, jagged fracture exposes a textured undersurface and acts as an counterpoint to the rectangular lines and smooth, creamy exterior. Available at Volume Gallery, Chicago.

www.snarkitecture.com

SNARKITECTURE

SNARKITECTURE

SNARKITECTURE

SPRING SOUNDS

 

A seasonal collection of music we like

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SPRING SOUNDS

VIVIANE SASSEN

 

Uncovering sculptural forms situated in the everyday, Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen captures the natural beauty of Pikin Slee, Suriname. In her latest exhibition, London’s ICA presents a series of images of the village shot on an analogue camera.

www.ica.org.uk

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KIHACHI KOBO

 

Kashiwan wooden bowls created by Kihachi Kobo, the oldest producer of wood products in the Yamanaka region of Japan. The hand turned oak bowls are crafted using a rokuro (electric wheel) and can be found at London’s Momosan Shop alongside a range of carefully selected objects from the UK and Japan.

www.momosanshop.com

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STUDIO DESSUANT BONE

 

A light-filled outdoor café sat quietly behind Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Honor was created by Paris-based Studio Dessuant Bone. The versatile structure incorporates natural materials and removable transparent façades to accommodate many different layouts, depending on the season.

www.studiodessuantbone.com

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OPENHOUSE MAGAZINE

 

OPENHOUSE Magazine is a twice yearly publication founded in Barcelona by Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal. It features creative people from around the world who open their homes or private spaces to the public and host gatherings on gastronomy, art and design.

www.openhouse-magazine.com

OPENHOUSE MAGAZINE

Yumiko Iihoshi

 

Stainless coaster by Tokyo-based maker Yumiko iihoshi. Exploring the border between handmade and industrial techniques, Yumiko uses metal, glass and porcelain to create objects infused with nostalgia, function and purity.

www.y-iihoshi-p.com

Yumiko Iihoshi

ILARIA ORSINI

 

Inspired by modernist objects and spaces, photographer Ilaria Orsini explores the everyday architectures of contemporary living. Playing with flatness, shape and colour, her stage-like interiors present a reality that borders on abstraction.

www.ilariaorsini.com.com

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LADIES & GENTLEMEN STUDIO

 

Cylinder salt and pepper shakers in copper by Seattle-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio.
Founded in 2010 by Jean Lee & Dylan Davis, the multidisciplinary studio creates a diverse range of design objects with a focus on exploration, materiality and play.

www.ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com

LADIES & GENTLEMEN STUDIO

ROBIN MADDOCK

 

Shot in black and white with a simple 35mm Leica camera, iii is a playful exploration of urban California by photographer Robin Maddox. Each photograph features one of three white objects – a ping pong ball, a piece of paper or spilt milk – casually dropped into the shot to create a striking intervention.

www.robinmaddock.com

ROBIN MADDOCK

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JUSTIN CHUNG

 

Faculty Department is a new publication by New York-based photographer Justin Chung. Offering a glimpse inside the lives of noteworthy individuals, it features quietly relaxed portraits of designers, artists and writers at work and at home.

www.facultydept.com

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DOWN THE LONG DRIVEWAY

 

Down the Long Driveway is a celebration of New Zealand’s modernist homes with photography by Mary Gaudin and words by Matthew Arnold. The book documents a selection of houses built between 1950 and 1974, and aims to go beyond a purely architectural study to explore how they are lived in and what they represent.

www.downthelongdriveway.com

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RINKO KAWAUCHI

 

In her first book Utatane, Tokyo-based photographer Rinko Kawauchi explores the details of everyday life that are too often missed.

www.rinkokawauchi.com

RINKO KAWAUCHI

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WINTER SOUNDS

 

A seasonal collection of music we like
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things

ATSUKI KIKUCHI

 

A study of the West Tokyo apartment that graphic designer, art director and curator Atsuki Kikuchi shares with his illustrator wife Izumi Shiokawa, as featured in issue #12 of Apartamento magazine.

Photography by Taro Hirano

www.apartamentomagazine.com

ATSUKI KIKUCHI

SELLDORF ARCHITECTS

 

David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea designed by New York-based architects Selldorf Architects. Inspired by the neighbourhood’s industrial aesthetic, it has an exposed concrete façade with warm-toned teak panelling on the window frames and at street level – a bold contrast of materials.

Photography by Jason Schmidt, courtesy of Selldorf Architects

www.selldorf.com

SELLDORF ARCHITECTS

COS x Till Wiedeck

 

Object XI & XII is a collaborative project by COS and Till Wiedeck, founder of Berlin-based design studio HelloMe. A unique interpretation of his 2012 project Critical Objects, the tables continue Till’s exploration of the border between functional furniture and sculptural form.

www.tillwiedeck.com

Till Wiedeck

NOURISHED JOURNAL

 

Nourished Journal is a new lifestyle biannual created by Melbourne-based MADE Publishers. Exploring themes of lifestyle and wellness, the journal’s first issue features recipes, travel stories and practical information.

www.nourishedjournal.com

NOURISHED JOURNAL

Sine Collection

 

SINE rail designed by Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho.
Made from marble and coated aluminium, its shape is inspired by the regular tempo of mathematical waves.

www.sinecollection.se

STUDIO E.O

MICHAEL BODIAM

 

Untitled # 2 by London-based photographer Michael Bodiam depicts a quiet street scene in Buenos Aires from the landscape series South America.
www.michaelbodiam.com

MICHAEL BODIAM

DEAN EDMONDS

 

String is a lacquered steel furniture series by London-based designer Dean Edmonds.
Image courtesy of James Robjant.

www.deanedmonds.co.uk

DEAN EDMONDS

Palais De Tokyo

This Autumn, COS is proud to be supporting ‘Tape Paris’, an installation by art collective Numen / For Use, part of the landmark group exhibition, INSIDE, at Palais de Tokyo.

Set over two levels, the exhibition transforms the gallery space through a series of immersive art installations by a collection of international artists.
www.palaisdetokyo.com

Palais_De_Tokyo

AUTUMN SOUNDS

A seasonal collection of music we like
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things

SHARON ETGAR

From a series of fabric collages by Sharon Etgar, a Tel Aviv-based artist whose work aims to translate themes of mood and memory into colour and abstract form.
www.sharonetgar.com

SHARON_ETGAR

ADAM WYSOCKI

Light Soil V.2 is an architectural project and family home located in Poznan, Poland. Designed by Adam Wysocki of Studio de.matiera, the living area is embedded below ground level, merging the building with the natural shape of the terrain.
www.studiodemateria.com

Adam Wysock

MAX CREASY

Untitled is a 2011 work by London-based visual artist Max Creasy. His photographic practice explores systems of meaning through architecture, the archive and still life.
www.maxcreasy.com

Max_Creasy

SCOTT HARDY

From the series London quietly by photographer Scott Hardy.
www.originalmaterial.ch

SCOTT_HARDY

MANUEL IRRITIER

In his series Hong Kong Urban Barcode, Munich-based photographer Manuel Irritier explores the rich patterns that emerge from Hong Kong’s extreme urban density.
www.manuelirritier.com

Manuel Irritier

SENATE HOUSE

Senate House is one of London’s most iconic Art Deco buildings. Built in 1937 and designed by architect Charles Holden, it is part of the University of London, houses a vast library and provides the backdrop for our Autumn Winter 2014 campaign.
Photography by Paul Burnett

Senate House

LISA SORGINI

From the series Go to town by Australian photographer Lisa Sorgini.

www.lisasorgini.com

Lisa Sorgin

DIETER RAMS

Prolific German designer Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles for Good Design begin with ‘Good design is innovative’, exemplified by his 1959 radio/phono combination for Braun.

www.braun.com

DIETER RAMS

OTTO KAAN

The book bindery of Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie as documented by art duo and Rietveld alumni, Otto Kaan.

www.ottokaan.com
www.binderij.rietveldacademie.nl

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D. DINIS SECONDARY SCHOOL

D. Dinis secondary school in Lisbon was modernised in 2008 by Bak Gordon Architects. It will be one of many iconic buildings open to visitors in October as part of Lisbon Open House, an annual celebration of architecture organised by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

www.bakgordon.com
www.openhouseworldwide.org

D. DINIS SECONDARY SCHOOL

Swiss Design Awards 2014

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition was established to promote and reward top-quality book design in Switzerland as part of the annual Swiss Design Awards. One of this year’s winners is 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse, a research project initiated by a student at the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne.

www.swissdesignawards.ch

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The Garden Edit

For his recent window installation at COS Kings Road, London-based gardener and founder of The Garden Edit, John Tebbs, was inspired by the cacti at Southfield, the UK’s largest cactus nursery.

www.thegardenedit.com

The Garden Edit

PABLO ALABAU

Grupo Metafisico by New York-based designer Pablo Alabau, is a modular seven-piece set that can be arranged as a family of stools, side tables or multipurpose objects.

www.pabloalabau.com

Pablo_Alabau

SMILJAN RADIC

Pite House and Copper House 2 by Smiljan Radic, Chilean architect and designer of the Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2014. For the first event in the Serpentine Galleries Park Nights programme, Smiljan wil be in conversation with the Serpentine’s co-directors Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist as part of the London Festival of Architecture.
Photography by Christobal Palma

www.serpentinegalleries.org

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ERICH GINDER

By Seattle-based designer Erich Ginder, this brass floor lamp has a die-cut shade made from recycled water bottles.

www.erichginder.com

Erich Ginder

LAURIE KANG

Untitled by Toronto-based artist Laurie Kang was made by exposing sheets of photographic paper, allowing them to develop naturally in the light.

www.lauriekang.com

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LYLES

Lyle’s is a new restaurant in East London founded by chef James Lowe. Specialising in modern British cuisine, it’s minimal interior features polished concrete, reclaimed wood and painted brickwork.

www.lyleslondon.com

LYLES

Chen Chen & Kai Williams

Third Eye Vessel and Brick by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, a furniture and product design studio based in New York.

www.chen-williams.com

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Ward Roberts

From the series Courts by New York-based photographer Ward Roberts.

www.wardrobertsphoto.com

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Charlie Schuck

A still life from the series Object by Seattle-based photographer Charlie Schuck.
www.charlieschuck.com

Charlie_Shuck

Julien Renault

Rainbow shades by French designer are the result of a project at the Villa Noailles arts centre in Hyères. Made from reinforced synthetic plaster and produced in limited quantities, the manufacturing process offers an endless possibility of colour combinations, making each lampshade unique.

www.julienrenaultobjects.com

Julien_Renault

Charlie Schuck

A still life from the series Object by Seattle-based photographer Charlie Schuck.

www.charlieschuck.com

Charlie_Shuck

Peter Hoffman

From a series on yachts by Chicago-based photojournalist Peter Hoffman.

www.peterghoffman.com

Peter Hoffman

Zachary Susskind

Working with a combination of everyday items and found industrial materials, New York-based artist Zachary Susskind’s installations Dental and Mother Tongue play with the contradictory use of ordinary objects in modern art.
Image courtesy of The Still House Group.

www.enterstillhouse.com

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Present & Correct

Stationery Compositions is an exploration in colour, shape and stationery - an extra-curricular project by London-based stationers, Present & Correct.

www.stationery-compositions.tumblr.com

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nendo

Drawer House is an architectural project by Japanese design studio, nendo. Designed in response to the limited housing situation in Tokyo, nendo use space-saving drawers as functional elements that slide from the walls into a central living space.

www.nendo.jp

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Studio Lee Sanghyeok

Useful Living is a project by Berlin-based furniture designer Lee Sanghyeok. Made from solid oak and brass, the pieces reflect a range of influences; classic Danish furniture design, construction scaffolding and nomadic living.

www.leesanghyeok.com

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MAGALI REUS

Composed of folding chairs in moments of stasis, Highly Liquid is an installation by Magali Reus at Galerie Fons Welter.

www.magalireus.com

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FRITZ BORNSTÜCK

Combining painting, collage and gathered objects to evoke an environment at the edge of civilisation, Feels like Sunday is a mixed-media installation by Berlin-based artist Fritz Bornstück. de Ateliers, Amsterdam, 2012.

www.motobol.de

Fritz_Bornstuck-image01

HIDETO YAGI

A series of posters with intricate cut-out patterns created by a simple snap-blade paper cutter. Designed by art director Hideto Yagi for Polish tool manufacturer, Olfa.

www.hidetoyagi.com

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JOSEF SCHULZ

Übergang by photographer Josef Schulz is a photo series of disused border checkpoints across Europe.

www.josefschulz.de

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BERTA FISCHER

Elepo by Berlin-based artist Berta Fischer. One of a series of organic-shaped sculptures made from synthetic materials, exploring the relationship between natural and artificial form. Image courtesy of Karin Guenther gallery.

www.galerie-karin-guenther.de

LAURIE KANG

Untitled Forms (Sufficiency) by Toronto-based artist Laurie Kang explores the blurred lines between image and object using photographic materials.

www.lauriekang.com

TOVE STORCH

A self-titled monograph on Danish artist Tove Storch, featuring a conversation with curator Thomas Caron.
Photography by Anders Sune Berg.

www.antennebooks.com
www.moussepublishing.com

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THOMAS STRUTH

Ulsan 2, photographed in 2010 by artist Thomas Struth, shows an apartment complex in Ulsan, South Korea. A selection of Thomas’ latest work is at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York until 22nd February.

www.mariangoodman.com
www.thomasstruth32.com

WILLIAM EGGLESTON

At Zenith, a 1979 study of the sky and clouds by photographer William Eggleston, captured whilst lying on the ground and pointing his camera at the point directly above, the celestial zenith.
Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

www.gagosian.com

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SAM IRONS

Grid Reference is a series by London-based photographer Sam Irons. Taken during road trips across the UK, Europe and the US, each photograph's title is its precise geographic coordinates.

www.samirons.com