Don’t Miss these 5 Favorite Blogs from a Modern Furniture Design Aficionado
For those of you who share our love of design, art, architecture, travel and culture, we continued our quest to gather 5 of this week’s favorite design blogs. We think they’re good enough not to be missed. Admittedly, I don’t always see these right when they’re posted. Some of them have been out there for more than a week. So, if you have already seen them, you’re ahead of me…and I hope you share my enthusiasm. As always, kudos to the fabulous bloggers for discovering these captivating stories.
This week’s favorite five design blogs we don’t want you to miss:
- Ice cave in Iceland lights up. In Europe’s second largest glacier in Iceland, there’s a magnificent man-made 500-meter ice cave tunnel that’s now open to tourists. This Icelandic wonder had to be very carefully lit, not only to showcase the incredible natural beauty of the ice, but also to make sure the ice does not melt from the heat of the lighting. EFLA Consulting Engineers took on the challenging project, creating a spectacular and unique experience for guests without any visible equipment or cables. The result is stunning.
- Finnish landscapes in a jar? Although this one is from last week, the fact that I’m still thinking about it this week, tells me it’s worth sharing. Finnish photographer, Christoffer Relander, spent nearly a year photographing nature in the Finnish countryside where he was raised. Then through a highly creative experimental process he was able to capture these landscapes in jars. The technique he uses is very unique, resulting in some provocative work.
- Stahl House photo named among most influential. Time Magazine named the iconic photograph of LA’s Hollywood Hills Stahl House, by Julius Shulman, in Time’s 100 Most Influential Images of All Time. This is one of the most widely published architectural photos and one we will never tire of seeing. It’s portrayal of the new post-war aspirational lifestyle brought on by the mid-century modern movement is profound. It’s an image we’ve reflect on, as we reimagine our VIOSKI mid-century modern furniture designs.
- Experimentarium Science Centre update in Denmark. This cool new space recently opened in Denmark. Located just north of Copenhagen, it resides in the same town where the Tuborg beer brewery was founded. Interesting enough, recycled beer and soft drink cans were used in the building’s new aluminum façade. But the real show-stopper is a massive copper staircase that dominates this newly renovated space. There’s no question this is the work of both science and art.
- Modern stone retreat in Bulgaria. Located in Targovishte, Bulgaria among green mountain foothills, this modern residence is quite unique. With its stone cladded façades and oversized architectural elements on one side, and the puzzling perspective of the elevation, it takes on a massive horizontal volume. It was brilliantly envisioned for the site by I/O Architects. The use of geometry in the design is both fascinating and unconventional.
VIOSKI is an experience of artistic expression brought to life in timeless furniture design. Unique in style, charismatic and sensual. Each piece is masterfully created to be simple yet complex. Proportional yet fluid. Handcrafted in California, by master artisans who devote themselves to extraordinary quality. VIOSKI is New-Century Modern.
That’s our five for this week. Again, I express my gratitude to all for publishing such great posts. If you have thoughts you’d like to add, please do so at VIOSKI blogs