Monday, 30 June 2014

Good day to you all. Well the first day of July, isn't the time flying by? I'm 3 weeks away from moving into my new apartment at Elevate. I am really looking forward to that, having new space with a view of the harbour, something I haven't had for quite a while. I hope that my place looks even 1/2 as nice as some of the places in the Intdesign weekly. I have really been able to take some inspiration from the images here over the past 2 years, and I am quite keen to put some of the principals of design here into practice. So enjoy this weeks ramblings from apartments, to food, to buildings, places and spaces, and enjoy your visit to parts of the world that you'd like to go.

When considering office design, it is vital to add back space that is not what the accountants would call productive space, because it is this none productive space that makes the office space actually work. This is the space that makes people want to be there and to be a part of. People tend to forget about that, and complain about how much is this costing and whats the return. But the return is intangible as far as counting something physically, it's about the feel good and the idea of being proud to be where you are and being a part of something that you personally contribute to. That is why these spaces are vital to the health and well being of an office.

isn't this just.....................well, nice.

I've included this image this week, just because it is amazing. A young Canadian air crew after a bombing raid over Germany. The average age of the young men on this plane was 18! What was your 18 year old doing today? Just amazing.

 A lovely clean interior filled with fun and color, I like this image a lot.

Classic Joinery, why don't we see New Zealand manufacturers making stuff like this, or even the individual design and furniture stores making one off pieces for sale. Even at a high cost, if it's done well it will be sold. 

I found this site about a thing called 'Glamping', it's actually really nice and these people have done a great job of making living in a tent fantastic.

This is in Russia, it's been burning for years and shows no signs of burning out. Amazing don't you think?

See what a little thought can do, even in the smallest of spaces.

Modules, they seem to be popping up more and more on the international sites that I visit, not too sure about them, but I'm guessing that if there is a need for them they will happen. This ones pretty cool.

 This almost looks like a painting but it's not.

 Nice art really does have an effect on space.

Great street art

I did like this shot, it gives you an idea of just how big these animals are, great shot too.

I've noticed a new style on the street, the one with beards, cheese cutter caps, brown leather boots and a certain sort of rebellion in clothing, with a lot of texture in the clothing. Now I'm no fashion expert by any stretch of the imagination but I do like the edginess of some of it. This image 'popped' to me when it came up. 

Classic really.

 There is something about concrete construction that is so honest, this slide in staircase is so simple that it only took about 2 hours to construct once the parts were precast. and the result is fantastic.

 Now that's a view

A number of images this week show this clean and simple style, somehow it seems to improve the light and make a space seem much larger than what you would expect.

Burning man always produces some amazing images, this one is no exception

The origami house, simple and beautiful.

 This is a nice garage, I like nice garages. I'm not going to apologise for that, it's what men like.

Well that's all from me this week. Did you enjoy the food images? A bit of a new thing there, but they are nice images and they did make me think " Hmm that looks very tasty".Things might get a bit erratic over the next few weeks as I pack and start the onerous task of shifting. I have decluttered so many times in the past 4 years yet I still manage to collect just stuff. What do we do with this stuff? Why do we need it? Actually that's funny looking back through this weeks images I can see where it comes from, soooo a certain amount of clutter is good, it's what gives us memories and mementos from travels and places and it not only fills our lives but our homes. Go forth and clutter, but with nice bits. Ha ha, on that note see you next week.