no sarcasm, i think yr so beautiful and have for a really long time. haven't had a a secret crush like this since i was 12.


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imageTucked away in a small backstreet in Paris, this fine example of modern house architecture is outstanding amongst its more traditional neighbours. Designed by Aude Borromee Architecte, outside a simple climbing plant has been encouraged to grow along the metalwork of the facade of this stunning home to integrate the lovely modern house architecture with its more historic setting. All this house needs now is to be occupied, loved and brought to life.


The Brain, Seattle WA by Olson Kundig Architects

The Brain is a 14,280 cubic-foot cinematic laboratory where the client, a filmmaker, can work out ideas. Physically, that neighborhood birthplace of invention, the garage, provides the conceptual model. The form is essentially a cast-in-place concrete box, intended to be a strong yet neutral background that provides complete flexibility to adapt the space at will. Inserted into the box along the north wall is a steel mezzanine. All interior structures are made using raw, hot-rolled steel sheets.

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Paul’s Shed (2014) by Nathalie de Leval and Paul Smith

Structural engineering by Andrew Lawrence at Ove Arup
Built by Nathalie de Leval and the team at Benchmark Furniture in thermo-treated ash
Interior by Paul Smith and Nicholas Chandor
Photographed by Petr Krejci

The Wish List… What I have always wanted is…' brings together a stellar list of architects and designers to create a compelling installation which will be exhibited at the V&A during the 2014 London Design Festival (13-21 September).

Sir Paul Smith commissioned Nathalie de Leval to make his ideal shed. Not just any shed, ‘My Shed’ – a request befitting of any man. When asked about his brief Paul Smith said, ‘Really the inspiration behind the design was to create somewhere where you can go to switch off, somewhere to relax. In today’s world where everyone is so busy, I think this is really important and very needed.’ The shed will not be stuck in the corner of a garden; rather it will sit on the top of a hill or by a forest, overlooking an amazing view.

Paul goes on to explain, ‘The shed is 3m by 3m, the same size as my first ever shop in Nottingham. Completely coincidentally, Matisse’s famous cut-out ‘The Snail’ is also the same size.’ 


Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs? Aki Inomata

"In this piece I gave hermit crabs shelters that I had made for them, and if they liked my shelters, they made their shells in them. My idea for this piece first came about when I participated in the “No Man’s land” exhibition that was held in the French Embassy in Japan in 2009. This work is inspired by the fact that the land of the former French Embassy in Japan had been French until October 2009, and became Japanese for the following fifty years, before being returned to France. The same piece of land is peacefully transferred from one country to the other. These kinds of things take place without our being aware of it. On the other hand, similar events are not unrelated to us as individuals. For example, acquiring nationality, moving, and migration. The hermit crabs wearing the shelters I built for them, which imitate the architecture of various countries, appeared to be crossing various national borders. Though the body of the hermit crab is the same, according to the shell it is wearing, its appearance changes completely. It’s as if they were asking, “Who are you?””