We are after our World Design Capital lecture in Helsinki and now we are in the the full work of discovering all the design beauties of Finnish capital.

Right now we have here another great outdoor lamp. This time designed by famous architect Alvar Aalto (1898 - 1976) as a part of his project of Finlandia concert and congress hall from between 1967 and 1971.

The building in the organic white form is surrounded by many street lights designd by Aalto himself in his specific sculptural style of his late career. Many of his lightning designs remind beautiful light constructivist sculptures. In this street lights, architect used different materials and shapes to create decorative abstract composition.






We are after our World Design Capital lecture in Helsinki and now we are in the the full work of discovering all the design beauties of Finnish capital.

Right now we have here another great outdoor lamp. This time designed by famous architect Alvar Aalto (1898 - 1976) as a part of his project of Finlandia concert and congress hall from between 1967 and 1971.

The building in the organic white form is surrounded by many street lights designd by Aalto himself in his specific sculptural style of his late career. Many of his lightning designs remind beautiful light constructivist sculptures. In this street lights, architect used different materials and shapes to create decorative abstract composition.


This week we are in Helsinki to present our work at the lecture during Helsinki World Design Capital events.

We will document all the best in finnish design, architecture and lifestyle. But for now we have here small preview in the form of this beautiful outdoor lamp designed by Mauri Almari during the 1950s.







Two days ago we have posted Musterzimmer project by Depot Basel which was inspired by theory of Bauhaus movement of the 1920s, in which architect Hannes Meyer (1889 – 1954) was one of the most important figures. Now we have here his architecture masterpiece.

Our friend Jan Bouška of Freshlabels urban fashion store has reported us about his unique modernist building close to Berlin

Important Bauhaus architect, teacher and theoretist built his most celebrated work, the complex of Federal School of the Confederation of German trade unions in Bernau close to Berlin between 1928 and 1930 following his program of radical functionalism. Brick puristic structures are nestled in the idylic countryside surrounding and create calm environment of strict geometric forms and modernist austerity.







Two days ago we have posted Musterzimmer project by Depot Basel which was inspired by theory of Bauhaus movement of the 1920s, in which architect Hannes Meyer (1889 – 1954) was one of the most important figures. Now we have here his architecture masterpiece.

Our friend Jan Bouška of Freshlabels urban fashion store has reported us about his unique modernist building close to Berlin

Important Bauhaus architect, teacher and theoretist built his most celebrated work, the complex of Federal School of the Confederation of German trade unions in Bernau close to Berlin between 1928 and 1930 following his program of radical functionalism. Brick puristic structures are nestled in the idylic countryside surrounding and create calm environment of strict geometric forms and modernist austerity.

Milan, 1964
Milan, 1964
Venice, 2012
Venice, 2012

This year Brazilian pavilion in at Venice Biennale pays homage to one of the greates masters of Brazilian mid-century modernism.

Curator Lauro Cavalcanti has prepared contemporary version of Lucio Costa`s (1902-1998) original installation called Riposatevi, which he designed for Milan Triennale in 1964 as a part of Brazilian pavilion. It included hanging hammocks surrounded by guitars that visitors were allowed to play. Under the common theme of Leisure, it represented Brazilian was of fun and piece.

Now, the original idea was re-created again and Cavalcanti has paid homage to Brazilian modernism, lifestyle and tropical energy.

The second part of Brazilian pavilion was prepared by architect Marcio Kogan of mk27 studio.
He designed installation called Peep where he presents short movie from secret life of inhabitants of his favorite project Villa V4.

Via both projects, two important architecture figures of two different generations of Brazilian architecture meets in Venice in an extraordinary way.

Photo by Nico Saleh

Milan, 1964
Milan, 1964
Venice, 2012
Venice, 2012

This year Brazilian pavilion in at Venice Biennale pays homage to one of the greates masters of Brazilian mid-century modernism.

Curator Lauro Cavalcanti has prepared contemporary version of Lucio Costa`s (1902-1998) original installation called Riposatevi, which he designed for Milan Triennale in 1964 as a part of Brazilian pavilion. It included hanging hammocks surrounded by guitars that visitors were allowed to play. Under the common theme of Leisure, it represented Brazilian was of fun and piece.

Now, the original idea was re-created again and Cavalcanti has paid homage to Brazilian modernism, lifestyle and tropical energy.

The second part of Brazilian pavilion was prepared by architect Marcio Kogan of mk27 studio.
He designed installation called Peep where he presents short movie from secret life of inhabitants of his favorite project Villa V4.

Via both projects, two important architecture figures of two different generations of Brazilian architecture meets in Venice in an extraordinary way.

Photo by Nico Saleh

Daniel Wehrli, Musterzimmer oder Materials we love
Daniel Wehrli, Musterzimmer oder Materials we love
Giorgia Zanellato und Mauro Tittoto, Past:Present:Future
Giorgia Zanellato und Mauro Tittoto, Past:Present:Future
Katia Ritz und Florian Hauswirth, Halbraum
Katia Ritz und Florian Hauswirth, Halbraum
Laetitia Florin, Ohne Titel
Laetitia Florin, Ohne Titel
Meret Probst, Ohne Titel
Meret Probst, Ohne Titel
Nicola Staeubli, Die Chance des Design in einer digitalisierten Welt
Nicola Staeubli, Die Chance des Design in einer digitalisierten Welt
Sibylle Stoeckli, Etat des Lieux: Wohnungsabnahme
Sibylle Stoeckli, Etat des Lieux: Wohnungsabnahme
Invitation with historical Musterzimmer designed by archtiect Hannes Meyer
Invitation with historical Musterzimmer designed by archtiect Hannes Meyer

Every exhibition from our friends at Depot Basel in Basel has always strong concept and story. When design is precisely curated, we love it! Musterzimmer project from Depot Basel is no exception.

With the great historical context, team of Depot Basel, has prepared contemporary version of Musterzimmer (sample room) how was formulated by Swiss Werkbund during the 1920s. But this time with progressive young talents.

"What does the future Musterzimmer look like? According to the integral principles of the Swiss Werkbund in the 1920s, Swiss designers show their vision of the essential elements in respect to material, construction, form and function," says Depot Basel and presents crowd of new designers creating specific micro-environments from their own work or specially created spaces.

Participating are Daniel Wehrli; Stéphanie Baechler; Katia Ritz & Florian Hauswirth; Nicola Stäubli;Giorgia Zanellato & Mauro Tittoto; Meret Probst; Sibylle Stoeckli; David Schäublin & Karin Hueber; Postfossil; Laetitia Florin

Musterzimmer as well as another exhibition called No Function – No Sense? are open until 14th September.


Daniel Wehrli, Musterzimmer oder Materials we love
Daniel Wehrli, Musterzimmer oder Materials we love
Giorgia Zanellato und Mauro Tittoto, Past:Present:Future
Giorgia Zanellato und Mauro Tittoto, Past:Present:Future
Katia Ritz und Florian Hauswirth, Halbraum
Katia Ritz und Florian Hauswirth, Halbraum
Laetitia Florin, Ohne Titel
Laetitia Florin, Ohne Titel
Meret Probst, Ohne Titel
Meret Probst, Ohne Titel
Nicola Staeubli, Die Chance des Design in einer digitalisierten Welt
Nicola Staeubli, Die Chance des Design in einer digitalisierten Welt
Sibylle Stoeckli, Etat des Lieux: Wohnungsabnahme
Sibylle Stoeckli, Etat des Lieux: Wohnungsabnahme
Invitation with historical Musterzimmer designed by archtiect Hannes Meyer
Invitation with historical Musterzimmer designed by archtiect Hannes Meyer

Every exhibition from our friends at Depot Basel in Basel has always strong concept and story. When design is precisely curated, we love it! Musterzimmer project from Depot Basel is no exception.

With the great historical context, team of Depot Basel, has prepared contemporary version of Musterzimmer (sample room) how was formulated by Swiss Werkbund during the 1920s. But this time with progressive young talents.

"What does the future Musterzimmer look like? According to the integral principles of the Swiss Werkbund in the 1920s, Swiss designers show their vision of the essential elements in respect to material, construction, form and function," says Depot Basel and presents crowd of new designers creating specific micro-environments from their own work or specially created spaces.

Participating are Daniel Wehrli; Stéphanie Baechler; Katia Ritz & Florian Hauswirth; Nicola Stäubli;Giorgia Zanellato & Mauro Tittoto; Meret Probst; Sibylle Stoeckli; David Schäublin & Karin Hueber; Postfossil; Laetitia Florin

Musterzimmer as well as another exhibition called No Function – No Sense? are open until 14th September.




We love functional objects that look like extravagant sculptures. You find "everyday sculpture" in these Giuseppe Zanotti wedges as well.

Suede Spiked Sculptural wedges designed by Zanotti for his fall/winter 12-13 collection are weareble pieces of decorative brutalist beauty.