This incredible book highlights Tadao Ando’s unique approach towards architecture.The book explores Ando's infamous designs including the unprecedented ‘Lee Ufan Museum’ which demonstrates his distinctive exploration with concrete, light and space. We especially love Ando's use of diverse materials in different environments and situations.This thoroughly updated 2014 edition of the Ando monograph celebrates the stunning aesthetic of one of the world's most acclaimed architects.
In this months’ issue of WOI we explore the Mexican Architect Jose de Yturbe's stunning family home. We then move onto Jerome Abel Seguim unique 'Island House' in Bali and explore his beautifully hand carved backdrops and sculptured furniture. Lastly we look at the John Thomson’s extraordinarily vivid eastern portraits. Taken in the 1800s, these were some of the first images to document people and places from varying areas of Asia. Thanks WOI!
The above pieces are by internationally renowned stone carver Emily Young. These vast and complex pieces are carved by hand. The sheer beauty of Young's sculptures lie in their organic form and the physical history of each piece of stone. Her astonishing talent and traditional carving skills allow Young to create a both contemporary and ancient form. Based in London and Italy her work is in public and private collections all over the globe.
The above pieces are a beautiful selection of rare Japanese woodblock prints taken from Christie's first online auction of this work. These thought provoking images are invocative of the impressionist era and a timeless source of creative inspiration.
This weeks favourite is a set of beauiful Gio Ponti Italian Chairs. A stunning and timeless mid century piece. Thanks 1st Dibs!
The Musket Room, New York
Bar BBQ on Ice, London
Alexander Waterworth Interiors are happy to announce that The Musket Room, Bar BBQ on Ice and Hally's have been shortlisted for the Restaurant & Bar Design awards 2014. Watch this space.
These images depict how this very talented man was always interested in how portraiture captures the personality and soul of its subject. We love his very distinctive and minimalist style. These pieces are only a small selection of his beautiful work. The Gagosian gallery in Athens are exhibiting Avedon's work from the 20th May to July 25th. If you happen to be in that part of the world, you must make the trip.
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This vintage issue of WOI offers great inspiration from some little European treasures. We firstly take a look inside the house and studio of Ellsworth Kelly, which offers a glimpse of the artist’s mind and his unique approach to his work. We are then presented with photographs of Thierry Juge’s French priory restoration before moving onto the fabulously rich interiors of the Carthusian monastery at Padula in Southern Italy. Another treat from WOI this month!
Check out Artist Georgia O'keeffe's home and studio in Abiquin, New Mexico. The house sits on a plateau over looking the Chama River Valley. This beautifully restored house has a very stylist and minimal interior, hosting mid-century and modern design elements. The space is dotted with interesting paintings and sculpture. You will also find stones, skulls and bones on display. The house is open to the public, if your ever in the area you must also make a visit to the Georgia O'keeffe museum in Santa Fe.