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28.1.12

INTERIORS INSPIRATION: MASSERIA CIMINO | ITALY





Masseria Cimino is a 300 year old former farm house from in Italy's Puglia. Set amongst olive groves, using soft pastel colours and with a simple Mediterranean style, it looks like the perfect place to switch off. 



27.1.12

ARTIST: WILLIAM SCOTT


BERLIN BLUES

GREY STILL LIFE 


 NINE VALLEY

UNTITLED  

BENBECULA 

MINGULAY 

STILL LIFE 

STILL LIFE

One of our favourite periods in art history came from the American abstract expressionism which heavily influenced Scott, who had friendships with de Kooning and Rothko. The Scotsman was famous for his still life, landscape and female nude paintings which he worked on throughout his career. We've always been moved by his paintings, the colours, the shapes, the simplicity. waterworth alexander interiors. james waterworth interiors alexander. james interiors alexander. 

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26.1.12

OUR 1ST DIBS FAVOURITES: 18TH CENTURY MANNEQUIN


This lovely couple originate from France in the middle of the 18th Century - though their bodies would have been covered in  paper you see now, 200 years later. Love the simplicity and rawness to the iron frames and the shape the frames and body form as one. For quite a few years, they've been used as backdrops for displaying clothes, now, in the right environment, would be a beautiful piece in their own right. For more information, see below.

THE WORLD OF INTERIORS | JANUARY 1997












Welcome to the first post about past World Of Interiors. Every month, we'll bring you a WOI from the same month but from back in the day and pick some of our preferred choices. 

25.1.12

INTERIORS INSPIRATION: CASAS NA AREIA | PORTUGAL






PHOTO BY GAELLE LE BOULICAUNT FOR ELLE DECOR

In the fishing village of Comporta, Portugal, surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and acres of pine forest, sits Casas Na Areia. The original cottages, with thatched roofs, straw walls and sand floors, have been modernized and thus creating a mix of contemporary  strucutre within the natural setting.  This incredibly peaceful space is available to rent, advertising itself as a boutique-style property with four  huts done up in minimalist interior design.




PHOTOGRAPHY: MASSIMO LISTRI









We recently posted about the library at Trinity College Dublin with a beautiful photo of the space. The picture was by Florence based photographer, Massimo Listri, who has photographed some incredibly inspiring places, from castles to convents. Above are some of his many images from around the world which he'l have printed on a rather large scale, exaggerating the drama and beauty of the spaces even more so. james waterworth alexander interiors. waterworth alexander interiors. james waterworth interiors. alexander waterworth interiors. 
To see more of his work, we highly recommend purchasing one of his many books he's worked on:


24.1.12

INTERIORS INSPIRATION: FISHOP | BARCELONA








For those who love fish and the Mediterranean, we’ve heard about a restaurant in the Costa Brava from our favourtie Spaniard, Marta Yanguas. It's a new concept of informal restaurant and fish shop where Mediterranean and Japanese flavours are mixed. The interiors mix the aesthetics of local fishmongers, sushi bars and traditional seaside inns.  Another excuse for a hop over to Spain...


Para los amantes del pescado y del mediterraneo, hemos oido hablar de un restaurante en costa brava a traves de nuestra diseñadora española, Marta Yanguas. Fishop es un nuevo concepto de restaurante y pescadería informal donde se mezclan los sabores del mediterráneo con los japoneses. Los interiores mezclan la estética de una pescadería local, un shushi bar y tradicionales hoteles junto al mar. Otra excusa para dar un salto a España...


BRIAN LAMOTTE: A TALK WITH THE WORLD'S MOST TALENTED BOOKMAKER

 BRIAN FOR PARK & BOND BY BACKYARD BILL













We posted way back in early December a little teaser about this post and due to his rather hectic schedule, has taken this long to pin Mr Lamotte down.


OFFICIAL BLURB: Brian Paul Lamotte is a book maker and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. His practice entails the design, production and publication of books that are largely produced by hand. Whether working commercially or collaborating on Pau Wau Publications, he strives to add handmade qualities to aspects of books that are typically produced by machines. His work is driven by the desire to question the format and production of a book, while using it's informative qualities to promote and tell the story of individuals and companies he is continually inspired by. 

Q+A:

AW: Are we allowed a reason as to what was more important over the last 7 weeks then a talk with our blog?
BLHa! That's a great question, between moving into a new studio, publishing & handmaking 150 copies of our newest publication; Muses Volume 1 and art directing this project with my father, time got a little tight, sorry.
AW: Hmmmmm, fair enough. 

AW: Are you working on anything interesting at the moment?
BL: The next project we plan to publish is with Parisian based artist Lisa Rovner, it's a lovely little book entitled Poems filled with enticing color images of friends & travels. We're upping the ante a bit and doing 500 copies this time around, If all goes to plan we should be bringing that out sometime before the spring.

AW: Your biggest influence?
BL: People, specifically Gerhard Steidl for his work ethic and vision, Stefan Sagmeister for his incredible creativity, Peter Miles for his refined style, Wolfgang Tillmans for his beauty & Charles Bukowski for his honesty and words. Also my father, sister and mother, I would be lost without their support and guidance.

AW: You work closely with the up and coming artists in the states, who should we be looking out for?
BL: My partner in Pau Wau and soon to be studio mate, Andreas Laszlo Konrath is constantly impressing me with his incredible images. Also, another friend and frequent collaborator iO Tillett Wright is working on a project documenting and telling the stories of individuals in the LGBT community around America. She recently started a campaign to help fundraise the project as it's completely independently funded. Pari Dukovic always makes beautiful images and is finally getting some much deserved respect.

AW: In the age of computers, your trade is a dying art - do you see a market for hand produced books for the future?
BL: Quite true, however as they say, the cream rises to the top. There is an extremely interesting subculture of artist and creative people self publishing, niche publishing is thriving not dying. 
No one is getting rich off it per say but it's sustaining. One clear example of this is the NY Book Art Fair held annually here, it's growing year by year at an astonishing pace. There is something to be said about handmade limited edition objects of art in a culture where you can buy and obtain anything at anytime from anywhere.


AW: Lastly, we know you're quite a demon in the kitchen, if you were cooking a meal to impress Alexander Waterworth Interiors, what would it be?
BLAs I know at least one of you fancies a little flavor from south of the border, I would re-hash a dinner I recently cooked for a friends birthday. Homemade chips, pico de gallo, guacamole, slow cooked chicken tinga, grilled flank steak tacos with mojo de ajo with an ice cold margarita in everyones hand. If you could arrange that on a beach with some sand between our toes then maybe we would be talking.


So there we it have ladies and gents, Mr Lamotte has spoken! I'm sure in the coming months we'll hear more from Alexander Waterworth Interiors' favourite bookmaker. For more on the man and his work, please head to the following link.


http://www.pauwaupublications.com/
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