Secrets and Lights at the V&A

As the ‘hub’ of the London Design Festival, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum hosted not only the Wishlist project, but also a series of specially commissioned installations. Perhaps the most impressive of which was Double Space by Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber for BMW.

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With the aim of changing the way visitors experience Raphael’s Cartoons, two vast polished aluminum structures, suspended from the ceiling, slowly rotate creating an ever changing reflection of the artwork around them. Each one measures 15 metres by 9 metres (~49′x30′) and weighs just 15 kilograms (~33lbs) per square metre. “We generally design objects that have a shape, that are to do with how you hold them, or how you use them, so this was a real a departure for us, because we wanted to create an experience, something which is constantly changing which changes the way you perceive the space,” said Jay Osgerby.

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Fall Is Calling: What to Do in Your October Garden (10 photos)

I like having options — from which flavor of tea to drink after lunch to which route I’ll take to walk home. Gardening this month is no different. Whether you’re after garden chores or perhaps some seasonal puttering, it’s all about picking your own path.
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A Modern Lakefront Home with Separation for Adults & Kids

Alfonso Architects were hired to design a home in Tampa, Florida that would answer the needs of a typical family (two adults, two kids), giving them all separate spaces for their individual needs and activities. The lakefront home overlooks White Trout Lake to the west with a string of mature oak trees on the other edges of the site.

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With the canopy of trees surrounding it on three sides, the home was fit into a pocket of space. On those three sides, they used a low line of windows that wrap the house maximizing the amount of light that enters the interior.

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Room of the Day: A Piece of Manhattan Inspires a Brooklyn Apartment (4 photos)

From the towering trees of the forest to the solid mountains and the infinite expanse of the ocean, nature influences designers and homeowners. We frame views, choose colors and build homes to honor these anonymous masterpieces. Engineered constructions, though less pristine, can be just as impressive,…


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Room of the Day: A Piece of Manhattan Inspires a Brooklyn Apartment (4 photos)

From the towering trees of the forest to the solid mountains and the infinite expanse of the ocean, nature influences designers and homeowners. We frame views, choose colors and build homes to honor these anonymous masterpieces. Engineered constructions, though less pristine, can be just as impressive,…


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