Collector’s Shelving System / Amuneal

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The Collector’s Shelving System, fully adjustable shelves and credenza from the American high-end design fabricator Amuneal.

The solid brass framework comes in various finishes and the credenza units, constructed of solid hardwood, feature sliding aluminium doors in a dark patina.

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Cnest / Cubo architects

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Architect Hitoshi Saruta of CUBO Design planned his own house in Kanagawa, Japan, as a floating birdhouse with a pointy delta-shaped roof, hanging from a big tree.

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the birdhouse was fixed as if hooked on a block of RC, which was embedded into the ground. The cantilever with a 4m x 13m flat surface, which supports the floating birdhouse, is supported by an RC slab and narrow steel-frame branches

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You had me at Hello

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A dome shape installation by Swedish Wingårdhs architects, designed in collaboration with artist Kustaa Saksi as a meeting room, for the Stockholm Furniture Fair.

The 180 square meter area, backdrop for the Hello Talk show, was covered with 10.000 A3 papers, fastened at 44.000 precisely defined points. The bottom sheets carried Kustaa’s image, the plan of a church hall.

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On a tour of inspection..

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I have been meaning to post these images for quite some time, and the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide yesterday, flooded by an ocean of crocodile tears from the international community provides a bloody good occasion to do so.

Found at Siris, these photosouvenirs are from Judge E. Gorlia‘s second journey in the Belgian Congo (ca. 1915 ). Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer and at the time acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance (sic). In the description text you’ll find the following lines:

The hammock was the only conveyance available for travel on land. It was swung beneath a bamboo pole carried on the shoulders of two strong African men. They could travel 20 to 30 miles a day. In normal time, there were four pairs of men for the hammock, two men carrying at a time. Men strong enough were almost impossible to find because they were likely to go off to work in the mines.

 

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Belgian Congo transportation