September 5

1. Architecture: 
Loving the design aesthetic of Herbst architects, practicing in Auckland, New Zealand. About a year ago I came across their Under Pohutukawa house, and it definitely caught my eye. Since then they have completed a bunch of gorgeous works, including the Castle Rock house. It brings together all the elements that I love in architecture, beautiful use of natural materials, innovative yet refined details, well proportioned and comfortable spaces, and interesting, but not complicated, massing.


Castle Rock House - Herbst Architects
Castle Rock House - Herbst Architects
Castle Rock House - Herbst Architects
Castle Rock House - Herbst Architects
Castle Rock House - Herbst Architects
Castle Rock House - Herbst Architects
Castle Rock House - Herbst Architects

2. Design: 
Hanging Outdoor Lounge Kodama Zome. Who wouldn’t want to waste a day reading in the beautiful geode hanging in the yard. I would. It reminds me of a (much loved) Dedon Nestrestbut with a Buckminster Fuller styled spin. Love it. 
Kodama Zome 
Kodama Zome
Dedon Nestrest

3. Art:
I found this incredible artist profile short and had to share. The film itself is a well crafted work of art, reinforcing the emotional impact of the subject throughout, and the subject matter is pure, raw, poetry. It captures the beautiful truth of a human condition. Well done. 


Beth Cavener - Sculptor from Bas Berkhout on Vimeo.


4. Music: 
Beautiful brooding and emotional song: London Thunder by Foals, a nice slow burner. Enjoy


5. DesignDad:
I was happy to lend a few brush strokes to the very worthy cause of “Architecture for Kids” - supported by “Art for Kids Trust” the RAIC. Architecture for Kids brings together local architects and K-12 students who, “through hands-on studios, learn more about the power of architecture and the elements that make it an asset to our communities” - RAIC.

The event is an Art by Architects (AxA) Exhibition and Auction - celebrating the artistic talent of emerging and established architects and designers to raise money for the charity. Provided two 10”x10 wood panels and the theme “ArchKIDecture” we were asked to get creative and interpret the theme. An opening reception was held at the AIBC Gallery on September 17, 2015. Artwork will remain on display until November 5, 2015. 

"Inspire" 10"x10", Acrylic on Wood Panel, Jay Meyer

"Reach" 10"x10", Acrylic on Wood Panel, Jay Meyer