Monday, August 02, 2010
Li Edelkoort was initially drawn to her beautiful Paris apartment by, she says, "... a natural light that reminds me of Italy." Edelkoort, editor of Bloom and a professional trendsetter, wanted to retain the authenticity and charm of her home, so she kept the interior as simple as possible — the color white, wooden signs and her collection of objects from all over the world are the main elements. Ideally she wanted her home to be a retreat, where " ... she could build memories and emotions through objects."
Edelkoort's apartment is on three floors, with a soaring double height living room acting as the centrepiece. The kitchen opens onto a conversation area in the living area, while the bedrooms are in a more private space, separate from the rest of the house. There is little furniture, which contributes to the mood of airiness — with the exception of the kitchen, where pots, dishes and utensils are left exposed, creating a pleasant confusion. Edelkoort says that "(f)or the first time in my life I feel I have made a nest ... where I enjoy working and enjoy the rare moments of solitude and relaxation." And who wouldn't feel relaxed in such a beautiful and tranquil home? More photos here. Via Marie Claire Italia.
The Radio Canada, by Canadian designer Tristan Zimmermann, is a sweet homage to the cultural significance of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Inspired by the dedication of the many CBC listeners who keep their radio dials permanently set to our national broadcaster (that's the classic CBC logo you see on the front), it has just two settings — CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two. Currently a prototype, here's hoping that it'll be available someday soon from Science + Sons! Via Canadian House & Home, by way of Sean (thanks!).