Monthly Archives: May 2013

GET YOUR BUSINESS ON THE ROAD! …….. IDEAS AGAINST CRISIS!

   May 30, 2013  

Del Popolo Food Truck @ decor8.gr

Del Popolo Food Truck @ decor8.gr

Del Popolo Food Truck @ decor8.gr

Del Popolo Food Truck @ decor8.gr

“How important is atmosphere in a restaurant? It’s pretty important for most folks, but designers and architects may pay special attention to the quality of the details: the light fixtures hanging from the ceiling, the acoustics, the type on the menu– stuff like that. So how do you evaluate design when you’re eating from a food truck?  We may get a few clues from the Del Popolo food truck. Instead of an immersive environment, we have a mobile fragment that collapses the work of an entire restaurant kitchen into the space of a rental truck.

It’s a hefty truck, though, weighting some fourteen tons as it climbs up and brakes down the hills of San Francisco. Part of the weight comes from the enormous, wood-burning oven bolted into the back of the repurposed shipping container. The oven is nicely framed by the black steel windows that unfold, opening the side of the truck to customers and the surroundings. And just like in a restaurant, the details here are telling: the wood for the oven, the black steel, and the type stuck on the window create an atmosphere around the truck even as its surroundings change.”

Via The Fox Is Black blog

AME-LOT , STUDENT RESIDENCES

   May 28, 2013  

Stephane malka @decor8.gr

Stephane malka @decor8.gr

Stephane malka @decor8.gr

Stephane malka @decor8.gr

AME-LOT student residences By Stephane Malka

“In reality, ecological strategies often generate an over-production of materials, becoming energy-vores and clients of factories, the polluters of the world.

The real ecological combat is within the reappropriation of materials and experimentations with ready-made objects, far from the so-called benevolence of subsidized agencies.

The student housing on rue Amelot is a project that inserts itself into an urban interstice: the thickness of a blind wall.

It’s within the thickness of these walls that this thin building is constructed.

The urban form is an extension of the blind walls, which houses using the existing.

No building is destroyed, and no pollution generated.

The skin consists of an existing module: the wooden pallet.

Held using horizontal hinges, the pallets contract towards the top, allowing privacy or large openings.

The modularity of the various palettes creates varied geometries, which are based on use and constantly regenerated.

The reappropriation of materials recycles the existing without additional processing, which would cost energy in terms of production and create byproduct pollution.

The real environmental approach consists not in destruction, but in superimposing interventions upon our built heritage.

It consists of a new land strategy, unreferenced on a parcel, constructed in a de facto “ecology” of means.”

via Designboom

CARA DELEVINGNE

   May 27, 2013  

Cara Delevingne @ decor8.gr

Cara Delevingne @ decor8.gr

Cara Delevingne @ decor8.gr

Cara Delevingne @ decor8.gr

Photography: PETER LINDEBERGH
Stylist: KARL TEMPLER
Last November, Cara Delevingne was named model of the year at the British Fashion Awards—and the prize was well earned. She’s been photographed by Mario Testino for the cover of British Vogue; she’s appeared in ad campaigns for Chanel, Burberry, and H&M, among others; and she seems to have landed on every runway in New York, London, Milan, and Paris during the recent fashion season.
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