Friday, November 25, 2011
Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. It'll be a busy one for me here as I prepare for an upcoming art show, but there'll be a bit of down time to enjoy a brisk walk and a delicious supper or two with Andrew as well. How about you? What are you up to?
(photo from nuevo estilo via wit + delight)
Walking past an alley in his home town of Florence, Tuscany, Alessandro Capellaro discovered an old carpentry workshop, fell for its stunning light and space and bought it. As he wanted to preserve the original stone and structure, he came up with the brilliant idea of using 300 wooden crates found in a flea market as living modules — he uses them for storage, furniture and room dividers. And as well as being an economical solution, the crates gives Alessandro the freedom to quickly move things around and reinvent his space whenever the mood strikes him. Now he happily lives in his home, with its cool stone walls warmed by wood, touches of bright orange and intriguing finds such as the old post office table in the dining room (another flea market find) surrounded by wheeled chairs by English designers Robin and Lucienne Day. A lovely and inspiring space. More info here via Marie Claire Maison.
Believe it or not, this is a McDonald's restaurant — but in France, where the company has commissioned designer Patrick Norguet to redesign their restaurant interiors across the country. I imagine getting people to eat there is a harder sell in the land of fine cuisine. See more here.