Mono by Jeong Greem, a foam tube for an entire furniture collection.

Mono by Jeong Greem, a foam tube for an entire furniture collection.

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

Less is more. The small and simple law that despite the passing of time is always winning. Designer Jeong Greem applied this rule to her latest furniture collection, Mono, made with a single object. It is a silicone foam tube that is malleated, wrapped around itself and twisted until it takes on a shape that allows you to sit on it. 

The collection is composed of different pieces including chairs, tables, coat racks, lamps, each formed by a colored tube that, in cases where you want a “do not know that” more can also be covered with velvet. 

The peculiarity of Jeong Greem’s creations is that they totally break down the concept of chair, becoming almost sculptures or installations. In fact, if you saw one in a living room, there would be some doubt. 

Discover the Mono collection in our gallery. 

Mono di Jeong Greem | Collater.al
Mono di Jeong Greem | Collater.al
Mono di Jeong Greem | Collater.al
Mono di Jeong Greem | Collater.al
Mono di Jeong Greem | Collater.al
Mono di Jeong Greem | Collater.al
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Villa Cardo is the dream holiday home in Apulia

Villa Cardo is the dream holiday home in Apulia

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Design

Villa Cardo is a quiet summer retreat located in Carovigno, in the province of Brindisi. Like the “sisters”, Masseria Moroseta or Villa Castelluccio, this villa in Salento is a white block, overlooking a swimming pool with panoramic views of the Apulian countryside. It is clear that the inspiration comes from the Trulli and the classic local houses. The architect Andrew Trotter, director of Openhouse Magazine and Barcelona studio of the same name, loves these areas and is the architect who designed all three residences, which are shown in the Mediterranean landscape with their white silhouettes, of ancient inspiration, in contrast with the earth kissed by the sun.

Villa Cardo was built with traditional methods, keeping the building airy and cool in summer. The construction is within a one-hectare plot on which are grown olive trees, almond trees and from the roof terrace you can enjoy a fantastic sea view.

The house consists of a large living room with dining room, 4 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms. One of them is a double bedroom with an attached bathroom, where you can enjoy a bathtub and twin shower. The master bedroom has its own veranda, with outside bathroom and private garden with outside shower. The other two bedrooms – one with a double bed and one with two single beds – can also be used as a small living area. They have a shared bathroom. On the lower floor there is a TV room and to relax a Turkish bath with outdoor shower. 

In addition to the main villa, there is an old country house “lamia”, which can accommodate two more people. Around the pool, there is a sort of outbuilding with outdoor kitchen, barbecue and wood-burning oven, dining terrace, outdoor sofa, and sun loungers.

The other two bedrooms, which can be used as a small living area, are connected by a shared bathroom. One bedroom has a double bed, while the other has two single beds. A TV room is located on the lower floor with bathroom and Turkish bath with outdoor shower. Complementing the main house, the guest house can accommodate two people. Outside there is a kitchen with a grill and wood-burning oven, dining terrace, outdoor sofa and sun loungers around the pool.

The beautiful Nature Reserve of Torre Guaceto which is the nearest beach and is about 7 km away, Ostuni and the airport of Brindisi are 15 minutes by car and an hour from the airport of Bari.

Villa Cardo is available for rent through Moroseta Villas.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Humans and Landscapes, Ekayyne’s project blends nature and the human body.

Humans and Landscapes, Ekayyne’s project blends nature and the human body.

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

Brussels-based artist and graphic designer Ekayyne uses his Instagram profile as a stage to show the works that make up the Humans and Landscapes project. As you can imagine from the title, the artist’s graphics blend in an original way landscape, from white and endless beaches to flowering meadows, and body parts. 

The process of creation begins with the phase of searching for images that take place on the Internet, especially on Tumbler. Only once this first part has been completed does one move on to assembling the images, looking for common elements such as lines or textures. 

The peculiarity of Ekayyne’s graphics is that the union of the two images is not hidden, on the contrary, it is often made even more evident by the contrast between shapes and colors. 

In any case, the result is always surprising, in which the lines of the sand dunes become those of a woman’s body, the skin turns into sand and a nightdress turns into frothy waves of the sea. 

Discover some of Ekayyne’s works in our gallery.

Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
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Architect Hayri Atak has designed a hotel suspended in the void

Architect Hayri Atak has designed a hotel suspended in the void

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

It seems that building pools that go against the force of gravity, suspended in the void or looking down on entire cities, such as Infinity London, is the latest trend in the world of architecture. 

The latest project of this kind, which has been attracting a lot of attention for some days now, is that of Turkish architect Hayri Atak, who dreamt of a boutique hotel with a swimming pool literally suspended in the void built on the side of Pulpit Rock. 

The Pulpit Rock, or Preikestolen, is a granite cliff just over 600 meters high that ends overhanging the Lysefjord, a Norwegian fjord not far from the village of Forsand. 

This breathtaking scenery, but above all the rush of adrenaline that occurs when there is closer and closer to the end of the rock and you can see the ground at a distance of meters and meters have inspired the architect.
The structure of the hotel would develop vertically following the part of the rock, with the more you go down the smaller the floors become. But it is the lower level that gives that terrifying touch to the project, formed by a wharf that develops horizontally in the void and ends with a swimming pool with walls and a transparent floor, literally suspended in the void. 

Would you have the courage to take a swim in it?  

Hayri Atak Pulpit Rock | Collater.al
Hayri Atak Pulpit Rock | Collater.al
Hayri Atak Pulpit Rock | Collater.al
Hayri Atak Pulpit Rock | Collater.al
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Branded Cities, the streetwear brand logos redesigned on Google Maps.

Branded Cities, the streetwear brand logos redesigned on Google Maps.

Collater.al Contributors · 4 months ago · Design

We have already talked about the double life of Corrado Grilli aka Mecna, graphic designer and a good musician.

The rapper is the author of many covers of Italian rap/hip hop records of artists like Ghali, Fabri Fibra, but the art of creativity cannot stop, so between a song and another he dedicates his time to projects like Branded Cities.

The concept is effective and doesn’t need many words to be described, there is only one track on Google Maps that replicates the logos of famous streetwear clothing brands over the cities that have seen their fortunes born. We move from the Detroit of Carhartt to the Japanese roads of Comme des Garçons, from Chicago on which Michael Jordan built his story and that of his legendary shoes, the Air Jordan.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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