Monday, June 22, 2009


Hope you find a bit of fun in your Monday. The wonderful photograph, pier 39 b, is by lestaralfur on Flickr.

Cool Blue and White

Claude and Claudine's house in Port-Joinville, located on the Atlantic coast on the island of Yeu, was the end result of a visit to friends on the island — once there, they were completely smitten. In 2005 they purchased this traditional early twentieth century house with an entry-through between the street and courtyard garden to the rear. The house had already been added to in the 1960s by its original owner, a blacksmith who had added a forge and an oil tank garage, turning it into a more commercial space — once it was theirs Claude and Claudine gutted, cleaned and gradually turned the building back into a more residential space, all the while retaining wonderful original details such as the original tiling and pine floors. Now they happily live in the easy and sunny home on the island they fell in love with. More photos here, too. Via Côté Maison.

(Photography by Pierre-Jean Verger)

Atelier: Cooking in the Streets

This sounds cool — German kitchen and bathroom faucet manufacturer Dornbracht recently created the exhibit Global Street Food, which looks at the diverse and inventive street kitchens around the world. Currently on display at the Vitra Design Museum, the displays are all authentic, dismantled and shipped from their native countries. The installation includes a Vietnamese market boat stocked with soft drinks and fresh vegetables (above), a charcuterie cart from Argentina built from a shopping cart and a display board and a Sudanese tea stand fashioned from recycled tires and tin cans. Via Azure magazine.
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