We love the juxtaposition of something beautiful and precious, in the midst of the outdoors. On the flip side, the presence of lush green in pristine clean minimal spaces is therapeutic. Becoming one with nature whichever way you turn it, activates us to our core and taps into a basic instinct that makes every one of us feel something. This weeks inspiration focuses on the blissful intrusion of nature and our wondrous invasion of it.
Image at left: Plants in abundance make this living area a living jungle. Image at right: An after hours look from Wes Gordon‘s SS17 collection braves the sunny Chinatown streets. Image via vogue.com.
Image at left: This palm becomes part of an art installation, bringing nature into an artificial neon setting. Image at right: Our super slick silver Reversible Crossbody holds up in the snowy elements. Water resistant 70 Dernier Nylon makes this evening essential unstoppable.
Image at left: An exciting dining experience lends tropical vibes with multiple palms, lush leaves, and wicker furnishing. Image at right: An Alexander McQueen FW 16 look mirrors negligie and a quilted throw – bedtime inspirations for a night out on the town.
Image at left: This slinky golden slip dress blurs the lines between lingerie and evening.. Image at right: Transparency allows the soul of the river to come alive in the home of architect Paul Roudolph.
Image at left: Green adds contrast both via nature as well as interior in this Mies van der Rohe space. Image at right: A look from Glamour UK, February 2016.
With “gold” being our namesake, we only thought it appropriate to do a post dedicated to the color gold. But not in a garish glam fashion (a la the disco queen) but rather a quiet interpretation of gold, one routed in shape, form and intellect and one of sculptural incarnation regardless of the canvas and context.
Image at Left: Maison Martin Margiela’s Runway Show featured demure models in delicate masks of gilded silk. Image at Right: A raw almost cavernous space features gilded panels which play with light and shadow, creating a high / low impact space.
Image at Left: Celine offers artfully executed textures combining ivory textiles with marble cubes and legs of thin polished golden brass. Image at Right: A palm statement necklace with a sunset kissed effect in brass.
Image at Left: Beautiful gold brass parts in the middle creating a perfect sliver of delicate light through this headboard console. The gilded brass is calmed by the mix of luscious blue matte satin and velvet. Image at Right: Our goldno.8 signature packaging – a vision of texture and shine when dancing with the light.
Image at Left: Another raw concrete space made warm and glowing with gold painted walls. The rich brown wooden chair makes the perfect compliment to this fiery space. Image at Right: Delicate brass vases by Ana Varenforff are the perfect vessels for Ikebana arrangements.
Image at Left: Sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, the maser of modernist gold shapes. Image at Right: Aged brass kitchen cabinetry while patinaed still has a rich texture and metallic undertones of gold.
Image at Left: These concrete floors were inspired by the Japanese tradition of preserving things as they age, to honor the history of the object by making it beautiful once again. Streams of gold filled in this concrete floor’s cracks to create a true work of art through preservation. Image at Right: Maison Martin Margiela, Spring Summer 2013.
More than ever before we are seeing flowers and plant life as a means for VM from editorial photoshoot backdrops to brick and mortar retail experiences. We love botanical merchandising and brands like Balenciaga are even using flowers on top of flowers to create a fabric tapestry of multilayered prints replicating fields of flora. Below are some of our recent inspirations.
Image at left: The beautiful backdrop of a botanical garden. / Image at right: An iconic United Colors of Benetton ad campaign.
Image at left: The sunny photography of Jacques Henri Lartigue. / Image at right: The goldno.8 Reversible Carryall.
Image at left: Balenciaga AW 16 campaign my Mark Northwick / Image at right: Floral embellished underpinnings.
Both Images feature floral engagement through the eyes to Tim Walker.
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon we have details of rich red on our inspired brains. Whether its minimal touches of blood red or all enveloping maximal crimson, this scarlet tone always finds a place in our wardrobes and surroundings.
Image at left: The beautiful red drenched interiors of Acne Studios‘ retail space. Image at right: The Celine SS13 ad campaign shot by Juergen Teller juxtaposing fiery fur heels with a crispy poolside view, ushering in the furry shoe trend that is still with us now.
Image at Left: A simple velvet mid century statement chair on a clean backdrop of concrete. Image at right: A missed kiss as evidenced through the makeup for Comme des Garcons.
Image at Left: Red velvet used in a renaissance context, liquid and draping against a turquoise back drop. Image at Right: Turquoise takes the stage in the opposite arrangement enveloped by red velvet drapery in the stunning campaign for Balenciaga.
Image at Left: Red slouchy 80’s boots and mini skirt by J.W. Anderson. Image at Right: Fire in the sky – another stunning image by Mark Borthwick.
Image at Left: Small details of red in these Matisse inspired modernist earrings by Proenza Schouler. Image at Right: The interior of the Place Vendome Repossi store designed by OMA architects – a pristine raw space with walls of metallic red.
At goldno.8 we pride ourselves on making life simpler for our customers. Our line was founded on the idea that we could create a product that would make the modern woman’s life easier… effortless. In the spirit ease, we have curated some images of dwellings and feelings that reflect a raw sensibility begging to give comfort in its un-fussiness.
Simple seating in a refined palette with sculptural statement objet create a pointinterest without the clutter. Image at left: taken from the Instagram of retail concept developer Lakeside Collaborative http://lakesidecollaborative.com. Image at right: via Serge Mouille who makes the most amazing minimal yet sculptural lamps – http://www.sergemouilleusa.com.
Image at left: Nestled among the forest and fields of Sant Mori, in a rural village located between Figueres and Girona, this dwelling designed by Mesura Architects creates a warm space with clean serenity. Image at right: A Chlorphillia Fashion Editorial featuring simple clothing and just plants via http://www.carolinedaily.com.
Image at left: Celine Paris who customs the most gorgeous and perfectly sculpted shapes for the modern woman. For an effortless look to not be thought twice about. Image at right: A few small details like simple rose gold fixtures and charcoal grey concrete make this clean lined shower ultra luxe.
Image at left: A bedroom built on the curve with a wall of concrete giving way to a wall of glass and a view of the garden. Image at right: A chic and classic incarnation of our signature Reversible Crossbody on a backdrop of raw wood, slate and marble. To buy now: https://www.goldno8.com/the-reversible-crossbody/
Image at left: Simple pleasures like this surf shack offer clean lines and minimal landscaping for a no fuss weekend getaway. Image at right: A living room scene featuring perfect concrete walls raw and offering decorum only via the light that hits them. Designed by Architect, Tadao Ando.
Image at left: Another simple frame beach house with glass walls so you can be one with the ocean even if indoors. Image at right: A single plant in a clean bath for much needed aromatherapy.
Image at left: Beautiful rattan – timeless and warm, the perfect companion to equally organic adobe walls and concrete flooring. Image at right: Where the raw elements meets manmade accouterments – Piscina das Marés Porto by Álvaro Siza Vieira.
We love the clean modern take fashion is embracing in the sportswear category. We embrace it ourselves in our design sensibility. This weeks mood focuses on streamlined silhouetting with an athletic vibe.
James Turrell is an American artist known for large scale installations that focus on light and space. Walking into a James Turrell work feels otherworldly, yet familiar. His gallery pieces offer the spirit of a naturally occurring act (a sunrise for example) set inside something that is man made. His outdoor installations also do not disappoint adding a quite layer of illuminated complexity to what is organic to the space. Enter Turrell’s current’s work in progress, Roden Crater.
Roden Crater, is located in the Painted Desert region of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff). It is a mammoth large-scale artwork created within a volcanic cinder cone. This piece is minimally invasive to the external landscape while internally the cinder has been transformed into a series of spaces where the viewer can experience sky-light, solar, and celestial phenomena.
Roden Crater links the physical and the ephemeral, the objective with the subjective, in a transformative sensory experience. Here’s a peek at what he has in store.
All Images via http://rodencrater.com.
We have been fans of the @sportyandrich Instagram account for a long time now.
Their unique blend of atheltica-meets-luxury, is like a breath of fresh air at the start of a run.
Check out what they are offering by way of inspiration.
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