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June has been a creative month: ideas, projects, sketches and shared inspiration. We have been in Mallorca talking about design in an event for creative people, we’ve been working on new concepts and, as usual, we’ve been diving in a sea of tweets and pins that make our life more optimistic.
Here you have what we liked most this month.
#sketches the ideal gadget for those who can’t get rid of their sketches
#quote “A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something”, Frank Capra
#creativity Creative people: inborn or acquired? This article revises some myths about it. http://kcy.me/9ej5
#campaign The best ever paid tweet! Toyota creates engagement with this amazing campaign. http://bit.ly/LQrHDF
#branding “It’s time for Brands to understand that the important thing is not trying to be important, but do things that matter”, Andy Stalman.
A skin made of wood that transversally crosses the housing is Susanna Cots‘ “leitmotiv” to develop this interior design project, the home in Barcelona of two book lovers.
On the same floor, the main artery that unites the whole space is a wooden lacquered sheet that crosses the rooms and wraps them up like a warm and protective skin. Wood crosses the apartment vertically and horizontally creating an emotional and warm passageway.
The starting point of the housing is located in its central nucleus where the dining room’s ceilings are dressed in wood that, at the same time, shapes the furniture that holds the TV and a bioethanol fireplace. This wooden wrapping continues across the ceiling and separates the living and the water areas inside and outside, and is subtly bathed in natural light in the bathrooms. The warm area reaches the suite defining the sleeping area and finally becoming the bed head.
Following the essence of our philosophy, the rest of the space has been projected in white and the rooms have been accessorised with black touches, such as shelves and decorative lamps.
The suite includes a water area to evoke a relaxed feeling. This is why we have designed a bath next to the bed, with a door system that turns into a relaxing bench. The shower has been emphasized by projecting it double and invading it with natural light. This final touch is an armchair of the owners, which turns the room into a fascinating eclectic space.
The kitchen furniture has been designed in white lacquer on white silestone and is completed with a hidden panel-door that flows into the exterior laundry room.
Reading is part of the daily routine of the owners and that is why the central area is transversally surrounded by bookshelves. The studio is fully integrated into the living room and creates a corner flooded in light that faces the terrace.
As in all our projects, Nature is an essential element of design. In this project, the terrace plays the same essential role as the rest of the interior design. Visually, the terrace has been projected as an element of atrezzo through a minimal landscape gardening. An urban vegetable garden helps us connect with the inside space both from a design and an emotional point of view thanks to its interaction.
Next Thursday 28th of June, Susanna Cots will be one of the privileged speakers that will open the PechaKucha Nights in Mallorca. This event started in Japan in 2003 by two architects who wished to share innovation, design and creativity around the world. The event has expanded incredibly and it is currently held in over 500 cities worldwide.
The Catalan interior designer will talk about the invisible elements that are part of a good design “among which lighting and the colour white are of special importance”, says Susanna, who does not wish to reveal any further secrets of her presentation.
The event will be held in the Theatre of Lloseta at 8pm. Islander friends, if you wish to live a great creative experience, Pecha Kucha Night Mallorca awaits you!
The special issue of MiCasa magazine, “Los Niños”, published this month of June, includes an in-depth feature on our interior design project for the little ones of “Pure White“, our most international design. Under the title “Background sea”, the magazine highlights the children’s spaces – a room for the girls, a room for the boys, the playing area and the bathroom, – which we projected in this house in the coast of Granada.