This week’s MoCo picks.
+ Nuno Grande and Pedro Gadanho’s Casa em CarreÃÂ§o (aka Orange House) weekend retreat in Viana do Castelo, Portugal @ Arkinetia. “The design adapts the program to a narrow and long plot, with a smooth slope, over the Atlantic shore. Minimizing landscape impacts, and skipping the legal setback, the main volume ‘moulds’ itself to the site’s topography through the cantilevered extension of the upper floors.”.
+ Jorre van Ast‘s New Tools for Old Problems, “With his ‘clampology’ and related ‘clamp a leg’ products, van Ast makes ordinary objects more convenient to use, making them easily accessible and versatile.” @ Inhabitat.
+ Stuart Haygarth’s Aladdin floor lamps made of secondhand glassware; “The collections are housed in lightbox vitrines resembling museum showcases, which would normally be used to display artefacts but here actually function as floor lights. When illuminated the glassware magically glows like jewels.” @ NYTimes via Apartment Therapy.
+ Kuldeep Malhi‘s ceramic wall art @ design*sponge. “Kuldeep Malhi works with ceramics in a textile or painterly way. The wallpieces are like woven tapestries in their tactile qualities and shades of colour.”.
+ Wallpaper magazine founder Tyler BrÃÂ»lÃ© to launch Monocle magazine @ Apartment Therapy. More here.