La fabrique noire is above all a return to basics.
Wood, marble, brass, a perfect addition of noble materials highlighted by techniques of other times.
The black fabric is also details married to sobriety and authenticity.
Jeremy Descamps first cut his teeth as a machinist for over ten years. His passion for wood comes from his grandfather, a carpenter. Sobriety, details added to simple lines, are all characteristics that make up the visual identity of lfn.
Without forgetting the black that accompanies each of the unique creations, a true trademark.
From New Zealand based in London since 2009, Phil is interested in methods of making which endow his object with visual clues about how they were made.
All of his objects are handmade in my London Studio. Their complex forms and sharp lines mean it is sometimes assumed they have been made using CAD software, CNC maching, or 3D printing, but they on closer inspection reveal that they are all handmade. Often tiny imperfections, a result of the processes by which they are made, give this away.
Did you know that decoration can help improve your productivity at work and reduce your stress and? It does not matter if you work in an office or from your home. We give you some tips to decorate your workplace, which will help improve your mood and confront your day to day with a more positive attitude.
Having a well decorated and cheerful corner can help us to face the workday in a different way, with a more positive attitude and a better performance.
This not only applies to those who go to the office every day, but also to those who work from home (teleworking is becoming more popular and companies use it more). In these cases, the decoration and the creation of a personal and relaxing space is even more important, because you have to know how to separate work from leisure in your own house.
Organize your desk . For instance, use a door as a desk top…
Reduce noise and improve acoustic by placing rugs, pieces of fabrics, rubber mats. For example, create a tent roof with a bed sheet and a screen with plants or books.
Enlarge your space with mirrors, large paintings, pictures making a room look bigger
Think of hacking the objects from their function. E.G. use a clothesline to hold pictures, toys or souvenirs.
Create storage upcycling cardboards boxes. E.G. use a plate drying rack to organize your paper work.
If possible plan your meetings and conference calls in another place. Moving is good and helps to change the decor
To help your focus it is better to use natural materials and neutral colors
If the weather permits set your office outside
10 conseils de Caroline Notté pour créer son bureau à la maison
Dans l’urgence et avec créativité, Caroline Notté, architecte d’intérieur, nous aide à créer notre bulle de travail au coeur de notre chez nous.
“Les gens se retrouvent confinés chez eux et n’ont pas toujours un bureau à disposition à la maison. Face à un environnement peu propice au travail où enfants et conjoint n’aident pas à la concentration, je souhaite aider les gens à créer leur “bubble d’office” depuis leur maison mais aussi pour les personnes coincées sur un bateau ou à l’autre bout du monde” confie Caroline Notté. “Même avant le confinement, nous tendions de plus en plus vers des coworkings plus humains, des bureaux finalement comme à la maison.”
Coronavirus oblige, certains belges découvrent le télétravail en même temps que le confinement. Réussir à se constituer un cadre de travail est parfois un vrai défi. Couleurs neutres, lumière naturelle, siège cosy, rituels réconfortants ou horaires adaptés peuvent aider à se mettre en condition et apprivoiser son espace.
« De nombreuses personnes, moi la première, n’ont pas l’habitude de se retrouver devant un ordinateur toute la journée. La priorité est de se créer une bulle, un cocon où on se sent bien. Le choix l’endroit où travailler peut se faire en fonction des sources de lumières. On peut aussi, bien sûr, utiliser une belle lampe. Avoir une source de feu et de chaleur est essentiel », explique l’architecte, qui a aménagé un coin de sa salle à manger.
Carine Boxy is a Belgian textile artist and designer based in Deurle. Each of her creations in naturally dyed sheepskin is unique and versatile (rug, cover, tapestry, …) and can be also seen as site specific to a residential or a hospitality project such as the restaurants by Sergio Herman. Her storytelling compositions are conceived as a patchwork quilt or carpet, a wall or oor arrangement, an object, a piece of furniture, with an extraordinary sense of tactility and wellbeing. The sheepskins bring – assembled together – the atmosphere of a wild life into the home. They reveal each one of a kind the true texture, appeal to the senses, thanks to their ultra soft material and a true combination of the hand and the heart. Carine has this attitude of the craftsman that creates from the sheepskin a human kind experience which brings the warmth in interiors.
« Le paysage est un tissage de formes et de couleurs, je puise ma force créative dans la nature qui ne cesse de nous étonner et que nous devons préserver et vénérer »
Caroline Notté, architect and multidisciplinary artist creates amazing universes where color, matter and forms play essential roles in her compositions: her projects are sublimated by her talent to combine contraries and create unexpected associations.
Constantly inspired by the work of the great masters of the Bauhaus color and its environment (his studio is in the house of Louis Herman de Koninck), Notté advocates a return to basics.
As a painter on his canvas, Notte composes frames of colors, always looking for accuracy, daring audacity, between lines games, shapes and materials. The textile and weaving become its support through a collection of carpets with formal and colorful notes that Caroline Notté pays homage to the centenary of the emblematic movement, associating emotions and
Ghislain and Marie David de Lossy modus operandi transcends the nature photographic genre and traditional techniques. Displaying 40 photographic images taken over the course of several trips throughout Europe encompassing Finland, Iceland and Spain, their images offer a unique and unusual outlook on the animal world and nature. The contemplative viewer is required to scan the landscape for the animal, as it is not readily apparent, regardless of its actual size.
Despite the incredible precision and clarity, there is something surreal about the natural environment shown in these photos.
This new approach to nature, both macro and microscopic, blurs the border between reality and fiction. It is between these two worlds that we find the certain poetic quality of their artwork. The telephoto effect breathes the viewer right into the middle of the landscape, turning us into image hunters. Lost in the vast wilderness we can, strangely enough, see the invisible. Rich colours add to the supernatural aspect of the setting and excite our imagination. Nature thus sublimaged seems to harbour unexpected guests : elves and fairies, ready to colonise the banks of the lead-coloured lake.