Wednesday 27 April 2022

Trap bookcase

We create "cells, or neurons atoms" equal pieces together, we are able to generate all different "organs, molecules or brains", offering the possibility to create a multitude of possible combinations ("people, materials or thoughts "). To do this, we work on finding new simple geometric shapes that allow a multitude of possible combinations between them.

Kambiam for Homify

Monday 25 April 2022

Curiosity-Go-Round bookcase


"I asked an architect about the design of a unique bookshelf. I asked him, "I want a bookshelf that can hold all the books I have now. Also, I want to make it a place where I can come up with ideas by myself." That's how this bookshelf was born. A part of the shelf board is extended to become a desk or a table. You can get inside. You can put things other than books. In other words, it's a bookshelf, a desk, a table, a room, and also storage."

Creative Project Base


Tuesday 19 April 2022

Rooms of Their Own

My new book, Rooms of Their Own is published today. Here is some information about a book I think you'll enjoy plus a few sample images (John Steinbeck's and Virginia Woolf's writing huts) and pages.

Rooms of Their Own travels around the world examining the unique spaces, habits and rituals in which famous writers created their most notable works. 

The perennial question asked of all authors is, 'How do you write?'. What do they require of their room or desk? Do they have favourite pens, paper or typewriters? And have they found the perfect daily routine to channel their creativity? Crossing centuries, continents and genres, Alex Johnson has pooled 50 of the best writers and transports you to the heart of their writing rooms – from attics and studies to billiard rooms and bathtubs.

Discover the ins and outs of how each great writer penned their famous texts, and the routines and habits they perfected. Meet authors who rely on silence and seclusion and those who need people, music and whisky. Meet novelists who travel half-way across the world to a luxury writing retreat, and others who just need an empty shed at the bottom of the garden. Some are particular about pencils, inks, paper and typewriters, and some will scribble on anything – including the furniture. But whether they write in the library or in cars, under trees, private islands, hotel rooms or towers – each of these stories confirms that there is no 'best way' to write.

From James Baldwin, writing in the small hours of the morning in his Paris apartment, to DH Lawrence writing at the foot of a towering Ponderosa pine tree, to the Brontë sisters managing in a crowded co-working space, this book takes us into the lives of some of history's greatest ever writers, with each writing space illustrated in evocative watercolour by James Oses.

Tuesday 12 April 2022


Oleg is a wooden cubic or spherical container module with many legs. It can change its function changing its position. It can colonize spaces with infinite combinations of modules. The legs allow it to be placed in different ways to create different furnitures.

Andrea Cingoli and Umberto La Sorda for Concepticon Design

Friday 8 April 2022

Books do kinda furnish a room

Ashley Tisdale admitted she’d bought all her books for a photoshoot – and as Adele and Gwyneth Paltrow will attest, her hankering for a brainy backdrop is anything but novel.

Shelf-promotion: the art of furnishing rooms with books you haven't read at The Guardian.