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1960s, Midcentury, New Zealand

On the market: 1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand

1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand
1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand

Inspired by Californian modernism but located far from there is this wonderful 1960s midcentury property in Titirangi, Waitakere City, New Zealand, as spotted by Nate Garven. Read more

Brutalist, Contemporary, Furniture and interiors

Design spotting: Five things that caught our eye this week

Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates
Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates

Not just a one-off, our design spotting section is back with five more things we have spotted on our internet travels this week.

Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates
Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates

Domestic architecture-inspired Eclectic Avenue homeware collection by People Will Always Need Plates

A company we are very fond of, People Will Always Need Plates are back with the wonderful Eclectic Avenue homeware collection.

British design duo Hannah Dipper and Robin Farquhar offer up a selection of fine bone china for everything from a platter inspired by 1960s / 1970s housing through to an espresso set that celebrates four different styles of 20th century house builds. Oh and much more bedsides, so do check out the full range online.

More at the Unique and Unity website

1970s Tetrad Nucleus chair makes a comeback
1970s Tetrad Nucleus chair makes a comeback

1970s Tetrad Nucleus chair makes a comeback

A long forgotten seat from the 1970s is back in production, that being the Tetrad Nucleus chair.

Amazingly, it is still being made by the same craftsman who was responsible for the original, having been at the company over 40 years on. That means you are getting the same angular chair, but with the previous hide covering replaced with a Harris Tweed finish. There’s also a matching stool for those lazy days too.

If you want one, it is priced from £1,139 for the chair.

More at the Tetrad website

A website celebrating brutalist car parks
A website celebrating brutalist car parks

A website celebrating brutalist car parks

That’s right, you can now lose yourself in a sea of concrete, courtesy of the Brutalist Parking Garage website.

New or old, this niche addition to the growing number of brutalist resources on the web (and in print) showcases the buildings many love to hate, but a growing number simply love. It might even give you ideas for a drive out this weekend.

Brutalist Parking Garage on Tumblr

Ruark introduces stylish multiroom audio systems
Ruark introduces stylish multiroom audio systems

Ruark introduces stylish multiroom audio systems

We love Sonos, it pretty much keeps us sane while we work. But the look isn’t exactly up there with the functionality. The Ruark multiroom, on the other hand, has style very much to the fore.

It’s an upgrade for the already-available Ruark R2 (you can get that here), with the compact system and its handcrafted case soon to be matched up with an app that allows control of multiple players in the same house.

Yes, rather like Sonos, but with better looks and the trademark Ruark audio. No need to buy a new player – existing R2 MK3 players will be able to upgrade. Although if you want multiroom, you will obviously need more than one.

More at the Ruark website

Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts
Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts

Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts

It looks like the house is floating in the forest, but that’s all down to the forward-thinking design of the Izabelin Mirror House by REFORM Architekts.

The house, which is just outside the Polish capital of Warsaw, uses reflective panels to blend into the surrounding woodland. But those panels also give the image of a house floating in the woods too. Wonderful.

So not a hovering single-storey build but a rather clever two-level property.

More on the High Snobiety website

Conversions, Period, United Kingdom

On the market: Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16
Five-bedroom Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16

As we have said on numerous occasions, we do love an industrial conversion, something like this Dransfield Owen De Silva-designed warehouse conversion in London SE16. Read more

1960s, France, Modernist

On the market: 1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France
1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France

This was on the market back in 2008 and right now, this 1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France is up for sale once more. Read more

Contemporary, Modernist, United Kingdom

On the market: Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire
Four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire

If you have a view of housing in northern towns, you might want to review it when you see this four-bedroom contemporary modernist property in Bolton, Lancashire. Read more