A round-up of the best recent posts on the outstanding (inspiring and helpful) interiors blog, Remodelista.

We have long been admirers of Aesop, of their products, philosophy, aesthetic and of their shops – each one of which is designed by a different architect. It seems Remodelista are great fans too, posting about Aesop’s new shop in the Paris Marais back in January. From Paris they moved to Japan, with a series of posts on tea houses (our favourite wasn’t in Japan at all, but the Czech Republic, it was no less lovely for that though) and one on the best Japanese soaking tubs (quite different to our baths – bigger, deeper, more luxurious, and usually made of cypress wood that smells wonderful when filled with steaming hot water). From baths to Bees, and a novel way of using left-over timber to create impromptu hives in disused corners of London, and to the great heights of New York City where they found a surprise garden of grasses (good for Bees again) atop a seven-story office building. Most recently they posted about the wonderful San Cristobál Stables in New Mexico, designed by Luis Barragán. It is the antithesis of English schoolgirl riding stables, full of sunlight, water and colour…

‘Designed by Ciguë, Aesop’s new boutique in the Marais is a minimalist space featuring white concrete walls embedded with rows of metal saucers (repurposed plumbing pipe caps) that hold products in orderly rows. As in all Aesop stores, the space is part laboratory, part art installation…’

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by TOAST ( 30.03.12 )
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