Monday, 22 April 2013

Copper Mines: Strike It Rich

If I was brave enough to keep copper cladding shiny and never let it oxidise and go green, I would choose it for my home... Or perhaps I could go with the flow and buy Fujistubo in Omotesando, Tokyo – a beauty parlour with a triple-pitch roof designed in 2009 by the Japanese architects Yoshihiro Hirotani and Yusaku Ishida from Archivision. The building is completely clad in a shingle pattern of copper sheets and would be turning a lovely aquamarine by now.
If it was mine, I could grow gracefully old with it, my skin tone changing from a youthful pink to a contented sage yellow. Nuture nature, I say.

1. Tom Dixon hanging pendant in Dutch magazine VT Wonen ; via vtwonen.nl 
2. The ‘Fujitsubo’ building is a Japanese beauty parlour in Omotesando, Tokyo, designed by Japanese architects Yoshihiro Hirotani + Yusaku Ishida for Archivision Hirotani Studio; www.archivision-hs.co.jp
3. David Derksen copper pendents lights; via davidderksen.nl
4. Copper tray, bowl and candle holders by Strek Collective; via strekcollective.com
5. Copper bike from Van Heesch Design; via vanheeschdesign.com 
6. Tall copper cabinet; via davidderksen.nl
7. Exposed copper pipes double as a storage rack in this interior still for VT Wonen magazine photographed by Jeroen van der Spek; via jeroenvanderspek.com

 
Left: Custom Cut copper La Leaf tiles designed by Regina Bilotta 
The “La Leaf” collection of gold, silver and copper leaf tile; via cultivate.com 
Centre: Dark blue and copper interior shot by Jake Curtis; for UK House and Garden magazine; 
via houseandgarden.co.uk Right: via aperfectgray.com blogspot



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