the selby

If you’re like me and love seeing what people’s homes look like inside and out, take a peek at the selby. One place that looks lovely to me is the home of Dan Martensen and Shannan. Funny how I’m drawn to rustic places out in the country when I was so opposed to that sort of thing growing up in one.

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Holy Minimalism!

It seems that every blog’s editorship will develop specialized niche interests over time, since there are many blogs online, which anyone can do using a guide on how to create a blog online. We’ve shown twice the experimental typographic for different purposes and the facade of a church turned art gallery, but now it’s becoming clear that the resonant architecture of churches re-purposed for other uses strikes a chord in us.

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This minimalist home (transformed from a Catholic church by Dutch architecture agency Zecc), with the lines and stained glass retained and the wood benches of the church incorporated as dining seating is at once the most human piece of minimalism and the most lovely reuse of a church I have ever seen.

If you encounter, in your travels in the world or the web, more re-purposed churches, do send ’em my way.

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Dois Tempos

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A while back we posted about the Vai Com Deus, the amazing typographic facade done by R2 Design in Portugal. Well, it looks like R2 has done it again, but this time it’s newspaper headlines set in Neutra Slab with the addition of photo-luminescent ink. I think prefer the white-on-white color scheme of Vai Com Deus, but Dois Tempos looks pretty rad too. View more images of Dois Tempos here, or go to Portugal and see it for yourself before January 31, 2010.

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Photos by Fernando Guerra

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Vai com Deus

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This Portuguese typographic facade is just amazing—I wish I had seen it in person; I think I love it. It was designed by R2 Design and won an Honor Award from the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) and is one of the winners of the Type Directors Club’s TDC 55.

Here’s a little more about the project (from the SEGD site):

When an 18th century Portuguese chapel was reopened as an art gallery, the owners and R2 Design (Porto, Portugal) used its façade as the canvas for an artful typographic composition that recalls the building’s former use, but creates a new cultural venue.

With a tight budget and only two months to bring the project to fruition, R2 Design needed to draw visitors’ attention to the gallery, located down a small alleyway adjacent to several important historical buildings in Lisbon. They started by painting the yellow façade white and using it as the slate for idiomatic expressions that refer to God and that by force of repetition have crystallized in the Portuguese language.

The words were rendered at various depths and scales in Knockout type, chosen because it is a sans serif typeface that offers a wide range of sizes and expressions. The letters were built from Intasa MDF hydrofuge sheets, an environmentally friendly product recommended for moist environments. A thick paint made it possible to simulate the texture of the façade.

See a couple more lovely photos after the jump.

via The Refined.

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It’s always interesting seeing what design students are working on these days. Pretty nice colors and textures found on Under Construction.

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