Selected photographs from Canadian photographer Nich Hance McElroy
Spike Jonze's new film 'Her' will make its world premiere as the closing-night film at the 51st New York Film Festival 2013.
Truck Furniture Company was founded in 1997 by Japanese designers Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu, all their items are designed and hand crafted in the workshop below the store. Their design ethos is to create items that will outlive trends and that they want for themselves, taking pride in using the highest quality natural materials available.
In 2009 Truck moved to a larger location which they built themselves, allowing the store and workshop to be under the same roof, also enabling the opening of Bird Coffee, a restaurant and coffee shop where the customers could sit and rest when not shopping.
Truck also create catalogue books in which they document the creation of the brand and the building of a house, workshop, store and restaurant in which they could live and work comfortably from. The publications show the products in everyday situations inside their own homes, creating a personal, behind the scenes feel and giving insight into their lives and Japanese lifestyle.
In September 2012, Dan Malloy, Kanoa Zimmerman and Kellen Keene rode bikes down the coast of California. After two months of cycling the friends had covered 700 miles of coastline surfing, camping, staying with friends and lending a hand wherever they could to earn their keep. The result of the trip is a beautifully crafted book of images from the trip which will be on tour across the West coast of America along with a slideshow and book sales.
The Dolls House is a former worker's cottage in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Architect Edward Moore sought to simplify the layout by dividing the building into three main rooms and slotting little courtyards in spaces between. Unfinished walls feature in each of the spaces and give glimpses of the houses history and add a raw and gritty feel to the spaces. The architects built plywood bookshelves and worktops, they also added mirrored golden panels to a selection of surfaces.