Designer Desire: Alvar Aalto

Mosaic of Alvar Aalto designs | H is for Home

We think this might be the first time we’ve featured a designer who is also an accomplished architect. Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was a Finnish product designer who worked in furniture, textiles, glass and lighting.

He designed many buildings that are located all over the world  and include churches, museums, hospitals, private homes, a sanatorium, a library and an event venue.

Many of his products are still in production today. We’ve linked to a couple of the places you can find them below.

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Image credits:

Aram | Arch Daily | Finnish Design Shop

Tuesday Huesday: Islamic architecture

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mosque with blue and green domes in Iran. Example of Islamic architecture
Image credit: Our Surprising World

Some of the greatest, most breath-taking buildings ever constructed have been places of worship – churches, mosques, temples and synagogues. This image is of a mosque in Iran – I’ve not been able to identify which one it is – any ideas out there?

If you’d like to learn more about Islamic architecture, there’s a fine array of books on the subject available on Amazon.