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Rarely is a piece of furniture this captivating.

The Samurai Chair by designer Seo Young Moon is optical illusion at its best. Your eyes tell you it is a fragile object, an illusion, yet it is indeed a stable and robust, functional piece. True to it s name , the chair appears sliced, as if a moment in time has been frozen as a samurai sword has sliced through the chair, splitting the form into a fragmented object.

In a world accustomed to photoshop, it feels like a doctored photo, not a real object at all. This is the magic that makes this piece so beautiful, simplicity in conception and execution yet it achieves maximum effect.

Clever, very clever…

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Optical Illusion

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, Hermit is back!

This week we will explore some amazing designs that will indeed make you do a second take, third and fourth even! I have discovered some really interesting pieces that play with your perception of space. They tell your eyes and brain an opposing story, performing the impossible and hold the viewer entranced in a state of disbelief.

Prepare to be amazed!

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1. Ink Blot Series Limited Editon Plates by We Love Kaoru / Everything Begins

2. Bias of Thoughts Bookshelf by ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

3. Shadow Chair by Duffy London

4. Illusion Skull by Tom Craven

5. Cube 7 Side Table by Rockman & Rockman

6. 90° vase by Cuatro Cuatros

Hermit Is On Holidays!

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Hello lovely readers,

Hermit will be taking a wee little break from blogging but will be back, and better than ever, in a couple of weeks time.

I would just like to take a moment to say a sincere thanks for taking the time to read my little blog!

Catch you on the flip side 🙂

Cheers

Hermit

xxx

Shine On

Metallics are so easy to incorporate into your home. Even the smallest pieces can create a dramatic effect so you can be as bold or subtle as you like with this trend. Below are some inspirational pins to fuel your love of precious metals. Afterall, who doesn’t need a little more sparkle in their life?!

P.S. I love the first image BUT I do spy one of those amazingly gorgeous Handiras or Moroccan Wedding Blanket being used as a bath mat! Picture perfection from the stylist involved but anyone that did this in real life would have to be clinically insane!

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Bright Aura

Stop everything. This design is one of those amazingly minimal pieces that is just too divine for words.

Behold the Aura Lights by Ladies & Gentlemen. Attention grabbing or what?! The designer has pared back the elements that make up a light and the result is this gorgeous piece. The brass ring appears like a halo around the globe and highlights the brass or copper base, the electrical cable becomes more than the source of power and completes the light like some divine art installation.

I adore when good design is this sleek and swoon worthy.

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The Hermitage – Hotel STRAF Milan Italy

What I love about this hotel is how metal has been used in the Architecture as well as in the fittings, even some of the artworks!

Hotel Straf is located in the city centre of Milan Italy. It contains 64 rooms, a bar, restaurant and conference centre. The minimal design is the creation of the Vincenzo De Cotiis whose artistic style is apparent in the architecture as well as the interior decorating. The artworks that adorn the walls are created by De Cotiis and as such complement this minimal, pared back vision. I guess the beauty in this hotel, and minimal style in general, is that the materials are allowed to shine.

My favourite rooms in the hotel would have to be the bar (!) because the inclusion of that ridiculously comfortable looking brown leather sofa, it warms the space and begs you to get comfy and stay awhile longer AND the brass bathroom, Swoon! Seriously, take the virtual tour and you will see what I mean, AMAZING!

The Hermitage – Hotel STRAF Milan Italy

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