mishmash | creative notebooks for your minimalist workspace


tsai residence, by ctt architects

Nowadays, in many city such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei even London, the young people cannot afford to buy a property to settle down as a home due to the high pricing. The Tsai apartment is being rented by a couple working in the centre of Taipei, who asked CTT Architects to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.

kirstie van noort, experiments

Kirstie van Noort sees design as a way to communicate a certain process or the story behind a material. When she is intrigued by one of these, she starts by making detailed tests and experiments. The outcome of the research could form the foundation of the concept behind a final product or result in the research itself.

arita porcelain, by 2016/

2016/ is a new and contemporary design brand that keeps the valuable Japanese porcelain techniques alive and herewith revives Arita’s craft industry. Arita, an idyllic town in Japan, is known for producing porcelain. As Arita celebrates its 400th anniversary this year, an exciting new chapter is added to the history with the launch of 2016/.

I can speak with shapes

Designer Bruce Usher, illustrator Antti Kalevi and It's Nice That team up to make a publication that celebrated the launch of Arjowiggins new digital range. They created a visual poem with a shape for each one of the 26 letters of the alphabet.

cover books, all we love in life

Founded by Katie Barringer in 2015, Cover Books is located in Atlanta’s Westside neighbourhood. The light-filled store is home to a diverse collection of titles on art, design, food and travel, alongside local artist zines and international periodicals.

pictorialism photography by paul winstanley

Schooled in the orthodoxies of abstract Modernism, Paul Winstanley spent a decade after college establishing a new visual language, combining the tenets of minimalism with the pictorialism of photography.

nieves, an unique publishing house

Nieves is an independent publishing house based in Zurich, founded by the graphic designer Benjamin Sommerhalder. The independent publishing house supports artists from across the world by producing limited edition books and zines. 

the buried objects of joanne bowles

Joanne Bowles is a metalwork artist inspired by archaeology and the relationship between object and landscape. The Buried Object investigates the life cycle of silver and copper artefacts in a subterranean environment, exploring how build-up and break-down of material transforms them over time.

matthieu venot, urban pastel colors

Matthieu Venot is a self-taught French photographer whose pictures capture the urban environment in a transformative way.
His photographs crop building parts out of context, zooms in on architectural detail or isolates certain building features thereby creating colourful graphical images turning the quotidian iconic.

nicole patel fine grid series

Inspired by minimal architecture and Zen Buddhism, Fine Grids Series by New York-based artist Nicole Patel uses untreated materials that investigate the humble nature of the graphic line. The Japanese Fine Grid is made with natural cotton muslin and ivory cotton thread.

the glass chair by german ermics

 The Glass Chair is a tribute to Shiro Kuramata, developed by German Ermics. More than any other of Kuramata’s designs, this piece seems to pay homage to Piet Mondrian, member of De Stijl and the modernist quest for dematerialization. 

ingenhoven architects offices

 ingenhoven architects is internationally recognized for sustainable architecture and has won numerous first prizes in international competitions and architectural awards. In fact the office is known to be a pioneer in the field of sustainable architecture for three decades. We are particulary in love with their open space office and minimal background.


garden variety, by architect paul cremoux

When Mexico City residents Nina Wanderstok and Raúl Cremoux were ready for a smaller house, they turned to their son, architect Paul Cremoux. The house structure preserves open space and design pieces such as the Plywood lounge chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller.

workplace, the bouroullec brothers

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are brothers and designers based in Paris. They have been working together for about fifteen years bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities. Their work has covered many field ranging from the design of small objects to spatial arrangements and architecture, from craftsmanship to industrial scale.

fernando mastrangelo, sculptural mirrors

Fernando Mastrangelo uses atypically commonplace materials such as salt, coffee, sand, glass and cement, to cast sculptural objects that inextricably entangle fine art and design disciplines. Amalgamating commodity materials and pure geometric form, the works are intriguingly contradictory, they are both rugged and refined, durable and delicate, formal and functional.

jongjin park paper layers

Korean ceramicist Jongjin Park creates his stacked sculptural forms by layering paper, porcelain slip and pigment before firing at a high temperature. Made with 800 sheets of tissue paper, it mimics the appearance of wood or sponge.

sara de campos, modular wine rack

The "Cask" wine rack, a collaboration with the furniture company E15, was inspired in the history of wine production in Portugal. In oenology, oak is usually used to maturate the wine for long periods of time and here is used as an holder for wine already bottled. The modular racks can be stacked to create an imposing oak structure.

yswara tea room, johannesburg

Housed in Johannesburg, the luxurious tea brand has a new flagship store. A cool and hip space in the emerging cultural neighbourhood is a modern take on a traditional Moroccan tea room, with a soft feminine palette of pale pink and copper.

piano strokes, by daniel kozma

Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos consists of 153 progressive piano pieces in six volumes. All 153 pieces have their own microcosmos, which Kozma assigned to a sheet of paper and placed the letters of the title of the pieces in this space, like elements of the cosmos. Then, while continuously listening to the music, the designer searched for the connections, alignments, interactions and the balance of forces between the elements by drawing.


tom abbiss smith compositions

Tom Abbiss Smith frequently manipulates mark making and texture in conjunction with colour and composition. Tom's attention to form and shape, through a cut and paste technique, allows his creations to take a dynamic abstract style.

harry grundy, top of the class

Harry Grundy, a Kingston University Graphic Design BA First Class Honours and One's to Watch by Wallpaper* Magazine, it's a multidisciplinary designer based in the UK. Harry's design work has a highly conceptual bias and some very strong ideas, executed brilliantly and conceived with originality.