Everybody’s friend: Sansevieria Laurentii

Sansevieria Laurentii, also known as the Snake Plant, is a plant for everyone and every location. It belongs to the family Asparagaceae, originally from tropical West-Africa. Sansevieria Laurentii was a popular mid-century plant, when many architects incorporated indoor-gardens into their designs. Currently this plant-classic is…

Dream interior by Studio Nordes

Although a 3D-rendered image, this interior idea by Russian design studio Nordes demonstrates a tasteful combination between old and new elements. They succeeded in creating a contemporary interpretation of classic mid-century design that keeps the right balance between modern and nostalgic. A few items are…

Book: Wustungen

In their book Wustungen, Anne Heinlein (b. 1977) and Gran Gnaudschun (b. 1971) delve deep into recent German history. Between 1952 and 1988, the authorities razed more than a hundred villages, farms, hamlets, and homesteads on East German territory near the border with West Germany.…

Plant: Calathea ornata

Calathea plants have remarkable leaves with patterns that distinguish the different types within this family. It is good to know that Calathea is not an easy plant, they demand a cool (18 – 23 degrees) and rather dark environment, which makes this plant suitable for…