Dave Moult, of the UK, enjoys taking the old and making it new. Yet, he eschews modern design and instead opts for timeless 19th century ideas through his work. Moult invests many hours in his creations, including the rehabilitation of an old teardrop trailer.
Many of the details of the trailer’s interior have been crafted by hand. The original chandelier piece is born of a vintage tea pot and copper pipes. The illusion of a library is devised by using a clever wallpaper and much of the interior incorporates found wood, leather, and various metals. All of the leather present in the trailer is from an old couch which the designer purchased for the equivalent of $22.
via Vintage teardrop trailer meets handcrafted steampunk design Steampunk Teardrop Trailer Dave Moult Exterior – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
We are huge fans of Colossal. Rightly so, this week they’ve done it again by featuring a spread on Truth – a coffee shop in South Africa.
This is just a sampling of Heldane Martins designs photographed by Shanna Jones (via Yatzer).
Every inch of the coffee shop is packed with visual candy from large saw-blade tabletops to beautiful overstuffed booths and an ornate array of coffee making equipment that looks absurdly complex, almost like interior of a World War 2 submarine. If that wasn’t enough, Martin also crammed the space with vintage typewriters, Singer sewing machines, and old candlestick telephones. The design even extends to the restrooms which have exposed copper pipes, old extending mirrors and victorian tap levers.
via Step Inside ‘Truth,’ a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa | Colossal.