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The life we share
Issue seven

In Issue No.7 we meet Francesca Sarti who makes magic with food, to get us to think in different ways about what we eat, and how we feel. Architecture studio Divooe, built Siu Siu Lab in the foothills outside of Taipei as a place to bring people together in an environment open to the elements. Hidenori opens his Tokyo home like the houses in Japanese villages as a place for the community to get together, learn, or just simply talk and eat. We meet curator Paco De Blas, and talk to Alberto Campo Baeza about the importance in connecting with nature in the place that we live. 
We meet the founders of The Grandhotel Cosmopolis in Germany, a cross between hotel, restaurant and social project, that give refugees a place to live and work. After years in the theatre business, Lluc and Borja hold regular concerts and theatre nights in their home, a short drive in the countryside a stones throw from Barcelona, while Carlo, of Masseria Moroseta, invites guests to slowdown between the ancient olive tress, in the Pugliese countryside. Diana and Olga invite artists to their home, to create interventions and use their Buenos Aires loft as a blank canvas. We end with a guided tour of the VDL house in Silver Lake, whose current custodian, Sarah Lorenzen, talks to us about its restoration, Richard Neutra and his life and dreams, and how important it is to open this home once again to visitors. 
We invite you to slow down with us to a quieter rhythm, to take time for our ourselves, and time to meet new friends and share our love of the simple things in life.

New products

We are very proud to share with you great news of our first collaboration:
our LIMITED EDITION OPENHOUSE blanket

We have designed two blankets together with Teixidors, handwoven by Juan Carlos, in the finest ecological, sustainable wool and silk. Using 4 colours, two in wool and two in silk, a rich textured contrasted check was formed, with a black silk line, like a chalk mark and detailed with mustard and petrol blue lines. Through textures and materials these large blankets are perfect for curling up on the sofa, or to be warn as a shawl on cold winter days.

Teixidors, in Terrassa, just outside of Barcelona, started life as a social project, to help people with learning difficulties, to have a job, learn new skills, become independent and become part of a community and make friends. After more than 30 years, this wonderful project has turned into a growing business, creating fine blankets and scarves that are being sold around the world in some of the best stores.

Read more about the Teixidors story in OPENHOUSE magazine Issue No.5

60% wool 40% silk - Size 180cm x 140cm

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