Japanese mohair, foil, seashells, Chinese poems and English prose merge in a limited edition volume.
Commissioned by SBID award-winning Australian Architect Blainey North as a document of the space — we positioned the book as a meditation on the sea.
Inspired by Ms. North’s sources, we named the penthouse “Aurora”.
FÖDA curated photography, illustrations, text, combining each with illustrations, maps, and images we created in our studio of Australian seashells.
Dale Wallain stayed on press through the night ensuring the performance and accuracy of the production at each stage of the process.
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Shells were sourced by Heather Neumann, images created by Ray Delgadillo and Jett Butler.
Australasian Gannet photographed by Tobias Hayashi.
Images of Soul courtesy the Juniper Group.
All other images courtesy Blainey North & Associates.
The text of this book was set in Fedra, designed in 2001 by Peter Biľak.
Masthead treatments were set inSensaway Pro, designed in 2010 by Aron Jancso and sold by our friends atGestalten.
This book was printed on Neenah Plikewith a Japanese Mohair cover, bound and assembled by hand in Austin, Texas by Custom Book Binders.
Edition of 50, signed and sealed by the Architect; sadly they are not available for purchase.
Present a 4 story penthouse space.
Creative Director: Jett Butler
Art Director: Dale Wallain
Design Team: Tom Ahn, Emily Erdmann, Jett Butler, Claire Zimowski, Heather Neumann, Ray Delgadillo
Mandarin Chinese: Sharon (Shun) Tong