Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi inhabit this tree-shaded Pasadena bungalow that is a genuine oasis of serenity and sophisticated design. Photographer Frederik Vercruysse, known for his refined interior and architecture imagery (note: new photography book launched), recently visited designer couple in their serene home. The founders of slow fashion label Black Crane, which we love to mention quite a lot around here, renovated the 1948 dwelling with simplicity and functionality on the mind. Like their label, the space also embraces the philosophy of relaxed design that is all about “eliminating the unnecessary”.
Marrying midcentury modern and Japanese serene style, beautiful design objects hailing from different eras stand together without colliding. Couple enjoys long, leisurely breakfasts in the living area where the Arne Hovmand-Olsen chairs surround large wooden table. Additional notes to serenity of the house are remarkable collection of midcentury ceramics, sculptures by Hideki Takayama, A. R. Cordemeijer daybed, and plants like large fiddle-leaf fig and vines. “We’re preserving the wildness of our yard- it’s nice to come home from our office downtown and see this, ” couple said last year, in the interview for Remodelista.
All images © Frederik Vercruysse