There’s something about Chris Nguyen, graphic artist, photographer, and interior designer from Houston–aka Analog|Dialog. For me, that something can be summed up in one image:
It may be the most compelling interior design image in the history of the Internet. No, I’m not exaggerating; this one simple photo has been out there in cyberspace (does anyone still call it that?) for months now on the Analog|Dialog site under the heading, “Stanford Preview” with the notation “coming soon”. And it’s had me on the edge of my seat because I reallyreallyreally want to see the rest of this space. Based on some of the other interior design work Chris Nguyen presents on his site, Stanford is going to be a knockout. Let’s take a look at some of those other projects:
This was the first of his projects I saw, when it was featured on Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool Home contest (it took the division win).
There it is, the whole thing. A marvel of space planning, this one-room unit (there’s actually a small kitchen and dining area on the right of this image–that you can’t see) packs a lot of style into the space.
I’m particularly fond of this workspace and how he hung art in front of the windows. That desk has a roll-top closure that’s pretty dang sweet.
Houston House is the second project of Chris’s that I remember seeing. It’s notable for using a strong masculine aesthetic in a model unit of an apartment development.
You’ve probably all seen this terrific plumbing pipe bookcase and desk; it’s one of the best examples of this I’ve seen.
The dark paint really makes that sofa come alive. It’s easy to see how Chris’s work as a graphic designer has influenced his interior design. I’m still not a fan of the gigantic task lamps as floor lamps, though.
The dark wall color and strong graphic nature of the interior design continues with these floating shelves in the kitchen.
This project is where we can see Chris really hitting his stride–and it’s all the more reason to want to see what else he has in store for us with the Stanford design. There are so many great images for this space that I think I’ll just post them and let them do all the work: