October 22, 2012
With a total surface of 67 square meters, this cozy apartment in Moscow envisioned by studio Odnushechka did not leave us indifferent. The project consisted in the rehabilitation of a cramped space with a poor layout. For the architects, the main challenge was to get rid of various design elements that made the apartment feel unwelcoming and create an open space living area for socializing- all within a relatively tight surface.
More info and pictures
October 22, 2012
Riva 1920 is passionate about working with solid wood – so it’s no wonder that the Fiore and Delta stools designed by Karim Rashid were quickly swept up by the brand. Both stools are fun and unconventional with loads of personality. Both are made from solid cedar wood. Fiore clearly resembles a flower, each outer unit reminding us of a petal. Delta can remind us of many things, one being change due to its random shape, another could it be its vague reference to triangles or maybe a split of some kind, if we’re considering its name, that is. Either way, these stools boast highly original designs. They make great accent pieces that are not only good for sitting on, but that could also warm a space and instill intrigue. Find out more at Riva1920.
September 28, 2012
Check out this amazing place in Barcelona, Spain. It has been renovated from top to bottom, but this manor house retains its essence with a dazzling carpentry and hydraulic ubiquitous. In charge of this great project was interior designers Daniel Pérez & Felipe Araujo, from the studio Egue y Seta. The decoration style of the home is a retro-modern and industrial infused together to create a perfect blend. It has a great distribution of spaces and high ceilings.
July 24, 2012
Los Angeles, California is home to so many classic, mid-century modern homes– and the Meyerhofer Residence isn’t a whole lot different, except for its completely retro vibe. The 4480 square foot abode in the Flintwood area of L.A. is almost surreal. Designed byOsborn Architects about 5 years ago, this home is teeming with mid-century sophistication.
There’s a superb eclectic collection of found goods, exquisite furniture and rich colors throughout; and the wood paneling on the walls in the various rooms is in top notch condition. From the artichoke pendant to the driftwood furniture pieces and supple leather– this home isn’t lacking in any area. Via: Enpundit
July 12, 2012
We were happy to find this amazing garden furniture by Schoenhuber Franchi – the Arena outdoor collection – because it encouraged some summer daydreams of lounging in luscious gardens or on breezy beaches. Made of steam-curved ash wood, the Arena love seat, armchair and table make a perfect family for any contemporary garden space. The scratch proof paint and waterproof cushions make this furniture ideal for withstanding the elements. The soft curves of the design make these pieces inviting and friendly. Find out more at SchoenhuberFranchi.
June 26, 2012
For those looking to add some serious flair to their interiors, consider something from Ibiza – a fun painted furniture collection by Kare Design. From tables to storage units and mirrors, this colorful collection aims to surprise and excite. The patterns and designs blend modernized oriental and classic styles for a truly unique and global look. Ibiza furniture items are passionately hand painted and made from acacia and mango wood. Get more information at Kare Design.
June 25, 2012
Californian studio Able + Baker (A+B) imagined an idea that can hide clutter while giving the impression of displaying different book spines. The Modern Library Storage Bin constructs a design adapted to library shelves that serves the purpose of stylishly storing CDs and DVDs, pieces of papers, pens, magazines, you name it – as long as they fit in the 12″ x 12″ x 8″ format. These wooden boxes were adorned with repurposed library books, easy to integrate into a library or bookshelf, between your own real books. Designers say that the Modern Library Storage Bin fits great with the Ikea Expedit bookcase, but these fun and creative wooden storage boxes can be showcased on any shelf, any bookcase they fit in or even be left out on the table. These book spine-displaying boxes can also come with drawer hardware and they are hand crafted from ply maple. Each of the bins are unique – books are carefully chosen and artfully displayed to become part of the storage compartments.
May 31, 2012
Nothing is more appealing that a beautiful beach house and while those on the Malibu coastline are indeed a huge catch, the 33rd Street Residence located in the southwestern part of Los Angeles County in Manhattan Beach is equally appealing.
Offering a perfect view of the vast blue Pacific along with the famed Malibu coastline, the home has been designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects keeping in mind the specific taste and needs of its residents. One of the distinct aspects of this lively home is the fact that it reflects architectural style and interior arrangement that borrows extensively from South East Asian design.
More info and pictures
May 31, 2012
Woodtable and Woodfloor are two matching lamps designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana. They both have similar features and share similar design but are different in size. They are made of solid teak over stainless steel structures. Lampshades can be adjusted in 2 positions. All wiring is hidden by a PMMA tube, making it suitable for outdoor use also. These creative lamps definitely have scenic approach. They give off an interesting type of light, with geometric beams projected on to the floor, wall and ceiling, giving ‘the impression of a forest,’ something like sun peaking through trees.
May 2, 2012
Happy Wednesday! Check out this great house in Trancoso, a town in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It belongs to former JP Morgan executive of JP Morgan Tierry Moriceau. He traveled around the world looking for a wonderful place to live and in 2007 he arrived to Trancoso and fell in love with the city. Three years later, he bought this house that belonged to John Joseph Calazans. The house was built in 1990.
In less than one year the architect Daniela Oliveira renovated the house but kept the original atmosphere.