House in the Landscape by Kropka Studio

26 November 2014 No Comments

Situated in the picturesque hills of the Polish Jura, this small family house designed by Kropka Studio is covered with gabion cages filled with local limestone, referencing the ruins of ancient castles still standing in the surrounding area. [...]

Três Marias Loft in Lisbon by AVA Architects

20 November 2014 {1} Comment

Playfully blending the old with the new, architecture studio AVA has renovated an apartment in Lisbon, Portugal, which is situated in a 1893 building and boasts spectacular stucco ceiling decorations. [...]

The New ''Freunde von Freunden: Friends'' Interiors Book Is Finally Here!

23 October 2014 {1} Comment

Featuring some of the very best homes of creative and inspirational ‘friends of friends’ from around the world, the much-anticipated second book by FvF, aka Freunde von Freunden,  is finally being released this Fall. [...]

Apartamento Sergipe by Felipe Hess in São Paulo, Brazil

02 October 2014 No Comments

A bright yellow entrance, modernist furniture and a dramatic 10-meter-long multi-purpose table are just some of the features in this private apartment in a 1960's building in São Paulo, designed by the architecture office of Felipe Hess. [...]

The Rio de Janeiro Home of Alex Lerner by Arthur Casas

25 September 2014 {3} Comments

Another perfect example of Arthur Casas' intimate connection to horizontal scale. Built in the hills outside of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the three-floor home is fully integrated with its natural surroundings due to the choice of materials. But best of all, it has a very unexpected ocean view that is second to none. [...]

A well-designed butchery in Melbourne, Australia

20 September 2014 {2} Comments

Cannings Free Range Butchers has opened a flagship store in Melbourne’s Kew designed by Fiona Lynch, a multidisciplinary design studio. The space is a striking, tasteful and elegant butchery befitting a purveyor of ethically farmed meats. [...]

Studio Makkink & Bey Convert the 17th century Hôtel Dupanloup Into a University Research Centre

17 September 2014 No Comments

Serving as a Bishops’ palace until 1905, the seventeenth-century Hôtel Dupanloup in Orléans (France), has undergone a complete overhaul by Dutch design studio Makkink & Bey. Now housing a super contemporary International Research Center of the University of Orléans. [...]

The Chamber of Curiosity: Apartment Design and the New Elegance

The Chamber of Curiosity by Gestalten is more than a collection of some of the best interiors from around the world. With its added strong focus on the occupants as well as their very essence, the publication also manages to unlock the individual character of the incredible interiors showcased. [...]