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The Art of Living

I remember walking around art galleries when I was young (and even still today!) thinking how amazing it would be to live in one – the scale, the space, the art! This house, located north of Tel Aviv, Israel and completed by Israeli firm Studio de Lange, comes close to my residential art gallery dream. As with many contemporary art spaces, the materials...

Mood and Magic in Seattle

I love it when I come across a project that isn’t presented in a bright, shiny, sunny setting. The images for this project, located in suburban Seattle and completed by mw|works architecture + design are moody, have atmosphere and characterise the type of weather the Pacific North West of America is known for. The brief for this project centred around client who had...

Golden Girls

The mother-daughter duo, Carola Hinojosa & Sabrina MacLean, of Miami-based firm Hinojosa Design Studio are responsible for the interiors of this light, bright and sophisticated home. Located on Fisher Island off Miami, the home is a lesson in restrained editing across many decorative eras with the result that each space is a harmonious and refined blend of styles and each...

Indian Utopia??

One of my favourite things about writing for this blog, is that I get to experience architecture from regions and countries that had never crossed my mind before. This project, located in southern India is once such project. I have travelled to northern India before and the rush of people, animals, noises and smells is something I will never forget so to see this house...

Quintessa Winery – Napa Valley

Any project that centres around drinking wine and taking in a stunning view gets a massive yes from me. The already well established Quintessa Winery in California’s Napa Valley has added to their already impressive subterranean cellar door by building three satellite private tasting rooms. With sweeping views through the trees and over the vines and estate lake, the tasting rooms are an exercise in...

French Connection

Having opened his firm only a year ago, the quality of this initial project by Jean Charles Tomas is all the more impressive. Following an international career, Tomas returned to Paris to complete a renovation of this apartment, which is tucked away in the chic area of Saint Sulpice on the left bank. As a whole, the design feels very Parisian...

Comfortable Contemporary in Texas

In this house, which fuses contemporary design with traditional elements, Houston-based designer Marie Flanigan has created a home that exudes a relaxed, lush vibe in a very American way. As with most projects, there is one element that immediately draws my eye – in this case it was the impressive raw timber beams. I love how these beams speak...

Connelly London

My heart! After a five-year hiatus, the iconic London store, Connelly has been reborn by the storied French duo Gilles & Bossier and for me it is perfection. Housed in a Georgian townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, the store is two levels of highly-edited luxury goods and one level of residence for the store’s owner, Isabel Ettedgui....

living simply

Located in Canada on the shores of Lake Memphremagog and designed by Montréal-based firm acdf*, the first thing that drew me to this house was the simple yet stunning timber staircase. The ribbon of perfectly stained woods cuts faultlessly through the stark monochromatic interior and provides the perfect anchor for the grand piano. This starkness continues throughout the...

Victoria – Coastal Cool

“This was to be a quality, robust home for generations” so say the designers of this home located in Victoria’s costal region. Architects Robson Rak were tasked with a brief from the client that this was to be home that could not only house the family (as well as extended family and guests), but also be a building...

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