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little river house

DD16 is a prototype of a modular compact house that was made for installation in remote places and extreme conditions. The house consists of 2 modules that are made in a factory. Designed by BIO Architects, the prototype was designed and made where the weight of every detail is taken into account so it can be enjoyed in very harsh conditions. All the...

Eclectic Mod glamour in Mayfair

Francis Sultana is a self-taught interior designer and actually didn’t start working as one until 2011. The move came as a natural and logical progression as Sultana is also the creative director of the David Gill Gallery in Mayfair, London. As creative director of the Gallery, he now works with current artists and designers to help them imagine the collectables...

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...

The Perfect Hue

The “Apartment of Perfect Brightness” is a project completed by New York and California-based ASAP/Adam Sokol Architecture Practice. The 230 square metre, Beijing apartment, which got its name from a local garden of the same name, began with a focus on natural light. At the start of the project, ASAP explored the concept of “perfect brightness” by researching how different colours and qualities...

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...

Harmonious living in Atherton

San Francisco-based Leverone Design has a reputation for interior compositions that are functionally elegant and deeply reflective of their owners. This Atherton project is just one of a series of seriously sophisticated projects. While I haven’t had the pleasure to experience this space first hand, I feel that I can almost hear these images. Softly spoken, refined and rhythmic. Leverone’s eye focuses towards...

Luxury exploration

A "lavish hotel in motion" could be what best describes South America's first ever, luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru, which was designed by Inge Moore and Nathan Hitchins of London-based design firm, MUZA Lab. Its inaugural launch journey in May 2017 welcomed its passenger-guests with an elegance and exclusivity also romantically connected with the local cultural traditions of the idyllic-seeming, Peruvian...

Sydney downsizer

This beautiful little gem is located in Sydney purchased with the intention to fix up and sell, designed by the sassy and clever ladies from Amber Road – Sydney based Interior Design & Landscape Architecture firm. The dated 60's building was transformed into a luxurious beach side apartment, perfect for a retiree couple. It consists of 2 bedrooms with clever integrated storage, a modernized kitchen and...

Nature bursts in Milan

Turin-based architects Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa refurbished a 150m2 apartment in Milan, facing a lush internal garden. The visual relationship with nature was the guiding motivation behind the choice of this place on the part of the client, a place with which to identify and establish a personal rapport. These were the...

The New Venice

I have posted about Venice previously, so it’s no secret that I love it. Its home to some extraordinary architecture and engineering steeped in tradition from an age of a gilded empire. It’s a place that truly peaks my sense of wonder. So for me, this latest project by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa set in this amazing...