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“Cool, Calm and Collected”

I cannot decide whether a bachelor, a couple or a family inhabits this apartment and I guess there in lies the beauty of the design. Located on Park Avenue, this project by Darci Hether is a prefect example of an articulated urban dwelling, with clean sophisticated lines, a strong self-assured colour palate and the occasional touch of whimsy. [caption id="attachment_9597" align="aligncenter" width="500"] No Comments Read more

from New Zealand to New York City ….. the Tribeca Loft

Located in Manhattan, Tribeca Loft is a 550sqm loft conversion by NZ based design studio Fearon Hay Architects a bespoke and innovative response to  residing in Manhattan. The 3.6m high space is defined by the exposed reinforced concrete frame and the large multi-paned windows offer panoramic views of the skyline on three sides of the loft. The strategy was to provide the required division of...

Apartment gallery

A collector of art and furniture enlisted the help of design studio Parallel Architects to convert his 140m2 apartment in São Paulo into a simple and neutral space to showcase his collections. The brief was to integrate the art and furniture into the home allowing pieces like the iconic Favela chair by the Campana Brothers, or the Eames chair, a classic of the masters Charles...

Design Duo Gilles et Boissier

The gilt mirrors, imposing artwork and oversized light fitting create somewhat of a novelty within the dashing white interior of the apartment of French design duo Gilles and Boissier. The white palate of the space enhances the architectural history of the apartment while setting the stage for a restricted yet luxurious interior and even though the design is understated it certainly doesn’t lack...

Manhattan Triplex … Sara Story Design

I am praying that by some magic of manifest that if I keep writing about New York I’ll end up living there one day. My writing is helped of course by the fact that the city is filled with amazing talent, one of whom is Sara Story. Named by Elle Décor as one of “The Top 10 to Watch in 2011,” her recent project in...

Living large in a small space

Space is quite a luxury and underwhelming design is all too common in compact apartment design, this 60m2 apartment concept designed by Russian architect Vlad Mishin solves many problems that come with small homes. The space is divided lengthwise by sculptural plywood structure, which consists of several transforming blocks made from black metal framework and plywood. The shape of the blocks create a beautiful undulating...

Lauenen Residence by Studio Seilern

Located in a small Swiss village the brief for the chalet asked to provide two distinct apartments. Studio Seilern set about by splitting the chalet into two interlocking L-shapes, two distinct residences which share one common entrance. The two apartments could also be reconfigured into one large residence, with minimal reconstruction if need be. All materials are kept in their rawest and most natural form,...

Scandinavian Living… Christian’s & Hennie

The Scandinavian’s have without doubt made as much a mark on the design world as anybody and with good reason: clean lines, pure aesthetic and understated style are all trademarks of the Scandinavian look and Olso’s Christian’s and Hennie are no different. This recent apartment showcases their skill in employing a monochromatic palate with chic clean lines to create an interior that is as graceful...

Russian Delight by Marina Gisich

This Russian project by Marina Gisich brings together an astonishing art collection and chic design into one dynamic space.  By far, the incredible light feature in the entry hall with its organic, ethereal and almost whimsical form stands out as quite unique and situated as it is directly  opposite as people walk in, sets the tone for the rest of the apartment. Through out the...

Just A Touch Sexy

Today’s lush project is brought to you because I think it’s a little bit bold, a little bit sassy and, yes, just a touch sexy. The project is by the talented team at Staffan Tollgard and is in London’s swanky Belgravia. All the elements are there - sensual curves, bold colours and adventurous proportions. All one has to do it stand back and soak it...