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SQUAT a designer collaboration

Collaborations between designers always push the boundaries and processes of the individuals involved, usually towards an exciting outcome. It’s no wonder then that when different design firms across three different disciplines joined forces late last year the result was quite remarkable. Squat #1 is a collaborative effort between Nilufar Gallery, Dimore Studio and Balice Hertling in the heart of Paris and brings together the expertise...

The Wild Years … Catherine Kwong

With a portfolio of well-considered and beautiful interiors, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase gave designer Catherine Kwong the chance to experiment with new ideas and have some fun with this years showcase home in the Pacific Heights. The result has been a stunning interior based around the wild early years of Mick and Bianca Jagger living it up in the south of France with the...

“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...