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Santa Monica Sanctuary

In designing a new home in Santa Monica for photographer Tatiana Botton, architectural designer Charles Ward and interior designer Leanne Ford worked to create a space that could be as much about entertaining as it was a sanctuary, yet also a space that provided the perfect backdrop to hang Botton’s work. Starting with the architecture, Ward placed emphasis...

Simplicity in repetition

“The Lookout” as it’s known to its owners on Broad Cove Marsh is situated delicately along a narrow piece of land between a tree-lined country road and a dramatic ocean-side cliff. This seasonal family escape is located on the outskirts of Inverness, Cape Breton Island. The house sits on a long sliver of coastline with expansive sunset views over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The dwelling...

Autumnal interiors

It’s hard believe we have come to the end of summer already, I have already noticed a shift in the light quality which is probably why this week I have gravitated towards such a rich and warm interior. I have written about Mark Cunningham before, what’s not to love about his work. He is renowned for his interior...

Pattern Repeat

Acting almost as a signature of their work, this home in Tel Aviv by Pitsou Kedem, typifies the contemporary, bold and inviting design the firm is known for. As with many of their projects, large airy volumes, concrete and a considered use of light define the home. However it is the use and repetition of metal screens...

Factory transformed

This former garment factory in Bethnal Green was recently converted by architecture studio Paper House Project into a modern apartment for a young couple. James Davies, founder of Paper House Project,  was tasked with adding an extra bedroom to the former warehouse, which was converted into an open-plan live-work space almost a decade ago. By opening up the enclosed stairwell and incorporating...

A fashionable interior

For the young homeowner, a French-educated fashion designer, Waterfrom Design created a colourful yet sophisticated apartment inspired by sewing patterns. Loosely translated throughout, from the braided wires in the glass bookcase to the translucent texture of the blue bookcases mimicking fabrics, Vivid Colour as the architecture firm calls this modest 100 square metre apartment is full of subtle...

French Fairy Tale

This 19th century house, nestled in a leafy suburb of Paris, looks like it has come straight from the pages of a story book. The shingled roof, timber beam exterior and chimneys all add to the romantic character of the home and through a careful renovation, the team at 05 AM Arqitectura have ensured that the interiors...

PreFab-ulous

So I am fairly obsessed with the idea of prefab housing. Not the pedestrian versions which look like mobile homes but the truly bespoke versions which ooze sophistication and luxury. In the desert of Nevada outside Las Vegas is such an example by LA-based studio Marmol Radziner. They have been exploring this idea for a number of...

Foodie Friday – Baked Spanish Eggs

The weekends are for taking it slow, so let's enjoy a Lazy Sunday Breakfast Recipe: Spanish Baked Eggs & Chorizo or try the vegetarian option. - The vegetarian version with nutritious beans makes this an easy breakfast/brunch option. Rich in phyto-nutrients, antioxidants, protein and fiber, beans add a nutritional punch to this egg dish without the additional calories. Below you will find options for cooking with...

New York Cocoon

A clear brief always results in amazing interiors and this masculine pad is no exception! With a client that requested the feel of Tom Ford and Halston with the concept of a nook and a cocoon, Messana O’Rorke turned this 1960’s NYC apartment into a sleek residence for entertaining. Located in Chelsea, the apartment was designed with a dramatic palette of rich...