interior design

1950’s revival Ipanema Beach Rio de Janerio

Located near the forest looking out over Ipanema Beach Rio de Janerio with breathtaking views to mountains called the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers). Originally designed Paolo Mendes da Rocha in the fifties, Parisian designer Didier Gomez has preserved the spirit and originality whist breathing new life into the villa. Facing the pool, the sea appears in all its immensity....

purist creativity

Dutch design office Roderick Vos Studio recently opened a new showroom in the town of Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, which reflects partners Roderick Vos and Claire Teeuwen convictions and philosophy about design. The studio specialises in innovative interior solutions and product designs for the home. Collaborating with companies such as Alessi, Driade and Moooi Roderick Vos and Claire Teeuwen say...

Manhattan Glamour

This Manhattan Townhouse, owned by Christine and Richard Mack, was renovated in partnership with architecture firm Leroy Street Studio and designer James Aman. This urban family home in the desirable Upper East Side suburb of Carnegie Hill is an exploration of classical and modernist taste. The design partnership and renovation has...

The 1917 Texas Bungalow

The ability to merge the old with the new can be one of the most difficult aspects of design. Do it right and the results can be spectacular. Do it wrong and well… This bungalow in Austin, Texas by Miro Rivera Architects is a beautiful study on how to do it right. It was important to the designers...

the St Kilda Australasian

This family house located in St Kilda West Melbourne Australia on long and relatively narrow sloping block which incorporates an existing Victorian house. Kennedy Nolan Architects responded to their client’s request that the architecture reflect their extensive time living in various parts of Asia. Avoiding a literal or thematic depiction of ‘Asian’ architecture, the connections are subtle and characterised by...

mid-century Manhattan in Melbourne

Escala Partners is a fresh presence in Australia’s wealth management landscape and the new headquarters in Melbourne’s Collins Street are a distinctive, game-changing affair in which quality, care and market differentiation pervade every space and surface. Dispelling the sterility of the commercial office typology, MOLECULE sought to treat the firm’s clients uncommonly...

Tactile Minimalism

Joseph Dirand has been receiving a lot of “re-grams” for his Paris Apartment of late. In fact he has been receiving a lot of attention in general for his liveable reinvented minimalism and I am loving it! The Paris based architect and designer recently renovated his apartment to reflect his blended family. All of the hero elements such...

Life at the top

The unconventional design of this 600 sqm penthouse in Tel Aviv is proof that life at the top is rather rather spectacular. Designed by Israel based Pitsou Kedem the entire penthouse is enclosed in glass. The internal spaces, floating within the building’s shell are fully exposed to the city and beyond. No rooms connect with the outer shell allowing full views...

LE COIFFEUR

In addition to bouillabasse and aioli, the seaside city of Marseille is now home to a new gem, a cleverly designed hair salon called Le Coiffeur. Conceived for local stylist and salon owner Pascal Lancien by Fabrica alumnus Margaux Keller, a Marseille native herself, the elegant space puts an inviting new spin on the conventional format of a...

concrete fashion apartment

Japanese studio Airhouse Design Office renovated the 40-year-old concrete apartment for a fashion lover, adding a big dressing room in the center of the apartment that functions as a passage as well as a storage space. The project aim was to redesign the interior of this house in Jiyugaoka to suit the lifestyle of a resident who has a passion for fashion. The client requested...