interior design

Following the natural contours …

Designed for a family of four with anticipation of a fifth addition located near the Norwegian village of Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter designed the mountain cabin by reinterpreting the local architectural language and building techniques. The house consists of a main body, housing mostly bedrooms, which follow the natural contours of the landscape and splits into two living...

Grand Designs Australia could be looking for you!

Listen up designers, architects and home builders, Grand Designs Australia Series 6 is about to commence production.  Freemantle Media is looking for projects which are about to start and which will be finished by mid-2015.  Filming can take up to 18 months. Grand Designs Australia magazine, editor-in-chief, Kate St James believes, Freemantle Media are looking for unique, interesting, not necessarily...

A signature feeling

Described by the New York Times as not having a "signature style, but a signature feeling: emotional and deeply rooted to the place", Ilse Crawford is the design guru behind Duddell's located in Hong Kong. Michelin star executive chef heads up the kitchen while the interior supports an impressive program of rolling art that become part of the space. It's...

the location house

The Black Dessert house provides a private view of some of the most picturesque natural landscapes in Southern California. Designed by Marc Atlan Design (known for his packaging design) and Oller & Pejic Architects the house was designed with a commercial purpose. Designed and built to be a “location” house The Black Desert House is designed to be the backdrop for fashion and editorial photo shoots,...

A vision in stone

There are times when a project takes my interest because of the beautiful furniture, stunning art or incredible location. So this house in Taiwan by Waterfrom Design is somewhat of an exception in that the furniture is minimal or non-existent, there no art to speak off and the location could not be more non-descript. So what took my interest? First up it was the stone...

Living with colour …

A 1970’s São Paulo residence has been heavenly converted into...

undressed windows

Great window merchandising can reveal the soul of a brand, however fashion brand Kloke has a different approach. With the opening of their flagship store on Brunswick Street Melbourne, the undressed windows welcome a flood of daylight and allow a clear vision into the heart of the interior. Designed by Sibling, the entire store is based around an invisible grid, where parts of the grid push up...

Charlotte Perriand & Louis Vuitton beach house

Charlotte Perriand, was a French architect and designer / visionary born in 1903 – 1999. Her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society. In 1934 Charlotte designed an easily constructable holiday house, which she named. “La Maison au bord de l’eau”. (the house on water ) Louis Vuitton who has sponsored the project made contact...

Mulberry House New York

Mulberry House is a residential condominium building 13 stories high, with commercial space located at the ground floor and cellar and 9 residential units above designed by Shop Architects. The residential building consists of 8 full-floor, 3 bedroom residences, and one triplex penthouse. Shop’s design approach provides a contradiction between the inherent masonry and the suspended nature of a curtain wall, evoked through the highly...

Purist Parisian

Pierre Yovanovitch designs by the philosophy that fads are best to be avoided with the result that his projects produce an “architectural presence that gracefully avoids both complication and ostentation.” This recently completed apartment on Paris’s Left Bank is a true representation of this with the clean lines, custom furniture and honest approach to the buildings original character giving the space a timeless appeal. For me...