interior design

Nostalgia

We're not sure what could be more nostalgic than the setting of Old Joe's, positioned shorefront at Cronulla is certain to bring back childhood memories. The clash of colours, patterns and finishes is visual music for the eyes!  Painted floors meet bare stripped-back boardwalk style timber and tessellated tiles dance around the milk bar. The reproduction of vintage confectionery signs clad the walls with a mixture of bright...

Singapore Studio

In the midst of summer and the oppressive heat that goes with it, I look to any place for cool refuge and in this project by 0932 Design Consultants I think I have found just that. The studio apartment, in Singapore, is a study in clean lines, calm spaces and refined living. The colour palate swings from cool greys to warm neutrals with the furniture...

distinctly American

Created for a French filmmaker by New York-based Andrew Franz Architect, this colorful, bright apartment takes advantage of a penthouse by opening it up to the roof, adding large windows for daylight as well as a patio with 360-degree skyline views. The colors, materials and spare lines reflect the client’s personal style. As the client desired,...

House on the edge

Kidosaki Architects Studio have designed a house on the edge of the Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano, Japan. Located on a sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains, this house was designed on a piece of land that offers spectacular views that soak up finest picturesque scenery in Tateshina. The owner spent many years searching for the ideal site for building his house,...

Budapest “Spar”

Hungarian studio LAB5 architects recently completed a supermarket with a difference. An inspiring flagship store in Budapest for "Spar" that features a unique timber skeletal  interior. The undulating forms of the interior are designed to guide shoppers to the back of the store. There is a short route for quick daily shopping and a long route for weekend buyers and all the forms in the interior...

Margaret River … the Karri loop house

Located south of Perth Australia at Margaret River sits a family home designed by Italian...

Sunday dreaming …

If I could plan my perfect Sunday I would start with the lush green velvet sofa and epic bookcase that feature in this stunningly simple interior by Anne Sophie Goneau of Montreal. The apartment is a classic study in contrasting the raw elements of a building with slick joinery and refined design. In an interior that is almost exclusively crisp white the kitchen cuts a strong...

Signature Style

An interior designer’s own home really is their signature. Here, in the home of Fabrice Ausset, this is certainly the case! In his own home, Ausset was able to literally do whatever he liked and knowing exactly what he wanted he set about amassing an incredible collection of furniture and objects and creating a home that was as much about restraint as it was about...

Zaha Hadid Heydar Aliyev Centre

What’s not to love about Zaha Hadid and the recently completed Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan.  Making a stark departure from the rigid and often monumental architecture of the former Soviet Union that is so prevalent in Baku Zaha Hadid architects set out to create fluid architecture with continuous calligraphic scripts and patterning of historical Islamic architecture that flow from carpets to walls, walls...

Andy Martin Architects … In stark contrast.

Andy Martin Architects are an award winning London-based studio creating dynamic, striking and unique private residential schemes. AMA accomplished the most elegant blend between the client’s existing classical spaces in this London Mews. Here, the timber framed faux Victorian Style conservatory that was completed in the 80?s, is now a facade of three barrel vaults, with three large curved double glazed units which are the largest single...