interior design

Family Style of Joe D’Urso

The understated nature of Joe D’Urso belies the breath and scale of the works he has completed and this recent project in New York’s West Village is no exception. Born from combining two Federation townhouses, this single family home is now a repository of world-class art and a stunning collection of furniture from amazing custom pieces to mid-century icons. The colour palate of throughout is made...

On the shores of Washington…

Located on the shores of Washington at the Hood Canal is the ultimate cabin weekender. What was once an old 1950s boat storage has been completely revamped into a petite simple home. The multi-level cottage offers just enough space to be comfortable without casting a large footprint. The architects Bosworth Hoedemaker only revamp the interior of the former boat storage, refinishing the massive sliding double...

Above it all …

Tunquen House, located 160 km from the city of Santiago Chile, nests on the clifftops perched 50 meters above sea level. It is defined as a single volume of white concrete which is divided into three areas. The main area houses the living room, dining and kitchen, leaving at one end the master bedroom and its services, and at the other the guest and children's...

The Vault house California

It’s a safe bet that if I were walking along this beach in California I would stop in my tracks to look at this house.  Designed by Johnston Marklee, the house has been created around two main elements: the first is the need to capture the spectacular ocean view. The second is the restriction on building size in this location. Their solution to both elements...

Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club…. Shuffle in Style

Jonathan Schnapp's, the owner of the new Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, says he drew inspiration from his childhood memories of playing the game with his grandparents when he embarked on the concept of his new venture in Brooklyn NYC. Located in a large 5000sqm industrial warehouse, designer Gachot Studio were responsible for making a sporting venue once associated with retirees...

the Saunahaus

Saunahaus, which means ... you guessed it Sauna House in English is located at the foothills of the Koblach Kummenberges, Germany. Designed by Bernardo Bader architects the building has simple minimalist angles built with naturals materials such as pine wood and concrete for both the facade and interior. The square floor plan accommodates a small guest room , therapy rooms and sauna. The roof deck...

Childs Play

Moving away from the stereotypical characteristics that are all too common in children’s spaces where primary colours collide with pastels and bright graphics clad the walls.    Bernardo Bader Architects designed “Kindergarten Susi Weigel”, which seems to take it's cue from a Zen day spa. Located in the small country town of Bludenz Germany and named after the late children's book...

A Grand Garage

When I look for an interior to share with you often I am looking for luxurious finishes or incredible scale. So this week is a slight step away from that but is by no means any less special. This week I am writing about a garage. What was a “shitty garage,” as described by the architects, has been transformed into a tranquil and unique setting. ...

Sculpted & private Sydney Australia …

Positioned to take in spectacular views towards Sydney Harbour the client desired an extremely private house, yet required it to open on three sides; to the views, the sunny northern aspect and the rear garden. In response to the brief Chen Chow Little architects designed the house with a protective masonry shell. The walls of the masonry shell are faceted and heavy, and have been...

Caffe What If

The converging of two parallel disciplines within the one place is the basis of Caffe What If located in Bangkok, Thailand. This delectable space is the brainchild of renowned graphic designer Pomme Chan whose love for design and food has been fused together to create a showroom and café. Scatted throughout the dining space are elements of Pomme’s illustrative talent, from the graphics on the shopfront to...