interiors

Under the Peppertree – Sydney

At the summit of Bellevue Hill, Sydney a centennial Peppertree rises over the skyline; two homes lie beneath its vast canopy. To one side of the fence, The Oculus House and to the other, Peppertree Villa, a skilfully designed late 1920s home. One day the owners of the two homes met under this tree; they discussed botany and architecture. This was how

Dream Space by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic

The focal point of this London Penthouse designed by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic is the huge geometric mural in the dining area, hand-painted by Swiss artist Caroline Denervaud. Featuring blush-pink, sandy beige and navy blue forms, the wall provides a warm backdrop to the room's pale marble table and breakfast island. Simple white cabinetry and brass hardware have been incorporated in...

Layered artistic heritage

Located within a former Holiday Inn in the Toronto’s fashionable Annex neighbourhood, the 188-room Kimpton Saint George Hotel marks the first outpost of the Kimpton hotel branch in Canada. Local interior design firm Mason Studio completed hotel as an ode to the Toronto's layered architectural and artistic heritage. The lobby strikes a balance between the Annex's bohemian spirit and...

living the small life!

Kaggeboda is a small and unique summer house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweeden. Designed by Andren Fogelstrom Kaggeboda three cabins are placed in relation to one another, creating a  diversity of indoor and outdoor spaces. The blackened plywood of the facades gives strong character that relates to the surrounding pine trees. Generous windows and skylights allow for the...

House of Bricks

The Old Meets New house is located in Tra Vinh, Vietnam, known for its fresh air, hospitality, and rustic charm. Not being heavily urbanised, the city retains plenty of traditional pagodas and residential areas. Before planning the house Block Architects wondered how the new house would interact with the surroundings, especially the buildings nearby, so that they could form a...

Passing time

Ephemeral Edge is a weekend retreat located three hours north of New York City. As a retreat, the goal of the project was to contrasts the rapid sense of time and pressure of the city and extend the enjoyment and sensuousness of the everyday passage of time that is often highlighted in the open landscape. Designed by Dean-Wolf Architects, the sense...

When cherry blossoms fall

Located in Shanghai’s business centre, Omakase is a new restaurant offering kaiseki ryori, a traditional Japanese, multi-course, cuisine that traces its origins to the dishes served at the centuries-old tea ceremony. Designed by local practice Shanghai Hip-pop Design, Omakase deliberately avoids the aesthetic of traditional Japanese interiors. Inspired by the time of year when cherry blossom petals fall gently...

1920s revival after a deadly hurricane

New York studio Champalimaud transformed a 1920s residence that was destroyed by a hurricane into a luxury holiday home on a resort in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Called Su Casa, the property forms part of the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve, which was also ravaged by the Caribbean island's deadly Hurricane Maria in 2017. The residence was built in 1928 by Clara Livingston, a pilot whose father owned...

Reinvigorating an imagined life

Architect Jake Moulson reworked a dilapidated UK, Dublin townhouse, creating a dramatic interior that can b best described as seductive, flamboyant, restrained and spectacular! The project, called D2 Townhouse, involved renovating a five-storey listed Georgian house that had fallen into disrepair, as well as a coach house in the garden that has become overgrown. An external cladding system of cast-iron panels was...