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Never Ending Story

Mirrored ceilings and zigzag staircases create a hypnotising backdrop to this book store. Tucked away from street view, the Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore by Shanghai-based X+Living occupies the third and fourth floors of Chongqing's Zodi Plaza retail development providing space for locals to read and study, the store also includes a children's reading room and cafe. At the centre of the store...

Living In Sub Tropical Germany

Casa Morgana is located in what appears to be sub tropical Germany surrounded by neighbouring homes dating from the late nineteenth century, the building is like a study for futuristic architecture and seems to have fallen out of context within a surrounding landscape which simulates a subtropical oasis. The three-story building consists formally of several differently sized cubes placed at staggered levels on top of one...

A rich offering from Porters Paints

Smooth Impasto, is the latest stunning offering from Porters Paints - 44 rich and uniquely textured colours with a velvety matte finish, has been added to the Porter’s Paints colour library, providing even more colour inspiration. The properties of the Smooth Impasto paint affords the range its signature pigment intensity, a tactile softness and ultra-matte finish. Porter’s colourists carefully craft colours...

Argentinian Tree House

The Carol house looks over a golf course and established trees in Benavidez, Argentina. The main idea for Estudio LAK was to identify and differentiate between the children's sector and the adult spaces. Taking the tree house as an inspiration, a wood-clad volume with a gable roof emerged as the starting point, also serving to redesign the architectural typology of...

Koskela collaborates with 6 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

I am simply a massive fan of Trade Not Aid initiatives especially when it involves our beautiful First Nation Peoples. Koskela, one of Australia’s leading furniture, design and lifestyle brands, will present Ngalya, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Koskela’s social impact projects working with Australia’s First Nation Peoples. Koskela will present an exhibition including a new collection of lighting designs...

Forrest House – Argentina

This stunning weekend home is located on the Atlantic coast, in the Costa Esmeralda neighbourhood Argentina, 10 km from Pinamar and 500 m from the sea. Architectural studio Estudio PKa sought to animate the house using a path passing through the forest creating dappled light-collecting courtyards to articulate the spaces. The central courtyard divides the house into two volumes, one for public use and one for private...

Inspired by Swedish Runes

Swedish Anna-Carin has travelled back into her ancestry, creating four stunning new designs, for her second rug collection and collaboration with rug innovators Designer Rugs. Her inspiration coming from the first system of writing developed by the Norse peoples: the Runes. The Runes functioned as letters, but were much more than just letters in the sense in which we...

Fremantle Biennale 2019

Fremantle Biennale announced today UNDERCURRENT 19, the second edition of the city-wide contemporary art program showcasing experimental site responsive work from established and emerging artists from across the world. Opening UNDERCURRENT 19, the Fremantle Biennale will present the internationally acclaimed light installation WATERLICHT by Studio Roosegaarde founded by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde. Marking the first time the studio have presented...

Blended refinement – San Francisco

This San Francisco dwelling was designed for a retired couple who were transitioning to city life after residing in a single-family home in California's wine country to make dining, theatre, travelling and entertaining a priority over maintaining a large home. The unit occupies a nine-storey building in the city's Pacific Heights district. The couple wanted a space that blended refinement with cosiness, and also offered...

Extroverted Manhattan loft

This extraordinary Manhattan loft which was recently renovated by designers Loukas Angelou and Vasso Asfi, founders of London-based STUDIOLAV, as a reflection of the owners’ diverse background, extrovert nature and vibrant personalities. Inspiration came right after meeting the loft’s new cosmopolitan occupants, as the two designers state, evolving into an elegantly choreographed interior underpinned by an eclectic aesthetic that boldly...