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Sympathetic Apartment – Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is a busy city, a place where houses increasingly give way to buildings, a couple had the good fortune of finding a ground floor apartment with a gigantic garden. However, the space was narrow, very dark and divided into several smaller rooms. They wanted it to reflect their personalities, prioritising the connection between the living spaces and the garden, which is basically twice...

Recover and Enhance – Barcelona

Casa Burés has been restored and re-imagined by Vilablanch to feature a host of modern fixtures and furnishings that don't compete with or imitate the original ones. Studio Vilablanch refurbished all 26 Casa Bures apartments in the building, ranging from vast living quarters with frescoed ceilings, to more pared back, white-walled flats. They opted for an elegant and sophisticated...

Affordable New York Style

Moxy NYC Chelsea is located in the midst of the Chelsea's bustling Flower Market which provided the main influence for the hotel. A small florist run by Putnam & Putnam is located at the front, alongside an Italian patisserie. Both are fronted with huge glass doors that swing up to open them onto the street. Guests are able...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sculptural Void – Madrid Home

Located in the city's affluent El Viso neighbourhood, X House has been overhauled by locally based studio Beta O Architects to incorporate elements of the outdoors on every floor by inserting a void and a permeable metal sculpture at the centre of the Madrid family home. The majority of the home's internal partition walls have been knocked through to...

The Chimney House – Copenhagen

Studio David Thulstrup has transformed a heritage-listed former water pumping station in Copenhagen into The Chimney House. Created for VIPP, Chimney House incorporates bold architectural interventions that honour the original structure, which features a towering chimney, adding a cutting edge contemporary overlay. Chimney House takes its name from its distinctive 35-metre high minaret shaped chimney, added...