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life is a CAROUSEL

Creative designers, Christine McDonald, Lia Pielli and Phillipa Cowdrey, are the talent behind our many designs and collaborations from Designer Rugs and form the foundation for the success of company. Their new collection CAROUSEL is a reflection of their decades of experience creating custom rugs, and desire to create innovate new designs. It is also the first in-house handknot collection...

exterior relationships – NZ

Sited on an estuary headland off Tawharanui Peninsula, New Zealand, the Bishops Hill Encampment is a small scale dual structure overlooking the water. The pair of minor dwellings are strategically sited to achieve an occupation of the land that feels both timeless and relaxed. The external appearance of each building uses a combination of exposed timber framework and timber shutters, both with a natural oil...

Less, But Better – Sister City New York

Sister City is a hotel inspired by the functional perfection of Finnish saunas, Japanese bento boxes and post war architecture. Sister City offers 200 intimate, efficient rooms, a ground-floor restaurant and a rooftop bar right on Bowery, Manhattan’s oldest and most storied thoroughfare. Created by the people behind Ace Hotel Group. Atelier Ace were inspired by the philosophy of Less, But...

Flexible living – Tel Aviv

The 1940s two-bedroom apartment was renovated by Tel Aviv designer Maayan Zusman in collaboration with architect Amir Navon, interior designer Karen Brockmann and students from Tel Aviv's graduate design programme, Studio 6b . Almost every item in the space was custom-designed. The two-bedroom apartment is located in Tel Aviv's cultural hub, Habima Square, the 120-square-metre home has a rectangular...

Barefoot Luxury – Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Leading the way in luxury, Inter Continental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has opened the latest in a series of new luxury resorts. The first-of-its-kind in the Maldives, the two-story Lagoon Villas combine overwater views with direct beach and lagoon access, as well as private infinity and jacuzzi pools. Made for stylish barefoot living, the design was conceptualised by Singapore-based...

Bohemian design touches- Hotel Kinsley

Hotel Kinsley marks the first destination hotel in Kingston, a town located a couple of hours drive north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. The boutique property comprises four historic houses that were constructed between the 17th and 19th centuries in the Uptown Stockade District. Interior design firm Studio Robert McKinley aimed to delicately restore and...

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...