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Show and Tell

The Kips Bay Show House is perhaps the most well known in America. This year, celebrating their 43rd show house, the organisers have unveiled another incredible mansion on the Upper East Side with rooms completed by over twenty renowned designers and as always each room pushes the decorative envelope with wallpaper, light fixtures, upholstery and over-the-top accessories coming together in an explosion of styles and colour. A...

floating on The river Thames

A Floating House designed by Nick and Steve Tidball for Airbnb has taken over The Thames this week and will be docking at Putney Pier on 22 May, to celebrate new rules to support home sharing in London. The one and only Floating House at Number 1, The Thames, offers bespoke living quarters including two bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room, as well as...

luxury at 30,000 feet

We can all do with a little more luxury in our life even if your at 30,000 feet. Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes Benz Style, are first time collaborators in this project. The goal was to fuse Mercedes design language into the Lufthansa Technik aircraft, and fans of Mercedes can see the obvious design dialect here. There are points of influence from plenty of Mercedes...

Light filled volumes

François Champsaur is a pretty big deal. Born in Marseille, this French interior designers work is influenced by his Mediterranean roots. From his earliest projects namely the Hotel Vernet – which I have posted about previously, François has displayed his ability to transform any space, considering each and every aspect from an architectural angle to the last detail. He intelligently reworks space, playing with light and...

stylistic periods

Alfonzo Icaza is an antique dealer in the central district of Madrid. In addition to fashion designers antique dealers in my opinion have the best homes and I love an opportunity to peek inside. They are experts at mixing form, finish and pieces from vastly different stylistic periods. Here neoclassical objects and elements sit side by side with photography and contemporary art. An interesting juxtaposition. A...

A Brutalist Bachelor Pad

More and more at Design Addicts platform we are seeing incredible bachelor pads being designed and this offering by one of my favourites, Guilherme Torres in Sao Paolo, is as impressive as any. Almost brutalist in its execution, the design is a pared back ode to masculinity with concrete, stunning timber panelling and metal forming the core of...

the Adelphi Hotel mark II

Most Melburnians know the Adelphi as “the hotel with the over hanging rooftop pool”. Originally built in 1938 as a warehouse for the rag trade, the building’s simple and elegant design received its first makeover in 1989 by architects Denton Corker Marshall. It opened in 1993 as a minimalist 34-room boutique hotel, the first of its kind in Australia, complete...

leading the pack

Living trendy isn’t a bad thing. If you’re Jamie Drake you are often leading the pack rather than being on the following end. Manhattan-based interior designer Jamie Drake lives in a luxury apartment building designed by Annabelle Selldorf found on the western side of Chelsea neighbourhood.

Drake is a superstar designer whose apartment not only reflects his elegant sensibility...

well edited

Ester Bruzkus and Patrick Batek have designed a concise and clear-cut residential loft for an internationally active photographer and his partner in a former hat factory in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Bruzkus Batek created a well-lit space that refers to the industrial history of the building in its smooth gray concrete floors and its exposed ceiling structure. At the same time, cleverly...

taking a bold approach

Each year the interior design world and design lovers alike turn their attention to the decorator showcase homes in the US. On the East Coast it is the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York and on the West Coast, and officially opening over the weekend, is the San Francisco Decorator Showcase.  This year it is housed in a century old mansion in the...