apartment

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...

Theatrical Melbourne

The 2 Girls Building is a mixed use building that fuses art, photography and architecture. The project explores the relationship between the three disciplines and blurs their respective boundaries resulting in one craft overlapping and appropriating with the characteristics of the others in the form of a new medium. KUD collaborated with Melbourne Artist

Historical Harmony

Completing the renovation of a historical house comes with its own set of challenges and obstacles. The narrative of the architecture is usually firmly set which can, one the one hand, set the program for the renovation, or, as is the case with this project, become a backdrop for a thoroughly modern approach. Belgian designers, Hans Verstuyft Architecten, are...

Design royalty Nina Yashar

Stepping into Nina Yashar’s two-story apartment in the heart of central Milan, you could be forgiven for assuming that you’ve walked into an achingly cool gallery rather than a family home. The walls are not only frescoed, they’re engraved with ornate Persian patterns and symbols speaking to Yashar’s heritage. Furniture and light fixtures could be mistaken for sculptures. Tables and cabinets groan with objets d’art....

Curtain Call

This strong and masculine apartment was born from a complete renovation undertaken by Spanish firm Vaillo Irigaray Architects. The program called for a new language to be employed for the home that would take it from a traditional space to something where boundaries became fluid and scale the new focus. Set against the sparse background of soapy oak flooring and...

Party Animal

When a self-proclaimed party animal with a love for 60s and 70s design hires an interior designer to give their pad a complete makeover the results are bound to be amazing. New York firm Curated were approached to create the ultimate bachelor’s pad in this 19th century Tribeca loft with the brief that the everything had to be “party-proof.”...

without external contamination

T House is the combination of sophisticated elegance of an eighteenth century loft in Milan and depth of a Japanese house. Developed by Takane Ezoe and Modourbano born from the needs of client, an artist that prefers free spaces, rooms without a real dividing line between the public and the private. The studio has very specific characteristics:...