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Pastel Punch

When the brief for this apartment was to make the space as bright and cheery as possible to reflect the owners sunny disposition, macaroons where chosen as the colour theme. Throughout this Taiwanese home, pastel colours where used to create a calm yet playful atmosphere… certainly you couldn’t accuse the space of not being bright and cheery! The simple palate of three colours, blue, pink and...

the experience of seclusion

Located in Stockholm archipelago tall pines give the forested site an untouched character. Designed by Swedish studio  Tham & Videgård Architects the house is placed in a highly positioned clearing within the landscape, on a plateau facing the sea in the north. The property has been in the family for a long time with a couple of small...

Dusty Rose

If you hadn’t already noticed, I love colour. As a designer and relentless viewer of beautiful interiors I gain understanding of a designer’s process through breaking down their colour story. Gonzalo Garcia has crafted this modest apartment in Madrid, Spain around a sexy and feminine colour story. A tints based on the deep crimson velvet sofa plays out as...

seventy squares

Hailing from Brazil, architect and interior designer Diego Revollo has dealt a stunning hand to this loft style apartment renovation/conversion. This apartment feels livable and cozy while maintaining a sense of modern glamour. The materiality is kept neutral with polished plaster on the walls and ceilings and concrete on the floor. Shades of purple are layered atop this with...

white out

Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei as minimal as possible so it can be easily reverted to its original state. The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, whom asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.This property...

putting on the Ritz

The Ritz Carlton is synonymous with old world glamour and elegance so when I found the David Collins Studio 2013 Ritz Carlton Residences, MahaNakhon, in Bangkok I was intrigued how this iconic brand could be reinterpreted to a contemporary aesthetic while maintaining a sense of authenticity and grandeur that this brand commands. This residence actually made my...

Vertical Living

Dutch architects Shift completed extreme makeover of a pre-war city dwelling in the center of Rotterdam. This so called do-it-yourself dwelling in the center of Rotterdam is part of a bold experiment initiated by the municipality to revitalize dilapidated urban areas. Run-down pre-war dwellings are renovated on the outside and brought back to their monumental appearance, while the interiors are stripped bare. The...

up or down

Located in central Mumbai, Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop’s six story building, featuring two stories per apartment, contrasts standard housing in India by attending to similar spaces with diverse ideas. The SDM Apartment in houses uniquely designed rooms which blend seamlessly with the overall space. The centerpiece of the apartment is the staircase, a striking work of art in itself. Visible from...

the basic requirements

Exploring the nomadic lifestyle of the 21st century, Spanish architecture studio Miel Arquitectos and Studio P10  recently completed an apartment in Barcelona creating two equally balanced spaces pivoted by a central communal area. Focusing on the basic requirements of Sleep, Work, Relaxation & Hygiene the architects created two independent units each housing four internal zones. Each units...

Colour Contempo

Colour, for me as a designer, is so important. Too often here in the west we seem to be adverse to colour or perhaps even afraid of it. Artist and writer David Bachelor explores this at length in his book Chromophobia, proposing a fear of corruption or contamination through colour. This is not the case for Parisian Interior Designer