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The playground apartment

In order to redefine the role and function of the traditional kitchen in Taiwan, local studio House Design refurbished the interior of this apartment in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. To achieve this, the architects have integrated living room, dining room and kitchen into a open plan allowing the kitchen to become the center of communication for the family. The clever...

vintage ’20s

If you use cosmetics then chances are you might have heard of Terry de Gunzberg. She was the guiding force behind Yves Saint Laurent Beauty before she founded her very own line of cosmetics – By Terry. Renowned interior designer and friend of de Gunzberg Jacques Grange collaborated with de Gunzberg on her Manhattan apartment.  This apartment has great structure - a classic Upper East Side...

Art and Home

For those with a serious art collection redesigning their home can sometimes mean pairing everything back to ensure the art has the maximum exposure. This was certainly not the case for the couple who own this apartment on the Upper East Side, who enlisted interior design great Stephen Sills to design a home for them that worked with the art and was to become as...

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...