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Just A Touch Sexy

Today’s lush project is brought to you because I think it’s a little bit bold, a little bit sassy and, yes, just a touch sexy. The project is by the talented team at Staffan Tollgard and is in London’s swanky Belgravia. All the elements are there - sensual curves, bold colours and adventurous proportions. All one has to do it stand back and soak it...

little bursts of colour…

Tria is a stylish and sturdy table range made entirely of metal. Available with two base options, Tria Due and Tria Uno lends itself to a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications from casual dining through to meeting spaces. Tria is the perfect accompaniment to almost any design scheme! The Tria range is available in an aluminum, black, white, red and orange painted finish....

the Shoreham beach house

Strung in a row of three connected pavilions on lush rolling lawns, the Shoreham beach house by Alison Dodd Architects enjoys uninterrupted and extensive views of Westernport Bay. The pavilions exude a warm relaxed charm bathed in light filled with a mix of textured and smooth elements both inside and out. The property responds not only to its site, but to a family with older...

Who we are and how we live… Heimtexil – Trends 2013 / 2014

Launched every year at Heimtexil; the largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, is a trends book which I have been ordering for the past three years. The book is a collabrative effort from six internationally renowned designs studios which together they form ‘Trend Table’. Every year a different member of the Trend Table assumes responsibility for the interpretation of the Heimtexitil Trend...

Apartment Dreaming

Having recently moved into an apartment I have been thinking of what I would look for in my dream apartment. At the top of my list I wanted a place that has smart design appeal; was comfortable and didn’t try too hard. One studio whose work I have been following ticked all these boxes: New York’s Selldorf Architects. These two projects, (my favourites of their...

Minimal Envy 1930’s apartment

I always find something quite admirable about stark interiors, mainly because I am such a terrible minimalist. This project by Slovenian studio Sadar + Vuga embodies all that minimalism should, but builds upon it to create subtle layers, which as they put it “…inspires discovery [and] stimulates curiosity …” With a material palate of epoxy, concrete panels, steel, Plexiglas and leather, the team at Sadar...

Amore…. Dimore Studio

This recent project by Milano firm Dimore Studio exudes all that I love about interiors. The design is strong and understated with an expert mix of forms and materials that allows the space to escape the doldrums of being typecast as belonging to a particular place or time. Set against a backdrop of soft textured grey walls with gentle vaulted ceilings, the colour palate of...

Dinosaur Design… meeting Louise Olsen

[caption id="attachment_7741" align="aligncenter" width="537"]Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy[/caption] DA - Which Dinosaur are you? Louise Olsen DA - How would you best describe Dinosaur Design's style? Dinosaur Designs style is best exemplified through the hand made nature of our pieces. In particular the organic shape and colours, resulting in...

Summer house Sao Paulo

This summer house situated a few meters from the sea on the north coast of the state of Sao Paulo is known for its dense vegetation and humid climate. In response the the climate and location Andrade Morettin architects were inspired to create a large shelter a "shell" under which the living spaces would be located, giving protection from the harsh sun and intense rain without...

Escaping the city …

Escaping from the city was the inspiration behind the this town house by architect Leo Romano in Goiania Brazil, aiming to create spaces with personality the house is like no other. Everything revolves around the huge wooden dining table, flanked by the kitchen joinery and living room. The design was built to enrich very-day living and promote family life. A green element is layered through...