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PreFab-ulous

So I am fairly obsessed with the idea of prefab housing. Not the pedestrian versions which look like mobile homes but the truly bespoke versions which ooze sophistication and luxury. In the desert of Nevada outside Las Vegas is such an example by LA-based studio Marmol Radziner. They have been exploring this idea for a number of...

Foodie Friday – Baked Spanish Eggs

The weekends are for taking it slow, so let's enjoy a Lazy Sunday Breakfast Recipe: Spanish Baked Eggs & Chorizo or try the vegetarian option. - The vegetarian version with nutritious beans makes this an easy breakfast/brunch option. Rich in phyto-nutrients, antioxidants, protein and fiber, beans add a nutritional punch to this egg dish without the additional calories. Below you will find options for cooking with...

New York Cocoon

A clear brief always results in amazing interiors and this masculine pad is no exception! With a client that requested the feel of Tom Ford and Halston with the concept of a nook and a cocoon, Messana O’Rorke turned this 1960’s NYC apartment into a sleek residence for entertaining. Located in Chelsea, the apartment was designed with a dramatic palette of rich...

London Luxury

When starting a project, the best an interior designer can ask for in any project is well proportioned rooms and good architectural details. This is exactly what was presented to Roselind Wilson Design when being asked to design the interiors of this Belsize Park home in North West London. The firm describes the client as having international...

The Guild – Jakarta

A large wall protects and disguises an extraordinarily open and airy building deep in residential Jakarta. When I first saw this building, with its circular windows and doors and vast amounts of concrete, it struck me as some kind of Brutalist Hobbit’s home – in the best possible way. Admittedly, I was blown away. Moreover, when I discovered that this is not only a family...

Urban jungle

The 500 square meter AQH apartment in São Paulo, Brazil was designed by Coletivo Architects who were tasked with transforming a neoclassical apartment into a contemporary space. To achieve this result, they rationalised the planning by knocking down walls and reconfigured the layout so that the interior would have better flow between space typologies. The clients wanted to live in...

Israeli Contrast

Located in Israel and designed by Blatman-Cohen, this house is an exercise in contrast. Created for a family of five, the program was devised from the need to have sea views, a sun bathed pool and yard and the want for open and expansive living. The result is a ground floor that opens completely to the yard at the...

International style revival – Tel Aviv

The International Style coined by Philip Johnson in the 30’s refers to a series of principals most commonly associated with the Bauhaus movement. Rectilinear forms, light and taut planar surfaces that have been completely stripped of applied ornamentation and decoration with open interior spaces typify these interiors. With this in hand Studio Raanan Stern have transformed a...

Roughhewn Beauty

Referencing the surrounding landscape, this Silicon Valley home was a labour of love for the home’s owner and consummate collector of furniture and objet. Nestled in a lush setting with sweeping vistas of rolling hills and a beautiful sky in all directions of golden light and ochre landscape. The colours used and palette of materials in the design echo the terrain, while natural stone lends...

East Meets West

When two different firms came together to create this apartment located in Shenzhen, China, the result is a perfectly balance family home that is as much a traditional Chinese home as it is a home for a Western lifestyle. Designed by Minas Kosmidis Architecture in Concept from Greece and No Comments Read more