interior design

respecting the forest

El Mirador located high on a ridge taking in the emblematic lake and forests in which CC Architects drew their inspiration from. Based on respecting the forest where the pavilion was placed to reduce its constructive impact. The materials used are from the region such as railroad ties from old train tracks, which clad the exterior of...

just 26 m2

Danish and Japanese design seem to have a fair bit in common, paired back and uncluttered. Japanese studio Flat House designed this tiny home and shop in located Tokyo Japan. The footprint of this house, including the biscuit shop on the ground floor which is part of the house, is only 26sqm. The entire house is divided into seven split levels...

beach access

Located at Shellety Point on the western coastline of South Africa, the Silver Bay Villa with architecture by SAOTA and interiors by Antoni Associates is a contemporary beach house set on a sand-dune overlooking the ocean with direct beach access from the bedrooms no less! The interior is a eclectic mix of easy living, laid-back, comfortable...

recasting the classics

Stepping into this Chelsea residence in New York by Jordan Carlyle you step into and environment full of direction, of wit and surprise and style not just transfixed but also ingeniously transformed. The Loft is characterised by earthly surfaces, exquisite singular details and chroma rich colour. Shades vibrate, soothe, rouse, and balance, all in a single palette. Chelsea...

tile trends 2015 part 2 …

Just like the The Salone del Mobile in Milan, the CERSAIE International Tile Fair set in Bologna Italy sets the benchmark in international trends and technology. Australian suppliers take flight to bring back the best on offer. I sat down with 3 major Australian tile suppliers to find out what will be trending over the next few years and how they approach the task of...

oasis of cool

Palm Springs… I could come up with superlatives to describe this oasis of cool all day. And while I am lucky to live in such a relaxed and sunny country I cannot deny that I would happily move to Palm Springs, especially if I lived in a stunning pile like this one recently completed by Studio AR+D Architects. Designed...

to install meaning

A small yet complex duplex apartment renovation designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects was challenging. How would it be possible to install meaning and architectural values to a roof top apartment in a “standard” uninspired design multi-story building located amongst a row of similar structures in one of Tel Aviv’s bourgeois neighbourhoods?

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Seven scattered blocks

Isay Weinfeld is a prolific design force in Sao Paulo. The Yucatan House as this minimalist yet warm family home is known was completed in 2010. Built in the leafy neighbourhood of Jardim America, in São Paulo, Brazil, this chic house presents a mixture of modern elements and an eclectic art collection. The house is a series of seven...

Bologna Italy to Australia – part 1

Just like the The Salone del Mobile in Milan, the CERSAIE International Tile Fair set in Bologna Italy sets the benchmark in international trends and technology. Australian suppliers take flight to bring back the best on offer. I sat down with 3 major Australian tile suppliers to find out what will be trending over the next few years and how they approach the task of...

the bold Australian

I am convinced that interior designer Greg Natale does not sleep. Since establishing his studio in 2001, Natale has achieved 6 industry design awards, 25 magazine front covers and is currently gracing the cover of AD Russia. With a passion for bespoke design Natale has 6 furnishing ranges in production with 2 launching within the next 2 months...