interior design

Beauty and Design

With approximately one thousand square meters of white Carrara marble flooring it's no wonder that the new Aldo Coppola salon is spectacular! Located in the design epicentre of Milan Italy, this new wellness and beauty space for woman takes an outing to the salon to the next level. Custom printed mosaic tiles by Trend Group have been designed to bring...

New York Nuances

In design, the nuances will tell more of the story that the obvious. In this project by S. Russell Groves the subtle palate, joinery detail and quiet sophistication create a space that is calming and interesting to look at. By far, my favourite feature of the apartment is the joinery because joinery is one of those elements that is so easy to get wrong, so...

Pedra da Gávea in Rio de Janeiro

Located on Pedra da Gávea, in Rio de Janeiro, is the home of...

The green edge house

Wedged between three large residential buildings one of the main design aims was consideration in creating privacy from the neighboring buildings. "mA style Architects" set out to create a home that offered privacy whist allowing ventilation, sunlight and a green belt , hence the name, “the green edge house”. An outer wall of 2,435mm in height with glazing 800mm from the ground offers up privacy, whist...

Following the natural contours …

Designed for a family of four with anticipation of a fifth addition located near the Norwegian village of Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter designed the mountain cabin by reinterpreting the local architectural language and building techniques. The house consists of a main body, housing mostly bedrooms, which follow the natural contours of the landscape and splits into two living...

Grand Designs Australia could be looking for you!

Listen up designers, architects and home builders, Grand Designs Australia Series 6 is about to commence production.  Freemantle Media is looking for projects which are about to start and which will be finished by mid-2015.  Filming can take up to 18 months. Grand Designs Australia magazine, editor-in-chief, Kate St James believes, Freemantle Media are looking for unique, interesting, not necessarily...

A signature feeling

Described by the New York Times as not having a "signature style, but a signature feeling: emotional and deeply rooted to the place", Ilse Crawford is the design guru behind Duddell's located in Hong Kong. Michelin star executive chef heads up the kitchen while the interior supports an impressive program of rolling art that become part of the space. It's...

the location house

The Black Dessert house provides a private view of some of the most picturesque natural landscapes in Southern California. Designed by Marc Atlan Design (known for his packaging design) and Oller & Pejic Architects the house was designed with a commercial purpose. Designed and built to be a “location” house The Black Desert House is designed to be the backdrop for fashion and editorial photo shoots,...

A vision in stone

There are times when a project takes my interest because of the beautiful furniture, stunning art or incredible location. So this house in Taiwan by Waterfrom Design is somewhat of an exception in that the furniture is minimal or non-existent, there no art to speak off and the location could not be more non-descript. So what took my interest? First up it was the stone...