interior design

the new classic

Filippo Carandini plays in both ponds of design, branding and interior design. The Florence apartment he introduces new perspectives while keeping the original language of a traditional Florance apartment. Filippo adjusted the existing structure to create a single open space where environments can be separated depending on their use. The color palette features light natural tones that enhance the bright ambiance...

feeling zen

Japanese architect kengo kuma crafted a private single-story house in eastern Japan entitled the ‘PC garden’. The house is arranged in a windmill formation with four distinct and independent rooms originating from the center-point of the design. A garden encircles the home, with each area relating its neighbouring room allowing the dwelling to form a strong association with the natural...

keeping it young

The interior style in this project can be described as contemporary with the mix of Scandinavian design elements and mid-century modern furniture. Designed by Russian studio INT2 Architecture for a young couple situated not far from Saint-Petersburg Russia. The main goal of the project was to create a large, well-lit open living space with functional living zones and a separated bedroom. In order to...

losing my mind

I am quietly losing my mind over the latest residential project from Lorenzo Castillo in Madrid, Spain. Castillo has appointed this duplex in Madrid with his signature mix of art, bold use of pattern and colour. Downstairs a wash of blue and high contrast black and white greets you. The rug design and colour composition seems almost a...

On Top of the World

Jean-Louis Deniot is an Interior Designer with a capital I and a capital D. He is so on top of his game it is impossible to look past his work. His work, which we have featured before, does not scream traditional, nor modern, nor classic but rather is screams style and luxury and it is these two words that define the scale and type of...

luxe travel in japan

Although the décor may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it appears that the golden age of rail-travel is about to make a comeback in Japan. It’s a well-known fact that the island nation has an extremely extensive railway system, and that it privatized these railways back in the 1980s. Since then, there has been a veritable explosion of designer trains hitting the market. Created by...

Great things in small packages

This home, designed by architect Gert Wingårdh in Sweden, is a departure from my usual aesthetic but it is so beautifully crafted I thought it important to share with you. The Mill House as it is known is modest in footprint. The gabled roof and chimney resemble that archetypal house outline a child would draw but that is...

1970’s Sydney Manly beach

Redgen Mathieson's approach to design is grounded in Modernist principles of authentic, timeless design, with an emphasis on finely detailed spaces built to outlast changing fashion. This apartment was refurbished as a Sydney base for an Australian expatriate couple. Located within a 1970’s residential tower, the apartment enjoys significant views to Sydney’s Manly beach to the north, and...

Dutch Courage

Repurposing old buildings is something that Australians are good at, constantly we see old terraces and worker’s cottages transformed for modern day living. This project naturally caught my attention when I saw it was a Dutch interpretation on repurposing and with the setting for this project being a stunning and original farmhouse set in the countryside in the north of the Netherlands, it’s not difficult...

hipster pied-à-terre

The owner of Micasa, a furniture and objects store in São Paulo, Brazil, flies to New York four times a year, where he scours Brooklyn flea markets with his girlfriend, interior decorator Ana Strumpf. Whenever he leaves his 300 square meter apartment in Jardins, São Paulo to sleep in his 87-square-meter pied-à-terre in Chelsea New York, Hussein Jarouche doesn’t exactly downsize...