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RK Apartment in Paris by Nicolas Schuybroek

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, November 24, 2014

Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek has made a name for himself with his considered approach to understated luxury, perfectly demonstrated in the RK apartment. With a sharp vision of space and materials, Schuybroek manages to maintain a warm ambience throughout his projects. Using his signature monchromatic palette and raw materials, the Paris residence presents yet another example of Schuybroek's outstanding contemporary design. 

Via Yellowtrace



Alma Collection by Amarist

Anna Coe - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Spanish company Amarist has presented the Alma collection; a mirror and console table that are handmade from Palo Santo exotic wood sheets.

Via DesignBoom.



Huys Apartments by Piet Boon

Anna Coe - Monday, November 03, 2014




Dutch designer Piet Boon was commissioned to give a former office building a new lease on life, in the form of contemporary apartments. 

Taking inspiration from his home country, Boon and his team spent four years transforming the structure for residential use, and the result is 58 open plan and bright apartments.

Via Dezeen.



Corsica Holiday Home

Anna Coe - Friday, September 12, 2014


This Corsica holiday retreat slots seamlessly into its almost barren surroundings, while offering the perfect environment for a relaxed family getaway. 

The materials of worn wood and polished concrete floors make it feel like it's been there forever, and also ensure that the residence can be easily maintained. 

Via StudioArrc



Pentagon pendant by AfroditiKrassa

Anna Coe - Tuesday, September 02, 2014



AfroditiKrassa, an interior design studio have recently presented their Pentagon pendant light as part of their first ever product range, AKollection. 

The light consists of a five sided shape made from mirrored or tinted glass that comes complete with a LED bulb and cabling. The pendant part was constructed in a specialist glass workshop in England. Studio founder Afroditi Krassa notes that the pendants are a contemporary take on art deco Tiffany lamps that often had beveled glass. 



Design: The Week In Review 1/09/14

Anna Coe - Monday, September 01, 2014

A. Claire Healy + Sean Cordeiro Interweave Lego and Ikea furniture [via DesignBoom]

B. New Zealand's Waiatarua House by Hamish Monk Architecture is a Retiree's Heaven [via TheCoolist]

C. A Design Lover's Guide to the Modern Jaipur [via Tmagazine]

D. Randy Slavin paints with light to create Cobra Starship's Never Been In Love music video [via Dezeen]

E. New cut paper sculptures and illustrations by Elsa Mora [via Colossal]

F. Shape up lighting by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee [via Mocoloco]



Parasol Island Headquarters

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Thursday, August 14, 2014




German based production company Parasol Island's headquarters provide a fresh and zen-like modern office space with great lighting and furniture throughout. The crisp palette of the mint walls in combination with the tan wooden table tops and light white furniture create a refreshing workspace environment. With clever design details such as the angled placement of the desks and the studio-like principal workspace, this cool and cozy office creating a serene and creative atmosphere.  

Via Trendland



Abbaye de Fontevraud by Patrick Jouin & Sanjit Manky

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, August 08, 2014






In a continuation of their signature directive that balances innovation and grace, design duo Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manky undertook the transformation of an old Saint-Lazare priory into a hotel and restaurant. The Abbaye de Fontevraud, located in Fontevraud-l'abbaye, France, maintains its monastic simplicity whilst achieving pared down elegance as a contemporary hotel devoid of unnecessary stylistic efforts. The resulting interior is thus sensual and refined. 

Via This Is Paper



Design: The Week in Review 04/08/14

Anna Coe - Monday, August 04, 2014

A. Oto Arquitectos blends Fogo Island Park HQ with volcanic landscape [via DesignBoom]

B. Chilean beach pavilion house is a private Pacific escape [via TheCoolist]

C. Versailles to get first new permanent sculpture in 300 years [via FastCoDesign]

D. Palm by StudioPepe [via Trendland]

E. Generic plastic bubble wrap transformed into mini goldfish bowls by Daisuke Akiyama [via Colossal]

F. A Japanese artist launches plants into space [via Tmagazine]



Shoemaker Chair by Martin Azua

Anna Coe - Friday, July 25, 2014

The Shoemaker chair by designer Martin Azua quite literally takes its inspiration from a shoe, and the way they're utilised. "Objects are usually true to some schemes and they find their identity in some pre-established premises. This chair claims its personality as a shoe and requires the care of a shoe. Often objects, as people, have problems to be what they really are" notes Azua. 

Constructed from a single piece of leather, the chair can be adjusted by loosening or tightening the eyelets on the back and sides of the chair. 

Via Mocoloco.