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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.



Bea Bed & Breakfast in Belgium

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 25, 2014

The fashionable seaside town of Knokke-le Zoute in Belgium is home to interior shop Bea Items and sister accomodation Bea Mombaers. The stylish bed and breakfast features eclectic furnishings from the store with a backdrop of raw walls and stone floors. 

Via Trendland



Limantos Residence by Fernanda Marques

Anna Coe - Monday, July 14, 2014



Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is the Limantos residence designed by Fernanda Marques. The expansive, two storey family home takes inspiration from Mies van der Rohe (as noted by the architect), with its layout and strong use of glass, concrete and steel. 

The home consists of 13 rooms, and is proportionally balanced with just the right amount of private and open spaces. An incredible feature of the interior is the white spiral staircase that elegantly curls from the upper level to the lower. 

Some of the furniture pieces used in the project include the Roda Network outdoor sofa and daybed (available locally from David Shaw) and Knoll Barcelona lounge chairs (available locally from Bromhead Design).



Abyss table by Duffy London

Anna Coe - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

British design firm Duffy London have replicated the look of a cross-section of the ocean with their Abyss table. Layers of blue glass are stacked on top of sheets of wood in order to create the dramatic affect.