St Kilda House Renovation: A Family Home in Melbourne

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St. Kilda, is one of Melbourne’s seaside playgrounds. Known for its culture of bohemianism and home to many prominent artists and musicians, is the site of this lovingly remodeled home. To avoid a lengthy permit and renovation process, this home was redesigned with its existing footprint. Removing walls and reassigning spaces, and adding large sliders facilitates the seamless interchange between interior and exterior spaces. Continue reading

EL: Table, Bookcase, Cabinet, What?

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Designed by Konstantin Slawinski, the EL is a shapeshifter if it is a piece of furniture. Combination bookcase, table, cabinet, drawer, and counter, it is a chameleon of a desktop utility. The EL’s sectional module gives you the ability to shape and reshape the pieces to whatever configuration you need. Continue reading

Wallsuit: Dressing Your Space

I love this concept and its realization that varies for each individual. Nikola Saric dresses spaces, much as a suit clothes us in our very own personal style. Particularly he dresses the walls which define the boundaries of rooms. Wallsuit attempts to redefine your lifestyle by crafting your personal story for your home. Continue reading

EcoQue Artisan Oven & Smoker: For the Endless Summer Party

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While I was raised on the ball-shaped, black Weber charcoal grill, I will argue that I should have been raised on the Artisan Wood-Fired Pizza Oven and Smoker from EcoQue. There is plenty of enjoyment from turning barbecue chicken and hamburgers on a charcoal grill, but as my appetite for diverse dinners increases, the impressive pizza oven and smoker is all that will satisfy me now. Continue reading

Tres Chic Loft in Paris

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This diminutive loft in the city of lights is small in foot print but large in style. A former artist’s studio, the home’s warmth emanates from the ancient stone walls and floods in from a wall of bright new windows. The house is a blend of rustic weathered materials and clearly modern and streamlined structure and furnishings. Continue reading

Triple C For J.Crew USB Phone Charger: Stylish Charging

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Depending on your personality, you may prefer your gadgets to be spare and industrial in design, or if you’re inclined to more ornamentation, you may appreciate playful design. Not all gadgets need to be as starkly designed as they are functional. Masters of equally restrained and [flamboyant] design, J.Crew partnered with smartphone accessorizer Triple C for the J.Crew USB phone charger. Continue reading

Mill Valley Cabins: Idyllic Studios

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On a steep and lushly wooded site, long-time residents wished for studios in which to paint and practice yoga… personal spaces to expand their existing hillside home. What Feldman Architecture created is the stuff of dreams for me. Two separate studios, one for his painting, and one for her yoga and to act as a guest house, were notched in to the hillside. Creating two individual buildings minimized disturbance of the site. Continue reading

Rich Color on Park Avenue

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This three + bedroom home on Park Avenue is a collection of uniquely purposed rooms as well as striking art and artistic furnishings. It’s depth of subtle texture and shapes is highlighted by perfectly balanced and richly saturated color. Continue reading

Nokia Treasure Tags: Don’t Lose Your Keys Again

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The Treasure Tag is Nokia’s answer to the too often experienced issue of leaving your keys behind. Paired with Nokia smartphones or tablets that use the Lumia Black software, the Treasure Tag is a Bluetooth device that signals when your possession went missing. Continue reading

Split Personality in Barcelona

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Once a toy store, this loft conversion in Barcelona is now a modern home with industrial roots and present-day amenities. Its private spaces are public and gardens flourish inside and outside. Continue reading