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Nod

Nod takes the expression ‘Let your fingers do the walking’ to a whole new level. It is basically a wireless electronic ring that can do everything your mouse does. You can connect it to all of your wireless devices and manipulate them by just moving your finger or touching the ring with your thumb. Continue reading

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A-Frame Rethink

This is not your childhood or your grandmother’s 1960s hip A-frame home. Well, it’s not any longer… At the maximum size the lot can support and with the standard original spiral stair (six feet in diameter) taking center stage, a leaking roof, and failing foundations, this transformation, by Bromley Caldari Architects, was no day at the beach. Continue reading

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Elwood Residence

In the Elwood suburb of Melbourne, an Edwardian cottage is a two-faced modern home. After a modern extension and renovation, by Robson Rak Architects and Made by Cohen, the quaint front facade belies every element inside. The two-level addition, half the width of the original house, is clad in vertical metal siding. And the transformation doesn’t stop there. Continue reading

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XXS House

Providing a very compact living area of a mere 43 sq. m, and hence its name, the XXS House serves as a couple’s holiday home in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Designed by Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, this small urban retreat sits in a protected medieval historical village, featuring a predefined volume which cannot be changed. The primary challenge for the architects was how to integrate all residential functions into a XXS house. Continue reading

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Roof Terrace Design In Montreal

Behind an unassuming exterior door lies a breathtaking rooftop terrace designed by Martine Brisson. Ms. Brisson was the recipient of the 2012 Grand Prix Du Design 2012 in the “terrace” category. A successful space, says Brisson, “is one that evolves, one that the people who live in it can appropriate and change to make their life easier.” Her successful design implementation of this space is truly an achievement in bringing this philosophy to life. Each zone or space quietly intersects with one another, creating a flow that is unmistakably well thought out. Continue reading

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Bridge House

Designed by Branch Studio Architects, the Bridge House has idyllic vistas along the coastline of Melbourne and a unique perspective through a former railway. A site with this much beauty offers distinct challenges as well. Salt air, winds, and extreme temperatures require durable materials and systems that can take care of themselves. Building on and harnessing the site’s attributes make this a self-sufficient low maintenance home with sea views from every room. Continue reading

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Pascale Girardin: The art of making an entrance

From her Montreal office and studio, award winning Pascale Girardin has designed these breathtaking suspended sculptures for the Four Seasons Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai and the Printemps Haussmann Hotel in Paris, France. Pascale’s background comes from designing high architectural ceramic pieces for the luxury hospitality industry around the world. She has recently expanded her operation into creating these large-scale suspended flower sculptures. Continue reading

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mTower Laptop Stand

The mTower Laptop Stand, designed by Rain Design, is an elegant solution that lets you save valuable space on your working desk. Instead of having your Notebook lie flat on your desk, you can place it vertically on the Stand and save about two-thirds of the space. Continue reading

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Six Point Un 2014 Collection

“Mountains, Forests, Rivers, Seas, Snow, Ice, Wildlife, Fields, Open Landscapes” are some of the words Six Point Un uses to describe this beautiful and environmentally sound line of home furnishing and accessories. Continue reading

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Freedomky Model S

Designed by Czech Republic-based Freedomky, this small prefabricated home for one is a delight on so many levels. Compact in size, just 22 sq.m., Model S is a real charmer in style and efficiency. A pair of glass sliders center over the remarkably spacious feeling open kitchen, living, dining area. I’m certain it’s the day light and the cohesive materials, namely wood with a subtle shine, which make it so. The lack of ornate details also expands the space. Continue reading