Solares Family Home

The Solares House delivers only 450 sq. ft. per floor, and is a remodel project by the Solares founders themselves – Tom and Christine, redesigned especially for their own family of four. We had no doubt these founders would wow us with their redesign, but at 450 sq. ft. per floor we wondered how a family of four could comfortably dwell in such a compact space? Such a quandary is quickly dispelled, however, as you scroll through the impressive images and quickly uncover how they took this minimal space and turned it into a beautiful home. Continue reading


Contour Rollerball Pen

There is an explosion in the use of concrete. Many designers have fallen in love with the material and are creating a wide variety of unique accessories such as jewelry and bowties. One such love affair is between Taipei-based 22 Design Studio and concrete. The designers view Taipei as a city “made of concrete and steel” and have set out to redefine these materials with their designs to create bold and unique products. An incredible execution of this concept is the Contour Rollerball Pen. Continue reading


Bonsai Equilibrium Vase

Here is a designer worth noting- her name is Beatrix Li-Chin Loos and she is based in Strasbourg, France. Loos specializes in creating unusual objects from recycled and leftover materials, especially wood. One of her signature designs is this captivating Bonsai Equilibrium Vase. Continue reading


Brody WorkLounge

The Brody WorkLounge from Steelcase is like a body, mind and spirit rejuvenation focus station. Not only does it provide patented LiveLumbar technology that delivers ergonomic seating, it also help to promote proper posture, offers an adjustable work surface that allows you to choose your eye level, and aids in keeping your sights on the project at hand. Continue reading


Small Apartment in St Petersburg

Pine and concrete have never looked so decadent as they do in this small apartment in St. Petersburg. Created as a rental property courtesy of INT2 architecture, this Japanese and Scandinavian jointly inspired minimalist design flows effortlessly throughout the space, creating a great home for any tenant. Continue reading


Tiny Cozy Apartment

This tiny cozy apartment, designed by Yurii Hrytsenko along with the inspired visualizations of Olga Ulyanova, should truly be nominated as a micro-wonder of the world – if there were such a thing. This incredibly compact space utilizes every nook with utmost efficiency, and there was no holding back on the element of beauty this apartment poses. From the compact fireplace that looks more like a brilliant burning shoebox, to the sunshine yellow, royal blue and icy grey blend of interior fabrics, this tiny apartment is aptly called cozy for a reason; it simply is! Continue reading


Grow Up Miniature Architecture

“Grow Up” is the name of a breathtaking exhibit created by Katarina Pridavkova, a Slovakian surrealist painter and sculptor. Pridavkova spent a year in Mallorca, Spain and was inspired by its streets and beauty. She in turn created an exceptional piece of miniature architecture that invites its viewers to enter a magical world of colorful homes with sculptured balconies and loosely hanging cables on the rooftops and imagine what it would be like to grow up in such an environment. Continue reading


Nude Landing Hangers

If you have ever played the game “Pick Up Sticks”, you will know what fun can be had arranging a group of wooden sticks in order to orchestrate a strategic game. The Nude Landing Hangers, designed by Wenjiao Shen and Ruiqiong Huang of Soso studio, act similarly. With no metal fittings, glue or paint to hold them together, they simply perch amongst themselves, waiting for your move on how they should be approached. Even the product name itself incites an image of simplistic beauty, and that’s essentially what they deliver also. Tall, slender, natural, simplistic beauty. Continue reading



Boltz & Saos (BSG) was founded by Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos, a brilliant team of designers working out of their studio housed in Strasbourg, France. And it is out of this design studio their birth child – Wood.b – was born. Wood.b is a design shared equally by this twosome, both in the design elements, as well as in the passion they decidedly feel for this mode of emission-free transportation. From the start, they were no strangers to the phrase: “don’t reinvent the wheel”, but that is exactly what Boltz & Saos did. And they did it with flare! Continue reading


The Wind Vault House

The Wind Vault house, by Wallflower Architecture + Design, has quite an interesting presence upon approach. The exterior of the home is visually striking – a merger of interesting shapes derived from the raised “concrete tube” design. The facade is distinctly concrete, however, as if completely hollowed out, the open ends of the home are clad in horizontal wooden louvers that are both functional and aesthetically appealing. Continue reading