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House P: Living History in Berlin

Berlin is the home of this thoughtfully reconstructed historic home. The client’s choice in architect was none other than the vibrant Thomas Kroger of the firm TKA. On the outside, this home has retained its historic elegant facade. Upon entering this stately home, I am awestruck by its thoughtful partnership of old world details and contemporary aesthetics. The paired down palette of color, detail and finishes all add up to a sophisticated yet understated combination that simply works. Continue reading

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Atriumhaus: Mod Pod In Berlin

Having been a fan of the mid century modernist era for the past two decades, I was delighted to discover this home in Berlin’s famous Hansaviertel district. Continue reading

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Pylaia Boutique Hotel & Spa: Greek Getaway

Located on the tiny island of Astypalaia, which is part of the chain of the Dodecanese islands of Greece, sits the incredible Pylaia Boutique Hotel. The Pylaia houses 26 rooms, each of which has been designed for maximum comfort. All rooms and suites have private balconies that overlook the Aegean Sea. Continue reading

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Hokka: A Delicious Box of Chocolates…

The location of this apartment renovation is in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, a neighborhood filled with fashionable cafes, boutiques and galleries. The design team at Septembre was hired to spearhead this remodel. This 75 sq.m apartment reminds me of a lovely box of chocolates, each room has a distinct flavor and texture. As we enter, it is evident that the design aesthetic was to fulfill the homeowner’s quest for individuality. Continue reading

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A Contemporary Photographer’s Loft

This photographer’s loft, located in a former manufacturing plant on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, provides a seamlessly divided space for this homeowner’s commercial and residential requirements. The project team of Michael Chen and Kari Anderson has created a carefully edited and purpose driven abode. Michael Chen is a master at creating cleverly hidden storage spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Continue reading

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Terrace House Renovation

Nothing enlivens a home like natural light. Combine that with more elbow room and you have an enlightened transformation. This Melbourne terrace house received just that and more. Designed by Sanders & King, what began as a project to improve the main living areas expanded in to additions of a bedroom and bathroom as well. Even the main bedroom suite repurposed a verandah in to an office and bath. Continue reading

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All-In-One Bunk Bed: Step Outside the Box

What happens when two innovative and inspiring designers decide to re-invent the iconic bunk bed? The result is a delicious modern perch that makes you sit up and take notice. Continue reading

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Annedal Apartment

I’ve arrived, unwillingly, at the point where I’ll accept stunning compositions of tone and texture and materials as a relatively acceptable replacement for color. Here’s a case to support my point, this monochromatic apartment in Stockholm, Annedal specifically. Continue reading

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Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel

In the heart of exciting and vibrant Amsterdam you’ll find a hotel whose interiors are designed by a local, yet world renowned designer, Marcel Wanders. Housed in the city’s former public library, Wanders endowed the hotel with native personality, history, character, and local life style. Continue reading

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B21b Kitchen

If you’re looking for a compact kitchen for your office, your first apartment, or your weekend retreat, look no further. When relocating his business, designer Kurt Friedrich developed a simple and completely effective and even attractive small portable kitchen. It’s equipped with a sink, power receptacles, and an induction hot plate. You can even assemble it yourself. Though you may need a plumber to bring water to it and drain it away. You can even take it with you when you move! Continue reading