Can a book play a vital part in the design of a modern house extension? The answer is positively yes! and to demonstrate such a remarkable capacity there’s an undeniable tiny statement called Book Tower House Extension in London, UK. The client’s need for storing a large book collection determined the conceptual approach given to this special home extension. In a very pragmatic and poetic solution, walls of books fold around a wooden staircase where a small study area allows a comfortable use of this unique domestic library. A little pearl is now available for all inhabitants to enjoy… Continue reading
Whether you work from home like I do, or would just like to have an elegant office corner as part of your living area, the Slim office by studio Bertjan is a choice to highly consider for its beauty and well thought of functionality.
A table originally designed to serve as a dining table was dressed up for the office and the Slim office was born. Simple, chic while having every comfort an office needs, such as drawers and a matching wall panel and trash bin, attached to the office’s leg by a magnet. What an ingenious detail you may exclaim much like I did. Wait till you hear more: the accompanying drawers can be moved freely and attached under the office’s surface just about anywhere it suits you and easily change the position thanks to the magnet system holding them together. Talk about innovative design! Continue reading
Creative juices were definitely brewing at the Reebok headquarters when the concept idea of paying homage to classic films by shoes hit the table. The latest edition to the Reebok Cinema Pack Collection is the Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark inspired BB 4600. The BB 4600 is by far the best shoe to come out of the Cinema Pack (strictly my opinion). If ambitiously charismatic colorways are more up your alley, then the Purple Rain or Tron: Legacy cinema kicks may be closer to your cup of tea- for all others there is the BB 4600. Continue reading
One house for four families across three generations…What a challenging program for an architect, don’t you agree? Well, there’s a real architectonic answer for this numeric equation in Singapore: Cluny Road Residence. This three-story volume is organized in a two-L-shaped halves composition that folds around a courtyard garden and two pools of water. As you can imagine, the total floor area of this multi-family house is something completely taken out of the ordinary…We are talking about 2.800sqm of constructed area! Continue reading
Purses have become an urban companion. Long gone are the days when a purse just carried our makeup, wallet, and keys- in this digital age we need our seemingly plethora of smart devices to keep us ‘connected’ to the world around us. Thanks to the crafty minds at Minneapolis-based handbag company Urban Junket, you’ll never have to worry about being disconnected ever again.
Introducing their Power Trip rechargeable laptop bags. Continue reading
When architects are challenged by any kind of building restoration, one might say that the assembly of old and new becomes a challenge, while a story will be written and constantly whispered to every inhabitant or visitor. That’s the case of Brotherson Barn located in Oxfordshire, UK. A contemporary design was developed in order to accommodate a family program within the ancient stone walls of this restored barn house: this new approach acquires form by using its substance to incorporate, complement and unify the remaining of the existing structure. Continue reading
Start your next dinner party off right with this swanky three piece bowl set by Carl Mertens. The Liasion collection features timeless and elegant modern barware made from flawlessly polished stainless with a unique twist. Continue reading
Charles Darwin once said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” I firmly believe that it’s the same in architecture… In Portugal, there’s a fine example of a converted survival construction: Converted Stales in Sitio da Leziria. An ancient row of stables has been restored in order to create a summer retreat for a family presenting a total area of 212sqm. Continue reading
Cloud. What better name can you give a new outdoor seating collection… Designed by Andrea Parisio for Meridiani, the Cloud collection features a pure minimal design and soft cushions. This way, you can enjoy the benefits and comfort of a stylish set both inside your home as well as outside on your patio, terrace, or winter garden. Continue reading
From our heads down to our toes, we women accessorize everything, so it was only natural to transform a once utilitarian product like headphones into a chic fashion statement piece. Designed with fashion in mind, the NYC based Frends headphones are sure to attract spinning heads and gawking stares. Continue reading