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Ada Teicu

Ada Teicu is a Journalism/ English graduate and has a Master`s degree in Mass-media and Public Relations. Specializing in writing about design, architecture, furniture and adjacent design fields, Ada acknowledges the need for a world filled with creativity, comfort and beauty and considers Freshome as the best place for her knowledge and experience to come together. Find more about Adriana on our about us page.

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Patterns and Colors Collide in Vivid New York Loft


When fascinating patterns and colors collide, inspiration is born. With extensive experience in the design field, well-known designer Karim Rashid… strikes again. His bold works are once again showcased in this colorful apartment in New York City. Three spacious rooms located at the crossroads of Chelsea and the West Village’s meatpacking district were designed and furnished by the designer, composing

Wooden Second Skin Protecting Interiors From Harsh Bolivian Weather


Protected from wind and overheating by wooden slats that also filter natural light reaching the interiors, the single-story residential structure was meant to be a second house, defined by comfort and focusing on relaxation. Found in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, the holiday home was simply named “The Shelter”, hinting towards its ability to offer a secluded retreat from

Tiny Portable Humidifier/Aroma Diffuser For Your Traveling Needs


Using the existing surrounding details to compose new and ingenious technologies, designers can upgrade our lives with just a few well-appointed touches. Take as example this donut-shaped sub-miniature humidifier that floats on water – it addresses our concern of always being surrounded by a comfortable, balanced atmosphere wherever we are. Weighing only 35 grams, the Fogring… water-floating mini aroma diffuser

DeLonghi ‘s Faceted Home Appliances For Stylish Breakfasts


First seen at IFA 2012, the edgy Breakfast Series Brillante from DeLonghi… presents its faceted design as a fresh alternative to usual home appliances. Perfection lies in the details and this collection comes to show that glamor can be part of your daily routine. The three dimensional display transcends the collection into a new era – inspiring appliances meant

Flexibility Captured in Compact Living/Working/Meditation Module


Combining an amazing solution for small spaces and the Feng Shui principles of Yin (private and closed) and Yang (public and open), a feng shui expert commissioned Spaceflavor Architecture… to design his new and exciting office/bedroom/meditation space to fit into his Oakland loft. Named simple the CUBE, this compact multi-purpose space offers flexibility and simplicity. Easy to take apart to

Cozy Modern Farmhouse Set In a Blooming Orchard


Set in the picturesque rural landscape of Langenargen, Germany, this modern farmhouse shelters family life surrounded by a blooming orchard. Designed by k_m architektur…, the contemporary construction was built along with the surrounding farmstead. Generous overhangs shelter the expansive glazing of this elongated floor plan, covering the east, west and south facade. Interior living spaces are permanently exposed to

Elegant Textures and Held Back Color Palette Trapped In Sofia Apartment


Soothing colors and contemporary furniture shape elegant interiors in any part of the world. But little details make residential spaces unique, blending them in with the specific location without losing the luxury of benefiting from international inspiration. Personalizing this 180 square meter Apartment in Vitosha Mountain, set in Boyana – a neighborhood of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia – creative

Stunning Background for a Modern Family Lifestyle: Quinta Villa


With an undeniably beautiful architecture, this family home on Portugal’s sunshine coast displays an intriguing combination of building materials shaping an elegant, almost unreal design. Created out of a collection of bold touches, Quinta Villa expresses a deep sculptural identity both inside and outside. Imagined by the acclaimed design group Staffan Tollgard, this fascinating home spotted on Afflante… uses

Luxury-Struck Tranquil Vacation In Greek Medieval Town


The Rimondi …five star luxury boutique hotel in Crete pushes the limits of grand luxury. A sanctuary for the mind, body and soul, the exquisite retreat provokes the mind with a historic reference to the medieval town of Rethymno’s tradition and culture, while capturing the essence of modern luxurious living. The new accommodation blends enchanting surroundings with an unforgettable set

Luxurious Residential Transformation Expanding Architectural Horizons


Located in Johannesburg, the Brian Road Residence underwent extensive transformations that took the 1970s house to a contemporary level. Nico van der Meulen Architects …imagined an atrium and moat surrounding the hall and dining room, while a water curtain falls past a cut-out in the atrium wall, shaping a breakfast garden to the east of the kitchen. The double-height living

Oversized Pixels And Brand Elements Shaping Expansive IT Office


The second Yandex Office that Za Bor Architects… has designed for the Russian IT corporation in Saint-Petersburg takes everyone who sees it on a journey through a delightfully colorful suite of spaces, proving the influence of technology on modern architecture. Occupying the entire fourth floor of the building and welcoming visitors with a 200 meter long corridor, the expansive office

Stylish Residential Renovation Displaying Intimate Spaces


Architect Claudia Lopez Duplan of López Duplan Arquitectos… envisioned a home integrating elements of comfort and style. By reconfiguring the floor-plan, as well as redesigning each of the spaces, the architect created a serene residence in Mexico City. Originally built in the 80s, Casa Lomas Altas rises three and a half floors up, capturing views of the surroundings through frameless

Fabricating Informal Gardens: Diamond-Shaped Garden On Wheels


Andrea Legge, Deborah Lewis and Murray Legge of art and architecture collective Legge Lewis Legge… have come up with this amazing opportunity to shape contemporary gardens. Named Fractal Garden, the project aims at constructing contemporary gardens by bringing together several diamond-shaped planters. Supported by wheels, these intriguing quadrilateral polygons expose a world of modern garden customization challenging you to express

Elegance And Coziness Meet In Compact Gdansk Apartment


Spreading over only 34 square meters, this small apartment is located in a new residential development in Gdansk, Poland. Suitable for a single person or even a couple, the cozy apartment responds to both the needs of young owners, but also to a trend in Polish market, where many young singles or couples can only get mortgage for small apartment

Suspended Architectural Design Connecting Indoor/Outdoor Spaces


Freshome is always on the lookout for extraordinary projects and the G House in Ramat HaSharon, Israel, is definitely one of them. The contemporary residence seems to be set half inside, half outside, seamlessly connecting social spaces to the exterior garden. Floating above the green grass and featuring a line of pebbles that appear like a shadow under the construction,

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