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Lavinia

Lavinia has a Master’s degree in Cultural Management and is a University graduate in Tourism Economy. She also has a degree in photography and experience as a copywriter, developing targeted texts connected to various domains, including traveling (check out her travel blog) and design. Find more about Lavinia on our about us page.

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Modern Interplay of Indoor and Outdoor Living Spaces: S House in Lima


S House by Domenack Arquitectos… can be described as a modern interplay of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Located in Lima, Peru, this contemporary 500 square meter retreat is structured on three levels, each more spectacular than the next. According to the project developers, the residence is the result of dealing with three important variables: “satisfying the functional needs of

Break-Out and Dining Space in Manchester With Industrial Influences


The Hub is a break-out and dining space developed by Opus 4 (a design and build interior fit-out company in Manchester, England) for NSG Environmental…. NSG- a nuclear waste management specialist – wanted a social ‘Hub,’ an engaging, inspiring space where employees could dine, relax, socialize and hold informal inter-department meetings. The original area was a mezzanine floor used

Inspiring 15 Sqm Modular Artist’s Studio Ranking High in Functionality


How do you imagine the perfect workspace? Israeli architect Ranaan Stern… designed and implemented a modular artist’s studio in Tel Aviv exhibiting clever storage solutions. The original looking apartment features 2 desks, 36 drawers, modular storage compartments and pegboard display walls. And if at some point the owners feel tired, they can just bring down the folding bed and come

Sustainable Four-Level Home in Brazil Exhibiting a Bold Modern Architecture


Located in Sousas, one of four districts from the city of Campinas-Sao Paulo, this four-level home by defies the provincial air with its bold modern architecture. According to the architects, the overall design was guided by the optimization of natural resources, such as sun lighting and ventilation. The house plan tends to an L shape, enabling greater

Carrara Marble and Tuscan Craftsmanship: Original Design Collection by ZPSTUDIO

ZPSTUDIO… sent us photos of their latest work, a series of objects evolved from a research on traditional and avant-garde techniques and manufactured in collaboration with Tuscan craftsmen.
Clochette table lamp is a copper lampshade that clings on a white Carrara Marble pedestal, with a pink marble sphere as a handle to direct the beam of light. The unique design

Complex Residence Encouraging Family Interaction: Casa 31_4 Room House

A fruitful collaboration between Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and led to the development of Casa 31_4 Room House, a complex residential project. According to the description provided by the architects, all spaces contain elements of the past, often manifested as objects of intrigue: the sloping floor, the barge scrolls on the front fence, the roof tiles, the

Constantly Satisfying a Cat’s Curiosity: CATable by Ruan Hao

The charming CATable was created by Ruan Hao from LYCS…, an architecture firm based in Hangzhou and Hong Kong. Especially designed for cats to explore and sleep in, the project follows a worldwide trend: that of sharing your home with pets. The table features crannies and passageways, where your furry cat friend can happily roam stealthily.
According to the

Striking Chicago Loft Artistically Displaying the Owner’s Guitar Collection

This striking Chicago loft is located in a famous building that once housed the National Biscuit Company in the West Loop neighborhood, now known as “Nabisco” . The impressive multi-unit crib is located on the upper floor and is packed full with charming industrial elements. A large array of materials and textures reduce the scale of the place and give

Charming Small Home on Wheels Priced $33,000 [Video]

It is encouraging to see more and more creative small home designs, full proof that future home owners can dream despite financial borders. Andrew and Gabriella Morrison recently completed the hOMe project…, an impressive house on wheels. The unconventional crib has a total surface of 221 square feet (that is about 20,5 square meters), yet includes everything the inhabitants

Sturdy Coat Hook With a Distinctive Industrial Look: Battleship


Battleship is a sturdy coat hook with a distinctive industrial appearance. Developed by English designer David Cathro of aCathroDESIGN…, this modern and sleek functional piece is made from laser cut steel with a high quality semi-gloss powder coated finish. According to the designer, the aim of the project is to impart a modern industrial feel to the room, while

Vision of a Dream Home: Xalima Island House by Martin Ferrero Architecture

Everyone has an idea of how their perfect house would one day look like. Daniel Martin Ferrero, principal of Martin Ferrero Architecture… took his vision to another level and planned Xalima Island House, as “as a poem to the horizon framed by the sea”. The video below transports you to a faraway land, bathed in sun rays and mist, where

A Bohemian Twist for Modern Interiors: The Gradient Bookshelf

Designer Jordi Lopez from Aguilo Kutarq studio… shared the Gradient Bookshelf with us, an original shelving unit fit for minimalist contemporary spaces with a bohemian twist. It is interesting how this simple furniture piece communicates with its environment, adding an intriguing ethereal feel. The displayed ombre effects reminds us a bit of a project we featured on Freshome a while

Art Installations in Rome Based on 3D Illusions: Vantage by Aakash Nihalani [Video]

By using mixed media on canvas, corrugated plastic and wood, artist Aakash Nihalani created Vantage…, an intriguing array of artworks. The “series” consists of site-specific installations within a display gallery, and various permanent and temporary urban installations around Rome, Italy. The 3D illusions are said to evoke the constant crash-encounters between the physical and cerebral dimensions of our existence.

Imposing Library House in India Evoking Bangalore’s Colonial Past


Khosla Associates… were commissioned to build a dream Library House for a family in Bangalore, India. The aim was to design a special retreat that would meet the various living needs of its three inhabitants. Within this modern sanctuary, the Library room was given special attention: “The 750 sqf area has a 25 ft high gabled roof with wooden trusses

Exotic Thai Cultured Theme Suites at Plaza Athénée Bangkok

Plaza Athénée Bangkok…, A Royal Méridien Hotel features four individually-themed, two-bedroom Royal Suites echoing the classic aesthetics and contemporary home comfort, much to the delight of culture-savvy international travelers in search of something more. This is a place where aristocratic Thai taste fuses with cutting-edge conveniences and a luxurious modern style.
Like royal apartments centuries ago, each exquisite suite

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