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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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A World’s First: Suspended Bicycle Roundabout in the Netherlands


Cycling enthusiasts out there, check out the world’s first suspended bicycle roundabout! Designed by Ipv Delft… and located between the localities of Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven in the Netherlands, the project encourages a healthier living. The numbers spinning around this initiative are impressive: of a 70-metre (230 ft) tall central pylon, 24 steel cables and a circular bridge deck made

Hybrid Between a Meeting Table and a Writing Desk: The XTRA LARGE Project


Office spaces and the way we work in them are radically changing and so are the demands on furniture and interior for meeting places. That’s why Offecct, together with Claesson Koivisto Rune…, have developed the XTRA LARGE Project.  The table offers a big, clean surface and can be extended by adding more units. Below each unit are beams

Eden Wooden Lamp, an Intriguing Design Statement


Studio Sebastiaan Dillmann… created Eden wooden lamp, a reaction to large-scale waste. Eden is fully manufactured by hand and is built from nature waste found in the Dutch woods. Unprocessed branches have been cut into slices and hollowed to form the base material of the lamp. Each slice forms a unique puzzle piece that is eventually added to the complex

Evoking the Classical Hungarian Citizen Style: Városliget Café&Bar in Budapest

Városliget Café&Bar is situated is one of the most popular parks in Budapest, where culture and hospitality have had a significant role for 150 years uninterruptedly. Városliget today is an amazing site where both inhabitants and tourists can choose form an array of different gastronomic, cultural and leisure activities. The restaurant is steps away from the large Heroes’ square with

Minimalist Japanese Residence Making the Most of a Narrow Site: House F


Architect Kenji Ido of Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio… completed House Fin, a minimalist Japanese residence located in Osaka. The house was especially envisioned for a couple in an urban narrow site, neighbored by a mixed-use area where small houses, small factories, and small office buildings coexist. The clients requested a garden in the south side of the site and decided

Colorful Smartphone Store Design in Valencia, Spain

Masquespacio completed a colorful smartphone store design for Doctor Manzana…, a brand specialized in technical service for smartphones and tablets. The new store is located in Valencia, Spain and its concept is based on a phone’s touchscreen reflection, which creates an angle of 54 degrees. Ana Milena Hernández Palacios, creative director of Masquespacio stated: “Talking about the colors- as

Charming Home Makeover in Los Angeles by Hunter Kenihan

Hunter Kenihan of Indian Summer Investments LLC… sent us an inspiring home makeover project. When the current owner bought this 1920′s bungalow with craftsman elements, it had the classic outdated Los Angeles floor plan, two small bedrooms and a small bathroom between them.  It was also on a significant hill with great views of northeast Los Angeles and the San

Small Apartment Design within a Brick House in Vilnius, Lithuania

This small apartment design in Vilnius, Lithuania is the result of a striking makeover achieved by Studio YCL…. The 24 square meter home is located in a fascinating looking brick house in Užupis, Vilnius. The details in the photos are quite spectacular, which is why we decided to share this project further with you guys. Be sure to also

10 Scandinavian Design Lessons To Help Beat The Winter Blues

January is a time when many of us can feel a bit low, so we decided to cheer you up with some Scandinavian design lessons. The holiday season is over, and spring still seems a long way off. It’s no wonder we get a touch of the winter blues. Yet, in Scandinavia where the winters are long and dark, people

Rotterdam Villa Displaying a Sophisticated Eco Chic Design by Kolenik

The owner of a sublime villa in Rotterdam gave designer Robert Kolenik carte blanche to reinvent its interiors. According to the official press release we were sent by Kolenik…, the result can be summed up as “eco chic eye-candy for extremely comfortable living“.  Take the living room for example. With that grand, eye-catching, custom-made Proud couch by Kolenik measuring

Elegant Chair Design Inspired by Organic Shapes from Paco Camús


Paco Camús shared another impressive project from his Private Collection with us (we featured an original wood and glass table design… on Freshome by the same designer). Showcasing an intricate geometry, this elegant chair design is able to enhance a modern interior instantly. Its shape was inspired by natural curves and is interesting to observe from more than one standpoint.

Inspired by Cambodian Temples : Angkor Table Design Collection


Angkor Table Design Collection by Paris-based Olivier Dollé… caught our attention with a bold appearance and an intriguing concept. The design was inspired by the 12th century temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, “a place where architecture and nature are one and where tree roots and branches overrun the walls“, as the designer himself described it. So you may want

Decorating Twists Shaping Up a Highly Creative Small Apartment in Taiwan

In this creative small apartment in Taichung, Taiwan, Z-AXIS DESIGN (you may remember their home for newlyweds…) uses some interesting decorating twists to multiply visual effects, for example: the pure white overall space, the dinner table with one-side legs in the dining room, the light in the hallway, the transparent door of the study room, the pure white closet

Modern Residence in Hungary Oriented Towards a Garden Pond

After presenting the Lake Side Duplex House by Tóth Project Architecture Office…, another modern residence from the studio caught our attention. The Garden Pond building can be found in a quiet, suburban residential park of Mosonmagyaróvár, in north-western Hungary. It is a one-family house for four persons. The layout and the functional connections got a special attention from the

Natural Shades of Sea, Sand and Stone: Contemporary Home in Monaco


NG Studio completed the design and development of a contemporary home in Monaco. The entire interior demonstrates the idea of ​​relaxing in a space where everything is subordinated to the natural shades of the sea, sand and stone. Unlike the ostentatious luxury displayed in their eclectic apartment… in St. Petersburg, the team chose a more minimalist approach when it came

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