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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An Inviting Timber&Glass Home in Washington : Davis Residence

Situated on a dreamy cliff site, with unobstructed views over San Juan Islands, this beautiful home was designed by Miller Hull Partnership… in Bellingham, Washington. The Davis Residence measures 1400 sq. ft, including the guest house and garage. According to the architects, “the concept marries a long gently sloping roof form containing the kitchen, entry and studio with a vertical

Fascinating Residence Located Below the Hollywood Sign

Here is a residence with an uncommon, yet fascinating architecture. But its design is not the only unusual aspect of this imposing home. The Deronda Residence comes from Space International… and is located in Los Angeles, California,  in the Hollywood Hills “just under the shadow of the Hollywood sign”. Here is more information from the architects: “Utilizing the existing footprint

Exotic Residence with Incredible Vistas and Infinity Pool

This exotic looking residence comes from SPG Architects and is located in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica…. Just a few steps away from the sea, this home also features a breathtaking infinity pool, a good reason for the inhabitants to relax and enjoy the views. The architects didn’t build this structure form scratch, but decided to salvage an existing steel

Constrained Ball, a Strange New Device for Straight Lines

If you remember, we presented a strange device on Freshome a while back. It was a wooden electrical ruler and we featured it because we considered it was something new that would interest architects out there reading our site. Today we would like to show you something similar. “Constrained Ball” was created by Korean designer Giha Woo… and helps its

Elegant 120sqm Apartment in Amsterdam

Here is minimalist but extremely elegant apartment design from HofmanDujardin Architects…, a studio with an impressive portfolio from the Netherlands. According to the designers, the apartment has been fully renovated and features a kitchen integrated in the living room, an inviting bedroom and a terrace.  You are looking at a modern crib with light colors and natural materials which

Faboulous Home in LA, a Typical Celebrity Crib

This spectacular residence from Steve Hermann… has it all: an enormous pool, large windows, incredible vistas and opulent, modern furniture. This is why we consider it to be a typical celebrity crib. Located in Nightingale Drive, Los Angeles, this home was sold in 2009 by American television producer and stand-up comedian Byron Allen for the sum of or $6,250,000. The

Compact Holiday Home with Uncommon Interiors : VilLA NM

We just received some photos from UNStudio… showcasing this uncommon holiday home from Upstate New York. VilLA NM is a compact building, especially designed for weekend and vacation getaways with family and friends. The architects described it as a “futuristic hut” that has unobstructed panoramic views over the surrounding landscape and large floor to ceiling windows that establish a great

The Perfect Student’s Crib : Small But Well Organized Abode

When you are a student, accommodation is not the first of your worries. But with time comes a job and the need for a little more space than the college dorm room offers. We consider this small apartment perfect for having friends over which is what led us to believe it was especially designed for students. This one bedroom crib…

Nikon D700 Camera Cake. Photographers, This One’s For You !

If you are a passionate photographer in love with the new Nikon D700, what is the next best thing you could get? You guessed it.  A Nikon D700 Camera Cake. We discovered this unusual birthday gift here… and we found out that it was ordered from a bakery in Pennsylvania. And in case you were wondering- yes, it was delicious.

Unusual Looking Residence in Slovakia : Dom Zlomu

This unusual looking residence comes from Paulíny Hovorka Architekti… and is situated in the small village of Kynceľová, close to the town  of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. The house has a beautiful natural surrounding landscape and overlooks the Tatra mountains. You probably wonder how come this home has such a strange shape. At first this is what got our attention also

Incredible Looking Loft Filled With Natural Light

This 94 square meter apartment has a privileged location on the corner of the building. You are looking at a nicely arranged flat with three rooms, one beside the park, with unobstructed views over the green expanse outside, and one facing the street, while the kitchen overlooks the pleasant and peaceful courtyard. In the middle lies a spacious hall and

Futuristic Interior Design : An IT Entrepreneur’s Home

We don’t know if you ever imagined how an IT Entrepreneur’s Home would look like, which is why we decided to give you a glimpse of a futuristic project, to say the least. Villa F is located in Vienna, Austria and was designed by the architects over at Najjar & Najjar…. A real fan of Mac computer designs and

Original Decorating Wooden Hooks For Rustic Interiors

For those of you in love with rustic decors, here is a fun idea from Live Farm…. These original wooden hooks come in diverse shapes in order to serve various “hooking” needs. Whether they are used as clothes hangers or as support for other decorative objects (like in the first photo for example), these simple yet very creative timber

House 6, a Showcase of Contemporary Living in Brazil

House 6 comes from Studio MK27… and it is an impressive architecture project located in São Paulo, Brazil. Meant to redefine the traditional veranda area, this house is composed of two impressive rectangular building entities joined together at different ends. This way they form a charming home outdoor gallery beneath which serves as an entertainment space for the people inside.

Villa Kanousan, Amazing Cube Home in Japan

Built as a getaway for a family working in Tokyo, this incredible project inspired by a cube comes from Yuusuke Karasawa Architects… and offers amazing vistas of Kanousan, Japan. The homogeneous feel given by the fact that this house is painted entirely in white is disrupted by the infinitude views that it offers. As soon as one changes his or

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