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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The Collector’s Loft, Art Gallery and Living Space Combined

We really appreciate the originality of this apartment design by UNStudio… located in downtown Manhattan, New York. Called “The Collector’s Loft”, this beautiful home combines the elegance of an art gallery with the coziness of a common apartment. The owner wanted a special place for depositing his books and different artifacts he had collected throughout the years, a crib that

Crucifix Surge Suppressor: Shocking or Practical?

Providing “comprehensive protection from evil, power surges, and AC contamination.”, this unusual electrical extension comes from architect Alexander Pincus and was designed for Means of Production…. What you can observe in the pictures below is a surge protector shaped like a crucifix which has no less than 12 outlets. The project’s name is “Power”, which does not come as

The Morumbi Residence: Exotic Landscapes and Diverse Interior Design

This fascinating residence comes from Drucker Arquitetura… and is located in São Paulo, Brazil. Situated on the Morumbi hills, the house offers great views while being well integrated within its surrounding landscape. The balconies and floor to ceiling windows invite its guests to contemplate the beautiful palm trees outside and draws them to the outdoor pool. According to the architects,

Mountain Home with Increased Comfort in Australia

For those of us traveling to the mountains, accommodation consists in humble but inviting cottages, usually with a rustic feel. This mountain home however took us by surprise with its modern architecture, pool and sauna. The Bowen Mountain house comes from CplusC Architecture… and is located in New South Wales, Australia. Meant as a weekend-escape, this home combines the comfort

Interview: Passion for Landscape Architecture with Jeffery Smith

Today’s interview follows the genesis and the rising of the passion for landscape architecture. Designing outdoor and public spaces is a fascinating field for the creator as well as for the beholder. We provoked Jeffery Smith from JGSDesigns…, a talented landscape architect, to answer our Freshome 15 Question Interview. We also added some of his company’s works, for a

Serene Summer House in White, Pink and Blue

We have to say this home acted as a reminder that we should enjoy summer while it lasts. Painted entirely in white, this beautiful residence located in Costa Brava, Spain, inspires tranquility and warmth. A welcoming outdoor garden with playful and comfortable furniture greets its guests while in the same time creating a general idea of how this place feels.

Mind-blowing Houseboat Living in the Middle of Hamburg, Germany

Living on water is so exotic and so unusual that more and more people are willing to give it a try. This mind-blowing residence comes from Rost Niderehe Architects… and combines the comfort of a modern home with the shape and eccentricity of living on a boat. We think the most fascinating aspect of this project is its location. This

Beam Light, the Upside-Down Table Lamp

As we were looking over some fresh ideas to share with you, this Beam Light created by Swedish designer Johan Carpner… caught our attention. After all, it isn’t every day that you see an upside-down table lamp suspended from the ceiling. This unusual looking pendant lamp features a functional hinge that allows its user to twist the spot at will

Colman Triplex, Daring Contemporary Architecture in Seattle

From Workshop Architecture|Design…, this impressive building houses three apartments with views of downtown Seattle. The Colman Triplex was built following a few “rules” imposed by the customers. First of all, the project had to be constructed while obeying strict area limitations. The individual dwellings had to vary and feature a good indoor/outdoor connection. The outcome is an interesting looking

Sumptuous Open Air Sculpture Residence in Warsaw

Here is a sumptuous project that can be considered a true showcase of modern living. “Open Air Sculpture” Residence was designed by Marek Rytych Architekt… and is located in Warsaw, Poland. The first striking fact when looking at this home is its size. Here is some relevant information about its structure from the architects:”The house is a three storey building

Interview: Interior Design Attitudes with Magdalena Keck

We ran across Magdalena Keck‘s portfolio a while ago, when we featured some of her work… on Freshome. We decided to forward our 15 question interview to her as a challenge and she kindly replied. We received some strong and determined answers which unriddle an impressive experience as an interior designer. And if they were not enough, we’ve also

Chillout Sessions XII Disc Release, a Tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright

Ministry of Sound Australia recently released its newest chillout collection featuring various music tracks, from “laidback acoustic tunes to hip future-disco beats”. We consider that the advertising campaign behind the launch of Chillout Sessions XII is so cute and creative, that we just had to share it on Freshome. Designed by Andrew van der Westhuyzen…, the prints meant to

Eye Catching Victorian Duplex in San Francisco

Envelope A+D… from Oakland, USA recently renovated and redesigned this Victorian duplex located in Noe Valley, San Francisco. With an interesting black exterior, these stacked apartments could remind one of the Adams Family. We imagine this house looks quite unusual when correlated to its neighborhood context, but this is far from being a negative aspect. Its originality increases as one

Red Nest, an Incredible 23 Square Meter Apartment in Paris

Space maximization is a growing trend lately in apartment design. Countries like China or Japan make enormous efforts to come up with ideas for small places due to the fact that their urban population is increasing at a rate never encountered before. Today’s apartment however is located in Paris and comes from designer Paul Coudamy…. Entitled Red Nest, this

Modern Restaurant Design: Vesu in Walnut Creek, California

From Arcsine Architecture and Bellusci Design comes the stylish Vesu Restaurant… located in Walnut Creek, near San Francisco, California. Situated in the center of this small town, in a competitive environment, the new building is meant to attract and surprise. With an inviting, slick exterior and an even more impressive interior design, this restaurant seems like an ideal place for

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