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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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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

Aristocratic Seating: Bohemian Sofa, Chair and Otoman from Busnelli

From Italian company Busnelli…, the Bohemian Sofa is a display of elegance and classic design reinvented. With an aristocratic appearance, the product looks very inviting and fits well in a minimalist design meant to impress. The interesting aspect of this item and the one that makes the Bohemian sofa stand out is its upholstery. Even though the backrest comes

Impressive Contemporary Extension to Old Farmhouse in Austria

Even though we consider combining modern architecture with that of old constructions can be very tricky and sometimes unsuccessful, the Flag Residence, a 200 year old farmhouse, looks incredible with this new contemporary addition from Propeller Z…. The home is located in Fahndorf, Austria within a beautiful and friendly natural landscape so the project had to be in consonance

Stylish Frame Chairs to be Showcased at London Design Festival

Soon to be revealed at the London Design Festival this September, these unusual but stylish chairs were created by designer Jaime Hayon for the English company Sé…. Described as “delicately proportioned but with a wit and presence that sets them apart from any other”, these catchy designs will certainly be one of the main attractions of the upcoming event.

Spectacular Beverly Hills Residence, a Showcase of Modern Living

We recently received some photos of the latest architecture project belonging to Steve Hermann Design…. This amazing looking home is located in Beverly Hills’ hottest area called Trousdale Estates. Large floor to ceiling windows establish a strong connection with the outdoors and in the same time allows its inhabitants to enjoy the breathtaking views of the city below. An

Twisted Modern Galilée Office Building in Toulouse

We noticed an intriguing trend lately concerning office buildings. More and more multinational companies bend over backwards to create imposing, sometimes energy efficient structures with an impressive architecture. Whether this happens because they need to create a strong brand identity or want their employees to be a bit more motivated, the end results in matters of design are sometimes mind…

Haven Sofa, an Ethereal Seating Design

Claesson Koivisto Rune…‘s Haven sofa comes with a very interesting approach. Its semi-transparent nature gives this couch a unique feel while at the same time improving the whole aspect of its design micro climate. We really like this sofa’s ethereal feel and we think its overall lightness is an innovation and also the strongest feature of this item. The

Roly-Poly Rocking Lamp, a Fun and Provoking Lighting Design

Roly-Poly comes from designer Jung Jae Yup… and is one of the most playful lamp design we’ve seen.  The project is also known as “Zen”, probably because it takes a strong meditative state for one not to be provoked into playing with this lamp. We really like this idea, even through for some people it may seem a little irritating,

Impressive Architecture and Delighting Interior Design in Colorado

The Syncline Residence was designed by Arch11… and is located near Boulder, Colorado. Its architecture is diverse and developed in consonance with the building site’s many constraints and the land use limitations. The architects had to deal with height restrictions, solar access restraints and with an uneven terrain. The large windows create a harmonious connection to the landscape. Here is

Cool Sofa and Chair Designs with Brick Upholstering

You have seen many homes on Freshome that feature stone and brick walls. You probably not imagined that this idea would be taken further and be applied to a furniture set. This highly original collection called “Bricks&Mortar” includes a chair, a love seat and a sofa, all featuring a very interesting upholstering material. After all, who says bricks can only…

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