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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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…

Glamorous Glass Pavilion Residence in California

The Glass Pavilion Residence comes from Steve Hermann… and is a showcase of seemingly infinite approaches to modern living. The project is located in Montecito, California, even though its architecture first got us thinking that this was an European building. This home’s exterior looks spectacular, with its rectangular shape, large open living area and interesting artful wall details. We also

Twin Homes: HHGO Garden Residence in Germany

Designed by architects: Jens Casper & Sören Hanft…, project HHGO- Garden Residence is located in Oldenburg, Germany. With a surface of 350 square meters (3767.3 square feet), this house is composed of two separate living areas joined by an enchanting garden level. Each of the two buildings has a separate entrance and houses the bedrooms, home offices and baths

Ingenious Sci-Fi Inspired Reveal/Conceal Wall Faucet

This incredible looking wall faucet comes from designer Andrew Tang-Smith… and the idea is said to have been spotted in the popular Star-Trek movie series. Even though it has a futuristic feel, this faucet is as real as it gets. “Reveal/Conceal” is a wall embedded device with a multiple functionality. The sci-fi inspired project has a tiny led that acts

Stunning Oakland Residence with Dramatic Views of San Francisco Bay

Here is an impressive contemporary home from Kanner Architects…. Oakland House from California is a stunning project of notable size and dramatic vistas. Located in the hills of Oakland, this building manages to reign over and capture incredible landscapes of the San Francisco bay. Here is some insight from the architects: “The predominantly south-southwest orientation required deep overhangs to

Modern Approach to Classic Comfort : Doda Chair

Doda Chair was designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Molteni & C… and is a modern interpretation of the classic French bergère. You are looking at a very inviting armchair that can be easily recognized due to its unique shape. Straight lines are combined with interesting curves to create a “sliding” design, one that is able to offer its user a

Interview: When Design Meets Architecture with Carolyn Trevor

Today’s interview is special because we decided to take a step forward and challenge architects to answer our questions as well. Carolyn Trevor… established her studio in London, in 1997 and currently collaborates with 20 architects and interior designers. In this interview you will find out about the ups and downs of being an architect while also going through an

Inspiring Contemporary Home in Venice Beach, California

Located in Venice Beach, California, this inspiring contemporary home comes from architect Lewin Wertheimer… and combines modern living with quality design. Here is a general description from the architect: “The house was stylistically conceived as a hybrid of early modernism, influenced by architects such as Rudolph Schindler, and contemporary Japanese, Mediterranean and Californian architecture. These styles respond to the climate

Crazy Overgrown Household Items from Robert Therrien

Robert Therrien… is a creative American artist with an impressive and unusual design portfolio. But it wasn’t until Robert created these truly unique overgrown household items that he became famous and was overwhelmed with media attention. And we can definitely understand why this occurred. Inspired by childhood fairy-tales, the “Larger than life” collection includes giant versions of common furniture elements

Diverse and Inspiring Family Home in San Diego

“Casa Familia” is an impressive residential project from Kevin deFreitas Architects… located in San Diego, USA. Its total building area is 3,460 square feet, which makes it “roomy” enough for the six persons living inside. The purpose was to build a home that was green and efficient, meaning that all efforts were guided towards integrating low energy consuming systems that

Simple But Enchanting Work Studio in Colombia

Designed by Manuel Villa…, this apparently simple and austere home is located in Villa de Leyva, Colombia. Stretching over an area of 112 square meters, the project was meant to house a working studio. Remote and compact, this building is perfectly integrated in its environment and ensures the amount of tranquility needed by the artists inside. The small construction

Interview : Diversity in Design with Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere

Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere… started signing their design projects together in 2003. They both graduated at the Politecnico di Milano in Industrial Design and had impressive collaborations throughout the years. As we were eagerly waiting to see who would accept our challenge and answer the 15 questions for our Freshome Interview, we were pleasantly surprised to receive a “double”

Stylish Floor Lamp with Interesting Lighting Effects

It has been a while since we featured a lighting project on Freshome. Today we would like to present this stylish floor lamp from the “Tree Series” by Spanish company Dab…. Designed by Werner Aisslinger, the lamp has an interesting “sliced” aspect, which happens to be a distinctive and appealing product feature. At the same time, it allows light

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