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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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Reinventing Traditional Log Architecture: Arborwall Solid Cedar Homes


Arborwall …combines traditional solid log construction with state-of-the-art precision manufacturing methods to produce homes that are solid, sustainable and exceptionally energy efficient. These homes retain all of the benefits of log construction but have a surprising new look and design versatility that can appeal to modern, contemporary or classic tastes. Continuous Insulation is considered to be a best practice in

Recycled Paper Replicas of Iconic Warsaw Buildings by Zupagrafika

Blok Wschodni /Eastern Block is a collection of paper cut-out models representing various modernist buildings in Warsaw, Poland. The series has been created by Hispano-Polish graphic design studio Zupagrafika… and is made up of iconic examples of functional architecture in the Polish capital (Rotunda PKO), some less classic buildings, however, familiar to the city dwellers (Za Zelazna Brama district, Smolna

Exuding a Playful Modern Character: Pi Chair by Christoph Steiger


Swiss designer Christoph Steiger… envisioned the Pi chair during his studies at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. The unconventional dining chair stands out due to its elegant curves. The fusion between its back support and legs is a creative twist which can act as an instant eye-catcher. Embedded in a minimalist decor, this creative furniture piece can turn a

Creative Approach to Modern Family Retreat in Mexico: Fatima House

Fatima House by Jorge Hernández de la Garza … is a modern family retreat located in Del Valle, one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Mexico City. The project started by studying the site conditions and designing a rational square floor plan in which every space was used the best way possible. Especially designed for a young couple, the architectonic program

Eco-Tourism Merged With Sustainable Design: DROP XL by In-tenta [Video]

The DROP XL modules by Barcelona-based design studio In-tenta… are part of the large emerging trend in the field of modular micro-architecture, suitable for being placed wherever the heart desires and the land permits. The aim of DROP modules is to meet the growing demand for Eco-tourism with customers that like traveling but don’t want to stay in common hotels

Wi-Fi Amazon Dash Device: The Future of Home Shopping?

Under the slogan “Shopping Made Simple”, Amazon launches Amazon Dash, a small hi-tech wand that aims to make shopping more convenient. The new product is about the size of a remote control, and it features both a microphone and a bar-code scanner, which allows users to either speak the name of the product they need or scan its bar code.

Elegant Wave-Shaped Handle for Minimalist Contemporary Kitchens

This elegant wave-shaped handle was especially designed to adapt to modern kitchens and add a fashionable touch no matter what the chosen design scheme. Noma by Viefe… is a discrete item, mainly due to its insignificant thickness of only 1.2mm, making it almost unnoticeable in the middle of a set of drawers. At the same time it stands out due

Buoy Multifunctional Chair: Swivel, Tilt and Turn in the Office [Video]

Feeling a bit motionless at the office? Buoy Multifunctional Chair is an idea for those of you who enjoy moving around from time to time, even while seated. Sounds intriguing? Just have a look at the project’s rounded shape which allows users to rock, swivel, tilt and turn in order to achieve the perfect position for every task. Manufactured by

Sustainability Meets Design Ingenuity: Furniture Collection by Notwaste

NOTWASTE is a Mexican brand of furniture founded by designers Kristian Almonte from Mexico and Italian Attanasio Mazzone…. The idea of not producing waste is applied by the studio in all the areas of the design process, from the planning stage to the retailing of the product. For today, we would like to present a part of their creative

Conference Hall Refinement: Council Chair and Lounge by Onecollection


Creative duo Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard designed The Council Chair, a sculptural piece for Danish brand Onecollection…. This elegant furniture project was envisioned in 2011, as a result of a design competition under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture. The aim then was to provide unique seating for the Finn Juhl Chamber, one of the permanent

Remarkable Bathtub and Washbasin Fusion: Symbiosis by Desnahemisfera


Symbiosis is an eye-catching bathroom project envisioned by Ljubljana-based design studio Desnahemisfera for design firm Kerrock. By stylishly integrating a washbasin within a bathtub, the studio managed to create an innovative shape, one that is completely adapted to the human body. Its unconventional appearance goes hand in hand with generously-sized contemporary bathrooms and minimalist design schemes.
Symbiosis not only

Striking Modern Residence Built From 31 Containers in Australia

Todd Miller of ZieglerBuild surprised Australia’s architecture scene with a striking modern residence built from 31 shipping containers. Situated on 706 square metres in Graceville, a quiet suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, this unconventional home inspires a perpetual holiday feeling. The creative dwelling sprawls over three floors and features graffiti artwork and an impressive saltwater pool.
The transition between indoors and

Inspiring Chinese Home Integrating a Mature Tree: Tea House

Archi-Union Architects… completed the design and development of Tea House, an inspiring Chinese home built in the backyard of the studio’s offices in Shanghai. The aim of the project was to embody harmony by integrating enclosure and openness, delightful living spaces and logical construction. A “house-of-the-future” look is discharged by the minimalist concrete and glass exterior, the quadrilateral shape as

Mountain Holiday Home Exhibiting a Contemporary Design Approach in Norway

This mountain holiday home was especially envisioned by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter… as a contemporary retreat for a family of four. Situated near the village Geilo, a popular skiing destination in Norway, Split View Mountain Lodge frames the spectacular views and allows easy access when it comes to skiing and hiking activities. According to the architects, the owners’ brief requested a

Original Interior Design Enhanced by Gabled Forms in Kyoto

We were instantly captivated by the original interior design exhibited by Hazukashi House, a contemporary family home envisioned by Alts Design Office… in a suburban area of Kyoto, Japan. Seemingly minimalist- if we were to judged by its exterior appearance- this crib bewilders as one steps inside. The core of the dwelling is a common dining spot, where all the

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