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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A Playful Design Reinterpretation: Chess Stools by Giorgio Bonaguro

This family of stools, designed by Giorgio Bonaguro for Icons Furniture…, aim at giving a playful interpretation to this particular type of indoor furniture. The collection starts with Alfiere ( the “Bishop” in Italian) which is a stool in solid wood: it features a geometric form, interrupted by a large diagonal cut which acts as a magazine rack; next

An Elegant Ladder as Part of the Living Space by Fritz Specht

Did you ever think that a highly functional object such as a ladder could ever gain the attention of a curious designer? I was personally blown away by the elegance confined in the Tenzing Ladder, developed by Fritz Specht and discovered by Freshome on Yanko Design…. The object originates in a student’s plan to come up with a ladder

Contemporary Family Home in Sri Lanka Paying Tribute to Minimalism

Shavanthi & Mohantha Karunaratne House in Sri Lanka is situated at an isolated end, away from the main roads. The land is surrounded by large empty lands on three sides and a halfway done house on one side. When the client first approached architect Channa Horombuwa…, it was clearly stated that he prefers a contemporary minimalist type of house

Creatively Juxtaposing Light Leather with Rough Marble: Lounge Chair Opper

We truly appreciate the originality of the “Lounge Chair Opper”, especially created by Grégoire de Lafforest for Galerie Gosserez… in Paris. The unconventional seating unit is composed of two contrasting elements. Inspired by motorcycle saddles from the 70′s, the quilted curving leather seat above offers a feeling of comfort and a refined aesthetic. Its curving lines act as an open

Strikingly Luxurious and Diverse Laurel Way Residence in Beverly Hills

Cascading down a hill in Beverly Hills, California, Laurel Way Residence can easily be mistaken for an exotic holiday resort. Whipple Russell Architects… wanted to achieve an unconventional design, where “each room or space should be a jewel box, an individually conceived, precisely functional and dramatic sensory experience with its own depth of architecture”. Marc Whipple’s signature elements are present

Urban Seating Unit Adorned by Miniature Grass Island: Saturnia Bench

Designer Philippe Nigro envisioned a creative bench that allures passers-by to have a break and enjoy nature, even if this happens at a small scale. Especially developed for Piba Marmi’s Monocromo exhibit at Italian design trade fair Abitare il Tempo…, Saturnia bench exhibits an irregular geometrical shape bordered by various squares and rectangles. These design protuberances come in

Hypnotizing London Home Adorned With Elegant Crystal Lighting

Displaying an impressive contemporary white theme and elegantly adorned with crystal lighting, this six-level house in London is hypnotizing. The residence was especially developed by SHH studio… to answer the living requirements of a family with six children. By employing a harmonious mix of furniture items and decorations, a seamless transition between spaces was achieved. Chrystal chandeliers were used as

Classic Lighting With a Unique Modern Spin: Windfall Crystal Chandeliers

Munich based lighting brand Windfall …has “invaded” hotels, fashion and jewelry boutiques internationally. Lighting experts Clarissa Dorn and Roel Haagmans take classic structures and add their own modern spin. Instead of having the lighting integrated in the chandelier, they have it lit from above so it becomes almost like jewelry for the lighting. Think of Windfall lighting as the earrings

Changing the Mood of a Studio Apartment Through RGB Lighting: Russian Loft by G-DESIGN

Creative Group G-DESIGN… recently completed a modern studio apartment located in St. Petersburg, Russia. The main objective of the project developers was to create a spacious, bright and sleek interior in an area of ​​120 square meters. without the place feeling overloaded with decorating elements. At the request of the customer, a series of unconventional niches were built, with the

Daring Monochromatic Interior Scheme: “Home in Black Serenity” in Taipei

Employing a single color in a residential design scheme is a daring decision. When this particular color is black, then the outcome may range from shocking to shockingly elegant. This is the case with the rooms belonging to project “Home in Black Serenity”, recently completed by Taiwanese firms Atelierii + Just Make Design… in Taipei. “Black is the color of

Playfully Eclectic Residence in Queensland, Australia: Mooloomba House

Creative and colorful, the design of Mooloomba House steps out of the conventions imposed by minimalist contemporary architecture. Envisioned by Lockyer Architects… on Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia, Mooloomba House showcases a blend of different volumes, its exterior exuding an intriguing diversity. The approach was connected to “the idea of the organic evolution of the Straddie Shack but in a contemporary

Massive White Silhouette Above Lake Lugano, Switzerland: House Lombardo

Integrated in a dream location, high above Lake Lugano, Switzerland, House Lombardo by Philipp Architekten… has an imposing appearance. The four level villa was anchored to the hilly terrain, its massive white silhouette contrasting the surroundings in both color and architecture style. Truly spectacular, the upper level of the residence features expansive glass openings and unique views of the lake.

Modern Blend of Yellow Cubic Volumes: House A&J in Eindhoven

Displaying an intriguing yellow exterior, House A&J is a compact modern residence envisioned by CKX architecten… in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The house belongs to a young family with two children and a special interest in modern Dutch architecture. Showcasing a rectangular shape, a flat roof and plenty of glass openings, the villa was visually integrated in its neighborhood, yet its

Intriguing Design Project Emphasizing on The Complexity of Lighting by Pavel Yanev

The “Atmosphere” project by ALL in | Studio… – a small and flexible studio for architecture, interior and product design in Bulgaria- revolves around the concept of LIGHT. According to the project developer, “light influences our well-being, the aesthetic effect and the mood of a room or area. Light can alter the appearance of a room or area without physically

Intriguing Contemporary Residence Elegantly Maximizing Space in Fukuoka, Japan

Architect Show Co.… completed the design and development of House of Corridor, a contemporary residence located in Fukuoka, Japan. Playing with geometric shapes, the architects created a visually intriguing street facade. A wooden entrance was integrated in the overall design of the building, adding an interesting aesthetic effect, as well as a functional feature: the first level of the house

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