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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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Door Handle & Instant Hand Sanitizer for Healthier Living: PullClean


PullClean… is an extraordinary door handle and instant hand sanitizer developed by the creative minds at the British studio Agency of Design. The aim of the designers was to transform regular door handles- perfect breeding grounds for germs- into groundbreaking sanitizing devices. Even though this is a type of project that could be well implemented in any building, the idea

Groundbreaking 3D Printed Lamps: Breaking Bulbs Collection

Swedish company Gässling recently launched their innovative Breaking Bulbs… collection, a range of 3D printed lamps capturing that split second in time when an object is destroyed on impact. The over-sized bulb-shaped lamps appear to shatter as if they are being dropped, smashed, and even shot. “I wanted to challenge myself and create object which would not be possible to

Breathtaking Natural Spectacle Offered by Modern Holiday Villa in Koh Samui

This modern holiday villa located on the island of Koh Samui takes advantage of some of the most spectacular sights in Thailand. Part of the Samujana… villa complex, the contemporary retreat is an opulent “base camp” for contemplating the beauty of the neighboring white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees. The place boasts four large en-suite bedrooms and an

Adapted to a Nomadic Lifestyle: Peliships Floating Shelves


American studio David Hsu Design, in collaboration with Elkamii…, designed the Peliships floating shelves in an effort to rethink what modern shelving should be. In a world where we keep our belongings to a minimum, books and magazines are now available digitally, do we really need book cases or large shelving units? Peliships may be an answer for

Sculptural and Provoking: Sofa Onyx by Peugeot Design Lab

Sofa Onyx by PEUGEOT DESIGN LAB- the PEUGEOT Global Brand Design studio- stands out with its provoking design. The ONYX super car (launched by the brand a while back) has today found its static partner in this incredible sofa. Discovered on blog-Esprit, the 3-metre long seat made of carbon fiber and volcanic lava encompasses PEUGEOT’s industrial creativity.
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Pritzker Prize 2014 Goes to Shigeru Ban, The Architect of Relief

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was officially selected as the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize…. Often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture, the Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to “honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity

Discreet Modern Design for Private Meditation Chapel in Mexico

If you were to design your perfect spot for relaxation, how would it look like? Mexico-based BNKR Arquitectura… completed the development of a private meditation chapel, intended to help the clients in their spiritual journey. Fascinated by one of the studio’s previous projects -La Estaancia Chapel-located near their weekend house, the owners decided to create their own haven of tranquility,

Smart Grab & Go Storage for Precious Everyday Objects: Geco Hub [Video]

Geco Hub by Version 22… is a smart solution for storing precious everyday objects that you can’t afford to lose, from keys to important letters. The unconventional unit is fully customizable and modular, meaning anyone can create a Geco Hub unique to them and can even grow their Geco Hub to fill entire walls. By using a patented flexible matrix

Madrona Private House in Seattle Opening up to Magnificent Views

Studio CCS Architecture… completed the design and development of Madrona Private House, a summer retreat in Seattle for a couple who wanted to get away from foggy San Francisco. Situated on a steep slope and a narrow lot, this 4000 square foot residence is spread over three floors, with the master, guest and kids bedroom on the ground floor, and

Pricey and Spectacular: Private Holladay Estate in Utah


The private Holladay Estate in Utah, USA comes with plenty of surprising and/or outstanding features. Discovered by Freshome on Realtor.com…, where it is listed at a jaw-dropping cost of $13,900,000, the imposing residence seems sprung out of an impressive postcard: “A lush and private 1.6 acres surround this extraordinary Estate.  Beyond the gate lie large waterfalls and ponds surrounded

Elegant Furniture Piece with Two Functions: The Stepladder Chair [Video]

Usit- or the Stepladder Chair- is an elegant furniture piece with two functions: an extremely comfortable chair, and an incredibly safe stepladder. Envisioned by Dutch designer Maarten Olden…, the project features a clean minimalist design, easy to integrate in a variety of contemporary interiors. Available in two versions and three color combinations, it is safe to say the Stepladder

Encircled by Nature: Minimalist Fieldstone House in Wisconsin

Located in Richfield, Wisconsin. Fieldstone House by Bruns Architecture… is an example of modern living sinuously integrated within a rural landscape. The project gets its name from he fieldstone wall which organizes circulation beginning south of the entry, continuing through the interior spaces and extending back out to the north. Two volumes make up the project: a taller one housing

Diverse Apartment in Varna Reflecting the Bulgarian Spirit

The owner of this diverse apartment designed by M2 Design Studio… has been living and having careers in a few places around the world, but one day wanted to come back to his country to settle down. So he bought an apartment near the sea in one of the nicest cities in Bulgaria, Varna. The home is located in an

Private Residence in London Spiced Up With Inspiring Design Tricks

Formerly used as an office building, the Mews House currently serves as a private residence and photographer’s studio in London. The three level living space was structured by TG-STUDIO… as follows: ground floor with studio/office, cloakroom and guest bedroom, first floor with entertaining space and open plan kitchen, dining and living area and second level with generously-sized master bedroom and

Contemporary Refuge Overlooking Lake Taho: Martis Camp House

Located near Lake Tahoe, California, the Martis Camp House by Swaback Partners… impresses due to its elegant cottage-like architecture: “A home for the high Sierra’s that does not fall in line with the traditional regional architecture that mostly is a dark and heavy composition. Instead, the concept was to celebrate the light and airy feeling of snow and the effects

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