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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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Textural Kaleidoscope as Storage: Wallpockets by Ampersand

Wallpockets by Ampersand… is a clever home project that draws attention instantly. Challenged by an ever-growing trend of having more stuff around the house, we are forced to think of creative ways to hide them (the irony) or display them in a visually pleasant manner. Ampersand came up with a fun solution: “Inspired by clusters of barnacles, Wallpockets create a

Charming Wooden Getaway in Jackson, Wyoming: Rabbit Brush Residence

Carney Logan Burke Architects… completed the design and development of a charming wooden getaway. The Rabbit Brush Residence is a two-story family home located within a serene natural landscape in Jackson, Wyoming. By employing wood, stone and glass, the architects delivered an inviting exterior, one that inspires peacefulness and balance. Glass terraces on the second level ensure an optimum

Animated Duplex Showcasing a Colorful Design Scheme in Brazil

Envisioned by Juliana Baumhardt Arquitetura…, this animated duplex is located in a elegant district in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The living room, dining space and kitchen are all arranged in an open plan in an elegant and slightly formal composition. The main colors chosen for the floor, walls and roof are white and shades of gray. A powerful contrast is

Elegant Shelving Unit With Surprising Functionality by TRIpike [Video]

Slovenia-based architecture students Tadej Podakar and Luka Fabjan of TRIpike studio envisioned an elegant shelving unit combining simplicity, usability and quality. REMLshelf is flexible wall hanger with plenty of storage space for various small objects.
The production process is described as follows: wooden beam, from Slovenian larch trees, is cut into 80cm long basic forms. One of the edges is

Mirror Fence Reflecting the Ever-Changing Landscape by Alyson Shotz

Commissioned and challenged to design a space divider in Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, USA), artist Alyson Shotz… came up with a creative mirror fence. The installation is barely noticeable during summer and winter and sparkles some great visual effects in autumn and spring, when the color diversity is at its peak. The unconventional project measures 138 feet x

Norway Landscape Wound Commemorating Utoya Mass Shooting

Finalizing the Norway’s July 22 memorial site competition, Director of KORO/Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås decided that Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg… would build three July 22 Memorial sites in Norway. In order to commemorate the attacks in Oslo and Utoya (a small island outside of the capital), the artist presented a proposal to cut a gap into the Sørbråten

Charming Small Cottage Near Moscow With a Surface of 18 Sqm

Russian architect Andrey Bugaev from ArtEcoloy… sent us photos of a small cottage he designed near Moscow, Russia. The 18 square meter dwelling is located on a hill and serves as a refuge for two adults and two children. People come to “The Ship” for the weekend in winter and the house stays empty for the rest of the week.

Broken Furniture: Functionality Kills the Fun by Lennart Van Uffelen

Functionality Kills the Fun by Lennart Van Uffelen …is a series of broken furniture that go by one principle: Functionality is overrated! Products become more interesting when they perform their task partly or even poorly. Most of the time the image or the emotional value that the object generates is what makes it so fascinating. In cases where the functionality

Playful Cabinets: NODO Furniture Family by Andrea Brugnera


Andrea Brugnera… sent us photos and information about a a series of playful cabinets entitled NODO:  When I designed this family of cabinets, I wanted a set of container furniture for all the room of house, with three fundamental design features: the first is the customization, not only aesthetic but also functional; the second is that they were lifted from

Minimalist Swedish Two-Level Apartment Exhibiting an Alluring Design

Designed and implemented by ConceptHome…, this minimalist Swedish two-level apartment features plenty of captivating features. The idea of simple luxury is gradually released as you go around from room to room. With its high ceilings and massive windows framing a charming neighboring landscape, the living area is the most imposing. A fireplace made from natural stone separates the living

Self-Sustainable Underwater Living: Sub-Biosphere 2 by Phil Pauley [Video]

London designer Phil Pauley… came up with a futuristic concept for self-sustainable underwater living. Entitled Sub-Biosphere 2, his incredible underwater city is a viable structure “designed for aquanauts, tourism and oceanographic life sciences and long-term human, plant and animal habitation“. The project consists of eight living biomes (communities of flora and fauna) that span a site width of 340m (1105

Tropical Bungalow-Inspired Residence in Singapore by Guz Architects

Guz Architects completed the design and development of a spectacular tropical bungalow-inspired residence in Singapore. Obeying the architects’ creative rush induced by the Fish House and the Sun Residence…, Dalvey Road House displays an exotic vibe, with nature playing the lead role in the design scheme. The challenging triangular site with sloping terrain and a narrow entrance was the

A Rocky Mountain Utopia: Valley of the Moon Ranch and Art Gallery

The Valley of the Moon Ranch is surrounded by forest lands at the end of a highly discreet road. With extensive frontage on Rock Creek, one of Montana’s most famous blue ribbon trout fisheries, and total seclusion a mere 40-minute drive to an international airport, this property is truly impressive.  In short, it is a Rocky Mountain utopia. The owner’s

Modern Brazilian Residence Paying Tribute to Architect Van Der Rohe

This modern Brazilian residence located in Alphaville, Sao Paulo, exhibits an interesting design approach. Considering her enormous admiration for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – German architect who helped define modern architecture - architect Anna Novaes, of the Conseil Brazil office…, developed this  230 square-meter-residence with concepts of architecture created by the famous professional. Anna Novaes opted to integrate

The Organic House Abounding With Personality in Mumbai, India

The Organic House is a 65 square meter apartment designed for a young couple and located in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai, India. The Vaulted design with the arched openings carve out spaces for kitchen, bedroom and bathrooms. The guest room was envisioned as part of the living space, separated with a  folding screen when required. The all white and

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