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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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Modern Beach House Camouflaged as Driftwood Box: Lamble Residence

This modern beach house located on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia was envisioned as a timber driftwood box covered by a simple, yet more contemporary looking white roof. Despite its simple exterior shape, the Lamble Residence by Smart Design Studio… can be truthfully considered an example of opulent modern living. From its elevated position, the house offers

Luxurious Two-level Apartment in Miami Enhanced by Textural Diversity

Located in Miami, Florida, USA, this luxurious two-level apartment envisioned by Mila Design… showcases an intriguing mix of materials and textures. An open plan living and dining space, with an inviting lounge area in the middle sets the tone for an elegant and highly fashionable crib. High ceilings, extensive use of glass and white walls give away a pronounced sense

Colorful Spiral Staircase Boosting Indoor Energy : STEEL by Fontanot

STEEL by Fontanot (you may remember the company’s elegant staircase… we published on Freshome a while back) is the solution designed for those who want color to be part of their everyday life, and for those who like the brilliant freshness of painted steel better than the warmth of wood. STEEL is a spiral staircase which, as the name implies,

Bed of the Future: Sleeping Tomorrow by Designer Axel Enthoven


Mattress ticking manufacturer DesleeClama developed Sleeping Tomorrow, a revolutionary sleeping concept designed by renown designer Axel Enthoven… that was presented as “the bed of the future” at Interzum 2013 in Cologne. This prestigious designation was given to the Sleeping Tomorrow bed not only for the organic design, but also for the state-of-the-art technical features that are creatively integrated into the

Inspiring Apartment Renovation in Ljubljana by Lidija Dragisic

Lidija Dragisic of Studio 360… completed an inspiring apartment renovation in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The crib is divided into living area (consisting of a large living room with kitchen and dining room) and more intimate / sleeping area (two sleeping rooms and a study room). In between these two spaces there is a service part offering two contemporary bathrooms and one

Striking Duplex in Cape Town Depicting Modern Africa by SAOTA


SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects in collaboration with OKHA Interiors… completed a striking duplex apartment located in the De Waterkant neighborhood, a trendy area in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. The clients wanted to represent modern, urban Africa and the new scheme displays a strong emphasis on rhythm, geometric forms and graphic elements. Adam Court, partner

Mediterranean House Converted Into Luxurious Modern Retreat in Florida

The owners of a Mediterranean style house in Florida commissioned SDH Studio… to convert it into a luxurious modern retreat. Davie House is a 6700 square foot residence, taking in the spectacular surrounding views: “The clients required a house that could accommodate all of their children and grandchildren but on the other hand one that would also feel comfortable if

12 Exquisite Kitchen Designs Celebrating Innovation by HI-MACS


Functionality, comfort and aesthetics are the cornerstones of every kitchen. In this post we will feature 12 exquisite kitchen designs celebrating innovation.
A new generation acrylic stone, HI-MACS®… is a material that is designed and produced by LG HAUSYS, a world leader in the technology sector, and distributed by LG HAUSYS EUROPE, based in Geneva (Switzerland). Due to its thermo-formable

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.

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