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Modern Creativity on Display: Apartamento Cobogo in São Paulo, Brazil

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Envisioned and implemented by Filipe Ramos Arquitetura Design, Apartamento Cobogo in São Paulo, Brazil is the result of a complete renovation. According to the project description we were e-mailed, all walls found on the site were removed, and the existing concrete beams exposed. Windows were replaced and new millwork installed. Parts of the existing parquet […]

Massive Weekend Retreat Balancing Modernity and Coziness: Casa ALD

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This weekend retreat designed and implemented by Juan Carlos Baumgartner of SPACE Architects is projected on a land of little over 1,000 square meters in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Casa ALD consists of two main volumes: a prism into which another rectangular wooden prism is embedded. Since the very beginning, the purpose of this project was clear: […]

30 Classic Home Library Design Ideas Imposing Style

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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin Owning a home library conjures up feelings of excitement as well as promises of comfort, privacy and growth. Imagine walking in to find an almost forgotten world, where light, furnishings and scented books hold the collective key to […]

Ingenious Drawing Unit for Kids Shaped Like a Giant Paper Block

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Designer Luc Lacroix of o-carre e-mailed us photos and information depicting his latest project, an ingenious drawing unit shaped like a giant paper block. According to the designer, BLOC is a chic version of a small office for kids. It allows your child and his or her friends to draw together in one place. With […]

How Your Interior Design Is Influencing Your Subconscious

  • Pick colors based on what mood you want for the space. Image Via: Laura Casey Interiors
  • Your design choices unconsciously show your personality. Image Via: Peter Salerno, Inc.
  • Use optical illusions to control the perception of a space. Image Via: Ed Chappell
  • Feng Shui your doorway to bring good energy into your home. Image Via:  Shapiro Didway, LLC

Usually when we discuss interior design, we talk about the aesthetic aspects – how to achieve a specific look, which decorating style you should emulate, new design trends that you should check out. That’s only one piece of the puzzle. An area that’s not always taken into consideration is the philological effect of interior design […]

Cork Sofa Revived From Bottle Cork Leftovers: Curvaceous Corques Sofa

Czech designer Lucie Koldova used a sustainable material to create a highly modern sofa design for Belgian design brand Per/Use. The contemporary sofa is made out of cork – an impermeable, elastic and fire resistant material with varied applications. In the case of the Corques Sofa, cork was perfect for sculpting a contemporary sofa which was then adorned with colorful Divina […]

Exquisite Design for Utility Company Headquarters: Nuon Offices in Amsterdam

How would you personally imagine the working premises of a large utility company? HEYLIGERS Design+Projects have completed the interior design for Nuon, a power company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The new six-level headquarters is functionally divided into “neighborhoods”, completely focused on diverse and flexible working. In addition, the building offers all facilities for its […]

Contemporary Bangkok Residence Defined by Interconnected Glass Volumes

This two-level residence envisioned and implemented by Architects DBLAP takes advantage of a charming, lush-green site in Bangkok, Thailand. Consisting of a series of interconnected volumes, the project is centered around an inner courtyard, accessed easily from all rooms of the house. Predominant use of glass allows the inhabitants to enjoy unobstructed views of the surroundings, […]

Why Our Brains Love Colorful Interiors

What’s the first thing you notice when you walk into a new room? The colors. Whether your reaction is positive enough to make you think, “I have to remember to ask her what palette she used” or negative enough to have you leave you saying, “I don’t know what he was thinking”, we’re bound to […]

2-Bedroom House in Washington Centered Around a 16-Car Garage [Video]

Despite its impressive exterior dimensions, this West Bellevue House in Washington, USA features only two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The owners probably thought too much living space would in time lead to boring maintenance problems, so they decided to center their home around a giant garage. Discovered by Freshome on Redfin, this […]

Cool Dog House Upgrade: Instantly-Endearing Pet Trailer Design

It is difficult not to notice the increased appeal in pet furniture and pet-related projects worldwide. In today’s post we would like to show you this instantly-endearing dog trailer design, envisioned by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs Inc. The Pet Trailer Series includes four unique dog-sized trailers made from environmentally-friendly materials, including recyclable aluminum, […]

Sustainable House Design Paying Tribute to Modern Technology in Hong Kong

An existing 40-year old house in Sha Tin district, Hong Kong was recently given a complete make-over by the architects at Millimeter Interior Design Limited. Overall costs were lowered by building the exterior walls over the existing structure. The new 5100 square-foot residence is currently divided into two stories and features a garage, a living […]

Private Contemporary Home in Mexico Balancing Seclusion and Openness 

Imagine coming home at dusk to this marvelous contemporary home! With an illuminated facade composed of sleek design lines, this 7,168 square feet villa in Hermosillo, Mexico, is a private home holding great inspiration. Designed by Imativa Arquitectos and photographed by Alexander Potiomkin, the private property known as Residencia R35 rises three levels up to accommodate a very specific circulation – service, […]

Interesting Home Extension in London Featuring Brick Walls and Sliding Glass Doors

Commissioned to provide a new kitchen and living room for a couple whose children had recently moved out, London studio Tigg Coll Architects implemented an original home extension. This addition connects the main building with the garden and features sliding glass doors which retract into brick walls:  “Even though we wanted the new extension to really […]

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