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Elegant Self-Assembly IO Chair Designed for Introspection and Daydreaming

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Daydreaming, reading or relaxing in a cozy chair is a traditional part of life. IO Chair was developed by Juan Ochoa at the Florence Institute of Design International (FIDI) and encourages its users to indulge in this personal time. Smooth, rounded corners give the furniture piece a comfortable feel while the two-toned wood adds warmth, […]

Dreamy Lakeside Modern Chalet in Quebec’s Forested Landscape 

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Can you imagine yourself living in a modern chalet in Quebec? If you answered yes, this exemplary modern cottage located near Lake Champlain, in Quebec, Canada. Placed just a few feet away from the American border at the height of the Phillipsburg Bird Sanctuary, the Chalet Lac Champlain was designed by Boom Town to complement the natural surroundings: “The vertical […]

Modern Home in Sweden Accessing Stunning Sea Views and Rocky Hillscapes

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Within a concrete shell punctuated by large glass openings, this home built in a peaceful location boasts timeless materials chosen by architects Gert Wingårdh to create comfort and ease. An open floor plan ensures a continuation of spaces creating a stunning routine maze by the sea. We know why houses are getting smaller, and it seems right to say that sometimes […]

Ball-Shaped Pendant Lamp Made of 150 Single Tea-Lights: Elaine by Daniel Becker

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Lighting series Elaine is based on a one-off, which Daniel Becker developed during his studies at Braunschweig University of Art under the topic „Readymade“. It was a ball-shaped pendant lamp consisting of about 150 single tea-lights with built in miniature light bulbs. The inspiration for the design arouse from the shapes the earliest satellites had, […]

Narrow House Design Cleverly Adapted to Its Site in Melbourne, Australia

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Challenged by the intricacies and opportunities of a small site in Melbourne, Australia, Inglis Architects came up with a clever narrow house design for project Fairbairn Road Residence. Masonry, timber and stone are the main materials employed for the exterior finishes, “whether through brick perforated screens, steel cantilevers or custom timber claddings”. By layering up […]

Extensive Use of Glass Defining Modern Lake House in Romania: Villa Snagov

Situated on a narrow strip of land between the forest and the lake, this contemporary residence in Snagov, Romania takes in its peaceful natural landscape. Designed and implemented by DOOI Studio, Villa Snagov stands out due to its modern geometry and extensive use of glass windows: “The starting point was the Intention to offer that […]

Visually Tempting Color Contrasts Displayed by Stylish Apartment in Poland

Working with visually tempting color contrasts, Design Studio Dragon Art planned and implemented a stylish apartment design in Gdynia, Poland.  This impressive home is the result of interconnecting two smaller apartments and adapting the result to the modern living needs of a family of four members. The focal point of the house is an open […]

Why Japanese Interior Design is Popular

Japanese interior design is being mimicked world-wide, for good reason. Japanese tradition is steeped in many qualities that are worthy of mimicry— such as a deep-rooted love and respect of nature, or a fondness towards minimalist interiors that highlight the artisan-appeal of individual pieces. Our busy world, whose cultures seem to mesh more readily thanks […]

Stylish Open-Layout Apartment Design in Saint Petersburg by GEOMETRIUM

Designers Alexei Ivanov and Pavel Gerasimov of studio GEOMETRIUM completed a modern apartment design in Saint Petersburg, Russia. A contemporary crib with plenty of natural materials was the main request forwarded by the client. The basis of the design scheme is a combination of marble, wood and black graphical elements. The apartment layout is divided […]

Sumptuous Contemporary Architecture in South Africa: Cove 3 House by SAOTA

SAOTA and Antoni Associates sent us photos and information depicting Cove 3 House, a family residence in Knysna, South Africa. The site enjoys spectacular sea views and it was important that the connection to these views was maximized. The primary idea driving the design was to create a single living space with a single roof element […]

Minimalist Lighting Combo With an Industrial Twist: Vialattea Lamp by Formabilio

Minimalist, yet with a very demanding character, the Vialattea Lamp envisioned by designer Paolo Manganaro for Italian-based company Formabilio is able to add a creative twist to modern interiors. The project features four different pendant lighting units hanging from a metal tube structure. Its diversity, coupled with a clean geometry can easily add a “wow”-factor […]

How Workspace Design Affects Workflow

Running a business is no easy task. At any given moment, there are a thousand different decisions to be made. As the boss, not only is it your responsibility to make those decisions, but the answers that you give could potentially make or break your commercial success. When you live under all that pressure day […]

Functional Elegance: Concept House Showcasing a Soothing Color Palette 

When looking for inspiration that would upgrade your ideas of the perfect living environment, apartments, villas or concept homes like the one you are about to see hold details you need. Located in Munich, Germany, the concept house known as Poing House was designed by German studio Luxhaus. Spreading over 1,184 square feet, the showcase home points […]

Physically Bring Your Architecture Projects to Life: Arckit by Damien Murtagh

Irish Architect Damien Murtagh took the idea of creativity in architecture to another level when designing Arckit, an ingenious kit that enables everyone to physically bring their ideas to life. Three years in the making, Arckit is a revolutionary freeform Scaled Architectural Model Making Kit based on a real modular housing system that Damien devised. […]

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