By replacing an existing 1950’s split level home, Randy Bens Architect …developed the House on Chilliwack Street in New Westminster, a suburb of Vancouver, Canada. The new residence combines highly modern features with a touch of traditional, reminiscent of the old structure: “The existing house was too small for the family, so a new floor was added containing a master
On the echo of the bourgeois way of life and social tendencies of Romania’s capital, Sky Club by Live Concept… in Ploiesti, Romania, embodies the multi-functional, minimalistic and fusion trends of the high and upper-middle class citizen. Situated in the midst of a leisure complex, it was decided to develop a structure whose form and functionality would make the most
Very elegant and neat, this interior exhales style and sophistication. The decoration is the work of Fertility Design…, a very interesting Chinese studio, that managed to integrate a movable wall inside the house, in order to create a breezy atmosphere and a more dynamic environment. The studio found the perfect solution and embedded a sliding wall/door, to isolate the
Vitor Vilhena Architects… developed a modern residence situated in a beautiful setting included in Estate of Arrifóias, Alentejo, Portugal, where nature and topography have very specific features. Respecting the terrain entirely, the project was imagined in total communion with its natural surroundings. The residence has a total area of 175 square meters and is composed of two volumes, which come
By completely renegading the idea of conformity, designer Robert van Embricqs… created an elegant table, that breaks the pattern of flat table tops on four legs. The result is a surprising mixture of fluid design that “blends the multifaceted tabletop with the latticework of wooden beams that function as the center of the construct. From there, the table sprouts four
The Edgemoor Residence is located in a post-war neighborhood in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Recently restored and redesigned by David Jameson Architect…, the house displays plenty of contemporary details, without interfering with its exterior traditional look: “The original corner-lot house was torn down to the foundation walls and first floor deck, and rebuilt as a composition of both modern and
The FACETURE series designed by Phil Cuttance consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each vase in the series is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mold. The mold is then manually manipulated to create the each object’s form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique.
Despite the crisp appearance of the FACETURE
Dear Freshome readers, it is time to draw the line and remember some of the fascinating projects presented on Freshome in 2012. We gathered a list with 20 of the most popular posts in the last 12 months, according to traffic and shares. Enjoy and remember that you can click on each photo for more pictures and information about the…
A unique system of architectural furniture has made us simply look at each other and say: “Wow, this is a very interesting concept worth sharing with everybody interested in interior design!”. The Magnetic Spirit is supposed to be ‘an innovative concept’ as Benoit Bayol…, one of the brilliant minds behind it stated in a recent mail. As long as
Just over a week ago, part of the Freshome Team decamped to Cologne in Germany to visit the International Furnishing Fair known as imm cologne. Our CEO Mihai was speaking as a guest panelist at the We Are Social Bloggers Summit organised by Holly Becker of decor8 and I was there too, as part of BlogTour Cologne….
At Freshome we have a soft spot for multi-functional design and this simple, yet catchy product won our attention. A key holder that can also open bottles of beer, the KeyFlip by Jon Lota is a fun alternative to a key-chain and a more manly one as well. At the end of the post, you can have a look at
The original looking Hanging Home in Malta was envisioned by Chris Briffa Architects… and is located in Naxxar, Malta. The main challenge for the architects was to develop a functional and comfortable residence on a relatively small lot of 250 square meters. Moreover, the zoning regulations in the area state that only 40% of the land can be constructed. The
We ran across an unusual furniture piece in the shape of a…furry four-legged creature. It is not clear whether the Animal Stool… was especially designed for those lacking a pet, or for the ones in need of a comfortable seating unit. Either way, the project is funny and interesting looking which is why we thought of sharing it further. The
We are looking forward to fascinating interior design projects in 2013 and by the looks of things, our expectations will be met. Even though we can not anticipate how most of the projects will look, we ran across some interesting trends for this year, which we would like to share further. Here are the top 10 most talked about key
BKK Architects… have completed the designed for the Enclave House, a contemporary extension for a heritage residence located in Melbourne, Australia. The new building boasts spacious and open interiors, with minimalist furniture arrangement. According to the architects, the project “required clever solutions and planning in order to overcome the restricted inner-city site”. The extension consists of a single volume, especially