Designer Samuel Bernier… created a range of 3D-printed lampshades which he entitled “Dentelle”. The collection is elegant, creative, and each of its items cost about 5$ to complete. Don’t believe us? Here is the story behind the project from the designer: “When I moved in my new apartment, the last owner had left a Rigolit lamp in the middle of
How does the world of Fashion influence the world of Interiors?
According to Gretchen Aubuchon, Editor in Chief of Fashion + Decor, who recently spoke with industry leaders in both the fashion and the home design fields about this very topic, feels that “the worlds of fashion and decor are colliding.” She explains where there was once a 5 to
We got so used to seeing home designs pay tribute to minimalism and functionality, that this particular residence and its splashes of personality surprised us in a pleasant manner. The Dorsey Residence on Bainbridge Island in Washington State was especially envisioned by Coates Design… to maximize its footprint through the use of vertical space. Located on a waterfront propriety and
Harmonically combining steel, wood, stone and glass, this spectacular mansion, that impresses with its presence was designed by Jamie Bush…. La Cañada Mid-Century is located at the foothills of Sierra Madre, in Los Angeles. Embracing the wonderful landscape, the house was envisioned as a project that focuses on bringing the exterior inside the house. That’s why most of the
Have a look at this simple and very clever design by artist Klaas Kuiken… !Especially developed for urban homes,where birds can be spotted less and less, the Birdhouse Rooftile perfectly integrates a nest into the design of a roof, while ensuring a proper environment for the birds themselves : “By applying an archetype house on a roof-tile, a striking new
The highly modern the J20 House in Zagreb, Croatia was designed by studio DAR612… as a “juxtaposition of two elements – a primary longitudinal wing with white finish, and a perpendicular element covered in dark wood coating. A T-shaped floor plan enables maximum south and west orientation, as well as views from both levels”. The residence is surrounded by a
Discover a home dedicated entirely to…wood. A tribute to this precious material that completes the look of a house and has the power to change it completely. Wood is an inspiration and we like wood: the simplicity, the gorgeous decorations, the solid structure. Wood is the natural touch embracing our homes. This apartment located in the Old Town of La
Spanish artist Maximo Riera is well known for his extravagant collection of “Animal Chairs” that encompasses over 15 pieces of art furniture, each depicting various animals, from mammals to reptiles. You may remember the designer’s Walrus Chair or Rhino Chair…, both of which we presented a while back on Freshome. Toad sofa is the latest of the artist’s project,
Grzywinski+Pons… completed the Bayside Residence, a modern building especially envisioned for three generations living together in New York, United States. The 3200 square foot triplex home has access to a small yard and a generously-sized swimming pool. The architects explain their approach: “We disguised the bulk of this project, complied with zoning regulations and kept it lower than most of
We live in a time unlike any other. With so many technological advancements at our fingertips, our lives are made easier, which is fortunate considering the fast-paced lives most of us lead. In recent years, great strides have been made in making homes a bit more “tech savvy.” This technology, in short, allows the homeowner to run his or her…
Located in Seoul, South Korea and envisioned by design group bang by min…, the H-House resembles a modern fortress. When developing it, the architects were confronted with a few challenges: “The site of H-House had the slope ground where the front level is lower with about 8m than the back level, which became a problem in designing. Besides this
For those who think that Mexico is that loud place, rich in contrasting colours and crowded narrow “barrio” houses, meet the Valna House, a gorgeous residential project, defined by JSa Arquitectura…, in 2012. Neat and immaculate, this L-shaped house connects the interior to the exterior through large windows and smooth open areas, creating a cozy and comfortable living space.
By adding a modern extension to a historic church in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects …created an original work studio. Contrasting the old brick walls of the main building, the extension stands out due to its shape and use of materials. Glass, steel and colorful hexagonal panels were chosen as a fresh approach to the roof and
Roger Ferris + Partners… completed the Sound House, a modern residence located in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. The house showcases an original vertical development and is situated on a narrow waterfront site. According to the architects, its design “responds to strict site land coverage and setback requirements, as well as FEMA guidelines regulating first floor elevation and setbacks from the shoreline.
Hondelatte Laporte Architectes… completed the design for The Giraffe childcare center, a 60 bed childcare center and 20 bed day nursery located in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburban area of Paris. The objective of the architects was to animate the urban landscape by using a child’s imagination, thus resulting into an unusual building, seemingly supported by wild animals, such as a yellow