The TREEANGLE table by Russian designer Anna Strupinskaya… triggers the imagination with an image of a curved tree, split up at the top. The leg of the table is smoothly transformed into a small white vase. The sleek composite pillar created with nature-inspired, asymmetric forms composes a dynamic bend. We love the way this project blends artistic and practical features,
While you may not realize it, if you have been feeling tired, cranky, stressed or just not in a great mood, look to your home and it’s sources of natural light. It’s a proven fact that humans respond, act and feel better in a home that has plenty of natural light but also has light inspired decor. Even for your
Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds…, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. Encompassed by trees and lush vegetation, Gatineau Hills Residence, blooms in the melancholic days of the fall. It might sound a little bit unusual, but as soon as you get to explore the fantastic burst of colours and the
This Magnificent Waterfront estate is a true masterpiece located at 188 Long Neck Point Road, Darien, Connecticut, built in 1897 and including 17 rooms. The beautifully landscaped property, designed to take advantage of its amazing location, has 3.7 acres of gardens and lawns that lead to Long Island Sound, with appealing views to Manhattan skyline and Noroton Bay.
Fearns Studio… completed the design for a lovely looking home in in Sydney, Australia. Bondi House is a fascinating example of how modern architecture can be successfully “softened” by allowing nature its well deserved role. The residence consists of a first level timber tube above a ground floor brick volume. Natural lighting is invited indoors through skylight penetrations and generous
Expanding a home beyond the borders of its rooms is a growing trend in modern residential architecture. Glass facades were mainly driven by the pursuit for opening up a home towards the surrounding natural landscape, as well as for ensuring a high level of transparency and allowing natural light inside. With constant technology uplifts, glass facades do not just serve…
Goldee Light Controller… is a reinvention of the light switch that redefines how people interact with light. The new system translates information from your surroundings into smart functions that respond to your lighting needs. Users will enjoy smart features such as the Sunrise Alarm, which simulates the morning sunrise to make your morning rise easier. Sleep Timer naturally fades your
Contemplatorium Love Tree is an arc-like space that favours conversation and meditation, just like a nook that offers you safety and protection from the outside environment. We’ve discovered the amazing work of the Dutch artist Rob Sweere on designboom… and we wanted to share it with you too, dear readers! Original and playful, this unique spot allows you see the
Horst Architects… took on the challenge of designing a medical boutique, retail and educational facility for ZO Skin Health in Laguna Beach, California. The new project entitled Obagi Skin Health Institute was founded by Dr. Zein Obagi, a certified practicing dermatologist in Beverly Hills and an author of more than 200 skin health lectures presented throughout the world. He aimed
The collaboration between InForm together with Pleysier Perkins… led to the development of California House, a contemporary abode located in Brighton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The architects described their project as modernist inspired architecture, with deep horizontal roof planes, extensive glazing and emphasis on outdoor living, perfectly suited to the Australian lifestyle and climate. With exterior finishes in stained
This beautiful and picturesque seaside house is located on the Lopez Island, Washington. Designed by Graham Baba Architects…, the property is very connected to its location (mirroring that harbour-like atmosphere, especially when inside). To clearly reflect the local character, natural materials such as local fieldstone or exposed wood were used to ascertain the house’s historic-traditional look. Ravishing in the
Next time you visit the Palace of Versailles, be on the lookout for this impressive permanent contemporary Swarovski chandelier envisioned by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. The Gabriel Chandelier measures 12 meters in hight and weighs half a tonne. Moreover, the installation is composed of 800 crystal modules, threaded around a stainless steel skeleton containing a led lighting system.
Here is a high-tech method for registering rough ideas in a digital form. The creative team behind 53, known for developing the Paper app (a tool allowing users to sketch, write, draw, outline and color) recently came up with Pencil…, in order to further develop the freedom of expression. For someone who is passionate about the old-fashion way
Feng Shui is an artform based on a series of guidelines derived from ancient Eastern philosophies that is designed to create a sense of balance and harmony in the home which therefore creates a sense of balance and harmony within oneself. The thought being that if one’s home is healthy, then the individual can be healthy. When a this perfect
Mimosa Road was recently completed in Singapore by the creative team at Park + Associates…. The daring residential complex aimed to “capture modern design through clean straight lines and massive forms compensated by meticulous and creative selection of materials to keep a warm rustic touch to the feel of the house. One of these materials is burnt orange brick