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Books as Victims of Erosion: Nature Artistically Carved into Encyclopedia Britannica

Inspired by his travels to Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, artist Guy Laramée sculpted a mountain landscape on 24 printed volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica. First published in Edinburgh in 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica officially put a stop to its print version in 2012, after 244 years. This project- entitled Adieu- marks the ending of the printing process and, according to My …

Contrasts of Old and New: A Generously Lit Single Family House in Spain

An old farming structure mixed with the newly built spaces create the diverse character of this single family house in Pontevedra, Spain. Nestled on a sloping terrain and framed by lush vegetation, the breezy, generously lit house represents a haven for the summer days. A true place where relaxation reigns and the enchanting surroundings overwhelm the viewer. The perfect spot

Jaw-Dropping Design Effects of Charred Wood Unveiled by Yaroslav Galant

Who would have ever guessed that partially burned wood pieces could deliver furniture that is beyond stylish? Ukrainian designer Yaroslav Galant discovered that charred wood can be employed in various interior schemes with striking aesthetic effects. His “Born 2B Burn” collection (initially spotted by Freshome on Captivatist…) can be organically adapted to different design concepts from classical to eclectic

Striking Historical Building Renovation in Portugal: The Three Cusps Chalet

The Three Cusps Chalet (charmingly renovated by Tiago do Vale Architects…) is a clear example of the Brazilian influence over Portuguese architecture during the 19th century. Siting at the heart of both the Roman and medieval walls of Braga, a stone’s throw away from Braga’s Cathedral (one of the most historically significant of the Iberian Peninsula) this is a

How to Make your Home Look Glamorous

We all take pride in our cribs and aim at a glamorous home look. We want our apartments to look the very best that they can and to best represent us – our passions, our lifestyles, our families, our livelihoods. We are constantly searching for inspiration, in shelter magazines and on websites such as this one. You might think that

Inspiring Opulence in an Unpretentious Manner: The Gallery House


GM Arquitectos… completed the design and development of the Gallery House, a project reflecting the owners’ major passion for art. Especially envisioned for a family and their young daughter, the massive residence offers everything a family might need in terms of comfort and modern living requirements. Located in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia, the 500 square meter house takes advantage of the

Unconventional Furniture Showroom with a Powerful Brazilian Personality

Henrique Steyer, the architect from Albus Design …in Porto Alegre recently completed a new furniture showroom for FLORENSE, in the city of Teresina. The 8600 sq.ft (800 m²) store was given an Brazilian personality. “The time has come to seize what’s ours and paint our houses with our paints. If we sing our song, everyone will want to dance to

Embracing Magnificent Sea Views: Modern Villa in Stoliv, Montenegro


Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, as well as a beautiful mountain setting, one could say this modern Villa in Stoliv, Montenegro is a privileged retreat. The surprising looking project was imagined by Enforma Studio… in the shape of a “seashell”, opening up towards the magnificent views. Radial stone walls were the basis of the design, with generous glass additions contributing to

Recreating Classic Art: Marco Sodano’s Cool Collection Made of LEGO


Recreating classic art and making use of creativity and …well, the popular LEGO bricks unfolds our recent finding. We’ve discovered on design-milk a young and talented Italian designer, Marco Sodano…, who, inspired by the majestic art of the classics, decided to recreate a couple of their iconic masterpieces.  The unconventional method implied creating digital pixilated art using corresponding coloured

Creative and Energy-Efficient: Leura Lane House in Australia


Showcasing an original architecture and design, the Leura Lane house is a two bedroom residence comprised of two separate pavilions. The project was envisioned by Australian firm Cooper Scaife Architects… in Hamilton, Australia. As one approaches the building site, the unconventional shapes of the pavilions become more clear. Each of the two volumes displays a skillion roof above a more

Sustainable Modern Residence Overlooking Lake Michigan: The M-22 House

Displaying an imposing modern silhouette along the top of a ridge overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan, USA, the M-22 House was inspired by “the sense of discovery felt while ascending the back of the ridge to the views revealed once at the top“. When developing the plans for this imposing residential building in concrete, steel, glass and

Reinventing Pedestrian Street Walkways: Artistic Crosswalks in Baltimore

As an enthusiast of street art and how it can create wonderful disruptions in the thoughts of passersby, I salute the concept behind these artistic crosswalks in Baltimore, USA. The two projects presented in the photos below were implemented as part of a city program aiming at encouraging the increase of artworks in public spaces. Various intersections around the city

Innovative and Practical Motion Sensor LED Strip Lighting by e3light


This lighting project began its first developments in Spring of 2011 when the owner of e3light…, Flemming Viktor Andersen, was making a total renovation of his house situated by the beautiful Egaa Marina in Denmark. The owner had only the highest demands with lighting in his private home. However, he discovered that intelligent light solutions for his bedroom and

Colorful Bistro in Poland Tailored to Fit Bohemian Personalities


The successful collaboration between designer Anna Kobylka from studios Kolorama… and Olga Sietnicka of Bloogarden led to the development of the colorful Cafein Bistro in Poland. Inspiring a joyful and laid-back atmosphere, this new and unconventional bistro displays an easily-recognizable design, one that seems perfectly tailored to bohemian personalities. While the walls and floors were painted in pastel tones of

Architecture With a Distinct Modern Personality in Dubrovnik, Croatia: V2 House

V2 House by 3LHD Architects is a highly modern addition to the picturesque seashore in Dubrovnik, Croatia. With its simple geometry and white profile, the residence contrasts the architecture… of the surrounding buildings, reaffirming the worldwide development of the contemporary-minimalist style. Adapted to the irregular terrain, V2 House showcases an elongated shape, with various protuberances facilitating room elongations and the

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