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Transforming Mundane Objects into Works of Art: Japanese Manhole Covers

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We all know that Japanese are creative about almost everything they do, but we have do admit it, we really didn’t see this one coming! To transform mundane objects into works of art – that’s one, but to create an entire trend around it, well, that’s a totally different story. For those of you who […]

10 Things You Need to Know About Dating an Architect

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You’ve got one in the bag, or you’re looking to snap one up, you’re excited about a potential new life with a creative genius.  But what is it really like dating an architect, and are these folk for you?  Below we have delved into 10 things you should need to know about dating architects, and […]

Pricey and Spectacular: Private Holladay Estate in Utah

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The private Holladay Estate in Utah, USA comes with plenty of surprising and/or outstanding features. Discovered by Freshome on Realtor.com, where it is listed at a jaw-dropping cost of $13,900,000, the imposing residence seems sprung out of an impressive postcard: “A lush and private 1.6 acres surround this extraordinary Estate.  Beyond the gate lie large […]

Modern Two-Storey Home with Narrow Roof Lines by Elemental Design

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Nested in Clyde Hill, Washington, Hemocoel Residence is a modern two-storey home with narrow roof lines designed by Elemental Design in 2013. The project consists of three interconnected volumes, partially cladded in wood. Angular forms and shapes play a key role in defining the structure, especially at its upper part. I’d dare to say that the design is a […]

Elegant Furniture Piece with Two Functions: The Stepladder Chair [Video]

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Usit- or the Stepladder Chair- is an elegant furniture piece with two functions: an extremely comfortable chair, and an incredibly safe stepladder. Envisioned by Dutch designer Maarten Olden, the project features a clean minimalist design, easy to integrate in a variety of contemporary interiors. Available in two versions and three color combinations, it is safe […]

Residence Featuring Stacked Layers Feels Neat and Tidy: House P in Austria

House P is a coquette residence in Upper Austria, overlooking the Alps. The project was designed and completed by Frohring Ablinger Architekten to meet the expectations of the clients. They asked for a home with a clear distinction between general areas (accessible for guests) and private rooms. House features a minimalist design, exhaling freshness. The house’s location is pretty […]

Weekend Family Home Incorporating Green Features by David Jay Weiner

Overlooking the Berkshire Hills and the beautiful lake located nearby, Berkshire Pond House is a wonderful weekend family home completed by architect David Jay Weiner in Becket, Massachusetts. The dwelling “was conceived as a folded volumetric sheet enclosure that wraps and folds into itself to form and define the major interior spaces, and tie the house with the landscape.”  Built strategically on […]

Dramatic All-White Renovated Apartment in Moscow by Vladimir Malashonok

This dramatic all-white renovated apartment is the work of Vladimir Malashonok. Located in the very heart of Moscow, it’s one of those gorgeous living spaces that highlight style and class. The Russian designer remodelled the place for a family of two with a limited budget, therefore, some of the materials used were really simple and inexpensive (laminated […]

Encircled by Nature: Minimalist Fieldstone House in Wisconsin

Located in Richfield, Wisconsin. Fieldstone House by Bruns Architecture is an example of modern living sinuously integrated within a rural landscape. The project gets its name from he fieldstone wall which organizes circulation beginning south of the entry, continuing through the interior spaces and extending back out to the north. Two volumes make up the […]

DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what you want in life. One of the top-paid producers and DJ’s, Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has purchased for this astounding $15.5 million property in Hollywood Hills (Los […]

Diverse Apartment in Varna Reflecting the Bulgarian Spirit

The owner of this diverse apartment designed by M2 Design Studio has been living and having careers in a few places around the world, but one day wanted to come back to his country to settle down. So he bought an apartment near the sea in one of the nicest cities in Bulgaria, Varna. The […]

Private Residence in London Spiced Up With Inspiring Design Tricks

Formerly used as an office building, the Mews House currently serves as a private residence and photographer’s studio in London. The three level living space was structured by TG-STUDIO as follows: ground floor with studio/office, cloakroom and guest bedroom, first floor with entertaining space and open plan kitchen, dining and living area and second level […]

Compact Single-Family Home in Seattle with Sustainable Features

SHED Architecture & Design has completed the Main Street House project, a compact single-family home in Seattle, Washington. The owners, a married couple of geologists, nearing retirement, approached the architects from SHED and asked for a sustainable home that both, opens to the outdoors, yet it retains a sense of refuge. Encircled by a lush green […]

Masculine Details Stylishly Displayed in New York Penthouse

Designed for nocturnal entertaining, this New York penthouse apartment on the 13th street in the city’s East Village was imagined by Jane Kim Design in collaboration with Ben Shulman. The dark spaces with carefully re-imagined details like raw wood and exposed brick walls exudes masculinity and style. The 13th Street Penthouse showcases masculine details throughout, […]

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