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Elegant Interior With Industrial Elements: Y House in Singapore by ONG&ONG

Discovered on Trendir, Y House, designed by the New York-based firm ONG&ONG…, is the new home of a family from Singapore. Incorporating industrial elements of décor, a triangular-shaped roof and a neat interior, the residence is nothing but breezy, bright and comfortable. Despite the raw concrete walls, the interior is warm and joyful. The open space living room

Contemporary Family Home in Sri Lanka Paying Tribute to Minimalism

Shavanthi & Mohantha Karunaratne House in Sri Lanka is situated at an isolated end, away from the main roads. The land is surrounded by large empty lands on three sides and a halfway done house on one side. When the client first approached architect Channa Horombuwa…, it was clearly stated that he prefers a contemporary minimalist type of house

Ravishing Luxury Home in Coral Gables Overlooking the Biscayne Bay

Coral Gables House is an exciting residential project completed by Touzet Studio…, an award-winning architecture and design firm based in Miami, CA. This seaside residence is one of those incredibly cool dwellings that exhale sophistication and comfort. The owner, a committed modernist, wanted a home filled with life and brightness, bringing together and reconciling two different styles: modern and

Welcoming Modern House with Panoramic Views in Greenwich, Australia

This modern residence located in Greenwich, Australia, was designed by VOLPATOHATZ SA… to replace an old dwelling from the forties. The client’s request was to maintain the house’s orientation, due to the fact that it provided some of the most spectacular views of the bay. The upper floor was completely transformed from a dull living area with a view into

Elongated Wooden Box House Seamlessly Integrated into the Landscape in Austria

With its surreal-breathtaking landscape, with its music, historic cities and villages nestled in the Alps, Austria is the perfect place to live a tranquil and joyful life. Bohemian, traditional and lovely, Austria’s lands accommodate some of the most fairytale-like dwellings you’ve ever seen. In the picturesque region of Wagrain, we’ve identified a pretty interesting home, an elongated wooden box house,…

Creatively Juxtaposing Light Leather with Rough Marble: Lounge Chair Opper

We truly appreciate the originality of the “Lounge Chair Opper”, especially created by Grégoire de Lafforest for Galerie Gosserez… in Paris. The unconventional seating unit is composed of two contrasting elements. Inspired by motorcycle saddles from the 70′s, the quilted curving leather seat above offers a feeling of comfort and a refined aesthetic. Its curving lines act as an open

Strikingly Luxurious and Diverse Laurel Way Residence in Beverly Hills

Cascading down a hill in Beverly Hills, California, Laurel Way Residence can easily be mistaken for an exotic holiday resort. Whipple Russell Architects… wanted to achieve an unconventional design, where “each room or space should be a jewel box, an individually conceived, precisely functional and dramatic sensory experience with its own depth of architecture”. Marc Whipple’s signature elements are present

Urban Seating Unit Adorned by Miniature Grass Island: Saturnia Bench

Designer Philippe Nigro envisioned a creative bench that allures passers-by to have a break and enjoy nature, even if this happens at a small scale. Especially developed for Piba Marmi’s Monocromo exhibit at Italian design trade fair Abitare il Tempo…, Saturnia bench exhibits an irregular geometrical shape bordered by various squares and rectangles. These design protuberances come in

10 Creative Ways to Use Columns as Design Features in your Home

Throughout architectural history architects and designers alike have had to find creative ways to address the issue of structure versus aesthetics in building homes. Columns are one of those design challenges that are essential for structural support to carry the loads from the roof, upper floors, or other weight bearing loads down to the ground to support your home. While…

Sleek Aluminum Radiators for a Contemporary Lifestyle: Agorà Collection

Discovered on Flodeau, Agorà is an elegant collection of harmoniously shaped aluminum radiators that miraculously can change the décor of any room. Designed by the talented Nicola De Ponti for TUBES…,  these unusual items evoke a classic sophistication and complement the meandering architecture of the ancient Greeks. The beguiling design of these  heaters blends seamlessly with different types

Hypnotizing London Home Adorned With Elegant Crystal Lighting


Displaying an impressive contemporary white theme and elegantly adorned with crystal lighting, this six-level house in London is hypnotizing. The residence was especially developed by SHH studio… to answer the living requirements of a family with six children. By employing a harmonious mix of furniture items and decorations, a seamless transition between spaces was achieved. Chrystal chandeliers were used as

White Residence in Spain Incorporating Modern Volumes by LADAA Studio

With a neat, all-white exterior, the Time House designed by LADAA…, in Vilamarxant, Valencia, Spain is the perfect place to live in. Bright, spacious, modern and youthful, the house integrates two rectangular-shaped volumes, which define the villa’s architectural structure. It has several entrances and offers a variety of methods to relax and enjoy a tranquil lifestyle. The Time House

Is the kitchen the most important room of the home?

I wrote two articles recently Are Dining Rooms Becoming Obsolete and  How Science, Art and Technology Are Creating the Kitchen of the Future…, which led me to question whether the kitchen may now be the most important room of the home. I discussed this with decorators, kitchen designers, architects, realtors, editors and friends both in and out of the

Classic Lighting With a Unique Modern Spin: Windfall Crystal Chandeliers


Munich based lighting brand Windfall …has “invaded” hotels, fashion and jewelry boutiques internationally. Lighting experts Clarissa Dorn and Roel Haagmans take classic structures and add their own modern spin. Instead of having the lighting integrated in the chandelier, they have it lit from above so it becomes almost like jewelry for the lighting. Think of Windfall lighting as the earrings

A Home Away From Home: A Stylish and Personal Retreat Called Brücke 49


Spotted on flodeau…, the Brücke 49 project is a cozy retreat in the Alps and believe me, sometimes a place like this is all you need to break the monotony or escape the routine. For those of you who feel like the overwhelming cities are devouring you (metaphorically), we recommend to “run and hide” in the mountains. Just for

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