…Some of the most enchanting stories/ fairytales you see on the big screen (like “Lord of the Rings” for instance) unveil one of the most exciting and precious living environments, widely known for its wilderness, natural beauty and tranquility: the lovely New Zealand. With ravishing landscapes, that almost seem unreal, New Zealand happens to be one of the most amazing
…With a compact and functional design, this rural retreat located in Glen Murray, New Zealand, serves as a weekend escape for a young family from Auckland. The owners wanted a welcoming place to escape the city, a bright and cheerful home for them and their friends. To seamlessly integrate the house into the rural landscape, the team responsible with the
Here is a slightly unusual kitchen instrument to spice up your day! The creative team at Mustard came up with the Splash Red Chopping Board, a red-painted cutting tool especially designed to be placed on the edge of a table. Why? Because this position is perfect for creating the illusion that blood is dripping on the floor.
A few small tweaks to your space can make all the difference. Knowing right from wrong can transpire a cramped and chaotic space into one that is organized and tranquil, can create a sense of order and balance. Read on as we help clarify what’s right and what’s wrong.
1. Don’t over-furnish your room
It doesn’t take much for a
Switzerland-based Ralph Germann Architectes… converted a former Swiss army building, constructed during the Second World War, into a habitable space. The unusual transformation involved inserting a glass cube into the old structure, an option which meant he didn’t have to touch the patina of the walls, and was able to preserve the roof and some historic details such as the
Hideo Kumaki Architect Office came up with a highly original twist when planning the Green Screen House, located in Saitama, Japan. We featured a few interesting posts on green walls… on Freshome, but this project surprised me nonetheless. The idea of rooms hidden in live green is well depicted by this 130 square meter crib, which integrates a
Spotted first on Yatzer…, the exclusive Aman Canale Grande Hotel is the place to stay when in Venice. Undoubtably, the so called Floating City is one of the most amazing places to visit, due to the romance surrounding it, its unique water canals, the historical buildings, its bridges and the stories. “Venice is a fabled destination with a glorious
Have a look at these creative wall mural designs! Vimagio… proposes large scale, self-adhesive wallpapers that you can perfectly match with your interior. Murals are made of an innovative material with canvas structure so the application is extremely easy and the adhesive does not lose its properties in time. The murals do not wither on the walls, so they do
Usually they say that successful interiors are a beneficial combination of environmentally friendly contemporary decorative materials, design furniture, sanitary equipment and home appliances. Nevertheless, the interior of an apartment located in the heart of Kiev’s historical district has a much more valuable treasure – an idea. A young creative couple had been looking for an architect, when their designer friend
We want to help you make your house a home and save you the pain, agony and headaches that can be associated with home ownership. We want to help you avoid buyer’s remorse altogether. Read on and this as your guide to buying a perfect home, not a headache!
Get your ducks in a row
The number one cause of
Located in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, this imposing home by Soup Architects… showcases an original look. According to the project developers, “the design uses the irregular shape of the existing garden to tuck the proposed house into an unassuming triangular pocket to the side of the garden that maintains long views from the main house. The proposed house is orientated
Opening up towards terraces, gardens and sweeping views, the Courtyard House envisioned by DeForest Architects… inspires a genuine holiday feel. The interiors of this lovely house in Seattle, Washington, USA are almost entirely hidden from the street, with the help of an imposing wooden fence and blurred window panels on the second level. But as one steps foot on the
There is no doubt that your home’s interior takes all the fanfare when it comes to your decorating and home improvements, although there is no doubt that your exterior home is what makes the first impression. One area of your outdoor home that is almost always forgotten is your garage door. It’s almost the “step-child” of the home improvement world!…
Welcome to an apartment where minimalist furniture arrangements are charmingly “contrasted” by welcoming materials and decorations. This small studio located on the 24th floor of a newly built residential building in Moscow was especially developed by Peter Zaytsev (of Za Bor Architects…) for his family. The idea was to create a simple and elegant crib, reflecting the inhabitants’ lifestyle.
Formwerkz Architects… completed the design and development for Diamond House, a daring family residence located along Cove Drive in Sentosa, Singapore. According to the architects, the project’s unusual geometry is derived from “negotiating with the planning parameters imposed on the neighborhood and the desire to simplify the building form. The front and side facades are pared down with openings strategically