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Astounding Retreat Embracing the Quietness of the Landscape

Architect Marc Gerritsen… designed an astounding retreat on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Thailand. The wonderful secluded house was built for himself to detach from the urban grind and embrace the low density housing and the quietness of  the landscape. Encompassed by large expanses of green, the dwelling dubbed the Naked House sits “on the top of the world”

Ethnic Prints and Modern Elegance: The Lana for Photoliu Chair


In a world where prefabrication and mass production are the rule, the Lana for Photoliu chair invites you to take a break and take a seat for a moment! The result of a design collaboration between Photoliu…- bespoke furniture brand and Lana -famous Romanian designer based in London, the furniture piece is a tribute to traditional values inspired by

Perfect for Reading and Storing Your Books: Wireless Ludovica Lamp


Presented to us by Zanocchi & Starke…, a young design studio based in Turin (Italy), the Ludovica Lamp is perfect for those who love to read and maintain their books in order. When this original lighting unit holds your books, it emits a delicate and diffuse light; when extracted from its base, a beam of light follows you everywhere,

Inspirational Quotes Turned into Minimalist Illustrations by Ryan McArthur


Those of you who seek inspirational quotes will surely enjoy this array of minimalist illustrations from Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur. Discovered by Freshome on My Modern Met…, this collection of artworks takes sparks of wisdom from famous figures and delivers them in an original manner. From Tolstoy’s “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no

Eclectic Apartment Inspiring Playfulness and Fun in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city of contrasts, youthfulness and free spirits. To capture the essence of this vibrant city, Belgian designer, Maxime Jacquet…, created this astounding interior. Jacquet’s particularity consists in fusing high-fashion in all its work. This apartment is no exception. Fashion icons, celebrity portraits, exquisite artwork, textures, colours, shapes and forms – they all merge into one.

Ancient Kauri Table Reportedly Made From 50,000-Year-Old Wood

The result of a fruitful cooperation between Zieta & Holzano…, the Ancient Kauri Table is an elegant furniture piece said to be made using 50 000-year-old wood: “Ancient Kauri is the oldest wood in the world while FiDU is the most innovative technology of flexible steel forming“, the designers stated. Embedding an intriguing mix of ancient and new, this

Contemporary Clean-Lined House Near the Lake Inspiring Tranquility

Encircled by a peaceful landscape, residence Itatiba is a contemporary clean-lined architectural composition, located near the grand city of Sao Paolo. The house was built by studio RoccoVidal P + W…, harmonically blending modern features with a traditional alpine-inspired style. Envisioned as a safe, secluded weekend haven encompassed by large expanses of green, it’s the place where a family

Powerful Design Statement Against Furniture Waste: The Trash Closet

The Trash Closet by Marijke & Sander Lucas utilizes leftover furniture that would normally end-up in a landfill. By incorporating leftover furniture to produce an outstandingly functional and eye-catching storage unit, the designers strive to inform individuals about our global furniture-waste catastrophe. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s statistics of 2009…:  9.8 million tons of furniture ended up in

Dissolving Boundaries: Residence Encircled by Trees in Austin, Texas

Miró Rivera Architects… completed the Tree House, a residential project designed with natural materials (timber siding and stone). The house sited in Austin, Texas, is encircled by trees and lush vegetation. The landscaped garden and the trees  have a strong positive impact on the lifestyle of the residents, encouraging a balanced living, closer to nature. The feeling of dissolving boundaries

Butter Factory Transformed into Sculptural Modern Apartment in Australia

Curvaceous and almost dizzying, this sculptural modern apartment located in West Melbourne resembles a contemporary art gallery. Transformed from a butter factory into an unconventional living space by the creative minds of Adrian Amore Architects…, the place is intriguing to say the least. White walls throughout make a good background for twisted shapes and minimalist furniture. The color palette

Compact Relaxing Home for the Weekend: Lakeside Retreat in Texas

Lake|Flato Architects… designed the wonderful Lakeside Retreat, a compact relaxing home for the weekend. Located in Marble Falls, Texas, the property is surrounded by trees, offering a protective cover from the neighbours. With a direct waterfront access and cantilevered screened porches, the house is the perfect place to disconnect from a crowded lifestyle. The rear porch serves as an outdoor

Identical Houses Built on the Hill by Think Architecture

On a pristine plot of land in Zumikon, Switzerland, Think Architecture… designed and completed 4 Courtyard Houses, a complex residential project composed of four identical houses/ structures. Basically, we’re talking about a home with a unique identity, divided in four compartments. Built as a reaction to the strict building regulations of the community, the residence distinguishes itself through a high

Remodelling of a Mid-Century Lincoln House by Flavin Architects

When in need of a change, make house remodel plans! It’s not an easy job to restore your home’s glow and beauty, especially if you’re looking to add new features and update it. Life is constantly changing, therefore the place you spend most of your time in, needs to transform itself too. And since we discuss this issue, we’d like…

Luxurious Masterfully Crafted Paradise Cove Beach House in Malibu

Regardless of whether you like it or not, your home reflects your social status. Especially in the world of the affluent. Naturally, rich people don’t care about the price when acquiring a home, like regular people do. They care about exclusive locations, wine cellars and precious artwork that can blend in with the interior. We’ve spotted recently this masterfully crafted 

Ominous Skull Armchair for Deviant Modern Interiors

Skull Armchair is an ominously powerful looking piece of furniture by French designer Harold Sangouard, aka Harow…, that seems fit for anyone interested in comfort as they plot sinister moves. Consisting of a black gloss resin exterior sitting atop a steel internal frame, the Skull Chair is a geometric, stylized take on the human skull. It is a clever

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