Sneak Peek Inside Carolina Herrera’s New York City Home

Apart from covering her elegant collections, we have also stepped inside the Carolina Herrera’s design studio on Seventh Avenue in New York City’s Garment District. Moving up close and personal, it’s time to take a look inside the beautiful abode of this Venezuelan-American fashion designer. Striking an imperial pose in one of her many sitting rooms, she states, “Most of […]

Of Salt and Scrub

Simple and understated, this residence on the Mornington Peninsula is a sublime manifestation of an inter-disciplinary approach to unify built form and landscape. By George Krastev The driving ideology of this minimal yet inviting family home is one of interaction between the residence and nature. From the sweeping horizontal views of the peninsula to the […]

Daily Dream Home: West Buttermilk Estate in Aspen

Relocating to a remote site where nature is your daily companion and friends and family are always welcomed is challenging. But if you move to an estate that provides the best amenities and luxuriant surroundings, you’ll feel right at home. Today’s dream home is the fascinating West Buttermilk Estate in Aspen, Colorado. Mountains rise from […]

Daily Dream Home: Nautica Vista

Caught between lakeside panoramas and hillside views, this luxury dream home explores an awe-inspiring 220º panoramic view of the surroundings. Designed by architect Loren Harms, the luxurious residence boasts a cluster of spaces meant to offer privacy and a collection of stunning outdoor spaces bringing tranquility in focus. Known as Nautica Vista, the lake house […]

Inside Patrick Dempsey’s Frank Gehry–designed Malibu Estate

Arch Digest visited the Malibu, California, home of actor Patrick Dempsey and his family. Conceived by architect Frank Gehry in the late 1960s, the house is a vibrant and light-filled family compound. The approximately 5,000-square-foot home, which the previous owners had dubbed Tin House, is a relaxing yet expansive estate with a rich history. “We […]

Donald Trump ties up with Dorya to launch new luxury collection in Istanbul

Real estate mogul Donald Trump and world-renowned furniture maker Dorya will hold a global launch for ‘Trump Home by Dorya’ in Istanbul, Turkey next week. An exclusive gala at Dorya’s flagship store in the capital will be held on 27 February 2014 to coincide with the event. “We are very excited about launching the Trump […]

With an impressive collection of industry awards under her belt, along with her own burgeoning firm and bespoke furniture and lighting range, Australian Interior Architect and Designer, Blainey North, is taking the design world and beyond by storm

MP: Would you say you were always destined to be working in architecture and design? BN: I always thought I wanted to be a lawyer, until my art teacher said, “Have you considered looking into architecture?” I responded saying that I hadn’t and then she told me it might be a good option because she […]

Unified Perspective

Showcasing the finest range of natural stone in a series of integrated outdoor spaces, the landscape design for the renovation of this North Adelaide residence achieves a natural aesthetic. Thomas Tran writes. The clients envisioned each garden zone to vary in function and context whilst still complementing the distinct architectural structure of their home. The […]

Casa Blanca by Martin Dulanto Arquitecto

Martin Dulanto Arquitecto have designed the Casa Blanca in Lima, Peru. Source: Contemporist

Luxury Harrod’s Court apartment by Anna Dodonova

London-based international interior designer, Anna Dodonova, has designed the Harrod’s Court project. Completed in 2013, the luxurious apartment can be found in London, England. Anna’s most recent residential project in West London exhibits her calm and luxurious approach to home design. Her elegant style flows throughout the property, which features sumptuous textures, dramatic lighting and […]

Davie House by SDH Studio

SDH Studio have designed the contemporary renovation of a family house, located in Florida. Project description Located on a two-acre lot at horse country, Southwest Ranches Florida this project was the renovation of a 4000 square foot Mediterranean house into a 6700 square foot contemporary home that would bring the spectacular green views of the […]

Luxury Living in Belize: Wild Orchid Marina Residential Complex [Video]

Wild Orchid Marina is a tranquil residential complex developed for “snowbirds” looking for their own slice of heaven in Belize. The place combines a tropical destination and a luxury property that offers modern conveniences and facilities. Two custom built options are available: Marina Villas and Marina Homes. The modern design of both Villas and Homes […]

Daily Dream Home: Dezanove House

Pioneering the use of recycled wood from the local fishing industry, today’s dream home is not only a luxurious waterfront property, but also a contemporary energy efficient solution for modern living. The Dezanove House in Spain’s Northwest Arousa estuary borrows the surrounding environment’s tradition and reveals them as a story seen in the architectural details. […]

House LS by dmvA

dmvA have designed a contemporary renovation of an existing house, located near Brussels, Belgium. From the architects Concept : ‘Missing link’ The municipality of Wemmel , situated on the outskirts of Brussels, is well known for its green areas with their monumental villas of the upper class. After a search of several years, the principal […]

Daily Dream Home: Bird’s Nest

Sophisticated lines displayed from behind the trees on a street in Scottsdale, Arizona, catch the immediate attention of passers by. At night, the Bird’s Nest residence rises like a beacon of light from behind its stone fence. Proudly showcasing its geometric body reminiscent of mid-century modern architecture, this spectacular modern residence in Brent Kendle‘s portfolio […]

What’s in a name? Candy brothers look to license theirs

Candy & Candy, the design firm side of the Candy brothers’ real estate development business, said on Tuesday they will license their name to projects globally — much the way Donald Trump lends his brand to developments around the world. The brothers, who developed the mega-successful One Hyde Park condominiums in London — a home […]

Black Desert House by Oller & Pejic Architecture

Oller & Pejic Architecture have designed the Black Desert House located in Yucca Valley, California. Description from the architects This project began with an e-mail and a meeting in fall of 2008 for a house in Yucca Valley, which is located near Palm Springs, east of Los Angeles in the high desert near the Joshua […]

House Boz by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Nico van der Meulen Architects have designed House Boz located in Pretoria, South Africa. Description from the architects House Boz situated on a hill within a secluded nature estate in Pretoria East was originally destined for a very different location on a hillside in Mafikeng. The client requested a spacious and luxurious four bedroom house […]

Bondi House by Fearns Studio

Fearns Studio have designed the alteration of a heritage terrace house in Bondi, Australia. Project description An inner city heritage terrace alteration, the Bondi house was conceived as a first floor timber tube above a ground level brick box behind the retained portion of the house. Skylight penetrations bring light into the centre of the […]

Daily Dream Home: Buckskin Drive

Located in Laguna Hills, California, today’s dream home was built for a couple who have a background in building and wanted to put their skills to good use once again, this time creating a home for themselves. Searching for the perfect ocean view property, they stumbled upon this site with a stunning 180-degree view which […]

Interior Design Trends Unveiled at Heimtextil

From wallpaper covered with thousands of colorful peacock feathers to wallcoverings embellished with Swarvoski crystals, the latest designs and innovations in interior and textiles were unveiled at the 44th annual Heimtextil, the largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles in the world. The trade fair, which is known for launching upcoming trends for […]

De Beauvoir Road House by Scott Architects

Scott Architects have designed the De Beauvoir Road House in London. From the architects De Beauvoir Road is a four-bedroom Victorian terraced house that has been sensitively refurbished and boldly extended as a sculptural form that draws in light from the sky and embraces views of its garden and surrounding trees. Set within a Hackney […]

Casa MM by Dayala+Rafael Arquitetura

Dayala+Rafael Arquitetura have designed Casa MM located in Goiânia, Brazil.   Source: Contemporist

Armani jumps into China’s high-end realty market

Italian luxury goods brand Armani recently announced plans to design a high-end apartment project in Chinese city Chengdu. The move marks Armani’s interior design arm Armani/Casa’s entry into China’s bourgeoning luxury property market and the project is expected to be the first of its kind in the country. Situated in the heart of the Sichuan province […]

Bentley Home Collection Debuts At The Maison & Objet Fair, Paris

Why only drive a Bentley when you can also park yourself and sprawl all over it? Bentley Motors has unveiled its range of luxury home and executive furniture in Paris at the ongoing Maison & Objet fair (January 24-28, 2014). The Parisian debut of the expanded Bentley Home Furniture follows the successful launch of the […]

Wiley Residence: Daily Dream Home

We constantly search for new ways to live a good life, surrounded by people we love and things we like to use. So, what if your dream home wasn’t just a building, but rather a collection of contemporary cubes, some transparent, some opaque? To get an idea of what I’m talking about, take a look […]

Daily Dream Home: $32 Million SoHo Penthouse Apartment

Dream homes come in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. Either placed on the ground of an exclusive estate, on a lot in the middle of a busy city or high up above city lights, luxurious homes always draw the eye with their customized design. Today’s dream home is a fascinating penthouse in Soho designed […]

The Rutherford House by Dorrington Architects

Dorrington Architects designed the Rutherford House in Taupo Tauranga/Oruatua, New Zealand. Project description from the architects The brief was to create a modern holiday house suitable for the hot summers of Lake Taupo and the cold winters for skiing on Mt Ruapehu. Formally the house consists of 4 main elements; (1) a concrete base, which […]

Courtyard House by DeForest Architects

DeForest Architects have designed the Courtyard House in Seattle, Washington. Project description The owners of this waterfront home asked DeForest Architects to design a welcoming modern home with a seamless connection between indoors and out, a warm and elegant material palette, and “a view of Mount Rainier at our feet.” Squeezed between a narrow private […]

House S by LASSALA + ELENES Arquitectos

LASSALA + ELENES Arquitectos have designed House S located in Zapopan, Mexico. Source: Contemporist

Daily Dream Home: NS House

Located in São Paulo, Brazil, today’s dream home spreads over 600 square meters and its many details fascinate the eye and sooth the soul. Imagined both as a social place for gathering friends and family, as well as a platform for the family’s design and art collection, the home named NS House also displays several […]

Mansfield House by Amit Apel Design

Amit Apel Design have designed the interiors of this house in Los Angeles, California that features a large suspended planter. Source: Contemporist

South Island Residence by KZ Architecture

KZ Architecture have designed the South Island Residence, a single family home located in the town of Golden Beach, Florida. Description from KZ Architecture An expression of Modernism in the tropics, this Residence was recently completed in a small beach neighborhood, one of the last single family enclaves along South Florida’s coast line. The residence […]

1500m2 vertical garden by Urbanarbolismo

Urbanarbolismo have designed a vertical garden for the Palacio de Congresos Europa (Palace of Congresses Europe) in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. From the designers The city of Vitoria- Gasteiz is recognized internationally for integrating biodiversity and green spaces in the urban architecture. Within the Inside Green Ring Project Urbanarbolismo and Unusualgreen studios have made this green facade […]

Andrew Road House: Daily Dream Home

The future is here. Well, it seems like it has been here for some time now, if we consider all the futuristic home designs out there. Today’s dream home is located in the Caldecott region of central Singapore, from where its distinct shape rises to amaze and inspire us. Designed by A D Lab, the modern […]

Karl Lagerfeld Designs Suites For Hôtel de Crillon in Paris

Once again the messiah of the fashion kingdom has been commissioned to design luxurious suites at a luxury hotel. We fear to lose Karl Lagerfeld to the world of interior designing as the creative designer has been touching many projects involving transformation of hotel décor. Scheduled to open up in 2015, Hotel de Crillon in […]

Flipped House by MCK Architects

MCK Architects designed the Flipped House in Sydney, Australia. Description from the architects: A 1960’s house has been replaced and reflected by a contemporary version of itself, with a focus that now engages as much on the surrounding garden as it does the panoramic CBD view. The original plan and massing were adapted + literally […]

Diamond House in Spain by Abis Arquitectura: Daily Dream Home

For today’s dream home, we visit Benidorm, Alicante, Spain to see stunning views within a contemporary redesign. The “Diamond House”, remodeled by Abis Arquitectura, offers amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Benidorm skyscrapers. Nestled in the hills, this is a true luxurious oasis in Spain. Source: Pursuitist

La Luge House by YH2 Architects

YH2 Architects designed a holiday home in the forest of Quebec, Canada. Description from YH2 Architects Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces. While La Luge is […]

Exquisite Victorian House In London Defined By Sculptural Forms

Jez and Tonja Scott from Scott Architects completed this year the renovation of the lovely De Beauvoir Victorian house (in London), highlighting its quirky and curvaceous extension. Shortlisted for the The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2013, the project won eventually the title “Best house” in “Small house” category. Designed with sustainability in mind, the house […]

The Tsunami House by Designs Northwest Architects

Designs Northwest Architects have recently completed the Tsunami House, located on Camano Island in Washington State. From the architects The Tsunami House is a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood (V) zone on the northern end of Camano Island. The building footprint was limited to a 30’ x […]

Stunning Yatsugatake Home by Kidosaki Architects Studio

On the edge of the Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano, Japan, Kidosaki Architects Studio have designed a tranquil and minimalistic home that makes the best use of the stunning views. The architects add: “Located on a sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains, this house was designed on a piece of land that […]

Cliff House by Altius Architecture

Altius Architecture designed the Cliff House in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada. From the architects Set on the Cliffside of a much-cherished lake, this cottage seeks to enhance the extraordinary surrounding scenery through the thoughtful integration of building elements with the natural assets of the site and terrain. This dwelling emerges form the rock formation of […]

Ribbons by Cliff Garten Studio

Cliff Garten Studio have designed Ribbons, a site specific artwork for the Art and Architecture Program of the GSA Courtyard of the Federal Building at 50 United Nations Plaza in San Fracisco. Description from Cliff Garten Studio: The courtyard design transforms the classical symmetry of the 1932 Arthur Brown design by retaining its main axial […]

ZASH Country Boutique Hotel by Antonio Iraci

Architect Antonio Iraci has transformed a 1930s manor house into ZASH, a boutique hotel located in Sicily, Italy. Source: Contemporist    

Helsinki University Main Library by Anttinen Oiva Architects

Anttinen Oiva Architects designed the Main Library at Helsinki University in Finland. Project description: Helsinki University Main Library, the largest academic library in Finland is located in a historically important city block in the very heart of the city centre. The library was designed to offer a wide range of services flexibly to a large […]

Inside the Ritz-Carlton Residence, Lake Tahoe Penthouse That Sold for $5 Million.

Kennedy Wilson, the international real estate investment and services firm, announced the sale of a $5 million duplex penthouse at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe. This duplex penthouse features compelling interiors by awards-winning San Francisco interior designer Jay Jeffers. The 3,407 square-foot, two floor residence has spectacular views from all rooms, ski-in/ski-out access, four bedrooms, […]

Feldbalz House by Gus Wüstemann Architects

Gus Wüstemann Architects designed the Feldbalz house for a family in Zurich, Switzerland. Description from the architects: It’s not a house but a family sculpture looking for freedom and social interaction. Family life / public life – we created the sculpture that contains the family life, where everybody meets and circulates on the first floor, […]

The Thornbury House by Mesh Design

Mesh Design completed a contemporary extension to an existing family home in Melbourne, Australia. Source: Contemporist

Placebo Pharmacy by klab Architecture

klab Architecture designed a pharmacy in Athens, Greece, that looks like a spiraling cylinder. Description from the architects The design process for this large (600m2) supralocal pharmacy forced us to shift our viewpoint and come up with a virtual building—a placebo pharmacy. The octagonal shape of the existing structure was re-formed into a cylinder in […]

Daily Dream Home: Waikopua House

Auckland-based practice Daniel Marshall Architects made sure their clients would live in an inspiring interior and exterior environment when building the Waikopua House in Waikopua Bay on the Waiheke Island. Just 11 miles away from Auckland, New Zealand, this single-family beach house quenches its inhabitants’ thirst for comfort with a welcoming collection of interiors in […]

Hermès Debuts New Furniture Collection Designed By Philippe Nigro

Hermès has unveiled a stunning new collection of furniture, fabrics and wallpapers. With Les Nécessaires d’Hermès, which debuted at this year’s Salone del Mobile, French designer Philippe Nigro brings a contemporary view on the Hermès lifestyle. Related: Hermès Unfolds A $60,000 Folding Desk For Christmas Source Pursuitist  

From UK to South Africa: Holiday Home for a Well-Traveled Couple

We’ve seen our fair share of stunning properties designed by the illustrious SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and each customized home spoke about the client’s needs and wishes. This particular holiday home – Cove 6 – carries on our fascination with the studio’s work in collaboration with Antoni Associates by boasting a design […]

Wildcoast Project by Dan Gayfer Field Design

Dan Gayfer Field Design have designed a house extension that includes a kitchenette, dining area and lounge. From the designer Located south west of Melbourne, this project is nestled behind the Blairgowrie Back Beach on the Mornington Peninsula. The brief for the project was to create additional spaces, both inside and out, for an ever-increasing […]

Burnley Living Roofs by HASSELL

HASSELL in collaboration with the University of Melbourne (Australia) have designed a variety of living roofs for the Burnley Campus. From Hassell Green infrastructure, including the installation of plants on under-utilised urban surfaces, can provide significant benefits for our cities. These green interventions can cool the urban environment, reduce energy consumption, mitigate flooding and increase […]

Grand Army Plaza Apartment by Axis Mundi

Axis Mundi was commissioned to design the interior of a three-bedroom apartment in Richard Meier’s building at 1 Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York. From the designers The apartment has spectacular views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines. The understated design of white on white was a decision which was made early in the […]

Italian design group seeks apartment/home owner willing to let space be transformed into “living showroom”

Venetian design group Design-Apart has launched a competition to find a Sydney homeowner willing to let their space be transformed into a ‘living showroom’ for free, featuring up to $1,000,000 of bespoke products designed by Italian artisans. Fresh from a similar projects in New York, Design-Apart has just arrived in Australia to give Sydneysiders the […]

Karl Lagerfeld’s New Chanel Film to Debut in Dallas

The haute couture and cosmetics brand has released the second teaser for its much-anticipated short film “The Return,” written and directed by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld. This second teaser takes us behind the scenes for an interview with actress Géraldine Chaplin, who stars in the film as Coco Chanel. She speaks of her first […]

Villa Decín by Studio Pha

Studio Pha have completed a villa in the town of Decín, Czech Republic. Source: Contemporist  

Glebe Residence by Batay-Csorba Architects

Batay-Csorba Architects have completed the Glebe residence in Ottawa, Canada. Description from the architects The Glebe Residence is a full interior renovation and 1,500ft addition to the 1890′s structure in Ottawa, Canada. The two storey existing rectilinear brick massing was retained providing a direct reference to its past, while a new third storey and three […]