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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can Fake Lakes Bait Buyers? Builder of Man-Made Lagoons Is Expanding Into U.S.

Crystal Lagoons Corp. is known for building dazzling man-made lagoons surrounded by white-sand beaches in places like Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh and Chile’s Santo Domingo. Now the company has its eyes on the U.S. The Chilean company said it expects to break ground early next year on a giant lagoon that will be the centerpiece of […]

Louis Vuitton Unveils A U-shaped Beach House At 2013 Design Miami Fair

Trust Louis Vuitton to give shape to a U-shaped beach house that was designed way back in 1934 by Charlotte Perriand. The La maison au bord de l’eau (read ‘house by the shore’) has been put together in Italy and then shipped to Florida to be unveiled at the ongoing Design Miami fair. Exclusively created […]

Jeff Koons BMW Art Car Debuts at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Artist Jeff Koons and model Karolína Kurková unveiled Koons’ BMW Art Car, the M3 GT2 race car on December 4th, the night of the opening day of Art Basel in Miami Beach. The debut happened during a BMW reception in the Miami Beach Botanical Garden where Koons and Marc Spiegler, Director of Art Basel spoke. […]

UNStudio completes Hanjie Wanda Square

UNStudio have recently completed the facade and interior design of Hanjie Wanda Square in Wuhan, China. Hanjie Wanda Square is a luxury shopping plaza which houses international brand stores, world-class boutiques, catering outlets and cinemas. Unstudio’s approach to the design of the Hanjie Wanda Square combines both contemporary and traditional design elements in one concept. […]

MAD Agency London by DOS Architects

DOS Architects have designed an office space in an old industrial building in London. DOS Architects intervention was to design the top two floors of this Industrial building in the ever trendy area of Old Street. The intention was to preserve the industrial character of the existing building, whilst adding a layer of warmth and […]

Daily Dream Home: West London House

Dreaming of a perfect home is nowadays so globally inspiring, that we draw inspiration from every corner of the world. Today’s dream home comes from the portfolio of local architecture and interior design studio SHH and occupies an urban lot in west London. The West London House is a revived single-family home that combines the […]

Casa Cor by Pedro Lázaro

Architect Pedro Lázaro has designed Casa Cor, an annex to a house located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Source: Contemporist

Clifftop House by Dekleva Gregoric

Slovenian architect Dekleva Gregoric has designed the Clifftop House in Maui, Hawaii. The site and the owners Maui south coast is gentle and works for indulging all-inclusive holidays, whereas its north coast is a rough surfer’s paradise with strong winds and most important perfect waves. Windsurf sail designer Robert Stroj moves from Europe to Maui to […]

Daily Dream Home: Linear House

Constructing your dream home is not a walk in the park, especially when you travel the globe while the home is being erected and communication between you and the architects is being hampered. These Hong Kong based clients asked Studio B Architects to design a home in Aspen, Colorado, where they would feel comfortable and blessed. So […]

A Spectacular, Ultracustomized New York Apartment

With architectural designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and decorator Amy Lau, entrepreneur Michael Hirtenstein spends three years combining five raw apartment spaces into an exactingly appointed Manhattan triplex There’s a classic moment in the movie Mommie Dearest when Faye Dunaway’s Joan Crawford arrives to inspect the construction of her lavish Fifth Avenue apartment. In the face of […]

Adelaide Studios

Grieve Gillett and Cox Richardson Architects combines the restoration of a Heritage-listed asylum administration building with a new addition to deliver a series of state-of-the-art film and production studios in Adelaide. An existing Neo-Gothic, former asylum administration building provides the current residence of Adelaide Studios for the production of television and film. With a somewhat […]

Korora House

Completed in 2010, Korora House is home that has been beautifully integrated with its surrounds.  A ridge stretching between the Hauraki Gulf and the pastoral landscape of Waiheke Island provided a stunning, and challenging, context for the home. Daniel Marshall’s approach was to work within the contour of the site’s ridge, in a clear attempt […]

Land Rover and Arch Digest team up for “Climbing Up”

Land Rover North America has teamed up with Architectural Digest and the New York-based design firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) to create a one-of-a-kind public art installation, inspired by the aluminum body of the 2013 Range Rover vehicle. The installation was placed on display in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The public art installation, titled Climbing […]

Daily Dream Home: Lavender Bay Boatshed

Located on Lavender Bay in Sydney, Australia, this former boatshed is now an example of how existing elements intertwine with modern additions to shape an inspiring contemporary home. Customized details were not only chosen, but forced by regulations resulting in a modern, inspiring version of the old boat house, now known as the Lavender Bay […]

The 11 Fastest Growing Trends in Hotel Interior Design

Modern hotels have cleverly adapted to rapid social changes with creative solutions. In this post we will cover 11 of the most striking interior design trends that shape up today’s hospitality scene. From rethinking guestroom configurations to ensuring highly personalized experiences, hotel owners are transforming accommodation units into the highlights of any escape. Whether you […]

Chris Elliott Architect’s Seacliff House in Sydney is one of nine shortlisted residential projects for the World Interiors News [WIN] Awards 2013.

WIN judge Sir Terence Conran described it as: “Elegantly restrained, with no gimmicks, which makes it a pleasure. Fantastic rock wall next to a gold mosaic shower.” Sydney based Chris Elliott designed the house for his family, working with the peculiarities of the site, a six metre wide sliver of land in Bronte, Sydney. Its carved white exterior is […]

Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners (AABE) have designed the GENETS 3 House located in Belgium.

This house is limited to a single level, it is weightless on the water area that separates it from the entrance avenue. To the left, the entrance shows its gallery wall. Descend a level, the construction frames the view over the fields, the countryside is yours. To the left, behind you, a series of levels […]

Prada Galleria marks the centenary of the brand’s first store in Milan

To celebrate 100th anniversary of its first store in Milan, Prada has launched the ‘Prada Galleria’ restoration project which will help to strengthen its Italian roots in the city. The renowned fashion house has plans to restore this ancestral property which will spread out to accommodate new sales space and house events too. The exhibition […]

Beau-Rivage Palace’s $28 Million Upgrade

After embarking on a $28 million renovation, the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, has unveiled 37 new guest rooms and two suites in its Palace Wing, with an additional 61 rooms to be completed by April. The newly refurbished rooms are more sleek and modern thanks to bathrooms with bright Italian mosaic floors, mirrors, and built-in televisions, […]

Penthouse One at One Avenue B

Perched atop one of New York’s buildings in the Lower East Side, the luxurious penthouse we look at is today’s dream home. For sale for$5.95 million, the stunning duplex showcases an inviting interior design. Known as Penthouse One at One Avenue B, the sophisticated city residence is a spacious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom luxury home […]

New Canaan Residence by Specht Harpman

Spreading over 6,000 square feet, the amazing New Canaan Residence was imagined by American architectural studio Specht Harpman as a minimalist dream home encompassing everything needed for a comfortable lifestyle. Surrounded by woods, the home had a previous life. It used to be a house built in the 50s and renovated in the 60s and 70s, but this […]

Coworking – the innovative new workspace

Sydney Coworking pioneer Wes Fabb invites us into his sophisticated, laid back coworking space Berrins, located in the heart of Manly. Coworking is a style of work in a purpose built space for entrepreneurs, independent workers and now larger corporations to use as a shared working environment. It enables a platform for collaboration and interaction […]

Architect Tadao Ando and Tom Ford design ranch in Santa Fe

With a hugely successful career in fashion, former Gucci fashion house director Tom Ford has gone back to his roots in architecture (he graduated with a degree in Architecture from Parsons School of Design in 1986). Enlisting the help of friend, and world renowned Architect Tadao Ando, Tom Ford’s latest creation has deeply rooted his […]

Gessi’s new stylish showroom in Milan

Luxury bathroom designer Gessi have unveiled a fabulous new showroom in the centre of Milan, Italy. Located in the upscale fashion district of the city, the new showroom sits inside a historic building on Via Manzoni 16, creating a series of atmospheric spaces to showcase the luxury, lifestyle brand. The building that houses the showroom is a […]

Bakery Conversion: Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB).

The former Golden Crust Bakery in the Armadale suburb of Melbourne was transformed into a fascinating dream home by talented architectural practice Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB). What used to be a bakery and warehouse houses now the lifestyle of a large family. Keeping the original building fabric and reshaping the interiors, the architects revived the original […]

A Photographic Journey- Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

Steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris and vibrant facilities accented by 17th-century tapestries and floramastery, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris has come to define fine service in the City of Light and around the world. The Four Seasons Hotel George V features 245 guest rooms, including 59 suites and […]

New York, New York: The best hotels in NYC

Amid New York’s booming hospitality scene, a new breed of hotel is emerging: from sleek and extroverted to hip and hyper-local, a slew of venues are embracing the quirks & personalities of their neighbourhoods. In New York, hospitality is an economic miracle. Citywide occupancy rates in 2011 were 25 per cent higher than the US […]

Ukraine; Built and equipped on a budget of $100,000, the 105 square meter modern residence spreads over two floors

A dark modern house in Ukraine’s Kiev region, Ukrainian designer Sergey Makhno proves once again that his experience helps him take on projects of different complexity. Familiar with the designer’s creativity, this beautiful weekend house project presents a cube-based geometry with squares and black-painted horizontal wooden panels. Built and equipped on a budget of $100,000, the 105 square […]

Luxury Mansion Auction Benefits Albert Pujols Foundation

A massive Mediterranean-style mansion in the Dominican Republic is headed to auction on May 15. Lionsate Mansion is a 23,000 square-foot home in the Sea Horse Ranch gated community on the North Coast. The home is on four acres of land located in Cabarete, 15 minutes by car from Puerto Plata international Airport. The estate […]

Hudson St residence, Melbourne by Bagnato Architects

An 1892 Anglican Church recently was refurbished under the attentive supervision of Bagnato Architects. The Hudson St residence can be found in one of Melbourne’s suburbs – Moonee Ponds – and it exemplifies refined architecture. Sophisticated details spread over the public and private areas construct a fascinating cluster of spaces: “Innovative, intelligent and inspired, this home marries an 1892 […]

Singapore Airport- a good place to stop over

Singapore’s Changi Airport is a major hub for international transport, with more than 135,000 passengers passing through every day. But it’s no boring airport terminal. Changi was just named the Best Airport in The World by Skytrax, a company that tracks and rates airline and airport performance. realising that travel can be stressful, the team behind Changi […]

Mia Feasey, CEO of design firm Siren on Activity Based Work Space- One size doesn’t fit all…..

The MP report has asked me for my opinion of Activity Based Working (ABW).  It’s the current buzz word in workplace design and many of our large corporate clients are heading down this path. One of my most treasured clients, Accenture have been doing an early version of  it for years, mostly in the form […]

Mr Wong

An infamous Sydney nightclub is reincarnated as a vast, subterranean restaurant that pays homage to the Colonial Chinese style, transforming its historic setting into a meticulously detailed visual spectacle. The theatrical is never far from the fore with the Hemmes Group nor, for that matter, with Michael McCann. As such, new Sydney restaurant Mr Wong […]

Skyhouse in New York City by David Hotson Architect

Perched atop one of New York City’s earliest surviving skyscrapers, high enough to capture urban views without giving you the sense of flying between clouds, the Skyhouse is a stunning contemporary penthouses designed by David Hotson Architect, in collaboration with interior design studio Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design. Uniquely displaying exemplary design through all of its four levels, […]

MP Talks with Andy Hoyne, Managing Director of national property marketing and branding agency Hoyne, about their reoccurring success with Australian development projects

For over two decades Hoyne Design has been creating memorable brands. They have studios in Melbourne and Sydney and a staff made up of designers, copywriters, production managers, art directors and account service professionals. There are two distinct divisions of Hoyne Design today. One focuses on inventing and rejuvenating brands and, increasingly, creating brand intelligence […]


Toncelli Kitchens display beautiful designs enriched by craftsmanship and Tuscan design. The Italian company collaborated with Experientia to create a stunning kitchen for the next generation cooks. Captured in a minimalist design, the advanced technology integrating a Samsung Galaxy Tablet in the kitchen island’s sliding cutting board makes life easier and accumulated with the kitchen’s […]

The work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer, one of the 20th century’s most important architects, who designed the United Nations building in New York and his country’s futuristic capital of Brasília, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He was 104. Supreme Federal Court building, Brasilia Niemeyer began his career in Rio de Janeiro in the 1930s […]

Stone house by Vo Trong Hghia Architects in Vietnam

Project: Stone house Location: Dong Trieu, Vietnam. Architecture and Design: Vo Trong Nghia Architects Photography: Hiroyuki Oki Source: Contemporist

The Genesis of Fendi Casa

In 1989 the decoration sector of the Italian trademark FENDI saw opportunity with the collaboration of an Italian firm Club House Italia to produce FENDI CASA. The idea was simple: to produce a selection of furniture and decorative objects encompassing the entire home, all while giving expression to the style and philosophy synonymous with the […]

Innovative Visitor Centre for Amsterdam

Project: New visitor pavilion and cafe Location: Fort Diemerdam, Amsterdam Design and Architecture: Emma Architecten Photography: John Lewis Marshall Source: Contemporist

Contemporary Residential Design in Brazil

Project: JPGN Residence Location: Brasília, Brazil Architecture: Danilo Matoso Macedo Photography: Joana França Source: Contemporist

Modern quirky pool in Italy’s Parco Acque ai Cappuccini

Project: wellness center in the Park Hotel ai Cappuccini Location: Gubbio, Italy Design: Simone Micheli Photography: Juergen Eheim Source: Contemporist

Grant Associates contribute to Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision

Grant Associates UK-based landscape architects have designed Gardens by the Bay, a dramatic leisure destination in Singapore. The landscaped gardens have welcomed over one million visitors in its first two months including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Now the scheme has been shortlisted for two World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards. The project is an integral part of […]

Spijkenisse Book Mountain by MVRDV

MVRDV have completed a new public library for the Dutch town of Spijkenisse that features a long bookshelf spiraling up creating a mountain of books, covered by a glass shell. Source: Contemporist

10 Inspirational and Architectural Lessons from Zaha Hadid

Born in Baghdad in1950, British- Iraqi Zaha Hadid is the first woman architect to win the prestigious Pritzer Prize, which she did in 2004. Her childhood saw Baghadad’s better days without strife and warfare. There she attended a religiously diverse Catholic school and was instructed in French by nuns. Her father was a politician and it was assumed […]

10 Simple Ways to Transition Your Home From Summer to Fall Elegantly

Just as we change our wardrobes from season to season, we should also change our homes to reflect the cooler weather.  It needn’t be complicated. It needn’t be much and certainly, it needn’t cost you too much money. No matter your budget or style there are simple ways to help welcome the cooler weather into […]

Melbourne Design Awards 2012

50 projects are honoured at this year’s Melbourne Design Awards. The 50 winners of the 2012 Melbourne Design Awards were revealed at a ceremony held in Melbourne on 19 September. Recognising a broad cross-section of design projects ranging from interior design and architecture to graphic design, retail and fashion, the winners were selected by a […]

ComfortHush glass from Viridian

Viridian’s acoustic performance glass reduces the amount of unwanted noise that enters the home, while also offering improved comfort and energy efficiency. Unwanted, intrusive noise entering homes makes it harder for people to relax and enjoy their surroundings. As high-density housing increases, so will enquiries around how to manage noise related issues. Because noise transference […]

37 Jaw-Dropping Home Library Designs

Probably the most “sacred” room of the entire crib, the home library combines relaxation with personal growth and completes the genuine atmosphere of a modern residence or apartment. As a tribute to these contemporary indoor oases, we put together a post with 37 beautiful home libraries, bearing within knowledge and acting as a refuge from the hectic […]

Nettleton 198 by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Project: Nettleton 198 Location: Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa Artchitect: Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA) Photography: Adam Letch Description from the architects The clients, a British couple living in Cape Town, requested a six-bedroom, seven-level home that makes the most of the site, the views and the mountain. The lower levels of the existing structure were totally remodelled while […]


It’s like going to a Gold Class cinema and having it all to yourself – plus you can pause the movie while you get another Coke and popcorn top-up. A simple TV just doesn’t suffice for a lot of home owners these days. Many enthusiasts will buy a large LED TV and an expensive sound […]




SWELL BY CHRISTOPHER JENNER Launching his furniture and lighting collection, Swell, UK-based designer Christopher Jenner transfixed visitors to the Sala Napolionica, Academia di Brera with his The Looking Glass House installation. Almost camouflaged by the installation’s mirrors and balloons, Jenner’s furniture is a candy-coloured combination of technological and handcrafted processes. Swell by Christopher Jenner. […]


German design studio ART+COM have completed the Kinetic Rain art installation for the departure hall of Terminal 1 at Changi Airport in Singapore. “Kinetic Rain” is composed of two parts, each consisting of 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum covered with copper. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet […]

Missoni for Bolon The Missoni showroom in Milan’s Brera Design  District was awash, as one would expect, with the bright colours that characterise the Italian fashion house. Providing a tranquil space where visitors could sit and lounge, it also provided the opportunity to view the exciting new collaboration between Missoni and Bolon. The long runners of Bolon […]