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Friday
Jan152016

Have you entered yet? A' Design Awards & Competition

Don't forget the deadline for entry submissions to the A' Design Award and Competition is  fast approaching. With over 100 categories the A' Design Award and Competition is the world's largest design competition. Imagine your work being recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A' Design Award and Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure.

You can find out more about the A' Design Award and Competition here and register here. But hurry as entries close February 28. Results will be announced to the public on April 15. In the meantime here's a little inspiration from previous winners.

Hiza-contemporary cottage Single family holiday house by Proarh

House for Installation Residence by Jun Murata | JAM

Grotto Sauna Freestanding Residential Sauna by PARTISANS

Almond Office of Architecture by Arturo Campos

AT WILL Residential house by TING-LIANG CHEN, SHIH-JIE LIN

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Friday
Jan152016

Hotel Henriette Rive Gauche

It's almost like a drinking game. Colour blocking, dirty pastels, plywood, bedside pendant lights and coloured flex, retro furniture, cane mirrors and rooms with great French bones. Moroccan rugs, kilim chairs, sheepskins, leather gym pads as bedhead and indigo. Linen sheets, palm wallpaper, painted floors, tumbling block tiles and cane saucer chairs. Have we got all the trends covered? Who cares! I love it all! I want it all! Anyone else for a Parisian getaway to Hotel Henriette Rive Gauche?

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Thursday
Jan142016

A master suite by Gisele Taranto

This master suite is what Gisele Taranto came up with for Casa Cor 2013. The space was designed for a couple who value intimacy and privacy, and is therefore TV-less! It brings together the indoors and outdoors with floor to ceiling glass dorrs between the bedroom and terrace, and a skylight above the shower area. This is a dreamy bedroom suite, whose bathroom alone is larger than my bedroom. *sigh* (More of Gisele's work can be found here and here)

Thursday
Jan142016

Depth and reflection

Brazilian architect/designer Gisele Taranto went a little cray cray at this year's Casa Cor design competition. Lab LZ by GT is this space consisting of 3 sectors: lounge, working and library. And all of them are set upon a suspended glass floor filled with mirror shards in the space between the existing subfloor and the glass...thus bringing together the concept of depth and reflection. Now that's creative. I don't think I could live with a floor like that but what an interesting concept! (The leather Lego sofa from estudiobola is fantastic!)

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Thursday
Jan142016

A marriage of eras

When a classic Art Nouveau era house with beautiful windows and amazing old tile floors meets ultra contemporary furniture and fittings a little magic happens. What could have been a mish mash of conflicting styles instead is super stylish and super cool. Lesseps House by Barcelona-based Meritxell Ribé and The Room Studio.