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Tuesday
Dec172013

Residência Maranhão

Mauricio Arruda is a freaking genius. His designs (that we've featured often) are always fun, quirky, modern, and creative, and full of energy. This home is a 200 sq m apartment built in the 50s that had never been renovated. Most of the walls were torn down, and materials such as stone, concrete and wood added. Lots of cool furnishings were added, including some of Mauricio's designs such as the lighting in the corner of the living room and the TV and bedside cabinets. 

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Tuesday
Dec172013

More please

I'd love to see more of this New York apartment by Marc Webb and Naoko Takenouchi, the husband-and-wife team behind Singapore-based studio Takenouchi Webb, more widely know for their hospitality design. Lots of lovely inspiration from their commercial work over on their site but it was this simple yet stylish apartment that really grabbed me. Yes there are a few more photos on the website but they add nothing to the narrative. A space that I think is really cool should have great shots to really sock it to us.

Saturday
Dec142013

Island retreat

If there is a heaven on earth then it must be in New Zealand. On a ridge above Matiatia Bay a series of concrete pavilions farewell the setting sun. Rough and monolithic meets soft and luxurious. Manmade meets the beauty of nature. Shelter meets spectacle. If this truly is a slice of paradise then I could sit in the sunken lounge for eternity and drink in the view. Island Retreat by Fearon Hay Architects and Penny Hay.

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Friday
Dec132013

Loftiness

It's Friday thankfully, and I have a massive of list of things I need to get done since I have the day off from my day job. I love the holidays, I just hate all the running around. Anyway, I have about 2 minutes to get this post done so please enjoy some lofty eye candy by Italian architect Roberto Murgia


 

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Friday
Dec132013

Mews 04

Like a theatre set of brilliant white, this modern extension to a double fronted mews house in Hyde Park, London allows the owners' pieces to take centre stage. Art Deco meets decadence meets minalism with neoclassical whimsy and luxury. Sinuous and sensual and at times stark. Part folly, part living space, part sculpture. I have a vision of an operatic fat lady in vintage Paco Rabanne and house slippers gliding across a minimalist cube towards a Fornasetti milking stool while warbling Wagnerian lieder and sipping Nespresso. And I mean that is the best possible way! Love it. By Andy Martin Architects.

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