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Entries in black and white (193)

Wednesday
Mar142012

British minimalism

From Andy Martin Architects. Light and dark. Black and white. Solid and void. Weight and weightlessness. Day and night. The power of contrast and the beauty of simplicity of line.

Mews 02 is a single residence set in Belsize Park. The owners, a musician and his designer wife, wanted this existing mechanics garage to be converted to a 4 level family home, with the emphasis on the entertaining areas and with the ability to create private compartments over for sleeping.

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Tuesday
Mar062012

NORM

I can never get enough of Danish and Swedish architecture. It's totally a look I hope to achieve in some capacity with my home eventually. The white and minimal look is perfect for a home of chaos with too many cats that is my sanctuary. Jo blogged a project of Copenhagen-based architecture firm NORM a few months ago so I thought I'd revisit their portfolio and feature a bunch of my favourite spaces. LOVE THESE. 

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Thursday
Jan262012

White box

New white box within a white historic shell. 110m2 in a former industrial complex. The roughness of the original concrete and brick building is smoothed by a coat of white paint but still plays against the volume of the new plaster box housing kitchen, bath, bedroom and mezzanine study. Drama is created by the use of black in large industrial windows, kitchen surfaces and furniture. Minimalist apartment by Bruno Vanbesien.

"We believe in the craftsmanship and the use of natural materials. We especially use natural light and the power of the detail. It's all in the details. The purer a space becomes by leaving all ballast or decoration, the more weight the details get."

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Soothing

I find black and white decor very soothing, and veeeeeeery appealing. And because I am feeling a little overwhelmed right now with everything going on, I thought a little black and white via Skonahem might help...or at the very least distract me momentarily. (I think I could have also titled this post "Lighting porn").

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Black and white

Simple and dramatic. Minimal and and brooding in that Belgian way. Black and white modern luxury from Ensemble & Associés, Brussels.