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Monday
Jul252016

Minimalism by Studio Oink 

I thought I would share some modern minimalism to ease you into the work week (for those who aren't on summer vacation - those are the people I am hating right now). Leipzig, Germany based creatives Studio Oink is a favourite of mine for calm, beautifully styled spaces with just about the bare minimum. So peaceful. (Previous feature here)

 

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Wednesday
Jul202016

The Riverhouse

Trees, river, windows, views, spaciousness....what more could you want? This 6,500 sq ft home in Coxsackie, NY on the Hudson River is unbelieveable, inside and out. I can't imagine having all those windows to be able to enjoy the outdoors 365 days a year. It could even convince me to enjoy winter. ;) Architect: BWArchitects (previous features here and here)+ interior: Poonam Khanna + most photos: William Waldron for Architectural Digest.

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Wednesday
Jul202016

Minimalism in Melbourne

An imposing, modern extension to an old brick house in Fitzroy, Melbourne appears as if a metal box perches precariously on the roof. A series of levels cascading together with short flights of stairs and a double height void allow for "open plan" living which is light filled yet discreet. Playing with the juxtaposition of contrasts, positive and negative, open and closed, old and new has created a striking, minimalist home by Julie Firkin Architects.

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Wednesday
Jul132016

House like Village

Take on old harbour cantina on an island in Amsterdam and an architect with lofty ideas, and you end up with a set of 4 residential lofts that are every modernists' dream. By Marc Koehler Architects

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Thursday
Jun162016

Elsternwick Residence

In this home renovation by Australian architecture firm Flack Studio, some original history is maintained while updating with some modern touches. And I love it. And the crazy stair carpet is explained: The charm of this house lies in its exceptionally cool architectural heritage. As a late 1960s build by Holgar + Holgar, nothing short of a contemporary redux of 1970s interior style would do it justice. Boldly black angular lines in the staircase and window frames juxtapose brilliantly against the original luxuriant curves of the building. Ultra slick, tightly grid-patterned bathroom tiling is a confident nod to the modernists’ geometric interests, while the original tiger print wool carpeting remains an incredible focal point of a modern family home that celebrates its pimping pad origins. (Photography: Brooke Holm, Art Direction: Marsha Golemac)

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