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Modern minimalist glam

This pad in Los Angeles designed by Barbie Palomino is a pinch of modern, a dash of minimal, a smidge of glam and a tad feminine. Whatever you want to call it I think it's sexy, and I'm crushing on that chandelier in the dining space.  

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Mountain House by Studio Razavi

Winter would be way more bearable if I could spend it here. Mountain House in Manigod, France by Studio Razavi Architecture. In this highly preserved Alpine valley, stringent architectural guidelines allow for very little freedom of architectural expression. Everything from building height/width ratio to roof slope, via building material and window sizes are strictly controlled to enforce what is locally perceived as patrimony protection but de facto creating camp architecture, endlessly mimicking traditional mountain homes.

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Modern patterns and colour 

When there's lots going on in terms of colour and pattern, but definitively not overdone. A really fun and bold home designed by Anthony George. Those amazing lucite-sided chairs in the living room remind me of a similar pair I found in Montreal once and passed on. IDIOT! 


A modern and monochromatic home in Poland

Thank you to architect/stylist/photograher Agnieszka Karaś for sending along these photos she took of a home in Gdańsk, Poland, designed by architect Tomasz Grzybowski of TG Studio. Bright and warm colors, wood accents, fabrics, chrome, glass and crystals - these were the design principles. An important part of the project was also an art. In the guest room the painting of artist Joanna Sarapata is perfectly matched in the niche on the wall that is covered with fabric. The second picture, painted by Tommy Mills, is a composition through which you can go to the hidden bathroom behind the picture. The living room is decorated by the bio fireplace, over which hangs the lamp that is the decorative installation made of glass, designed by TG Studio in collaboration with the Italian manufactory. The remarkable lamp consists of 850 little balls made of transparent glass. Similarly, a large crystal chandelier in the living room, also made to order, contains 1200 crystals that give a beautiful glow and unique atmosphere in the living room. The whole house is illuminated by light in 4000 K color, giving bright colors of light, which imitates natural light, so that bright colors and delicate subtlety fit into the atmosphere and interior mood. The kitchen was made to order by the German brand Siematic, and the appliances was made by brand Gaggenau. In the guest bathroom are featured large-format, black, sintered ceramic slabs with delicate gloss, graphite mirrors and crystalline glass mosaics. Walls on the second floor were created as an original composition designed by TG Studio. A special natural wooden wallpaper, imported from Japan, was used on frames and ceilings. I'm really surprised by the style of this home as it seems a bit cold for Polish climate, and and the fact that the clients wanted colour which I really don't see any of. Also a bit lacking in personality perhaps? 

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Chocolate brick is cool again

I knew the day would come when chocolate brown brick was cool again, when hipsters would embrace the bain of the 70s and 80s, re-inventing and re-invigorating the humble little brick. Those of us who lived through its last incarnation gladly waved goodbye to the light-sucking, prison-like boxes that were often made from it ... but not now. It's back and it's bold and bright. It's all in how you use the little blighter. Welcome back chocolate brown brick! Dolce Lane house by Klopper & Davis Architects.

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