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Sunday
Apr262015

An eclectic apartment in Madrid

I have a thing for eclectic spaces, where it appears that the homeowner does alot of thrift shopping and most pieces have not originated from Ikea. This simple yet eclectic apartment in Madrid caught my attention. It has some fun, graphic art mixed with mid-century furnishings and accessories (ie. beautiful West German vases!). I personally would have maybe added some colour to a wall or 2 (maybe they aren't allowed) and I find the dining room very underwhelming. Other than that it is a wonderful, bright open space that is very inviting. Via Architectural Digest Spain, photos by Asier Rua.

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Sunday
Apr122015

Openhouse Magazine

There is a new magazine out there and this one should be added to your subscribe list. OPENHOUSE Magazine is a twice yearly publication, that looks to bright, creative people from around the world, that open their homes or their private spaces to the public, to make different activities about gastronomy, art and design. In the current issue we talk to Jermome Waag, head chef at Chez Panisse, about what he likes to cook at home for his friends in his time off. In a small village in the italian countryside, Attillio and Paola live in the old Cinema Flora, and regularly open their doors for film nights. We take a peek into the Freunde von Freunden Apartment in Berlin, that takes shape as an office, event space and a cosy apartment for occasional overnight guests. Amaryllis Jacobs has made her wonderful home in Brussels into a twice yearly gallery space, Maniera, for architect designed pieces.....among others. I especially love this first loft space - the plant filled TV hang out space is amazing!!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Definitively one to leave out on the coffee table. (Photos: Carlos Chavarría, Lucrecia Althabe, Mari Luz Vidal, Maria Teresa Furnari)

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Thursday
Feb122015

Office file

Time to do some filing. Some office inspiration filing that is. Studio on number 17 Belén Street, Granada by Elisa Valero.

Thursday
Feb052015

Library love

Love the light streaming in. Love the mix of old and new. Love the cheeky flash of red. Love this library/workspace by Barcelona-based ds Architecture and Design.

Wednesday
Feb042015

Layers 

Layers of paint and paper, layers of old plaster and rotting wood, layers of living and layers of history. So many layers removed or revealed with a renovation. Layers left to remind and preserve. This renovation of 9 flats in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT explores the history of the building, revealing parts of old frescos, arched ceilings, tiles and beams. Modern living and respect for the past.

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