It is so refreshing to see spaces designed by someone who clearly enjoys what they do and wants to bring a smile to everyone’s face who has the pleasure of experiencing their work. I’m talking about designer Anya Hoffman who is based in Cologne, Germany. What a pleasure to stumble upon her portfolio (she has an online shop too).
A special place, part history, part fantasy, part mystery, part dream made reality. Château de Marteret in Southwest France in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Gascony region has a singular charm. The current owners have commissioned over 20 artists to help bring their vision to life. The estate is about creative power and inspiration, nurturing life and delving into its meaning and mysteries. It’s philosophy meets interior design. Perhaps that is a little glib but whatever Château de Marteret would profess to be it certainly is beautiful… and unusual.
Perched on the water’s edge on an island south west of Stockholm is the H-House by Arkitektstudio Widejdal Racki (whilst practising as Arkitektstudio WRB). Like the Surfers House in a previous post, the building is about reacting to the changes in the weather. Roll open the windows, enjoy the open courtyards, bask in the summer sun and take in the view but when the wind blows and the temperature drops there are covered, protected areas and an outdoor fireplace.
Check out this vintage, rustic, eclectic space featured in the latest issue of Lithuanian e-mag Lamų slėnis. Lovin’ the photography and post-processing too.