Clean lines and classical elements is what Sandra Funk of NYC and NJ based design firm House of Funk is all about. She’ll even paint out some woodwork! It’s a fresh take on the traditional. Just look at this first kitchen/dining area space. That banquette area with a little desk nook at the end is FABULOUS! What a perfect use of that space.
Only 4m wide and 17m deep this contemporary concrete and brick house rises above a busy street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The minimalist, modern home references the traditional shop houses of the area with a blurring of private and public spaces at street level achieved by a folding shutter which also moderates shade and ventilation. A large central skylight allows light to penetrate to the inner rooms. By MM++ Architects.
Photography by Hiroyuki Oki
A wee, white shed by the sea in the Èze region of France. It may be small in size but it’s big on style. Piano on the deck anyone? Cabanon by Monaco-based architectural duo Humbert & Poyet.
If modern minimalism is something you’re into, which I am because sometimes I just need something that is easy on the eye, then I think you’ll dig this guest house in Chociwle, Poland designed by Loft Kolasiński. With a Scandinavian, mid-century feel this dwelling is a tad masculine, a touch funky and a smidge hip. What a cool collection of furnishings from the 30’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s from Italy, France, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Poland – including a polish HI-Fi stereo from the 80’s. I want those sofas soooo badly. (Photos: Karolina Bąk)
A stylish, new mid mod pays homage to the oh so cool Palm Springs vibe. Built on Frank Sinatra’s old estate there’s even a cheeky tribute to ol’ blue eyes himself. I’m seriously envious of this weekend getaway. Would you want to leave? Rancho Mirage by Newport Beach based interior designer Brittany Stiles.