Displaying posts from June, 2021

“From my grandfather I inherited a modest forester’s lodge in the heart of Pszczewski landscape park. I wanted to enhance it and create contemporary dacha for friends and family.” The idea of finishing the second house in the middle of the woods came from Investors’ love for nature and proactive way of spending spare time, as well as the need to create an asylum, standing in contrast to the quick, everyday life of big cities. Although the dacha steers away from traditional representation of a lodge, all design solutions and materials draw direct inspiration from the overpowering proximity of nature.
The building’s entrance was placed in the link between old and new parts of the house and it encapsulates both a dressing room and a bathroom for guests. Interior corridors, along with the windows, were underlined with plywood frames, which stand out even in the floor’s finishing. Newly built house’s wing includes a spacious dining room and englassed living room, which were separated from each other with a centrally placed, massive chimney made out of black steel. Big windows, framed with natural plywood allow for experiencing to the fullest the picturesque forest
surrounding the house. The fronts of furniture installments, those made of natural plywood along with the vanished ones bear resemblance to traditional farm doors with oblique braces.

This truly is a perfect weekend getaway. Simple, functional design and the plywood is a beautiful natural detail. Designed by mode:lina, photos by Patryk Lewiński

Modern luxury in Pacific Palisades

Posted on Mon, 21 Jun 2021 by midcenturyjo

From the pared-back sophistication of the formal living spaces to the cosy family areas, this home by West Hollywood based Studio Life/Style is beautifully curated with a restrained colour palette and a contemporary consideration of modern luxury. Simply in love with the living and dining areas connected through a collonade of arches.

It’s that time again! This is an early bird call for your entries in the prestigious A’ Design Award & Competition. We are excited to share with you not only some of the previous winners but also how you can enter your own designs for this year’s competition. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members (you can check out the methodology here) and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award & Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure.

From the Good Industrial Design Award, to the Good Architecture Design Award. The Good Product Design Award to the Good Communication Design Award. The Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion Design Award and so many more. Are you inspired? Excited? Believe you’ve got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for A’ Design Award and Competition here.

And now some of the fabulous 2020-2021 winners …

Lattice Chair Weaving Armchair by Chen Kuan-Cheng

Minimal Techno Arm Chair by Sebastiaan Van Beest

The Bridge House Private Residential by Soheil Afshar Mohammadian

Slope House Residence by Kyungsik Kim

House of Tubes Residential by Enrique Leal

Zero Sun Lounger by Roberta Banqueri

Watch Tower Cat Climbing Tree by Fei Chen, Lei Yang and Qi Wu

B Fora Vase by Nicolau dos Santos

Peloponnese Rural Residential House by Ivana Lukovic

Hacienda Summer House by Hany Saad

Aura Minimalist Standing Fan by Marco Gallegos

Ori Accent Chair by Manish Maheshwari

God’s Math Cabinet by Michael Potter

Pagoda Cabinet by Pandi Li

Bamboo Leisure Chair by Wei Jingye and Li Jiashu


This post is brought to you in collaboration with A’ Design Award & Competition

A villa by the water

Posted on Mon, 21 Jun 2021 by midcenturyjo

“The relationship between the historic building and the new extension is characterised with a change of materiality; from light timbers and translucent glass screens to black terrazzo and steel framed doors to the terrace. The interiors responded to the iconic nature of the building with elegant details that will endure over time.”

We could be in Italy but instead, we’re harbourside in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay.  An elegant marriage of historic and new, classic yet timeless. By Richards Stanisich.

Photography by Felix Forest

A castle on top of a hill in Italy

Posted on Sun, 20 Jun 2021 by KiM

What more do I really need to say after that title? A castle in Italy? Don’t mind if I do! I will add that the castle dates to 1200 or earlier and is located in Cigognola, a comune in the Province of Pavia. You can read more about it in Architectural Digest Italy. (Photos: Carlo Piro; Styling: Martina Lucatelli)