Displaying posts from September, 2021

A Tribeca loft

Posted on Mon, 20 Sep 2021 by KiM

I keep thinking I am over the idea of loft living but then I come across a loft that is sooooo well done like this one designed by Damon Liss and my love for these spaces is rekindled. Especially when it includes exposed brick and a sweet outdoor space. (Photos: Joshua McHugh)

Have you entered the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition yet? Once again we are sharing some of our favourite winners from previous years and more importantly how you can enter your own designs. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award and 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 that is recognized worldwide, and 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, free sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition exhibition and World Design Rankings 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 (check out more categories here). Excited? Inspired? Ready to take on the best of the best design from around the world? The deadline for regular submission is September 30 (yes that soon!) and results will be published on May 1. Of course we will be bringing you the results as well. You can find out exactly what the A’ Design Award and Competition is here and register here. Now on to some past winners…

Tie Chair by Shigeki Matsuoka

Ring Bookshelf by Rama Akel

Oleg Multifunctional Furniture by Andrea Cingoli

Elytra Space Saver Coffee Table by Radhika Dhumal

Aura Minimalist Standing Fan by Marco Gallegos

Transparent Chair by Xuanang Gao

Living The Noom Housing by Sanzpont Arquitectura

Mountain House in Mist Book Villa by Lin Chen

Aurora Lodge Chalet by Snorre Stinessen

Time Holiday Mobile Home by Chester Goh

The Bridge House Private Residential by Soheil Afshar Mohammadian

Slope House Residence by Kyungsik Kim

Peloponnese Rural Residential House by Ivana Lukovic

House On The Cliff Residential Building by Shamsudin Kerimov

Weed Lamp by Jinying Cheng

Bellda Lampshade by Mehdi Atashfaraz

Stoccolma Flexible Lamp by Giulia Liverani – Olivelab

Adamas Floor Lamp by Francesca Schiavello


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

A 15th century restored Irish castle

Posted on Sun, 19 Sep 2021 by KiM

This magical place is Kilcoe Castle, a 15th century castle located on Roaring Water Bay on the south western coast of Ireland. It was purchased by actor Jeremy Irons several years ago and took 6 years of painstaking renovations to get it to the state it is in today. It is absolutely beautiful, filled with art and treasures from the actor’s travels (carpets from Morocco, a Nepalese yoke, an old Roman-style threshing board, a fiddle he had made in Slovakia, a life-size antique wooden horse that he found in the Cotswolds…). Photos by Simon Upton for Vanity Fair.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 18 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Clifford Chance by Colombe.

Perfectly imperfect outdoors

Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

More from Perspective this time a wonderful series of outdoor spaces surrounding a country house in Rute in the north of Sweden’s Gotland. Once again Scandinavian design meets elements of Eastern philosophy, wabi-sabi, the perfectly imperfect. I love it all, the pool, the al fresco dining, fireplaces and old greenhouse but most of all the conservatory. I never realised I needed a conservatory … until now.

Photography Andy Liffner