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 like this atelier designed and built by Anna Karlin to house her collection, studio, and workshop.
A Spanish villa located in a pine forest in Valakampiai a district in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. Not quite what you are expecting? Interior designers Gabija Pažarskytė and Karolina Juodeškaitė of Dizaino Virtuvė have been inspired by the Mediterranean for this four storey house nestled amongst the trees. A materials palette of concrete, rattan, stone and ceramics recalls Spain while for me the standout features are the cast iron tiles and statement blue spiral staircase rising from the foyer to the first floor. Handcrafted timber beams, a thatch roof, stylish sauna area and the very first squat toilet we have featured on the blog complete the highlights.
Photography by Kernius Pauliukonis
If you’ve got to go into the office on a Sunday, I hope it’s as cool as this space designed by San Francisco based IDF Studio. IDF Studio was hired by a biotechnology-focused investment firm to convert a historical residence into a modern office space. The original exposed brick walls and wide plank wood floors were maintained, while a reception area was added, and the bedrooms were converted into a reading room and gym. The updated floor plan and redesign brought this 1910 SoMa loft forward nearly 100 years, inspiring innovation and vision even further into the future.
Sharing another layered and dynamic project by Marie-Caroline Willms, but this time more modern and urban. This is a renovated flat in the Barrio de Las Letras ‘hood of Madrid and has some gorgeous original details that have been restored/maintained like the exposed brick walls, support beams and tile floors. Marie-Caroline added in her unique and quirky touches with a mix of antiques and more modern furnishings. Nothing “trendy” about this space and I love it!!
My husband’s birthday was last Sunday so we went out for dinner. It’s so strange how something we used to do at last once every week or two suddenly became the biggest treat. I spent $30 on 2 drinks and they were the BEST. DRINKS. EVER. Looking forward to the day it becomes normal again. Poodle Bar & Bistro in Fitzroy, Australia is a gorgeous spot to enjoy many drinks and take in the art-deco decor, designed by Bergman & Co.
Poodle Bar, a modern interpretation of chiaroscuro; placing the patron at the centre of their experience. The ground floor embedded in a romantic textural representation of the past whilst situating us delightfully in the present through the careful placement of contemporary art, wildflowers and greenery. The archways acting as a conduit to a different scene, likened to the experience of being in a gallery, eyes adjusting to the varying levels of light and shade as the rooms are traversed.
Photos: Derek Swalwell