“A former glass factory was transformed into single family homes … The project started from a bare construction. The idea was to design the entire interior in an industrial cosy natural way. The use of chalk, concrete, steel windows, marbles, oak floorings and linen curtains. To have an energy neutral building had never an effect on the interior but is a great plus. This project is a perfect example of an added value in a beautiful collaboration between client and interior architect.”
It’s a masterclass in modern Belgian design. The spare beauty, the use of grey, the simple material palette. DS Apartment in Gent by Æ Studio.
Photography by Jan Verlinde
It’s Friday so it must be time for a virtual weekend getaway. In this daydream we’ve reached the new normal, we’re vaccinated and we’re in Tulum, Mexico. I’m not sure how we can fit the thousands and thousands of you in this apartment but hey it’s a daydream. We’ll make it work. First dibs on the bedroom with the dark bathroom! Penthouse Panopea in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Book via Airbnb.
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 1970’s townhouse in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs has been transformed into a tranquil and spacious family home designed for entertaining, with a hint of a postmodern design aesthetic.”
It’s the light I love most in this redesign of a four split level home by Sydney-based Tom Mark Henry. Light pouring through the wall of windows, the central staircase with its open treads and glass balustrade and the repeated use of fluted glass.
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When a designer is willing to concern themselves wholeheartedly with the details, no matter how simplistic or ornate, I am going to pay close attention. I came across the 1920’s Palos Verdes, California Spanish cottage of designer Mandy Graham and quickly became an admirer of her work. The arched doorways throughout and the kitchen are blowing my mind. The diversity of her projects share a design philosophy that defines a cohesive balance of texture, light and form. The use of such restraint communicates an aesthetic that is both timeless and sophisticated. Respect.
Photos: Jasper Carlberg