One of our favourite sites for inspiration is Freunde von Freunden. People, photography, video…. beautiful! Have you seen their latest piece on Uli Mayer-Johanssen, head of Berlin branding agency MetaDesign? Swoon. Freunde von Freunden kindly sent us a few images to share. An amazing home, an amazing woman. More pictures (by Philipp Langenheim for Freunde von Freunden) and an inspiring interview here.
How cool is this house by German architecture firm Kraus Schönberg?! The lower level is open-concept and cut into the ground to create a sightline directly across the property so the views are all about the landscape. This is such a great idea if there are hieight restrictions that need to be respected. It allows the house to be lower than average but gives you an amazing amount of light even when partially underground. Simple yet so effective.
As much as I love bright, white spaces I am also a big fan of dark, moody and industrial spaces as well. I spotted these 2 homes on MilK magazine’s site and had to share. LOVE. So unpretentious and full of character.
A 2-story bookcase would be a dream come true. I’d never have to throw out a shelter mag or book ever again, and a place to display every knick knack I have stashed in the basement. *sigh*
Graphic photography as artwork, and a stunning statement chandelier. YES!!!
via Kevin Dumais
We recently heard from Barcelona architect Victor Gonzalez, of TC-Interiors, who wanted to share one of his projects with our readers.
Communicating Vessels is a 250 sq.m complete apartment renovation, located in the Modernist neighborhood of Barcelona. The design layout is a response to the client’s wish for a united, open space that could benefit the natural light form early in the morning to late afternoon. For this reason, all mid-walls were demolished and the windows at the communal side façade were enlarged. The only enclosed department built from the scratch is the Core, which includes the guest room and the service areas, leaving the rest of the space diaphanous. Every use is ‘marked’ by a Lighting Carpet, a customized and highly resolved lighting system. As the floor carpets do, the Lighting Carpets, ‘warm up’ a specific territory of this home while the same time, indicate the use, by their distinct positioning and size. This loft space is HOT. I love the concept of using lighting to delineate a space – much more creative than throwing down some area rugs.