Fridays should be about good things, and lofts are reeeeeally good things. I will be featuring 2 lofts today, and this one is an absolute dream of exposed brick, beams and columns, modern additions and the coolest concrete wall. This 2,000 sqf renovation of a former garment factory floor in New York’s Lower East Side serves as a casual 1-bedroom loft apartment for the owner, and a place to entertain and relax. The layout provides a maximum of open studio space and a secluded sleep and bath area. Inspired by the rustic materials in the previous manufacturing space , the aesthetics of the loft combines rough and simple materials with bold industrial objects and colors. Architect: Anima Photos: Chuck Choi
A little art deco, and little mid-century modern, a little retro 50s….this home decorated by Madrid-based designer Marta de la Rica is about as eclectic as they come. And I absolutely adore it because it is such a random mix of styles. Eclectic wins me over every time.
One of my favourite things to look out ofr while thrifting is industrial lighting. I am a huge fan of anything industrial really but add that to my lighting obsession and I can’t contain myself. Sadly really cool vintage industrial lighting is hard to come by in these parts so I thought I would do a round-up and live vicariously through others. And one key point – the bigger the better.
There is something about a home that is left raw and natural that always gives me heart palpitations. I nearly fell out of my chair when I spotted this apartment that was featured in one of my favourite magazines, Milk Décoration. Formerly a watchmaker’s shop in a building constructed in 1905 in Østerbro, Copenhagen, it is the home of Niels Strøyer Christophersen, co-founder and artistic director of Danish design studio FRAMA. The patina, the history peeking out through peeling paint is perhaps too raw for most, but I think it’s absolutely beautiful. Photos: Nathalie Krag
Here is a prime example of how pattern can have a HUGE impact on a space. BOOM! Pattern expert ELEY KISHIMOTO has unveiled its interior design for the new Southerden Patisserie and Café in central London, in collaboration with long-term creative partner, UK-based design practice Studio MacLean. The newly opened store is situated at 72 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD. The new Bermondsey Street store was complete at the end of January 2015, in time for its official opening in February 2015. The transformation from run-down hairdressers into a beautifully crafted patisserie store was truly remarkable; EK’s eye-popping graphics (from floor to ceiling in its Venice pattern), coupled with Studio MacLean’s technical lighting solution, have aligned with the beautiful heritage of Bermondsey Street, opposite the Fashion Textile Museum. (Photos: Chris Tubbs)