My name is Jo and I have a serious kitchen addiction. You would think that being part way through my own kitchen renovation (think country colonial meets industrial) I would not have a wandering eye but I see a good looking rack of cupboards and I’m planning a little cheating on the side. My latest crush? This wooden kitchen by Swedish bespoke kitchen firm Nordiska Kök. Dark oak, terrazzo worktop, clean lined, Scandi chic. Swoon.
Believe it or not this 90 m2 apartment in Barcelona’s Gracia district was once 6 dark and pokey rooms before its transformation by Spanish-German architectural design firm YLAB Arquitectos into light filled zones full of clever doors that open and shut revealing or hiding the functions of daily living. As a girl who loves a cupboard or rather what can be concealed away in a cupboard this small apartment is ticking all my boxes. Not to mention that gallery garden. Sublime.
It may seem a little sparsely curated, perhaps a little spartan chic but the home of designer and stylist Louisa Grey of House of Grey is, after all, a location house. What appears stark in one photo is magically transformed into swoon worthy rooms full of swoon worthy product for exhibitions and photo shoots. In the Neighbourhood – The Grey House was an exhibition of works by designers such as Frama, Mass Productions, Nest Design, Henry Wilson and Tycjan Knut just this last September. (Can we just take a moment to drink in the beauty of those custom curtains by Nest Design.) A stunning simple house home to a woman with a great eye.
Photography of the exhibition by Rory Gardiner
Come on. Join me. Jump into the portfolio of Naples-based Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva Architetti. It’s a masterclass in contemporary Italian design! Because that hotel in Capri in the previous post just wasn’t enough.
Photography by Nathalie Krag, Mattia Aquila, Andrea Ferrari and Kasia Gatkowska
There is a verve, a spark to the work of Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva Architetti, that minimalism loaded with colour and personality but remaining true to the history of the building and the site that is so very, very Italian. Perched high above the sparkling blue waters of Capri is a hotel with not just amazing views but inspiring interiors, a perfect example of this style of Italian modern minimalism.
Photography by Nathalie Krag