“Located in the old Toy Factory Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles, the 850 sf studio loft underwent a full interior architectural remodel as well as re-space planning, and custom designed millwork. There was a request for a separate semi private bedroom area, new custom designed kitchen and larger bathroom. New entry wall and dividing custom shelving unit was placed to create privacy and allow for porosity and visual connectivity to the rest of the space. Custom details and an existing concrete column was re purposed as a back drop for a custom bench and side table.”
Hands up who daydreams of living in an industrial style loft. OK I’d probably have to ditch the husband and the large dog to make the dream come true or at least keep the space looking so wonderful. Toy Factory Loft by Mass Studio.
Is it working on a weekend or getting away for the weekend? Right now I’d be happy to do either. Paramount House Hotel by Breathe Architecture.
Inside an old Berlin factory interior architect and artist Ewelina Makosa and designer Jan Garncarek have created a light filled art studio. “Life moves at a much slower pace here, compared to the city center of Berlin. The lack of trendy cafes and restaurants provides ideal conditions for genuine contemplation and focus. In addition, the local lake is a great summer destination.” The building had remained unnoticed until an Irish carpenter leased and renovated the property, sectioning the available space into several artistic workshops. The duo managed to save the original walls and flooring from being “renovated”. The interior, designed by Ewelina, celebrates the vertical space, over 5 meters tall.
The Tatra sofa was mass produced in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s but many of the pieces were designed by Jan himself. The glass top desk and a brass and marble coffee table are prototypes but others such as the two Hasta lamps (imitating fencing foils belonging to Jan’s grandfather), U2 lamps and Metropoli Argand lamps suspended over the table are already in production and can be found at Jan Garncarek Design. “The place is like a haven to us. It lets us quieten down and focus, simultaneously providing an inexhaustible source of inspiration” says Ewelina. The light that streams through the loft windows makes the space perfect for creating the artist’s large scale works exploring memory and the remnants of the past … just like the studio itself.
Last photo by Aleksandra Laska
I published this post a couple of weeks before Christmas but I was a bad girl. I broke a press embargo but now that it has been published in Country Style magazine it’s time to feature this amazing holiday getaway again. An absolute must stay.
Introducing Room + Board the latest in the stable of fabulous accommodation properties by stylist and decorator Lynda Gardener. The purpose built open plan barn in the Victorian country town of Daylesford is part warehouse, part greenhouse and totally delicious. The perfect getaway for couples or single guests in Gardener’s signature style you can book here.
I love seeing how designers live. Case in point, the converted East London warehouse of Rachel Chudley. Her creativity and love of textures, colours and patterns in completely random pairings makes her home an absolutely feast for the eyes. (Photos: Paul Massey)