Can you tell I’m just about to start my kitchen renovation? That the only things on my mind at the moment are kitchens, kitchens, kitchens? I’d love to scrap my plans and start all over again now that I’ve seen this moody beauty by New York-based interior designer Monique Gibson. You can see more of the East Village Atelier here.
Love the juxtaposition of old stone and modern glass in this conversion in the ancient city of Safed, Israel by Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design. The history is palpable. The future is present.
If a concrete home leaves us cold we’ll often describe it disparagingly as a bunker. So what happens when that concrete home is actually a bunker? If it’s this penthouse apartment atop a WWII above ground bunker in Hamburg, Germany what could have been sterile and oppressive is instead raw, warm and sophisticated. The loft-style space has four metre floor-to-ceiling windows, is filled with contemporary designer pieces and has two big balconies offering amazing views over the city. What makes this beautiful apartment even more exciting is that it is part of the luxury vacation accommodation offered through Welcome Beyond. It’s available from March 2017. In the meantime we can daydream of a getaway to help us through the Friday grind.
Brutalist concrete meets European minimalism and Eastern aesthetics. Light and dark, hard and soft, manmade and natural with a leitmotif of grid like patterns and screens. Faliro Loft by Greek architectural firm esé Studio.
Photography by Ioanna Roufopoulou
I’ve always imagined that living in a Parisian Haussmannian apartment would be like living in a wedding cake. All white fondant icing with elaborate sugar work decoration. Elegant but perhaps a little cold. Fragile and frosty beauty. Not quite the recipe for a fabulous family home. Except, that is, when your sugar confection of an apartment has been re-imagined by Marion Collard. Modern, colourful, simple living (within a wedding cake) in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
Photography by Felix Forest