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the design of the nido chair was inspired by an egg in a nest

january 15, 2018emiliana gonzalez, an industrial designer and jessie young, a conceptual artist have joined forces to start a design studio named estudio persona. one of their latest designs is the nido chair, whose shape has been inspired by a egg sitting in an nest.h...




the st tropez residence by saota

january 15, 2018south african based architecture firm saota, have completed a new house in saint tropez, france, that’s been designed for indoor-outdoor living.at the front of the house, travertine stepping stones guide visitors to the double height, solid wood front door that has a fluid free form bronze handle.stepping inside, a capiz shell chandelier occupies the double volume entrance hall area and large frameless windows allow for views over the pool and garden area.the interior opens up to a sloped garden that’s surrounded by a pine forest for privacy and is home to swimming pool, an outdoor pavilion with lounge and a cocktail bar.stairs lead from the backyard up to a partially covered long terrace with an outdoor lounge and dining...




this new lamp was designed to plug straight into the wall

january 16, 2018los angeles based studio human home, have created the lynea plug lamp.the geometrically shaped lamps are designed to be plugged straight into an outlet in the wall, without the hassles of having them instal...




brandon architects have designed a new contemporary coastal california home

january 16, 2018brandon architects have recently completed a new modern house in the cameo shores neighborhood of corona del mar, california.due to strict height regulations in the area, the house has been designed with one level and a basement below.stepping inside the house, a raw concrete wall lines the entryway, while windows at the end of the space provide water views.the main living area of the home is almost completely open to the outdoors. the living room, with a wood ceiling, is focused on the fireplace and the view, while the circular dining table separates the living room from the kitchen.the living room opens up to the backyard and swimming pool. the angled roof line stands out above the outdoor lounge that’s focused on the fi...




the origin tree house sits within a forest in france

january 17, 2018photography by marco lavit nicoraatelier lavit have designed the origin tree house for their clients in france who wanted to have a unique cabin.a hundred year-old oak was the starting point for the whole design, with the goal of being as functional and comfortable as a hotel room, and inspired by the shape of a birds-nest.photography by marco lavit nicorathe tree house is accessed from a platform suspended on another tall oak thirty meters away, which includes a heated spa and a chilling area. from this platform, there’s a wooden walkway, ten meters from the ground, that leads you straight into the heart of the nest.photography by marco lavit nicoraupon arriving at the tree house, there’s a small patio around the trun...




a modern pottery shed has been added to this british backyard

january 17, 2018british firm grey griffiths architects have designed a backyard pottery shed for a ceramicist in east london.located in the back garden of the client’s home, the architects had to work with the mature trees and a modest budget.salvaged materials were used throughout the build, like off-cut plywood for exterior cladding and internal walls, creating a smooth uniform patchwork finish. using wood for the interior created a warm and inviting space that embraces the practical requirements of a maker’s studio. there’s open shelving, a skylight for natural light to filter through and a wood b...




this visitor centre design was inspired by yurts

january 18, 2018photography by shengliang suarchitecture firm hdd have designed the mulan weichang visitors centre, whose shape is inspired by yurts.photography by shengliang suthe center has been built in the north east of hebei province, which is connected to inner mongolia grassland, and as they used old stone, used wooden beam and ratten to create the building, its design fits in with the surrounding area.photography by shengliang suinside, there’s a library where local children can visit to read and play. in the middle of the library is a sunken living space, giving visitors a chance to sit and relax.photography by shengliang sunext to the library is an open kitchen area that creates a shared space for guests to cook together.photo...




a custom wall unit in this small apartment makes it possible to have two bedrooms

january 18, 2018photography by anna positanowhen llabb, a studio of young italian architects, were approached to design the interior of a small apartment in liguria, italy, they thought outside the box and came up with a solution that included a large custom designed wall unit.as the apartment is only 376 square feet (35sqm), the laminated marine plywood wall unit, which runs the length of one wall, had to include sleeping areas and storage.photography by anna positanothe wall unit has a lower section and an upper section. in the lower section, there’s two doors that open up to reveal the first sleeping area or master bedroom. open plywood shelves at the end of the be...




this indoor/outdoor armchair has its own personal pergola

january 19, 2018christian vivanco has collaborated with los patrones to create felix, a contemporary armchair that can be used both indoors and outdoors, and it has its own personal pergola.the design of the armchair was inspired by architectural languages used in mexico during the 50’s, where paraboloid structures and arch...




this recently designed hotel in poland is filled with references to the history and traditions of the area

january 19, 2018architecture firm tremend, have recently completed the ibis styles grudziadz hotel that’s located in the old town area of grudziadz, poland.“we like it when our projects are firmly embedded in local realities. references to the history and traditions of a given place make our hotels have a unique context and unique colour” – says magdalena federowicz-boule, president of the tremend brand.inspired by the times of knights’ tournaments, boisterous feasts and romantic ballads, the interior of the ibis styles grudziadz hotel is combination of the city’s centuries-old heritage and modernity.stepping inside the hotel, there’s a lounge area in the lobby with a copper accent wall and a large mural of a knight riding a h...




the design of the nido chair was inspired by an egg in a nest

january 15, 2018emiliana gonzalez, an industrial designer and jessie young, a conceptual artist have joined forces to start a design studio named estudio persona. one of their latest designs is the nido chair, whose shape has been inspired by a egg sitting in an nest.h...




the st tropez residence by saota

january 15, 2018south african based architecture firm saota, have completed a new house in saint tropez, france, that’s been designed for indoor-outdoor living.at the front of the house, travertine stepping stones guide visitors to the double height, solid wood front door that has a fluid free form bronze handle.stepping inside, a capiz shell chandelier occupies the double volume entrance hall area and large frameless windows allow for views over the pool and garden area.the interior opens up to a sloped garden that’s surrounded by a pine forest for privacy and is home to swimming pool, an outdoor pavilion with lounge and a cocktail bar.stairs lead from the backyard up to a partially covered long terrace with an outdoor lounge and dining...




this new lamp was designed to plug straight into the wall

january 16, 2018los angeles based studio human home, have created the lynea plug lamp.the geometrically shaped lamps are designed to be plugged straight into an outlet in the wall, without the hassles of having them instal...




brandon architects have designed a new contemporary coastal california home

january 16, 2018brandon architects have recently completed a new modern house in the cameo shores neighborhood of corona del mar, california.due to strict height regulations in the area, the house has been designed with one level and a basement below.stepping inside the house, a raw concrete wall lines the entryway, while windows at the end of the space provide water views.the main living area of the home is almost completely open to the outdoors. the living room, with a wood ceiling, is focused on the fireplace and the view, while the circular dining table separates the living room from the kitchen.the living room opens up to the backyard and swimming pool. the angled roof line stands out above the outdoor lounge that’s focused on the fi...




the origin tree house sits within a forest in france

january 17, 2018photography by marco lavit nicoraatelier lavit have designed the origin tree house for their clients in france who wanted to have a unique cabin.a hundred year-old oak was the starting point for the whole design, with the goal of being as functional and comfortable as a hotel room, and inspired by the shape of a birds-nest.photography by marco lavit nicorathe tree house is accessed from a platform suspended on another tall oak thirty meters away, which includes a heated spa and a chilling area. from this platform, there’s a wooden walkway, ten meters from the ground, that leads you straight into the heart of the nest.photography by marco lavit nicoraupon arriving at the tree house, there’s a small patio around the trun...




a modern pottery shed has been added to this british backyard

january 17, 2018british firm grey griffiths architects have designed a backyard pottery shed for a ceramicist in east london.located in the back garden of the client’s home, the architects had to work with the mature trees and a modest budget.salvaged materials were used throughout the build, like off-cut plywood for exterior cladding and internal walls, creating a smooth uniform patchwork finish. using wood for the interior created a warm and inviting space that embraces the practical requirements of a maker’s studio. there’s open shelving, a skylight for natural light to filter through and a wood b...




this visitor centre design was inspired by yurts

january 18, 2018photography by shengliang suarchitecture firm hdd have designed the mulan weichang visitors centre, whose shape is inspired by yurts.photography by shengliang suthe center has been built in the north east of hebei province, which is connected to inner mongolia grassland, and as they used old stone, used wooden beam and ratten to create the building, its design fits in with the surrounding area.photography by shengliang suinside, there’s a library where local children can visit to read and play. in the middle of the library is a sunken living space, giving visitors a chance to sit and relax.photography by shengliang sunext to the library is an open kitchen area that creates a shared space for guests to cook together.photo...




a custom wall unit in this small apartment makes it possible to have two bedrooms

january 18, 2018photography by anna positanowhen llabb, a studio of young italian architects, were approached to design the interior of a small apartment in liguria, italy, they thought outside the box and came up with a solution that included a large custom designed wall unit.as the apartment is only 376 square feet (35sqm), the laminated marine plywood wall unit, which runs the length of one wall, had to include sleeping areas and storage.photography by anna positanothe wall unit has a lower section and an upper section. in the lower section, there’s two doors that open up to reveal the first sleeping area or master bedroom. open plywood shelves at the end of the be...




this indoor/outdoor armchair has its own personal pergola

january 19, 2018christian vivanco has collaborated with los patrones to create felix, a contemporary armchair that can be used both indoors and outdoors, and it has its own personal pergola.the design of the armchair was inspired by architectural languages used in mexico during the 50’s, where paraboloid structures and arch...




this recently designed hotel in poland is filled with references to the history and traditions of the area

january 19, 2018architecture firm tremend, have recently completed the ibis styles grudziadz hotel that’s located in the old town area of grudziadz, poland.“we like it when our projects are firmly embedded in local realities. references to the history and traditions of a given place make our hotels have a unique context and unique colour” – says magdalena federowicz-boule, president of the tremend brand.inspired by the times of knights’ tournaments, boisterous feasts and romantic ballads, the interior of the ibis styles grudziadz hotel is combination of the city’s centuries-old heritage and modernity.stepping inside the hotel, there’s a lounge area in the lobby with a copper accent wall and a large mural of a knight riding a h...