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MODERN FORMS: An organic lifestyle in Mexico

Situated on a peninsula north of the iconic surf area of Troncones, Punta Majahua is a flowing, modern and striking residential complex designed by Zozoya Arquitectos in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.   The original concept for this eye-catching project was to create a large complex composed of luxury beachfront residences, focusing on an organic architectural style that would both integrate seamlessly to the site, while simultaneously allowing for a magnificent, striking aesthetic.   A link to nature Punta Majahua…

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FASHIONABLE SLEEPING: A small-scale fashion hotel

Mexican fashion brand Octavia has taken over an old house in La Condesa in the country’s capital to create a boutique hotel, with PPAA Architects designing and creating the soft, neutral space. Designed to be an extension of the clothes created by Octavia, the seven-room boutique hotel’s two studios, apartment-style room and four hotel rooms merge comfort and design, with its public spaces offering refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city. A natural touch The well-known local clothing…

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INDUSTRIAL CHIC: The uber-cool warehouse transformation in Barcelona

Local interior design firm Kirsten Schwalgien Design’s remodel of Casa Bures uses steel, glass and contemporary materials to breathe new life into the ground-floor loft of this Barcelona Art Nouveau gem. Originally dating back to 1905, Casa Bures is one of the most representative examples of Art Nouveau design in Barcelona. Built by Francesc Berenguer I Mestres, a close friend of Gaudi, the building was commissioned by a wealthy merchant at the height of the region’s textile boom. After the…

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Design Talk: Evelien Bleumink

Subtle towel racks for your bathroom   Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to Evelien Bleumink. The Dutch designer teamed up with Serax, a Belgian design company. Like every other Serax collection, this one with Evelien Bleumink is crafted traditionally. Always in line with the creator’s design and philosophy. Curious to know more about Evelien’s vision? Read all about it right here.   Evelien Bleumink comes up with new…

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WALKING ON WATER: A Floating Home

Part of a new local scheme, i29 architects has designed and developed a low-budget family home that not only looks a treat, but is also eco-friendly, energy-efficient and truly packs a punch. Set apart by its dark monolithic exterior appearance from the outside and crisp, white interiors full of high ceilings and glazing, this home stands out from the crowd while providing its owners with stunning views and abundant daylight.   Schoonschip Amsterdam Floating Home was designed as one part…

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Design Talk: Maze

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Cutting-edge furniture made with an earth-friendly mindset   Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to Maze. This Swedish brand wants to bring new global Scandinavian design to the world. It represents the very best of today’s design talent and culture. Sounds interesting? Swipe up for more.   The Maze story began in 2003 with the photographer Kent Johansson. He was looking for a bedside table for his shoebox sized…

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THE NEW SOCIAL: future-proof dining

A recent project by Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio combines the company’s warm aesthetic with new design ideologies regarding social distancing, resulting in a public space able to thrive in an era in which restaurants and the wider hospitality industry have been threatened. This beautiful new project devised by Renesa conceptualises India’s first Covid-aware restaurant. While this project responds seamlessly to the new demands of life, the engaging design was actually devised before the pandemic.   The best of both…

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Design Talk: höfats

Functional design encounters love for detail   Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know höfats. An inspiring German brand created by Christian Wasserman and Thomas Kaiser. hofäts a young design company which develops and markets products all around the issue of outdoor fire – so to say, höfats brings fire into your life. Curious to know more? Scroll down please!   höfats’ product range comprises fire baskets, fire…

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Flexible living: officially the coolest home studio

Mexican architect Manuel Cervantes’ Casa Estudio project perfectly houses both his family home and a lofty, spacious showroom. Located on a hillside in the town of Amatepec, this five-story property is organically staggered to sit alongside the steep sloping hill. While from the outside it appears as one, the space has been cleverly divided in order to incorporate Cervantes’ family home, an additional rental home and his own design gallery and studio.   A room with a view The lowest…

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Design Talk: Filodesign

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“Our concept is filling by emptying space, looking for lightness in every matter, with poetry and a touch of curiosity”   Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know Filodesign. Creativity, passion, research and development, searching for new materials, teamwork and inspiring synergies: this is their lifestyle. Interested to know how they integrate their lifestyle with an Italian approach to design? Well, scroll down in that case.   Pure…

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