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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: The Indonesian built on angles and colour

Ismail Solehudin Architecture has taken what could have been a compilation of apartments that looks just like any other in the built-up area of Bogor in West Java, Indonesia, and instead let it sing loud and proud by cladding it with stacked, rich red corrugated iron.   Stacked volumes Rather than a single-family home, the ruby red building contains multiple residential units. These stacked apartments sit above and alongside each other, effectively using the limited space, one of the core…

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DESIGN TALK: ZILALILA

Design Talk means it’s time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Anita Walstra Bakos and the women of the extraordinary, conscious design brand Zilalila. Zilalila is a line of hand-woven textiles — from plush throws and blankets to slouchy beanbags — but it’s so much more than just that: every single Zilalila product is handmade in Nepal, by women who take their expertise of weaving craft seriously. According to Bakos, the meaning…

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EXCEPTIONAL ERAS: Blended interiors in the heart of Paris

Alongside Patrizio Miceli, the head of Parisian-Roman creative agency Al Dente, interior architect Hadrien Breitenbach has designed a blended interior in the heart of Paris for the agency.   The downtown interior is nothing but ordinary, moving confidently away from the standard office typology. Designed to feel like a living space, the agency’s new home additionally includes a hidden indoor swimming pool, a patio complete with lounge and dining space, two photo studios and a bright and airy conservatory.  …

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DESIGN TALK: BLOMUS MODO by Nina Thöming

Design Talk means it’s time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we’re going to get to know Nina Thöming, who created a collection of monochrome black bathroom accessories for German design brand blomus. Nina is part of another German design studio, FLÖZ, which has been a partner to blomus for more than a decade. She arrived there with a background in industrial design and, perhaps because of this, has a systematic and exhaustive approach to all things she…

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DESIGN TALK: KABINET VAN LOOK

Design talk means taking some time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we want to introduce you to Jan Van Look, the founder of the Belgian design brand KABINET VAN LOOK.     A passion for creative functionality A self-taught designer based in Antwerp, Van Look founded his own design studio in 2010. A skilled and passionate artist with a passion for creative functionality, he uses inspirations of the moment to create innovative, artful objects that showcase his…

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We asked an expert: how to add colour to any home

Nothing affects the mood of a home quite like colour does — that may be why 95% of people are intimidated by having to choose one. The brand-new book The Complete Book of Colourful Interiors aims to change that.   This useful, illustrated volume takes you, step by step, from tones to hues, and answers all of your questions about colour in the home. Which colours suits which spaces? How do I combine the right shades? What’s the matter with…

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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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Free-flowing forms: a stunning house by the lake

Created to sit waterside at beautiful Lake Türlersee in Switzerland, this modern space was designed by Wafai Architecture, playing on natural forms to devise a playful and dynamic holiday home for a young couple. While this striking design was ultimately never realised, the Italian architecture firm Wafai Architecture’s take on a holiday home for a young couple expecting a baby focused on its core concepts of ultra-modern design, with a calm, coherent aesthetic.   Flowing movement This luxury villa concept…

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Effortless design meets cosy living in Brasilia

The architects Alex Claver and Wilker Medeiros from Studio 2 Arquitetura e Interiores created a cool, contemporary haven in modern Brasilia. Following collaboration between the owners and architecture firm on 13 bakeries and the previous family home, Studio2 Arquitetura e Interiores turned their keen eye, skill and experience to this new project, creating a truly unique but beautifully warm home to be treasured for years to come. A much-needed refresh The existing 283 sqm apartment was renovated with the aim…

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