Ice Kitchen (image by Vicky Lam) At the start of 2016, Caesarstone, manufacturer of quality Quartz surfaces for commercial and domestic kitchens, began a year long collaboration with British designer Tom Dixon.  ICE (shown above) introduced a series of four conceptual kitchen installations inspired by the elements – Water, Fire, Earth and Air.  It was […]

Inga-Lill Aker grew up in Norway where she spent ‘many of my teenage years on building sites constructing traditional timber houses with my family. I developed a keen interest for these traditional wood crafts, but also a passion for the minimalistic, organic, and highly functional shapes which is the epitome of Scandinavian design.’ Now based […]

True to Vincent Van Gogh’s vision down to every last detail, this real, three-dimensional, rentable room in Chicago feels just like stepping right into ‘The Bedroom.’ The Art Institute of Chicago is offering the space for just $10 per night on AirBNB to celebrate its upcoming exhibition, ‘Van Gogh’s Bedrooms.’ The rock-bottom price comes straight […]

Rather than feeling like an afterthought, the silvery swirling slide at the center of this apartment in Ukraine almost seems as if the entire interior was built around it. The eye-catching feature is perfectly complemented by contemporary decor in a restrained color palette, especially when viewed from the kitchen alongside a double-height living wall. The […]

Clamber on top of the kitchen volume to take a seat at this ceiling-suspended table, giving you a bird’s-eye view of the living room. Bach Architects dealt with the limited space in a 753-square-foot Barcelona apartment with a creative layout that maintains a visual connection between the living area and the back bedrooms, making use […]

It’s a bit of a stretch, but with everyone clamoring to travel to Cuba, we thought of one of the country’s most famous American expats: Ernest Hemingway. The Pulitzer- and Nobel Prize-winning author has left behind a legacy of literature and personal lore of mythical proportions, but today we are looking to take style cues […]

Winter is Coming: Get Cozy with a Kotatsu

Thursday, 29 October 2015 by

Winter is coming. Japan is ready, but how are you going to stay warm. You need a kotatsu. This brilliant creation is a combo of space heater, blanket, and flat table (or a variation thereof). A picture, in this case truly, is worth more than a thousand words. All-knowing Wikipedia defines a kotatsu as a […]

Imagine growing enough greens and veggies for you and your family to fit your daily needs – in a corner of your apartment. All the kale and herbs and melons you need. A whole tower of kale, if you so desire! The Nutritower makes it possible. Urban and vertical farming have been gaining steam around […]

Two rotating central cabinets that double as room dividers make it possible to expand a small residence for visiting family, adding two extra bedrooms on demand and sliding out of the way when not needed. PKMN Architectures created this clever transforming interior for its Pequeñas Grandes Casas (‘Little Big Houses’) series, maximizing the dimensions of […]

Let’s get concrete for a moment. The cement-based building substance certainly isn’t the coziest of home décor materials. But wait until you see what French firm Lyon Béton has in store when it comes to coffee tables, TV benches, bistro tables, chairs, shelves, and more. Béton is French for “concrete,” by the way. If you’re […]