An hour north of Oslo, located on a majestic hill side facing the Norwegian woods and Mjøsa lake, lies the Gjøvik house; a modern and minimal cluster house created by Norm Architects. “The Gjøvik house, consisting of overlapping cubes of different sizes, makes for an intimate and dynamic family home with materials, levels and inbuilt, tailor-made furniture creating a minimal yet warm and secluded feeling. The house gracefully embraces the hill side terrain, merging with its surroundings in a humble and natural manner. Having thoroughly considered the climate in the process of designing the house, the idea behind the cluster style house was to give the home a cosy and inviting feel, where you can truly hibernate while taking shelter from the frigid days of Nordic winter. ”
Santa Clara 1728 is a beautiful 18th-century palace that has been transformed into a romantic boutique hotel. Perched atop one of the city’s seven hills, overlooking the Pantheon and the Tagus River, the hotel has been designed by local architect Manuel Aires Mateus. The modern, clean design contrasts beautifully with the ancient walls and limestone stairs. The six spacious suites are suited with minimalist wooden furniture by designer Antonio Citterio and linnen bed textiles, all in a neutral color palette.
Ila y Ela is a Spanish design company for the littles ones. Their handmade products are created in a traditional way. A mediterranean style with a nordic touch, simplicity, high-quality materials, trendy soft tones….all to create special items for special children´s rooms. I especially love the lion head featured above!
Villa Son Font is located in the Son Font area of the city of Calviá, this is one of only 18 areas in Mallorca (Spain) that is UNESCO protected. This four bedroom holiday home (that can be rented) is in many ways a classic Mallorca villa with polished facades, natural stone and terracotta tiles. And yet, the house is renovated with micro cement floors, built-in stainless steel fixtures and Gaggenau appliances. In order to soften it all, a little Ibiza mood has been added with soft white shapes on the built-in furniture, lounge environment, indoor lighting, illumination lights and more. The style is relaxed, laid back and cool, and inspired by the wa???rm atmosphere and ambience of the Balearic Islands, combined with Nordic elements. Visit Villa Son Font’s website for more information about rental options.
Danish company Fritz Hansen is celebrating 60 years with Arne Jacobnsen’s iconic Egg, Swan and Drop chairs. For this anniversary they have chosen to work with the most exclusive materials. Not only do the new materials reflect the iconic design itself. They also enhance the personality of each and every chair from head to toe. Overall, the materials carefully selected for these anniversary editions are chosen to make individual statements. The keyword is ‘purity’ because pure materials will become personal with time. The materials vary from the soft and serene PURE leather, the rich and smooth SERA wool fabric, to a 23 karat gold coated base, all of which will create patina and an expression of their own with time. The serenity of nature was the starting point for the design process of the 60th anniversary. The idea was to unite the renowned heritage with a design that was relevant in time. The result is a design appealing to all senses with a mission to turn pure materials into personal design objects. The Egg and Swan chair comes in a limited number up to 1958 pieces each. Each chair will feature a special 60th anniversary leather engraving, with numbering and is available until stock runs out. The chairs are available from The Conran Shop.
This is the lovely home of Norwegian blogger and instagramerEma Bihor. Ema has a heart for beautiful things and live for the little things in life, which is reflected in her home in Oslo, Norway. The hints of pale pink give this interior a feminine touch.
Interior designer Carissa Duncan of Salt + Bones was asked to redesign the guest rooms of Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California—a New Age retreat center founded in 1962. As well as updating the room in the Maslow & Watts buildings with modern comforts, Duncan was also tasked with breathing new life back into the spectacular semi-circular Fritz House. Built into the cliff edge overlooking the baths, the Fritz House was constructed in the 1960s from locally harvested old growth redwood and beautiful hand hewn stone, all of which needed to be sanded and refinished. The building became a meeting space in the early 1970s, and its carpets, furniture, and wood cladding had been unchanged since. Duncan was charged with turning it back into a residence.