US based shop Spartan (they do offer international shipping) offers a carefully considered collection of home goods, furniture, lighting and fine art. Their site is worth a visit, I especially love their beautiful ceramic collection!
Situated on the island of Syros in Greece this summer home has stunning sea views. The design process, led by Greek architecture firm Block 722, was defined by the clients’ desire to maximize the view of the Plagia bay. The main intention was to unify the various spaces of the house under one roof facing the Aegean, without creating a massive volume, thus resulting in a deconstructed rectangle with massive openings from all sides. The outdoor area follows the topography of the landscape through a series of steps that define the outdoor areas and offer vast relaxation spaces, either sheltered from the sun or open. The result is a beautiful home that is not an invasion of the landscape but an extension.
Designer Tim Pfeiffer has been searching for years for the idyllic vacation home before finding this cabin on Vashon Island (USA). In its original state, the house had a number of problems ranging from chipped paint and peeling linoleum flooring to a disarray of decorative styles. After a year of renovating, the result is a cohesive and timeless design that pays homage to the house’s historic charm while still keeping it rooted in the modern era. Read the entire story on Sunset.
This bright home in Montauk, USA, is designed by integrated design practice (which means that they do both architectural detailing and interior design) Space Exploration. I can not give you much information about the house itself (besides the fact that it is beautiful but that you can see for yourself) but here is some information about the design firm: “Love architecture for its silence,” Gio Ponti once wrote, “in which lies its voice, its secret and powerful song.” Space Exploration seeks to create spaces that resonate with subtle harmony. The firm’s projects are driven by a love of simplicity, nuance, craftsmanship and the integrity of beautiful materials expressed through construction. Space Exploration has great reverence for history, but also prizes innovation and fresh ideas. We believe the surest path to a successful and beautiful project is through a sustained, clear and open dialogue between architect and client.
This fresh & modern Californian home initially did not match with the owners’ lifestyles. Lada Webster of Squarefoot Interior Design redesigned the house and it now reflects the family’s cool casual style. The first thing that Lada did was include pieces that were lighter in color and scale. A canvas of whites and light beige was then used in combination with woods and organically dyed fabrics for color and texture. The result is a fresh looking, light filled family home.
The Kutikai children’s furniture brand is a partnership between two architect mothers. Originating from Poland, Marysia and Dorota met during their studies in Cracow. A few children later, filled with inspiration, they designed their range of simple and inventive furniture, which keeps the environment in mind. Kutikai’s children’s furniture is multifunctional – A bed isn’t just a place to sleep, but a cabin for children to hide away in. Each furniture piece is responsible, inventive and made with love. You can shop for Kukitai at stylish kids store Smallable.