The once old stable in Palma, Italy has now been transformed to modern apartment of it owners. A creative young couple appreciated the space and its layout as it was, large and open, and the only dividers put in to the space is light weighted textiles hanging from stainless steel wires up under the ceiling. And they have created a fun, creative and clever finesse to the space. The bathroom is solved as a freestanding box in the room, covered in 10×10 tiles, the bathroom has in a way been turned inside out. A genius design, and has a great coolness to it.
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Barbara Hills stripped down the apartment to its bare surface, when taking over in 2007. From her point of view it wasn’t much to keep from how it looked from earlier owners. She teared down what could be teared down. The floors is covered in a water-based sealant, walls and ceiling have a rough and exposed look, and the furnishing is kept to its minimal. Not too less not too much. The furniture that is put in is statement enough, and take up space, but again not too much space. Barbara Hill likes it minimalistic, but she does it with style and with a personal twist.
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Everything is in the open, even the conference room are just divided off with clear glass. BLUE Communication office asked Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau to design their new office. The brief was to section off different work zones to create a stimulating and creative environment, initiating interaction and communication between the respective users. The warehouse space is painted all white with clear blue as a signature colour. To keep the industrial feel, it is polished concrete floor throughout the whole space and the ceiling construction is kept visible. The look is minimalistic and clean. If you don’t get the clue with the shark on the wall, the meaning is to give impression of floating in a sea of creativity and imagination.
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Small and compact, but incredibly clever and smart decorated. But of course, behind this beautiful design, there is a very talented stylist, so he knows his tricks. Saša Antic has decorated this 24 sqm studio to look bigger than it is, simply by using the old trick in the book, implementing mirrors to reflect and create an bigger illusion. The light blue kitchen is a beautiful eye-catcher, and has a soft transition to the dusty green-grey painted roof. The place is filled with personal objects, without creating a messy look, that’s definitely a tough one living in only 24 sqm, but it is possible as long as you have smart solutions. A beautiful compact studio!
Photo by Jonas Ingerstedt
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Check in with Foursquare, not only at their new cool and funky office, but all around the world. That was also the theme for the redecoration. Ecah room represent a check in badge, either if it is a jetsetter for airport check-ins, far far Away for destinations above 59th St bridge in NYC, or for a record store check-ins. The atmosphere throughout the space is both hip and trendy, and relaxed and sophisticated. The different seating types are all well spread out, from picnic benches, wooden stools, retro armchairs to quality design chairs. A bit of everything. And so is the style mix in the rest of the decoration. It is playful with ping pong tables and shuffleboards, a chalkboard wall to draw on and decorative vinyls on the wall. But you also have the more formal meeting rooms. Function meets aesthetics.
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The new economy in Europe forces the travel industry to think new and differently, cause we don’t stop traveling, but we might start changing our style of traveling. We still want to travel in style, but for less money. And the budget traveler is getting more picky. According to this we se a new trend growing, the Design Hostel. They are already to be found in many cities. The Independente Hostel in Lisboa offer 90 beds spread over 11 dorms, and four special private suites with balconies. It is an eclectic mix of mid century design, contemporary design furniture and new and modern materials as OSB boards. All bunk beds are build in OSB, as a rough contrast to the majestic high ceiling rooms. The Decandente is the Hostel’ own restaurant, serving traditional Portuguese cuisine with a twist, or you can just a have a cocktail in the beergarten.
Lookal, an espresso bar in Rotterdam, underneath an old railway line saw its daylight with help from design studio Weaponofchoice. Including being responsible for the interior they have created a beautiful set of business card and menus. A graphic layout that suits their profile. From the designers: “We wanted to revive the classical canteen atmosphere of the old stations of Europe. The concept is simple, a very minimal design, executed in very warm and high quality materials like brass and classical pine-wood.”
Photography: Mathilde Karrer
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Norwegian product designer Petter Skogstad developed Silhouette, a modern knife inspired from japanese culture, aimed for the norwegian kitchen. The handle is made of solid coloured Corian and is faceted for a better grip.