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Art Collector's Loft by Mass Operations

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The home in Hong Kong by Mass Operations is an industrial loft that was transformed into a living and working for an art collector. Endeavouring to elevate the run of the mill bachelor loft to new heights, the layout cleverly uses dividing walls to separate living and sleeping areas. The catering kitchen can be opened and closed via large sliding partitions that double as a blackboard. 

Isanka Armchair by EOOS for Walter Knoll

Deborah Raj - Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A new release by Walter Knoll designed by EOOS, the Isanka Armchair from the Isanka Collection sports stunning leather upholstery detailing that is both a tribute to craftsmanship and the luxurious material. This is opulent comfort at its best. Walter Knoll is available locally via Matisse

Casa Do Pego by Pedro Ferreira Pinto

Deborah Raj - Monday, February 08, 2016

The stunning single storey home for six located a mere five minute walk from one of Portugal's most exclusive beaches seems to rise from the sand dunes. Surrounded by unpretentious landscaping, the luxury villa designed by Pedro Ferreira Pinto features a private heated pool, sunny terrace and breathtaking views as well as an interior that is both industrial and cosy. 

Flexible Led Lighting by Studio Truly Truly

Franky March - Monday, February 08, 2016

Dutch design studio Truly Truly have created an innovative lamp collection where LED lights are arranged in hoops. Including both floor and pendant lamps, the LED lights are encased within a woven, flexible textile where they shine brightly through.

 Via Yellowtrace

Gio Ponti Mirrors for Gubi

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, February 08, 2016

With various new products from Gubi showcased at this year's IMM Cologne, some of the most notable have to be the beautiful Gio Ponti-designed mirrors. The circular "Randaccio" was originally conceived to be placed in the visionary's apartment in Via Randaccio, Milan, while the rectangular "F.A. 33" was originally designed for light manufacturer FontanaArte, which Ponti founded with Pietro Chiesa a few years earlier.  The timeless mirror expresses a pure light, curved shape and iconic expression while both mirrors add an understated elegance to any interior. 

Plumy Collection by Annie Hieronimus for Ligne Roset

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Saturday, February 06, 2016

Channeling the iconic 1980s design from French designer Annie Hieronimus in collaboration with Michel Roset, the Plumy collection has just been re-issued by Ligne Roset. The inviting sofa and chair invite guests to curl up within.

Ligne Roset is available locally from Domo.

Guest House by Desai Chia Architecture

Franky March - Friday, February 05, 2016

A guest house located up state New York has been designed for weekend visitors, overlooking a trout pond and open farmland. The single level dwelling is rectangle in shape and showcases an abundance of glass and blonde wood, with low furniture that doesn't obstruct the views, offering stunning vistas out onto the green farmland.

Via Contemporist

Collapsable 'Xtend' Bathtub by Carina Deuschl

Deborah Raj - Friday, February 05, 2016

Redefining the ordinary concept of a bathtub, 'Xtend' was prototyped and showcased by Carina Deuschl at this year's IMM Cologne. As part of 'Pure Talents' - a spotlight on emerging designers, the revolutionary design is made of carbon fiber and cut by using high pressure water jet technology. Once folded, it weighs 7kgs and becomes only 8.5mm thin. The padded fabric inlay is washable and offers a bath experience like no other. 

Pli Side Table by Victoria Wilmotte for ClassiCon

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Thursday, February 04, 2016

First debuted a few years ago, this standout side table by French designer Victoria Wilmotte has finally been put into production by ClassiCon. Bringing unusual crystalline elegance and astonishing geometry, the bends and folds that give, Pli its name, almost make the stainless steel base look like an oversized, finely-polished precious stone. 

ClassiCon is available locally from Matisse

Vandal Restaurant Curated by HUSH

Deborah Raj - Thursday, February 04, 2016

British artist HUSH was recently asked to curate the decor for a new restaurant on the Bowery on the Lower East Side called Vandal. The aptly named restaurant, bar and lounge features fare inspired by street food and an interior of murals and installations from Hush himself, and a number of other up and coming artists like Shepard Fairey, Apexer, Tristan Eaton, Eelus, Vhils and Will Barras.