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5 Swoon-worthy Marble and Metal Kitchens

Deborah Raj - Monday, December 07, 2015

A Greenwich Village home with a killer kitchen by interior designer Katie Martinez. 

Stochastic chandelier by Luceplan

Anna Coe - Monday, December 07, 2015

Italian light manufacturers Luceplan have announced the launch of the Stochastic chandelier by Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken. Rybakken has collaborated with the company since 2012 and is known for his minimalist approach to the design of innovative and poetic lighting solutions. The suspension lamp has an innovative character thanks to its "barely there" support elements combined with the cluster of glass spheres that weigh it down. The result is a "controlled freedom" by way of its adaptable installation: the orbs are connected to steel rods that can be attached to the ceiling as desired. 

Limpid Lights by VANTOT

Franky March - Monday, December 07, 2015

Eindhoven-based design studio VANTOT have created the Limpid lights, a collection of three different contemporary lighting designs made of handblown glass that have a hazy, blurry, fuzzy and smokey outer appearance to diffuse the LED light inside. 

 Via Design Milk

Hupomone Ranch by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Franky March - Monday, December 07, 2015

Positioned on a 160-acre homestead in the Chileno Valley, California, is this modern barn-like residence designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects. Built for a young family with three children, the dwelling flaunts high ceilings, lots of light and open spaces for the children to play, with the interior filled with pieces that enhance the indoor/outdoor living, like the generous and robust Tufty Too by Partricia Urquiola for B&B Italia available locally from Matisse.

Via Contemporist

Four O Nine's Transformed Greenhouse by Lukasz Kos

Anna Coe - Friday, December 04, 2015

Shanghai office Four O Nine has converted a glass building in Beijing into an eatery using the cafe's organic menu as its influence. With plant-lined walls installed for air purification and to generally promote "healthy" buildings, the natural materials used throughout underline this idea. Architect Lukasz Kos says of the project, "we wanted to elevate that desire for healthy food with a healthy building, thus all approaches we took we ecologically sensitive".

Via Dezeen

ARI Apartments by Ola Studio

Anna Coe - Thursday, December 03, 2015

Comprising nine apartments, this mixed use multi-residential development in Hawthorn East, Melbourne, pays homage to the original brickworks site it is located so close to. The humble material is used to create detailed patterns throughout the building and is a contemporary reminder of the importance of brick in the Australian city. While various efforts have been made to preserve original details of the edifice, timber screens ghost the mass of the previous structure. 

Via Ola Studio.

On Sale: Artisan Flooring

Anna Coe - Friday, November 27, 2015

As the end of the year approaches, Artisan Flooring is marking the festive season with a sale of up to 60% off selected rug styles in their Auckland and Christchurch showrooms. With the home set to be put in the spotlight in the coming weeks, there's never been a better time to invest in one of their timeless floor furnishings. Sale ends Tuesday 8th December 2015.

Visit the Artisan Flooring website here

North Vancouver Home by Scott and Scott Architects

Franky March - Friday, November 27, 2015

Located at the base of Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, this newly renovated mid-century home can be described as a 'joyous marriage of materials'. The light filled dwelling pays homage to its history by uniting new and old materials that have the ability to weather over time - in particular timber and marble.

 Via Yellowtrace

Missoni Indoor and Outdoor Rugs

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Since their foray into home décor, Italian fashion house Missoni has continued to garner a cult following for their application of distinctive geometric designs. With their range of indoor and outdoor rugs now available locally from Source Mondial, there is even more reason to inject some spezzatura into your home this summer. 

Find out more about Source Mondial's new Parnell showroom location here

Paris pied-a-terre by Studio KO

Anna Coe - Monday, November 23, 2015

This recently completed project by Studio KO is somewhat of a departure from their usual pared back / no colour aesthetic. The duo have retained the original architectural features of this 19th century pied-a-terre in Paris' 8th Arrondissement, however accentuated it with the addition of some extravagant new pieces - such as a large curved velvet sofa in the living room. 

Via Studio Arrc