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Dyed Wood Furniture by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges

Franky March - Friday, September 04, 2015

Artistic and colourful furniture made from dyed wood, the Engrain Collection by design studio Raw-Edges consists of a bench, armchair and console table. The technique designed in their previous studio, harnesses the grain of the wood to carry the dye right the way through the different sections of the timber which are then meticulously glued together. The crafty process allows for playfulness, while the result is a industrial piece with a unique, three dimentional twist.

 Via Contemporist



Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Franky March - Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Overlooking the ocean in Victoria, Australia, the Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects is a small shelter on the windswept coastline. Only 60 metres squared, it challenges conventional notions of size, and what we actually need in our lives. Consisting as one volume with kitchen, bathroom and utilities within a central island pod, it's an environmentally friendly dwelling where the rainwater is sustainably harvested.

 Via Contemporist



Casa Bahia Azul by Felipe Assadi

Franky March - Monday, August 24, 2015

Blending in with the rocky landscape near the coastal city of Los Vilos in Chile, this concrete home is designed by Chilean architect Felipe Assadi. Following the sloping gradient, the structures cuboid shape is made mostly from concrete giving it a slick, minimalist and robust aesthetic. The front facade is characterised by its unique rectangular openings encouraging sunlight to flow throughout the home. The interior is refined and contemporary, with a adjacent painters studio on the same plot with modern furnishings and a breezy outlook to the sea. 

 Via Design Boom



Portsea House by Wood Marsh Architects

Franky March - Monday, August 17, 2015

In complete contrast to its surrounding landscape located in the traditional resort town of Portsea, this home boasts a unique curvature form, a black mass floating atop an earth wall. Flaunting a contemporary and minimalist interior that comes equipped with secluded bar and multiple entertaining spaces that's characterised by the circular glass interior facade; a thoughtful way to add light and fauna into the home, and transforms the space into a seamless indoor and outdoor experience. 

Via Wallpaper



CD Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

Franky March - Friday, August 14, 2015

This contemporary Belgium pool house exudes the perfect balance between proportion, materials and space. Functional use and quality of living are always at the forefront of Belgian architect Marc Merckx's designs, using light to enhance his minimal, modern aesthetic to luxury status. The black timber facade marries with the natural surrounds, with the reflection of the water in the pool mirroring the symmetry of the structure, an attractive repetition.

Via Yellowtrace



923 Armchairs by Dave Flynn

Franky March - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Inspired by the work of architect Gio Ponti, the 923 chair is ideal for sitting and reading a book, gazing out the window, or enjoying a drink. The latest works from graduate student Dave Flynn are designed to enjoy the art of relaxing, with their vibrant colours inspired by famous racing automobiles including the 24 Hours of Le Mans race that began in 1923.

 Via Design Milk



Palo Sofa System by Hem Design Studio

Franky March - Monday, August 10, 2015

The Palo modular sofa by Hem Design Studio adapts to specific needs with its removable struts that let you re-configure with ease. From a single-seater, two-seater, corner sofa, ottoman, the minimal and contemporary design offers numerous possibilities.

 Via Design Milk



Williamstown Home by Steve Domoney Architecture

Franky March - Friday, August 07, 2015

A recently completed modern by Steve Domoney Architecture with a 'holiday at home feeling' located in Williamstown, a suburb of Melbourne. Its prime positioning next to a secluded beach enforced the need for a connection between the structure and the sea, resulting in every zone having visual linkage to the beach through an abundance of glass and a outdoor terrace. Its minimalist, contemporary interior flaunts clean lines ensuring that views are unobstructed, with the overall goal to create a space that is deliberately relaxed with a holiday ambiance. Key pieces include Hay's 'About a Stool' (from Cult), Wolf appliances (from Eurotech) and an Agape bath (from Matisse).

Via Contemporist 



MARTINarchitects Loft in Kiev

Franky March - Friday, July 31, 2015

Located in a new apartment building in the heart of the city of Kiev Ukraine, this modern abode was designed for a Lawyer who likes to get together with friends once a week and play table games. Designed by Igor Martin and Olga Novikova of MARTINarchitects, the loft has a unique character featuring Igor Martin's debut furniture collection. 



Barrancas House Mexico

Franky March - Thursday, July 30, 2015

With great spatial potential, this 1970's home recently underwent an extensive contemporary update by EZEQUIELFARCA Architecture and Design, resulting in a modern and spacious dwelling. Its views towards the woods made the addition of floor to ceiling windows essential to take advantage of the natural light and stunning views. This large structure boasts an array of luxury amenities including a home theater, gym, wine cellar, outdoor terraces and a pool making it the perfect home for a large family.