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Oasis by Vytautas Puzeras

Franky March - Friday, October 02, 2015

Lithuanian architect Vytautas Puzeras has designed a clean, transparent and minimalist dwelling for those who want to connect with nature without the common distractions. The portable shelter was designed to be a safe spot where nothing could disturb him from his thoughts and feelings. Boasting a 360 degree view at night, and panoramic views to contemplate sunsets, the dome is a stunning concept that makes for a truly remarkable space to inhabit.

 Via Design Boom

Idéeal Lamps by Concrete Home Design

Franky March - Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Garnering universal attention with their Corvi Wine Cooler, IntoConcrete presented their latest design endeavor at the prestigious Maison&Objet in Miami. Flaunting a timeless and elegant form, the lighting for both ceilings and tables are executed with the resilient material concrete, hard like stone yet it looks as fragile as porcelain. It's distinctive onion shape is organic and slightly retro, a nod to the 60s glamour common in old-school films including James Bond. 

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Limited Edition Arflex and Fornasetti Collaboration

Franky March - Monday, September 07, 2015

An exciting collaboration between two adventurous Italian design houses, Arflex (available locally from Studio Italia) and Fornasetti (available locally from Matisse), are fusing pattern and form in a new and exciting series. This limited edition collection will update historical pieces with new-age patterns along with a diorama exhibition curated by the esteemed Australian stylist, Steve Cordony. Arflex's rich history spanning over 65 years continues to be innovative and experimental, exploring new directions as seen with this special partnership.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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