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  • Mandarin natural Chocolate
    The branding for Mandarin natural Chocolate focuses primarily on one key information about chocolate — the cacao intensity, showcased by a gradient 10-dot bar that immediately yet subtly notes whether the chocolate is 60, 80 or 100% cacao. Equally brief, the reverse of the packet stylishly informs the consumer of other key production facts. Conceived […]
  • Natural Irma Bag
    I have long been a reader of Thisispaper Magazine, and when in late 2012 they decided to expand to the analogue world, selling a range of stunning and simplistic products, I for one, was thrilled to explore the designs. Initially launching a series of bags and rucksacks, Thisispaper Shop also recently introduced a beautiful range […]
  • Juergen Teller Studio
    The Juergen Teller Studio in London is a series of three buildings and gardens for photographer Juergen Teller. Designed by 6a Architects, this studio is located on a long and narrow site in the heart of the city. An unassuming brick building from the outside, this dwelling contains offices, a studio space, a library and archive, […]
    2016.07.21Jillian Japka
  • No-No Tables
    No-No Tables are the creative meeting of two minimal greats, Norm Architects and Note Design Studio. Inspired by a meeting in Italy, and an old marble floor, these two Scandinavian firms saw potential. The table itself manifests in a number of differing sizes and heights, allowing for collaboration amongst the collection to create vignettes and to allow […]
  • St. Elie Church
    Situated against the rocky hill of Mt. Lebanon in Chouf District is St. Elie Church, designed by Maroun Lahoud. The Paris-based architect was commissioned to design the project, which acts as a reconciliation between Christian and Druze groups following the civil war within the region. St. Elie Church is constructed with different volumes of polished stones, which […]
    2016.07.16Nhat Vo
  • Casa de Aluminio
    Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has completed another lovely modern home in Spain. The residence is aptly named Casa de Aluminio, or Aluminium House, for its silvery appearance from afar. The structure is composed of two perfectly geometric stories with long terraces on both floors. The lower level holds the main living areas, while the private bedrooms and bathrooms are […]
    2016.06.30Jillian Japka
  • Black Wool
    Approaching Autumn/Winter 16, Warsaw based THISISNON again challenges my task of writing about them without using the phrase fashion brand. Because, as the designers themselves do not tire to emphasise: [We aim]… to design clothing that is independent of fashion and trends. We carefully select only essential elements to build beautifully minimal shapes. Our aim […]
    2016.06.20Jana Ahrens
  • Casa AR
    A composition of frames to paint within them using the sun, the shadows of the trees, the wet landscape left by the rain. Even when it maintains and architectural proportion in the spaces according their use, the house can be perceived as a sculpture. The dimensions are difficult to scale from the outside because it’s decontextualised. This […]
    2016.06.17Jorge San Luis
  • Light Cube House
    Light Cube House is a live/work space located in Tokyo. Designed by Sampei Junichi of Tokyo architectural office A.L.X., the house features a practical floor plan and simple yet stunning aesthetic gestures. A clean distinction between public and private spaces is achieved by splitting the functions to different floors. The first floor consists of the office and […]
    2016.06.16Jillian Japka
  • Team Living House
    Team Living House is a lovely home in downtown Tokyo centred around family life. Designed by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier, the home is named Team Living to support the concept of a family as a team, living and working together within their residence. To support this concept, there are no private rooms in the house. […]
    2016.06.09Jillian Japka
  • Workshop House
    São Paulo isn’t a city known for its urban beauty, but mainly for the dynamic and rich variety of activities and vibrant styles spread throughout. Therefore, to witness the beautiful façade of Workshop House, in the middle of an inconspicuous street in the neighbourhood of Pinheiros, is a welcome change of pace. PAX.ARQ were commissioned […]
    2016.06.07Mateus Andrade
  • Desert Courtyard House
    Stationed in the Sonoran desert of Arizona is the brawny Desert Courtyard House. Designed by Wendell Burnette Architects, Desert Courtyard House is a magnificent home with a tough exterior suitable for the harsh environment. Rich with towering Saguaros and other succulents, the Sonoran desert is a dramatic landscape that has thrived against all odds. As an ode to the […]
    2016.06.02Jillian Japka
  • House ALM
    Burrowed away in the beautiful and charming city of Tavira, in the south of Portugal, stands House ALM with its shy and understated façade. A timeworn windowsill with a slight penchant for a classic aesthetic welcomes its visitors. Estudio ODS does not drop the ball though; as timeless minimalism reigns supreme for this refurbishment project. The […]
    2016.05.24Mateus Andrade
  • Sakhi Copenhagen
    Sakhi Copenhagen’s organic skincare range is a beautifully housed line, in effortless minimal packaging. Inspired by the Nigella plant and its many associated, and obvious, natural benefits, the range sees remedies at their purest and cleanest points. The package and graphic design is an extension of this philosophy. The eastern tradition is wholesome, authentic and integral […]
  • Ammoudi House
    Remarkably settled on an obvious slope, a white private house sits proudly, giving the illusion of absolute straightness. That’s the first surprising element from Katerina Valsamaki’s noteworthy Ammoudi House. The Greek abode boasts an appropriate minimalist sensibility alongside some crafty solutions spread throughout the 250sqm. A true example of mature architecture and utter respect for […]
    2016.05.10Mateus Andrade
  • Charlie May AW16
    Charlie May is a UK-based designer who has accompanied this publication for a while now, for good reasons. Her sense of minimalism is distilled further with every collection, bringing her growing experience into more and more sculptural and refined designs. The Autumn / Winter 16 collection succeeds at the most multilayered silhouettes so far, setting […]
    2016.05.02Jana Ahrens
  • Ace Collection
    Normann Copenhagen launched at Milan Design Week 2016 the Ace lounge collection by the young Danish designer Hans Hornemann. It combines luxurious upholstered furniture with functional flat-pack principles, in an expressive design inspired by an urban lifestyle. Ace is delivered in two attractive fabrics, a vibrant velour and a flecked wool textile, as well as soft, exclusive leather. […]
  • House in Litoral Alentejano
    Internationally acclaimed duo Aires Mateus Arquitetos aren’t strangers to reduction and white colour as a feature in itself. The House in Litoral Alentejano continues their streak as master manipulators of modern angles and unusual volume compositions. As two simple cubes emerge from the ground up, a true visual disruption of the natural landscape unveils before […]
    2016.04.19Mateus Andrade