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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 […]
  • 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
  • One Piece Knife
    Johanna Gauder’s One Piece Knife is industrial design done cleanly and beautifully. Made from one piece of stainless steel, from a sheet, folded to form the handle and knife in one seamless sweep. The flowing form isn’t interrupted by an added handle, which uniquely identifies this piece from other market offerings. As a result of […]
  • L4 House
    An amalgamation of two backdrops make up the starting point for L4 House, the remarkable creation by Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk. An endless source of sand from Costa Esmeralda’s beach mixed with the embracing pine forest, ensuing absolute privacy for its inhabitants. The mono volume is a practical and classy solution for the harsh conditions […]
    2016-04-12Mateus Andrade
  • Casa MK
    Roof Arquitectos is a design studio founded by architects Rogelio Vallejo Bores and Francisco Noriega Ayala in 2008. With their two recent residential projects, the firm has been getting recognition around the architecture world; one of them being Casa MK in Morelia, Mexico. Residing on a hilly topology, Casa MK embraces the elevational differences to […]
    2016-04-09Nhat Vo
  • Villa V3
    Scandinavian design is a movement defined by its simple functionality. Villa V3, located in Denmark, is a gorgeous example of Scandinavian design’s presence today. Clean lines, accessible materials, and a great flow of space turn this residence into the ideal modern dwelling. Architecture firm Ardess meticulously designed Villa V3 to achieve the perfect balance of private and public space. The […]
    2016-04-07Jillian Japka
  • PLK12A
    PLK12A is a lovely apartment residence that embraces a monochrome colour palette. Designed by Moscow-based architects M17, this interior proves that the best colour is often a lack of colour. PLK12A starts with a strong concrete foundation which is contrasted with dark wood and black and white accents. This juxtaposition is best observed in the kitchen, where white […]
    2016-03-31Jillian Japka
  • P.R.I.M.V.S
    P.R.I.M.V.S is a brand that has upped the ante in a number of consumer sectors and has initially turned its attention to food — a sector that has, for too long, been looked upon as merely a necessity of life and requires limited in-depth packaging design. P.R.I.M.V.S intended not only to be at the cutting […]
    2016-03-18Jorge San Luis
  • Musq
    Musq, an Australian cosmetics brand based in Melbourne, launched in 2007 and prides itself on a long standing commitment to provide only natural and ethical cosmetic and skincare products. The brand produces luxurious, clean, natural and ethical cosmetics that embody conscience. Reinventing ‘Luxe’ where you live in a luxurious world with sustainable style. Director at […]
    2016-03-04Jorge San Luis
  • Casa das Preguiçosas
    The colour white is no longer a strange face in architectural projects that are labeled with the quality minimal. To encounter a white residential project is even more familiar now than before. The question is: how does a designer differentiate his or her white housing project from the rest? In my opinion, such standout projects […]
    2016-02-27Nhat Vo
  • Setouchi Aonagi
    Tadao Ando, champion of minimalist architecture, has completed this intimate retreat on the island of Shikoku in his home country, Japan. The seven room hotel, called Setouchi Aonagi, provides a calming and refreshing environment through its luxurious yet minimal aesthetic — an aesthetic that Ando has perfected. Ando’s signature design elements fill the structure; the large expanses of […]
    2016-02-25Jillian Japka
  • Photographer’s Weekend House
    The Photographer’s Weekend House, designed by General Design, is located on the beachside of Kujūkuri, Japan. The one-story home has a gallery-like feel due to the large, open rooms and sparse furnishings. The defining feature of this home is a stretch of four courtyards arranged in a central, cross-like pattern. The courtyards bring plenty of the outdoors in, as well […]
    2016-02-18Jillian Japka
  • H67 Apartment
    Habitat 67 is a housing project consisting of 354 identical prefabricated concrete units, a tour de force to what it means to deal with high-density structure for living. Gathering praise and controversial analysis from urbanists since its inception, this project is an irrefutable icon of experimentalism in architecture. A project that even in contemporary standards still […]
    2016-02-16Mateus Andrade
  • Contour Side Tables
    Brooklyn-based Bower is the parent of these beautifully muted Contour Side Tables. The collection sees a fusion of pastel type colours in the form of the tinted-glass table-tops contrasted against the crisp with white lacquer-painted table base. The pair is intended as a nesting set of support pieces for a space, where the arrangement and […]
  • N House
    Although having the same name as Sou Fujimoto’s famous N House, the one designed by Aoki Jun is an interior spectacle that is enclosed within a normative exterior. Based in Tokyo, architect Aoki Jun is used to radical architecture that is sprouting across the city. Wanting to completely go against that notion, he mended his […]
    2016-01-30Nhat Vo
  • Casa V
    Abraham Cota Paredes has completed the lovely Casa V in Jalisco, Mexico. The home design aims to create serenity and a connection with nature in a site that is surrounded by urbanity. The main feature of Casa V is a central patio, complete with tree and reflecting pool. The courtyard physically and visually unites the various areas of the […]
    2016-01-28Jillian Japka
  • Côte&Ciel
    In bag design, it is a real challenge to reduce forms and shapes to a minimalist range while still focussing on highly engineered usability, versatility and rigidity. One of the few brands that manages to balance all those demands perfectly is Paris based Côte&Ciel. Especially their backpacks seem to be inspired by outdoor activities and urban […]
    2016-01-25Jana Ahrens
  • Cresta
    The minimalist Cresta chair is an excellent design about contrasts: contrast between tradition and modernity, between old and new technologies and between robust and smooth tactility. It is the first shell chair made of solid wood, fabricated with the finger joint technology, connecting a seat and a back in a unique streamlined structure, used for the […]
    2016-01-22Jorge San Luis
  • Les Perseides
    Atelier REC architecture has designed an unprecedented school with curvilinear forms and a dazzling façade. Les Perseides is a collection of 15 classrooms for the Blagnac School Group in the modern eco-neighbourhood of ZAC Andromeda, France. REC explains the intention of the design: [The school] marks the lasting urban ambition of architectural complex revolving around concepts between an open landscape and […]
    2016-01-21Jillian Japka
  • AIBS House
    When Belgian architecture studio AABE were commissioned to design a luxurious house located on the top of a 159 metre cliffside in Ibiza, Spain, they had a very clear vision. One that has been impeccably executed and almost goes unnoticed by its astonishing and unique environment, which is perhaps key to the success of this […]
    2016-01-15Jorge San Luis
  • House B
    Impeccable minimalist architecture is something we’ve always been passionate about and it’s also synonymous with Swiss studio E2A Architects‘ work. Founded by brothers Piet & Wim Eckert, their latest residential project, House B, is a gorgeous geometric concrete structure that maximises natural light. Located along the Zurich Goldcoast, the house is designed to do something […]