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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 […]
  • S Apartment
    S Apartment is a gorgeous blend of materials, textures, and colours. The dwelling is designed by Right Angle Studio, located in Singapore. The open-concept floor plan features a living room, built-in kitchen, and bedrooms on the second level. The colour palette is simple but elegant: tans, greys, and wood tones are prevalent in both the […]
    2016.10.27Jillian Japka
  • Satellite
    Satellite by Quentin de Coster for the Van Den Weghe ITEMS collection, is a handsome and very well considered, illuminated sculptural beauty. The lamp was designed and produced in 2016, as part of the Van Den Weghe’s collection, where architects and designers are called upon to engage in an array of collaborations with their celebrated […]
  • La Pinada House
    La Pinada House is a renovation project that gives new life to a home that has been occupied by the same family for several generations. Designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, the house is comprised of two main volumes clad in white siding. The uppermost story is shifted on its lower counterpart, forming an asymmetrical cantilever over the front […]
    2016.10.13Jillian Japka
  • Coltrane
    Quiet and understated: that is a description we’ve heard pretty often when it comes to minimalist fashion. But honestly, having a look at the latest Coltrane collection, these words take on a totally new meaning. They are transcended into a feeling of soft and warm effortlessness that is very tempting to dive into and never […]
    2016.10.10Jana Ahrens
  • Pana Chocolate
    Pana Chocolate is a Melbourne based company that creates raw, vegan cakes and chocolates by hand, using only natural and organic ingredients, and they have The Company You Keep as brand partners, who created a fun and fantastic modular packaging system for their retail outlets, and explained to us: With their products being a wide […]
    2016.10.07Jorge San Luis
  • Villa CD
    Villa CD is a lovely private residence built on the sand dunes of the Belgian seaside. Designed by Office O Architects, this home utilises its challenging site to create a truly unique and gorgeous dwelling. The front of the home appears as a single level rectangular form; it is only in the back that we are revealed […]
    2016.10.06Jillian Japka
  • Cointec Office
    Cointec Office is a workspace for a consultant firm designed by Spanish architecture firm Dot Partners. The office was designed to emphasise spaciousness, with one large room stretching across the entire structure. Select furnishings and carefully placed glass partitions divide the space according to use. The work stations are scattered throughout the large, open rooms, while […]
    2016.09.29Jillian Japka
  • Espace Arbois Duranne
    A unique form of pre-fabricated concrete rises from a natural rock wall in Aix-en-Provence, France. Designed by architecture firm Atelier Fernandez & Serres, this cultural centre provides both interior and exterior congregation spaces for the city. The defining feature of the structure is a long, curvilinear wall which wraps the courtyard in a nearly complete circle. This circle […]
    2016.09.08Jillian Japka
  • Synnes Chair
    Designed by Falke Svatun, a young Norwegian designer based in Oslo, the Synnes Chair is a modern take on a traditional Scandinavian dining chair. The seat and back are made from high-quality form-pressed plywood/laminates. Pinned to the seat with dowels, the 6mm thin backrest forms a structural shell which offers comfort as well as sturdiness. Available […]
  • Reydon Grove Farm
    Reydon Grove Farm is a long and narrow home situated in Suffolk, England. Designed by minimalist favourite Norm Architects, the low-lying dwelling reflects its environment with a refined structure and neutral colour palette. The scale was thoughtfully placed so as to correspond with the existing buildings on site, a barn and dairy. Reflecting the trees on site, the […]
    2016.08.25Jillian Japka
  • Tweezers
    Clemens Auer‘s manifesto states that he searches for the simple yet astonishing, and that is precisely what he achieves with his award-winning tweezers. The Austrian product designer drew inspiration from one of the human body’s archetypal gestures: thumb and index finger forming a pinching motion. As he states: It is a poetic and intuitive translation of […]
  • House in Matosinhos
    On a long and narrow plot in Portugal sits House in Matosinhos — a white, modern home that stands out from its neighbours. Wedged between two traditional structures, this residence is designed to add privacy while utilising as much of the small site as possible. The majority of the exterior walls are tightly position against the street or the neighbouring […]
    2016.08.18Jillian Japka
  • Berayah SS16
    Especially in a fast-paced design environment like fashion, it is important for creatives to constantly hark back to their most personal inspirations, their own story, to stay confident and idiosyncratic. This means opening up in a way that can be quite challenging. For Hong Kong-based womenswear designer Enoch Ho this means relying on his faith. […]
    2016.08.08Jana Ahrens
  • The Void
    The Void is surely a strange choice of name for this community centre in Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea. Designed by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects, this is their first project built on an island, where majority of the population is elderly. The Void consists of a restaurant and a public bathhouse, due to rising demand of proper […]
    2016.08.06Nhat Vo
  • Dafundo Apartment
    The Portuguese architecture firm of João Tiago Aguiar has designed this elegant classic-meets-modern apartment on a river bank in their home country. Dafundo Apartment features everything we’ve come to expect from great minimal spaces: open and airy rooms, abundant natural light, and few furnishings. The modern design of Dafundo Apartment merges effortlessly with its classic building. I […]
    2016.08.04Jillian Japka
  • Jil Sander SS17 Menswear
    Wide-meshed light sweaters complementing classic shirts, purist leather jackets and coats taking the role of blazers: these seem to be the building blocks of the Jil Sander SS17 menswear collection. The sweaters are neatly tucked in and layered with the aforementioned leather jackets, as well as clean lined trench coats and blousons that were stripped […]
    2016.08.01Jana Ahrens