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  • Oak
    This is Oak, the result of an extracurricular, collaborative student workshop at Lund University School of Industrial Design, Sweden. The goal: to explore archetypes and stereotypes in the world of furniture. The group developed a range of independent pieces, but which are actually impressively coherent. Of course it helps that they’re all made from the […]
  • Lakeside House
    Lakeside House is a long and elegant silhouette set against a mountainous backdrop. Designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, this Japanese home utilises its inspiring environment as a key feature in the design. The structure is a long rectangle with floor to ceiling windows that frame excellent views of the landscape. The oversized windows blur the boundaries of […]
    2016.09.15Jillian 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 […]
  • Juncher
    Denmark–based Juncher is a recently launched design shop focusing on interior homewares. Designer Ruben Juncher is also self-taught, approaching the design industry from a unique perspective. Favouring steel as his main material, Juncher uses it with a light touch, using mainly 2mm powder coated steel, giving the products a robust and durable finish. They’re also mounted on hidden brackets, which adds a floating element to […]
  • Maison Kamari
    Maison Kamari is an elegant white home on the island of Paros in the Greek Aegean Sea. Designed by Natasha Deliyianni and Yiorgos Spiridonos of React Architects, this dwelling promotes a lovely balance between ancient island and modern architecture. From afar, the structure is defined by tall white walls and sharp angles. Small windows and covered terraces protect from the […]
    2016.05.05Jillian Japka
  • 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
  • Seashore Library
    As the trend for electronic books grow steadily, it’s reassuring to see several manoeuvres from the printed books devotees to keep this beloved format afloat above the competition. Vector Architects offers their contribution with the Seashore Library, a handsome concrete-clad monolith located in the Beidaihe New District. Right in the middle of the sheltered library […]
    2016.04.05Mateus Andrade
  • A Wall Grid
    Crisp, clean lines and a satisfying, golden ratio-like play on geometry and precision are the key features of this Wall Grid stocked by London-based studio and shop Present & Correct. The grid comes in two different sizes, large (rounded: 71x30cm) and small (square: 42x30cm). Made from laser-cut smoked oak, they are a beautiful, elegant and characterful […]
  • K1 Chair
    According to Marta Adamczyk, designer and founder of Moskou, the minimalist K1 chair is full of contrasts. From the side you see a slim, linear chair contour but the K1 chair has a solid singular frame that supports the seat and backrest, with the seat placed at a slight angle. The frame is made of powder coated steel […]
  • Equip Hair Salon
    The art of minimalism lies in its focus and attention to care. Equip, a hair salon in the city of Osaka might have mastered this art through a personalised experience. Designed by Sides Core, a Japanese design studio, the salon stands still in a quiet street. When one enters, the space is divided into three […]
    2015.11.28Nhat Vo
  • Chapter
    Chapter is a Los Angeles-based collective of modern minds, brought together by entrepreneurial mastermind Frank Delgadillo. It provides the modern man with a set of clothing that is inspiringly contradictory in its sophistication while representing a relaxed and natural look. Chapter’s creative director Devin Carlson puts it this way: Simplicity, modernism and function — all […]
    2015.11.02Jana Ahrens
  • Little House Big Terrace
    Takuro Yamamoto’s Little House Big Terrace epitomises minimalist living. The main driver through the design process was firmly on creating quality of space. The real emphasis being on creating quality external spaces that would also act as internal shelters, but allow for a illusion of a greater footprint. Situated in Tokyo, Japan and typical of […]
  • Geometric Dining Table
    On the lookout for an eye-catching, minimalist table? Consider the Geometric Dining Table by 5mm.studio from Kraków, Poland. The elegant geometric table is made of solid oak wood and sits on thin, but strong, reversed V-shaped powder coated steel legs. The legs look thin but are incredibly very strong. The countertop is finished with hardwax-oil which […]
  • REK coffee table
    The REK coffee table by Reinier de Jong can be extended in different directions to adjust to one’s wishes. Slide out the two inner parts to create an extra table surface for your guests or to easily create storage shelves — perfect for books and magazines — underneath.  Built-in stops ensure you will not extend the […]
  • CB Residence
    CB Residence (not mine, sadly) is a remarkably beautiful, pared down home designed by Belgian architect, Marc Merckx. The residence features a wonderful combination of materials, including a geometric grey brick façade with concrete, large black steel window frames, and gorgeous oak flooring throughout. The large windows allows for soft natural light to enter the […]
  • Home in Pulle
    Minimalism often equates luxury. This home in Pulle, located in Belgium and designed by Contekst, is a project that fittingly channels those two words. With large windows spanning from floor to ceiling and encompassing the entire house, the greeneries from outside are brought in to reflect against the minimal interior. The white curtains emit an […]
    2015.07.11Nhat Vo
  • La Piscina del Roccolo
    La Piscina del Roccolo is a luxurious indoor swimming pool designed by Italian architecture firm act_romegialli. The concept for the project was to create a pool and bathing house that would capitalize on the view of the countryside. The result is a humble structure nestled in the hilly site. On the western end of the building is a long stretch […]
    2015.06.11Jillian Japka
  • Villa Mörtnäs
    London-based Fourfoursixsix’s Villa Mörtnäs combines considered Scandinavian style together with abounding contextual deliberation. Designed over three levels, the minimal formality of this villa clearly helps define a lineation of spaces within. Each floor plays its own, almost completely differing, function from the next. Entering at ground level is support space, which is submerged into the […]