minimalist

  • Casa Touguinhó III
    Casa Touguinhó III is an extraordinarily elegant white home set in the hills of a village in Portugal. Portuguese architects Raulino Silva Arquitecto designed this family dwelling to work with the surrounding landscape. On the exterior, bright white walls are not only a gorgeous aesthetic choice (and minimalist’s favourite) but the light façades reflect the Portuguese sun, keeping the home cool […]
    2016.04.28Jillian Japka
  • Earin Wireless Earbuds
    Small but fierce, the Earin Wireless Earbuds are a force you’re going to want to get in the momentum of. Cleverly engineered, from the mobile capsule charging dock, to the adjustable earpiece selections, these earphones are unassuming in their power. The sound is great, powerful and comparable to other market offerings. The engineering is clear; […]
  • Shunyi House
    Great architecture imprints great rhythm, similar to a dynamic screenplay. As the viewer encounters both familiar elements and surprising elements to make it interesting. For a minimalist projects, often it’s down to flawless execution and smart solutions. Located in Shunyi, a handsome villa offers both the classic elements and some interesting combinations to add some […]
    2016.04.26Mateus Andrade
  • RUH
    When not belonging to a religion with rules for clothing, it is sometimes hard to imagine from the outside how those devoted to it might go about choosing their outfits, their style. Soni Ruh switched from the outside to the inside view by converting to Islam a year ago. Soni found herself unsatisfied with the […]
    2016.04.25Jana Ahrens
  • Nod Light
    Nod Light is the newest table lamp by German product designer Simon Frambach. The name is derived from Frambach’s clever decision of combining function and aesthetic into one minimal movement that makes the lamp lift its shade up and down, mimicking the act of nodding. The design is void of any functional accessories such as […]
    2016.04.23Nhat Vo
  • A-Chair
    The clear formal language here reduces sitting to the essence. In dialog with this are the interlocking wood connections: they turn a structural necessity into a unique aesthetic feature and at the same time represent a tour de force of traditional carpentry. A perfect explanation of the outstanding A-Chair; a functional chair that uses the least material […]
    2016.04.22Jorge San Luis
  • Flos Stand x VVD
    At this year’s Light + Building Fair, architect Vincent Van Duysen paired with lighting group Flos to construct a pavilion that is both eye catching and understated, and most importantly, highlights the unique Flos fixtures on display. Van Duysen speaks on the Flos Stand: Thanks to cutting-edge technologies and unique design approach, the relationship between light […]
    2016.04.21Jillian Japka
  • Tumble Vase
    Why should home wares be limited to the flat bi-dimensionality of table tops? Oslo-based Norwegian designer Falke Svatun challenges this conventional perception in shape, function and appearance with his Tumble Vase design. The stoneware vessel was a contribution to Structure, a recent exhibition on contemporary Norwegian art and design in Milan. Tumble’s cutout at the base […]
  • 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
  • MAX.TAN AW16
    MAX.TAN is one of the most reliable fashion labels when it comes to serious experimentation and poetic concepts based on ceaseless minimalism. The Autumn/Winter 16/17 collection is titled CLOISTERED, and deals with a universal longing, the longing for peace. Inspired by two very opposing uniforms — both strongly linked to the fragile question of peace […]
    2016.04.18Jana Ahrens
  • H-horse
    One of the most interesting projects viewed at Salone del Mobile Milano 2016 is a beautiful reinterpretation of the traditional rocking horse by Japanese studio Nendo for Kartell Kids Collection. The designer created H-horse using only three curved pieces of transparent plastic, referencing the steel I-beams — also known as H-beams — used to construct large […]
  • Lumojo Honey
    Lumojo Honey is a gourmet honey brand from New Zealand that celebrates one of their gorgeous products through a fantastic brand and packaging design, in collaboration with Alt Group design agency. Simple and minimalist, nothing has been left to chance and each element has been thoroughly and thoughtfully considered. Firstly, the typography, the precise labelling, and the packaging details, are […]
    2016.04.15Jorge San Luis
  • Renovation in Akasaka
    Renovation in Akasaka is a loft-style apartment that has been remodelled into a minimalist haven. The original structure, built in the 1970’s, had low ceilings and many walls dividing the various rooms. The designers, FrontOfficeTokyo, removed these elements to open up the space. The residence now features an open floor plan, and the high ceilings reveal exposed beams […]
    2016.04.14Jillian Japka
  • 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
  • LIÉ by AGNESKOVACS
    Just imagine Scandinavian minimalism, Japanese precision, French elegance and Italian leather coming together in one collection of beautiful accessories. To achieve such a productive merger, it might be necessary to have an outside view, just like Budapest-based designer AGNESKOVACS has. Her current collection goes by the name of LIÉ, which is a French word indicating the […]
    2016.04.11Jana Ahrens
  • 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
  • Q iPhone Dock
    Q is a simple and minimal iPhone dock for desk, shelf, side table, kitchen top, or any other domestic environment. Comprised of precisely machine crafted stainless steel, brass or copper, Q is assembled with the original Apple lightning cable, achieving a perfect fit with the sleek cube design, becoming a truly authentic object that suits your domestic environments. Q features micro suction […]
    2016.04.08Jorge San Luis
  • 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
  • Danzo Desk Organisers
    Many of us like to keep our desks organised. It’s a basic necessity, but one that’s essential to me when working, in order to maintain focus and a sense of calm. Design studio, Danzo have created a small series of aluminium alloy organisers that would be fitting for any minimalist. The Landscape organisers introduce a […]
  • 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
  • Too Damn Expensive SS16
    Too Damn Expensive. Typically that is not a positive connotation to be used in the context of fashion, or — quite frankly — any kind of consumable goods. Nevertheless, Norwegian fashion designer Elisabeth Vestli took up that phrase as a brand name. The ambiguous statement refers to the thoughtful design process and the high quality […]
    2016.04.04Jana Ahrens
  • Love Aesthetics Notebook
    Love Aesthetics is a blog founded in 2008 by Ivania Carpio to create a digital space for her vision of thoughts translated both visually and textually. Her love for aesthetics has transcended clothing and takes form in product design as well. As part of the new Love Aesthetics Atelier, this beautifully minimal and entirely white uncovered […]
  • Pinakothek Der Moderne
    Located in Munich, between the rigid chessboard grid of the Maxvorstadt and the irregular system of the old city centre, the starting-point for Stephan Braunfels Architekten was to fit the new museum, Pinakothek Der Moderne, into this urban context. Therefore they opened the museum to both sides, with a great diagonal that links the two entrances, […]
    2016.04.01Jorge San Luis