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Live Big with Your Books!

A home filled with books can be a place of inspiration in more ways than one. Bookcases, bookshelves, entire rooms: far from being simple storage spaces, home libraries reveal the personalities and lifestyles of their owners. They are always very personal and unpredictable, whether they have been specially created in a separate room or fitted … Continue reading “Live Big with Your Books!”

The Obsession with Mid-Century Modern design

Today, more than ever, the midcentury modern look is everywhere Midcentury modern is an architectural, product, interior and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern furniture design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. Mid-Century modern furniture first showed up in the 1950s and ’60s. Midcentury modern was reaffirmed in 1983 … Continue reading “The Obsession with Mid-Century Modern design”

The Most Amazing Structures Designed by Women

“A gender-neutral industry—indeed, a gender-neutral built environment—if desired, cannot simply be willed into existence. It must be fought for. Invisibility is a sign that there is still much more work to do,” writes Jane Hall in the introductory essay of her new tome from Phaidon, Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women. For centuries, women’s contributions to … Continue reading “The Most Amazing Structures Designed by Women”

Brussels Design Market 2020

Since its creation in 2002, the Brussels Design Market has evolved into the “largest design market in Europe” and quickly became a must-attend on the international vintage design circuit. Maintaining its unique flea market atmosphere, the Brussels Design Market has continued to grow attracting more visitors each year, and developed as a true gathering and … Continue reading “Brussels Design Market 2020”

The Most Expensive Home In The World: Antilia

There are luxury homes, and then there’s Antilia—the Mumbai home of business magnate Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries. Inspired by the mythical Atlantic island, Mukesh Ambani’s, located in South Mumbai’s Altamount Road is estimated to be the world’s second-most expensive property after the Buckingham Palace. The high-end mansion reportedly costs an estimated $1-2 billion. … Continue reading “The Most Expensive Home In The World: Antilia”

The Most Fascinating and Must-See Architecture Around the World

Architecture fans know that one of the best parts of traveling is seeing the world’s most incredible buildings up close and personal. Whether you’re in search of historic structures or the latest cutting-edge designs, Lonely Planet’s new book Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide has something for every traveler. The volume showcases 120 architectural wonders across … Continue reading “The Most Fascinating and Must-See Architecture Around the World”

The Most Alluring Art Nouveau Buildings Around the World

Art Nouveau may go by many different names, but its look is unmistakable. Also known as Jugendstil, Stile Floreale, and Sezessionstil, the decorative arts-and-architecture movement flourished in Europe throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Architects such as Hector Guimard and Antoni Gaudí became famous for their expressive, organic-inspired designs, which commonly featured colorful … Continue reading “The Most Alluring Art Nouveau Buildings Around the World”

Balenciaga’s First Ever Couch Made From Its Surpluses

The new creation designed by Russian artist and architect Harry Nuriev – founder of the New York agency Crosby Studios – for Balenciaga does not leave anyone indifferent. Padded, transparent, the design of the sofa reveals the logoted pieces from the House’s previous collections. The famous founder of Balenciaga would mentor many of the greatest fashion … Continue reading “Balenciaga’s First Ever Couch Made From Its Surpluses”

The Best Mid-Century Scandinavian Furniture Designers

Midcentury modernist furniture is the epitome of refined style and good taste—well-crafted, classic, and timeless—thanks to the way it almost always marries innovation, simplicity, and elegance. And it was the Scandinavian modern designers in particular—Børge Mogensen, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Vodder, Verner Panton, Alvar Aalto, et al.—who led the way in defining and propagating … Continue reading “The Best Mid-Century Scandinavian Furniture Designers”

Design In The 1960s

At the beginning of the decade, it was euphoric: the economy is growing at double-digit rates, and full employment provides an optimistic view of the future. A new way of life, based on the democratization of consumer goods, is changing the relationship with the daily environment. The increasingly successful decoration magazines reflect the more playful … Continue reading “Design In The 1960s”

The Winners of the 2019 Architecture MasterPrize

Every year the Architect MasterPrize selects three projects as the top winners of The Architecture MasterPrize 2019. The mission of the Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) is to advance the appreciation and exposure of quality architectural design worldwide. The AMP architecture award celebrates creativity and innovation in the fields of architectural design, landscape architecture, and interior design. … Continue reading “The Winners of the 2019 Architecture MasterPrize”

Le Salon du Design 2019

Geneva’s first 20th century design fair, Le Salon du Design returns on the weekend of November 2-3, 2019 for a third edition at Pavillon Sicli. With its simple yet innovative concept, Le Salon du Design has quickly established itself as one of the most beautiful design fairs in Europe. Founded in 2017 by Corine Stübi, … Continue reading “Le Salon du Design 2019”

Design In The 1950s

With the boom from birth to prosperity, the post-war period marked the beginning of consumer society. This inspired designers to create avant-garde seating mostly using materials like, steel, wood, and leather. Often a piece of furniture would combine only two materials or two colours – creating tension and harmony without fuss or superfluous ornament. Women, … Continue reading “Design In The 1950s”

Design In London

London is renowned for having excellent vintages fairs, stores and anything retro or mid-century. Being a rich and historic city and having so much to see and explore. Here is a small but handy list of places not to be missed.   Midcentury East is a fair where you can see 55+ dealers selling everything from … Continue reading “Design In London”

Design In The 1940s

If the Second World War puts a stop to the furniture industry in France for lack of raw materials, it pushes other nations to invest in technological research. In the United States, emigrants from the Bauhaus who arrived in the 1930s are already working on new materials: curved plywood, molded plastic, rubber, etc. In Europe … Continue reading “Design In The 1940s”