Tag Archives: New York

Extroverted Manhattan loft

This extraordinary Manhattan loft which was recently renovated by designers Loukas Angelou and Vasso Asfi, founders of London-based STUDIOLAV, as a reflection of the owners’ diverse background, extrovert nature and vibrant personalities. Inspiration came right after meeting the loft’s new cosmopolitan occupants, as the two designers state, evolving into an elegantly choreographed interior underpinned by an eclectic aesthetic that boldly...

hipster pied-à-terre

The owner of Micasa, a furniture and objects store in São Paulo, Brazil, flies to New York four times a year, where he scours Brooklyn flea markets with his girlfriend, interior decorator Ana Strumpf. Whenever he leaves his 300 square meter apartment in Jardins, São Paulo to sleep in his 87-square-meter pied-à-terre in Chelsea New York, Hussein Jarouche doesn’t exactly downsize...

mid-century Manhattan in Melbourne

Escala Partners is a fresh presence in Australia’s wealth management landscape and the new headquarters in Melbourne’s Collins Street are a distinctive, game-changing affair in which quality, care and market differentiation pervade every space and surface. Dispelling the sterility of the commercial office typology, MOLECULE sought to treat the firm’s clients uncommonly...

Family Style of Joe D’Urso

The understated nature of Joe D’Urso belies the breath and scale of the works he has completed and this recent project in New York’s West Village is no exception. Born from combining two Federation townhouses, this single family home is now a repository of world-class art and a stunning collection of furniture from amazing custom pieces to mid-century icons. The colour palate of throughout is made...

A signature feeling

Described by the New York Times as not having a "signature style, but a signature feeling: emotional and deeply rooted to the place", Ilse Crawford is the design guru behind Duddell's located in Hong Kong. Michelin star executive chef heads up the kitchen while the interior supports an impressive program of rolling art that become part of the space. It's...

Mulberry House New York

Mulberry House is a residential condominium building 13 stories high, with commercial space located at the ground floor and cellar and 9 residential units above designed by Shop Architects. The residential building consists of 8 full-floor, 3 bedroom residences, and one triplex penthouse. Shop’s design approach provides a contradiction between the inherent masonry and the suspended nature of a curtain wall, evoked through the highly...

distinctly American

Created for a French filmmaker by New York-based Andrew Franz Architect, this colorful, bright apartment takes advantage of a penthouse by opening it up to the roof, adding large windows for daylight as well as a patio with 360-degree skyline views. The colors, materials and spare lines reflect the client’s personal style. As the client desired,...

Central Park duplex

This duplex penthouse designed by David Hotson Architects in association with Legorretta+Legorretta overlooks Central Park. The elegant minimalistic home features a blackened steel stairway suspended from the upper level structure.  The suspended stairway hangs over a stunning marble plinth which transitions into stairs and pond occupying the entry hall of the loft and lower level living space.  The warm oak floors and painted red walls...

Material Matters

Sometimes I love the finishes, other times I love the furniture. For this penthouse though it is all about the materials, because in a space that leans more toward the minimal than the over decorated, the materials count for everything (no matter how small).This penthouse was conceived through a partnership between the clients and the Rockwell Group, better known for their large hospitality work. Not...

Drake One Fifty

Located in a postmodern 1980's office building in the heart of Toronto's financial district sits one of Martin Brundnizki's latest masterpieces.
A wonderful eclectic mix of old and new elements have been combined to create a unique, interesting and inspiring interior space.
We love the fact that many of the bespoke details have been handcrafted or sourced by local craftsmen and suppliers. An art installation called "cuppa...