In 2011 Bloem and Lemstra Architects won a competition for the design of a new villa in the dunes of Bergen aan Zee, a small town at the Dutch coast approximately 1 hour driving from Amsterdam.  We recently received some photos of this project, a contemporary house defined by an optimum indoor-outdoor connection. Here is the official description from the project developer: “On the ground floor a direct connection between the living room and the garden and the lounge area on the floor above exploits […]

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Relax. You deserve it, it’s good for you, and it takes less time than you think. For today you gather 10 Best Ways to Relax Your Body While Your Are Working at the Office. To stay comfortable and healthy in your new office, you may want to try one of these footrests. (buy one- here) INNOCHAIR TOP SERIES Ergonomic office chairs with a variety of features including adjustable headrest, adjustable armrests, double layer footrest, 180° tilting system and solid, slim design. An excellent […]

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Spotted on shop.floragrubb.com, the items below are perfect decorations when you want to change the atmosphere at the office or to simply breathe joy at home! Tiny mosses, lichens, and tillandsias (air plants) live happily together under glass or on little wooden placards, making the inhabitants curious and cheerful. Each ‘living world’ is handcrafted by a specialized artist that knows how to mix passion with creativity. The bubble shaped vase is my favorite! The tiny universe of air plants, lichens and mosses hangs in […]

Realised by Metroquadrado, the residence we want to present you today is a stylish combination of raw materials and catchy volumes. As you enter the house, a large living room with tall walls welcomes the guests. Sharing the open plan with a gourmet kitchen, the salon is elegant, yet warm and cozy. The focal point is represented by a large sofa facing a low level glass table, perfect for various decorations and books. The use of raw materials such as concrete, […]

Located within the serene environment of the eye of africa estate, W design architecture studio has completed a project that they call ‘the light house’. Following the success of previous projects within a similar context, the designers were approached with a request to do what they consistently do – create spaces that enhance the experience of living in africa amongst its nature. Thus, the clients are constantly connected and exposed to their surroundings through a series of carefully orchestrated forms, […]

Designed by A.Masow Design Studio, this house is located in the mountains of Almaty, among the forest of fir trees. He created for that would feel more fusion with nature and give up some unnecessary conditions and things. The house has to be something that can only develop your spiritual and creative development. They’ve come up with a veritable palace among the leaves and built it in the Kazakhstan mountains, and it’s inspired by the architecture of Apple stores. What […]

Designe by Warm Architects, Garcias House is located on a 273 square meter (2,940 square foot) lot in a fast growing residential area of Cancun.  The program cover the needs of a couple without children, which allows an open and dynamic interior living, connecting all spaces functionally and visually. In the first level, the public program widens and integrates with the pool and terrace, creating a space for interior/exterior use. The second level, blocks solar over-heat and future neighboring constructions. […]

With a location that pampers successful attempts to create luxurious residential structures, this stunning Costa Brava property proudly displays a chic arrangement of spaces. Located in Costa Brava, Spain, this house is a private residence designed by Garcés – De Seta – Bonet. Consequently the project is developed linearly occupying the entire waterfront and the main option consists in extending the house at basement level obtaining the maximum possible length. The main building benefits from a gorgeous lounge, a gourmet kitchen, a modern […]

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For today, we have handpicked these 10 unique gift ideas for wine lovers. Some are useful, some are fun, but I hope you will find something for your family or friends. Now let’s go to the pictures! Note that there are “buy” links bellow each wine gift, so if you find something you like – you know what to do. Which one of these wine accessories would you want for yourself? Strange wine carafes If you have an unique taste to store your wines, […]

An extraordinary collection of contemporary buildings, created from recycled local materials specifically designed to blend in with the estate of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Les Sources de Caudalie is surrounded by its own vineyards and lake-filled gardens. Located in Martillac, near Bordeaux, France, there is a phenomenal feeling of peace and tranquility the minute you arrive at Les Sources de Caudalie. The rooms and suites are styled to reflect the Aquitaine region in colour, paintings and antiques. For nature lovers, […]