Bringing a vibrant sense of lively activity to their new holiday home designs, Studio Koossino’s artful buildings certainly stand out from the crowd. The South Korean designs are located at a botanic garden park just outside of the capital Seoul and make great use of bright yellow colours and an asymmetric structure. Working beautifully as a relaxing conceptual series, the homes are evidence of a superb dedication to modern styling…
Influenced by the historic stone statues of Easter Island, the six bright holiday home residences make use of a heavy concrete base and cantilevered upper floors of stunning yellow panelling.
Photography is by Jae Seong Lee
The interiors also make use of this energetic yellow hue, contrasting with stately whites and greys. The homes act as a perfect welcome to the area and can leave visitors with a beautifully peaceful reminder of the area.
The majesty of the Alpine region of Switzerland can be the perfect environment for a homely bed and breakfast. One such fantastic retreat amidst the mountains and dramatic scenery is the Brücke 49. Located in the peaceful little village of Vals, the getaway is dedicated to an understated natural charm.
Originally built in 1902, the Brücke has been recently renovated to further heighten the opulence and luxury on show. With a mixture of various design and materials, the interiors of the travel stay can leave guests perfectly relaxed.
Featuring spectacular views of the village and the imposing mountains a stay here can offer a memorable break.
Check out the site of Brücke 49 for more info.
The power of LED lighting is well known to the most creative of artists and designers. Making use of the visual stimulation of neon is something we know all too well at Dotmaison. The spectacular transporting effect of the material can offer a truly diverting look to a space. As an artistic tool it can a fantastic source of wonder…
The Berlin-based artist Hans Kotter is one such visual designer fully aware of the possibilities put forward by the use of optical power and intensity. His handling of lights, sculpture and technology produce truly vivid installations. Offering a physical form to pure light, he houses some in glass boxes while others are positioned freely. As a pure expression of the power of light, his work is an area that is constantly evolving.
And if all that display of light has inspired something in you, why not check out the terrific neon art letters from Seletti. Available at Dotmaison now, they can offer every interior the neon glow!
A new restaurant in Paris shows off a beautifully structured design of sophisticated artistry. Created by the British designer Tom Dixon, the work is the first commissioned French restaurant interior project from his design office, Design Research Studio.
The Éclectic Restaurant uses a modern combination of brass, concrete marble and leather detailing to instil a fantastic atmosphere of relaxation ideal for fine dining.
Making use of materials and features familiar from 1970’s brutalist architecture, Dixon and his team have managed to create a fascinating sensual attraction of space and image. Food and style lovers may well be interested in a trip to Paris to experience it in its entirety!
Iceland is famous as a land of mystery and beauty. Home to a fascinating quality of romance and adventure, the far northern European island is the location for a stunning new hotel from the American design studio Minarc.
The ION Hotel is located in Nesjavellir, Iceland is less than an hour from the capital city of Reykjavík and contains a wealth of original design ideas. Inspired by the area’s myths and legends, the interiors make use of indigenous materials to create stunning looks in bedrooms and communal areas.
Making use of up-cycled and recycled material such as driftwood and pre-owned furniture, the stunning hotel is a great example of modern commitment to design and attractive style amidst a timeless, wild environment.
The museum’s entrance way (above) captures the transporting glory of the cinema.
Lovers of film, television and popular culture would be well advised to get themselves over to Berlin’s impressive museum for film and television. Tracing the history of the silver and the small screen from their very beginnings to the present day and beyond, the museum makes use of a vast area consisting of several floors and spaces.
Original artwork from the Fritz Lang classic ‘Metropolis‘ (1927)
Located in the city’s busy Potsdamer Platz district, the museum is a fantastic example of just how to organise a culturally rich attraction and learning space. Using a variety of mediums such as models, paintings, artworks and the cinema screens themselves, the museum can be an endless source of wonder.
Showing exactly just what is possible in a modern museum space, the Museum für Film und Fernsehen (film and television museum) is a perfect example of not only the power of the cinema, but also the potential of museums to excite and intrigue…
Building a home from scratch is usually just a dream to most of us. In the case of kayack instructor Brian Schulz, it was a dream that turned into a well-worked reality. His Japanese style house in the forests of Oregon cost an incredible $11,000 to produce and made use of locally sourced wood and materials.
Taking just under a year to complete, the forest house shows off a remarkable quality of design and workmanship. Measuring 14′ x 16′, the tiny cottage consists of materials gathered by Schulz from the immediate area and recycling stores. With low wooden furniture and traditional Japanese lamps, the effect is rooted in the far east.
Photos by Brian Schulz
Fully showing that building a home does not have to cost the earth, the wonderful woodland cottage is available to rent for those wishing for a rural retreat.
photo © Francesco Pizzo
Milan is a fantastic place to visit for many reasons. The food, the sun, and perhaps above all else, the fashion and the art bring in thousands of visitors all year round. Those holiday makers will now have a new superlative gallery to visit. Fragile, the latest gallery from Atelier Mendini differs from the traditional Milanese art galleries significantly as these stunning pictures attest…
photo © Studiopepe.
Going against the current trend for minimal neutral spaces in exhibition rooms, the designers decided to take more of a full blown approach. The luxurious colour and pop-art style of fittings highlights this new direction.
photo © Otobe Keisuke.
Working in partnership with Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto of Studiopepe, Alessandro and Francesco Mendini bring a high glamour art sensibility to Fragile. Recommended to all fans of technicolor art and design.
This incredible store is the new Paris flagship of the Dutch fashion house Viktor & Rolf. Featuring vast coverings of formal grey felt, the interiors of the building exude class and confidence.
The French designers and architects Architecture & Associés were asked to produce a stylish look for the new store, incorporating a formal structure and appearance.
“We said we would like a store that’s invisible or a store that’s hardly there because often we find store designs very intrusive and just too much,” said one half of the stores’ founders Viktor Horsting. With an unassuming and smartly turned out style it seems his instructions have been perfectly responded to!