Australian-based Global Investment Banking company Macquarie Group commissioned architect Clive Wilkinson to design its new office space in Sydney, Australia, just a block from Sydney Harbour. The result is a feisty, revolutionary design that embraces the flexible Activity Based Working (ABW) platform. Each floor is divided into 5 neighbourhoods of approximately 100 people with theme Plazas. Different working groups have meeting pods which were inspired by shipping containers in Sydney harbour. The different work groups can be identified by decor or by the numbered vinyl decals.
The architectural style of this home in Paradise Valley, Arizona combines the elegance of European design with Spanish influences and casual old world charm. Architect Mark Candelaria used clean simple lines and masonry construction to render the home a part of the scenery of the native landscape that surrounds it. Working closely with landscape artist Jeff Berghoff and interior designer Leonard Porras, the team created a private oasis that blends the comfort of the indoors and outdoor spaces seamlessly. The casual elegance of the home provides its inhabitants with both luxury and tranquility.
You can create your own Pencil Bowl with hexagonal colour pencils. Designer Michiel Cornelissen created this original concept by combining 36 standard hexagonal colour pencils of about 7.0 mm cross section. It’s an inexpensive and creative way to decorate any room.
The Crosby Street Hotel, one of the Firmdale Hotels, a London-based hotel group owned by Tim and Kit Kemp, is a stunningly elegant piece of interior art. The interior design is contemporary and European in style, with an eclectic look designed by Kit Kemp, Queen of the Eclectic. The rooms are luxurious and cosmopolitan in character. The designer boldly mixes colours and patterns to create unconventionally elegant spaces.
This Exhibi-Table was originally designed for library use. But it looks like the ideal kind of table that will work really well in the home, too. Do you often find the stacks and stacks of books sitting on top of your desk or coffee table very untidy? The slotted table helps you declutter and makes it more functional.
Interior designer Rebecca James of Interior Desires used very daring colours for this home in Montagu Square, Marylebone, London and created an elegant setting that defies the conventional. The use of rich fabrics and colours gives the home a distinct flavour.
The moment you step through the grand iron gates of this luxury home in Palm Beach, Florida, you will notice the meticulously maintained landscape and stunning exterior architecture. The home enjoys gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway from every major room, and the elegant interior design has a coastal flavour of a waterfront home.
Dutch architect Arjen Reas was given the challenge to design a family home in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, on the edge of the city where urban life and rural open land meet. The result is a contemporary family home that blends traditional ideas with contemporary design. The interior of the house is modern and natural providing a peaceful and open atmosphere for the family who can also fully enjoy the rural landscape in the comfortable open backyard.