High-end French furniture company Grange has another collection of unique coffee tables that features built-in trays. The ‘Jacob’ coffee table is hand-built from cherry and lime wood. Adjustable trays are incorporated into the table. A heightened position allows users to work on their laptop or eat dinner while watching TV.
Archives for August 2011
Located in Extremadura in Western Spain, this 12th Century Oil Mill was converted into a stylish contemporary home by architect Ricardo Elizondo. The original architecture was preserved because of its historic value. The interior design has a modern eclectic flair that mixes rustic furniture with IKEA carpet and antique elements.
The exterior of this modern house located in the Barrio Historico neighbourhood in Tucson, Arizona has a minimalist façade that is in keeping with the neighbourhood guidelines. The interior of the house is a delightful haven. A tranquil courtyard where the swimming pool is the focal point offers year round connection between the interior and the exterior spaces.
Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam in the suburb of Amsterdam, the Netherlands is a whimsical real life gingerbread house. The concrete building with a quirky façade of irregularly stacked Dutch wooden houses is the work of WAM architecten. The traditional houses in bright green and blue speaks the architectural language of the region. This 160-room hotel has individually designed guest rooms which refer to typical products from the Zaan region.
This tiny cottage in the Lauttasaari Recreational Park in Western Helsinki, Finland is an affordable and eco-friendly retreat designed by Finnish architects Jussi and Riina Palva. It is located just a quick 10-minute bike ride from the Palvas’ apartment in Helsinki. The cottage is heated by an HWAM fireplace. The couch converts into a bed. A stainless steel serving bowl from IKEA on the kitchen counter serves as a makeshift wash basin (a hose is just outside). A two-burner gas stovetop completes the kitchen. The 150-square-foot cabin costs around US$42,000 to build.
The daring shade of palm-frond green creates a sleek looking kitchen. High cabinets with frosted glass provide plenty of storage. The decorative letters on the glass make it easy to remember where everything is stored. The metal stools add a retro touch to the room.
Six Ramsgate is a modern home in Singapore by Wallflower Architecture + Design with an open plan that blends the indoor with the outdoor. The interconnected space allows breezes and air movement to circulate.
Interior designer Tim Clarke is well known for creating unique spaces inspired by modern classicism. The timeless and sophisticated interiors celebrates modern elegance.