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22 Sep ’15

Small Apartment for Father and Son | Interiors



This 73 sq.m apartment was designed by Glen Medioni for a father and his son. You can notice that the apartment looks a bit masculine and modern perfect for the clients. The wooden wall cladding separates the private areas from the common living room.

The apartment is beautiful in every way, you can’t even tell it’s just 73 sq.m. Very functional and perfect for their daily needs.

Enjoy the images.



7 Sep ’15

Small Tea by Osmose | Tea Shop

Filed under: Interiors — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 8:30 am

Small Tea Coral Gables Florida


Small Tea’s flagship store in  Coral Gables is designed by Osmose, with emphasis on creating a ‘modern’ sanctuary for tea instead of just a tea shop. The use of wood everywhere, the enveloping arch above the long seating area, all give a sense of warmth to the space. My favorite part was the display.


Small Tea Coral Gables Florida


6 Sep ’15

New Cafe at the Somerset House in London | Restaurant Design



Pennethorne’s is a new cafe and bar located in the Somerset House, one of London’s large cultural institutions. The venue is named after Sir James Pennethorne, a highly-reputed architect of the 19th century. The design of the space was based on his discoveries during his travels through Europe which is why it is rich and dark.




29 Jun ’15

Calvin Klein Buys $25 Million designed by Minotti | Celebrity Homes



Fashion designer Calvin Klein just bought a beautiful house in Los Angeles for $25 Million. The residence was designed by architect Paul Mclean, and the interior was designed by Mary Ta from Minotti Los Angeles. Which is why you will notice that all the furniture proposed is from Minotti, the brand.


28 Jun ’15

House of Dior New Boutique in Seoul | Architecture




Designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc and inspired by Dior’s couture lines,  the new House of Dior Boutique is all about the curves found in flowing fabric, details such as the stitching represent the fine tailoring of Dior’s Parisian couture. He started his first research on the project back in 2011, and just opened this June.

“I thought about the movement of the fabrics, the weaving effects, and I created a facade that would explore these elements,” the architect explains. “This white softness is like the couturier’s toile when he’s at work. It has a sense of movement that plays with light. This sculptural suppleness was my starting point.” The House archives also inspired the building’s final form: the movement of those immense architectural sails is strongly reminiscent of the dresses Cyclone and Cocotte, designed by Christian Dior in 1948. With the House of Dior building , his two great passions, for haute couture and architecture, come together in a unique creation.


14 Jun ’15

Generator Paris wins Hospitality Design Award | Hostel Design



‘Generator’ is Europe’s fastest growing hostel brand, its properties are known for offering residents cutting-edge design, central locations, creative events, locally-inspired menus and wide range of room options. The latest hostel offering, Generator Paris was announced winner in the Guestrooms/Suites (midscale/economy) category in the 11th Hospitality Design Awards ceremony that took place in New York.

Located in the 10th Arrondissement, Paris’ trendiest district, Generator Paris opened its doors in February 2015. The property features all the classic Generator public spaces with a local touch and interiors created by global design partners DesignAgency under Anwar Mekhayech’s direction.

The airy reception is adorned with bespoke vintage style signage, petrified moss plant “G” sculpture, lounge seating by local industrial designer Romain Guillet and a Mondrian-inspired reception desk. Pass the lift lobby and the covered outdoor passage, a metal and wood staircase shapes the 3 floor space. The downstairs bar is inspired by the Metro and features original tiling in the dance floor area. Up a level is the spacious Café Fabien that acts as an all day brasserie with ample seating area and a garden facing conservatory. The Morocco infused mezzanine area occupies the third level, anchored by custom wood pallet and Kilim sectionals facing the mural by Dutch, living-in-Paris artist CEIZER.


The rooms that won Generator Paris this HD award are simple yet stylish with a range of wallpapers in different shades and sleek bathrooms with monsoon showers. A number of them include private terraces with wood floors, hammocks and stunning views of the city. Generator London was also recognised with the title of finalist in the Public spaces (midscale/economy) category after the deep refurbishment undertaken in 2014, that transformed the property in one of London’s best design-led hostels. The Hospitality Design Awards are granted by HD magazine and have been honoring some of the best achievements in hospitality design around the world for 11 editions. This year’s judging panel included Dan Kwan, Managing Director of Wilson Associates; Katherine Lo, Executive Director at Langham Hospitality; Lionel Ohayon, Founder of ICRAVE; Will Meyer, Founder of Meyer Davis Studio; and Larry Traxler, Senior Vice President, Global Design at Hilton Worldwide.

Enjoy the slideshow below :




11 Jun ’15

Bulgari Resort and Residences to Open in Dubai in 2017 | Hospitality



Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai is the world’s fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property. Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai is a first-of-its-kind master development in scale and magnitude that aesthetically translates the core values of its two partners – Bulgari and Meraas.

The Bulgari Resort will comprise 100 rooms and suites in the main hotel buildings, as well as 20 hotel villas and a full range of luxury hotel facilities, inclusive of the signature BVLGARI RISTORANTE and SPA. Each home at the Bulgari Residences has been meticulously designed to create efficient living spaces. All the 173 apartments and 15 mansions that comprise offer magnificent views. While the apartments range from one to three bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom penthouses, the mansions offer a variation of three to six bedrooms.

The development offers residents modern, sleek design and well-appointed features that make for unmatched hospitality and luxury living. The spacious interiors exude visual warmth and elegance even as the large glazed windows bring in the verdant freshness of the mesmerizing landscape outside.


24 May ’15

Bistro Proti Proudu in Prague | Restaurant Design

Filed under: Interiors,Restaurants — Sahar @ 8:30 am


“In Coffee We Trust’, the bistro’s motto engraved in the counter, is the first thing that catches you attention at the Proti Proudo cfe in Prague, Czech Republic. The main design theme, however, revolves around electric cables and connections.

Inspired by František Křižík, the Karlín-born electrical engineering innovator, the designers merged the idea of connecting with good coffee and delicious food. Say the designers, “The main bar wall, made of white perforated plywood, creates a grid, which all the components on the wall connect to – from the sliding targets of wires to the paper roll with daily menu.” “Network of wires, stretching from the switches behind the counter to the lights above the tables, draws attention to the connection between staff and guests. Each of the lights is operated separately, location of the switches on the wall grid reflects the real position of the lights in the room. The lights turn on and off as guests come and go. Every time the door opens, it lights a new spark in the bistro.”


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