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Casa Del Acantilado by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Casa Del Acantilado by Fran Silvestre ArquitectosWhite boxes might be a cliche for modernist houses, but when placed against the clear blue skies and emerald waters of the Mediterranean, the appeal of a dazzling white villa is easy to understand. 

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Milan Design Week New Designers Roundup

Milan Design Week New Designers RoundupIt would be impossible to do justice to the thousands of new designers who showed their works across Milan during the design week, much of which are as likely to delight as they are to bewilder.

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Aussitalian Design by SP01

Aussitalian Design by SP01Furniture design from down-under may have been under the radar, but that is set to change with emerging design brand SP01.

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Super Supermarket by Design School Kolding

Super Supermarket by Design School KoldingThe team at Design School Kolding had created what looked like a supermarket on a quiet street in the Ventura-Lambrate district of Milan during the Milan Design Week. 

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Almost Complete by HDK, University of Gothenburg

Almost Complete by HDK, University of GothenburgDuring the Milan Design Week the wild frontier of design was undoubtedly the Ventura-Lambrate district, where emerging and experimental designers showed their wares under the vast rusting hulks of disused industrial facilities. 

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The Extraordinary Creations of Scarlet Splendour

The Extraordinary Creations of Scarlet SplendourFor some people less may be more, but for others too much minimalism makes you a dull boy. 

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Everything is Connected

Everything is ConnectedOne of our highlights of Milan Design Week is the Norwegian contemporary crafts and design exhibition curated by designer Katrin Greiling, who put together a highly polished showcase of the most exciting design talent from Norway.

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Glass Pagoda by JCP

Glass Pagoda by JCPThe exhibition halls of the Milan Furniture Fair can be an endless, monotonous stream of same-ness, so imagine our surprise when we stumbled upon the JCP stand.

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Phellem Collection by Alcarol

Phellem Collection by AlcarolCapturing the fleeting beauty of nature is the raison d'être of Andrea Forti and Eleonora Dal Farra, the experimental design duo behind Alcarol.

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Garden Layers by Patricia Urquiola for GAN

Garden Layers by Patricia Urquiola for GANPatricia Urquiola has designed a collection of Moghul-inspired outdoor rugs and furnishings perfect for those who want to recline in style.

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Anotherview

AnotherviewThe team at Anotherview has created a series of evocative artworks with films of window views from locations around the world.

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Day&Night Light by This is Bouw

Day&Night Light by This is BouwEver wondered why it is bad to watch TV or use computer devices before you go to bed?

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AA House by Office of Architecture in Barcelona

AA House by Office of Architecture in BarcelonaNestled in a forest clearing in Sant Cugat del Vallès, north of Barcelona, is a remarkable house which looks sculptural and futuristic in equal measures.

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Loft in Pushkin by Horomystudio

Loft in Pushkin by HoromystudioRussia is well known for its dachas, or country cottages - holiday retreats where city dwellers can go to refresh and recharge.

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House in Selva di Val Gardena by Rudolf Perathoner

House in Selva di Val Gardena by Rudolf PerathonerThe skiing season might be over, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming about the perfect mountain escape, especially if the chalet in question is as stylish as this.

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Converted Iron Works Penthouse, London: GBP 3,995,000

Converted Iron Works Penthouse, London: GBP 3,995,000Looking for a gem of a penthouse with truly unique features?  Look what we have unearthed!  Hip Shoreditch location?  Check.  Vast open plan space?  Check.  Historic building with original industrial features?  Check.  Wow factor?  Check check check.

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Viride by Goula / Figuera

Viride by Goula / FigueraFor all serial plant-killers out there, Barcelona-based designers Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera have come up with a clever and stylish product to help keep your indoor plants alive.

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Gerken Residence by Young Projects

Gerken Residence by Young ProjectsLofts with vast roof gardens in the heart of New York's Tribeca are as rare as hen's teeth, so when architects Young Projects were called upon to design one such gem they made the most of the site and created a masterpiece of light and space.

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Past & Future by Piet Hein Eek for Veronese

Past & Future by Piet Hein Eek for VeroneseWhen the Paris-based Murano glass specialist Veronese decided to make use of the spare crystal ornaments which have been accumulating at the basement of their Paris showroom for over 40 years, they knew exactly who to call.

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Sneakered by Gianluca Gimini

Sneakered by Gianluca GiminiProducts come and products go, but what is the best way to preserve the beloved but outdated brands and products of yester-year?

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La Fabrica by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Fabrica by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura"Industrial style" conjures up images of loft apartments, exposed brick walls and perhaps a few concrete accessories. 

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Furniture and Accessories by Kaksikko

Furniture and Accessories by KaksikkoNordic cool and Japanese minimalism make great design bedfellows, as the simple and sleek collections from Finnish design collective Kaksikko show.

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Gita by Piaggio Fast Forward

Gita by Piaggio Fast ForwardIt's not an exaggeration to say that Piaggio, the creator of the Vespa scooter, changed the concept of mobility. 

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Backwater by Platform 5 Architects

Backwater by Platform 5 ArchitectsDiscerning tourists have long flooded to the Broads, a network of picturesque lakes and waterways in Norfolk and Suffolk. 

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Forest of Numbers by Emmanuelle Moureaux

For the tenth anniversary of the National Art Centre in Tokyo, Emmanuelle Moureaux created a spectacular installation using numbers and colours.

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The Craft of Thread Wrapping by Anton Alvarez

The Craft of Thread Wrapping by Anton AlvarezThe Craft of Thread Wrapping is an ongoing project by Swedish Chilean designer Anton Alvarez to create objects using different materials bound with colourful glue-coated threads.

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Brazilian Taste by AIM

Brazilian Taste by AIMWhilst many city dwellers yearn for a simple, green life, few manage to merge the urban and the bucolic in such style as this apartment in Milan.

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Kloof Road House by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Kloof Road House by Nico van der Meulen ArchitectsThe desire to leave a mark in the world is part of human nature. 

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The 7th Room by Snohetta

The 7th Room by SnohettaThe renowned Treehotel in Sweden has just added the 7th room to its eclectic collection of treehouses.

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Italian Countryside Residence by Studio Diff

Italian Countryside Residence by Studio DiffStudio Diff has designed a daringly contemporary home within a traditional country house in Italy in a masterclass of mixing the classic with the exotic.

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Reworked Ceramic Artworks by Caroline Slotte

Reworked Ceramic Artworks by Caroline Slotte

Ever wish you could breathe new life into old ceramic plates?

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Villa in East Hampton Village Fringe, New York State: USD 5,000,000 (GBP 4,000,000)

Villa in East Hampton Village Fringe, New York State: USD 5,000,000 (GBP 4,000,000)Those who wish to maximise exposure to sunlight (or themselves) should check out this spectacular glass pavilion in the Hamptons.

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Kanarie Club by Studio Modijefsky Interiors

Kanarie Club by Studio Modijefsky InteriorsRestaurant design specialist Studio Modijefsky has created a funky restaurant in a former tram depot in Amsterdam that combines industrial chic with delightfully quirky features.

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Tobogan House by Z4Z4 Architects

Tobogan House by Z4Z4 ArchitectsAt first glance this unusual structure in a suburban plot on the outskirts of Madrid looks more like an industrial installation than a family home.

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Outside In House by Pantone Greenery, London: GBP 200 Per Night

Outside In House by Pantone Greenery, London: GBP 200 Per NightAs part of its ongoing charm offensive to bolster its creative credentials, Airbnb has teamed up with Pantone to create a whimsical house based on Pantone's colour of the year, a lush shade of yellow-green known as Greenery (Pantone 15-0343).

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Lash Clock by Bina Baitel

Lash Clock by Bina BaitelAlways complaining about not having enough time?  French designer Bina Baitel has designed a unique clock which encourages you to take the time to enjoy time.

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ST∞L Multi-Colour Stools by Erik Olovsson

ST∞L Multi-colour Stools by Erik OlovssonNever one to let creativity restricted by material limitations, Swedish designer Erik Olovsson has created a series of highly appealing stools using nothing more than pine blocks and paint.

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The Art of Apartment Living by Art Buro - London

The Art of Apartment Living by Art Buro - LondonSmall can be beautiful.  In the case of this diminutive but perfectly formed apartment in London, also functional, clever and very cool too. 

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The Art of Apartment Living by Art Buro - Paris

The Art of Apartment Living by Art Buro - ParisFor many people, apartment living is an unfortunate but unavoidable aspect of modern urban life. 

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Future Vintage Collection by Deft Union

Future Vintage Collection by Deft UnionWhat do you get when you mix mid-century design style with a dash of contemporary attitude?

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Gordon's Bay House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Gordon's Bay House by Madeleine Blanchfield ArchitectsAs we freeze our socks off in the frigid northern European winter, our fantasies turn to the sunny shores of Australia with its promises of sun, sand and beautifully designed houses.

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EFH Hochleitner House by LP Architektur

EFH Hochleitner House by LP ArchitekturAfter the excesses of Christmas, wouldn't it be great to start the new year in a state of zen?

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Pod House by Nic Owens Architects

Pod House by Nic Owens ArchitectsThinking of building an extension?  There are plenty of great design inspirations from this pod-like addition to a Victorian house in the suburbs of Melbourne.

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Vista Mini House by Escape

Vista Mini House by EscapeFed up with city life?  Long for an escape to the rural idyll but can't quite afford a country mansion?

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Dunraven Street Penthouse, London: GBP 8,500,000

Dunraven Street Penthouse, London: GBP 8,500,000Alexander McQueen's fashion design genius is beyond doubt, but his interior design skills are somewhat less remarked on. 

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Loft MDP by FFWD

Loft MDP by FFWDStone, wood and bricks are the raw ingredients of this old carpenter's workshop in Barcelona.

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Design Miami Highlights

Design Miami HighlightsAs winter closes in, what better way to lift the spirits than to see the creme de la creme of design art in sunny Miami?

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House D in Bregenz by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten

House D in Bregenz by Dietrich Untertrifaller ArchitektenConcrete and wood are great design bedfellows, as this slick and serene house in Bregenz by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architected illustrates.

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Best Quirky Storage Ideas

We may be in deepest winter but it's never too early to start planning for the spring clean.

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Haussmanian Apartment by Studio Razavi Architecture

Haussmanian Apartment by Studio Razavi ArchitectureParis is well known for its grand boulevards and elegant buildings.

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Scenario House by Scenario Architecture

Scenario House by Scenario ArchitectureVictorian houses are hugely popular with UK homeowners, although their structures and layouts are often at odds with the demands of modern family life.

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Puro Hotel by OHLAB

Puro Hotel by OHLABMany people associate Mediterranean style with a twee mix of terracotta tiles and an aqua blue colour scheme. 

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