Zhekai Zhang, who just graduated from the Royal College of Art, aims to rediscover the beauty of randomness with his No. 1 Fabric Formula project.
When it comes to summer living, few do so as effortlessly stylishly as the Italians. Consider the Masseria Le Torri, a beautifully restored 18th century farmhouse not far from the coastal town of Polignano a Mare in Puglia.
Renovating a derelict farmhouse is not a project for the faint-hearted. It takes real skill and dedication to understand the local vernacular and reinterpret it for contemporary living.
The brief for Austin Maynard Architects is to extend and update a Victorian style weatherboard cottage in Melbourne in order to create a modern family home fit for both work and relaxation.
Captain Kelly was a well known mariner and adventurer who made numerous discoveries around Australia and New Zealand in the 19th century.
Japanese trains have long been synonymous with speed and punctuality.
The residents of this house in the Anhui province of China may think of themselves as recluses, but there is no chance of staying out of the spotlight with a home as beautifully harmonious as this.
Amongst the furniture and other objects on display at the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show were a number of designs which were more about concepts than products.
Fashion is so obsessed with daring new ideas that we thought we have seen it all, but not until we came across these clever and eye-catching designs from the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show.
Product design is a mainstay of any design school, but we are consistently impressed by the ability of Design Academy Eindhoven graduates to elevate product design to a much more conceptual level, creating products that are clever, thought-provoking and often surprisingly delightful.
Design Academy Eindhoven is one of our favourite hunting grounds for new design talent and their graduation show this year proves to be no exception.
The trend for using mixed materials remains unabated and we are all for it, especially if the products are as beautiful and useful as the stacking vessels from Utopia and Utility.
How to turn a 60 square metre glass pavilion into a characterful home?
The best interior design provides a sense of place, distils the essence of its location and serves it to its occupants in an uplifting way.
When Note Design Studio was asked to convert an office in Stockholm into a two bedroom apartment, they took inspiration from the hidden fabric of the building and created a contemporary design scheme with lingering traces of the past.
With the proliferation of scented candles on the market, finding a fragrance that tickles your fancy is not so difficult, but to find a scented candle which looks as good as it smells is much more challenging.
For some people less may be more, but for others too much minimalism makes you a dull boy.
Patricia Urquiola has designed a collection of Moghul-inspired outdoor rugs and furnishings perfect for those who want to recline in style.
The team at Anotherview has created a series of evocative artworks with films of window views from locations around the world.
Russia is well known for its dachas, or country cottages - holiday retreats where city dwellers can go to refresh and recharge.
When 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.
Studio Diff has designed a daringly contemporary home within a traditional country house in Italy in a masterclass of mixing the classic with the exotic.
Ever wish you could breathe new life into old ceramic plates?
Small can be beautiful. In the case of this diminutive but perfectly formed apartment in London, also functional, clever and very cool too.
For many people, apartment living is an unfortunate but unavoidable aspect of modern urban life.
Alexander McQueen's fashion design genius is beyond doubt, but his interior design skills are somewhat less remarked on.
The most creative designs often come from random thoughts of a wandering mind, and so it was for the Parallel Choice Assortment collection of furniture and accessories by German brand Dante Goods and Bads.
Too much minimalism can make a boy dull, sometimes it's good to let go and indulge our senses with vibrant colours and exotic shapes.
Lauren Nauman is a ceramicist with an experimental bent.
One of the standout talents at the recent DMY design exhibition in Berlin is Troels Flensted from Copenhagen.
Even the most convinced urbanites sometimes dream about country life and country life doesn't come much more appealing than at the Soho Farmhouse, which opened in autumn 2015 with promises to revolutionise country retreat holidays.
Progressive Czech glass specialists Lasvit put on a spectacular show during the design week in Milan, showcasing a wide range of installations, lights and accessories which threatened to outshine the neo-classical splendour of the Palazzo Serbelloni where they were shown.
Mickey Drexler, who had built Gap into a leading global fashion chain and then did the same to J Crew, is not just a serial fashion entrepreneur extraordinaire, but also a renowned collector of trophy properties.
India is a kaleidoscope of colours, shapes and patterns.
Nestled in a corner of the Salone Satellite area of the Salone del Mobile in Milan were exquisite chandeliers with strong sculptural shapes and a delicate demeanour.
Over the past few years designers have been delighting in pushing the creative possibilities of unusual and mixed materials - first there was copper, then marble.
Small can be exquisitely beautiful, as this writer's cottage at the end of a suburban garden shows.
Heritage is a common source of inspiration for product designers, but it takes extraordinary sensitivity to incorporate heritage into contemporary designs in a creative and pastiche-free way.
The passage of time affects everybody but rarely do we reflect on what this means.
Lighting is serious business but every now and then a design scheme calls for lights which goes beyond just function and lumens.
As the Autumn Winter 2016 women's collections draw to a close, we look back on the whirlwind tour that took fashionistas from New York to Paris via London and Milan.
Whilst the conversion of former industrial buildings into residential lofts is a well practised art, conversion of former churches, with their vast spaces and sombre atmosphere, is a skill less well mastered.
Jewellery artist Jantje Fleischhut has created a beguiling collection of jewellery inspired by asteroids, planets and other celestial bodies hurtling around the universe.
The greatest hits of Studio Job's distinctive graphic style has been translated to wallpapers, courtesy of wall coverings specialist NLXL.
Many people are afraid of using strong colours at home.
The French Quarter of New Orleans is renowned for its colonial style, which makes the discovery of this Dauphine Street house all the more surprising.
Valentine's Day is getting near so let's go all fluffy and indulge...
Furniture designer Christopher Duffy has created a table inspired by the landscape under the sea.
2016 has gone off to a shaky start with big losses on the stock markets, oil prices in free fall and persistent security fears.
Elena Chiavi, Ahmad El Mad and Matteo Goldoni have created a poetic floating pavilion in Valletta, Malta.