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Arago Street Apartment by Miriam Barrio

 It takes courage to use bold colours at home. This light and airy apartment in Barcelona designed by Miriam Barrio is a masterclass on how to do it right.

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Springing Stream House by Wei Architects

  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.  

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Kiah House by Austin Maynard Architects

Kiah House by Austin Maynard Architects

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.

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Captain Kelly's Cottage by John Wardle Architects

Captain Kelly's Cottage by John Wardle Architects

Captain Kelly was a well known mariner and adventurer who made numerous discoveries around Australia and New Zealand in the 19th century.

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Train Suite Shiki-shima by JR East

Train Suite Shiki-shima by JR East

Japanese trains have long been synonymous with speed and punctuality.

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Tongling Recluse by RSAA / Büro Ziyu Zhuang

Tongling Recluse by RSAA and Ziyu Zhuang

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.

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Stacking Vessels from Utopia & Utility

Stacking Vessels from Utopia & Utility

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.

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Casa de Vidro by Cristina Menezes

Casa de Vidro by Cristina Menezes

How to turn a 60 square metre glass pavilion into a characterful home?

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Urban Beach House in Barcelona by Egue & Seta

Urban Beach House in Barcelona by Egue & Seta

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.

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Hidden Tints by Note Design Studio

Hidden Tints by Note Design Studio

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.

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The Opulent Fragrance of Ooumm

The Opulent Fragrance of Ooumm

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.

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The Extraordinary Creations of Scarlet Splendour

The Extraordinary Creations of Scarlet Splendour

For some people less may be more, but for others too much minimalism makes you a dull boy. 

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Garden Layers by Patricia Urquiola for GAN

Garden Layers by Patricia Urquiola for GAN

Patricia 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

Anotherview

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

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Loft in Pushkin by Horomystudio

Loft in Pushkin by Horomystudio

Russia is well known for its dachas, or country cottages - holiday retreats where city dwellers can go to refresh and recharge.

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Past & Future by Piet Hein Eek for Veronese

Past & Future by Piet Hein Eek for Veronese

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.

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Italian Countryside Residence by Studio Diff

Italian Countryside Residence by Studio Diff

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.

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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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The Art of Apartment Living by Art Buro - London

The Art of Apartment Living by Art Buro - London

Small 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 - Paris

For many people, apartment living is an unfortunate but unavoidable aspect of modern urban life. 

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

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

Alexander McQueen's fashion design genius is beyond doubt, but his interior design skills are somewhat less remarked on. 

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Parallel Choice Assortment by Dante Goods and Bads

Parallel Choice Assortment by Dante Goods and Bads

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.

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Desktop Accessories from Taiwan

Desktop Accessories from Taiwan

Do you feel writing is becoming a lost art? 

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Canal St Martin Apartment by Stephane Ghestem

Canal St Martin Apartment by Stephane Ghestem

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. 

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Lines Jars and Dishes by Lauren Nauman

Lines Jars and Dishes by Lauren Nauman

Lauren Nauman is a ceramicist with an experimental bent.

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Poured Bowl by Troels Flensted

Poured Bowl by Troels Fiensted

One of the standout talents at the recent DMY design exhibition in Berlin is Troels Flensted from Copenhagen.

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Soho Farmhouse

Soho Farmhouse

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.

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Room Mate Giulia Hotel by Patricia Urquiola

Room Mate Giulia Hotel by Patricia Urquiola

The words "designer boutique hotel" and "budget" may not seem to be natural bedfellows, especially when the said hotel is designed by Patricia Urquiola.

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Glass Extravaganza from Lasvit

Glass Extravaganza from Lasvit

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.

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464 Greenwich Street Loft, New York: USD 29,995,000 (GBP 20,686,000)

464 Greenwich Street Loft, New York: USD 29,995,000 (GBP 20,686,000)

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. 

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Collage House by S+PS Architects

Collage House by S+PS Architects

India is a kaleidoscope of colours, shapes and patterns.

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Honda's Great Journey

Honda's Great Journey

Great design ideas build great brands, a principle embraced by Honda with their latest design concept to promote driverless vehicles.

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Rhythm of Light Collection by Susanne de Graef

Rhythm of Light Collection by Susanne de Graef

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.

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Brass Ensemble by Ghidini 1961

Brass Ensemble by Ghidini 1961

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.  

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Writer's Shed by Surman Weston & Deane

Writer's Shed by Surman Weston & Deane

Small can be exquisitely beautiful, as this writer's cottage at the end of a suburban garden shows.

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ColoRing and Twinsugi by Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

ColoRing and Twinsugi by Schemata Architects  Jo Nagasaka

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. 

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Layer Drawings by Nobuhiro Nakanishi

Layer Drawings by Nobuhiro Nakanishi

The passage of time affects everybody but rarely do we reflect on what this means. 

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Starlight Room, Dolomites: EUR 300 (GBP 250) per Night

Starlight Room, Dolomites: EUR 300 (GBP 250) Per Night
The ski season may be coming to an end but don't let that deter you from making the trek to the Falzarego Pass near the resort of Cortina in Italy, where Raniero Campigotto has built a delightful glass micro-cabin designed to offer the best views of the mountains.

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The Whimsical World of Karman Lights

The Whimsical World of Karman Lights

Lighting is serious business but every now and then a design scheme calls for lights which goes beyond just function and lumens. 

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Autumn Winter 2016 Women's Ready to Wear Collections

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. 

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The Light House, 651 Dolores Street, San Francisco: USD 6,490,000 (GBP 4,636,000)

The Light House, 651 Dolores Street, San Francisco: USD 6,490,000 (GBP 4,636,000)

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.

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How Long is Now Jewellery Collection by Jantje Fleischhut

How Long is Now Jewellery Collection by Jantje FleischhutJewellery artist Jantje Fleischhut has created a beguiling collection of jewellery inspired by asteroids, planets and other celestial bodies hurtling around the universe. 

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Archives Wallpaper by Studio Job

The greatest hits of Studio Job's distinctive graphic style has been translated to wallpapers, courtesy of wall coverings specialist NLXL. 

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Parisian Duplex by Sarah Lavoine

Many people are afraid of using strong colours at home. 

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Dauphine Street House, New Orleans: USD 1,160,000 (GBP 773,300)

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.

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Dormy House Hotel and Spa

Valentine's Day is getting near so let's go all fluffy and indulge...

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Sunset Candles by Nendo

Need something to liven up the long dark winter nights?

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The Abyss Table by Duffy London

Furniture designer Christopher Duffy has created a table inspired by the landscape under the sea.

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Autumn Winter 2016 Men's Collections

2016 has gone off to a shaky start with big losses on the stock markets, oil prices in free fall and persistent security fears.

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Antiroom II Floating Pavilion

Elena Chiavi, Ahmad El Mad and Matteo Goldoni have created a poetic floating pavilion in Valletta, Malta.

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Patch of Sky by Fabrica

Here in the UK we are known for our obsession with the weather.

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Impulse at the Place des Festivals, Montreal

Visitors to Montreal now have an extra reason to brave the cold and visit the Place des Festivals, at the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal.  

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