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Cortina Apartment by Studio Rinaldi

 Ski chalet apartments often fall into the cliche of sauna-like wood panelling with Heidi-inspired decorative details.  Not so for this apartment in the Italian resort of Cortina.

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Fifth Avenue Office by Fogarty Finger and Dumais

 It may be difficult to draw the line between the soft comforts of home and the hard edges of a professional office, but if the right balance is struck the results can be impressively uplifting. 

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Verdable by Beriana

  Minimalism and nature are not easy to reconcile, but the Verdable side-table planters designed by Berlin-based Beriana come pretty close.

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Katskills Refuge by Corpus Studio

Paris-based Corpus Studio came up with a design concept which looks resolutely contemporary but yet totally in tune with the timeless beauty of the surrounding countryside.

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Pound Ridge House by Tsao & McKown

Those who have misgivings about living in bungalows (a principally British affliction) should take a close look at this stunning rural retreat, which showcases the allure of single-floor living beautifully.

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Pavillion of the Lake by depA Architects

Pavillion of the Lake by depA Architects

If the greatest trick of the devil is to convince the world that he does not exist, then perhaps the cleverest trick of the architect is to make a building disappear.

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Peak House by Satoshi Kurosaki at Apollo Architects & Associates

Peak House by Satoshi Kurosaki at Apollo Architects & Associates

This small house by Satoshi Kurosaki is a masterclass on how to maximise light and openness in a hemmed-in urban plot. 

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Estensioni by Car-Met

Estesioni by Car-MetItalian production house Car-Met has turned to a new generation of designers to create an enchanting collection of furniture that plays on shapes, colours and versatility.

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Anzac Bay House by Vaughn McQuarrie Architects

Anzac Bay House by Vaughn McQuarrie Architects

If cleanliness is next to godliness then simplicity must be the favourite companion of the design gods.

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Permanent Collection by Frama

Permanent Collection by Frama

Frama is one of a new wave of Scandinavian brands which eschews ever more exuberant and indistinguishable designs in a return to fundamental values of utility and timelessness.

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25 Columbus Circle Apartment by Joel Sanders Architect

25 Columbus Circle Apartment by Joel Sanders Architect

New-built apartments are often accused of being boxy and soulless.

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Ori by Fuseproject

Ori by Fuseproject

It's a problem common in all big cities: as property prices skyrocket and living spaces shrink, how should furniture manufacturers fit the same amount of stuff into broom-cupboard sized apartments?

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Infinity House by Vladimir Konovalov

Infinity House by Vladimir Konovalov

Somewhere in the wilderness of northern Norway an architect's fantasy rural retreat takes shape in the form of a glass and concrete structure as stark and beguiling as the surrounding landscape.

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Bachelor Apartment by M3 Architects

Bachelor Apartment by M3 Architects

The phrase "bachelor's pad" often evokes images of wild party spaces full of extravagant boys' toys.  

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Casa Del Acantilado by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Casa Del Acantilado by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

White 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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Aussitalian Design by SP01

Aussitalian Design by SP01

Furniture 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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Everything is Connected

Everything is Connected

One 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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Gerken Residence by Young Projects

Gerken Residence by Young Projects

Lofts 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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Gita by Piaggio Fast Forward

Gita by Piaggio Fast Forward

It's not an exaggeration to say that Piaggio, the creator of the Vespa scooter, changed the concept of mobility. 

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Brazilian Taste by AIM

Brazilian Taste by AIM

Whilst 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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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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Gordon's Bay House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Gordon's Bay House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

As 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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Pod House by Nic Owens Architects

Pod House by Nic Owens Architects

Thinking 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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House D in Bregenz by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten

House D in Bregenz by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten

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

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Scenario House by Scenario Architecture

Scenario House by Scenario Architecture

Victorian 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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The Light of Colour by Nai-Dan Chang

Ability to create ambience is the key to success for any interior design scheme, but how?

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Soothing by Andrew Grincell

Soothing by Andrew Grincell

In a world full of noise, wouldn't it be great if we were able to tune out parts of the soundscape in order to focus on the sounds we really want to hear?

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Dressed Cabinets by Puck Dieben

Dressed Cabinets by Puck Dieben

When Puck Dieben was a little girl she liked to build structures out of bedlinen and towels. 

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Nakahouse, 3140 Hollyridge Drive, Hollywood Hills: USD 2,295,000 (GBP 1,866,000)

Nakahouse, 3140 Hollyridge Drive, Hollywood Hills: USD 2,295,000 (GBP 1,866,000)

As winter approaches (and Brexit-induced anxiety escalates), the temptation to relocate to sunny Los Angeles becomes ever more appealing. 

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Il Sereno Hotel by Patricia Urquiola

Il Sereno Hotel by Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urqiola is a an acknowledged master in crafting stylish contemporary interiors and her latest project, at the Il Sereno Hotel on Lake Como in Italy, is no exception.

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New Works by New Works

New Works by New Works

A new breed of Nordic brands is propelling Scandinavian design into the 21st century and Danish newcomer New Works is right at the forefront.

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80 Park Lane Apartment, London: GBP 4,000 per Week

80 Park Lane Apartment, London: GBP 4,000 per Week

Park Lane may be the most expensive street on Monopoly, but private residences on this most famous of London streets are actually rare as hen's teeth. 

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Apartment by Lugerin Architects

Apartment by Lugerin Architects

Putting together a sleek, minimalist interior design scheme without looking bland or clinical can be challenging.

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Albert Court Apartment by Teresa Sapey

Albert Court Apartment by Teresa Sapey

Madrid-based designer Teresa Sapey's renovation of an apartment in London is a wonderful showcase of how to apply contemporary design in a classic space.

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Urkiola Collection by Patricia Urquiola

Urkiola Collection by Patricia Urquiola

As the rain came falling down during a recent afternoon stroll in Copenhagen, we sought refuge at the Georg Jensen shop and were delighted to come across the new Urkiola collection of tableware by Patricia Urquiola.

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The Cost of War by Shobhan Shah

The Cost of War by Shobhan Shah

We live in the age of big data where sometimes truth and emotional significance can be buried in a mountain of information.  

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Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects

If your idea of sustainable living conjures up images of ramshackle farmhouses with free roaming pigs and disproportionately large wind turbines you should take a look at this futuristic villa designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects.

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A State of Transformation by Jesper Eriksson

A State of Transformation by Jesper Eriksson

Can something as mundane as switching a light on and off become a remarkable experience in itself?

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W.I.N.D. House by UNStudio

W.I.N.D. House by UNStudio

The Netherlands is famous for its flowers and also for its great design, so it is perhaps appropriate that Amsterdam-based UNStudio would design a house in the province of North Holland that somewhat resembles a flower.

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Private House IV by De Bever Architects

Private House IV by De Bever Architects

Dutch houses are renowned for their large windows which maximise sunlight in their often deep and narrow interiors and which also reflects the Dutch people's spirit of openness and transparency.

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Concept Glass Houses by Santambrogio

Concept Glass Houses by Santambrogio

They say people who live in glass houses should not throw stones, even though glass used in modern buildings can probably withstand a fair few rocks given advances in material technology. 

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Small Home Smart Home by LAAB

Small Home Smart Home by LAAB

Hong Kong has some of the most densely populated urban areas in the world, so it is unsurprising that the city is home to some of the most creative smart living solutions in the world.

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Lamp & Socket by Lotte Douwes

Lamp & Socket by Lotte Douwes

Our lives may be enhanced by mobile and computer devices, but until further advances in battery technology we remain slaves to ugly charging cables. 

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Table Landscapes by Lotte Douwes

Table Landscapes by Lotte Douwes

Dining tables are too often either a messy depository of detritus from our daily lives or an expressionless blank slate in the middle of our living rooms.

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House in Utsunomiya by Suppose Design Office

House in Utsunomiya by Suppose Design Office

On a quiet residential street in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya sits an unexpected house.

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Le Petit Palais, Courchevel 1850: up to EUR 200,000 (GBP 166,670) per Week

Le Petit Palais, Courchevel 1850: up to EUR 200,000 (GBP 166,670) per week

The ski season may be over but fun can still be had on the slopes, especially at a ski resort as exclusive as Courchevel 1850, in a chalet as palatial as the Petit Palais.  

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Lansdowne Court Penthouse: GBP 8,500,000

Lansdowne Court Penthouse: GBP 8,500,000

This spectacular penthouse was designed by architects Richard Hywel Evans, who described it as the coolest penthouse in Notting Hill. 

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Mima Light House from Mima

Mima Light House from Mima

Architectural practice Mima has designed a modular house which is truly at one with nature.

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Villa Schoorl by Studio Prototype

Villa Schoorl by Studio Prototype

Schoorl may sound like a misspelt educational institution but is in fact a picturesque village nestled amongst the largest sand dunes in the Netherlands.

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Meier on Rothschild Penthouse by Patricia Urquiola


Meier on Rothschild Penthouse by Patricia Urquiola

 

Patricia Urquiola's trademark style is instantly recognisable in this elegant penthouse in a luxury residential building in Tel Aviv designed by architect Richard Meier.

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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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Formwork Series by Industrial Facility

Function coincides beautifully with form in this minimalist and elegant series of desk accessories designed by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller.

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