Icelandic ION Hotel by Minarc

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Santa Monica based design studio Minarc have renovated an abandoned building and turned it into the ION Hotel located in Nesjavellir, Iceland. The ION Hotel is situated on Mount Hengill, southwest of Iceland, only a 15 minute drive from Þingvellir. … Continue reading

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How to choose the right floor material

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Thinking about replacing your floor covering? If so, you probably know there are many good choices on the market today. To help make the decision a tad easier, here is a roundup of some of the more popular floor-covering options. … Continue reading

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Feldbalz House by Gus Wüstemann Architects

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Project: Feldbalz Location: Gemeinde am Zürichsee Program: Family house Team: Gus Wustemann, Marta B. Goñi, Rodrigo Iturrieta Photography: Bruno Helbling This is not a house but a family sculpture looking for freedom and social interaction. Gus Wüstemann Architects created the … Continue reading

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Objects of desire: Designer Lighting

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Caravaggio is a series of metal pendants with an eye-catching high gloss lacquer, designed by Cecilie Manz. The suspension technology is masculine in construction, creating the right counterbalance to the shade’s feminine lines. Caravaggio is characterised by direct light without … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient: 10 main tips

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Saving energy is good for the environment and for your pocket. Here are ten quick and simple tips that you could benefit from immediately. 1. Recharge your batteries. In the UK we throw away over 650 million batteries every year, … Continue reading

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Philippe Starck: Parisian Hotel Le Meurice revamping

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Le Meurice or “The Hotel of Kings” is a 5-star hotel in the 1st arrondissement of Paris opposite the Tuileries Garden, between Place de la Concorde and the Musée du Louvre on the Rue de la Rivoli. Founded in 1815, … Continue reading

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A House in a Church by Ruud Visser Architects

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Dutch studio Ruud Visser Architects have tranformed a 1930s church into a house in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The architects have created a new volume within the existing building, allowing inhabitants to walk between the new structure and church walls. Our … Continue reading

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