BUILT FROM WOOD overlooking the ocean on the Norwegian coast, Hadar Hus by Asante Architecture & Design is an idyllic 50sqm of beachfront retreat space.

Heated via a low energy heating system (it can get mighty chilly in these climes) the[...]

NOW AND THEN a piece of simple genius comes along with the potential to save and improve countless lives.  Waterseer™ is just the sort of brainwave that makes you want to ask: "how-is-it-that-someone-didn't think-of this-before?".


JAPANESE DESIGNERS AND architects Setsu and Shinobu's Wabi sideboard for Riva 1920 artfully combines wood and iron. After graduation in Japan in the 1980s, the pair moved to Milan and haven't looked back since -- having long been accepted as par[...]

BRITISH DESIGNER PAUL Smith is, it seems, the go-to man when a design company is looking to freshen their look. Accordingly Carl Hansen & Søn have teamed up with Smith and US textile company Maharam to celebrate the 100th anniversary of fur[...]

WITH A LIVING room ceiling that slides open to the sky, an interior furnished almost entirely with designer pieces shipped direct from New York and a master bedroom featuring 90 metres (yes, 90 metres) of top drawer curtain fabric – all in a co[...]

FROM THE ITALIAN lighting company that's famous for its stylish and whimsical lighting, Karman, comes My Love by German-born designer Edmondo Testaguzza. My Love is a series of five pendant lights from white lacquered brass and shaped like indus[...]

IF SYDNEY HARBOUR and its waterfront homes represent some of the most drooled over and photographed bits of the world, it’s surprising to discover that that there’s one enchanted little cove and its hand-fashioned stone, driftwood and corruga[...]

THIS IS A collection, says its creator George Dubinsky, that's inspired by the "intersection of nature and manufacturing". That is to say that George and his US-based company Edgewood Made understands timber and how to make furniture that's beau[...]

DUTCH ARTIST MARGIE TEEUWEN and designer Erwin Zwier's whimsical, experimental and beautiful Proplamp is made from Tyvek, a degradable, non-woven material and inspired by what is usually the result of other discarded ideas: a screwed up piece of [...]

THE BEAT-SHELF by Dutch designers Van Tjalle en Jasper was inspired by the human heartbeat and requires no additional supports to hang it on the wall (two screws do the trick). It comes in solid American walnut, olive ash or European oak and is [...]

PHOTOGRAPHER INGO ARNDT reminds us that it's not just the two-legged clothes-wearing animals who inhabit this planet that design and build themselves  interesting places to live.

Animal Architecture, published by Abrams on May 1, highlights e[...]

TO LOOK AT it now, with its massive twin decks framed in muscular steel, it’s difficult to believe that Susan Hilliard and Shane Allen’s weekender was once -- as Susan puts it -- “a pine wilderness with floral curtains”. The transformatio[...]

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