• Monochrome Masterpieces // Black and White Design Inspiration – Part 01.

    28th June

    Today I wanted to explore some of the finest and most dramatic examples of Monochrome Masterpieces. Although the black & white palette has been around since the dawn of day, I am specifically interested in examples that really take the use of the two “non-colours” to a whole new level, and in doing so break new grounds. These spaces are about extreme contrasts, bold gestures, sharp and refined detailing, slicing and carving of volumes that create a dramatic distinction between the positive and the negative, solid and void. All of them have shown a hard-core commitment to the black & white palette and I am here to applaud them…

    Monochrome Masterpieces // Black and White Design Inspiration – Part 02.

    28th June

    Here we go with Part 02 of the Monochrome Masterpieces. This post specifically looks at residential interiors which take the bold black & white palette to new heights. This approach definitely isn’t for the faint hearted, but boy aren’t these spaces exhilarating to look at. It’s interesting to note that all of these interiors have a very different “genetic make-up”. From contemporary, rustic, ornately heritage, super slick modern verging on futuristic, all the way to understated Japanese aesthetic – each one of these homes took the monochrome palette and made their bitch…

    Design Free Thursday // Hilarious Illustrations by Lyvia Alexandra.

    27th June

    Lyvia Alexandra is a London-based illustrations student and a part-time model who creates hilarious illustrations on everyday subjects. Apart from being seriously funny, I also find her work quite sweet, completely natural and honest. It’s as though Lyvia documents all those bizarre/ un-pc/ quirky little thoughts we laugh about with our own friends, but don’t feel comfortable putting on paper…

    Skyhouse by David Hotson and Ghislaine Viñas, New York City [TV].

    26th June

    Skyhouse is a unique home in the sky located at the summit of one of New York City’s earliest surviving skyscrapers dating back to 1896.

    Freelance Stylist & Set Designer Elena Mora.

    26th June

    Elena Mora is an Italian freelance stylist and set designer living in Hamburg. Her clever work has me quite smitten – beautiful colours, interesting compositions, curious subjects, and the all important witty execution…

    Berndnaut Smilde Makes Real Clouds [TV].

    25th June

    Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde makes real clouds and brings a luminous weather phenomenon indoors just for a moment.

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