• Category: interior design


    Refurbished Heritage Apartment in Madrid Photographed by Juan Baraja.

    2nd July

    It’s always a tricky thing, negotiating a contemporary brief with an existing heritage space. While many designers might obsessively refashion a square peg for a round hole, revealing as little evidence of this process as possible, Spanish architect Francisco Javier Eguiluz takes the opposite approach. Instead, he expresses some of the incongruous quirks that result from this process. Dog legged floor finishes, new rooms that straddle over two existing rooms and the deliberate expression of demolished walls. This is a space that does not try to paper over its past.



    Yellowtrace Spotlight // July 2014.

    1st July

    Once again the first week of the month rolls around so from us here at Yellowtrace HQ we bring you the Yellowtrace Spotlight! What’s happening in the world of design this month you ask? In our July edition you can read about a selection of the best submissions we have received in the past month, we’re talking – exhibitions, restaurants, products, art projects, office and shop interiors, etc.



    Björk // Swedish Brasserie in Aosta, Italy.

    30th June

    Björk, a handsome brasserie in Aosta, Italy, opened just over a year ago by a fashion entrepreneur Giuliana Rosset. Combining the food with design, the restaurant claims to be the first authentic Swedish cuisine outlet in Italy. Who would’ve thought there was a marker for this, no? Björk sits quietly in the Italian Alps in a convenient spot between some of the best ski resorts of Switzerland and France. Shocking – why would anyone want to visit a place like this? Seriously. Yuck.



    So Hot Right Now // Living Large in Small Spaces.

    27th June

    While Australia and a bunch of other places have firmly embraced the concept of McMansions, people in many other countries around the world have continued to live in small spaces for centuries. From Europe, to Asia and South America, small spaces aren’t even considered to be “small” – they are simply a perfectly acceptable way to live. I realise I might be taking a simplistic view here, and I’m certainly not suggesting everyone should rush off and downsize – ability to live well in a small space is dependant on a number social and economic factors, where the city amenities in themselves play a huge part. But it all starts from us, our attitudes, and a willingness to adopt a different way of thinking, which might just allow us rediscover the freedom a small space can offer by freeing us from all the “stuff”. And of course – my personal favourite – injecting a health dose of really clever, multifunctional, GOOD design. Amen!



    Gallery Post // 20sqm Multifunctional Artist Studio by Raanan Stern.

    27th June

    This multifunctional Artist Studio by Raanan Stern is an incredibly versatile 20sqm workspace, featuring a large storage unit split into four areas.



    Gallery Post // Harbour Attic Apartment in Genoa, Italy by Gosplan Architects.

    27th June

    Harbour Attic Apartment designed by Gosplan Architects is a compact holiday dwelling sitting above an old fisherman’s harbour in Genoa, Italy.




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