Tag: stories on design
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!
I don’t know about you but the thought of living inside a glass house seems just a little bit daunting. A person’s home is a sanctuary – a place where you can cut loose, be yourself, and… you know, walk around in your undies goddamit. On the other hand, there would be a few benefits to living in a glass house – seemingly endless spaces; no need to paint the walls, hang wallpaper or artwork as surrounding nature would ‘design’ all the interiors. Pretty neat idea, huh?
We all need a little support sometimes – be it a friend, a balustrade or a good sports bra. So why should inanimate objects be any different? Seriously though – is it just me or have you guys been noticing a growing trend with countless examples of furniture and lighting leaning against, or supported off walls? Here are some excellent examples.
You know, I’ve come to realise that black grout can be a perfect friend to a humble little white tile. The sort of friend we all wish for – one who makes us look better, feel smarter and stand out in the crowd. In honour of this realisation, today I’m sharing a selection of cool projects that feature white tiles with black grout – from residential and retail interiors, to offices and styling sets.
Sunken buildings sitting below the ground are a scary thought. Dark, hidden hovels that cause claustrophobia and fear of your surroundings collapsing in on you while you sleep. Ok, that is being slightly melodramatic, but you have to admit the thought of such spaces is not particularly appealing as a place to live. But yes – you guessed it – today’s story is here to prove the theory wrong.
Empty, people-less spaces in architectural photography is out. Well, not really. But what’s in, is creative project shoots – and specifically dress ups. More and more, designers are taking an inventive approach to the capturing of their work on camera, incorporating props, people, and a strong sense of narrative. The result is some very dynamic – and entertaining – photography of houses and spaces, which could actually pass as works of art on their own.