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Sophie in the Restaurant Xavier Veilhan

Xavier Veilhan made a portrait of his friend Sophie for his personal exhibition at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery (Miami). Three large statues of Sophie stood alone in the gallery space: each offered a particular definition.
“When Thierry Costes proposed that I contribute to the space drawn by India Mahdavi, he referred to pieces that I had already produced. But while visiting the restaurant’s contsruction site, spanning three floors, I realized that a vertical opening would be more spectacular and do the space more justice, as if the sculpture was pre-existent.”

Sophie in the restaurant Le Germain, by Xavier Veilhan

Los Altos House by Kallosturin

A private house built within a California vernacular neighborhood. Skylights and large windows allow in plenty of light, yet the design and layout allows for maximum privacy.

Private House, Los Altos, California by Kallosturin

W Hotel Downtown Atlanta by Βurdifilek

Canadian design firm Βurdifilek has created an urban oasis within Atlanta’s newest W boutique hotel. The designers Diego Burdi & Paul Filek reinterpreted W Hotel Downtown with a verdant sanctuary that mimics the lushness of Georgia, while maintaining the brand’s celebrated cosmopolitan edge.

W Hotel Downtown, Atlanta USA, Interior by Burdifilek, Photography by Ben Rahn
via: Yatzer

Merus Winery by UXUS Design

The Amsterdam design consultancy, UXUS Design, has created interiors and event spaces for Merus Winery, the mix of old and new is complex, with cutting edge contemporary furnishings, that come together to create an unforgettable atmosphere. The design uses a variety of modern lighting including sparkling Foscarini Chandeliers and pendant lamps designed by Tom Dixon.

Merus Winery, Napa Valley, California, by UXUS Design
via: Yatzer

Douglas Coupland’s Vancouver Home

Douglas Coupland, the author of Generation X renovated a midcentury house in Vancouver, British Columbia, that could technically be called a second home, though it doesn’t really provide much of a scenery change: it sits directly behind his primary residence.

Douglas Coupland House, Vancouver, Canada, via: New York Times

Hotel V by studio OFF

This project is a full-scale conversion and façade modification of Hotel V from a 30+ years old office block located in Wanchai, Hong Kong. It was designed with an idea of roughness as a metaphor.

Hotel V, Hong Kong, by studio OFF
via: + mood

Patrick Cox Tokyo Store by Sinato

The Designer of the Patrick Cox store positioned each of cylindrical steel pendant fixtures directly over a corresponding display pedestal. These fixtures provide most of the lighting for the space, as a result, this space creates unique conditions such as “dark in above and well-lighted in below”.

Patrick Cox, Tokyo, Japan, by Chikara Ohno, Sinato
Photography: Toshiyuki Yano

Apartment in Carcavelos by Hugo Proenca

Simplicity is the solution for a refurbishment of an apartment with only 65 m2 and a small budget. The strategy was driven with the use of carpentry as the foundation of the intervention. The same material for the same function, to overcome the basic need – storage. The creation of two front-to-front cabinet units define and frame the living space. While one (white, closed and full height) define the entrance of the bedroom, the other (black, open and 2,10m tall) defines the passage into the dining area and breaks through to the kitchen, adding an ancillary module to it.

Apartment, 65 m2, Carcavelos, Cascais, Portugal, by Hugo Proenca
via: Arch Daily

Cdesign by Carr Design Group for Omvivo

Omvivo, the Australian manufacturer of bathroom products, has launched its latest collection Cdesign. With a diverse array of bathroom environments in mind, Carr designed a complete suite of products that represent a rigorously simple geometric form. Uncomplicated aesthetics, flexible design and understated detailing, have fused to create a collection that suits a diverse range of residential and commercial projects. The Cdesign collection consists of highly adaptable pieces including basins which can be wall or bench mounted, corresponding furniture and a unique freestanding pedestal basin with concealed storage made from Corian.

Cdesign, by Carr Design Group, for Omvivo

Honeycomb Latticework by Swarovski

Honeycomb Latticework Swarovski

Honeycomb Latticework Swarovski

Honeycomb Latticework Swarovski

A cut crystal, when light falls on it, gleams radiantly in the honeycomb structure on a wall or ceiling. Architecture, light and crystal appear to unite in a fully new way. The extraordinary combination of materials blends completely into the architecture and attracts the glances of the viewers.

Honeycomb, by Swarovski

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