Blackstone House

Last weekend it was Openhouse here in London, the most amazing architectural festival that gives free public access to lots of buildings in the capital and around the country. While most of the people generally hit for the iconic buildings in the city center, this year I opted to stay local and I discovered a beautiful gem just around the corner from my house:

Black Stone Building_ILBT

This new build is designed by 6aArchitects  and is nestled tightly into an irregular corner plot in North London and is split into three apartments.

The client – an artist and restaurateur – briefed the architects with a series of her own photographs depicting the stacking of everyday objects. The result is a minimal space, with a very strong character. The materials are rough ready, a perfect combination of wood, exposed concrete, brass and scratched white stucco.

The featured staircase is the fluid that connects the 3 apartments. The top floor apartment is the most beautiful one and has been decorated by the homeowner with an exquisite taste using a mix of old and new pieces.

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New Finds: Nuts and Woods

You probably know that I love discovering new independent furniture brand. This month I discovered Nutsandwoods, a new Berlin based furniture design studio that produces lovely pieces.

nutsandwood_furniture

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Summer is here: Top 10 outdoor furniture

Looks like it’s been ages since my last post, but lots of things happened in life lately and I’ve been doing few little trips that kept me very busy.

But finally summer arrived also in London, when most of the people here struggled with the warm temperature, I’ve been enjoying it so much, and wish we had a garden in our house to fill in with lovely furniture.

So here’s my little list of best garden outdoor furniture:

best outdoor furniture

  1. Skargaarden – Kryss Lounge Chair 
  2. Made.com – Edson Concrete Stool 
  3. Habitat – Tico Table
  4.  OKDesign – Point Chair
  5. Habitat – Maui Armchair 
  6. Trimm Copenhagen – Moon Pouf
  7. Röshults – Garden Easy Chair
  8. Massproductions – Tio Small Table
  9. Cane-Line – On the Move Table
  10.  Menu – WM String Armchair

 

I Hope that could be useful to any of you with a nice garden. Enjoy the Sun!

 

Minimal Antwerp Penthouse

Life has been pretty hectic in the last few weeks, lots of deadlines at work, and trying to squeeze in my half-marathon training with the rest of the daily tasks it’s been pretty challenging….pffff relax that’s what I need!!!

This amazing Vincent Van Duysen Penthouse in Antwerp seems to offer the perfect place to relax and clear the mind. I wish I could spend some time there today:

Vincent Van Duysen c penthouse

I’ve always been a big fan of his architecture and style and this penthouse it’s not disappointing me: it seems to be a brilliant expression of his minimal style.

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