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:

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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.

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Design Hotel in Lecco – Casa sull’albero

I’ve been home quite often in the last month (due to a special event I’m planning in October…). The last time that I was there, I had the opportunity to visit this amazing design Hotel: La casa sull’albero in Lecco.

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The hotel is composed by two modern villas made of wood and glass designed by a local Architect: Giorgio Melesi.

With just 12 rooms and suites it looks like a private house, surrounded by a peaceful garden, and tall trees and with a breathtaking view over Lake Como.

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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:

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  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!

 

Regent’s Park House

Regent’s Park House

I think it’s time for a new home tour today! A while ago my friend Massimo asked me to photograph one of his project: this stunning flat not far from Regent’s Park in North London.

The Bedroom is simple but bright and minimal. The two bedside table are Meduse from Casamania. The Black & White Photo on the wall is by James Morris, one of my favourite architectural photographer.

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The little wood side chair, found by the owner at a flea market is probably my favourite piece in the all flat.

The Bright Living Room found space for the dark metal of the Standard Jean Prouvé Chairs by Vitra and the Cavalletto Table by Cassina.

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