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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The Perfect Bookcase

Happy Sunday everybody! Just a quick post to show you our new house addiction:

the perfect bookcase

I grew up in a house where books have always been an important element, we had an entire room dedicated to it, we called ‘The Library‘ (that was my dad’s kingdom :-)).
I always love to see books displayed in someone’s house, I think they really give the personality of who is living there.

jessie bookcase_habitat_the perfect bookcase

Anyway, it took me almost one year to pick the perfect bookcase, at the end I decided for the simple Jessie leaning bookcase by Habitat. Even if I am a minimalist fan I think a good bookcase could lift an interior without looking too messy.

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