Interior Design

Awesome Hem opens LA showroom with "super­sized confetti" installation

Swedish furniture brand Hem has opened its first permanent US showroom in Los Angeles, featuring a courtyard decorated with colourful graphics that resemble confetti. Hem opened the showroom in Downtown LA in collaboration with US flooring company Madera. The space is Hem’s second permanent showroom, after a location Stockholm, and follows a series of pop-ups around the […]

DIY

Impressive Sebastian Errazuriz exhibition at New York's R & Company features taxidermy Bird Chandelier

A crystal chandelier tangled with 100 colourful stuffed birds and an unfurling wooden cabinet are among a series of new works that artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz is showing in New York. New York-based, Chilean-born Errazuriz is debuting the new Bird, Mechanical Cabinet and Metamorphosis series in the Breaking the Box exhibit at the R & Company gallery, located […]

Outdoor

Great La Barque lake house by ACDF overlooks Quebec countryside

Canadian firm ACDF Architecture has designed a lake house on a sloping site in Quebec, with a protruding terrace so residents can get even closer to the water’s edge. La Barque Residence was built as a holiday home for a family on a plot overlooking Lake Ouareau in Saint-Donat – two hours north of Montreal. The […]

Outdoor

Awesome "There is nothing to fear from a good building"

What could possibly be bad about recreating an example of great design, asks Michael Miner, who was criticised by Aaron Betsky for wanting to resurrect a Frank Lloyd Wright building. Has it already been almost two years since Aaron Betsky wrote a Dezeen piece criticising both my efforts at rebuilding the demolished Frank Lloyd Wright-designed […]

Designing

Best 4 Apartments That Turn Up The Dial On Industrial Style

Industrial chic interior design doesn’t have to be stark and grey. The industrial vibe can be warm and rich – whether that comes via glowy lighting schemes, chic home accessories or unique decor touches that’s up to you. We’ve gathered together four apartment designs that turn up the dial on industrial style, each pushing a […]

Outdoor

Wonderful Espen Surnevik elevates pair of treetop cabins on stilts in Norwegian forest

Oslo-based architect Espen Surnevik has nestled the PAN Treetop Cabins on slender stilts among the treetops of Finnskogen, a woodland in east Norway. The PAN Treetop Cabins were commissioned by a couple that wanted to create a tourist retreat in “the real Norwegian wilderness”. Both matching cabins are elevated on black metal structures, with black cladding designed by Surnevik for […]

Interior Design

Great Stockholm travel guide for architects and designers

With Stockholm Design Week just around the corner, here’s a travel guide featuring our pick of the city’s top places to eat, drink, sleep and explore, including a pared-back bistro and a revamped brutalist hotel. Bar: Portal Described as the “mischievous younger sibling” to the already established Portal restaurant next door, this bar serves a wide variety […]

Outdoor

Wonderful Grenfell Tower fire wouldn't have happened "if it hadn't been so ugly" says Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton, chair of the UK government’s Building Better Building Beautiful Commission, says that bad design was behind the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people. Taking part in a debate about Beauty at Central Saint Martins on 24 January, the philosopher suggested that the recladding of Grenfell Tower, which contributed to the spread of the […]

DIY

Best V&A exhibition explores the "all-pervasive" legacy of Christian Dior

An exhibition exploring the work and enduring legacy of fashion designer Christian Dior opens on Saturday at London’s V&A museum. Dior: Designer of Dreams showcases over 500 objects, with 200 haute-couture garments exhibited alongside accessories, fashion photography, perfume, original makeup, illustrations, and magazines. It will also include a selection of Christian Dior’s personal possessions. The Ballroom […]