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Meditation chambers by Office Of Things wash workers in colourful light

December 13, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Meditation chambers feature in Office of Things' Immersive Spaces Series

Fuschia, violet and indigo lighting envelops users of these meditation chambers that multidisciplinary studio Office Of Things has designed specifically for workspaces. The chambers come as part of the Immersive Spaces Series, an ongoing research project by Office of Things which explores how employees can benefit from having calming rooms of refuge within their places

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Defhouse in Milan is a home for Italy’s up-and-coming influencers

December 9, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Living room of Defhouse for influencers in Milan

Cloud-print floors and glow-in-the-dark walkways are some of the fun features art director John Pentassuglia has included in Defhouse, a home in Milan designed for young social media influencers. Designed to be the “ideal set for producing content”, Defhouse is currently shared by seven influencers – all between the ages of 16 and 19 –

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Pantechnicon store in London infuses Japanese and Nordic culture

December 8, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of Pantechnicon in London

Architecture firm Farrells has overhauled a 19th-century building in London’s Belgravia neighbourhood to create a shopping and dining destination that spotlights both Japanese and Nordic craft. The Pantechnicon building was originally built in 1830 as an arts and crafts centre, before becoming a warehouse where the affluent locals of Belgravia could store their excess belongings.

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Still Room in Antwerp is designed to be a “shelter for the mind”

December 7, 2020 Natasha Levy 0

Multidisciplinary practice Studio Corkinho has completed Still Room, a monastic space inside a 19th-century Antwerp building where individuals can escape for peaceful contemplation. Still Room, which has been sparsely finished with a bed and a writing desk, emerged out of Studio Corkinho’s fascination with silence and how it can be exercised to give architectural spaces

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South Carolina’s Post House inn features a mix of old and new

December 6, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Bedroom of Post House inn in Charleston, South Carolina

Local design studio Basic Projects combined antiques with modern furniture pieces so that boutique hotel Post House in South Carolina “feels like it has always been there”. Host to seven guest rooms and a restaurant, Post House is situated just outside of Charleston in the suburban town of Mount Pleasant. The building was originally constructed

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Studiomama transforms Yotam Ottolenghi’s test kitchen into “happy space”

December 4, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Yotam Ottolenghi's test kitchen features plywood furniture

Multidisciplinary practice Studiomama has completed a colourful overhaul of chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s test kitchen in London, creating pops of saffron yellow and raspberry red. Israeli-English chef Ottolenghi is revered for his take on Middle-Eastern cooking and has come to own six different eateries across London. His test kitchen – where he develops and trials out

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Dezeen’s top 10 hotels of 2020

December 3, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
The Tiing hotel in Bali by Nic Brunsdon

Travel may have come to a standstill this year but we still saw the opening of amazing places to stay – as part of our review of 2020, here are Dezeen’s top 10 hotels. Saint Hotel, Greece, by Kapsimalis Architects Kapsimalis Architects dug into a rocky hillside in Santorini to create the Saint Hotel’s cave-like

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Jonathan Tuckey Design updates London apartment with pink and pistachio-green storage walls

December 1, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Upper Wimpole Street apartment by Jonathan Tuckey Design includes built-in storage walls

Pastel storage walls curve and dip through the rooms of this apartment in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood, which has been overhauled by architecture studio Jonathan Tuckey Design. The apartment is situated along Upper Wimpole Street, occupying the ground floor of a Regency-era townhouse that had a rather poor internal layout and limited storage space. “[The apartment]

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Dolmen Shelter is a fictional boutique hotel with stone-shaped guest suites

November 30, 2020 Natasha Levy 0

Creative duo Davit and Mary Jilavyan created the renderings of this imaginary hotel after seeing an insignificant rock feature near their Moscow home.  Dolmen Shelter would be a boutique hotel composed of guest cabins shaped like rough-hewn stones. The project is meant to be loosely evocative of dolmens – ancient megalithic structures composed of huge upright

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Industrial grating forms display fixtures inside Edition cannabis dispensary in Toronto

November 29, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Edition X cannabis dispensary in Toronto has display counters made from industrial grating

Architecture firm StudioAC has used sheets of industrial grating to make striking gridded display counters for this minimal cannabis dispensary in Toronto. Edition sells a curated selection of cannabis strains and smoking accessories, including items such as bongs, grinders, ashtrays and rolling papers. Studio AC was, from the outset of the project, keen to reimagine

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