I know writing has been a little light lately, promise to catch up soon! In the meantime, enjoy Chrismas and this holiday season!
picture via the fantastic Brent Flanders
From Taiwan, one automatically associates to consumer electronics, Made in Taiwan, and to some degree, China. Generallyyou wouldn’t think Asia, with its crowded cities has space for lofts. Wonder no more, see this wonderful loft in Taiwan. The decor and layout are based on the mixture of different styles. One can see a Baroque chandeler next to the modernist Egg Chair, Â or an oriental rug on a concrete floor .
This loft is a converted stable in Trastevere in Rome, the result of a project by Roman architects MdAA. Trastevere was full of such stables until the beginning of 1900’s. Large spaces, developed especially vertically, whose dimensions were obviously dictated by those of the horses and carts.
As industrial parts of cities are being transformed into living neighborhoods, there is a bright future for buildings that served as factories, warehouses. Just as it happened with a landmark Victorian-era water tower in central London.
I’ve found this extraordinary home while looking for inspiration – well, here it is! Designed as if it were a love-child of a Finnish sauna, a Volvo and a UFO, this house is designed by the French company, Domespace.
When interior designer Gianna Camilotti saw this converted church in Chingford, it was love at first sight. It has gleaming white space in which she created a spacious home and office.
If the owner of this home wants a bowl of cereal, he must first lift a 40-pound steel ladder into place and climb up several feet to a cabinet where he stores them. The desire to preserve large windows and the lack of available wall space prevented more accessible storage.