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The lively downtown area of Kolonaki is famed for its all day eateries and all night fun, the choice of destinations, for either of these pursuits, is confounding to say the least! Our most recent discovery is a fresh food restaurant, with a visually unique interior of effortless elegance and powerful simplicity, designed by Divercity.
On the coastal road by the Melkbosstrand beach, just 30 km from Cape Town, stands Melkbos House, a comfortable two level family residence designed by the practice of SAOTA. The weather beaten African coastline is the inspiration for this residence, expressed in the road facing screen wall, textured and untamed like its dynamic surroundings.
It’s no secret that we have been following with fascination every spontaneous design project of Karina Wiciak, founder of the Polish practice of Wamhouse. Through the 12 part collection entitled ‘XII’, she has allowed her fantasy to run wild in the creation of these concept interiors.
There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread on a warm spring morning and the anticipation of enjoying a chunk of that crusty loaf spread with butter and fresh honey! Although the production of that beloved staple has been taken over by the method of mass production, in many countries, the tradition of the family bakery is still alive and well!
It is in the north east city of Greece, Komotini, that architect Minas Kosmidis, chose to leave his design mark of stimulating vibrancy and electrifying playfulness, an element easily identified in all his projects. This time, it is the Away Café Bar that worked as a canvas for the architect’s inventive imagination, leaving us pleasantly astounded once again..!
Much has been written about the island of Santorini, poets have waxed lyrics and songs have been sung about the sunsets, the light, the mystery and the history of this ancient volcanic land. There is an undeniable magnetic attraction for this island of mis-shapen rocks, which draws thousands of eager visitors to its shores every year.
There are so many factors to consider when purchasing a home; will we get on with the neighbours and will it suit the needs of our future family? The answers are an unknown quantity and only time will tell, until things come to a head and we realize that our once comfy home is now bursting at the seams!
Once a traditional area of Moscow, New Arbat street is now better known as a major thoroughfare, the heart of popular stores and restaurants, permitting its residents to be part of the hustle and bustle of city life, just by walking out of their front door.
One of the up and coming hotspots for business opportunities and even as a holiday destination is Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The desire to become the coolest of the cool in terms of design, ambience and cuisine is apparent throughout the city, as establishments are making every effort to attract attention and provide the customers with something stimulating and inventive.
When two loving families come together and form a single unit, the recipe for success is dependent on several factors. One of the most important of these is a large space where each and every member enjoys a sense of relaxation and comfort, an essential aid to harmonious co-existence.