Interview: Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill, The Modern House UK

A small group of innovative real estate agencies are taking a cue from the editorial world, combining beautiful photography and architectural research to tell the story of each home for sale. One of the earliest to adapt this approach is The Modern House in the UK. The Modern House was founded by Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd in 2005, drawing on their editorial backgrounds to develop a crafted approach to real estate storytelling. Their growing company now boasts an immaculately curated roster of well-designed homes for sale across the UK. We asked Hill how the Modern House was founded: “I was a journalist trying to find a way out of journalism and my wife was obsessed with property. We happened to spend a weekend with a &#… Read More

Be the first to discover Decorex day 1 best moments!

Decorex day 1 on the radar! London Design Festival has arrived in all its glory, and what better way to kick off this fabulous week than with the 40th edition of Decorex International?  The leading interior design show showcasing the most exquisite design furniture and modern interior design references of our days is now […] Read More

Major Trend: The Statement Bootie

Boots: Marc Fisher LTD | Button Down: Polo Ralph Lauren ℅  | Sweater: old, but similar here | Denim: L’AGENCE | Sunglasses: Celine There are some mornings when I wake up and I feel overwhelmed by what I have to do to get out of the house. My first priority is always Nate (change, feed, play, etc..) but after that, I always try to make myself feel put together. For my outfit, I have a few rotating “uniforms,” many of which include all black or a crisp white button down. In most cases, I rely on my accessories, especially my footwear, to make a basic look significantly more interesting. That’s my favorite part about all of the incredible statement booties that Marc… Read More

Futuristic Renault SYMBIOZ Concept is World’s First Integrated House and Electric Car

The Renault Symbioz Concept is touted as “an integrated house and car,” and basically, this means the vehicle is capable of fully interacting with connected homes, cities and road infrastructures. However, it’s no slouch under the hood either, as it sports all-electric motors located on the rear axle that generate a combined 671 hp and 486 lb-ft of torque. All this power means it can go from 0-62 mph from a standstill in under 6-seconds, while traveling more than 310 miles on a full charge. Plus, its 72 kWh batteries can be charged to 80% of their capacity in just 20-minutes with an inductive charging system. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including… Read More

Making House: Designers at Home

Book publishing season is upon us and it feels like everyday a great new design book hits the stands to devour! Rizzoli is about to release “Making House: Designers at Home” by Dominic Bradbury which is one of those great peaks into our favorite designer’s own homes -many that will surprise you!Kelly Wearstler’s Malibu house definitely fits into her aesthetic with these highly refined marble built-ins in her living room which are astounding. Wait until you see the adjoining fireplace!!!The London home of textile designer Neisha Crosland is highly undecorated, which I love to see, and reflects her fun personality. Those double oak leaf chandeliers I want so badly!! Such a fun idea to upholster all of the dining room chairs differently too.Italian … Read More

A Resort-Like Home on a Canal Surrounded by an Artificial Lagoon

The Lagoon House is situated at Pacific Harbour’s main canal entrance on Bribie Island in Queensland, Australia, and was designed by Robin Payne to reflect its subtropical locale. The client’s wanted water views from every room and a 5-star resort-type feel and from the looks of it, that’s just what they got The home was built around an artificial lagoon that surrounds three of the four guest suites and adds a barrier between the house and a public park to the west. The second floor cantilevers out offering sun protection to the bottom floor’s living spaces. The guest rooms are outfitted with private terraces that reach the edge of the lagoon’s water with views of the lush tropical surroundings. The open… Read More

This Started as a School Bus, But After Lots of Work, It Became a Solar-Powered Mobile Home

Photo credit: Living Big in a Tiny House This started as an old school bus, but after lots of work, this family transformed it into an off-the-grid mobile home. Featuring solar power, water storage and propane to live just about anywhere for extended periods of time. Inside, there’s hardwood floors, plenty of seating, a kitchenette, wood burning stove, a full bathroom with shower, basin as well as a composting toilet. The sleeping loft in the rear also includes a small child’s room underneath. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to make an auto Nerf trigger system. Read More

Waterproof makeup guide

There’t nothing worse than getting fully makeup ready, and then you either sweat it off, it rains, or you go in the ocean or the pool. You took … The post Waterproof makeup guide appeared first on Song of Style. Read More

A Cape Town House on the Foot of a Mountain

Situated at the foot of a mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, House Sealion was designed by Greg Wright Architects for entertainment with large open spaces that lead out to the pool. The plot of land proved challenging as the mountains are on one side and the ocean is on the other, making it both views an important part of the plan. Privacy was another focus, as the neighbors were in close proximity, which meant dividing the main volumes with the help of internal courtyards. The main staircase is housed in a double volume space with large glass windows that continue onto the ceiling for mountain views. Laser cut screens offer privacy for the homeowners while becoming an artistic focal point on the exterior. Just past the… Read More

A 1960’s Warehouse Becomes a Family Home in Melbourne

Zen Architects were hired to turn this 1960’s warehouse in Melbourne into a comfortable family home. One of the main goals of the project was to keep as much of the original building as possible while reusing materials wherever they could. That route is not only cost effective, it’s better for the environment. In the renovation, they were able to keep the building’s envelope, along with reusing light fittings, sprinkler pipes, doors, cladding, and roof sheeting. The project included adding a north-facing courtyard which floods the interior with daylight, as well as heat during the winter. Movable shades open up to allow for cross ventilation. The concrete floor slab was also kept, mostly due to the fact that it would have been too… Read More

A Black House in Kent Inspired by Local Historic and Modern Buildings

Located in Kent, the Black House is a new project completed by Winchester-based AR Design Studio, with inspiration leaning towards both historic and modern buildings in the area. After visiting architectural sites in Kent, the design plan came together, including the cantilevered form, which was inspired by the Sissinghurst Castle Garden. The garden’s layout, which is broken into a series of separate moments that remain disguised due to the hedges and brick walls, can only be seen in full from the writing room of the central tower in the castle. The rectangular form was broken up into blocks that were separated to create a central courtyard, while also ensuring that each one focused on a particular aspect of the garden. An additional block was added… Read More

House in Hiroshima, Japan by Kazunori Fujimoto Architects

The team of Kazunori Fujimoto Architects has designed a modern concrete house in Hiroshima, Japan. Completed in 2016 by the team of Kazunori Fujimoto Architects, this modern and minimalist concrete house has been placed on a peninsula of Hiroshima, Japan. Simply called House in Akitsu, this modern and minimalist home consists of two rectangular overlapping volumes. A wide staircase and a terrace form the entrance area of the house. The entire façade of the house is characterized by rough concrete. The same concept of rectangular shapes can be found inside the building. A concrete spiral staircase creates a well balanced twist with the straightforward environment. Large windows provide great views of the beautiful landscape and illuminate the monochromatic living concept. Whether exterior or interior space, the overall visual … Read More