WELCOME TO MY BLOG!

 

AN ONLINE INTERIOR DESIGN JOURNAL AND DESTINATION FOR DESIGN IN ALL ITS FORMS.

 

Let me introduce you to the ideas, things and places that I am passionate about and inspire me and my work as INTERIOR ARCHITECT, INTERIOR STYLIST and BLOGGER based in ZURICH.

WELCOME TO MY BLOG!

 

AN ONLINE INTERIOR DESIGN JOURNAL AND DESTINATION FOR DESIGN IN ALL ITS FORMS.

 

Let me introduce you to the ideas, things and places that I am passionate about and inspire me and my work as INTERIOR ARCHITECTINTERIOR STYLIST and BLOGGER based in ZURICH.

Architectual lines | I love how the geometry of the stone floor and tiles create a harmonious interplay. The presence of the bathing women and the soft waves and whirls of the water breack the linearity, playfully bluring the grid and bringing to live the whole scene. ...

Puglian simplicity. Refreshing south italian interior design - cool whitewashed walls, soft white and beige furnishings paired with dried cactus leaves on the wall. Masseria Cimino photographed by Carla Coulson ...

Vintage icons and contemporary design highlights set in a spectacular ex-industrial space // For this years Salone del Mobile Nina Yashar, founder of one of Italy’s most wonderful collectable design galleries, Nilufar, transformed her furniture storage in a giant showroom. The imposing space centers around an atrium, surrounded by three levels of steel balconies. The dramatic structure, designed like an over-proportioned doll’s house, features open interconnected rooms, accessible by steel staircases and framed by enormous velvet curtains. The regularity of the booth like rooms are the perfect backdrop for Yashars eclectic collection of mid-century gems and stunning contemporary design. Each room is curated with a well balanced mix of iconic vintage pieces from Gio Ponti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Gaetano Pesce, Piero Fornasetti, Franco Albini and contemporary design objects by Lindsey Adelman, Michael Anastassiades, Pierre Marie Agin, Michele Balestra, Bethan Laura Wood, Massimiliano Locatelli, India Mahdavi, etc. etc. The depot is prone to become another institution in Milan’s flourishing design world. ...

Lighting Objects //   New York based design studio Apparatus presented some of their statement lighting fixtures and accessories at this years Milan design week in a charming space at Via Santa Marta. The pieces are born from playful experimentation with vintage lighting components and the use of aged brass, etched glass, leather and porcelain. The combination of sculptural forms with hand-worn materials, result is a warm glow that is at once timeworn and thoroughly modern. ...

Restrained interior designs // Swooning over the elegant cosiness of these color restrained interior spaces. It is all about: muted grey surfaces // warm tones // natural stone // wood // bronze // soft upholstery // straight minimalism ...

Lofty minimalism in a neutral palette meets interior metal and glass doors, playing upon the contrast of white walls and black metal frames...

I love these playful reinterpretations of classic, geometric black and white patterns. They bring structure and dynamic on a flat surface, adding an additional textural layer to the design of a space. ...

Grey winterdays make me long for lush jungle greens and emerald hues...

Three amazing pieces of Italian design from the late 50s and early 60s. Fontana Arte’s occasional table (ca. 1958) and table lamp (ca. 1960) as well as Ettore Sottsass’s mirror (ca. 1957) are refined examples how designers incooperated traditional techniques and forms in the elaboration of modernity for home furnishing and accessories. Defining new ways of contemporary design, focusing on a constant dialogue between shapes, materials, textures and and traditional processes, they bring out the very essence of Italian elegance and sophistication. ...

...texture, lines and contrasts ... │ 1. 2. 3 │...

The hues and shades of semiprecious stones ...

Villa Necchi Campiglio is one of those magical places, where the aura of a certain era survived. Walking through the rooms feels like time travel, and yet the architecture and interiors radiate a very timeless and almost modern quality. Built between 1932 and 1935 by the Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi, the Villa has survived almost intact, both outside and inside. Portaluppi accomplished a synthesis of the arts - from the straight-lined architecture and elegant interiors up to the smallest details of its decorative elements - a true a maserpiece of its time! ...

...thinking of Lee Miller´s image of a desert landscape seen through a torn screen (1937) - the contrast of the interior and the exterior world. A thin screen seperates and defines the space. Below is Marcel Duchamp, Piston de courant d’air (1914). In its surrealistic way of contrasting the worlds of the unconscious and the conscious, the fashion shot (2009) kind of embodies and reflects this idea. ... │ 1. 2. 3. │...