From breathtaking homes to showstopping stores, step inside the world’s most beautiful spaces.
The 6:19 Studio tattoo parlour in Kyiv by Balbek Bureau
The brief to the Ukrainian architecture and design office called for the “perfect space” for Ulyana’s creative endeavours; a tattoo parlour that resembles a contemporary art workshop. “The concept of the studio is also that all our artists, despite the diversity of their styles and colours, are united by an exploration of minimalism,” Ulyana says […]
September 3, 2021
Home tour: Kelly Wearstler reinvented a Malibu surf shack for the summer
But rather than simply packing her summer wardrobe and moving in for the season, Kelly set out to create a charming live-work environment for herself and her beach-loving family. She picked up on cues from the home’s original detailing, including the prevalence of Japanese shoji screens and timber wall panelling. But the white shaggy carpet […]
August 6, 2021
Berlin beauty: Honeyz boutique in Germany by Puntofilipino
Measuring in at just 75 square meters, the Honeyz retail store references the sophisticated history of a city that, for hundreds of years, has been celebrated as an epicentre of arts and cultural events. “Though visually rich in contrast, colour, texture and shape, the interior draws from a limited palette of materials, which resonates with […]
August 5, 2021
Axel Arigato’s flagship fashion boutique in Paris by Halleroed
Designed by Scandinavian architecture studio Halleroed, the outlet is driven by the desire to forge real connections with customers, inviting them into a unique experience of the world of Axel Arigato. The store’s aesthetic is glaringly modern, combining art gallery techniques with classical architecture references, as well as different materials and colours. The clean and […]
July 23, 2021
Part office, part wine bar: The Samsen Atelier in Sweden by Note Design Studio
As a fresh-faced, specialist business already working with some big-name clients (including Klarna, Spotify and Nespresso), Samsen had once encouraged employees to work in the offices of its clients – something that Covid-19 has since made impossible. But before the pandemic struck, Samsen had also been considering creating a home of its own; a space […]
July 16, 2021
Brazil moderno: DN Apartment in São Paulo by BC Arquitetos
Described by the architects as a “gallery apartment” for its pared-back material selection, the project’s design concept was shepherded by modernist influences and “the narrative inspired by the contemporary and minimalistic poetry that guides the new way of living,” says BC Arquitetos co-founders Bruno Carvalho and Camila Avelar. DN Apartment in Brazil by BC Arquitetos […]
July 8, 2021
Reutov Design creates a pink and green apartment in New York City
Featuring tones of terracotta, dusty pink and a gamut of greens, it’s a fantastical place where Dmitry’s knack for carefully edited scenarios leans into an Instagram world, co-starring designer furniture and a cast of cactuses. “Creating this project I was inspired by nature, and the traditional architectural elements of Mexico with its bright colours,” Dmitry […]
July 1, 2021
Reutov Design punctuates a New York cafe with lashings of one soothing hue
“Among the endless movement of millions of people and cars, you often want to get in touch with nature,” Dmitry says of his New York experience. “Here is an oasis in the midst of a raging stream. We have created a cafe in which it will be comfortable not only to relax, but also to […]
June 15, 2021
Bank to boutique: Acne Studios in Stockholm by Arquitectura-G
A former bank building in Stockholm became world-famous in 1973 when a robbery occurred, a dramatic six-day hostage situation unfurled and the phrase ‘Stockholm syndrome’ was uttered for the very first time. The term would go on to label the inexplicable bond formed between hostages and their captors, not just in Sweden but all around the globe.
May 27, 2021
Designer diner: Los Alexis taquería in Mexico City by RA!
A hole-in-the-wall taquería has emerged in Roma Norte; a reimagined neighbourhood in Mexico City whose once upper-class footpaths are now frequented by cuisine-seeking hipsters. Located among the region’s gastronomic melting pot – where eclectic bars, restaurants and clubs rub shoulders with vibrant Mexican culture and early 20th-century architecture – this is Los Alexis taco restaurant, the latest interior design work of local creative studio RA!
May 18, 2021