Choosing expertly crafted furnishings designed to withstand both rain and shine is key to creating an outdoor space that’s stylish, comfortable and enduring. One of our favorite things about hardwood outdoor furniture is the warm, rustic patina that it develops over time. Continue reading
A 200+ year old traditional Cycladic house was restored by Ioannis Exarchou with all respect to the vernacular architectural philosophy of the Cyclades, Greece. Simple and earthly, it oozes calmness. Nothing in the house is redundant; everything serves a purpose. To relax and enjoy a well designed environment at its full.
The 120m2 house is at ground level and has two small but cozy yards, one in front and one at the rear. There are two bedrooms, the second of which is at a wooden loft 2 metres high, one small gas kitchen and a very interesting arrangement for the toilet-shower-washbasin daily needs. Last but not least is the living room which is very impressive with a 4+ m. high ceiling, as is the case in most of Continue reading
A breathtaking home in Paarl offers its progressive owners a sense of ‘barefoot luxury’…
The initial architectural footprint of the house was designed by Gauteng-based architect Gardiol Bergenthuin and when the time came to focus on the living space inside, interiors architects Mark Rielly and Jon Case of Antoni Associates (the interior design and decor division of Cape Town architectural firm SAOTA) was brought in, along with the firm’s interior designer, Ashleigh Gilmour. As ideas for the look of the house developed, so did the attention paid to its feel, but throughout the process, Regardt and Marili remained unaware Continue reading
Yumi Floor Lamp designed by Shigeru Ban for FontanaArte. This contemporary floor lamp is an arch in extremely narrow (10mm thick) carbon fiber. Its head houses a series of LEDs and a dissipator appropriately sunk into its structure. It is connected to the base via an alloy element inside the structure itself. Black structure in composite material coated with carbon fibre. Black lacquered metal base. Power cables sunk into the structure. Direct light emission. Electronic power unit included.
Beautiful renovated old stone farmhouse in Mediterranean. The interiors of this wonderful farmhouse are furnished in traditional style. The living room is so warm inviting and comfortable! Continue reading