Monday, October 13, 2014

A Melbourne Cottage, Reborn

This suburban Melbourne home was a product of the homeowners' creative mission and the helpful guidance of architectural firm Hecker Guthrie. The 1960s cottage required a good amount of love and attention to bring it to its current condition, but the result is well worth it. Light wood flooring replaced stained carpets; and five coats of white paint veiled the once dark stained wood. See the original profile of the project at Urbis. Photos by Armelle Habib

Monday, October 6, 2014


For those of us who prefer white paint, open floor space, and no-nonsense furnishings, the work of Belgium's Maat is just the ticket. Designed by architects Stefaan Platteau and Carlo Seminck, the company's thoughtful, acute design language is as simple as it is appealing. Made from Oak or Walnut, the pieces draw attention to their fine-tuned proportion and quality craftsmanship.
Available in the US through NYC retailer Lapere. Visit Remodelista to read the original article.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rebecca Atwood

We were recently turned onto fabric designer, native Cape Cod-er, and fellow RISD grad, Rebecca Atwood. Atwood's sensitivity to the material and playful interpretation of natural patterns - like stones, shells, and water - leaves a lasting impression; especially being a long-time friend of the Cape myself. Visit her store here and find more at Remodelista

Photographs by Emily Johnston

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hecker Guthrie in Melbourne

We can thank Melbourne-based interior designer Hecker Guthrie for the warm minimalism of this apartment in Melbourne's Carlton neighborhood. Plenty of art and greenery against a bright white backdrop is a pretty solid guiding principle, and it certainly proves effective here. For more, see the original feature in Vogue Living Australia or check out Guthrie's there other work here
Photos by Eve Wilson

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


It is surprisingly rare to come upon a functional, tasteful suite of desk accessories among the score of black, perforated steel and injection-molded plastic. We were therefore happily surprised to stumble upon the Desk Collection by Portland-based accessories brand Grovemade. The group includes storage trays, plant pots, and an array of accessories for Apple computer components. Clever design paired with timeless materials - hardwood, leather, cork - make you almost want to get back to work. For more, visit Grovemade. Via Design Milk

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


From Lisbon's own Paratelier comes a innovative means of home construction. By virtue of using a cast concrete shell, the builders were left with not a few leftover wood panels from the mould. The obvious answer: Bring them inside. After the floor, walls, and furnishings, 93% of the wood was successfully repurposed. On top of the utility of conservation, creative use of materials, abundant light and carefully planned spaces go a long way to make this house a home. For more, visit dezeen.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Roe Magdassi

There is something decidedly charming about the newest project from designer Roe Magdassi. Magdassi distills the recognizable forms of animals into elemental furniture pieces that are able to bridge a childlike sense of fun with an adult practicality. In doing so, he seems to discover of new way of putting together a series of pieces: by species. Read more at designboom.