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A Sleek Studio Emerges In a Cinderblock Warehouse

A Sleek Studio Emerges In a Cinderblock Warehouse

Pink isn’t exactly Blake Tovin’s preferred colour, but something about this building caught his eye. The pink cinderblock warehouse was certainly eccentric, but he had a feeling it had been just the right spot for his company’s new studio. Tovin, the founder and creative director of Symbol Audio, needed an economical but spacious spot for his new lineup workshop, office and showroom. Tovin worked with architect Sebastian Quinn to turn this Nyack, New York, warehouse to the open, industrial and…

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Stunning Rotterdam Renovation

Stunning Rotterdam Renovation

Architecture duo Joost Woertman and Anna Everding snagged this five-story construction in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for only 1 euro. Within a civil initiative to rescue rundown areas of Rotterdam, the status of this exceptional deal was that the severely burned property required to be restored to its former glory. The deal was just too good to turn down, but the whole house, both inside and outside, had a comprehensive facelift. “Everything needed to be redone,” Woertman states. “When you renovate…

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'Mad Men' Trend: Retro Metal Wall Sculptures

'Mad Men' Trend: Retro Metal Wall Sculptures

This season on Mad Men, a few glittery golden and brass items have been catching my eye, particularly the one that hangs over Don and Megan Draper’s mattress. Sculptural metallic pieces like these filled a gap between midcentury-modern style and also a more brutalist bravura modern aesthetic; back in the 1960s and 1970s they have been utilized in a wide variety of room styles. The most well-known sculptures were Curtis Jeré, or C. Jeré, sculptures. They have been produced by…

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Crocheted and Cozy in the Netherlands

Crocheted and Cozy in the Netherlands

Photographer and blogger Ilaria Chiaratti’s house is a colorful haven brimming with creativity and a distinguishing vintage-eclectic style. The cozy flat, a stone’s throw from Eindhoven central channel in North Brabant, the Netherlands, is full of retro and thrift-store bits and handmade products. Chiaratti has an eye for vintage design and uses elements of new and old to style her distinctive mix-and-match house. Through her blog, IDA Interior LifeStyle, she shares her inspiration for interior styling, her crochet works and…

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