Brutalist architecture and harsh terrain made beautiful by ways of merging life with art.
They soften one another. -tM
Architecture: Alejandro Aravena | Chile, Pacifc Ocean
Celebrating the subtlety of colour and the strength of lines.
Always look for good architectural bones when moving into a space. The rest will come together as it should, as you would like it to be. -tM
You should never underestimate a window, in design and in life. It can shift your perspective in a matter of moments. -tM
Peace, Love, and Sustainability are the design backbone to these eco-friendly apartments.
All of the suites follow the curved lines of the human psyche in relation to interior spaces. Dean found that we crave spaces that not only look good, but feel good, and according to him the curvilinear line does just that. Perhaps it is a throwback to the womb in conception; however primitive in origin, its movement is both progressive in thought and design, shifting our perception of what it means to live in a community that works in harmony with nature, design, and economics. -tM
Winding down for the holidays has made me long for nights by the Mediterranean and silent days spent in frivolity. The playful interior of this hideaway nestled in among the olive groves definitely sets the stage for my summer dreaming (expand to get the full calm down effect). -tM
“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.” -Edith Wharton
This could very well come close to being my dream space. Rooms organized by mental and psychological activities, a space that is expansive, creative, minimalist, and allows others to live freely without crossing paths unless consciously desiring so; both thoughtful in design, and necessary for a creative to thrive in.
I am beyond moved by the beauty and intelligence of this space. -tM
Casa da Musica located in Porto, Portugal is a cultural and musical institution. Incredibly modern and heavy set in its initial exterior presentation, the spaceship like stairs beckon you to enter a world which meticulously juxtaposes its concrete structure with that of an unexpected ethereal experience upon entrance.
I am in total awe. -tM
Blurring the lines between life and art, part sculptural installation and part public furniture piece designed by Ju Lee Architects makes hanging out in this park in Seoul Korea all the more inviting. Roots that gently rise and fall create different heights for people to lean on, sit, or lie down.
Taking inspiration from nature and encouraging our connection to it in my opinion, is always a good thing. -tM
Photography: Kyungsub Shin
An Italian Baroque Palace turned elegant hotel in which the architects and design team honoured the existing structure of the space. I am enchanted by its beauty and elegance. Sensual and simple marries tradition and discretion. -tM
Palazzo Bozzi Corso | Lecce, Italie | www.palazzobozzicorso.com
Photography: AD France Magazine
Philip Dixon’s Moroccan inspired home in Venice Beach is a space that feels tranquil and inviting. A home, in my opinion should be a place where you can decompress, let go, shut out the world, and replenish your mind, body, and soul. This particular design and open concept of home is well balanced in function and form, taking full advantage of the California climate and finding inspiration in the boho vibe of living near a beach. -tM
Plants make great room dividers and also highlight the architectural design of your space. -tM
In Residence: Patrizia Moroso
The grand dame of design opens the doors to her personal paradise
Imposing and unexpected amidst the lush greenery of a secluded plot in Udine in northeastern Italy, the home of Patrizia Moroso reveals a vibrant vision in the forest: at once a lived-in family home and a showcase of contemporary design and art gathered from around the globe.
As the creative director of Moroso, the prolific Italian furniture manufacturer started by her parents in the 1950s, Moroso is one of the grand dames of design, known for spotting and fostering new talent as well as for working with some of the most established names in design.
For years Moroso has lived here with her Senegalese husband, the artist and designer Abdou Salam Gaye, as over the years their three children have grown up and left the enchanted abode. Moroso, however, plans to stay put, glad to be living outside the borders of hectic design hub Milan. “If you are inside a place you don’t really see what is happening. You can see things differently from the outside,” she says. “Here I feel more free to see what is happening in design, and free to make our things according to a sort of independent vision.”
Kitchen Island envy.
Who needs a dining table when you have an iconic island such as this. I would hibernate in this kitchen during party season. -tM
Design: Deiter Vander Velpen Architects
Award winning architecture. Where to you get in touch with your personal Jesus/God? -tM
p.s. I find it interesting that in our culture ribbons commemorate, are symbols of remembrance and solidarity, I wonder if that is why he chose the ribbon as recognition of a higher force.
I always pay attention to corners in architecture and design. There perfection is a necessity. They hold up buildings, and rooms, while giving spaces character. They are as much utilitarian as they are decorative and they too deserve to be adored. -tM
I like this aesthetic. When things undone meet polished minimalism. The juxtaposition reminds me of real life, of preserving the old in keeping with the new. There is a harmony, a balance in this design that also speaks to life in general. -tM
Photography: Yatzer | Venue: The Ministry Of Sound
Calm, and patient, this video explores the minimalist architecture of Le Corbusier, who was one of the pioneers of urban planning and architecture. He dedicated his life to providing better living conditions for those residing in crowded cities.
I can still hear the ocean and distant highway traffic long after the picture has stopped moving. -tM
From Mediterranean and Spanish Hacienda inspired gardens in Los Angeles, to an 18th century restoration of a chateau in France, the art and design of landscaping is just as important as interior design. It is all part of the architectural design of the home. There is no separation, it is just an extension. -tM