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We Work – A fancy co-working space in Hong Kong

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The number of co-working spaces has increased considerably. A few month ago, I was told by a co-working founder Barcelona hosts more than 400 spaces...What started as a cost saving initiative has, attracted many start-ups, small enterprises and free-lancers. The co-working space trend and its concept has undergone an interesting evolution in the past two years. Compared to traditional offices, you …

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A design gem from the 1970s brought back to life

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A design gem from the 1970s has been brought back to life by their new owners, Yves and Victor Gastou. Here both, the interior and the exterior are worth mentioning! But lets start at the beginning. A very interesting fact about the house is the footprint of the building! It was designed by the architect Martine Abraham and is a modernist …

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Hybridisation – A Lifestyle Trend A/W 2017/18

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I had promised to release one full Micro Trend after my trend lecture during the Barcelona Design Week 2017. The question actually was which one to pick. The most different of the four is probably HYBRIDISATION. Working currently on the next four micro trends I will lecture about in 2018, this a current keyword that pops up again very often …

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A colorful apartment in Turin by Marcante Testa

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If you are a regular reader, you know by now, we have a soft spot for Italian design and lifestyle! After having been writing recently about the terrazzo trend, it was only logical to feature this colorful apartment located in Turin. The project by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa started with the challenging task of defining a new style and identity …

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Rugs to die for: Bliss by Mae Engelgeer

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This year our home is under complete renovation. The bath room is already new (still looking for the right fit on wall treatments. Wallpaper? Paint? Any suggestions?), we have a new pink velvet sofa and pink walls in our living and this is just the start. I plan to redecorate the entire room, our kitchen will be redone entirely this …

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Barcelona Design Week 2017 – A Trend Lecture Review

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For those of you who couldn't attend, I'd like to recap the past trend lecture given during the Barcelona Design Week 2017 sharing 4 Lifestyle Trends A/W 2017/18. It's been wonderful to have the opportunity to lecture in my own home town being used to travel otherwise to international events. I hope I'll be able to repeat this in another occasion! The audience was …

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