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Victorian balusters pattern surfaces at Aesop Yorkville store by Odami

August 6, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Counter at Aesop Yorkville store

The history of Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood informed this store for skincare brand Aesop, which local studio Odami has given ruby-toned walls and smooth beige counters. Odami, a design studio based several blocks west of the Aesop Yorkville shop, used features typical of the area as a starting point for elements of the design. “The interior

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Green tiles fill renovated São Paulo apartment by Casulo

July 30, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Green-tiled bathroom

Green tilework in multiple rooms is contrasted with terracotta plaster at this São Paulo apartment, renovated for a couple by local studio Casulo. The 220-square-metre apartment was overhauled for friends of the designers, who made it clear that the space “should not have a minimalist atmosphere”. “Shortly after their wedding in early 2020, the couple

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Ace Hotel Toronto by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects features a suspended lobby

July 26, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Ace Hotel Toronto lobby

Canada’s first Ace Hotel has opened in Toronto, housed in a new building by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects that features a lobby suspended from huge concrete arches. The ground-up project was built in the city’s Garment District, close to Downtown and the bustling Queen Street West area, which has a history of manufacturing but is now associated

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David Chipperfield Architects designs minimal Akris boutique in Washington DC

July 23, 2022 Dan Howarth 0

The Milan office of David Chipperfield Architects has designed a minimalist boutique for fashion brand Akris in Washington DC, featuring pleated walls and displays suspended from thin wires. The store in the US capital is the first execution of a new retail concept created for Akris, a family-run fashion house founded in Switzerland in 1922.

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AvroKO draws on Korean culture for Oiji Mi restaurant in New York

July 16, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Oiji Mi Korean restaurant in New York

Traditional designs from Korea, from houses to hairpins, are reworked to create the interiors of this Manhattan restaurant by New York studio AvroKO. AvroKo, a studio that focuses on hospitality, completed Oiji Mi, an upscale Korean dining spot in the Flatiron District – an area once home to over 100 social clubs during the Gilded

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BAAO extends Carroll Gardens Townhouse around a magnolia tree

July 9, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Townhouse extension around a magnolia tree

A family home in Brooklyn has been extended and renovated by local studio Barker Associates Architecture Office, to expand the kitchen and create larger rooms for the daughters. The Carroll Gardens Townhouse, located a block away from the Gowanus Canal, was the family of four’s home for a decade before they decided they needed more

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Tutu lights populate Montreal’s Cafe Constance by Atelier Zébulon Perron

July 2, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Tutu lights at Cafe Constance in Montreal

Pink pendant lights resembling dancers’ skirts hang from the ceiling of this cafe by Atelier Zébulon Perron at a Montreal ballet school. Cafe Constance is located in the downtown Wilder Building, home to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and named in tribute one of the organisation’s former leaders, Constance Pathy. The 1,400-square-foot (130-square-metre) space occupies the

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Home Studios refreshes Daunt’s Albatross motel in Montauk

June 25, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Koda suite living area at Daunt's Albatross

Brooklyn-based Home Studios has turned a dated motel into a boutique hotel near the beach in Montauk, New York, using vintage furniture to make it feel like a “remote family home”. The revamped Daunt’s Albatross has 23 guest rooms located two blocks back from the sand in the Long Island beach town. A family-run establishment

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Stewart-Schafer renovates modernist house in Connecticut woods

June 18, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Morehouse renovation by Stewart-Schafer

The founders of Brooklyn studio Stewart-Schafer have renovated a modernist home in Connecticut for themselves, using a natural colour palette to complement the surrounding woodland. James Veal and Christine Stucker, co-principals of Stewart-Schafer, chose to overhaul the modernist-style “architectural gem” for their family Built in 1984, the four-bedroom home sits within 18 acres of woodland

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Frank Architecture recalls 1960s glamour at Major Tom bar in Calgary

June 11, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Major Tom restaurant interior

Rich colours and leather upholstery feature in this Calgary bar and restaurant that Canadian studio Frank Architecture based on author Truman Capote. Major Tom is located on the 40th floor of Stephen Avenue Place in Downtown Calgary, affording it panoramic views of the city, the Canadian prairies and the Rocky Mountains beyond. Local firm Frank

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