Smart Design Studio Masterfully Bridges 150 Years of Architecture & Design

Smart Design Studio - Orama Residence - Photo by Sharrin Rees

    Set within the Woollahra suburb of Sydney, lies a newly renovated home who’s structure spans a century and a half of architecture and design. The project, which is otherwise known as the Orama residence, was recently completed by Smart Design Studio, and the results are already garnering accolades from the A&D community. The property itself beganread ON

MANGLAM: Masculine Luxe In The Bedroom

Manglam - Masculine Bedroom

    I came across the term manglam about a year ago via Sukio – the site of fellow design enthusiast Desiré Green. While as far as I can gather, the precise definition of the word may be up for some interpretation, the overall meaning is fairly self explanatory (MAN, GLAMorous). As for our purposes today, we’veread ON

MARBELOUS: Reinventing a Centuries-Old Craft

Marbelous Wood by Pernille Snedker Hansen

    Copenhagen-based artist/designer Pernille Snedker Hansen is redefining the centuries old craft of marbling by blowing up its traditional small-scale applications (frequently used in book binding) and applying them to large scale environments. Pernille’s art is built drop by drop as she floats color across the surface of a small pool of water – watchingread ON

SUMMERTIME: Eleven Seasonally Inspired Kitchens

Summer Home Inspried Kitchens

    Sun, sand, surf and maybe a little surf and turf… all this warm weather has us dreaming of long beachy days and ultra casual evenings just relaxing at home with our favorite peeps. To help set the stage for this all summer-inspired R&R, D has gathered a selection of summer-home-worthy kitchens for your daydreaming pleasure. Hope you enjoy! Aboveread ON

TADELAKT: The Magic of a Centuries Old Moroccan Material

Tadelakt Moroccan Lime Plaster

    Found throughout the palaces and riads of North Africa, the uniquely smooth, cool and monolithic properties of tadelakt (a traditional lime-based plaster)  stand as a defining hallmark of the region’s otherworldly architecture and design. The striking and versatile material was first used for the purposes of waterproofing the royal Berber cisterns in the Marrakech region ofread ON

Arabian Days & Nights: Marrakech’s Riad Snan13

Riad Snan13 Marrakech

    Located at the northern base of the Atlas Mountains in the southwest portion of Morocco, the nearly 1,000-year-old city of Marrakech brims with markets, gardens, palaces, mosques and World Heritage sites. It is one of the busiest cities in Africa, serving as a major economic centre and tourist destination – having become especially popularread ON

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Letting It All Hang Out

Closet Doors

    Tasked with the rather inglorious job of hiding away all that we want to keep unseen – the interiors of our closets and cabinets tend to veer far more towards utility than much of anything else. That said, isn’t it nice when design goes that extra mile and doesn’t quit at the first closedread ON