Parisian Style in New York City

Charlotte Macaux Perelman brings Parisian flair to a New York penthouse. Funny that a firm founded by a Frenchwoman has completed a penthouse loft so quintessentially New York. Straight lines and long, linear spaces could feel stark, but the rustic textures and furniture arrangements add interest. What a beautiful design concept.       Photos by Eric Laignel.

Modern Sonoma Home

In this lovely home in Sonoma, California, a mosaic fireplace and modern fixtures brings the warmth of the natural Sonoma landscape indoors to create a sophisticated and inviting living space. There are bold partitions that nonetheless feel timeless, to create a modern living space -- a well-executed design concept. Thanks to Design Shuffle and De Meza + Architecture ...

Can’t Get Enough Google Office Designs

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Thanks to corporate behemoths like Google and Pixar that have demonstrated exceptional success, more people are embracing the idea that a creative work environment helps stimulate minds and inspire innovation. From simply ditching the crisp white walls for graphical wallpapers to a total overhaul of the office layout, we are all trying to break the ...

Wood in All of Its Glory

Wood is both universal and unique. No other material is as deeply embedded in the history, culture and life of humans worldwide as wood, yet every single piece of wood is unique. The color tone, texture, durability, flexibility and even sound qualities of different tree species have puzzled and challenged artists, architects, designers, builders and artisans ...

Lotus Luxury Villa in Bali

It's wonderful to fill our sights with aesthetics and techniques from exotic locales around the world. The island of Bali, famous for its extraordinary beauty and unique culture, is one such place that never fails to excite the artists and explorers in all of us. The Lotus Luxury Villa was designed and built by a Balinese architect ...