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Quest House

Located in the English countryside, the Quest House is a spectacular minimalist residence designed by Strom Architects. Built in a picturesque wooded site near the coastal town of Swanage in Dorset, the single-storey residence cantilevers over the retaining wall to protect a sunken parking spot for the owners´ vintage Aston Martin DBS 1968. The concrete structure is beautifully in-filled with simple timber dry-lining, leaving the concrete frame visible externally. The engaging piece of architecture features an extremely open plan living style on the inside, and full-height glazing that frame the serene views from its elevated plot towards the surrounding woodland and the nearby Durlston Country Park.



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PARATY HOUSE BRASIL | BY MARCIO KOGAN | Image

PARATY HOUSE BRASIL | BY MARCIO KOGAN

Marcio Kogan, Brazilian architect known for his elegant, calm, minimalist designs. The Paraty House, pictured here, is located on one of the hundreds of islands near the colonial town of Paraty, close to Rio de Janeiro. Before it was completed, Kogan predicted that it was to be his favourite house. Its simple premise is two large drawers pushed into the hill and connected by an internal staircase....
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LUMIO | UNFOLDING BOOK LAMP | Image

LUMIO | UNFOLDING BOOK LAMP

Lumio is inspired by the idea of an illuminated book, it unfolds from a book into a lamp! All you need to to is open the book to turn on the light and close it to turn it off, no switches or buttons. Lumio was designed by designer Max Gunawan and when fully charged remains lit for up to 8 hours. When open, Lumio offers multiple lighting possibilities: ceiling pendant, outdoor lantern, table lamp, etc...The original project was recently launched on kickstarter and is...
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BIKE SAFE

Bike Safe S is another great bicycle storage solution by Italian design studio Vadolibero, the same company behind the brilliant Bike Shelf. Bike Safe S is a unique stainless steel wall-mount that doubles as a powerful lock for those of us who really love their bikes and therefore take security issues very seriously. The bespoke steel lock is provided with an anti picking radial pins tumbler cylinder and it carries individual tubular keys. It is also  is equipp...
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