Designed by MARTINarchitects, this unusual loft makes you re-think about the privacy in home design. Belonging to a dynamic young lawyer, this bachelor pad was designed with his owner’s lifestyle in mind. The first thing you will notice is the unusual feeling follows the transparency between living spaces, dining spaces and the bedroom. Yes, there is no wall, no curtain, just some steel grid to separate living space and bedroom. Besides that grid wall and the eye-catching green wall in the dining space, all the other wall is made out of brick. Moreover, the light fixture and furniture selection are another highlights of this place. The wooden box in bathroom is quite interesting choice. Not sure is that just for decoration or it is actual storage space. But anyway, this 115 square meters loft just gives us a new perspective of home design.
Designed by Prototype Design Lab, “The Aldo House” is an impressive residence located in Southern Ontario, Canada. The house is punctured by an atrium that runs the full-length of the house, topped with an equally long skylight. The rest of the building is developed around this central axis, continuing the game of harmonic volumes. Next to this architectonic path appears the most public area with the living room, dining room and kitchen, which opens directly onto a large, expansive back patio. The sculptural staircase leads to the second floor, which is again divided by the naturally-lit atrium. On one side are three identical children’s bedrooms, and on the other side a master suite complete with sitting area and library that overlooks the back yard and space below. A living moss wall and a bamboo garden is visually pulled into the inner spaces through a wooden deck, thus blurring the indoor-outdoor boundaries.
Located in Queensland, Australia, Planchonella House is a beautiful house with playful concrete lines, designed by architect Jesse Bennett and his wife, interior designer Anne-Marie Campagnolo. Making most of its tropical rainforest environment, you can really separate the outside enviroment with inside interiors of the house. The wings created on each side of the edge float into the surrounding rainforest and become part of the tree canopy. The whole design is wrapped around the courtyard, which is an oasis that provides sun, light, ventilation, happiness, activity, visual stimulation, and entertainment. It also provides connection to the surrounding rainforest, connection from one part of the house to another, and acts as the focal node to the promenade experience of moving through the house. Moreover, the wide usage of glass making the house fully blended with its surroundings. Indoor plants can be seen everywhere inside the various rooms. Even the featured wall in bedroom are reminds you of the nature. The whole place is full of a sense of freedom and freshness.
In our previous post “12 Cool Wall Planters for Urban Dweller“, we showcased some cool planter which you can hang from the wall. However, if those wall planter aren’t something you can easily placed in the home, a nice table planter is always a good option. Different from the planter used in garden or hang from wall, table planter usually is more than a planter, it also servers a function as table decoration. That is the reason there are more cute and creative table planters on market. Here, we rounded up 8 our favorite ones, which will not only bring a splash of green to your table but also an eye-catching decoration.
1. Rainy Pot
Do interior plants dream about raindrops? That’s what Korean designer Jeong Seungbin from DailyLife Lab thought, as it’s the nature’s intended way for plants to receive their water dose, so he created this supercute Rainy Pot. This clever and nice planter consists of a little pot and a cloud above it, which works as watering system.
You just need to open the lid on top of the cloud and pour about 80 ml. of fresh water for your plant, and after that you can enjoy seeing the “rain” falling in your now probably happier flowers. Also, the pot has a little plug on the bottom that you can pull to let go overflowing water. Simple and functional!