New Life for an Old Rectory

Dilapidated and left empty for several years before its purchase, this late 1800’s rectory in Höganäs, Sweden, is now the beautiful home of Isabel and Peter Lundahl and their two children. Instantly drawn by what she describes as the ‘harmonious peace’ she felt when viewing it for the first time, Isabel knew it was the right place for them despite its shabby state. With its original architecture sensitively restored and surrounded by a lovely garden, this lovely home is a tranquil space to live and create. 


More here. Via Residence.
(photography by sara svenningrud)

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Upon Reflection: 10 Cool Wall Mirrors

Once upon a time, mirrors only existed atop bathroom sinks; they were called “vanities” for a reason.  In the increasingly self-aware world in which we live, though, those addictive reflective surfaces have made their way out into nearly every other room of the house, and they’re not sticking to their traditional square and oval frames, either.  From the artfully decimated fragments of the “Sugar” model from artist Robba and the live plants emerging from H2O Architects’ futuristic creation to the mirrored vinyl stickers offered by Tonka Design, these are by no means your grandma’s makeup mirror.  These functional pieces elevate themselves into veritable wall art through design alone.  The next time you’re caught staring into one, you can pass off any moment of narcissism as a mere appreciation of the art you’ve been… er… “studying.”  Without further ado, behold today’s curation of ten cool wall mirrors, you attractive thing you.

Modern Mirrored Planter from H2O Architects

Clarendon Mirror by Crate & Barrel

Multifaceted Mirror from Graham & Green UK

Funky Shaped Mirrors by Creazioni

Narcisse Mirrors from Domestic

Pink Half-framed Mirror from Decor Planet

Puzzle Mirror by Coroflot

Sensu Mirror by Porada

Sugar Mirror by Robba

Wall Mirror Stickers by Tonka Design

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Housing Problem by SL Project

Russian design studio, SL Project, has designed the interior of the Housing Problem project.
The creative interior design solutions and interesting lighting scheme makes the most of the limited living space of this apartment, located in Moscow, Russia.

Photos courtesy of SL Project

22 Inspirational Restaurant Interior Designs

Perhaps there is nothing more therapeutic than a fine dining experience. Culinary sophistication and high standards make for a memorable time for anyone in a restaurant. But we design freaks seek more and often end up lusting over great interiors at places like these. Right now we are admiring some fascinating restaurant designs photographed by a Russian firm IndoorPhotos. Seems like a lot of time and money has gone into making these spaces perfect for food and conversations. Not only do they manage to lure a large number of food junkies, their interiors serve as good inspiration for home dining spaces too.