Francesco Librizzi gives form to light

Setareh, this is the name of the family of lighting fixtures that Francesco Librizzi, a young Sicilian architect working in Milan, has designed for the first time for FontanaArte. Nevertheless, in a way the lamps refer to iconic  Italian design lamps from the 1960’s and…

Bar Botanique: Tropical the island breeze

Enter the rainforest realm at Bar Botanique in Amsterdam. Located near the upcoming Javastraat, local firm Studio Modijefsky transformed a former dime a dozen café into a vibrant botanical indoor garden. The bar is covered with plants and little mirrors that reflect daylight on scenery…

10 classic bookcases

Every book collection deserves to be presented in the best way possible. We selected 10 of our all-time favorite bookcases, each with a unique approach in design. 10. Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1960’s) 9. Molteni&C  by Gio Ponti (1956-1957) 8. Tomado bookcase, by A.D. Dekker (1959)…

Big Beautiful Black Box

Set up as a brilliantly measured composition of large, light open spaces and dark secluded areas, the Utrecht University Library by Dutch architect Wiel Arets creates an exquisite environment for studying without restraint. The colour scheme in the building that houses 42 million books is…

Mark Haddawy’s home renovations

Besides co-founder of the high-end vintage store Resurrection Vintage, with stores in New York and Los Angeles, Mark Haddawy is a notorious restorer of midcentury modern houses with a vision that is dedicated to the original concept of the house. Haddawy has completed renovation projects…