Category architecture

PHOTO DU JOUR – FEEL SO GOOD TO BE BACK

RIVER ARNO – if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – CHARM OF FLORENCE

RIVER ARNO – if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – VIEW FROM TORRE SPAGNOLA DI SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS

CABRAS, SARDINIA – the best view of CABRAS is from here – TORRE SPAGNOLA DI SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS ……. what do u think? :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

ONE OF THE BEST RENOVATED HOSTELS IN THE WORLD – VALENCIA LOUNGE HOSTEL

NEO-CLASSIC REINTERPRETED – VALENCIA LOUNGE HOSTEL is probably one of the best renovated hostels in the world, fully refurbished by an award winning creative consultancy MASQUESPACIO :-). its located in a historical building, completely renovated, in the valencian quarter called “EL CARMEN”. the train station is 15 minutes by foot, and other tourist attractions such as “LA LONJA”, “PLAZA LA REINA” or […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – LA CUPOLA by DANTE BINI

COSTA PARADISO, SARDINIA – an isolated cove “LA CUPOLA” was built by architect DANTE BINI for actress MONICA VITTI & film director MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI in the late ’60s at costa paradiso, sardinia  …….. this dome is what architect BINI called a “BINISHELL” was patented. so glad that i can see it in person, pretty impressive indeed […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – SARDINIA SUMMER 2016

LA PELOSE BEACH- stunning view of spiaggia della pelosa, stintino …….. packed with people during july to august :-( …….. ENJOY!!! :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – PASSERBY

FLORENCE – after all …… i’m just a passerby …… :-)!!!   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

NOLINSKI PARIS – HOTEL REFURBISHED IN STYLE

1920’s SUBTLE ELEGANT WITH  EXQUISITE TASTE – NOLINSKI PARIS is designed & decorated by the modern master of french interiors – JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT and just opened last month :-)!!! moments away from the comédie française and the palais royal gardens, enclosed between layers of history and HAUSSMANN elegance, lies a temple to art and life à […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – CURRENT EXHIBITION AT FLORENCE

JAN FABRE . SPIRITUAL GUARDS – fabulously stunning sculptures by JAN FABRE all over florence till this october, don’t miss it :-). mine was taken at FORTE DI BELVEDERE …….. ENJOY!!! :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – AL MOURJAN BUSINESS LOUNGE

DOHA/TRANSIT –   hi guys, sorry for not updating my blog lately during my EU summer break. :-) and i’m back and pls stay tuned :-) it’s possibly the biggest & the most money spent lounge in the world …….. ENJOY!!! :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , […]

FORMER FACTORY BUILDING TRANSFORMED by STUDIO DAVID THULSTRUP

PETER KRASILNIKOFF’S HOUSE –     former factory building in copenhagen was transformed tastefully by STUDIO DAVID THULSTRUP for danish photographer PETER KRASILNIKOFF ……… fabulous and that’s my dream house :-) ………. ENJOY!!! all fabulous architectural photos are by owner himself : PETER KRASILNIKOFF if you like what you see, stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , […]

THE S HOUSE by PITSOU KEDEM ARHCITECTS

THE S HOUSE IN HERZILYA – this tempting project is in HERZILYA, ISAREL. “THE S HOUSE” was completed by my favorite TEL-AVIV based architect firm PITSOU KEDEM ARCHITECTS ……. brilliant works with tremendous efforts …… ENJOY!!!   the skyline – the meeting of earth and heaven – is the archimedean point in every swath of architecture that orients […]

COMO THE TREASURY IN PERTH by KERRY HILL

HERITAGE REMAINS – YES, it’s in PERTH, AUSTRALIA!!! can u believe it? i’m sure you will have one more reason to visit PERTH soon :-) this fabulous state building at st.georges terrace is recently revitalized by leading architect, KERRY HILL and turned into a subtle elegant hotel with understated decor in great taste ……. COMO THE TREASURY, PERTH ……. ENJOY!!! […]

ELYTRA FILAMENT PAVILION AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

FABRICATED BY A ROBOT – inspried by beetles & fabricated by a robot, this fabulously striking pavilion at the john madejski garden kicks off the engineering season at VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM. this newly-commissioned garden installation by architects & engineers at the UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART is inspired by the forewing shells of flying beetles known as […]

LUSH IN NATURAL BEAUTY – THE SIAM HOTEL BANGKOK by SUKOSOL GROUP

ONE-OF-A-KIND BEAUTY IN BANGKOK WITHIN REACH – tell me who doesn’t love bangkok??? spas centers, enormous shopping arcades, delicious comfort foods from street stalls, food courts to high-end international cuisines. whatever you like to do, i’m sure bangkok has it all. that’s why i used to visit bangkok at least once a year for the past 20 […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – THAI BREAK

THAI RELAX- hi guys, sorry for not updating my blog lately as i was swamped by the ART BASEL earlier & took a thai break during the easter holiday :-P.  pix was taken by the pool at a fabulous hotel that i stayed for few days. there will be more detailed review coming up about […]

SOFIA’S FIRST UPSCALE DESIGN HOTEL – SENSE HOTEL SOFIA

A MODERN SENSE OF SPACE – i haven’t been to SOFIA, BULGARIA yet but seem like this hotel might be one of the reasons that i should visit it soon ……. :-) ENJOY!!! flip open the brass shutters and let light flood into your room, right above sofia’s yellow paved main boulevard tzar osvoboditel. your bed […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

SEASIDE – a glimpse of seaside: the richest area of BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, it’s small but spectacular …….. ENJOY!!! :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

HOTEL DE TOURREL by MARGOT STANGLE & RALPH HUSGEN

17TH CENTURY NOBLE MANSION CONVERTED INTO HOTEL DE TOURREL – a historical private mansion refurnished in style with a contemporary touch & true elegant taste ……HOTEL DE TOURREL … ENJOY!   the leafy provençal town of SAINT-REMY-DE-PROVENCE is synonymous with VAN GOGH, who found inspiration in its light (it receives over 300 days of sunshine per […]

SHUGAA DESSERT BAR in EKAMAI, BANGKOK by P/S/D

SHUGAA DESSERT BAR –   a local practice PARTY/SPACE/DESIGN has designed a new dessert bar SHUGAA in bangkok, thailand!!! ….. pretty clean, fresh and a bit of new nordic chic color palette injected into the whole concept of design …….. ENJOY!!!     if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – HARPA

HARPA CONCERT HALL & CONFERENCE CENTRE –   magnificent architecture in reykjavik, iceland ……… :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

SEASIDE HIDEAWAY by LUND HAGEM

HOLIDAY HOME “CABIN KNAPPHULLET” –   a perfect hideaway nestles against a cliff by the sea in SANDEFJORD by LUND HAGEM. with a view like this, i hear nature calling me :-) …….. ENJOY!!!           photographed by KIM MULLER of LUND HAGEM & IVAR KVAAL.       if you like what you see, […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – ABU DHABI

SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE – it’s a must-visit place in ABU DHABI …….. ENJOY!!! :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

APARTMENT REFURBISHED by I.S.M ARCHITECTEN

AFFORDABLE LUXURY DESIGN – this minimal apartment in LEUVEN, BELGIUM has refurbished fabulously by antwerp-based I.S.M. ARCHITECTEN. it’s minimal, yet functional and refurbished with taste. you can simply tell by the color they used. the yellow highlight in bathroom is one of my favorite. photographed by LUIS DIAZ DIAZ. if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – ABU DHABI

EMIRATES PALACE – what you will see inside? YELLOW & GOLD …….. i thought i was in 1001 nights   …….. ENJOY!!! :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – ABU DHABI

SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE – amazing interior decoration & architecture. it’s a must-visit place in ABU DHABI …….. ENJOY!!! :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – ABU DHABI

SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE – it’s a must-visit place in ABU DHABI …….. ENJOY!!! :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

THE JANE ANTWERP – ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANTS

PERFECTION – from former military hospital to the finest, well-decorated restaurant. THE JANE ANTWERP, probably the most beautiful restaurants in the world. from michelin-star chef SERGIO HERMAN & chef NICK BRIL to interior design by PIET BOON STUDIO. photographed by RICHARD POWERS. if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , appreciated […]

18TH CENTURY BUILDING RESTORED IN STYLE – HOTEL BACHAUMONT PARIS

NEOCLASSICAL TIMELESS ARCHITECTURE- HOTEL BACHAUMONT centrally located in THE 2nd arrondissement of paris, in the home of fashion, design & communication. this 18th century historical building has been restored & refurbished by LA CLE GROUP, a new hotel chain open to the world, bringing joy to spots where you feel a complete sense of being […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – DRIES VAN NOTEN

SAINT GERMAIN DES PRES – one of my favourite brands – DRIES VAN NOTEN in saint germain, paris ………. ENJOY!!! :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

CONARTE LIBRARY IN MONTERREY BY ANAGRAMA

DOMED BOOKSHELF- a conarte library in monterrey designed by mexican design studio ANAGRAMA …………. this might be the coolest bookstore in the world :-) ………. ENJOY!!! our design proposal focuses on creating a space that wraps the reader in. the bookshelves attend more that just their basic function and were designed to simulate a dome that plays […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – LUCAS OSSENDRIJVER

LUCKY ME –   sorry for not updating my blog …… :-P my trip to MAISON et OBJET PARIS last week was wonderful and i was in luck to meet my favourite artist/designer LUCAS OSSENDRIJVER (lanvin’s menswear designer) at lanvin homme rue du faubourg saint-honoré store during my last day shopping ……… one more thing gotta take out […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

“WHAT IS LUXURY” EXHIBITION – it’s a LED pendant light ………… hope you guys like it :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

THE QVEST HIDEAWAY – COLOGNE

NEO-GOTHIC INFLUENCE TOUCHED – a pre-waII buildings spared by RAF bombers – THE QVEST hideaway, a new landmark in cologne fully renovated by ROLF KURSAWE’s architects (HKR ARCHITECTS)  ………. look at those flawlessly arrangements & artworks, i’d like to take a deeper look ……… ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – VIK I MYRDAL

BLACK BASALT SAND BEACH – beautiful black sand beach in VIK, ICELAND ……… with a desperate bride to be …… ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

REFURBISHED IN STYLE – ADRIATIC HOTEL ROVINJ

SUBTLE ELEGANT WITH TASTE – ADRIATIC HOTEL in rovinj is refurbished by well-acclaimed croatia-based architecture studio 3LHD and a fabulous transformation interior designed by STUDIO FRANIC SEKORANJA ………. impressive make-over, subtle elegant, yet luxurious with chosen furniture. very well done indeed ……… ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

REFURBISHED IN STYLE – DIAOYUTAI BOUTIQUE HOTEL CHENGDU

LOW-KEY DECOR – DIAOYUTAI boutique hotel CHENGDU is refurbished by internationally renowned architect BRUNO MOINARD. a truly luxury hotel with an asian twist ………. impressive, glad to see the design & decor are subtle, nothing loud nor exaggerated ……… ENJOY!!! the beautifully revitalized and historic KUAZHAI Alley, chengdu, provides the perfect setting for DIAOYUTAI MGM’s first ever boutique […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – VIEW FROM LONDON EYE

THAMES RIVER – hope you guys like it :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – SUMMER IN ICELAND

PINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK – summer in iceland is extremely beautiful, you can see 4 seasons changing in a single day ……… :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – EXTREME ICELAND

JOKULSARLON GLACIAL LAGOON – it’s my first time to see a glacial lagoon & iceberg. i found them very sexy and mysterious at the same time :-) am i a weirdo? if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

REFURBISHED IN STYLE – COTTON HOUSE HOTEL BARCELONA

TRUE ESSENCE OF BARCELONA – well, who doesn’t love barcelona? marvellous architectures, beautiful weather & declicious tapas bars. we have introduced some of the stylish hotels to you guys before and we are proud & excited to tell you that one of their latest hotels by AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTELS is refurbished by well-acclaimed interior designer LÁZARO […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – LONDON

MILLENNIUM BRIDGE – hope you guys like it :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – ICELAND

GLACIER HIKE ON SVINAFELLSJOKULL – sorry for not updating my blog in the past few weeks :-) as i’m enjoying my summer holiday in london and iceland. this is the pix of me and my italian glaciology student/tour guide hiking on the famous SVINAFELLSJOKULL glacier in SKAFTAFELL national park, we were trying to figure out […]

SUNFLOWER HOUSE by CADAVAL & SOLA-MORALES

A SOLAR COLLECTOR – honestly, i was attracted by these 10 cubes, each one angled to different viewpoint of mediterranean sea. located on a cliffside of COSTA BRAVA, SPAIN. designed by  CADAVAL & SOLÀ-MORALES, an architecture studio base in both SPAIN & MEXICO. check out their impressive portfolio, you might find them all beautiful. all photographed […]

SEASON’S GREETING : HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

GONG HEY FAT CHOY – i’m taking a break from now and see you guys next year :-P   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

VIPP introduces modern retreat “SHELTER”

MODERN RETREAT –  VIPP has made a plug & play getaway that allows you to escape urban chaos in a 55m2 all-inclusive nature retreat. 75 years of experience with steel processing is used to craft this prefabricated object designed down to last detail. the only choice left to the customer is where to place it. […]

UTS BUSINESS SCHOOL SYDNEY by FRANK GEHRY

CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE UTS business school in sydney is designed by FRANK GEHRY and was inspired by a tree house. it was described by australia’s governor general PETER COSGROVE as “the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag i’ve ever seen” ………..  for full info of FRANK GEHRY and his up-to-date exhibitions, pls visit ARTSY ………….. ENJOY !!! all […]

IT’S PROBABLY THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGN AMONG THE SUITE NOVOTEL HOTELS

A HOTEL DESIGNED JUST LIKE HOME – O.M.G. was my first response to this fabulous new SUITE NOVOTEL in HAGUE………. so cosy, up-to-date & well-chosen of loose furnitures.  i didn’t believe it was done under the ACCOR HOTELS groups at all :-P!!! anyway, it was designed by french design studio CONSTANCE GUISSET. if you like […]

TEL AVIV APARTMENT by PITSOU KEDEM ARCHITECTS

PROJECT: PAST TURNED INTO SPACE – fantastic works on this project in TEL AVIV ………… love the re-constructed facade, almost everything are flawlessly styled & carefully chosen particular for this fabulous house. especially thanks to the translucent glass door panels by RIMADESIO to make it more spacious ………..  ENJOY!!! the protected building was designed by isareli studio PITSOU KEDEM […]

photo du jour – DUBROVNIK

 OLD TOWN – somewhere along the way to the most popular old city DUBROVNIK …….. ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!