As if my first post today didn’t have you scheming and dreaming of a way to move into a wonderful old farmhouse on Shelter Island then this post will tempt you even further. The renovation of this former fisherman’s cottage is also by SchappacherWhite Architects DPC. In fact it was the architects’ own home until they sold it (lucky new owners). The 1904 house underwent a sympathetic transformation creating a year round home just right for family and friends. The interiors feature natural materials and a neutral colour palette of whites and sands contrasted with black provides a perfect backdrop for a mix of modern, antique and found pieces.
Photography by Laura Moss
It’s rustic yet sophisticated. It’s steeped in history yet modern. It’s an island house in a farmhouse. A modern extension to an early 1900s house on Shelter Island provided the space and level of luxury the owners desired while preserving the heart and soul of the old home. Think living room barn and bedroom in a shed, connecting glass walkways and a fabulous outdoor entertaining area. Shelter Island Farmhouse by SchappacherWhite Architects DPC.
Time is short. Have you entered the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition? Once again we are sharing some of our favourites from previous winners and more imnportantly how you can enter your own designs. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members (you can check out the methodology here) and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure.
From the Good Industrial Design Award, to the Good Architecture Design Award. The Good Product Design Award to the Good Communication Design Award. The Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion Design Award and so many more. Excited? Inspired? Ready to take on the best of the best design from around the world? The deadline for early submission is September 30 (yes that soon!) and results will be published on April 15. Of course we will be bringing you the results as well. You can find out exactly what A’Design Award and Competition is here and register here.
Bo Du Resort Hotel Design Commercial by Zhang Can – CSD Design Office
Sonata Housing Complex by Arkham Projects
OPEN 45 Credenza by Adam Friedman
Fogo Island Shed Hotel Dining Room by Todd Saunders
Reverse Sunclock Multifunctional Wall Lamp by ADD Architecture Studio
Niwa Outdoor Furniture by Robby Cantarutti and Partners
Yan’s House, Shenyang Residential by Tang Chung-Han
Quaint & Quirky Dessert House by Chaos Design Studio
TAETEA Tea Experience and Retail by Jie Liu
Goccia Container by Giuliano Ricciardi
Jiangshan Fishing Village Renovation by Mix Architecture
Grabowski House by Miguel Pinto Guimaraes
Kirin Wetland For Vanke Town Sales Office by Wang, Shaoqing
Just as our first white house celebrated it’s stylish simplicity so does this contemporary house on Sydney’s northern beaches. Even though it doesn’t sit in a field of waving grasses tree tops and expansive blue sky are captured through a feature celestory window. Light and airy, open plan living perfect for the Australian climate. Skylight House by Rachel Hudson Architecture.