The Larkin Armoire

An armoire is usually a fancy of way of saying wardrobe or closet. It’s called like that because of the French original of the term. Armoires are usually antique piece of furniture and they feature a classical design. The Larkin Armoire is a perfect example to illustrate this idea.This elegant piece of furniture is a very practical and functional addition to any bedroom.

The Larkin Armoire

It was crafted using solid birch and dovetail joinery and it measures 40″ wide x 24″ deep x 66″ high. It features a solid hardwood frame and the interior includes three adjustable shelves, a clothing rod and another two small drawers. Because of its simple design, it could also be turned into a media center by simply removing the clothing rod.

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Outdoor inox mail box by Marcial Ahsayane

Here’s a mailbox idea that I find quite interesting. It was originally described as a “green mailbox” on the site I first saw it but I have a few objections to that term. First let’s analyze it a little and then we’ll see the advantages and disadvantages.

Outdoor inox mail box

This cute mailbox was designed by Brussels-based designer Marcial Ahsayane and it was called Green Mailbox. It’s basically a simple mailbox, shapes like a little house that features a shelf for holding a plant and an inclined roof that captures rain water to irrigate the plant. I find this piece quite interesting and cute.

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Narrow House in Horinouchi by Mizuishi Architect Atelier

I’m sure you’re probably wondering if you’re seeing right. This house has a very unusual shape. It’s a narrow building that seems to be a decoupage from a larger building. It’s actually an independent structure and this is the design that the owners have chosen for their home. The house was a project designed by Japanese studio Mizuishi Architect Atelier and it’s located in Horinouchi.

Narrow House in Horinouchi

The residence is a two-storey home and t was built for a family of three. It covers 595 square feet of property and it sits on a triangular lot situated between a river and a road in Suginami, one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. Because of the unusual shape of the lot, the house had to modify the typical design and adapt it to the conditions available. This meant that the house had to be very narrow. In order to compensate with that, a second floor was added to make room for extra space.

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Modern Downtown Apartment In Zagreb

This elegant apartment is situated in Zagreb and it was a project developed by Croatia-based studio Dva Arhitekta d.o.o. The Downtown Apartment is very spacious and it featuring large rooms with stylish interior decors. This is actually the result of a conversion of two small apartments that have been merged into one ample structure. The interior had to be completely redesigned.

Most of the rooms are facing the street façade. The interior has been remodeled and what once used to be a salon is now an open-plan area used as living room/ sitting room or social area. This way the space is more flexible and it can be used for a larger number of activities that can even be developed simultaneously.

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Contemporary BC House in Monterrey

Here we are with another contemporary residence. This time we’re going to take a loom at the BC House, a beautiful piece of contemporary architecture. The house is located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, in a very beautiful area surrounded by vegetation, mountains and a large forest. It’s not a very common location for family residences but that’s just because such locations are rare and hard to find.

Contemporary House in Monterrey

The BC House is a single family residence with a contemporary design and a bold shape. The house was designed by Glr Arquitectos and it wasn’t an easy project, as the site presented several challenges. The construction was completed in 2010. The residence sits on a site measuring 12920 sqft. It’s a generous area but so is the house.

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Cozy corner apartment with three balconies

This beautiful 6-room apartment features a very inviting interior design, with a combination of vintage and traditional pieces of furniture.As you enter you first reach the living room. This is a large room that is also linked to a balcony. The living room also features a beautiful fireplace. There are wooden floors and bright colors on the walls and ceiling, complemented by matching furniture and a traditional rug that creates a nice color contrast.

Next to the living room there’s the dining room, separated by a sliding door. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen. The apartment also includes four bedrooms. There’s also a large bathroom with a sauna. Moreover, there’s a balcony visible from the entrance and another one over the courtyard. They all provide nice views over the courtyard and the surroundings.

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Interview: Passion For Modern Concrete Furniture With James De Wulf

James De Wulf has been making and selling handmade concrete furniture for several years.He’s making concrete look sleek and modern and become known for his ability to fuse the most advanced concrete technology with beautiful, modern, and natural forms to create functional art.

Homedit: How about your background? How did you come to be a furniture designer?

James De Wulf: I stumbled into it.  My father had me groomed to get into finance but I couldn’t stay awake in the office.  I messed around with concrete a bit as a side project and fell in love with the material.  That led me into furniture.  I just follow my heart and for some reason I really really love proportion and design of dining tables.

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