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Where will you be from 18 to 24 of October? Near North Carolina? If you will, then you may have the chance to come and see some of Boca do Lobo most beautiful pieces. And you are not, you still have time to book a trip to there and live one of the best design fairs of the USA.
All this pieces mix the best of the craftsmanship wisdom and unique techniques with the modern design of the boldness of young designers from the Boca do Lobo Design Studio. You are welcome to visit us at Suits at Market Square, Salon M-7055.arts crafts  -  Boca do LoboRoyal – Dining Table One of the pieces that will be there, and I’m sure you will fell in love is … The ROYAL! This piece is a real step forward from Boca do Lobo, the hand craftsmanship of the intricate marquetry design and the finishing techniques are done with amazing precision by our artisans. Made from wood with carved legs, in a baroque and minimalist faceted style. Royal’s top is composed through marquetry technique, with veneer palisander finished with a high gloss varnish. This extraordinary piece combines new design and architecture trends, but never forgetting the rich tradition of the past. The dual personality of this table is beautifully combined, Baroque meets clean lines, while reflecting Boca do Lobo’s philosophy of challenging the past thru the future. royal -  Boca do Lobo   royal -  Boca do Lobo   Ring – Mirror Ring is the mirror of the soul, which aspires to the sublime. Exploring the main function of a mirror, the richness of Ring lies within its reflection. Ring evokes an antique unreachable treasure that could only be found on the most remote place on Earth. Ring contains a mirror frame in black lacquered high gloss, with a minimalist line on the outside and another carved handmade on the inside. A precious piece of art with its interior made of refined carved wood as exquisite as its owner. Ideal for an unique and exclusive home, Ring will reflect elegance once it’s on your living room or your bedroom. ring -  Boca do Lobo Infinity – Console Infinity console, is a fascinating and exclusive piece, proven to be impressive and eye-catching through its sinuous and elegant lines. Infinity holds a shimmering aura that gets a classy touch to any living space. Stunning in either modern or classic entrance halls and a great addition to any living room decoration. Handcrafted by our talented craftsmen, this prodigious piece has a striking geometric mosaic wood veneer top and a copper leaf base finished with high gloss varnish. infinity -  Boca do Lobo     Root – Mirror There is nothing finer than a gorgeous mirror to set off the décor in a room. Boca do Lobo offers you marvelous and beautiful mirrors that add a touch of magic to a room in the same way a painting does. Root Mirror will create a new dimension in the interior design of your space. I am sure you will enjoy the reflection of this stunning wall mirror. It is composed of ten different sized grey mirrors in a rusted golden leaf finished frames, which are then constructed in an overlapping pattern. root -  Boca do Lobo Diamond – Sideboard Designed to be the faceted crown jewel to play on Boca do Lobo’s reputation as furniture jewelers and justify the title, this opulent object of desire features three highly sculptured doors leading to a gold leaf interior with shelving and two drawers. Inspired by Gothic furniture of the Romantic period with its ability to harness the power of the imagination to envision and escape, and its strong style with presence and strength. The exterior of this fanciful piece is covered in silver leaf finished with a luxurious shade of translucent amethyst high gloss varnish. The whimsical lion’s head feet are intricately hand carved from mahogany and completed with a gold leaf. diamond -  Boca do Lobo Gold – Folding Screen Innovative yet sublime this piece of art was designed in true BL style. Gold is a reminiscent of a group of pebbles forming a sculptural like composition at the bottom of a river, this ultra lux screen is fashioned from nineteen pieces of fiberglass filled with expandable polyurethane and finished in gold leaf with a high gloss varnish. gold -  Boca do Lobo   Equator – Globe Bar An eye shut travel, back to the 16th century; epoch where the globe had a major role in the navigators’ lives and was the main key to world exploration. Equator is full of “Portugal”: soul, navigators & discovery, represented by the embossed hammered cooper and the elegant wood lines. The delicate and detailed craftsmanship equals one unique jewelry piece. Mixing two necessities of the perfect lifestyle, traveling and celebrating. Ideal for exclusive interiors, this exclusive piece of furniture can be placed at any living or dining room giving it an elegant style providing a journey of pure comfort and relaxation. The Globe is made from polished copper, manually hammered. In its interior there is space for glasses and bottles. The surface of the bottom head’s base is made from black lacquered glass. equator -  Boca do Lobo   equator -  Boca do Lobo   Wave – Center Table True classics never fail to make an impression and this is certainly the case for the Wave Table from Boca do Lobo. Nowadays, the traditional coffee table is no longer the only way to decorate the living room; recently coffee tables are taking original shapes and designs that give the living room a whole unique look through unusual forms and new materials. Wave is an original and a stylish coffee table for a modern living room as it is also an unconventional center table for your sitting room. With great style and elegance it creates an exclusive ambiance to your modern interiors. Developed by a Portuguese jewelry artisan, this piece is made of hand hammered copper with a black mirror top. wave -  Boca do Lobo   wave -  Boca do Lobo   Avenue – Folding Screen This distinctive folding screen is so elegant that can be easily placed in your home. Avenue is a striking piece that attracts attention and lightens the mood in any space. Its unique characteristics allow it to become a work of art by itself, or it can serve a functional purpose as a room divider. Place Avenue in your bedroom, in your entrance hall or in your living room. It will look beautifully in all of these spaces. Composed of six rotating panels finished in gold leaf with a high gloss varnish, black high gloss lacquer, and a geometric mosaic of walnut veneer and a book matched ebony veneer covered with high gloss varnish. avenue -  Boca do Lobo   Metropolis – Console Metropolis console raises the level and expands the limits of design with a base of elegant composition and gracious lines. This exquisite table was designed to add a note of distinctive charm to a living room or a wide hall. Its base is handcrafted from mahogany and the top is framed in particleboard, which gives the black high gloss lacquer its texture appearance. There are four drawers with delicate brass handles. Metropolis is a modern console table available in either black or gold. metropolis -  Boca do Lobo

NYC gas station turned pop-up sheep pasture

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An industrial gas station in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City has been transformed into a sculptural sheep pasture — an urban creative intervention from art collector michael shvo and paul kasmin gallery, NYC. Debuting to the public since September 17th,sheep station‘ is a pop-up, surrealist landscape which sets dozens of sculpted farm animals fixed amongst gas pumps and fire extinguishers in a grass-filled getty station. 25 of late french artist françois-xavier lalanne’s epoxy stone and bronze sheep sculptures graze within the white picket fence bound rolling lawn. The installation showcases the largest flock ever shown together of lalanne’ iconic ‘moutons’. The station will be host to a new public art program in the center of the high line arts district and will showcase rotating exhibitions as a temporary art space.

getty-gas-station-turns-into-a-pop-up-sheep-pasture-nyc-NYDA-01Sculpted farm animals are fixed amongst gas pumps and fire extinguishers

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getty-gas-station-turns-into-a-pop-up-sheep-pasture-nyc-NYDA-10sculptures graze within the white picket fence bound lawn

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High Point Market 2013 – Hightlights for the Fall Edition


High Point Market will take place during October 19-24, and will make High Point, North Carolina, the US capital of furniture and decoration during that period of time. A city fully furnished, how amazing is that?

Although, design community is gearing up to make its way down to the Furniture Capital of the World. Following’up BRABBU‘s idea to provide a handy reference guide with the most valuable information to help you navigate this fall’s ‘Inspiration’ Market, we want to show you as well the most rising stars that will debut, for the first time at High Point Market.

Fall 2013 High Point Market

Find your inspiration at this legendary design destination where the new home fashion season begins and innovative ideas emerge; brilliant designs dazzle and inspire you to re-energize your home interior decoration. Held in High Point, North Carolina (USA), encompasses 180 buildings in the downtown showroom district, where’s the largest home furnishings industry trade show take over, from 19-24 October.

In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to plan your HPM experience with us, book your travel, reserve your accommodations and prepare for the biggest fashion event in home furnishings.


If you’re outside USA territory, there’s 3 major regional airports that serve the High Point Market. Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is the closest one. Raleigh Durham International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport are the other two.

About accommodations, visit the “Plan Your Trip” section at to find the rooms that best fit your needs.

Other quick topics:

– Market passes are free;
– Showroom is open from Saturday to Wednesday (8 am to 7pm) and Thursday (8 am to 5 pm);
– High Point Market is open only for trade;
– The Market is only open during the spring and fall dates. There are some showrooms that open by appointment only;
– It’s not allowed your clients entrance.

Some of the major design brands will make there debut during this Fall Edition. We give the highlight to:

Koket – Love Happens

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Boca do Lobo – Exclusive Design

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BRABBU – Design Forces

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Delightfull – Unique Lamps

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These brands will be at High Point Market, under the representation of DeMorais International, on the Suites at Market Square, Salon M7055.

Looking forward to you there! xo



Boca do Lobo, a trend to follow



Boca do Lobo’s experienced a new highlight on its rising way to the top of furniture manufacturers.
The prestigious and well considered trend forecasting agency NellyRodi considered once again, and for the 5th time according to Boca do Lobo, their pieces a trend to follow by including the Marie Thérese mirror and Time Goes By Clock in its exhibition at Maison et Objet.


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Below you can see these two glamorous pieces exhibited at Nelly Rhodi’s booth at Maison et Objet Fall Edition 2013.

“Another major highlight on Boca do Lobo’s amazing path!”

Boca do Lobo’s clock and mirror are part of an exhibition entitled “Funt@sy” where the visitor can feel the energy of fantasy and good feelings through colorful humor. “Style is thumbing its nose and the dogma of seriousness. A cunning maximalism is making life happier. On the entertainment menu: Humor, derision and quirkiness.” This is how the trend agency sums up the exhibition, where pieces worked in the most astonishing ways, combinations we never would have thought of, the most irreverent concepts show us that we can and must dare to experiment new things in order to make life more cheerful, colorful, “funtastic” and stylish, all within the latest trends.

Vincent Grégoire, head of the lifestyle department at NellyRodi, described Boca do Lobo as a “very opened minded company” looking at “different directions”, last year at Maison et Objet. Amazing once again Boca do Lobo, bravo!

New York Fashion Week: Michele Moricci revives 90s Cartoon Character Outfits



Continuing In the spirit of New York Fashion Week, Swagger New York collaborated with designer Michele Moricci to revive beloved 90s cartoon character outfits with a fashionable twist. You won’t believe, but this is an amazing revivalism!

The series shows iconic cartoons like Daria, Sailor Moon and Lisa Simpson and envisions them as long-legged attendants to this stylish event. The characters are decked out in extremely chic designer fashions from the Fall/Winter 2013 season. Each outfit is perfectly suited to each character and speaks to their personal style. Look below:


Angelica Pickles looks so in with this Diane Von Furstenberg outfit.


Jeremy Scott with Beavis & Butthead… The shoes… the bag, the shorts…. TOTALLY in LOVE!


Captain Planet wearing an iPad with some futuristic boots by Hood by Air.


Classic & chic Daria featuring Prabal Gurung.


Finally Lisa Simpson looks GORGEOUS with sexy Marc Jacobs clothes.

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Rihanna’s $14 Million Dollar NYC Penthouse


Rihanna, the Pop and R’n’b super star, is planning to make an outstanding investment in a multi million dollar penthouse on the top floor of a ultra luxury Soho building.

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Rihanna apparently boughat this $14.6 million dollar, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 4,660 square foot modern duplex with a bit of an entourage in tow in late August. The two story apartment also includes a 2400 square foot terrace! The home is listed by Town Real Estate.

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Filled-up with great areas, the living room is full of light and tones of industrial style. White walls and plein windows that give access to the roof top.

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Once again, the master bedroom follows the same bright light windows as the living room. Amazing areas for Rihanna to practice it’s gorgeous lyrics and dancing performances!

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Amazing view from the jacuzzy through the window. Everything inside the master bedroom to make even more comfortable.

floor plan nyc new york penthouseThe floor plan of the BIG and OUTSTANDING areas of Rihanna’s new house.

Is this apartment big enough to fit a superstar? A modern house is always a great choice!

Maison et Objet 2013: the very best of the Fall Edition



This year’s second edition of Maison & Objet, which started on September 6th ends today. A light of design to the bright and romantic city of Paris.

As a result, there’s a lot going on and many wonderful pieces were already unveiled. However, there’s plenty of stands and new pieces to see, so don’t miss the opportunity of visiting this major design event. More and more Paris is becoming a must go place for the good interior designers and architects from North America. Taking this into account we bring you the very best of this September edition of Maison et Objet:

Funt@sy trend space by Vincent Grégoire and the Agency Nelly Rodi



Amazing combination of elements from several brands.


Our favourites Boca do Lobo and Delightfull always look outstanding with other extravagant furniture objects.


Stunning classic warm metals of BRABBU booth at Maison et Objet.


Gorgeous and feminine Koket booth in partnership with BRABBU.


New York Fashion Week is All Black & White



New York Fashion Week reveals an old new trend: black & white is back. A deja vu experience straight from the fashion temple on the Lincoln Center.

Generally speaking, New York’s Fashion Week reveal cropped tops, short flouncy skirts and sheer lace and mesh paneling on the runways.


Next year, materials will be lighter, with soft and strecht volumes, freshness brought by colors and seductive flesh-revealing models. We can easily see great cropped tops and shirts.

New York-based label Ruffian showed playfully short and flowing A-line skirts, inspired by the French fantastic writer Françoise Sagan and it’s novel “Bonjour Tristesse”, set in Saint Tropez in the 1950s. Amazing inspiration!

Jill Stuart’s collection also was girlie and revealing, with cropped tops, short pleated dresses and skirts, tiny shorts, short kaftans and tunics, and cut-out, lace and sheer paneling.


New York style was better than ever with Stuart’s choices with black, white and beige.


Son Jung Wan, one of South Korea’s most successful designers, also kept to a minimalist and subtle color scheme of white and gray, along with hues of sherbet and splashes for impact.


Along with showing menswear-inspired styles such as skinny trouser suits, she showed dresses with oversized cut-outs and draped low-cut backs to accentuate feminine curves.


At the Herve Leger by Max Azria show, the designer updated the label’s signature form-fitting bandage dress with fringe.

A nature inspired collection with several geological and cultural points embeded in a modern and traditional haute couture fashion.

More amazing novelties from the black & white revolution at New York Fashion Week sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.



Amazing Contemporary Family Apartment in Manhattan, New York



When you think about home, what is more common for your family crib? A modern house fully furnished with great modern designs? A more modest still luxury loft?

Now, stop thinking about this and have a look at this extraordinary property located in Manhattan, New York. This contemporary small apartment is designed by wUNDER architecture and represented the most modern interior design trends. The homeowners of this place were about to have a new family member when they decided to leave their small apartment and search for a more spacious place, where all five of them could live a comfortable life. This is how they came up to this beautiful and contemporary 3600 ft. property.


On the first floor there are large living and dining rooms, kitchen and a playground where the kids can have their great fun time next to their parents. Heading to the second floor you have to go through the wooden and steel staircase, taking you to the next level. There some other functional spaces like a study, laundry a master bedroom as well as three children bedrooms. When making the interior design project for this specific place, the designers used the most modern innovations in thermal isolation and noise reduction. As for the colorful palette used for this place, it is bright, cheerful and welcoming. The perfect combination for a joyful family,  don’t you think?




I am a huge fan of this ceiling lamp on the dining room, it reminds me of Horus by BRABBU.

Hot great design trends, filled with passion and love for living in the City that Doesn’t Sleep.

5 Hot Trends in Retro & Vintage Furniture for your Home

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I am a huge fan of bringing old cool stuff to modern decoration environments. Retro style is coming back in big waves. We are experimenting a reinterpertation of materials, colors and design looks with the same intent but different than the original models.

Furniture design is gaining inspiration from the past with the fusion of new trends and inspirations.  If you are looking to “update” your home with retro furniture but don’t know where to start, take a look at these 5 hot trends that are sure to modernize your home in a throwback way! Great inspiration from Freshome.

1. Choosing an era that you love for your interiors: 

Retro furniture is all about digging into the past eras of design styles and choosing the ones that you loved the best. Many homeowners like to choose mid-20th century modern furniture that focuses roughly from 1930’s – 1960’s.

2 . Retro lighting to illuminate in style:

Whether you love the retro metal arc floor lamp with the big lampshade that was popular in the 1970’s gracing everyone’s living room or you prefer the introduction of aluminum into wall and pendant fixtures of the late 1960’s – lighting was an integral part of retro furniture decor. Look to your favorite lighting manufacturers for lighting reproductions for your ceiling, walls, floor in every retro style imaginable. Delightfull is my favourite lighting manufacturer!


3. Diner style kitchens that make you reminisce

Kitchens have come a long way in design over the years and retro appliances and vintage furniture that recreate a scene from your favorite greasy-spoon diner are a wonderful and nostalgic trend. The 1950’s Mad Men style of family diners with high contrast color booths, metallic finishes, and the feeling of hanging out at the local neighborhood diner can be recreated in your kitchen today. Andy Warhol’s pop art pieces with high contrast colors in your kitchen tiles, flooring, furniture mixed with stainless steel appliances or pastel colored appliances will make your kitchen sing Frank Sinatra!


4 – Find a color or retro element that inspires the rest of your design

If you don’t have a specific era of furnishings that you love, consider getting inspired by your favorite color of appliance, sofa, lamp or even wall artwork. You will be surprised how an entire room can draw inspiration from standalone color. Who wouldn’t love these turquoise appliances in their retro kitchen?


5 – Tips to consider when decorating with authentic retro furniture

Many home furnishings companies have reproduction lines that recreate the nostalgic and retro looks that we all love. If you decide to use authentic period furniture from garage sales, hand-me-downs or from vintage stores, ensure you are safe when painting, refinishing, or changing the look of old furniture. Especially children’s furnishings can have lead based paint, toxic varnishes and also can have safeguards that are not in place as modern children’s furniture. Keep this in mind if you’re refinishing old furniture or plan to buy children’s cribs, changing tables and other adolescent furniture.


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Mid century apartment duplex by Michael Haverland

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I came across Michael Haverland on his website and I found his work outstanding, especially his ability to be original with certain design element. This mid century filled duplex really stood out to me, a place I could call home. It’s totally my style. And New York’s too.

michael_haverland_duplex_vintage_mid_centuryWho couldn’t love these spaces with pieces by such names as Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, George Nakashima, Pierre Guariche, Edward Wormley, Yngve Ekstrom, Charlotte Perriand, Poul Kaerholm and Florence Knoll, wow that was a lot of name dropping. Maybe a modern touch from Delightfull Unique Lamps is missing, but this is one of my guilty pleasures…


This image truly reminds me a visit I did to 1st Dibs Gallery in Lexington Avenue, NYC. BG Galleries, from Peter Levis, expose some of the most famous pieces such as the featured here.


Amazing vintage and veryyyy comfortable chairs.


The balanced contrast between the dark tones is very well conveived. This place is just  charming and comfortable.


This sideboard is just the most lovely piece I found on this project. Simply perfect.



IKEA furniture in your home with an augmented reality app

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IKEA 2014 furniture catalog is now fully available at your place with an augment realtiy app.

The Swedish furniture manufacturer lets you explore their products by allowing you to place a selection of their furniture and lighting designs right into your home via an augmented reality smartphone application by scanning selected pages of the printed magazine. Therefore, it will enable you to visualize how a particular chair, table or sofa might look like on your very own house.
Approximately 90 IKEA items are available for you to digitally place in your house.


Scaling is done by placing the IKEA catalogue on the floor and framing it within your device’s camera, so that you are able to achieve a better detailed idea of how a particular piece might fit within your personal space. Truth said, IKEA furniture is simply layered over a real-time view of your current living space, so that you can determine whether or not it is your style, or will actually be appropriate for a certain room.


available august 25th, 2013, the access to extra IKEA content is available for both iOS and android devices, and will also be available through the IKEA catalogue’s digital version.

Here are some screenshots of how it looks and feels:


Playing around IKEA furniture displayed in your home…


Great way of a preview fitting an Ikea console at your place.


Best of Milan Design Week 2013

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Now that iSaloni 2013 and EuroLuce had ended, it’s time to look back and see which brands did an outstanding performance and breakthrough the barriers of surprise. Design is just like that.

Our Highlights go to:

Studio Roso, Circus Sideboard,

Circus Sideboard by Studio Roso: Designed by Sophie Nielsen and Rolf Knudsen, the sideboard has dual layers that flip when doors are moved, resulting in a change of color and pattern. Watch a video of the piece in action here.

"BRABBU’s experience at iSaloni 2013, Milan Design Week"

BRABBU design, they take nature as their bases to create unique sideboards, upholstery and now moving towards casegoods built upon brass and metal components.

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"milan design week 2013"

Boca do Lobo never ceases to surprise us, and Milan wasn’t an exception. Newton console table made with brass and aluminum was the spotlight of their stand. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G design!

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Anglepoise stand at Euroluce 2013

Anglepoise couldn’t disappoint us: its contemporain fixtures were one of the good points of this year’s Euroluce edition.

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Their Unique Lamps never stop getting better! Classic, modern, vintage, retro, neon “Vegas” lamps, chic, Delightfull has it all!
Amazing evolution of a brand with a few years of existence.


“Behind the Mirror” the latest Short Fashion Film by Dsquared2


The intelligent mix of irreverent Canadian twin brothers wit and refined Italian tailoring, together with attention to detail are the foundation of today’s Dsquared2 philosophy, which has given life to a unique concept of alternative luxury. This time come together to surprise their fans and costumers with and irreverent Short Fashion Film.

"Film by Mert and Marcus the Short Fashion Film starring Dean and Dan Caten is genius."

"Film by Mert and Marcus the Short Fashion Film starring Dean and Dan Caten is genius."

"Film by Mert and Marcus the Short Fashion Film starring Dean and Dan Caten is genius."

Film by Mert and Marcus the Short Fashion Film starring Dean and Dan Caten is genius. After Marc drag for Industrie magazine and  Gareth Pugh dressed as a girl for a fashion film supported by Selfridges, it was just a matter of time before Dean & Dan Caten, the brilliant duo behind Dsquared2, tranned up for the brand.

The two brother moved to New York City on 1983 to attend the Parson’s School of Design and on 1991 came to Italy where, on 1994, after many collaborations with the most important fashion houses, they had their first men’s collection show, marking the first in a long succession of runway extravaganzas that were to capture the attention of journalists and buyers for their perfect combination of fashion, music and theater. Recently, Dsquared2 collections have conquered a wider audience and, owing to their natural stylistic maturity, have become more chic and sophisticated while maintaining those sexy and provocative traits so embedded in their creative roots.

"Film by Mert and Marcus the Short Fashion Film starring Dean and Dan Caten is genius."

"Film by Mert and Marcus the Short Fashion Film starring Dean and Dan Caten is genius."



The Green LM Guest House in Dutchess County, NY

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LM Guest House in Dutchess County, New York, is a study in minimalist elegance, with a fabulous architectural inspiration. The 2,000 square-foot house was designed by New York-based Desai/Chia Architects on the private client’s working farm that had no existing buildings. As peaceful as possible, in a fantastic balanced with the nature.


What must have been a rather sizeable budget gave Desai/Chia Architects’ founders, husband and wife Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia, an opportunity to create an updated interpretation of the iconic Farnsworth House, that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe completed in 1951 in Illinois.

Although Farnsworth House was considered by some at the time to be cold and characterless, its place steadily as a superior example of understated sophistication and as a incredible expression of van der Rohe’s desire to create balance and discourse between the indoors and the outdoors.



Similarly, the LM Guest House allows the residents an expansive view of the landscape by framing it with the triple-pane glass windows that are 20 feet wide and more than 10 feet high. Amazing and speechless nature views…

And although the LM Guest House seems very simple in appearance, it is a marvel of engineering and sustainable features. Geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, natural ventilation, motorized solar shades, photovoltaic panels and rainwater harvesting for irrigation, are just some of the examples of how this modern retreat attempts to fit in with the surrounding nature rather than conquer or harm it. A truly Green house.