The architecture of House Xixim in Yucatan Mexico was created by Specht Harpman architects & interior design was done by Matthew Finlason. This sustainable home was carried out with traditional construction techniques & local materials such as concrete, stone, wood and tiles. The roof has solar panels & is full of vegetation that makes the house blend with the environment & helps to maintain a pleasant temperature all year round. The main objective was to create a connection between the house & the beach, generating a continuous flow from the outside to the inside. I like how the design plays with materials to create this flow, create an imperceptible transition & makes you feel part of the beautiful exterior.
I love spaces inspired by 60's and 70's, this is very special because it is the home of one of my favorite designers. It’s Jonathan Alder’s home in Shelter Island Nueva York. It has a mix between the Bohemian of the big south with hippie of Ibiza. Around the House are amazing objects created by Alder, different types of art, vintage elements & great details that make this house very unique. The house is call modernist fantasy.
One thing I really like of this boy's bedroom is that the room decoration can grow with the child, when he get a little older you can remove the crib, put more storage, a desk and change some accessories, always keeping the blue paint on the walls. I really like the combination of colors flowing through the room.
Centre Pompidou-Metz is the Museum of modern & contemporary art of Metz France. Is a subsidiary of Centre Pompidou Paris & was created by Japanese architect Shingeru Ban, who got his inspiration in a Chinese hat which he found in Paris. The 77 meters high of the building represent the year when Centre Pompidou of Paris was inaugurated (1977). This incredible building has large windows from where you can see other sights of the city like the Cathedral, Metz-ville station, the arsenal & stadium Arènes.
Is great when you are walking in a city & you find amazing street art that gives strong messages to the community. These are some examples of Portuguese artist Bordalo II, street art, who transform garbage into beautiful art work. With his art Bordalo II not only recycle, but also critique the world we live in, a place full of nice things that we don’t appreciate, instead we treat them like trash.
Today I want to show you a hospital design that shows clearly the new path healthcare architecture & design is following. The Johns Hopkins Hospital was created by Perkins + Will firm. The architecture & design plays with different colors & shapes giving a lot of life to the overall neutral tones space. The children tower lobby has the cow jumping over the 28 phases of the moon by artist Robert Israel. The elevator lobby has artist Timothy Woodman’s voyage paper collage with blue & orange walls. Also there is the painted fiberglass sculpture School of Puffer Fish by artist Robert Israel. I really like the idea of having hospitals with such great & playful design.
In Bourg-la-Reine France, Pascal Guédot studio created a library which harmonizes with the existing architecture and has a 100 years old tree as a focal point. The tree is part of the design that’s why the roof is asymmetrical to give space to the branches. The building has large windows to enjoy the view of the tree from the inside. With this design the community preserves the great old treasure and gives a new space for all to enjoy.
The gastrobar Estado Puro at the Hard Rock hotel Ibiza was designed by Estudihac. It has two different environments connected by the same colors & chickens shapes. There is a red chicken resin sculpture of 8 feet tall. Around the restaurant you can see the wood combined with black, white, gray, and red tiles. The exterior is more simple with a great view of the ocean & continues the great design line of the interior.
It's great how the design can give new function to an object. This original lamp, gives a new purpose to the ceramic dishes, creating a lamp very artistic. The lamp is a perfect focal point for a dining room or kitchen, a focal point and only needs to be accompanied with furniture and accessories with a bit of color.
Having a spacious & functional kitchen is essential to prepare excellent meals. If the kitchen is well designed, It inspired you to cook & when you cook with love everything tastes much better. I love the continuous floor-wall & how the tile design combines perfectly with the wood and metal furniture. This is a kitchen with a nice & smooth industrial style.
My name is Monica Mesa Reveron, I'm an interior designer in love with sustainable design & life. Welcome to my blog where I share my passion for interior design, photography, travel & life.