An Architect’s Little Black Cabin

Sometimes we need something more dynamic than pictures, right? That’s why I try to enrich the archive of video content on my blog. This might be a good reason to pour yourself a glass of wine, and start the weekend with some nice interiors.

I’m a big fan of the NEVER TOO SMALL YT channel. Whenever they share a new interior, they show us that small places do not necessarily mean limited living space, and with the right creativity, you have have a fully functional, cozy, homey interior.

The Little Black cabin is located in the Blue Mountains, 2 hours driving away from Sydney. It has only 28 sqm, and believe me, it’s a real charm from the bottom to the top. The owner is an architect that made the entire renovation and reconstruction more challenging. They actually wanted to restore the original shape of the cabin even, if this meant decreasing the living space. The reason for sharing this interior is that it’s close to nature, is built sustainably, is a minimalistic space, and the interior design, along with the color palette, is marvelous. The view from the kitchen/living room is simply breathtaking.

 

Video credits: NEVER TOO SMALL
Produced by New Mac Video Agency
Creator: Colin Chee
Director/Cinematographer: Nam Tran
Producer: Lindsay Barnard
Editor: Jessica Ruasol

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The Point, a heavenly spot in Tasmania

After seeing this video tour, I’ve decided that there is heaven on Earth, a bit far away from me, but it does exist. It is the first time I’m sharing an interior from Tasmania. The Local Project recently shared a video tour about The Point Tasmania, a rentable property on the shores of Frederick Henry Bay. The landscape is absolutely astonishing, and the architects tried to incorporate this building in the wild, untamed natural scenery.

I love the minimalistic lines and that they used 5 basic materials: concrete, glass, timber, steel, and stone. This gives such a warm look&feel to the whole house. The glass walls serve as windows assuring the incredible view over the Bay and always letting enough natural light into the interior. Every corner of this house is designed in a way to have a view over the water and to let abundant natural light flow in. Bedrooms, bathrooms, sitting areas, kitchen, literally every room focuses on the external natural beauty. If you come here, it’s time to put aside all your problems, and start contemplating.

This is not built based on a budget that we are used to in my region, I know that, but I guess it’s a perfect inspiration for getting in full sync with the natural landscape and stopping building all the ugly crap that we do in Romania.

Enjoy the tour and, by the way, you’re welcome 😉

 
Credits go to:
Architecture by Tanner Architects.
Interior Styling by Indi Beard.
Build by Cordwell Built.
Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.

Cover photo credits: @Stu Gibson/@Adam Gibson

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Before you start decorating your house for the holidays

Advent just started and the internet is full of wreaths, candles, and Christmas decorations. Indeed, this is one of the most pleasant periods of the year, however, I don’t see too much content about how we are preparing in reality for this festive period. Maybe I’m old fashion or totally boring, but in my head before decorating you should start cleaning your house first 😉

A few weeks ago I’ve discovered Hamimommy’s vlog, an incredible YT channel about slow living, sustainability, and daily routines. I’ve shared in the past a similar vlog, Benita Larsson‘s minimalistic YT channel, that has the same effect on me as this one. I could watch Hamimommy cleaning her house all day long, it super relaxes me. Plus I love her home, her warm and almost scandi style, her housewife lifestyle turned into a creative vlog with 1.5 million followers on YouTube.

Important: please turn on subtitles (CC) on YouTube in order to understand the Korean text.

What is worth knowing about her is that she’s a mother of a 4 years old sweet little girl, living with her husband in a house outside of Seoul, the Korean capital. She likes to cook being very creative also in the kitchen, not only with her video content, she’s in her mid 30′ and always open to learning new stuff. While doing this nice YT channel, she’s taking a drawing class to improve her skill set.

Lately, I start my Saturday mornings by watching one of her videos; this is a great combination with the weekend’s first latte macchiato 😉

 

Video credits: Hamimommy YT channel
Cover photo credits: @hami.mommy IG

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A Parisian home tour at art gallery owner Fanny Saulay

My obsession with beautiful homes is not limited to Scandinavian interiors. When I see an English classic or a romantic French interior, I’ll fall in love just as fast as with a hygge Nordic nest. This week’s video home tour is about a beautiful Parisian apartment full of art, vintage furniture, and iconic design pieces. No wonder how the owner managed to have this magical combination of arts in her home, as Fanny Saulay is the owner, together with Olivia de Fayet, of the New Generation Art Gallery Wilo & Grove from Paris. These two ladies managed to take the concept of an art gallery up to another level, having the beautiful Wiloft showroom looking like a welcoming homey interior.

Fanny lives in this apartment located on the Ile de la Cité in the city center, together with her husband, Thomas, and their golden-retriever, Latte. Their eclectic home is full of iconic chairs, wall arts, vintage findings from flea markets, and a lot of custom-made, unique furniture. The Herringbone pattern of the parquet is an ultimate touch to the real Parisian vibe of the interior. I’ve never seen an apartment with so many famous chairs. Just as a heads up you will see the Orange slice chair by Pierre Paulin and the iconic Eames Lounge chair & ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames in the living room, the Plywood Group DCW chair by the same famous designer couple in the hallway and in the bedroom. In the same room you can spot a Coconut chair by George Nelson from 1955, and the dining table is surrounded by different Eames chairs by Vitra.

 

If you would like to see/buy some beauties from the art gallery owned by Fanny, feel free to check the Wilo & Grove online store, and in case you would like to read more about her home, here you have another great article by The Socialite Family.

 

Video credits: ParisianVibes YT channel
Cover photo credits: ParisianVibes

 

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Benita Larsson’s minimalistic world

Ok, I admit it, officially I became obsessed with Benita’s YouTube channel. I’ve discovered her wonderful, minimalistic world 2 weeks ago, and since then watching any of her videos is the most relaxing activity of the moment. She is an online marketing specialist (heh, no wonder why her social media channels have such a nice vibe) and a video content creator in her free time. Benita lives in Stockholm in a 2 rooms apartment with a small backyard that she turned into an urban jungle. Every 2nd Tuesday she shares a video about her everyday life, routines, her apartment, wardrobe, cleaning habits, and all this is focusing on Scandinavian, minimalistic principles. 

Just a heads up, if you start watching her videos, you realize that your home is full of crap, and you should start decluttering right away. Without any exaggeration, Benita’s videos can be with therapeutic effects, suddenly you understand that you have way too many things in your home, and you could be just fine with only the 20% of the stuff you have right now.

Below you can find a nice tour of her minimalistic home, explaining why white color is so common in Scandinavian homes. 

 

She also has an Amazon shop where you can find her favorite products and things she purchased or has in her apartment. If you see something you like in her videos, feel free to check this page, and most certainly you’ll find the item. Just as I did, I saw in her fridge organizing video the roller for face, and I bought one for myself. It’s already in the fridge, cooling down, and it’s so great to roll it over my face on these hot summer days. Love it!

 

Photo credits: Cover image – @benitalarsson

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Compartment No. 3 – when simplicity meets taste

Australia is full of great interiors with great designs. I’m following a few interior design studios for some time now and they always manage to impress me with something that I’ve never seen before. I’m a huge fan of the Never Too Small YouTube channel focused on small, award-winning Australian interiors. I might even get addicted to their videos 🙂

Sophie Bowers’ 50 sqm apartment captured my attention for its calm feeling, clear lines, and simplicity. No wonder why, as she is a fan of Danish design, the color palette used in this interior is proof of that. Danish people are using and combining colors like no one else on this planet. The apartment was built in 1926 and now is the home of Sophie, her husband Josh, and their 2 super duper cute little dogs, Billy and Remy.

The apartment was designed by her own design studio – Strutt Studios – in art deco style. I particularly like the genius solution of storage in the kitchen, especially the pantry. We have a similar one too, a huge one and I’m telling you, my friends, you can store things enough for an army in something like this.

I hope you enjoy the tour as much as I do, Sophie’s voice is simply music to my ears.

 

Credits:
Featured image: Strutt Studios
Website: www.nevertoosmall.com
Produced by: newmac.co

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