Home Share in Gorgeous Designer Homes
Thursday, October 23, 2014
We are inspired by this new innovative concept! Behomm offers an invite-only, curated home swap for the design community. The site lets designers and artists see and stay in over 1,000 inspiration spaces across the globe, buy why…?
Becasue Behomm was founded by passionate home exchange travelers with the idea of making travel easy. They wanted a secure community of friends to be able to share their experiences with, all while making them feasible. But, first they needed a cleanly designed site that brought members together in an easy and efficient way that would also promote the business.
7 of the best places to stay
- Vienna, Austria – architecture with an ecological approach
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Design meets modernism
- Brooklyn, New York – vintage industrial, reclaimed!
- Berlin, Germany – Do-it-Yourself meets design
- Bali, Indonesia – creative textiles bring flare, saturating the room with design
- Sydney, Australia – Simple Design History (Eames, Robin Day and McLay)
- Cambridge, Massachusetts – Modern city reflections, architecture
Another great reason to use this community is that 5% of Behomm profits will be donated to Architecture for Humanity!
Home Tour: "Latin America's Best Modern Homes"
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Home of Ecuador based designers blending architecture into nature. Photo by .
Renovated home in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A tiles with active patterns. Photo by Raimund Koch.
Green house near coast of El Salvador captures nature at its finest. Photo by Jason Bax.
Home of photographer Reinaldo above virtually without any walls. Photo by .
Casa Deck by architect Isay Weinfeld is the perfect escape from the busy city. Photo by Matthew Williams.
Home of furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti in Buenos Aires. Photo by
In the home above, you may notice the classic BKF chair which is one of our most popular items at Diseño. They're comfortable and give a modern yet vintage vibe once you know the history behind them. See our collection of BKF chairs here with the choice of leather or hide cover seatings!
Cheers, Frank Campanale
Home Tour: La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Built in 2009, La Baronia House floats above a vast open ocean, thus named after an ingenious species of butterfly. Often considered a modern masterpiece of Chile, this structure needed to be stronger than most around it since it was built into a Quintero, Valparaíso region hillside.
© Erieta Attali
The harsh elements of the ocean, including the salty sea air, are extremely corrosive to most building materials. Thanks to a predominantly opaque outer envelope made of two corrosive resistant materials, glass and weathering steel, this structure remains sealed in the harshest natural elements of nature.
© Erieta Attali
Because the architects Nicolás del Rio and Max Núñez agreed that this project needed to be done on a budget, they decided that the interior would be represented by beautiful natural wood accents and large bay windows representing the ocean appropriately.
© Erieta Attali
Home Tour: Michael C. Hall in Los Angeles
Saturday, October 18, 2014
"The architect wanted to make this house 'modern Spanish'—open and airy with really clean lines," says interior designer Kishani Perera.
This metallic herringbone-patterned console was a flea market find. The Stedman Chandelier from Arteriors is made up of glass bottles, creating a dramatic opening scene in the entryway, considered clean yet retro with amazing contrast.
“Some people are scared of color, says Perera. Michael's not, but if you are, you can still go all neutral, like this sitting room, and make it interesting by adding texture. A 1960s leather-upholstered sofa and a simpler, linen-covered one, provide ample real estate for lounging.”
Fun Fact: Costanera Center is Santiago’s Tallest Building
Friday, October 17, 2014
Located right in downtown Santiago, Chile, the Gran Torre Santiago building boasts all the popular stores – TopShop, Zara, Levi’s, Bobbi Brown, M.A.C., Espirit and H&M, which are all conveniently located inside the Costanera Center mall. Built in 2012, this is the tallest building in Latin America and the second tallest in the Southern Hemisphere after Australia's Q1 on the Gold Coast.
There are sixty-four floors of jewelers, bookshops, high-end fashion, electronics, department, retail, and accessories; you can even find a car yard. The structure is home to the three largest Chilean department stores Paris, Falabella, and Ripley. The parking lot is also the first in South America to use the "Find Your Car" parking technology by Park Assist making it easier to locate your car after shopping. Starbucks is outside to rejuvenate shoppers after their shopping marathon of carrying heavy bags and walking from store to store. If you’re looking for more of a meal, there are restaurants or food courts on the upper levels to satisfy your hunger. Don't really want to eat out? For patrons who love to cook, the Gran Torre Santiago even has a jumbo supermarket so you can pick up any essential groceries. If you want to turn it into an outing, there’s even a cinema, CinePlanet, often showing recent films in English. What doesn't the tallest building in Latin America have in it??
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