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It’s a Modern world.

Modernism as a style of Architecture is not one that is greatly defined in the public’s eye. Anything seemingly simple and with clean lines is considered Modernism. Well this week we are going to celebrate the white box architecture and show you some examples of how clean lines can be complex and beautiful.   Carabanchel […]

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Creative Stationary.

As this week it is Valentines day, which famously had us all making our home made cards as children, we thought the topic this week of creative stationary would be inspiring. We’ve found some amazingly sculptural and inventive uses for your average piece of stationary. So raid those cupboards and maybe have a go yourself! […]

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Building in Ice

Considering the cold weather we are experiencing this month, we thought we would look at some cool creations, specifically Ice Hotels. Around the world there are 10 Ice Hotels and counting. The idea of staying in a massive ice sculpture seems to intrigue us and therefore more are appearing.   Everything in these hotels everything […]

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Playing with Lego.

Most children love Lego, but as adults we aren’t supposed to play with childrens’ toys anymore. Well this week we are showing you why that is a load of rubbish. So get stuck in and start playing with Lego!   This Kitchen island unit, designed by Munchausen, is made from 20,000 Lego bricks. The standard […]

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Stairways to Heaven?

Stairs are a form of functionality, but this week we are looking at how this transitional space can become a sculptural object. Whether used to create clever storage, become a piece of horticulture or be a way of expressing yourself, these stairs are the path to heaven. This little slice of heaven was designed by […]

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Reading into things.

Here at Vesta, we love books and are mad about libraries! So this week we are going to share some unique and gorgeous Library ideas. Why not start with this Scandinavian design classic, the Swedish string shelf. Popular in the 60’s and has come back recently as a retro piece for the home. It is […]

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I pod

Everything these days seem to be getting smaller. Whether it’s our phones, computer’s or even houses. Small is the new thing. So what about pod living? Micasa Lab has created ‘Cocoon 1’, which takes small living to extreme. The concept behind the transparent sphere is to create a place of retreat whilst still being connected […]

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It’s not easy being Green?

With the Hobbit film due to come out in a couple of weeks, we thought we would take a glance at the modern day Hobbit houses. Green living is no longer a hobbit hole in the ground, but a much more refined dwelling. Some don’t even reference their green credentials on the outside, but contain […]

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Living in Shoes

This week is one for the ladies, that’s right we’re all about shoes! Everyday we live our lives wearing a pair of shoes. We spend the majority of our time in them, so why don’t we pay as much attention to the design of shoes as we do for the design of our houses? Surely […]

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Teaching old dog’s new tricks.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Well that might be true of animals; with Architecture it certainly isn’t the case. Renovation is fast becoming the most popular route to gaining a spectacular modern home whilst still maintaining the character of the past. Here are some quirky examples we think are spectacular. […]

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