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JOSEF FRANK and his legacy to Interior Design

(1885, Baden bei Wien. Austria - 1967, Stockholm) His background in architecture and his interest in painting led him to create a new way of understanting modernism. He gave special importance to confort, color and patterns. He designed spaces, furniture, objects and fabrics with a very artistic

Balanced design. Michael Anastassiades

Since a while ago I have been amazed with the pieces of the designer Michael Anastassiades. The purity of the forms and the perfcet finish in the materials give the designs the quality of a pice of art. I hope you like this selection!

Pizza on wheels!

Del Popolo has converted a shipping container into a mobile pizzeria with all the necessary to create a true Neopolitan pizza, including a traditional wood-fired oven.

Wallpapers. Caravan Collection by Quercus & Co

CARAVAN is a collection of richly patterned and colourful wallpapers inspired by vintage textiles and embroideries from Europe and the Middle East. TAPESTRY COLLECTION Inspired by a vintage 'diamond' Kilim TAPESTRY is a dynamic arrangement of small squares painted in translucent washes. The overall effect is of

Chic & Cheap with Zara Home

Get inspired with the new collection of Zara Home for this Spring/Summer 2013. Look at your mood and choose your mix! 1. Corals 2. Campo y Playa 3. Golden dinner 4. Picnic day

Bye bye to the winter with eclecticism.

I was surprised with this chalet located in the French Alps, near Megéve. You can see the magnificent result of two years of work on a 1870 structure led by Belgian decorator Lionel Jadot. The architecture has preserved the flavor of the past but at the

New York City Apartment. PART 1

Through this post and some future more I am going to show you one of my latest projects: a rented NYC apartment of 44sqm (473 sqf). Despite the limited dimensions and budget you will see that with some tips you can get a great space

Animal weekend

This weekend three great artists caught my attention. The three of them have something in common: animals. Each one with his own style and technique. PETER CLARK He "paints" collages. He uses all kind of amazing papers to create shapes and movements. KAREN NICOL She is an embroidery

AD Spain. December 2012

My most personal project has been published in the December issue of Architectural Digest. I hope you like it! Thank you AD!


What is your mood these days? How would you describe yourself? And your dream house or workplace? Through my MOODBOARDS I hope to be able to transform your interior feelings and dreams into interior design! I hope you enjoy this section!

Lindsey Adelman, New York designer.

Lindsey Adelman´s studio design, prototype, build, and show work in their NYC studio. Forms and ideas evolve collaboratively through 1:1 model-making and testing. The focus has mainly been on hand-blown glass and brass lighting since the studio's inception in 2006, but has now opened up

French Onion Soup Post Sandy and Pre Snowstorm

Ingredients: (for 4 people) - 4 large onions - 2 shallots - 50 gr of butter - 1 s/sp of olive oil - 1 s/sp of flour - 1,5 l of beef stock - Bread crouttons - Coarsely grated Comté/Gruyère - Thym or Sage - Port - Salt and Pepper Method: - Thinly slice onions and

Louboutins for your Ikeas

"Shoe your furniture" Replace your Ikea-legs with a set oh customized Prettypegs and add some colour and playful elegance to your room. ASTRID HILLEVI ESTELLE SIRI

Paris versus New York. Vahram Muratyan

Vahram Muratyan, artist and graphic designer contrasts in an exepcional visual way many icons and stereotypes from the two cities separated by the Atlantic Ocean. After living almost his whole live in Paris, and spending some time in New York, he created this simple but

Architectural Fashion

Architecture and fashion have a lot in common. Both, designer and architect use geometry to create forms. Structure, lines and shapes define the piece. Coco Chanel said: "Fashion is architecture, it is a matter of propotion" Sydney Opera House, Sydney. JORN UTZON Guggenheim Museum, New York. FRANK LLOYD

Sophie Blackall | Brooklyn Based Illustrator

AMAZING PRINTS AND PATTERNS Brooklyn-based illustrator Sophie Blackall was in search of inspiration when she stumbled upon the infamous Missed Connections section of Craigslist. In this Internet realm of love lost and found, anonymous posters chronicle the one who got away, hoping that the object of their affection

Ib Kofod-Larsen Furniture Design

Furniture desginer Ib Kofod-Larsen's furniture from the 1950's and 60's are today more desirable than ever before. Danish Kofod-Larsen designed storage and seating for the Swedish market in the 60's but did not really reach any commercial success. Maybe his organic design was to extreme

Ilmari Tapiovaara, Life and Works

Ilmari Tapiovaara was taught by many mid-century style masters, Alvar Aalto in particular where he worked at Artek’s London office in 1935, then Le Corbusier in Paris in 1937 and finally Mies van der Rohe in Chicago in 1953. Mademoiselle Chair. 1956 Pirkka stools designed by Ilmari

Donald Judd Sculptures

Donald Judd – American post-war artists who changed the face of sculpture. His monolithic structures that challenged the established forms of sculpture. He rejected the tradition of artistic expression and craftsmanship by using industrial materials such as Plexiglas, sheet metal and plywood, and from the

Flavours of Summer Ice Creams

Ice cream (derived from earlier iced cream or cream ice[1]) is a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours. Most varieties contain sugar, although some are made with other sweeteners.

Boat Bed… recycling

Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and

1920 Cast Iron Side Table

I found this nice french table in Biarritz. The top of the table is in white marble with MR initials engraved. Price: 1.250€


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About me…

My name is Marta de la Rica. In 2005, after obtaining my Interior Design Degree at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, I founded my own studio. Since then, I carried out different interior projects, residential, ephemeral, commercial projects that you can see on this blog (Recent