Tick Tock Kitchen

No expenses spared in the most expensive ($25 million) apartment in Brooklyn, New York. This stunning kitchen, designed by Stefano Venier for Minimal USA, in the Clock Tower is sleek, sophisticated and the embodiment of Italian contemporary style which employs environmentally conscious materials imported directly from Italy.

The kitchen has been designed to sit perfectly with the four clocks.

The cabinetry edges, as well as the refrigerator door, the wine cooler and the upper cabinets are mitered at 45-degree angles with all side panels, creating flat planes and clean lines. The cabinets are finished with ten coats of white F4star environmentally certified lacquer. The stainless-steel drawers hold over 100 llbs and have soft-closing mechanisms. The countertop and the two integrated sinks under the windows are stainless steel. The island is topped with the distinctive, grey 45-degree edged Pietra Cardosa Italian stone. In line with Italian design, the cooktops are built into the countertop with separate swing-door ovens installed below. The fridge, wine cooler, dishwashers, cooktops and ovens are all made by Gaggenau.

The Clock Tower, erected in 1915 on the DUMBO waterfront, is on top of one of the largest poured concrete buildings in New York and provides a fantastic view of Manhattan. What used to be a machine room for the clocks now houses a 6,500-square-foot apartment boasting a breath-taking quadrangular view of New York.


Contemporary in a Nutshell

Open plan is definitely the way people like to live nowadays.  This beautiful space in a home in Las Vegas, Nevada, is contemporary living in a nutshell.  It's bright and spacious with all the mod cons and created by American designer Mark Tracy of Chemical Spaces.

I've been enjoying the delights of spring (as well as very busy working!) and haven't blogged for a while.  I'll be taking a blog holiday over Easter, but  hope to be back to normal after Easter Monday.

Happy Easter to all!  Thanks for reading : )

Glorious Spring

Delicate spring blossom flourishes and heralds the beginning of a new season.  The sunshine-flooded streets of London are decorated in nature's glory.  Trees are so amazing.

Contemporary Cucina

Sticking with my monochrome-influenced theme this week, here's the sleek kitchen of Camilla and Lars Thomsen in their self-built home in Aarhus, Denmark.

IMAGES & LINKS: Grand Designs.  Photography: Pernille Kaarlund/House of Pictures

Thanks for reading.  Have a great weekend : )

Monochrome Bathing

This calm bathroom delights with its clean, square lines and, monochrome interior.  The quirky clock and organic twigs stand out next to the smooth, straight lines surrounding them.  

IMAGES & LINKS: Grand Designs.  Photography: Pernille Kaarlund/House of Pictures

Basement Bright

A bright, basement room simply but stylishly furnished with finds from eBay and local antique shops. 

IMAGES & LINKS: Grand Designs.  Photography: Verity Welstead

Piano Curves

Elegance, style and minimalism merge in this Victorian London townhouse's living room now converted into a family music and reading room.  I love the interior design in this perfectly balanced corner where the beautifully shaped, black, glossy piano oozes style and sits perfectly in its surroundings.

IMAGES & LINKS: Grand Designs.  Photography: Verity Welstead