Yoga Spa Cocoon

A converted factory in Melbourne, Australia is now a yoga sanctuary of calm and tranquility reminiscent of a spa.  The architect, Rob Mills, designed One Hot Yoga, a yoga studio in Melbourne, Australia where the interior is kept at a constant, warm temperature of 27 degrees which cocoons and gives a tropical island feel.  

A stone fountain provides drinking water and textured materials create a natural, soothing environment emphasised by the recycled materials, polished concrete floors, wide benches, table with beautiful wood grain and a pale, neutral colour scheme.


Natural materials create a comforting environment....


The simplicity is inspiring....
Photography: Earl Carter

Style by Adler

Jonathan Adler certainly has his own slant on interior design and display with his eclectic choices perfectly placed to create interesting displays.  He's certainly not afraid of using colour.  Adler says,"Every room could use a bit more luminosity. Reflective surfaces open up a space and are guaranteed to make your chakras tingle." Here are a couple of the latest images of his work from Lonny magazine....

This is from Adlier's new Talitha collection.....
Photography by Lonny magazine

Micro-living Student Pad

A comfortable sleeping-loft, study area, kitchen, and bathroom ingeniously packed into ten square metres! This innovative design by architects Linda Camara and Pontus Aqvist at Tengbom Architects is also stylish, affordable and environmentally friendly. The architects teamed up with wood manufacturer, Martinsons, to meet the needs of students at the University of Lund, Sweden.  They've created an eco-friendly, low carbon footprint unit which is elegant and practical.


"What is “good” living? What materials can we use? To meet the future in a sustainable way we must be innovative in all aspects and have the courage to break new ground," says Linda Camara at Tengbom Architects.


Currently displayed in Virserum Art Museum until 8 December 2013. In 2014, 22 units will be built and ready for university students to move into.

Units are built with a carbon positive cross-laminated wood which was sourced locally, has a reduced ecological impact and low carbon footprint.

Photography: Bertil Hertzberg