How a Cramped Williamsburg Apartment Doubled In Size – Weekly Picks May 2015 #2

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Back with the second batch of my weekly article picks! Enjoy!


How a Cramped Williamsburg Apartment Doubled In Size
1. How a Cramped Williamsburg Apartment Doubled In Size
Architect Alex Gil and his wife, Claudia DeSimio, have lived in their Williamsburg apartment for 15 years, but the first incarnation was significantly smaller. “This started out as a tenement layout in a 140-year-old building,” said Gil, the founder of the architecture firm SPACECUTTER. The couple eventually expanded on the third-floor, 500-square-foot unit by completely gutting it. [continue reading here]



2. Mercedes-Benz Design Shows First Luxurious Private Jet Interior at EBACE 2015
Mercedes-Benz announced their first luxurious private jet interior today in cooperation with Lufthansa Technik. Aim is to design VIP cabins for both short- and medium-hall aircraft for private- and business use. [continue reading here]



Extreme Adaptive Reuse: 5 Conversion Projects
3. Extreme Adaptive Reuse: 5 Conversion Projects
When it comes to a building’s use and structure, nothing is set in stone. The conversion of disused factories and warehouses in urban centers into light-filled luxury lofts, for instance, is nothing new. And many adaptive reuse projects make perfect sense. [continue reading here]



Ward Bennett - Making Sense
4.NYC DESIGN WEEK in 20 Photos
Last week, the race was on and the global design crowd descended upon New York for the nation’s most important design happenings. From the International Contemporary Furnishings Fair (ICFF) to Wanted Design, the second annual Sight Unseen Offsite, and Collective Design, here’s an extremely tight edit of the best the design world had to offer for 2015. [continue reading here]



Bold & beautiful, the seating area of Junior Suite 334. All junior suites are unique & furnished by Swedish interior designers & furniture companies, each putting their personal touch on their spaces.
5. Swedish interior design showcase at Hotel Birger Jarl
WHEN traveling, what are the points you consider for when choosing a hotel?
Comfort and convenience, for sure, and your checklist may include these: easy access to and from the airport via public transport, centrally located in the city or wherever your destination may be, by/near the local transport system, ink in design and style, the amenities. But the over-all consideration might just be value for money. [continue reading here]

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