All posts by Ana Lisa Alperovich

Ana Lisa is an independent writer and curator born in Buenos Aires and trained as an eco-designer at Goldsmiths University of London. In addition to writing for 6sqft she is a frequent collaborator at NYC’s Inhabitat, where she reports on global design week events and sustainable architecture. She also contributes to Australian BlackleMag, Argentina’s Casa Foa magazine and Inhabitots. She loves Japanese architecture and Dutch design, and is constantly in search of good ideas to share with the world. Currently she splits her time between Buenos Aires, NYC and The Netherlands.

Architecture, Green Design, Hamptons

Architect Maziar Behrooz, energy efficient, Green Arc House, airplanes hangars inspiration, East Hampton

Architect Maziar Behrooz is a big fan of airplanes hangars and his stunning Green Arc House takes inspiration from the airship shed’s curvaceous design. Located in East Hampton, this luscious green home is not only grand and luxurious, but also extremely energy efficient. It measures a whopping 6,400 square feet, but you would never guess it because more than half the home is buried underground!

Learn more about this stunning sustainable home

Architecture, Getting Away, Green Design

Soul Box, studio allergutendinge, small house, wooden house, unfolding windows,

If you feel the need for a summer break away from the city but don’t want to rough it in the great outdoors there is always the option of “glamping“, or glamorous camping. For those want to keep the comforts of home in reach, this mobile wooden shelter by studio Allergutendinge is the ideal solution. It offers all the conveniences of home and can be transported just about anywhere.

Find out more about Soul Box here

Architecture, Getting Away, Upstate

Bates Masi + Architects, House renovation, Long Island home, reclaimed cypress wood, Re-cover House, wooden home

When the new owners of this beautiful woodland home on Long Island decided they needed some extra space, they contacted the same architects that built the property 35 years before: Bates Masi + Architects. The New York-based creatives worked to update and expand the Re-cover House, preserving its original spaces, simplicity and rustic soul. Clad in beautifully aged silver cypress wood, the house’s entire renovation re-uses materials from the original design.

See the impeccably designed interior here

Green Design, Products

Studio FEM's Koruku Tea Set Enhances One of Life's Most Simple Pleasures

Enjoying a good cup of tea is one of life’s most simple pleasures, but the whole experience gets even more exquisite if we prepare it with something as beautiful as FEM’s Koruku tea set. The design beautifully blends the Japanese tea culture with Scandinavian design traditions, made from a combination of milky white porcelain and renewable cork.

Tea for two?

Architecture, Interiors

Tim Seggerman, Nordic aesthetics, Japanese aesthetics, minimal home, Alvar Aalto inspiration, Cobble Hill neighborhood, Brooklyn Townhouse

Architect Tim Seggerman renovated an extended a Brooklyn Brownstone blending Finnish and Japanese aesthetics in a beautiful way. Located in Cobble Hill, this family home was re-conceived in a modern way, respecting its traditional brownstone facade with a surprising extension at the back. Using a variety of wood that includes white oak, mahogany, bamboo, teak and ash, the local architect turned this Brooklyn dwelling into a stylish comfortable place to live.

Tour the home here

Design, Green Design

Nendo, Farming-net lights, minimalistic lights, agricultural net, knitted material, heat forming technique, Japanese design

Tokyo-based design firm Nendo created a collection of enchanting luminaries that seems to be floating like bubbles in the air. The sculptural lights are made from farming-net, an agricultural mesh ordinarily placed around fruits and vegetables to protect them from the wind as well as the animals. This decontextualized knitted material works as a translucent lampshade to create these brilliantly simple ‘Farming-net Lights’.

Learn more about this brilliant lights

Green Design, Products

Formafantasma, Still collection, water purifying, engraved glass items, copper items, activated charcoal, J. & L. Lobmeyr, Design Academy of Eindhoven, Italian design

Italian designer duo Formafantasma created a charming collection of objects that purifies “the most humble and fundamental of all drinks”. They called it “Still” and it consists of a series of carefully engraved crystal and copper vessels paired with activated charcoal designed to purify and improve the taste of tap water. Created for Viennese company J. & L. Lobmeyr, these unique handcrafted objects clean water in a simple yet very sophisticated way.

Learn more about it here

Architecture, Getting Away, Hamptons, Landscape Architecture

Piersons Way, East Hampton, NY family home, Bates Masi + Architects, L-shape design, Alaskan yellow shakes, Potato Barns typology, blend into the landscape

NY-based Bates Masi + Architects designed a luxurious family home in East Hampton that pays homage to a local typology: the potato barn. Located in a 19th century waterfront community, the Piersons Way house consists of a series of gabled interconnected volumes clad in light Alaskan yellow shakes. This beautiful house rises among bamboo canes and tall silver grasses, protecting its own privacy while blending within the natural surroundings.

Tour the home here

Design, Green Design

Duffy London, Christopher Duffy, Abyss Table, inspired by the ocean, fsc wood table, layered glass table,

Christopher Duffy from Duffy London unveiled a dramatic coffee table that brings the ocean’s depths into people’s living spaces. Like all of Duffy’s designs, the Abyss Table serves as a functional design as well as conversation piece that will never go unnoticed. Made from layers of certified FSC high-grade wood and glass, this stunning sculptural design replicates a geological cross section of the ocean.

Learn more about the design here

Furniture, Green Design

Studio FEM, Wave shelving system, undulating shelving, Danish design, Danish furniture,

This ingenious piece of furniture actually comes from the other side of the Atlantic, more precisely, from the Nordic city of Århus, in Denmark. An idea by Studio FEM, its undulating design playfully involves the user while adapting to changing storage needs.

Learn more about the design here

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