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Laveta Brigham

Described by its creators as an architectural jewellery box, the Concrete Blonde house unfolds to reveal its gems from within a tight five-metre-wide block behind a heritage facade in Sydney. Principal Architect Shaun Carter, of Carter Williamson Design, said devices like courtyards or light wells played a big role in overcoming the design challenges of making such a narrow internal space feel generous and inviting – while still maintaining the heritage exterior and its place, aesthetically, within a row of eight homes from the same era of Annandale cottages. From the modest heritage facade, the updated cottage unfolds to a

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6 new launches from the design world for your festive decor needs

Laveta Brigham

There’s something to be said about the indefatigable human spirit. Even as an all-encompassing economic downturn poses a serious challenge for companies around the world to stay afloat, here are some entrepreneurs who are bent on expanding, innovating and rewriting the rules, despite the lockdown. From kickstarting a zero-waste label for this new conscious world to remodelling an existing business for the digital space, here are six design brands that are supporting local craftspeople and spreading the cheer into our homes.

LABxNeonAttic by Studio Neon Attic

It was in 2018 when Priya Ganesan and Rambha Seth came together to initiate

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Looking To Renovate? This S’pore Startup Helps Match Homeowners To Interior Design Firms

Laveta Brigham

As someone who recently bought a new flat, I’ve been actively hunting for an interior design firm to renovate my house.

That’s how I came across Qanvast — a Singapore-based platform that matches homeowners to interior design firms.

In an interview with Vulcan Post, co-founder Daniel Lim said that Qanvast started off with a founding team of three. They were all involved in a previous startup, and decided to launch Qanvast together.

Qanvast was established in late 2013, but they only launched their first iOS app in February 2014.

The business idea came about because at that time, many of

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The new Audi A3 Sportback Exterior Design in Manhattan Grey

Laveta Brigham

The new Audi A3 Sportback has a sporty and taut road stance. The front section is dominated by a wide, hexagonal Singleframe with a honeycomb grille. It accentuates the dynamic character of the premium compact car just as clearly as the large, angular air inlets whose depth gives them a sculptural effect.

The shoulder line runs in a wedge shape from the headlights to the rear lights, making the Audi A3 Sportback appear longer. The surface below it falls inward, accentuating the quattro blisters and highlighting the body shoulder. With its concave side, the A3 Sportback is showcasing a completely

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