The minimalist styles and natural materials used in both Japan and Scandinavia come together in this lookbook, containing 10 living rooms that have been decorated with Japandi interior design. “Japandi” has become the denomination for interiors where Japanese minimalism meets Scandinavian functionality. Simple, pared-back designs and natural materials are some of the key characteristics of the…

Plywood furniture and vibrant colours feature in the headquarters for one of Brazil’s major publishers, which has been overhauled by architecture office Studio Dlux. The studio renovated the 595-square-metre office for Grupo Editorial Record, which is spread across several floors in a 1980s block in the São Cristóvão neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. The office design is…

Swedish architecture studio ASKA has created a pale-yellow interior informed by Wes Anderson movies and the aesthetics of Cuba for Stockholm restaurant Cafe Banacado. The all-day breakfast cafe has a colour palette of muted yellows, brown and cream hues, deliberately chosen to evoke the sun-drenched bars and cafes in more southern climates. A large form-cut…

The owners of a converted warehouse apartment in London’s Clerkenwell have swapped open-plan living for a more functional room layout, following a redesign by Emil Eve Architects. The project, called St John Street, sees the previously stark and industrial space transformed into a practical two-bedroom home for clients Mike and Jen. The original brick walls…

A convent, an infant asylum and a mid-century motel are among the buildings converted into eight unusual and stylish hotels you can stay at in New Orleans. Hotel Saint Vincent in the Lower Garden District, New Orleans, by Lambert McGuire Design Built back in 1862, this red brick building used to be the Saint Vincent’s…

Talo Studios has renovated a house in Montreal that’s almost 100 years old, drawing on Scandinavian and Japanese influences for the interiors. Located on Grey Avenue, in a residential area on the southern side of Mount Royal, the project embodies Japandi – the trend for interiors that are a hybrid of Japanese and Scandinavian style.…

Brazilian studio Coletivo de Arquitetos has completed a Japanese restaurant in São Paulo’s Pinheiros neighbourhood, using traditional wood joinery techniques from Japan. Completed this year, the 350 square-metre restaurant Kotori has only a few seats at the front, facing the street through a full-height storefront window. Kotori was designed in 2020 and opened earlier this…

As people begin returning to the office, post-pandemic workspaces may need to feel more inviting to entice workers back. The ten examples in this lookbook show offices where plants have been used to create friendly, welcoming interiors. Adding green plants and even trees to office interiors can help make them feel more relaxed and less…