Y Home Minimalist Apartment by Office ZHU

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                                <a href="http://o-zhu.com/cn/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Y Home</a> is a minimalist apartment interior designed by Rotterdam and Shanghai-based architects <a href="http://o-zhu.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Office ZHU</a> that enjoys abundant natural light and open living areas. The design team proposed to remove the kitchen wall to enlarge the living room area, but after consulting with the owners, chose to retain all existing walls.
To create a coherent and durable space, the architects chose select paintings by Ellsworth Kelly and Josef Albers. Their works, although created in the 1970s, still look beautifully restrained. Assaf Hinden’s photography was in the living room, his reinterpretation of abandoned objects is quite relevant to the concept of the space. The walls are kept bare white so that the furniture would be visually prominent. The architects chose pieces that had similar outlines. Air conditioners were hidden in the cabinets or installed on secondary walls to maintain the flat and uniform environment of the space. Photography by Zhu Siyu and Che
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Design Milk Travels To… Shanghai

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                                With <a href="https://design-milk.com/almost-time-head-east-march-design-shanghai-2018/" data-wpel-link="internal">Design Shanghai</a> fast approaching, we couldn’t help but dedicate our next travel guide to China’s biggest city. Located on China&#8217;s easternmost coast, Shanghai is a sprawling conglomerate of culture, design, art and architecture. Whether you&#8217;re looking to enjoy the best XLB soup dumplings, go on an expansive museum + art crawl to see the best of East meets West design, or just enjoy some R&amp;R at your boutique hotel, there&#8217;s no shortage of things to do when you&#8217;re visiting Shanghai. Here are the spots we recommend hitting up on your next vacation.


Sleek and modern, the Puli Hotel and Spa designed by Kume Sekkei and Layan Design Group is a retreat away from Shanghai’s busy streets. The urban hotel pays homage to cultural design and aesthetics while incorporating an elegant, refined style, a welcomed sight for weary travelers. The interiors have a muted color palette of
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Almost Time to Head East in March for Design Shanghai 2018

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                                If you’re looking to do some traveling in March, by far the best direction to go is east. From March 14-17, 2018, <a href="https://www.designshanghai.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Shanghai</a>, Asia’s leading international design event, will be celebrating its 5th and biggest show yet, with over 400 international and local design brands and galleries from over 30 countries in attendance. We’re excited to see what new and interesting art, architecture and design will be unveiled at the show and if this sneak preview tells us anything, it’s that there is a lot of good design waiting to be seen.

Workplace Design, NOVO Workstyle

This year’s theme is “The New Social Era on Boundary” to explore how different fields – art, design, science, technology, and other industries – are gradually changing, innovating and converging to change our lifestyles today. What a great topic to explore and create dialogue, don’t you think? On the show floor, there
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