FIRST PERSON – July/August Edition 2022

MODERN CL ASSIC WITH A TOUCH OF FUN INTERVIEW WITH THERESE LINDBERG, CO-FOUNDER OF DIANA DOMINIQUE INTERIORS Tell us about Diana Dominique… Diana Dominique is the upgraded and refined result of merging three long term companies in the interior sector. We decided to come together and combine our skills and assets into an exciting new…

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FIRST PERSON – May/June 2022

ESCANDI DESIGN STUNNING TROPICAL BALI STYLE TRANSPORTED TO THE COSTA DEL SOL INTERVIEW WITH JOHAN AND GITTE HELLKE Tell us about how Escandi Design started… We have always loved furniture and design, so it came quite naturally for us to help clients in our other company, Escandi Designed Vacation Homes, decorate their new holiday homes.…

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FIRST PERSON – March & April 2022, Issue 79

INTERIOR DESIGN THAT’S FOR EVERYONE ALISON BETHELL-COLLINS INTERIOR DESIGN Alison Bethell-Collins has lived on the Costa del Sol for many years and has become a well-known and respected face within the interior design world. Her wealth of experience and, more importantly, her continued passion and love for her work in providing special homes for her…

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Major International Expansion Plans for GC Studio & Interview with Lucia Casaus and Alexis González

When interior designer Lucia Casaus and architect Alexis González founded GC Studio – formerly González-Casaus – in Marbella, they focused on the concept of creating a distinctive style for  luxury residences and villas, backed by a fully dedicated service for clients. Now the rebranded firm is expanding internationally, with new high-end projects in Rome, Paris… Read More

END OF THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CONCLUSION

By Alia Babapulle   As always, I wish you all the very best for 2021; it surely cannot be as maddening and confusing as 2020. Please remember your plants could take a battering with the weather in the winter months, so try to protect them if needed. Pruning back, always above a node, has to…

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MULTIPLE SUCCESS FOR IDOM

AT WORLD DESIGN AWARDS   Bilbao-based IDOM was the main winner at this year’s World Design Awards. An association of independent professionals working in the fields of consulting, engineering and architecture, the company picked up four awards, for its San Mames Stadium project (first prize in the sports & recreation category), Lima Convention Centre (cultural),…

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BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN CONSTRUCTION

WHY SOLID PARTNERSHIPS CREATE THE BEST HOMES Article supplied by Atlas Group   When building a dream property, it is vital that you have the right team in place to complete the project on time, within budget and to the best finish. However, many underestimate the importance of using a building company able to recommend…

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ELEVATING THE USER EXPERIENCE WITH LUTRON PALLADIOM

  Palladiom wallstations from Lutron provide a state-of-the-art combination of elegant design and intuitive operation. The wallstations allow you to control your lights, shades/drapes and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning from just the one convenient location – ensuring an optimal user experience complemented by sleek keypad and thermostat aesthetics. The buttons and faceplates are flush to…

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REVAMPED DIGITAL STREAMING CLASSIC …with a Touch of Majik

    A potent combination of network music player, pre-amp and power amp in a single box enclosure, the next-generation Majik DSM has been designed to cater for both first-time hi-fi buyers seeking authentic simplicity and existing customers wanting to enhance their high-end hi-fi options in more rooms. It is, in short, the ideal entertainment…

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HOW THE QUARANTINE HAS AFFECTED OUR SEARCH FOR A LUXURY HOME

Article supplied by Atlas Group Despite global health concerns and the seemingly endless weeks when most of Europe was quarantined, interest in luxury properties has continued to grow, fuelled perhaps by daydreaming of a home in the sun surrounded by beauty and comfort. While Spain is weathering the changing restrictions, the desire for a second…

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HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTRE Signature Landmark of 21st Century Baku

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid left a remarkable legacy of pacesetting design masterpieces around the world when she sadly passed away in 2016 aged just 65. The first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004), and also the first female recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal, she was made a…

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HOME OFFICE WORKS… But Nothing Replaces Human

Interview with Jana Novakova Interior Design Director of AALTO Exclusive Design How have you been coping with COVID-19 and the confinement? Confinement has been a very busy two-month period, with home office work. We attended our clients through Zoom, Skype, phone or email to provide design services. Although nothing replaces human contact and selecting materials…

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How the Quarantine has Affected INTERIOR DESIGN – Interview with Creative Director Olivia O

How are you helping clients make their homes more comfortable and functional following the official quarantine period? More than ever, people are looking into investing in their residences. The post-COVID client will be more attuned to flaws in their homes after taking a closer look at them while staying at home. Lately, we have received…

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THE BIG FLOWER FIGHT ON NETFLIX: Exclusive interview with contestant Eoghan Riordan Fernandez

British competition show The Big Flower Fight premiered in May this year on Netflix, transporting viewers into eight episodes of mind-blowing floral creativity that has never been seen before. Contestants from all walks of life are challenged to create gigantic floral structures that quite literally serve as veritable works of art – each and every…

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