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Welcome to the best in design for modern living. Our latest essential edit includes an atlas of Mid-Century Modernism, grid lighting and foliage by subscription. 

COWRIE

Part chair, part sculpture, inspired by sea shells and shaped from a single piece of bent plywood. The Cowrie chair by Made In Ratio.

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2020

Nebl planter by Gejst on TheModernist.House
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Nebl planter by Gejst on TheModernist.House
House by i29 Architects and Chris Collaris on TheModernist.House
House by i29 Architects and Chris Collaris on TheModernist.House

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TOP WHITE FOX LODGE, EAST SUSSEX, ENGLAND BY JOHN SCHWERDT, 1965. ABOVE SPACE HOUSE, WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND BY PETER FOGGO AND DAVID THOMAS, 1964. BELOW DOWELL RESIDENCE, WASHINGTON, USA BY PAUL KIRK, 1953. BOTTOM KAUFMANN HOUSE, CALIFORNIA, USA BY RICHARD NEUTRA, 1947. IMAGES COURTESY OF HISTORIC ENGLAND ARCHIVE / RICHARD BRYANT, ARCAID IMAGES, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO / BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER, OLSON KUNDIG / JULIUS SHULMAN © J. PAUL GETTY TRUST, GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, LOS ANGELES / PHAIDON

Mid-Century Modernism will always be linked with America’s West Coast. Wall-free floor plans, sheets of glass framing the outdoors and aspirational swimming pools were a perfect match for the locale’s social and natural landscapes. This pioneering period officially ended with World War II but the style endured, evolving over the decades and touching every continent. The Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses, published by Phaidon, is a set-piece appraisal of the style’s lasting legacy, showcasing 400 homes by 290 architects, from architectural icons to lesser-known finds.

House by i29 Architects and Chris Collaris on TheModernist.House
House by i29 Architects and Chris Collaris on TheModernist.House
House by i29 Architects and Chris Collaris on TheModernist.House

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BLOOM

BOX

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From foliage that cleans pollutants from the air to boosting our psychological well-being, the health benefits of living with plants is well documented. With this in mind, ex-London psychologist, Dr Katie Cooper, has created Bloombox Club to deliver a specially-curated collection of plants right to your door. You can tailor frequency of delivery and choose between classic or more exotic varieties. There’s also extensive online advice on keeping your indoor oasis as healthy as it keeps you.

BeoSound 2 Smart speaker on TheModernist.House

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Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat by Neri & Hu is a 20-room boutique hotel nestled just north of Yangzhou’s Slender West Lake in China. Built on a site dotted with small lakes, the layout incorporates them into courtyards between interconnecting structures, creating pathways through pools of reflected sky The link with nature continues at certain locations, with steps up to vantage points where the beauty of the surrounding national park can be enjoyed.

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GRID

Infra-Structure is a tubular ceiling grid by Vincent Van Duysen for Flos that allows infinite configurations to customise the lighting in your space. Compatible with a wide range of magnetic spotlights, pendants, downlighters and light bars, the options are endless and can be controlled using the Flos Smart Control app on a wall panel or smartphone.

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Terho lights by Mater on TheModernist.House

"No two materials are alike. No two sites on earth are alike. No two buildings have the same purpose. The purpose, the site, the material determine the shape. Nothing can be reasonable or beautiful unless it’s made by one central idea, and the idea sets every detail. A building is alive, like a man."

Ayn Rand The Fountainhead

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