We collect design items for a good reason ー we have an emotional connection with these things, they speak to us in a special familiar language, they show us who we are. It’s an investment beyond financial.
Home is what we had, have, and will have. This is a place where we return daily or where we come only once a month, but each time feel the same. This is a place that protects us from all working storms and emotional waves. This is a place that will accept our failures to give us strength for the new victories. This is a place that absorbs us and which we absorb.
Amulet, dishes, sacred practice, arts and crafts, reflection of traditions, respect for nature and animals, memory of the culture of our ancestors, stories of miraculous beasts. All this is an integral part of the life of Ukrainian families. All this is zoomorphic ceramics, which we will get to know a little closer.
Welcome to the club full of love, ceramics, and our common words. A thousand years ago, there was Adam. Adam was made from clay for the future of humanity. Many years ago, different questions about ceramics products and their life appeared. Therefore, here are our answers. Together with Sergey Makhno and the head of the ceramic workshop Oleksandr Yarovyj we finally set the record straight once and for all.
New Year — new wishes. Previously we wanted a bright, strange, non-stop show, now the soul needs a native comfort and something "simple". Instead of a regular vacation, there is a parents' house with all its warmth and utmost relaxation. Work, business trips, urgently-immediate affairs, traffic jams, and daily stress — we want some peace of mind after such carousels. And we will seek it at home.
Behind the modern and the new stands abandoned and destroyed. Forgotten dwellings stand empty near dense skyscraper plantations. The world that tells about new heights and architecture of the future must also tell about the world of lonely and forgotten places. And this second world is not parallel at all — there are more abandoned houses than you think.
Going to Bali to find your zen? Well, Bali is not a flea market. And zen is where you haven’t searched yet.
On the example of the Shkrub House built by Sergey Makhno for his family, we are telling about forgotten Ukrainian traditions that are back in trend.
"It's better to lose your hand than stop thinking" Bjarke Ingels
The age-old question — the mountains or the sea? Today we will be the lawyers of acute-angled ridges and slender pines. We picked the top 7 houses in the woods: there is no need to cut down hectares of forest to build something. The conscience is pure, and you can always have something to engage yourself. Explore the mountain paths or consider the tops of the pines all day long — the forest asks you for one thing only — to relax and let go of the everydayness. Spoiler: you can buy one of these houses.
Polina Volkova, our interior designer, had a chance to visit Hong Kong. Polina fell in love with this city and now she wants to share with you 5 Hong Kong modern buildings that amazed her most.
#makhno_architour is about modern architecture around the world that fascinated us the most, and now we cannot but share these places with you. Krakow. The old cozy town that can be bypassed with the morning coffee. A place you trust and do not expect any surprises, or glass 30-floor skyscrapers. And in vain, Krakow is a kiddo who knows how to surprise. Sergey Makhno Architects’ PR Director Tanya Vakula tells us.
About modern architecture around the world that fascinated us the most, and now we cannot but share these places with you. It is not like those usual guidebooks, we checked. Where to eat-drink, rent a home and buy souvenirs – we omit all that. Only modern architecture, only hardcore. Let’s start with Dresden must-sees from our architect Alexander Kovpak.
WHERE to sleep, WHAT to prepare for lunch, HOW to be hospitable – these matters are decided on Salone del Mobile.Milano – the main event of the year in the field of interior design.