Just north of the bustling city center of Copenhagen, Norm Architects has carried out a full renovation of a private family home overlooking the water and a grand marina. With a focus on bringing out the house’s inherent modernist qualities and putting it on display, the home is now a calm refuge of clean lines and natural materials to retreat to in a busy everyday life.

When visiting Damüls in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, there are two Löffelspitze to distinguish between: one is a local mountain, the other is a fine dining restaurant at the Alpenstern Panoramahotel. It’s not just the striking backdrop that will take your breath away here, the cuisine is also out of this world. Three days a week, the restaurant serves up a tasting menu for a maximum of 12 people. Host Peter Bischof and head chef Sandro Abel source their ingredients from the region.

FLUID SHAPES, UNUSUAL MATERIALS AND COMBINATIONS OF MATERIALS, A COLOUR PALETTE THAT RANGES FROM RESTRAINED TO GAUDY – IT’S NOT EASY TO CATEGORISE THE STYLE OF CHRISTINA PETROU, A CYPRIOT ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER. EVEN SHE HERSELF FALTERS AT THE QUESTION. BUT THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO DETRACT FROM HER SUCCESS. WITH HER DESIGN STUDIO CHRISTINE KALIA, SHE CREATES FURNITURE, RENOVATES HOUSES AND RECENTLY FITTED OUT THE CHLOÉ STORES.