Handmade in Moste

Klara and Klemen are students of architecture who live in an old house in Moste, Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. they regularly walked past the once grand villa hidden amongst the trees in this old neighborhood, and wondered about the abandoned looking apartment inside – which, it turned out, had been sitting empty for 20 years. after tracking down the owner and making a deal to fix up the flat in exchange for rent, they got the keys and started renovations. you can read the story of the apartment on their blog Handmade in Moste.

In truth, the flat did not look inviting at first glance; the paint was falling apart, plumbing and electricity wires suspiciously battered and the floor was very damaged in some parts. There was no central heating and all other modern commodities. But it had promising qualities such as high ceilings, big rooms with lots of windows, it was classically built out of brick and had a cooking furnace that was so inviting, that we almost smelled wood burning…

they designed and made many of the built-in components in the house themselves – including (but not limited to) a beautiful work light; all the shelving in their studio, bathroom & kitchen; a sturdy coffee table and the sweetest log rack. you can see all their projects on their blog, and read about their philosophy of handmaking items of quality & simplicity.















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13 Responses to Handmade in Moste

  1. Diana Moss (@miss_moss) Monday 29 July, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Handmade in Moste: http://t.co/wLjsIRGgjr – two students of architecture renovate an old apartment that was abandoned for 20 years.

  2. Maggie Pate Monday 29 July, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Historical renovations are so enabling- even though I know I wouldn’t have the patience for it. Nevertheless I’ve been eyeing this old brown tutor on the edge of decay. These two ladies have kept so much of the historic integrity, it is lovely.

    • Miss Moss Monday 29 July, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      they are actually a guy and girl ;)

  3. Sarah Ruth Monday 29 July, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    such a beautiful, inspiring renovation.

    the floor is absolutely magnificent.

  4. @nastjavlondonu Monday 29 July, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    RT @miss_moss: Handmade in Moste: http://t.co/wLjsIRGgjr – two students of architecture renovate an old apartment that was abandoned for 20…

  5. @amystremienkami Monday 29 July, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    RT @miss_moss: Handmade in Moste: http://t.co/wLjsIRGgjr – two students of architecture renovate an old apartment that was abandoned for 20…

  6. Joy @ OSS Monday 29 July, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE what they have done with it.

  7. alenka Monday 29 July, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    pure talent and great style <3

  8. Hannelore Monday 29 July, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    That’s really an amazing project, very inspiring!

  9. Alisha Tuesday 30 July, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    Holy beautiful!

  10. em Tuesday 30 July, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    wow, i love the clean lines and rugged yet modern touches, so so beautiful

  11. alenka Tuesday 30 July, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    the making of the free little street library
    http://ava.rtvslo.si/predvajaj/poletna-scena/ava2.171335093/00:14:18

  12. Betül Wednesday 7 August, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Oh my! these dudes rock! what a good idea!

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