Wednesday 03 September, 2014

The Cordoba Sofa by Della Robbia: Redefining Living Rooms



When it comes to adding glamour and spirited flair to living spaces, few furniture pieces can compare to the sectional sofa. Contemporary, comfortable, and casual, sectionals can brighten up interiors, add a touch of elegance, and adapt easily to both large and small spaces. This is the same versatility espoused by the Cordoba Sofa. It has all the attributes of modern design. Shrouded in an aura of minimalism, it epitomizes European structural design elements and American contemporary craftsmanship.

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Wednesday 03 September, 2014

Luxurious Oasis: Vegas Bathroom by Giemmegi Cucine



Gone are the days when bathrooms were muted, shabby spaces that added nothing to the overall ambiance of a home. Contemporary bathrooms are oases of elegance, luxury, and consummate intimacy. From sparkling lighting fixtures to carefully chosen color palettes, bathrooms have evolved in more ways than one. They have become an intricate part of our daily routine. Vegas by Giemmegi Cucine epitomizes high-end luxury and flaunts a modishness that offers solutions to contemporary bathroom aspirations. Its unique, modular design integrates volumes, textures, and densities to create an environment that is more than just a bathroom.

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Wednesday 03 September, 2014

6 Hanging Chairs to Change the Way You Sit



There are so many modern chairs out there that bring an element of beauty to a room.킠 Beyond the standard chair, the hanging chair still serves a basic use, but somehow manages to delight viewers by being suspended.킠 These hanging chairs can bring a boring room up to date and make guests ask where you found such a fun chair.킠 The right hanging chair can easily make a statement in a library or hangout room.킠 Many hanging chairs are made out of materials that allow them to withstand different elements outside as well.킠 Picture one of the 6 hanging chairs below sitting idly in the corner of one of your rooms!

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Wednesday 03 September, 2014

Thermador Chef for a Day!



Happy September!

Can you even believe it-! I’ve been reflecting on my whirlwind summer, full of lots of travel and work=fun. In July, I was delighted to attend Thermador and Traditional Home’s 2nd Annual “Great Kitchen Getaway” event in sunny + beachy Southern California. I was joined by 킠a fabulous team of designers and lifestyle bloggers from across the country; Dana Wolter, Nancy and Eric Dalton, Karen Williams, Lisa Mende, Beth Le Manach, Jennifer Markanich, Karin Edwards, Kelly Morriseau and Courtney Price. We hung out at the Thermador Experience & Design Center where we learned about this leading luxury appliance brand, talked about what’s hot in kitchen design, and also got into a heated social media cooking contest¦¦more about that later.

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Tuesday 02 September, 2014

Oggi / Makoto Yamaguchi Design



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Tuesday 02 September, 2014

How Fun Hair Salon / JC Architecture



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Tuesday 02 September, 2014

Thermador Chef for a Day!



Happy September!

Can you even believe it?! I’ve been reflecting on my whirlwind summer, full of lots of travel and work=fun. In July, I was delighted to attend Thermador and Traditional Home’s 2nd Annual “Great Kitchen Getaway” event in sunny + beachy Southern California. I was joined by  a fabulous team of designers and lifestyle bloggers from across the country; Dana Wolter, Nancy and Eric Dalton, Karen Williams, Lisa Mende, Beth Le Manach, Jennifer Markanich, Karin Edwards, Kelly Morriseau and Courtney Price. We hung out at the Thermador Experience & Design Center where we learned about this leading luxury appliance brand, talked about what’s hot in kitchen design, and also got into a heated social media cooking contest……more about that later.

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Tuesday 02 September, 2014

Exquisite Slim and Reusable Water Bottle Design Inspired by Standard Paper Sizes




Memobottle is an ingenious reusable water bottle design and was created as an environmentally friendly response to reducing single use plastic bottles. In the Kickstarter campaign, the developing team explains how 1,500 plastic plastic bottles are being used and discarded every second in the US. Bottled water is about 1,400 times more expensive than tap water and often less regulated. In response to this, many have turned to the more environmentally friendly alternative – reusable bottles.

The memobottle is described as “the balance between environmental responsibility and improved life convenience”. Inspired by standard paper sizes, this slim and reusable design suitably slides into any carry bag alongside the computer, books and valuables. The project is made from BPA-free Tritan, which counts for a high level of durability and is dish-water friendly. We’re not sure if it’s the novelty speaking here, but we happen to find this bottle design quite interesting and we would definitely try it out. Enjoy the video below, which will give you an insight on how this idea was born.

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Tuesday 02 September, 2014

The 10 Secret Ingredients Needed to Find a Buyer for Your Home Fast



Follow these tips to get your home sold in a hurry. Image Via: Opustone

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Tuesday 02 September, 2014

Imposing Zero-Energy Family House in Oregon, USA: Skyline Residence




Engineered to generate as much solar-electric energy on-site as the home consumes annually, Skyline Residence is an example of modern sustainable architecture. The imposing family house was envisioned and implemented by Nathan Good Architects on a generous 1.7 acre site in Portland, Oregon, USA, for a middle-age couple with an active life and their three children. According to the developing team, the building was positioned at the far north side of the lot to reduce the impact of noise from the Skyline Boulevard, optimize the daylighting of the sun’s path, and facilitate views from the interior of the home to the yard.

The 4,200 square foot residence is distributed over three stories, with the first floor accommodating public areas (entry hall, great room, utility room, garage) and the upper level hosting three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The game room, exercise room, mechanical and storage spaces are located on the lower level. Sustainable features of the residence include materials salvaged from the previous home on the site, abundant use of natural lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures, efficient storm-water management and green roofs. [ Landscape Designer: Cynthia Woodyard; Photography by Jeremy Bittermann]

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