Thursday 17 April, 2014

Nika Zupanc bases furniture collection for S



Milan 2014:킠Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc has created a collection of furniture and products for London design label S탩, influenced by Modernism and sporting motifs (+ slideshow).

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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Kitchen Design Comes Alive!



 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to Traditional Home Magazine! It was such a surprise to be featured in their latest issue! Trad highlighted one of my dearest client’s kitchens  titled, “Stage Presence”- one that allowed me to design “outside of the box”. I am fortunate beyond measure to have amazing clients that become oh-so-much-more- than- that.  We had some serious fun along the way…so much so that project #3 has commenced in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Pretty Pastel Palettes



This time of year always ushers in thoughts of flowers budding, flowers blooming, new growth, and warmer weather. Spring has definitely sprung here in Dallas, and it seems that everyone’s homes are beginning to reflect the coming of spring. With Easter right around the corner, it’s definitely time to bring out the pastels!

There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous room bathed in beautiful soft hues. Pastel color palettes can have such a wide range of vividness, and pair so beautifully with crystal, mirrored furniture pieces, and antiques as well as new and exciting modern pieces.

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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Imposing Library House in India Evoking Bangalore’s Colonial Past




Khosla Associates were commissioned to build a dream Library House for a family in Bangalore, India. The aim was to design a special retreat that would meet the various living needs of its three inhabitants. Within this modern sanctuary, the Library room was given special attention: “The 750 sqf area has a 25 ft high gabled roof with wooden trusses and a bookshelf spanning over 30 feet in length. It is a casual space where the family congregates, where carefully demarcated areas for lounging, studying, listening to music, playing the piano, and entertaining are carved out in an open plan layout“. Two private bedrooms are located on the first floor, hovering over the garden and pool deck, while a third guest bedroom makes the most of its ground floor location.

According to the designers, the Library house juxtaposes different moods within its plan, modulating scale and creating an element of surprise as you enter, and a process of discovery as you move along. There is a layering of space and a continuing mix of old and new, global and Indian, that extends throughout the interiors. Sustainability was also a major part of the design planning process: the residence generates most of it’s own electricity via photovoltaic solar panels and stores excess rainwater in a large underground sump.  Enjoy the virtual tour! [Photography by Shamanth Patil J.]

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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Exotic Thai Cultured Theme Suites at Plaza Athénée Bangkok



Ratanakosin Suite

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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Modern Hardwood Desk to Ease Your Workflow by Artifox



Designed by Artifox, Desk 01 is a clever solution for your office, a modern hardwood desk that substantially eases your workflow throughout the day. Sleek yet practical, Desk 01 is a piece of furniture fully crafted by hand. It features everything one needs to increase office productivity in the 21st century. In my opinion, one of the major problems nowadays is that furniture producers and designers tend to forget that design is not only aesthetics, but also cleverness. Design is supposed to be functional, therefore the fact that it looks great does not imply that only detailing is what matters most. The way it makes you feel, moreover, if it is comfortable and functional it must be exactly what you need. Especially when we’re talking about desks. Aesthetics, in this particular case, is just an add-on.

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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Self Sustainable Weekend Retreat by Branch Studio Architects



Pump House is a self sustainable weekend retreat located within the rural area of Victoria, Australia. The dwelling designed by Branch Studio Architects was originally intended to serve as a storage space for the clients’ water pump and other essential equipment needed to maintain their farmland property. Since they began to spend a significant amount of time here, the original plan of having a place where to drink a cup of tea while spending quality time admiring the picturesque views before going for a horse ride, evolved into a complex ambition. Using a limited budget though, the BSA team (Branch Studio Architects) reimagined the property, transforming it into a bright and welcoming retreat. With front and rear walls entirely glazed, the house is an exceptional living space that fully opens to the surroundings.

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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Social housing for people over 65 in Girona / Arcadi Pla Arquitectes



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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

REX Designs Conjoined Media Towers with Retractable Facade for Middle East



Two sister Middle Eastern media companies have commissioned REX to design a conjoined headquarters that references traditional Arab iconography. The result, two ultra-thin, stone-clad towers that are shielded from the Middle East’s “unrelenting sun” by an array of retractable sunshades whose shape was inspired by the Arab Mashrabiya pattern. 

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Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Nicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa



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