If you’re lucky enough to have a kitchen big enough to hold a breakfast nook, embrace it! Use it to sit and chat with friends in the evening and enjoy your bowl of cereal and warm cup of coffee in the morning. Better yet, style it so it pays homage to your modern spirit and love of retro design. We’re compiled 5 of the most charming and adorably decorated breakfast nook that hold contemporary flair and old-age spirit. Take a peek!
A contemporary bedroom must strike a balance between new design inspiration and the conventional warmth of a real home. The Bella Bedroom Collection will help you to achieve this balance. Each of its pieces boasts clean lines which bring sophistication into your everyday style. They update bedrooms while maintaining a tranquil traditionalism that provides a homely feel.
Without a doubt, this elegant sofa will be the focal point of your space. Its plush leather upholstery and lovely cushioning take center stage. Its generously proportioned seat ensures maximum comfort while its black wood legs complete its beautiful look. Surprisingly comfortable, Amber is made in soft leather and embraces your body without being bulky. It makes a great addition to your family room or den. Its modern design is sure to enhance any contemporary room.
The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award is one of the most important and prestigious prizes for architecture within Europe. First established in 1987, the prize is awarded every two years, and a look at the projects over the years offers unique insight into the development of architecture across Europe. To better understand the significance and uniqueness of the award we spoke with two previous award winners – Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dykers from Snøhetta and Dominique Perrault from Dominique Perrault Architecture – as well as Peter Cachola Schmal, an architect, critic and the director of DAM, the German Architecture Musuem, and Josep Lluís Mateo of Mateo Arquitectura and a professor of Architecture and Projects at ETH-Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule/ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.
At the moment it may be little more than a colossal, doughnut-shaped hole in the ground, but this video is in fact the first glimpse of Apple‘s new Norman Foster-designed Campus in Cupertino. The video, shot using a GoPro camera mounted on a drone, shows that construction of the building’s huge underground parking garage has begun, with concrete poured in a section of the trench. And, as we’ve come to expect from Apple, the fact that it’s a construction site is no excuse for messiness, meaning that elements of the design are already starting to be legible, such as a wider trench marking the main entrance close to the drone’s position. Watch the video above to see the huge campus under construction, and read on after the break for more information about the building’s design.