October 22, 2012

Scandinavian Spacious Attic Apartment Sizzles with Pristine Charm

For big cities, space is definitely becoming a premium, but it seems that this trend is spreading to smaller centers and towns as well. That’s why designers and architects, and even clients, are quickly coming up with creative ideas and innovative design schemes which will turn even the dullest corner into a vibrant room.

An example is this 55 sqm Swedish apartment. While not exactly cramped on space, it is a great example of how one can maximize what is on offer by using smart ideas, a great color pallet (usually white for Scandinavian apartments) and appropriate décor.

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October 22, 2012

Creating Indoor Flower Terraces With I-pot Modular System by Supercake

I-pot modular system for creating flourishing terraced gardens indoors, designed by the creative team at Supercake, The vertical furniture system consists of lightweight and adjustable interlocking elements that can be set up separately or in groups to host large items like flower pots or tall books. I-pot also has several add-ons such as bags for plants, shelves, an aquarium for small fish, and lighting objects.

Adapting to the characteristics of each space, the I-pot modular system could be a great addition to a small room in need of a refreshing touch. We also believe it could do wonders on a terrace or in the balcony, helping you set up a miniature garden. How do you find this modular system in terms of design and functionality? Would you be interested in having it in your home? Where would you place it?

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October 22, 2012

Tasteful Display of Contemporary Design in a Cozy Moscow Apartment

With a total surface of 67 square meters, this cozy apartment in Moscow envisioned by studio Odnushechka did not leave us indifferent. The project consisted in the rehabilitation of a cramped space with a poor layout. For the architects, the main challenge was to get rid of various design elements that made the apartment feel unwelcoming and create an open space living area for socializing- all within a relatively tight surface.

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October 22, 2012

DIY Beer Bottle Bud Vases

We have told of many cool vases – a cool fall pumpkin vaseindustrial chic vaseand many others. These cuties are made of empty beer bottles, spray paint of various colors, painter’s tape and puff paint. Wash the bottles and peel the labels off. Spray two coats on a bottle, grab your painter’s tape and start making patterns. Use puff paint to create dotted designs that pop out from the bottle. Let dry for about 30 minutes before spray painting. Now add water and flowers and decorate your space with these cool and simple vases!

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October 22, 2012

Solid Wood Stools by Karim Rashid for Riva1920

Riva 1920 is passionate about working with solid wood – so it’s no wonder that the Fiore and Delta stools designed by Karim Rashid were quickly swept up by the brand. Both stools are fun and unconventional with loads of personality. Both are made from solid cedar wood. Fiore clearly resembles a flower, each outer unit reminding us of a petal. Delta can remind us of many things, one being change due to its random shape, another could it be its vague reference to triangles or maybe a split of some kind, if we’re considering its name, that is. Either way, these stools boast highly original designs. They make great accent pieces that are not only good for sitting on, but that could also warm a space and instill intrigue. Find out more at Riva1920.

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September 28, 2012

A Retro-Modern House By Studio Egue Y Seta

Check out this amazing place in Barcelona, Spain. It has been renovated from top to bottom, but this manor house retains its essence with a dazzling carpentry and hydraulic ubiquitous. In charge of this great project was interior designers Daniel Pérez & Felipe Araujo, from the studio Egue y Seta. The decoration style of the home is a retro-modern and industrial infused together to create a perfect blend. It has a great distribution of spaces and high ceilings.

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September 28, 2012

Colorful Renovation Of An Old Folding Chair

Old things shouldn’t be wasted and thrown away if you can give them a second life. To renovate a usual folding chair you’ll need a screwdriver, drop cloth, spray paint (2 cans per chair), fabric, scissors, a staple gun and staples. Remove the seat and place chair on drop cloth and wipe down with damp towel. Apply two coats of spray paint and let it dry overnight. Lay out new fabric and place seat cushion face down. Trace fabric along the cushion, cut and attach it using your staple gun. As the chair dries, put the new cushion and begin using!

September 28, 2012

Small Comfortable Rattan Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue: La luna

Chair La Luna by Kenneth Cobonpue is a real woven masterpiece, made of jute and rattan. Coponpue’s designs are strongly influenced by nature, and this chair’s wonderful round shape reminds us of the moon (la luna) perched in the shy. La Luna looks equally amazing indoors or out – you really can take her anywhere! Simple and soft looking, yet full of spirit and texture, this chair is sure to attract some admiring glances wherever it sits. To satisfy your intrigue, stop by the Kenneth Cobonpue website.

September 28, 2012

Gorgeous Glass House Connects With Its Surroundings Creating a Visual Spectacle

Modern architects and designers are placing as much emphasis on creating beautiful modern homes that stay connected with the environment around them at all times, as they are on sleek and stylish interiors. And in this effort to add visual space and make the exteriors a part of the house, one has seen a growing trend in employing glass extensively and expansively.

This stylish home located in Ramat Hasharon — a city on Israel’s central coastal strip in the south of the Sharon region — is all about living it up in an ultra0cool fashion. Designed by Levy-Chamizer Architects, the home does its best to ensure that the lines between the exterior and the interior are blurred by using floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

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September 28, 2012

Contemporary House in Israel Dazzles with Glass and Metal Magic!

Considering the flashy nature and the amazing designs that modern houses are sporting of late, it really is not easy to fabricate a home that will astonish you and dazzle with sheer splendor. Yet, this wonderful modern house in Caesarea, Israel, is really something ‘special’ and the moment you lay your eyes on it, you cannot but help fall in love with its well-defined plan, sleek look, amazing use of glass and daft integration of metal into the structure.

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