Archive for March, 2012

March 29, 2012

Stylish Vintage Suitcase-Like Furniture Collection

Recycling is a way to do the environment cleaner and it’s so fantastic when the designers manage to create something cool of such materials! Roadie collection of recycled teak wood furniture by Karpenter is just that thing. Eco-friendly and stylish, rustic, industrial and modern – this furniture is definitely a success. It has a slight vintage touch. The collection is characterized by providing unique storage solutions, like chests and shelf units, and they’re all on wheels so you can easily move them around as you like. The collection has many pieces – sideboards, shelves, desks and so on – you will for sure find something that you’ve been looking for.

 

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March 29, 2012

Living Room Style: Mario Testino’s Spectacular Design

Saying that what you’re about to see is a wonderfully designed living room, is nothing but an understatement. This is so alluring! This is spectacular, it’s gorgeous. Mario Testino is a great photographer, but it looks like he has great taste when it comes to interior design as his living room has attracted everyone’s attention with its artistic look and the fact that everything is placed right where it should be placed.

There are so many things we could learn from this room. Probably, first of them is that you are allowed to play with color — definitely love the color combination in here. The white, black and rusty shades are amazing and a combination of them may work well on your living room, too.

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March 29, 2012

Recycled Wooden Furniture: Office Desk, Sideboard & Bookcase Designs

Wooden furniture is very rarely recycled, and we usually dump them as they get older. Such an attitude is born out of misconception that wood can’t be recycled. It’s not true; look what we have for you here.

A century ago, furniture in households and offices were all made up of wood. Later, with the advent of technology, and invention of newer raw materials, wood gave way to other material. And, towards the later part of history, we found that wooden articles were more convenient and comfortable. But their availability seems to be the major deterrent nowadays. It is here designers at Kann recognized the importance of recycled wooden products. Most of their products are composed of merely three strips of wooden palettes.

Their designs are very simple and attractive in appearance. Moreover, they don’t bear any clue that they are recycled stuff. All are as good as fresh products.

 

March 29, 2012

Amazing Barn Transformation Into A Cozy Modern House

SHED architects changed a barn into an amazing modern house. The shape of the barn remained but it was refined. Inside we can also see some details that remind of a barn like rough wood on the walls or natural wooden floor. Every room in the house is developed around a minimal palette of materials and color, with extensive re-use of existing barn materials. Some of these materials included the re-use of the original barn siding for interior paneling, re-milling of salvaged floor joists for stair material, trim and countertops. These pieces are durable. The interior thanks to these solutions is very warm and cozy.

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March 25, 2012

JL 1 and JL 4 Faber Stools By Loehr

Made by Loehr, the JL 1 Faber is a stool made from solid oak with a base that is reminiscent of traditional timber house construction. It’s simple, yet it evokes quite a bit of emotion and perhaps even nostalgia. The JL 4 Faber is the same design, but in a bar stool version.

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March 25, 2012

Les Freres Plo By Gaspard Graulich

Les frères Plo, designed by Gaspard Graulich, is a collection of furniture that functions as either side tables or display cabinets. With four variations that differ in shape and color, they are made of dark wood boards held together via an interlocking system that provides a pop of color and makes each piece stand out.

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March 25, 2012

Sedici By Roberto and Stefano Truzzolillo

Love the texture of this Sedici storage unit by Roberto and Stefano Truzzolillo. Made of solid wood, the piece is assembled with cuts of 45 degrees so that the external edges will turn out to simply be thin lines. It reminds us of basket weaving.

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March 25, 2012

Converted School Transformed Into an Apartment

This Converted School Apartment is sure to stir up some fond memories of your studious past. Every piece of eclectic home decor plays a role in creating the nostalgic schoolhouse atmosphere. Fantastic antiques and artifacts grace every surface, every piece of artwork and furniture seems to embody the graceful passage of time.

 
March 25, 2012

Amazing Universal Wrapping Paper by Fabio Milito

Fabio Milito has created the ultimate gift wrapping paper, and in our opinion it couldn’t have come a moment too soon; Universal Wrapping Paper is every last-minute gifter’s dream. Universal Wrapping Paper is a functional version of the classic word hunt game. Hidden within the jumble of letters are 20 potentially relevant phrases – from the general happy birthdays and holidays, to creative selections like “It is not a tie”.

Simply circle the desired phrase and congratulate yourself for being prepared. The best part is that this designer wrapping paper will help cut down on the number of rolls taking up space in the closet.

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March 25, 2012

Sustainable Modern Home in Costa Rica: Areopagus Residence

Paravant Architects have designed the Areopagus Residence located in Atenas, Costa Rica. The main objective of the project development team was to create a home that would best communicate with the surrounding landscape:”Villa Areopagus sits modestly on the site, shrouded in the surrounding vegetation. The street facing facade is largely opaque – a massive concrete wall with selective punctures that only provide a glimpse of the interior. The openings are strategically placed to provide the house with cross ventilation and natural cooling. The private facade faces south and features transparent glazing which allows for complete views of the valley towards San Jose”. The residence features renewable energy sources, such as solar and photovoltaic systems and an on-site micro waste-water-treatment plant for irrigation. Find this project’s design approach captivating?

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