Archive for May, 2012

May 31, 2012

Bright And Modern Sofas By Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois is a big French manufacturer of home furnishings, which has stores on all continents. One of the most developed directions of its activity is the production of leather sofas and armchairs. It offers several beautiful collections in this direction. One of these collection named Les contemporains unites the most modern and stylish sofas of this company. This collection is enlarged by new interesting models every six months and this is why it is so up-to-date and has a so many different sofa’s designs. The best features of this collection are very high quality leather and great variety of bright colors. You could find sofas almost in all colors because several of them are even presented in more then 100 colors. [Roche Bobois]

 

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May 31, 2012

Beach House in California Draws Inspiration From South East Asia

Nothing is more appealing that a beautiful beach house and while those on the Malibu coastline are indeed a huge catch, the 33rd Street Residence located in the southwestern part of Los Angeles County in Manhattan Beach is equally appealing.

Offering a perfect view of the vast blue Pacific along with the famed Malibu coastline, the home has been designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects keeping in mind the specific taste and needs of its residents. One of the distinct aspects of this lively home is the fact that it reflects architectural style and interior arrangement that borrows extensively from South East Asian design.

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May 31, 2012

Creative Tips for Displaying Collections With Style

There is power in numbers! This simple fact helps explain the appeal of collections. Do you collect seashells? Teacups? Vintage lunchboxes? Too often we pack away our collections, labeling them as clutter or useless trinkets. It’s time to let your collections see the light of day. In fact, it’s time to spotlight them with pride!

One interesting aspect of collections is the way they highlight the unique qualities of each item in the group. While you may be likely to ignore a ceramic horse on the shelf of a thrift store, all of a sudden that same horse is an eye-catching treasure when displayed in a grouping with other vintage ceramics. Strangely, sometimes it’s not until we group like items that their nuances truly stand out! On that collector’s note, let’s take a look at some tips for displaying your beloved finds. Check out the images and suggestions below:

Mount Your Collection on the Wall

The wall collection was actually used as a Christmas tree, but it shows how a carefully-crafted layout of small items can create alluring wall art. In fact, a wall grouping is an excellent way to unite seemingly unrelated items, especially if they are arranged to form a larger shape or design[from All the Luck in the World via Apartment Therapy]

Display Your Collection on a Shelf

Sometimes a shelf is all you need to give your collection new life. Take the rows of teapots below. A colorful wall and floating shelving are all that’s needed to make the pieces stand out, especially since their sheer number speaks volumes! [from That (Unreliable) Girl]

Go for the Unexpected!

What if you used a collection to display another collection? For example, if you collect containers such as apothecary jars, fill them with collections of other small items, such as sea sponges. [from Pottery Barn]

For another clever display strategy, mix your collections! For example, combine seashell-topped glass bottles with framed pictures in an intriguing grouping. Each collection benefits from the addition of a second theme. [from Pottery Barn]

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May 31, 2012

Creative Wood Table And Floor Lamps

Woodtable and Woodfloor are two matching lamps designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana. They both have similar features and share similar design but are different in size. They are made of solid teak over stainless steel structures. Lampshades can be adjusted in 2 positions. All wiring is hidden by a PMMA tube, making it suitable for outdoor use also. These creative lamps definitely have scenic approach. They give off an interesting type of light, with geometric beams projected on to the floor, wall and ceiling, giving ‘the impression of a forest,’ something like sun peaking through trees.

May 31, 2012

New Float Sofa Collection By Karim Rashid

Design star Karim Rashid always manages to create something new and up to the point that at once becomes popular. We have already told you of his works – Alpes kitchen collectionminimalist Matryoshka furniture collection and many others. Now he presents a new sofa collection for the Spanish furniture company Sancal. It’s available in three sizes: two low back sofas and one sofa with a higher back. Each piece is very colorful, the combinations are crazy but cool just like Rashid likes to do. Thanks to the oval-shaped float back they can serve as room dividers also.

 

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May 2, 2012

A Photographer’s Home

 

Check out this great place where photographer, typographer and art director Jakob Nylund lives together with his girlfriend Mia. Jakob also runs the photo blog Formconspiracy. This apartment is located in Stockholm, Sweden and I really love the styel in this home, especilly the lamp in the bedroom and the computer table. What’s not to love about this charming home?

 

May 2, 2012

A beautiful rustic house in Bahia, Brazil

 

Happy Wednesday! Check out this great house in Trancoso, a town in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It belongs to former JP Morgan executive of JP Morgan Tierry Moriceau. He traveled around the world looking for a wonderful place to live and in 2007 he arrived to Trancoso and fell in love with the city. Three years later, he bought this house that belonged to John Joseph Calazans. The house was built in 1990.

 In less than one year the architect Daniela Oliveira renovated the house but kept the original atmosphere.

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May 2, 2012

KEIL Stool by Daniel Heer

German designer Daniel Heer, keeping on with his familial tradition, seeks to unite dissimilar fabrics into uniquely modern furniture designs. What he offers this time is a cubic form stool dubbed as Keil. We find it nothing short of stunning as the height-adjustable furniture (you can change the position too) offers multiple uses. More to it, KEIL doesn’t have any pins inside as it’s crafted from oak, walnut, and pear wood for the frame and fabric straps, premium grade leather or nylon webbing for the seating part. While the use of resources is restrained to a minimum possible, the concept doesn’t compromise with the artistic appeal. We would love to bring it home for its absolute simplicity and originality.

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May 2, 2012

Chalkboard Madness in the Home Organization

 

Inherently we are chaotic, unorganized people that -let’s admit it, have trouble chewing bubble gum and parallel parking simultaneously. (Quick- rub your belly in circles with one hand and pat your head up and down with your other. Case in point.) Despite all the intricacies found within our beloved smartphones and host of other technological gadgets we still have moments of ineptness when it comes to planning and sticking to our itineraries. For those of us who are visually inclined we need constant reminders right before our eyes in bold reds to grab and hold our short spanned attention.

May 2, 2012

Donna Karan’s Urban Zen store opens, for good

Donna Karan’s Urban Zen fashion and home store opened Monday in West Hollywood, where the stone facade leads to one of those enchanted, can’t-see-from-the-street courtyard experiences.

Karan had staged a pop-up store in West Hollywood before. Now she’s setting down retail roots with a feel-good hook: Ten percent of the store’s net sales will benefit her Urban Zen Foundation. (Updated: A representative from Urban Zen kindly questioned our earlier characterization of the foundation and what it does, so let us simply suggest that if you’re curious, you’re welcome to explore the websiteyourself.)

 

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