Archive for June, 2012

June 26, 2012

Fun Painted Furniture by Kare Design – Ibiza collection

For those looking to add some serious flair to their interiors, consider something from Ibiza – a fun painted furniture collection by Kare Design. From tables to storage units and mirrors, this colorful collection aims to surprise and excite. The patterns and designs blend modernized oriental and classic styles for a truly unique and global look. Ibiza furniture items are passionately hand painted and made from acacia and mango wood. Get more information at Kare Design.

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June 26, 2012

Contemporary Vietnamese Home in Ho Chi Minh City Charms with Fancy Indoor Garden

 

When it comes to cutting down on construction and material costs, along with implementing energy-saving methods, one need not always turn towards ‘futuristic’ solutions alone. Traditional buildings techniques can help a great deal as well, as current designers and engineers are quickly turning the pages of history back to draw some inspiration. This beautiful and inviting house in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam merges the best of both worlds as the builders of this home, MM++ Architects were asked to create a stylish contemporary home that has a high-end feel, despite being built on limited budget.

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June 26, 2012

Minimalist Orion Mirror Integrating Charming Coat Hanger

Swiss studio Sofia Designers combined two daily used objects into a simple design duo – a round mirror and a hanger – and named it the Orion Mirror. Showcasing that special charm displayed by versatile objects, this simple, round, multifunctional object minimizes complexity in favor of simplicity. Imagine catching your reflection in the 26 cm high mirror, leaving your coat to hang on the fluidly designed peg and continuing on with your daily activities. When you head out, you see the mirror again – it just seems worth it to see a beautifully designed object every time you interact with your coat. Not only clothes, but also keys and towels, shopping bags or hats can become part of the display. Made out of durable anodized aluminum and showcasing a minimalist but hard to ignore design, the Orion Mirror shows its creators’ industrial design influence and how Stéphane Badet and Laurent De Bernardini managed to update their knowledge to shape a contemporary home accessory.

 
June 25, 2012

Artistic Global Urban Space Vision On A New York Kitchen Wall [Video]

What you’re looking at is a kitchen wall, covered in drawings – a fluid design on a New York residential wall depicting the greatest monuments of several cities melting into a global artistic vision. The Global City Wall is the brainchild of artist Deck Two, who created a fresh perspective on two high white walls. Extending its dynamic shape across two walls, this black and white wall painting showcases the artist’s love for drawing. Found on Fubiz, Global City Wall is an inspirational project that must have started with sketches of different cities – the artist’s portfolio proves that this creative wall expression came after tackling with this idea for some time. There is even proof of the meticulous work that went into this project – a video by Nathalie Thomas and Lapicorey Dartigues which you can enjoy after the photos. Video

June 25, 2012

Top Laundry Room Storage Ideas

Dirty clothes, damp towels and balled up linens piled to the ceiling – errant fabric softener sheets, scattered detergent bottles, overflowing baskets and tangles of hangers. If this describes the current state of your laundry room space, then it might be time to make some changes. All too often it’s not the mythical sock monster stealing our missing items – it’s the overwhelming mess behind your laundry room door.

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June 25, 2012

Hiding Clutter Behind Book Spines : Modern Library Storage Bin

Californian studio Able + Baker (A+B) imagined an idea that can hide clutter while giving the impression of displaying different book spines. The Modern Library Storage Bin constructs a design adapted to library shelves that serves the purpose of stylishly storing CDs and DVDs, pieces of papers, pens, magazines, you name it – as long as they fit in the 12″ x 12″ x 8″ format. These wooden boxes were adorned with repurposed library books, easy to integrate into a library or bookshelf, between your own real books. Designers say that the Modern Library Storage Bin fits great with the Ikea Expedit bookcase, but these fun and creative wooden storage boxes can be showcased on any shelf, any bookcase they fit in or even be left out on the table. These book spine-displaying boxes can also come with drawer hardware and they are hand crafted from ply maple. Each of the bins are unique – books are carefully chosen and artfully displayed to become part of the storage compartments.

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June 11, 2012

Embroidered Corian Furniture In Ukrainian Traditions

Young Ukrainian designer Yaroslav Galant was inspired by the traditions and culture of his country and created this embroidered furniture. The collection includes poufs, a couch, several varieties of coffee-tables, a round dinner table, a bed, night-tables, a folding-screen, a wardrobe, a hanger, a chandelier and a bracket, TV-stand or equipment, as well as two kinds of wall panels, a bath, a wash-basin, four mirrors and benches. It’s made of Corian with the help of absolutely modern technologies that let colorful threads to be woven into the material. Galant fused old and new, traditions and the latest technologies, the furniture is a masterpiece.

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June 11, 2012

43 Practical Bathroom Organization Ideas

It isn’t the first time we want to share a bunch of creative bathroom storage ideas with you. This roundup would be useful as for owners of small bathrooms as for those who own quite big bathrooms. You’ll find ways to use every possible bit of space without cluttering your bathroom with cabinets so enjoy!

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