Saturday, 25 June 2011
Today I came across this beautiful house thought a very cool blog - Design Addict Mom.
If I would have to name an ultimate dream house of myself, than this one would come pretty close.
I love how the nature and the living space join each other, the use of white colors, the natural stones, candles, expensive materials. Everything...
What I just do not know is where is this house situated, who is the designer and who is living there. Do you know? I find it important to honor all those people as well when i am making a port about a house.
So, if you can help me with this, please do so.
But at the moment, just enjoy the view!
Source: Design Addict Mom
Sunday, 19 June 2011
I guess you still remember these posts about dutch designer - Eric Kuster.
Today i want you to see one of the recent projects - a private residence in Amsterdam.
I must say this house is no different than any other designs by Eric, but i still like to hotel atmosphere, the luxury feeling of the space. And in my opinion he starts using much more natural elements. could even be a little more to me.. :)
Source: Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury
Monday, 13 June 2011
There are not so many women out there who get my attention. But this woman has always got my attention. The business lady, with taste, manners, beauty and that mysterious aura around her.
Her house in California designed by a very talented designer - Michelle Workman is no different from that description.
This woman is Jennifer Lopez. Her California residence is a place, where serene glamour prevails. In the foyer, a dramatically sweeping staircase greets visitors. Beneath, a lunette sofa graciously invites them to stay. A white lacquered piano makes a striking statement in the living room, but it's the ethereal blue-grays, velvet sheens and shimmering silvers that truly captivate. In the pale mauvedining room and pastel peach guest bedroom, crystal and blown-glass chandeliers gleam like pieces of jewelry.
Workman, who enhanced the allure factor by adding Art Deco touches throughout the house, says the key to keeping everything in balance is the subtle gradations of color across the generously scaled rooms.
"There are all these tones of gray, and we played with that—using a bit more of a gray-taupe here, a bit more of a gray-blue there," says Workman. "It's almost like a black-and-white film from the forties."
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Today I felt like posting something about Frezoli: a dutch design lamp, inspired by the heavy, massive lamps which used to hang in for example factories.
These buildings often had a unique atmosphere, because of those lamps. Nowadays it's associated with the loft style.
What I like about it? How it's rough on the edges, but elegant..
And the atmosphere it creates is just stunning!
The 115 sqm apartment is set in Barcelona's Gothic quarter, near the Old Wall. It has an elongated shape, with a linear sequence of six balconies. Originally, it was subdivided into several rooms, joined by a long corridor which looked unto an interior courtyard.
The project aimed at creating a space which served as a private apartment as well as studio, and which also highlighted the plant's original length.
The initial distribution has been entirely modified: the traffic flow has been reversed from the patio side to the street side and the spaces have been opened up to maximize the generous heights and natural light.
The flat thus revolves around a large central room, with the dining room, kitchen and work space creating an uninterrupted and fluid whole. The bedrooms are located at the opposite ends of the house. The bathroom and dressing room are next to the master bedroom.
The original elements which have been preserved are the woodwork, which has been stripped, and the large stained glass window, a piece of the beginning of the 20th century, which dominates the dining room. One of the sensations which best defines the house's space is the contrast between, on one hand, the simple surfaces and the generous volumes of the interior, and on the other, the ornamental details and narrow streets of the Gothic city outside.
source: Barbara Appolloni
Sunday, 5 June 2011
This lightweight chair combines industrial techniques and handcrafting. A thread constructed of aramid and carbon fibres, is knotted into the shape of a chair and then impregnated with epoxy resin and hung in a frame to dry, leaving the final form in the hands of gravity. The Knotted chair was a result of Droog’s 1996 Dry Tech I project.
Recently Marcel Wanders published his first