Saturday, September 4, 2010
Made in MDF Laquered, these shelves belong to a series of parametric furniture digitally fabricated and generated by means of an algorithm which is based on Voronoia??s tessellation. The Twin Shelves modela??s variables are an edge and points that determine its inner subdivision. This allows to customize the x,y and z dimension adapting the shape of the furniture to the specific requirements of each client. The tessellation rule permits to regulate the number of inner subdivisions, creating a variety of objects spanning from shelves to passive solar controls.
The Glass Pavilion Residence comes from Steve Hermann and is a showcase of seemingly infinite approaches to modern living. The project is located in Montecito, California, even though its architecture first got us thinking that this was an European building. This home's exteriorA looks spectacular, with its rectangular shape, large open living area and interesting artful wall details. We also like the white stone passageway that acts as a directing "arrow", leading the guests inside. This residence is not at all similar to common two or three floor contemporary homes, but is composed of one level above the ground and a garage beneath it, that houses a nail-bighting collection of sport and vintage cars. Its interior spells "modern" and features impressive furniture arrangements and inspiring decorating ideas.-via Decoist
Caruaru collection by Brazilian designer Marcelo Rosembaum is a line of furniture inspired on the improvise of Caruaru fair, one of the biggest open fairs of the world, a Brazilian cultural asset, over 200 years in the Agreste of Pernambuco. The main material is the cultivated PINUS wood, natural. When they are colored, the furniture gets the yellow tons of the Agreste Sun, blue tons of the Agreste, guarA gray, mandacarA green, carcarA black or orange chestnut. The collection is composed by tables, easy chairs, benches, chairs, rack, bookcases, buffet, shelves and also hanger and floor luminary, with a total of 19 items. Some parts were made with recycled pet bottle lines. Caruaru furniture collection is sold only at Micasa store and manufactured by Artefama Industry.
Friday, September 3, 2010
When you look out your window do you think of the treatments that adorn it?A Most likely you do not give them a second thought.A Window treatments are not only for dA cor and aesthetics of a room.A They provide security, privacy, protection from the elements, and sometimes make a good hide and go-seek spot for your kids! The windows in your home can benefit from window treatments and depending on your budget and the style of your home, there is one to fit your needs.A Here are 5 window treatments that your home should have, if not all of them, at least 3!
1.) Window treatments arena??t just for the inside of your home: One misconception of having window treatments is that it only needs to look nice from the inside of your home.A Have you ever driven by a home that had sheets or broken blinds hung up that you could see from the outside of their house?A This doesna??t mean you have to please the neighbors with your drapery! It means to take into consideration your curb appeal from the outside of your home when hanging window treatments.
2.) Decide your purpose and aesthetic you want to achieve: If you are a college student or on a tight budget your window treatments main purpose may be for privacy and thata??s it.A While if you want a decorative feel to your rooms you have a different purpose.A For those that want an economical and effective privacy treatment, blinds are a good option.A They come in a variety of materials such as aluminum, wood, plastic and PVC.A Metal blinds tend to bend easily but are very cost effective.A PVC blinds can be made to look like wood blinds for half of the price.A Wood blinds are typically the most expensive but will last for years to come.
3.) For decorative window treatments, your imagination is the limit: Look at the dA cor of your individual spaces, and the style of your home.A More traditional homes may prefer long billowing fabrics with intricate curtain rods to accessorize them. For windows that look out on beautiful vistas, valances that only adorn the top of the window could be an option that works better.A Valances can be made from fabric, wood, metal, or a combination of alternate materials.A There are many do it yourself valance and cornice kits for those who want to create a custom look, without paying a professional to make them.
4.) Protect your furniture and control the temperature: Aside from the aesthetics, your window treatments help protect the inside of your home from the elements outside. Furniture, carpeting and home finishes can fade over time because of sun rays penetrating through your windows. If you live in extremely hot climates, such as the desert, consider using black out curtains to help redirect the harmful sun rays from entering your home.A Thermal curtains are also available for conversely cold climates and help keep cold air that seeps in from windows into your room.A If you dona??t live in an extreme climate consider using decorative curtains with drawback ties, and using sheers below.A Sheers keep help diffuse harsh light, and give a pleasing indirect lighting glow to a space.
5.) Alter the feel of your space with window treatments: Do you have small windows that you want to give the illusion of being larger? Hang window treatments closer to the ceiling, and let treatment fabric extend to the floor, to elongate the feeling of the room. Do you have a wall of sliding glass doors and dona??t know how to cover them? Consider visually breaking up the long horizontal view with coordinating window treatments placed at equal intervals along the sliding door area.A In the daytime these can be pulled back, while at night the coordinating materials will give a decorative flair to what could be a long, boring wall of fabric.
Use window treatments to enhance your home dA cor, but also to protect your home and its belongings. Consider different types of materials, and textures to compliment the dA cor and architectural style of your home.A For ideas look in home dA cor magazines and books to grab inspiration!
Freshome readera??s tell us what kind of window treatments you have in your home, and what you love or hate about them!
From Arcsine Architecture and Bellusci Design comes the stylish Vesu Restaurant located in Walnut Creek, near San Francisco, California. Situated in the center of this small town, in a competitive environment, the new building is meant to attract and surprise. With an inviting, slick exterior and an even more impressive interior design, this restaurant seems like an ideal place for a fun evening. Even though the dining area looks very capacious, it is nice to see that it has an intimate feel. Here is more information from the architects: "To blur the boundary between restaurant and city, Arcsine wrapped the building with a contemporary wood-panel faA ade, installed large operable windows, and introduced an entry canopya??made with FSC-certified Eucalyptusa??that begins at the entry, winds through the lounge, and terminates at the bar. These elements, combined with sensuous materials and rich colors, craft a provocative urbane space that is comfortable and connected."
Get inspired by your lighting fixtures and create an authentic loft look in your home with this industrial lamp shades from modern lighting design firm Dark. The Apollo ceiling shades are by Dutch designer Romy Kuhne, and feature a collage of triangular metal panels, all fastened together by exposed nuts and bolts to form a dome-shaped shade. The look is intentionally raw, yet ultra-contemporary. The aluminum-finish exterior adds to the industrial look of this shade, while the white interior reflects light for brighter illumination in your space. This ceiling shade would make a fabulous focal point hanging low above a table or countertop in a modern industrial loft or open-concept home, defining work space, kitchen and living area. Check out the Apollo lamp by visiting Dark.
Bathrooms are the places where every house owner loves to spend time. They are also the places where we love to spend money on in order to turn them into oasis of elegance, clean and neat but also extremely delightful.
Going back to the classic style with simple lines and delicate colors is surely a trend that most people would love to follow.
An elegant bathroom cabinet placed between two sinks will sure make a distinctive note of elegance. Focus on small white details on a white background and you will have an impressive bathroom.
Copper and earth tones, wood and marble tiles, distinctive metal decorations with a vintage touch are surely making a classical bathroom look unique.
Clean lines, grey and white, neat and light surfaces, cabinets and shelves are all part of classic organizing. Keep a cool air with simple details and the effect will be maximized.
Two colors and not a blunt contrast but a smoother approach that includes mosaic and glaze will make the bathroom resemble the Roman baths. Make sure you do not overdo the details.