If your little doggie needs a pretty and eco-friendly retreat, you may look at this adorable dog house set by Six Hands. Why is it so luxurious? This house/bed combo is made of Douglas fir plywood and a comfy natural cotton canvas, all the pieces are handmade and both pieces can be bought separately. Buying such a dog house is kind of a luxury home for your pet, it’s like buying a penthouse for your doggie! It’s ecological and made of natural materials, so even if your dog has an allergy, it won’t feel bad. Great piece, don’t you think?
This cool house by Marc Prosman Architects was built in 2011 in Amsterdam, on one of the six artificial islands which compose IJburg region. The shape of the villa was dictated by the proportional volumes and the shape of the island. The façade is glass and it’s framed with wood; the geometrical shape is rather strict and there’s an unusual balcony. The interior is minimalist, lots of white color, natural light and fantastic views. The wooden cover of the house hides the private zones, it’s a perfect place for people who want to be far from the big city and enjoy calmness and silence.
A living room is often the coziest space in the house where you can gather with your family and friends, and every designer or just owner tries to make it as inviting as possible. A fireplace, some plants and fur would make your living room cozy, and of course, a stone or brick wall! Yes, it’s difficult to believe it but rough brick makes any space cozy and joyful, despite of the style you’ve chosen. Actually, one brick wall is easy to adapt to your interior and colors – just choose the size and the colors you need – white for shabby chic or strict dark grey for an industrial space. Very often a fireplace is done in brick and the wall behind it continues the décor. Have a look at the living spaces below and choose the ideas you can use in your house décor!
Master ceramist Alessio Sarri and designers Sottsass, Natalini, Du Pasquier and Morrison were inspired by the archaeological fragments and ruins from famous Italian museums and created original white tiles with shapes coming from different times of Roman and Greek culture recalling us that the past is still living in the present time. The tiles were made using virtual digital models of the archaeological artifacts and a cutting edge technique: this project explores the relationship between design, archeology and craftsmanship in an experimental way. Such tiles would look perfect in any home spa or just bathroom and would give it a refined look.
I could never imagine such an unusual vacation home with an amazing sculptural shape. This is Villa F in Rhodes, Greece, by Peter Thomas Hornung, Elsa Katharina Jacobi and Jan Escher. The shape relates to the found eroded rocks and washed away shoreline, the entrance was generated by an interruption in the continuous natural stonewall. The interior is ultra-minimalist; everything is done in white because the sunlight is abundant and white heats not so much. Massive building parts were avoided to reach a quick cool down. An additional cooling effect will be provided by the evaporation of the pool. The triangle-shaped photovoltaics on the roof provide the building with energy and enable a self-sufficient living. Impressive architecture, green solutions and spacious minimalist interior – that’s a success!
Brick makes the space industrial and very chic, it’s almost an ideal decoration for kitchen and dining zones. You may make a brick wall, all the walls, a ceiling or just a kitchen splash – it would be harmonious anyway. Red brick, white brick, grey brick or even black brick – it’s easy to choose the right shade for your interior and style, and almost any style from Provence to glam style would be pleased by a brick wall. A brick backsplash is a genial idea because you won’t need to choose tiles to the style and color scheme, just use bricks –it’s functional and it would make your kitchen charming. Have a look at some cool examples below and use it in your kitchen design!
In this era of minimalism we find beauty and style in the natural look of all the things which we wanted to hide previously. UK-based designer Andrew Mitchell has an interesting take on the physical clarity of his Lamp No. 2: he puts the light bulb in plain view and it’s like an art piece! This hand blown glass lamp accentuates a usual LED bulb that you use, just choose a transparent one. The lamp has achingly simple design and timeless spherical shape – it’s pure minimalism that makes simple things beautiful, it’s a freat addition to any modern interior or an industrial one.
Designer Marta Badiola decorated this amazing house in San Sebastián, Spain, for herself, and so we see her artistic taste and preferences. She created an elegant but very cozy interior for Villa Piedad: there are two stories but just 52 square meters, a very compact space adapted to all the needs. White color broadens the limits, wooden beams make the space cozier, and there are lots of artistic decorations and wooden finishes. The mezzanine serves as a studio, but it can also be easily transformed into a bedroom when she has friends over. Compact and elegant, the small living space is an oasis of relaxation, a cozy home and a neat office.
Brick walls bring industrial chic to the space and look organic with any style from minimalist and industrial to shabby chic and vintage. You may add just one wall as a décor element to your bedroom, or make the whole room in brick – it depends on what you want to add and what style you’ve chosen. Some people think that brick walls are mostly for masculine spaces but that’s not true – it’s a great touch for any room, including a feminine one. Bricks may be of different colors, so it’s easy to find a brick clad for your color scheme. Look for some examples below and find your own one!
Ikebana is an ancient kind of art that is creating compositions of plants and flowers in vases and pots that appeared in the 15th century in Japan and was originally a tribute to gods. Today it’s also a very popular and philosophic kind of art that inspired these Soe Cups and Toko & Noma Ikebana Bowls by Hanna Kruse. Each piece consists of a bowl made of ceramics or steel and a copper wire grid on which you may display anything – from jewelry to blossoms or use it as an unusual vase for some branches. It’s a new interpretation for traditional Ikebana flower arrangements.
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