Designer Greg Klassen thinks that the imperfections can really inspire and includes them into his tables making them almost art. Greg takes two living edge slabs with the meandering natural curvatures facing each other towards what will be the center of the finished piece. The living edges create a support for a hand cut tinted blue glass sheet that will span the two slabs, creating one continuous surface. Voids are also treated the same way and have the appearance of small ponds or lakes within the wood top. Small checks and splits are left au naturale, adding to the natural patina of the surface. Sometimes the glass is fitted into a rebate to create a lowered crevice rather than one continuous flat surface.
Located in Hanoi, Vietnam, HT Apartment spreads over a surface of 83 square meters and has been renovated by Landmak Architect in order to fulfill the needs of its five owners. A kitchen, a dining room and a living room are merged into one open space and connected to a small deck, a place to relax and enjoy the view given by the large windows. To make the apartment more cheerful and brighter, the designers used patchwork tiles, yellow lamps and the colorful little seats. The floral arrangements have also a great impact as the elegant branches showcase a unique aesthetic that blends harmoniously with the rest of the room. The furniture is very well incorporated, and there are smart storage solutions, which are very well hidden.
Summer is the best time for sleeping outdoors, and if the weather allows, organize an adorable outdoor bedroom. There are different ways to do that: use your big front porch covering it with curtains for privacy; put a tent in your garden; use your garden house or just put a bed (maybe a hanging one) in the garden. Don’t forget about a nightstand to put your book, a cup of tea and some lamp or lantern. There are lots of styles you can use for such a bedroom but I advise boho chic because it looks so bold, inviting and refreshing and very easy to make, and colorful textiles look amazing in the lush greenery. If you have a water body around, make a drifting platform with a bed – there’s nothing more awesome than that! Get more inspiring ideas below!
Twiggy Floor Lamp is an iconic piece by Lesley Lawson, originally made in 1960s. Foscarini released a limited collection of the same lamp adding seven new festive colors. The lamp is whimsical and intriguing, it uses a counter-weight principal to balance the shade with but the merest support of its ultra-thin disc-shaped base. A long, lithe, and lovely stem connects the two, as it establishes the central feature: resembling an elongated tree branch, the stem gives the piece its character while likewise explaining the name. New colors for the limited edition Twiggy include light blue, green, orange, yellow, red, purple, and petrol. Users may choose between LEDs, traditional incandescent, and halogen formats.
Designed by Ola Giertz and produced by Materia, Frame chair works like a three-dimensional picture in different rooms and environments, and frames the person who sits in it. Made of a molded wooden frame, which is covered with foam and fabric, the chair acts as a sound absorber. Its base consists of four wooden legs that are done in ash. The chair has a high degree of spatiality because of the walls and the ceiling, which let you have your own quiet space. Frame invites to a number of different ways to sit on. You can place several Frames next to each other, which creates a longer tunnel and gives the feeling of being in a room of its own.
How can you decorate a summer porch? Easily! These tips will help you to achieve cool and functional summer porch décor.
- Comfy seating paired with pillows. A seating is a necessary thing for every porch to enjoy fresh air or a meal, and with pillows it’ll become comfier and cozier. The best idea is a wicker one, it gives the porch an amazing relaxed look and make you think of vacation.
- Ferns. Ferns are the easiest, fullest and inexpensive porch plant to have, they are ideal for porch décor and won’t wither even in the hottest weather.
- Colors. Bold shades is right what you need in summer, so mix in a favorite color or two for your containers, flowers and accessories.
- Potted plants. Potted greenery will give your porch a desired green summer look, fresh and calming, and they won’t wither if you don’t forget to water them.
- Lanterns or candleholders. Lights make the atmosphere cozier, or more romantic, or more relaxing, or whatever you want it to be, so buy or make some cool light sources to enjoy summer nights.
Look at the cool examples below and decorate your porch with an amazing summer feel!
Do you always forget where you’ve left your keys? Are you constantly late because you can’t find them at home in the morning? There’s a fantastic solution for you! Designers Malorie Pangilinan and Luz Cabrera creative a very original piece for such people, it’s called ‘Honey, I’m home!’. This is a cool and comfy key stand designed as honeycombs. These honeycombs are places for lots and lots of keys for every family member. The awesome board will not only help you to avoid looking for your keys for hours but also honeycombs can become a great key ring, thanks to which you won’t lose your keys anywhere.
The Openest Collection by Patricia Urquiola for Haworth is an ensemble of products for collaborative spaces where people work or relax, which includes sofas, a pouf seating, tables and space-dividing screens that offer design flexibility. These elements function as single pieces with different purposes or integrate in an open plan to create innovative environments that bring furniture and collaborative tools together. Sofas, poufs and screens can be configured in a range of applications that create visual privacy in collaborative areas. Curved lines and upholstery stitching invoke the craftsmanship of residential furniture; soft, familiar textiles put the body and mind at ease. Screens are made from supportive recyclable material sandwiched between soft, familiar textiles. Ideal for a modern work space!
Summer décor for me means, first of all, fresh flowers as there are many in the markets, in our gardens and even in the woodland or fields. We often make bouquets of them and decorate our homes – tables or mantels; fresh flowers are amazing for every event or party you have. We offer an original option of flower arrangements, floating flowers, that’s a really amazing idea! Put flowers in a bowl you like, for this you can take almost any container, from a vintage China bowl to a usual kitchen pot, everything depends on the atmosphere you want to create. Such a flower bowl will be awesome for table and party décor; you can place one in your bedroom for a romantic atmosphere or in your bathroom to feel like a spa. Look at the arrangements below and let summer enter your home!
The Cupiditas Table by Amarist is a lush furniture piece created to awake emotions and define unique atmospheres through its exclusive materiality and futuristic design. Made out of Alabaster, a unique translucent stone, the Cupiditas Table can be illuminated from its core with LED RGB Wi-Fi technology and controlled through your Smartphone and Tablet device. This technology allows you to change the light color and intensity in order to create the desired atmosphere for your social events or your emotional status. Each piece is individually made and handed in with a gold platted badge with the client’s name engraved. Pure luxury, functionality, art and high technologies in one, what a masterpiece!
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