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Trick by Sakura Adachi: a Nice Space Saving Design

By • Jan 14, 2011

Trick is a pair of chairs, a table and a bookcase all together.

Designed by Sakura Adachi for Italian manufacturer Campeggi, Trick is a bookcase which transforms into a console table with two chairs.

When both sides of the bookcase are moved from the original positions, they function as chairs, while the center part works as a table.

The console can be used for dining as well as for writing, reading and working on your computer.

Here is a nice space saving solution for a small apartment!

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The Modernatique Chair by Cho Hyung Suk

By • Jan 14, 2011

The Modernatique Chair is a chair set designed by Korean designer Cho Hyung Suk.

The collection was showcased for the first time at the Korea Design Festival 2010 in Seoul, Korea; it adapts perfectly the bold colors and clean lines of modern design to the curves and profiles characteristic of antique pieces.

The Modernatique chairs are available in two versions: black with walnut accents and white with ash accents.

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Villa Amanzi: a Sumptuous House on the Rocks

By • Jan 14, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Villa Amanzi by Architect firm Original Vision Studio is a stunning modern vacation residence located in the exclusive Cape Sol on the West coast of Phuket, Thailand. Original Vision Studio specializes in leisure architecture throughout southeast Asia.

The residence (8,600 sq ft) offers six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea. It is designed as an exclusive private villa, ideal for families or groups of friends to escape together in stylish yet relaxed surroundings.

This luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s exclusive Millionaires Mile and captures cool gentle breezes all year round with uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, in one of the most breathtaking locations Phuket has to offer.

The mix of cutting edge technology, modern design and natural beauty results in a remarkable and unique property.

As a vacation residence, the Villa Amanzi can be booked for $2,000 to $4,500 per day, depending on the season.

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La Ruche Bookcase by Mostapha El Oulhani

By • Jan 13, 2011

Created by French young designer Mostapha El Ouhlani for Dar En Art, La Ruche (The Hive in English) is a quite brilliant and modular bookcase system inspired by both the natural shelter build by bees and traditional forms of architecture Arab Andalusia.

These storage units hexagonal overleap each other.

The base module made of lacquered wood consists of a perforated pattern that refers to latticework and the design of which evokes the disintegration of the cells can be observed on certain hives.

These hexagonal modular components can be easily move and combined into endless compositional possibilities.

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Blossoming Bloom Table Lamp by Patrick Jouin

By • Jan 13, 2011

The award winning Bloom Table Lamp from the French designer Patrick Jouin for MGX is a beautiful contemporary and innovative object.

The shade of this singular lamp is 3D printed as a single piece, including hinges that in one movement, transform the shade from a bud to a blossom.

The Bloom lamp comes in two heights and is part of a very limited edition of only 99 pieces.

Be sure to grab yours here before they go out of season!

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The Hilltop House by Safdie Rabines

By • Jan 13, 2011

The architect Safdie Rabines has designed the Hilltop House in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

This luxurious home was designed to maximize the 360 degree views from its hilltop location. Six bedroom suites, eight baths, an office tower, a library, a den and a media room with nearly 10,000 square feet of luxury living, plus patios, terraces, and a six car garage: wow this home has it all!

Add to this impressive list a dramatic entry, soaring wood beam ceilings, travertine and imported teak floors, 5 fireplaces, automated sun screens and clerestory windows, Lutron lighting system, video security system, state of the art kitchen and luxurious master suite and bath.

Put on top of that a spectacular pool and a spa and you won’t be surprised to read that the price tag of this beauty is somewhere between 5 and 7 million dollars!

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The Flag House addition by Propeller Z

By • Jan 12, 2011

Vienna-based architectural firm Propeller Z has completed an addition to a 200 year old farmhouse in Fahndorf, Austria.

Within a budget of 70,000 euros, Propeller Z succeed to build an amazing contemporary addition (590 sq ft) including a kitchen and living space.

Attached to one of the farm’s U-shaped arms, the new dwelling sits elevated on the terrain, opening completely with floor-to-ceiling glass.

To keep the budget low, Propeller Z, decided to work with local materials: the ceiling and entry platform are clad in warm wood, while floors are made of concrete.

The new addition is insulated with recycled newspaper, and the North facade, skinned with a wood stack that spans entire length of the facade is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, plus it adds an extra layer of insulation and protection.

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The Pogo Collection by Joel Escalona

By • Jan 12, 2011

The Pogo Collection design by Mexican designer Joel Escalona features Mini Pogo, a modernized version of the Piggy Bank, a kids stool and a kids table.

Teaching children about saving money is important, and with mini Pogo, kids can save money.

Once they get older and they have enough cash, they can buy a bigger piece, either the stool or the table.

Of course, if they are very savvy, they will buy both!

Each piece is made of fiber glass and comes lacquered in a large variety of shiny colors.

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Before & After: Coxford Condo Living Room

By • Jan 11, 2011


Spotted on Danielle Oakey Interiors, here is an example of how to redesign an uninspired living room on a very tiny budget.

The owner has already bought the sofa, the chairs, the end tables, the TV, the lamps and a few throw pillow.

But no matter what, the living room looks unfinished with its depressing empty boring walls.

For a mere $500, thanks to Craigslist and local classifieds, Danielle revamped the living room which is now so much more elegant!

She reminds us that money is not the key to create a warm atmosphere and beautify a house!

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Land Carpet by Florian Pucher

By • Jan 11, 2011

Inspired by the aerial views of farm landscapes from all around the world, Austrian designer Florian Pucher has created the Land Carpet collection.

The rugs show the world from straight above and the stylized fields make each piece appears like a miniaturized landscape.

As each country deals with landscape and farming in a different way, the rugs are 1800x1200mm and come in several series representing a different continent or country.

Each series comes in limited edition of 88 pieces, and is hand-tufted from New-Zealand wool.

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