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Doesn't that picture look so peaceful and inviting? I think I'm in love. That dangling, serene little pod is a NESTREST , designed by Paris' Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety. It's described as an over-sized bird's nest that's perfect for relaxation, meditation and open-air conversations. And if you love the design, but dangling in the air isn't your thing, NESTREST is also available as a standing lounger.
I've seen plenty of coffee tables dolled up like a retro gaming controller. Apparently, many young people who never played with them old consoles find them cool. But we doubt any of those tables we've seen before can match up to this NES Controller Coffee Table, which you can actually use to play your favorite 8-bit games of yesteryear.
Modern Contemporary Lighting We offer a wide selection of modern contemporary lighting. From our sleek and modern Le Klint Pendant 172 , which has become the new focal point for room design, to our warm, inviting Candles Light , we offer a wide range of lighting and floor lamp styles to suit any decor, including our exclusive torchiere floor lamps and metal table lamps . Choose a design look that fits your style, then build the room out from the light with accessory table lamps, floor lamps, wall lighting and home décor items. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Posted by Ray | 30 Sep 2011 | Comments (9) Designer Angela Jansen of Design Academy Eindhoven recently collaborated with engineer Ger Jansen on a pair of skeuomorphic LED lamps that they're currently selling as Light Light. Their website knowingly notes that "It is uncommon for engineers to find good domestic applications for their technology... and it is likewise rare for designers of consumer objects to embrace cutting-edge technology wholeheartedly." Which, of course, is "perhaps what makes the cross-pollination of ideas between Angela Jansen and Ger Jansen so remarkable."
Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water... Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion, or regeneration zone, is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface. www.naturalswimmingpools.com The pools have skimmers and pumps that circulate the water through the regeneration zone and back into the swimming area. The aquatic plants filter out contaminants and use nutrients from the water as food which helps prevent algae. Then rocks, such as granite river rock or haydite, to which friendly bacteria attach, act as biological filters.
Hydrofloors are only like the coolest thing ever invented. They are specially designed pools with movable floors. When you’re using your pool it’s just like a normal pool. But when you are done swimming or aquacising, you press a button and the pool’s floor slowly raises up while the water slips underneath the floor. Pimpin!
Staircases can be so much more than just a means of getting to the next floor. A staircase can be a work of art, a conversation piece, a place to meditate, or a historical marker.
It seems small spaces are what’s hot these days as we continuously encounter stunning projects revolving around the smallest of spaces including our personal favorite in the Hong Kong Domestic Transformer project.Earlier this week we took a look at beautiful garage to mini house transformation, and it appears as though this trend may be catching on as we feature another garage to mini house conversion. French architectural firm Fabre | de Marien converted a small 441 square foot double garage into the perfect size residence for a single individual, and perhaps even a minimalist couple. The dwelling features all the necessary amenities including a shower room and its functionaries, the boiler, washing machine, a dressing room, a sofa/bed convertible when needed, an office, storage space, a staircase and a sleeping space above.
Editor’s note: This post is contributed by Rahul Mistry .
Tell your disc-shaped smoke detector to fly the coop. With a bird’s-eye view, Louise van der Veld’s UL-approved Chick-a-Dee version watches over you, singing a warning call with the first sign of smoke and progressing to an 85-decibel alarm.
Straight Line Designs is a one-of-a-kind workshop that has been operating out of Vancouver, British Columbia for the past 25 years. In addition to installations, sculptures and private commissions, designer Judson Beaumont and his staff of eight full-time craftspeople have designed and constructed a variety of wacky cartoon-style furniture and projects for public institutions and children’s exhibitions throughout North America and abroad. Focused on quality and custom design, Judson’s studio stays far away from mass production and is as imaginative as children themselves. Website: StaightLineDesigns.com 1.
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Everyone loves the idea of curling up with a book – but how about within a bookcase ? The Cave is a combination bookcase and lounge chair design that provides a comfortable, cozy and visually secluded place to wrap yourself in your favorite volume and read for a while with a soft overhead light. For children, the bookcase chair provides a nifty crawl space and it can even be a pet retreat. Placed against the wall it becomes a cozy nook and put in the center of a room it becomes a spatial divider with accessibility through its center.