I've been having a lot of conversations about chateaux in relationship to my upcoming trip. Seems I'm not the only one who dreams of buying a fixer upper in France. When that time comes (after I win the lottery) the first person I will call for advice is designer Timothy Corrigan. He purchased his 18th-century estate in the Loire Valley, Chateau du Grand-Lucé, from the government and thus dealt with the bureaucracy that accompanied it.
IN GENERAL, THE WINDOWS ARE NOT the first home areas that are taken into consideration when it comes to purchasing furnishings or overhauling home designs. This should not be the case because they are some of the first home components things that visitors notice. Plus, they are good sources of natural lighting. Putting the above-mentioned factors into consideration, homeowners who want to make the most of their cherished abode should make it a point to enhance their windows. One way to achieve this is through the use of insulating blinds. Insulating blinds are not only valuable when it comes to enhancing the aesthetic qualities of a home.
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Unusual, designer and simply beautiful rug is always a conspicuous element of the interior, which can decorate a room and make it look more cozy. If you can not afford unique designer rugs, then maybe it’s time to show imagination Learn more about 7 types of handmade rugs Persia has always been famous for its wealth and luxury design. Echoes of the Persian Empire still reach our generation in the form of stories, jewelry and, of course, the original ornate.
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Inspiration – A cool kitchen-finds blog - Kitchenisms The refrigerator is often the ugliest thing in a kitchen. Big, space-sucking and stupid looking, they can drain the charm from an otherwise lovely space. Sure, there are great options around (I do love me a smeg), but what to do if yours is one of those ho-hum models, and an upgrade isn’t on the cards?
Lighters, keys, coins … cushioned chairs and couches are notorious for nomming all kinds of things that slip out of our pockets or otherwise get left behind and slide into the cracks. This design simply celebrates that existing phenomena, like a giant-sized pin cushion. It may come as no surprised that this clever-but-boxy furniture piece was developed by architectural designers (of Daisuke Motogi Architecture), who have a knack for exposing and expanding uses for classic furnishing types. Pixel-like pads cover the entire surface of the seat both inside and out, forming slots in which one can accidentally drop a small item or intentionally stick a book, magazine, remote and more. Cleaning this piece would not be trivial, but for those who enjoy the occasional boredom-induced, couch-cushion treasure hunt, who knows what you might find that you or someone else left behind.
Yiting Cheng just finished up a master's degree in design, but she could already teach James Bond a thing or two about stashing valuables. For her thesis project, Cheng designed a series of eight objects that ingeniously store secrets--from passwords to money to drugs to IDs. And you can see all of them in this nicely shot video (our favorite is the secrete drawer, hidden in the edge of a table, which is only accessible when attach a magnetic pull): According to Cheng: This project is about concealing valuables, secrets, bad habits and personal information in our workplaces.
Forget fabric stores – some antiques are just too boring to bother re-covering with traditional patterns. These hodgepodge pieces use patchwork scraps to create fresh new themes within stodgy old frameworks. (Re)fabric(ation) can be fun. Design by Leftovers takes old and often overly-ornate furnishings that would hardly fit in a modern home, and remakes them to look creative, contemporary and strangely more timeless. If you are at a loss for how to reupholster some household items, look no further for inspiration. While there seems to be much mixing going on, there is a clear set of methods within the madness – each found piece of fabric is stitched into a new whole in a way that is clearly conscious of what appears around it in terms of colors and patterns.
Funny and Creative Design These photos show us a several very creative, funny and inspiring things. Watch and enjoy! 1. I lay comfortably on my favorite “Petit Beurre” cookie to catnap. Mmm, I dream to eat! Funny and Creative Design - Dumage
Shining Examples: 20 Cool Concept Cars of the Golden Age Article by Steve, filed under Vintage & Retro in the Technology category. A map of the history of the auto industry would show dozens, if not hundreds of roads not traveled. 20 Outstanding & Outrageous Concept Cars from the Golden Age
Each designer or agency office should be filled with creative and innovative gadgets that surprise our clients and stimulate the imagination. A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos. This will not make you a better designer, but looks are important, specially in front of your clients. Are you a good designer? Then show us your gadgets.