Kaiju Studios The Airia Desk and Media Cabinet gracefully bring together the needs of work and the comforts of home, combining organization and performance with warmth and beauty. The desk features a primary work surface and an elevated rear peripheral surface, which encloses a space for cable management. In the large central drawer are three removable cork-lined trays. Made of high quality materials – a solid walnut frame and peripheral surface, cast aluminum legs, and a laminated plywood work surface - Airia's timeless looks are built to last. The Airia Desk was awarded the Good Design mark in 2008, as well as the 2008 ICFF award for Body of Work as part of Herman Miller's Lifework Portfolio. View a case study on the design development of the Airia Desk and Media Cabinet
High Voltage Transmisison Line Towers by Arphenotype Architect Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype has designed these electricity pylons for a competition to envisage a new power transmission network in Iceland. Each pylon would be between 17 and 32 metres tall, with the shape of each one varying according to its longitude and latitude. "A parametric code drives the heights in an continuous gradient, which will be manufactured physically through help of milling machines," says Koering. "Once the parameters are set, it is just the location of tower by latitude and longitude that will result in unique towers," he continues. The towers would be prefabricated and mounted on concrete foundation. The project was devised for a competition organised by Icelandic electrical transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects. Here's some more information from Arphenotype: Project: High Voltage Transmisison Line Towers for Iceland The organic structure is covered with a high reflective “lotus-effect” colour. Construction: Material: Future:
Drawers that act as Briefcases by Jung-Ah Kim Designed by Jung-Ah Kim this smart design combines the usefulness of a desk drawer with the portability of a suitcase. The concept includes 3 drawers that act as briefcases. Rather than having to pack up whatever it is you need before you leave the office, you can just pull out whichever drawer you need and carry it home. 17 Cool and Unusual Coasters Creative beverage coasters will make a great addition to any bar or kitchen. Bread Coasters Set of unusual coasters designed to look like a loaf of sliced bread. [link] OXO Good Grips Coasters These cool beverage coasters are equipped with a pattern that holds liquid and promotes air flow so coasters won’t stick to glassware. Puzzle Coasters Elegant jig-saw puzzle inspired coaster set made of stainless steel. Chalkboard Coasters Perfect for writing down names of people and drinks at parties. Stay on Coasters Innovative beverage coasters will always “stay on” your wine glass. Wine Bottle Coaster Stays with the bottle and catches drops. Pallet Coasters Stackable coasters are exact miniatures of the industrial models. Fruit Coasters Unique coasters feature interior ridges designed to capture condensation and steady beverages. Cutlery Coasters Modern coasters created out of laser cut and folded steel sheets. Cheeseburger Coasters Set includes lettuce, tomato, cheese, meat, and two bread coasters.
2014 Living Room Design We begin this post with a series of photos dedicated to home and interior design. The idea of our website is to inspire you with colors, shapes, symbols and trends for your interior design projects by providing you with some of the most beautiful photographs published on the web and uploaded by our users. Above you can see the photo entitled '2014 Living Room Design' in full size. In order to save it, just right click on the picture, then select "Save Image As" in your browser. Posts related to 2014 Living Room Design The Modern Classic Living Room Design Ideas The modern classic living room design always provides the luxury and the quality comfort that will present the the warmth among the family members during ... Smart And Efficient Living Room Design For A Small House Living room design for a small house may be kind of a bit issue for many homeowners who have small houses. Modern Small Beautiful Living Room Design Classical-Style Home Living Room Interior Design Living Room Design Trends
Smart Console by André Schelbach Smart Console is a minimalist desk designed by German-based designer André Schelbach for Yomei. Introduced at IMM Cologne 2012, this desk features a plethora of functionality including storage space, power outlets, and wire management. The console is ostensibly minimalist and sleek, but all of the components are hidden inside. The velvet-lined drawers are perfect to store and power up any electronic peripheries such as cell phones, hard drives, and music players. Variably positioned magnets are used to organize wires; the cables can be run underneath the desk through a metal frame which are kept completely invisible from the user. The console is incredibly customizable with 32 different surface materials and three different metal leg designs: chrome, smoked chrome, and satin chrome.
Land of Giants by Choi + Shine Architects American firm Choi + Shine Architects designed these conceptual electricity pylons shaped like human figures to march across the Icelandic landscape. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12. Top: background image supplied by the Association of Icelandic Architects.Above: background image © Thomas Ormston used under the cc license Each pylon would be assembled from modular parts, which could be adapted into various positions to given the impression the the statues are walking, climbing or crouching. The 30-metre tall statues would be supported on concrete footings and are an alteration of the steel frame used by existing pylons. Click above for larger image Called Land of Giants, the project was originally submitted for a 2008 competition held by Icelandic transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects. The design was one of four winners at the recent 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Awards.
Creative Design Idea: Desk Made From Briefcases When first seeing the photos of this unusual briefcase desk, we hoped it was made from recycled materials. But apparently it was created using leather. All in all, the idea is interesting and worth showcasing. We don’t know if this desk was meant for nomadic souls and wanderers, or if you can pack it up once you are done working. Still, its practicability is obvious: the improvised luggage can be used as drawers for storage and there are definitely a lot of things one could store in six briefcases. The opening system is fun and could remind one of traveling every time a drawer is opened.
The World's Best Beds: Where Daydreams Do Come True Luxury Beds To commemorate Valentine's Day, we've searched the world to find a collection of the most lavish, over-the-top, amazingly cozy, and unique beds a couple could ever wish to spend 48 hours in. Consider it a "bucket list" for romantic getaways-with pictures to inspire. By Lena Katz Sleeping With the Stars Bed | Los Cabos, Mexico One of the most romantic and elegant hotels in Los Cabos is Las Ventanas al Paraiso. Beach Bed | Riviera Maya, Mexico If there's one thing more indulgent than a mid-day catnap in the sun, it's a mid-day catnap where you can see and hear the waves, stretch out on your own personal daybed, and get a frosty beverage delivered with a wave of your hand. African Safari Bed | Xudum Botswana Further to the theme of beds for the daytime, this ultra-chic African cabana on the savannah serves a similar purpose as pool cabanas in Vegas: It provides a safe and comfortable spot from which to view the local wildlife. Star Gazing Bed | Mahua Kothi, India
Hey....wats up Compact Computer Desk is sleek and smart Laptop stations never come clubbed with a lot of fun and functions, which makes them practically useless and dull. But, injecting some peppiness into such monotonous designs is the stylish and sleek Compact Computer Desk with Speakers. The design will answer all your demands of a fully featured laptop station that too in an attention grabbing way. The workstation will prove to be the best laptop desk you have ever owned. It comes complete with two integrated speakers, which will fill the room with your most loved musical tunes. The amazing laptop desk comes complete with a side panel that has a switch for switching the fan on or off and another one to control the volume of speakers. Via: Sharperimage May 25
Blanaid Hennessy in Kilkenny Older Blanaid Hennessy in Kilkenny by Meredith Swinehart Issue 11 · The Celtic Angle · March 15, 2012 Newer Issue 11 · The Celtic Angle · March 15, 2012 Share on email Blanaid Hennessy finds it difficult to describe her day job; it's not surprising, since her daily peregrinations combine elements of art, photography, fashion, and interiors. From a studio in Kilkenny, Blanaid and her brother Eoin run Shutterbug—a photography studio, art gallery, and vintage fashion shop (and perhaps a coffee shop someday). Above: For the seating area of her studio, Hennessy acquired a pair of cheap but comfortable couches. Above: Hennessy used soft, vintage coffee sacks from Donkee House to cover the armchairs. Above: After removing the previous tenant's dingy carpet, Hennessy discovered antique mosaic tile surrounded by maple flooring. Above: Hennessy applied her style to a chair (L) on behalf of the nonprofit Oxfamhome. DIY: Basket Pendants at Source Sligo in Ireland By Izabella Simmons By Janet Hall
34 Fresh Ideas for Decorating a Home Office Area Decorating a home office area can be tricky. First off, you have to choose the way the office will “feel”. If you go for a homey environment, chances are you will not be so concentrated on your work, as many things are likely to draw your attention. If you choose a very professional decorating style, then what is the purpose of having it inside your home anyway? Here are 34 ideas for arranging a home office area that disobey all rules. Connecting professionalism with coziness, these offices are all unique in style and ensure a good work atmosphere.