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Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials

Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials
Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture. Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world. The perimeter of the structure is pushed out into the forest around it, curving in and out to create views as well as a sense of intimacy with the coniferous and deciduous tree cover. The wood and metal detailing is incredible in its variety and customization – each piece designed to fit a particular form and function. The curved, organic mix of materials continues to the interior of this elevated forest home – a conceptual play on the fluidity and complexity of music (the source of inspiration for the architect and client in the design). Related:  Diseño de Interiores (Interior design)

"Tear Off" Wallpaper by ZNAK Applying wallpaper to walls has never been so fun. With this perforated “tear off” wallpaper from ZNAK, you can customize the appearance of your space by tearing off the pieces as you please. The wallpaper is created out of non-woven material and the shapes are inspired by the the transformation process of snakes. Bare stone walls in the bathroom What do you think of some rustic harshness in your bathroom? Bare stone walls work just fine with sleek concrete surfaces, creating a space that radiates an organic uniqueness I simply can't say no. Actually, it is the use of both antiquated and modern techniques that makes this style so appealing, and, taking it from photo no 3, adding a vintage piece like the large gilded mirror, a log and a few wicker baskets, or, like photo no 4, a stark, frameless mirror and inox fixtures, you can fine tune the atmosphere from total country chic to contemporary elegance. So, is bare stone something you'd opt for?

Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds 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. There are many options as to design. A gradual slope contains the plants, gravel and loamy sand, a wall keeps them separate from the swimming area. Vacuum but twice a year and tend to the plants as needed. The regeneration zone can be along the perimeter of a natural pool or a pond unto itself but connected to the swimming area. www.gartenart.co.uk For a true natural pool with no help from ultraviolet light or other such technology, the requirement is half swimming area, half regeneration area. www.biotop-natural-pool.com Plants steel the nutrients away from algae. www.gartenart.co.uk

INTERIOR INSPIRATION exclusive Are you prepared to be dazzled, frazzled and knocked right off your office chair? And are you prepared to have an unyielding urge to purchase a one-way ticket to Africa pronto? You think I kid and exaggerate BUT I MOCK YOU NOT! We are about to hit interior inspiration overload mes cher amis, and here is a little peak… There are two words that I like to use when describing my chosen style and decor: raw + sophisticated. Tucked away amongst sand-dunes and coconut palms on a vast beach of Kenya, this down-to-earth dwelling is pure imagination. It is owned by famed designer Marzia Chierichetti who, using her background in Art and Interior Design and working as a stylist for the likes of BOFFI and CAPPELLINI INT, has created this rustic retreat drawing direct inspiration from the natural and wild surroundings. Marzia owns a fabulous design studio in the heart of Kenya where she designs her own jewelry, soft furnishings, furniture and fabrics. and a quick peak into the bathroom… Credits: Oops!

The Hearst Castle | Castles - Medieval and Pictures of The Hearst Castle is Californian Historical Sight mansion on Central Coast in California. It has been built between 1919 and 1947 and it is designed by architect Julia Morgan. The castle has been designed for William Randolph Hearst who died in 1951. Since that castle has been donated to the state of California and has been stated as historical park. The few things that caught our attention are indoor and outdoor pools, library, dinning area, jewel box and exterior design. The Indoor Pool The Library The Outdoor Pool The Dining Area The Isabella Jewel Box Crazy Toilet Interior Design The People who did this strange paints maybe didn’t go to interior design schools, but those “artworks” looks really interested. Creative design or not, but i must admit that they have some sense for art…If creators of this works got popular, they will maybe found interior design jobs, and i hope they will enjoy in them. Maybe one day you see some similar “artwork” on Cribs with some famous celeb.

Color Theory: Pick a Mood for Your Room « Design Shuffle's blog 127StumbleUpon This awesome infographic was shared with us recently and we couldn’t wait to share the love. As much as we adore adding color, it is sometimes a difficult task making it work in our homes. What shade of blue do I pick? What are the best color combinations? Infographic by Gate to Garage What is your mood? For daily design inspiration like us on Facebook! About Taylor Wilson By: Taylor Wilson A design enthusiast with an eye for color, Taylor enjoys reading about interior design, graphic design, and everything else in between! Tags: Bathroom Design Ideas, Bedroom Design Ideas, bedroom designs, Color Infographic, Contemporary, Contemporary Design, Contemporary Design Ideas, contemporary designs, Decorating Ideas, home decor, Infographic home decor, inspiration, interior design, interior design ideas, Interior Designer, interior designs, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Designs, Living Room, Modern, modern interior designs, Transitional Interior Design

25 Brilliant Ways to Decorate Your Stairs When it comes to the home, we’re all about adding color and creativity in unexpected places. From art in the Loovre to colorful furniture legs, we’ve made it our business to scour the web for the most creative, innovative, and inventive ways to customize our space. As we slowly but surely Brit-ify our new office space, we’re making a point of brainstorming creative ideas for every nook and cranny. This week’s focus? The stairs! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. What do your stairs look like?

Why Hide Your Cables And Cords When You Can Turn Them Into Beautiful Wall Art... Home » DIY Projects » Why Hide Your Cables And Cords When You Can Turn Them Into Beautiful Wall Art… All the cables and the cords from things like the computer, the lamps, the TV, etc are seen as an inconvenience and we often try to hide them. There are even lots of accessories to help us do that and we’re also showed you plenty of DIY projects designed to help you do the same thing. But why hide the cables when you can turn them into wall art? Take a look at the photos and you’ll understand exactly what we mean by that. You can come up with all sorts of ideas for this type of wall art. Take a look at this interesting mantel. You can’t hide all the cables so have fun with them. Try something simple for the cables in your bedroom. Very long cables are usually tied in a role and hidden out of sight but with a little bit of imagination you can leave them in plain sight and even turn them into wall art. This interesting sketch was created using a long black cable and a light bulb.

snøhetta's tilted zero energy house completed in norway dec 16, 2014 snøhetta's tilted zero energy house completed in norway snøhetta’s tilted zero energy house completed in norwayphoto © bruce damonteall images courtesy of snøhetta in a continued effort to produce ecologically conscious structures, the research center on zero emission buildings and design office snøhetta partnered up to develop a pilot house near the norwegian town of larvik. now completed, the dwelling serves as a platform for assisting knowledge of ‘plus houses’, which produce more energy than they use. the demonstration residence’s distinctive tilt towards the southeast instigates its environmental performance, with a sloped roof surface clad in photovoltaic panels. the solar energy collectors are complemented by geothermal wells on the site, resulting in a total gain able to service the house with surplus to power an electric car year-round. for more information on the ZEB pilot house, see here for our previous article prior to the dwelling’s completion. project info:

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