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15 Unique and Creative Staircases

Stylish modern stairs and creative staircase designs from all over the world. Helical Stairs The gradual upward rotation if this staircase is extremely elegant and the user is almost unaware of the change in elevation. Spiral Staircase Slide Creative spiral staircase design with incorporated slide for kids. Minimal Staircase Unique staircase designed by Ecole for modern apartment in Paris. Steel Stairs Use of steel enables the creation of very slim structures that are light and minimalist yet incredibly strong. Bookshelf Staircase Spiral staircase lined with bookcases by Portuguese architect Manuel Maia Gomes will hold 6000 books. Modern Staircase Staircase with no handrails designed by Italian manufacturer Cast. Ceiling Staircase Creative staircase designed for Roche residence in France. Glass Stairs Perfect complement to a modern space or a striking feature in a traditional environment. Space Saving Staircases Unique stairs designed for small spaces and minimal openings. Retractable Stairs

DIY Meditation Temple Built from Salvaged Materials We could all use a peaceful escape from the bustle and stress of our daily lives, but not many of us have the luxury or time to hop on a plane and jet off to a secluded beach or private mountain cabin. But what if we told you that a similar place existed in your own backyard for a mere one-time cost of $28? Created by Aaron Westgate, this relaxing Meditation Temple is a pile of salvaged materials transformed into a beautiful retreat for quietude and contemplation. The one-person Meditation Temple is an exploration in micro-architecture and material re-use. Built entirely from salvaged materials, the folly became an exercise in utilizing familiar construction components in unconventional, yet visually striking ways: stacked chunks of 2x4s evoke corbelled masonry, corrugated galvanized steel hand-flattened and trimmed set off a sleek shingled rooftop, and tension-reinforced rafter-tail cutoffs form the distinct conical cover. + Yestermorrow Design/Build School

Casas amazonian jungle house - San Diego interior decorating Carved out of the Brazilian amazonian jungle of Iporanga, SP, Brazil, this beautiful tropical house was designed by Architect Arthur Casas as his own dream house. “I always wanted a house in the middle of the forest, in a place where I could recharge the energies”, says Arthur. In the form of two large symmetrical cubes embracing an open space, the aim was to have the interiors in total synergy with the exteriors. Bringing the outside in are 11 meter floor to ceiling glass windows, on both ends of the open central space.

stairway to heaven Posted by victoria //// 69 Comments i love everything about this beautiful home i saw on mixr. can you imagine having a lovely staircase like this, and then having it take you along its winding steps to all of this? this 1970′s townhouse renovated by Swedish interior designer Marie Olsson Nylander, is pretty much a decor dream come true for me. i love all the white, and rustic woods with dashes of bright colors and eclectic, vintage-inspired home furnishings. yep, this is my stairway to heaven.

How To Design A Two-Room Apartment With Style Having a small apartment can be a drag when it comes to implementing the desired interior design idea. Here is an example of a two-room apartment which is both very aesthetic and functional. So how did they do it?As you can see, the home plan features a hallway, two rooms (left and right), a kitchen and a bathroom. In order to achieve a high level of practicability, the designers took advantage of every single corner of the house.

Clutter Covers: Fold-Out Hide-a-Beds Conceal Messy Desks « Dornob As much as we try to keep our workspace clean, clutter always seems to creep in – which can be a problem when your desk doubles as a flip-down bed and must be cleared daily. Unless, that is, you can tuck away your work and sleep without seeing it. The study bed looks a bit like a classic wood roll-top, or perhaps a dorm-style spin-off, but its wide-sided design is actually the secret to its success: the sides become structural supports as the desk surface slides down and the bed slides out. Variants on the base model contain everything from secret shelves (visible only when the bed is folded out lengthwise), above-desk cabinetry and other neat nuances. The best part, of course, is the fact that you do not have to sweep your stuff from the desk each time you want to transform the object into a sleeping unit. And really, with a desk the size of a twin bed there might be a lot of cleaning up to do if you are shooting to have your study also serve as a guest bedroom.

Photoblog - Chinese worker builds "egg" house to beat high cost of living By Rich Shulman This clever "green" mobile home solves several problems at once: Dai Haifei has eliminated his commute, cut energy costs by going solar, and eliminated his rent payment. The only problem? No toilet. Full story. AFP - Getty Images Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, looks out from his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on Dec. 1, 2010. Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, rests in his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on Dec. 1, 2010. Dai Haifei, 24, from China's Hunan province, waters the patches of grass on his egg-shaped mobile house where he has been living for the last two months, located near his office in Beijing on December 1, 2010.

Wall Decals inspired by Mother Nature - Wall Decals have been creating quite the buzz lately and more and more people are using them to decorate and transform everything from living rooms, kids rooms and nurseries, even bathrooms and glass. The designs are fun and installation is a breeze. However, as you are searching for your perfect design it is important to note that not all wall decals are created equal. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing wall decals online Size of Wall Decal: this seems like an obvious one but be sure to review the dimensions of your product with the picture shown. For example a site may show an image spanning an entire sofa but the dimensions prove to be much smaller.

Côté Sud, le magazine de l'art de vivre dans le Sud - Canapé, fauteuil 30 fauteuils au tapis Si les tapis ont tendance à imiter le carrelage, les fauteuils, eux, redessinent les lignes... effets réussis ! Démonstration... Déco-design Archi blanc Au sud du Portugal où le blanc est roi, l'architecte d'intérieur Juan Trindade a joué des contrastes, misant sur les carreaux, le minéral et la couleur verte pour dynamiser le tout en fraîcheur. Création Les 60 ans de Zanotta On connaissait la Maison Domus, où Alain Recolin et Alain Dussaud mettent en avant la création dans le domaine du design. À Marseille, le nouveau musée Borély Depuis l'été 2013, la plus élégante et la plus vaste bastide de Marseille qui héberge le musée Borély, renaît d'un faste oublié. Salle de bains 14 meubles de salle de bains design Entre tendance scandinave épurée et atelier contemporain, les meubles de salle de bains sont aussi fonctionnels que design. Côté Maison aime Vidéo : Côté Sud vu par Françoise Lefébure

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