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Space Saving ‘Tulip’ Shower Blooms into a Luxury Bathtub

Space Saving ‘Tulip’ Shower Blooms into a Luxury Bathtub
Some apartment bathrooms are just not big enough to fit a full- or even half-size tub, unless one considers the extra space already required for standing and walking. This clever flip-down solution makes room for lying down in the bath, but retracts when not in use. The (Tulip) name was derived by Piotr Pyrtek from the way in which the unit seems to blossom open, as well as the tulip’s versatility in the world of plants. Luxuries are not lost despite the small footprint of this pod within the larger layout – high-powered massagers, underwater jets and other digitally-controlled bathing bonuses are all part of the experience. Related:  fold out rooms and furniture

10 Scrap Refabs: Vintage Reupholstery with Colorful Fabric 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. Each of this series has a core zone of tonal focus – cool purples and relaxing blues to bright reds, bizarre pinks and earth browns.

Flat-Fold Faucet Design by Min Kong Fold-out Faucet You can mistake the Flat-Fold to be a high-tech mirror thang in the bathroom or even a cabinet; but a faucet…most definitely not! The tap fits flush with the base of this discreet wall mount and comes with digital technology, plus a capacitive touch sensitive panel. So basically you can personalize the flow of the water and have it set to taste. The Flat-Fold is a Reece Bathroom Innovation Award Finalist. Designer: Min Kong

Elysium / Richard Kirk Architect Architects: Richard Kirk Architect Location: Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia Completed: 2008 Structural Engineer: Bornhorst & Ward Hydraulic Engineer: Cooper & Associates Photographs: Scott Burrows Richard Kirk Architect was one of several architects invited in 2005 to participate in the Elysium development which is an ambitious 189 lot boutique housing sub-division on a site to the west of the centre of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Elysium initially adopted architecture as the key driver for the amenity and quality of the environment for the entire development. Lot 176 is the first of the series and is in effect a prototype using the same materials, construction, and spatial ideas as a shared palette. The residence on Lot 176 is located on a ridge along the west of the Elysium development with views to the rear into extant landscape and a golf course beyond. The carved interior volume provides an internal focus visually and functionally.

emmas designblogg - design and style from a scandinavian perspective Hamburger and interior of restaurant Grill And if you have kids you will probably want to do some shopping in Stockholm's coolest kids clothes and toy shops! These are the best ones I know:Matador, lots of colourful clothes in soft cotton from mostly Danish brands like Molo, Ej sikke lej, Silke og Sus and Katvig. Matador Under, handpicked retro clothes and toys from the sixties and seventies, along with brand new stuff from young indie designers. UNI, unisex clothing in strong colours and cool patterns with inspiration from the seventies. Haven, great clothes and small interior details for both you and your baby. Birka Baby, your baby will be the most fashionable and streetcool kid on the block dressed in their clothes! Numero, a small toy store on Katarina Bangata 33, full of great stuff in all price ranges. Kalikå, plush animals and real tools and kitchen stuff in miniature versions, free from stuffy old thoughts on gender roles. Take a bath at Långholmen Lasse i parken café The Street market

Lost & Found: Comfy Chair Cushioned with Built-In Storage 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.

Futuristic Bathroom Layout: High-Tech Space-Saving Design They say ‘less is more’ … but with this multifunctional bathroom layout there is more truth to that statement than meets the eye. It looks modern, minimalist, devoid of decoration and free of furniture – but there is much that (literally) lies below the surface of this outwardly simple design idea. When fully closed, the space serves as a recreation room or free-standing shower space with water that sprays from the ceiling. All the while, a series of flat screens provides variable entertainment depending upon the activities taking place within the space. Where the Heart is: Children’s Bedrooms Around the World A child’s bedroom is the very definition of home to her. It is where she sleeps, where she keeps her belongings and where she formulates her hopes and dreams. This intimate space fascinated photographer James Mollison, who documented children around the world and the places in which they sleep for his book, Where Children Sleep. From wealthy children with rooms full of toys to poor children with nothing more than a rug on the dirt floor, the images cover the full range. Mollison photographs the children away from their rooms and in front of a neutral background. But it is the bedrooms pictured next to the children that inspire heartache. These small cross sections of children’s homes are merely a tiny glimpse into the varied conditions encountered every day by kids all around the world.

Texture Packs Jun 02 2010 By By Janos Racz Every designer knows the importance of using the right textures in designs. And since making use of an already existing texture or image is so common and easy, the best you can do for your design is to use quality material that has variety and best suits your purposes. And while there are many stock image sites all over the Web, we’re fortunate enough to have a generous community that shares these kind of resources openly. Aqueous Sun Texture Pack – Volume I Source: Aqueous Sun Texture Pack – Volume II Aqueous Sun Texture Pack Rust v.01 Massive Grunge Texture Pack Source: Textures 8 Source: Soft Glow Bokeh Pack Source: Folds: Texture Pack Source: Designer Texture Pack #1 Source: Pack 04 Source: Texture Pack 4 – Watercolours Source: Metal Texture Pack – 47 Free Images Brick & Stone: Texture Pack Hey!

Top 10: Shelves And Shelving I recall an infomercial a few years back for a little plastic triangle that stuck in a corner, between two walls, to make a small corner shelf. I don’t remember the exact name of the product, but I do remember that the commercial exhausted all the obvious self/shelf puns: “shelf esteem,” “shelf confidence,” “shelf defense,” “shelf-employed,” etc., etc. So I’ll forgo the obvious opportunities this topic offers for shelf-referential humor and just get down to business. How-To: Turn Shelf Fungi Into Actual Shelves Bookshelf From Old Books How-To: Make Tetris Shelves How-To: Make an Invisible Bookshelf How-To: Build Your Own Secret Bookshelf Door Shelf Made From Back Issues of National Geographic Circular Bookshelf Perfect for Storing Philosophy Texts Ikea Hack Bookshelf Bench Sad Bookshelf is Sad… Shelf Pod is Both Bibliophile’s and Cat’s Dream House Did I miss a good one? Related

Bathboard – Folding Bathtub by Sylwia Ulicka Rivera A Bouncy Bath! The Bathboard is a too-good-to-be-true design. It has all the makings of an excellent bathtub; one, which folds up and holds enough water for a good soak. But my only worry is that will the framework take the weight of water + the person using it? For the moment lets just consider this, the tub is made from foam rubber treated to be very elastic and spongy. Design: Sylwia Ulicka Rivera Architects: LPG oficina de arquitectura – Henry Rueda, Diana Montoya, María Alejandra Moleiro Location: Valencia, Estado Carabobo, Venezuela Photographs: Antonio Chagín, María Alejandra Moleiro, Henry Rueda The Project requested consists of a private home located in one of the suburban areas of the city of Valencia, in a lot of 3.020 square meters, with a steep topography which leaves the lot with a difference of 15 meters high, from street level, up to the back of the lot, colliding against the foot of a hill. The challenge of the Project is to design a House for an elderly couple, one of them suffering from Alzheimer’s; which demands precise spatial conditions to facilitate the domestic routine for its inhabitants. The house, located above the main terrace, behaves as a great frame which holds underneath, the bedrooms and resting spaces towards the North side facing the hill, and exhibiting towards the view of the city (South) the social and recreational areas.

Cradle Chair: Big Basket Seat Rocks Adults Gently to Sleep There is no escaping those innate and early-learned associations – for some, it means sleeping to gentle noises on planes, and for others, the act of rocking tilts us softly into a deep slumber. Richard Clarkson and company wanted to create a kind of low-tech, sensory-deprivation, sofa-style seat where one can curl up and forget the workaday worries of ordinary life … and perhaps even doze over before you notice you are slowly falling asleep. While there is art and craft in this object, there is science that went into its design as well. Specifically, research into autistic children and those who suffer from RMD (rhythmic moving disorder) played a crucial role in the shape and structure of the result. For all its theoretical complexity, the final form looks quite simple (and extremely comfortable).

Modular Portable Bathroom for Small Space Interior Design Portable bathrooms do not have a reputation for luxury – shower, scale and fan? Forget it. Until now, that is. Somewhere between a mobile go-anywhere bare-bones restroom and a high-end built-in modern washroom design, these bathroom modules are intended to slot into small available spaces in houses, condos or apartments and attach themselves with minimal construction work. Like so many good designs, this idea by Fernando Silva has merit precisely because it is situated between extremes – no one wants a no-plumbing facility in their living space but likewise not everyone can or wishes to invest in a full interior remodel required to install an entire series of requisite bathroom fixtures. This middle-of-the-road solution saves space, time and cost all at once.

Jones Residence / 3GD Inc Architects: 3GD Inc - Edward Richardson Brya Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA Area: 418 sqm Owner/Client: Tom & Mona Jones Project Team: Steve Click, Philip Rusk, Porter Winston Landscape Architects: Greg Bland, Landform Designs Consultants: I Space; AV Design Consultants General Contractor: 3GD inc. Photographs: Dero Sanford Located on a four acre lot in a quiet neighborhood near Fayetteville’s urban core, sloping significantly to the southeast and views of undeveloped woods, the architecture is conceived as a transitional filter between the city and the woodlot. Sited near the lower end of the site to preserve a stand of large hardwoods as a buffer between itself and the neighborhood, the north (city) side is composed of limited openings in and around a series of massive board formed concrete walls, which like the native stones on the site, will develop a mossy patina with time. After one enters the house, the walls are seen to be hollowed, and the spaces within exposed.