What happens when a creative couple combine there styles in a home? It has to be good right? Take the Californian home of LA stylist Becks Welch and film and music cinematographer Darek Wolski (best known for films like Alice in Wonderland and Pirates of the Caribbean), it’s just the right fusion of industrial and cosy, contemporary and traditional.
The innovative and engaging concept by The Design Files, sees a residential home each year transformed into a curated retail space with an added bonus – everything is for sale!
1. Faux Cowhide Brindle Polyester Rug (Safavieh $64) 2. Harrison Swivel Stool (Dover Mason $79.95) 3. The Sidra Pendant (Light Industry)
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Fearon Hay Architects have revitalized ‘the imperial buildings’ in downtown Auckland, New Zealand. The design now provides five levels of bars, dining along commercial office and retail spaces, creating a new hub for socialisation.
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Wieden+Kennedy New York’s Offices
Well known for their work with Nike, the new advertising agency office design for Wieden+Kennedy New York takes the “playground” tone down a notch. The agency’s new 50,000 square feet New York offices flaunt a amazing rounded, rich walnut-clad staircase connecting two of the three floors.
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Let’s face it polka dots are adorable, but most of us don’t think of incorporating them into our home decor, but depending on your palette, scale and arrangement, your polka-dot wall decor can look sweet or sophisticated, classic or contemporary, chic or whimsical. I present 25 polka dot interior wall ideas that might inspire you…
Outdoor showers are becoming increasingly popular and no longer just for those beach side homes! Not only are they a functional feature they can also be a fabulous focal point.
This particular outdoor shower is in the Melbourne home of documentary film producer Romy Sormann featured in Inside Out Magazine via Desire to Inspire.
1. Replica Heidi Tractor Stool ( Replica Sebastian Wrong $99.95) 2. Archie Teak Stool (Hudson Furniture $153.95) 3. Metallix Stool (Soundslike Home $189.95)
Every now and then you see a project that stops you in your tracks; the end result is so well executed that you have a hard time believing that it was a DIY project at all.
This brass swing arm lamp by Hello Lidy is a project I would pay cold hard cash for. perfectly accompanied by bold splashes of colour and gold accents, I can imagine a fixture like this costing from a retailer, which make the fact that a step-by-step tutorial is available even better!
"It would have been easy to go with a glass-and-metal desk," says designer Erin Feasby of Feasby & Bleeks, but that would have created a cookie-cutter modern loft style she and design partner Cindy Bleeks wants to avoid. The chunky wood desk they chose "adds warmth and complements the brick,
This contemporary residence located south of Brno, which is the 2nd largest city in the Czech Republic. Designed by ARCHIX s.r.o its simple design is full of functionality and embodies a rich warmth.
If you have 28 million dollars to spare, you might consider buying this five-story 10,911 square foot penthouse in the heart of Tribeca in New York City. This loft-like apartment features high ceilings, three large terraces plus a roof garden and a private elevator to connect the floors.
One full floor is dedicated to the master suite, with fireplace, enormous bath, skylit walk-in closet, separate Jacuzzi room, and large sunset terrace. Before you decide to buy it, be warned that property tax and common charges combined exceed $200,000 per year!
If you’re looking for a sophisticated place to stay while visiting the city of Bogota, Colombia, Click Clack Hotel might be right your alley. With a fresh interior and dramatic exterior, the striking design is the work of plan:B Arquitectos in collaboration with Perceptual Studio. Together, they have created an airy, modern, cosmopolitan NY kind of feel in each room. P>