July 17th, 2014

Modern Tropical Bungalow in Singapore

Tropical Bungalow Inspired By Fallingwater | Guz Architects

Designed by Guz Architects, this two-storey home in Singapore is nothing short of a dream location for a tropical getaway, in style of course. Inspired by her visit to Fallingwater (by Frank Lloyd Wright) the owner requested a home that seamlessly integrates nature. While its bright open spaces encourage natural ventilation, its floor to ceiling windows allow unobstructed views of the sea and city.

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July 16th, 2014

Get The Look: Marble Sophistication

Ohhh marble, not much else is quite as impressive or speaks of sophistication and luxury as eloquently as marble.

Calacatta marble is a unique stone available from only one quarry in the world, in the town of Carrara, Italy. Check out these beautiful ways calcutta and calcutta finish has been applied to the home to create elegance.

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July 15th, 2014

Midori Uchi by Naikoon Contracting & Kerschbaumer Design

Naikoon Contracting and Kerschbaumer Design completed an eco-friendly house producing more energy than it consumes. It’s situated in the city of North Vancouver, Canada.

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July 15th, 2014
Townhouse Back Garden in NYC

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July 14th, 2014

Designed For Life’s Colour Palette Of The Week

Achieve a romantic or masculine look with this dark and murky colour scheme. Execute in wall paint, furnishing, accessories, or simply a cushion.

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July 13th, 2014

Malibu Home Of Creative Couple

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.

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July 12th, 2014

Unique Pop-Up Shop

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!

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July 11th, 2014

Decorating Your Kitchen With Industrial Flare

1. Faux Cowhide Brindle Polyester Rug (Safavieh $64) 2. Harrison Swivel Stool (Dover Mason $79.95) 3. The Sidra Pendant (Light Industry)

July 10th, 2014

DESIGNED FOR LIFE on Instagram (finally!)

Having a blog wouldn’t feel right without attempting to conquer all social media avenues, so with that being said DESIGNED FOR LIFE has joined Instagram! YAY!

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July 10th, 2014

Industrial Social Hub In Auckland

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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July 10th, 2014

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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July 9th, 2014

25 Polka Dots Wall Designs

Fun Polka Dot Design Ideas

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…

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July 8th, 2014

Decorating An Outdoor Shower: Wooden Stools

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)

July 8th, 2014

DIY Swing Lamp

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!

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July 7th, 2014
Bright Industrial Workspace

"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,

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