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,

July 7th, 2014

Villa in Židlochovice by ARCHIX

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.

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July 6th, 2014
Celebration Of Colour - Origami Street Art By Mademoiselle Maurice

As a part of the 2013 Artaq Festival, french artist Mademoiselle Maurice presented three new pieces of paper street art in the city of Angers, France.

The colorful installations were made of 30,000 pieces of origami with the help of local school kids, adults or “leisure centers’” residents. All the folded components were prepared a couple of months before the festival during the weekly workshops organized by Mademoiselle Maurice.

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July 6th, 2014

Valley of the Moon Ranch Asks For $12.5 mill

smack bang in the middle of Montana’s remote and oh-so-scenic Valley of the Moon is this spacey, ultra-modern ranch designed by Argentinean architect and industrial designer Emilio Ambasz

Why the decor of this remarkable manse is so utterly and completely disappointing is a mystery, but for a buyer with $12.5M and credit card, all can soon be made right with the world.

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July 5th, 2014

$24. million Penthouse in Tribeca

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!

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July 4th, 2014

Modern ‘Click Clack Hotel’ in Colombia

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>

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July 3rd, 2014

Transforming Malaysian Bungalow: The Voila House

With an open plan living room, the Voila House designed by Fabian Tan Architect, surprises you with an interesting circular area, surrounded by revolving doors. When closed, that particular rounded part of the living room offers an additional sense of privacy. When opened, the room looks completely transformed, becoming an unobstructed outdoor space. The boundaries between the indoor and the outdoor disappear, revealing an exciting, breezy and healthy living environment. The interior is quite minimalist, with industrial influences and strong splashes of colour.

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