Improving your home is something that you need to do on a regular basis and decorating a new home for the first time is an exciting prospect – you have a completely blank canvas to work with. However, decorating can be costly and homeowners generally need to find ways to transform their home on a budget. There are a few things that you can do to improve your home without spending a fortune for both the exterior and the interior, […]

This old school converted into a contemporary apartment was designed by Standard Studio. A 100 year old school-building in the center of Amsterdam is transformed into 10 spacious and sustainable apartments directly for the group Ons Dorp Amsterdam (Our Village Amsterdam) of 10 young families. Each apartment has a different floor plan and different materials based on the individual wishes of the participants. Sustainable technologies like solar technology, ground source heat pumps, insulation, green roofs etc. have been used to obtain a […]

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Architect Standard Studio designed the new supermarket concept store, Marqt store that just opened at the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam. With a number of new services Marqt focuses on more convenience and quality for the customer. For example, fresh made pasta, various cuts of meat and fish, fried or marinated. Even chickens are grilled on a spit and fresh mussels shovelled in the desired quantity. There is a ‘Shack’ for coffee, snacks, salads and sandwiches designed in an old shipping container and […]

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Malaysian architect Eleena Jamil has built a bamboo pavilion in Kuala Lumpur’s botanical gardens, featuring tree-like columns and a floor made up of 31 elevated platforms. Eleena Jamil – whose past projects include a house a with horse shoe-shaped courtyard – designed The Bamboo Playhouse for the Perdana Botanical Gardens, a 92-hectare park in the centre of the city. The Bamboo fiber is stronger and cheaper than steel. The structure is based on traditional Malaysian pavilions and is primarily used as a […]

Would you like make your Christmas tree really unique and decorate it with LEGO ornaments? Or how about just a little LEGO Santa above the fireplace or hiding in someone’s stocking?  I don’t know how it is in your house, but around here those awesome LEGO sets they absolutely beg for get built, and then destroyed. Build your own LEGO Christmas Ornaments and impress your friends! Almost instantly. Making these LEGO Christmas ornaments can be more than just decorating your tree; it […]

Cambridge’s King’s College Chapel unites the old and the new, the spiritual and scientific – literally so with the “Dear World… Yours, Cambridge” projection. This is the first time that the university of cambridge has invited an artist to make a work of art in the chapel. King’s College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI (1421-71) and took over a century to build. This project by Miguel Chevalier set […]

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‘Tis the season to be jolly. Well, you know what season this is. Everyone loves Christmas trees, however, a tree can take up a lot of space! Everywhere you go there are Christmas jingles and chimes in shopping malls, on the radio or online.  Are you space-challenged? Bored of the same green plastic tree you unpack and assemble every Christmas? Sounds like it’s time for some new Christmas tree ideas for your home. The tree is the most important piece of decor for the […]

An orangery is a traditional adaptation to the home and is very different in both design and construction to that of a conservatory. An orangery is seen as the ultimate luxury home extension which comes with a glazed lantern as the centre feature of the structure with a flat roof surround featuring down lights in the ceiling and a stylish external orangery fascia.  An orangery is more substantial than a conservatory. It is usually made of brick or masonry to […]

Within the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, Nando’s restaurant occupies over 7,500 square feet in a prominent 2nd floor corner position within the mall boulevard. Harrison is a leading design consultancy, specializing in restaurant and bar branding, design and development. Over the course of the past decade, Harrison has worked on over 100 sites for Nando’s the Portuguese chicken restaurant chain, with each venue giving rise to individual design challenges. One of Harrison’s largest designs is Nando’s Westfield Stratford City, which […]

Remember our article about Best Christmas Gifts for Men in 2015? For today we gather the Best Christmas Gifts for Women in 2015  in one article. Enjoy! Vercart Living Floor Pillows Mixed Color Sizes 6Pcs/Set Are they stones? No, they are soft pillows which were designed and shaped to resemble stones, rocks, planets and trees. Designers have designed these various simulation pillows, include rock pillows, planet pillows and tree stumpin pillows in order to bring nature into our home with eco-friendly. These vivid pillows can […]

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The architectural design of the Marriott Restaurant is based on the transformation of furnishing elements in time and space. The primary transformable element is a membrane system composed by two types of curtains and positioned in correspondence to the tables: curtains in wood slats, in the outer part and fabric curtains on the inside. This double casing defines, during the day’s events, semi-private spaces (using curtains in wood slats) or totally private spaces (using curtains in wood slats and curtains […]

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Winter holiday is pretty close. Besides snow and adventurous sports, a cozy chalet with fireplace and fine retreats is all we need. Today, we suggest a lovely trip to Europe, more specifically to Northern Italy where Vigilius Mountain Resort awaits its guests. In San Vigilio, you will be seduced by alluring panoramas and activate your senses during a deep connection with the environment.  Nowadays Vigilius Mountain Resort is an extension of an old hotel and it can only be reached by cable car […]

Flatiron House is a HI-MACS home located in the West End, London, England. It was designed by FORM Design Architecture. Architecture has the power to transform environments and create quality of life. This is the firm belief of FORM Design Architecture when it comes to shaping its projects; in this case, the remodelling of Flatiron House, a home located in London’s West End. The new functionality given to each of the property’s floors and the use of innovative, high quality materials such […]

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Williamsburg Loft is a stylish home located in New York City, USA.It was designed by Ensemble Architecture in 2014. The Williamsburg loft is a 3,500 SF live / work space shared by a married couple–he is a chef and food writer and she is a sculptor. The couple found the large, industrial, ground floor space after years of searching for an industrial space to transform that would function as workspaces for both of their disciplines and as a comfortable home. Approximately one […]

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This is a great exercise for any home: imagine decorating your existing space first on a small budget (as most of us do!) and then on an ideal budget. Although the end results of each will look very different, both can look fabulous in their own way, just like these two design visuals for the same space by Boris Alexandrov. Option one gives the open plan layout an IKEA style makeover, complete with chunky dining chairs, cheerful accents, and flat weave […]

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Making wine takes not only time but also space. Realised by Slavonian architect Sanja Premrn, the project below features an abundance of storage — at the right temperature, of course — as well as an interesting way to entertain family and friends. Before diving into aesthetic principles for wine cellar design, you should pay attention to several essential issues: ventilation and temperature control systems, washable flooring, minimal exposure to sunlight, and resistant work surfaces. All of them will help equip the space […]

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