Affable and loyal, Vitsœ has a long-term commitment to enabling more people to live better, with less, that lasts longer. It is a modest way of thinking that values the consumer as an individual. The classic and iconic 606 Universal Shelving System was designed by Dieter Rams in 1960 and has been made by Vitsœ ever since. With its clean industrial aesthetic, flexibility and versatility, the 606 is a lifetime companion. The Royal System, designed by Poul Cadovius in 1948, is handsome, simple and practical. Much admired in the 1950s and 60s, dk3 acquired the rights to revive and reintroduce this Danish classic, doing so in 2010. The Royal System®, one of the first wall-hung furniture systems, is available in materials such as walnut, oak and compact laminate with steel.
Emerald is a color that has consistently topped trend charts in recent times and its jewel-toned glamor is perfect for bedrooms with Hollywood Regency style. Malachite pattern and color is also a smart choice if you love that luxurious look in the bedroom while eclectic bedrooms drenched in green goodness steal the show with sheer audacity and flair.
There are a few specific styles and themes which come alive in the bedroom with the addition of a green tinge. The first that comes to mind is here is the exotic tropical style. Whether you wish to combine a hint of tropical charm with modern aesthetics or want to create a guest bedroom that is full of tropical flair, green is the color to turn to. A splash of bright or mossy green can turn your boring bedroom into a fun and playful space that reminds of your recent holiday trip to a stunning tropical getaway. Another look that revels in green is the beach style and you can replace the traditional white and blue blend with white, green and a hint of orange to create a unique and exquisite bedroom.
There’s nothing quite like an old weathered wooden bench to add some character to almost any bathroom, even if the rest of the room isn’t exactly rustic at all. The State of Things shows a semi-rustic style in this farmhouse bathroom, which obviously works quite well, followed by this more modern and minimalist bathroom featured on Atelierul Decor.
Adding green to the bedroom is easy if you already have a muted color scheme going in the room. It is a color that works beautifully with the likes of white, gray and even brown. While the yellowy-greens add warmth to the bedroom, the blue-tinged variants bring a touch of coolness along with a vibrant ambiance. Here is a pick of 25 gorgeous bedrooms that incorporate green in a gorgeous fashion.
SPG Architects completed Leicester House, a lovely home in Asheville (Leicester), North Carolina. The residence surprises due to a daring architecture which is said to be partially inspired by its surrounding landscape. Here is the description provided by the project developers: “This hilltop residence, located at the edge of a wooded knoll in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has expansive southern and western views. Approaching through the woods, one arrives at a one-story façade of corten steel framed by wood. A hint of the views is provided through the glass door, but it is not until entry that the full impact of the hilltop views can be experienced. The south and west glass walls open to rolling farmland below and the mountains beyond. The entry level serves as the primary living area, with a guest wing carved into the hilltop below. The house is functional, energy efficient and visually inspiring. The ‘greening’ of the house complements its visual warmth, grounding the modern structure in its rural landscape“. Enjoy the details this crib has to offer and tell us if you have any further suggestions that could improve this project’s design…
We received photos and information about a new sustainable radiator design by Giovanni Tomasini. Here is the press release we were sent: “Bloom draws inspiration from the blossoming and blooming of nature’s elements, as well as from Lucio Fontana’s reinterpretation of flat volumes in art: Like Fontana’s slash on canvas, in fact, Bloom goes beyond the two dimensions. Designed by Giovanni Tomasini as an explicit reminder of the universe’s organized chaos and primordial crystalline forms, Bloom wants to communicate the energy of a surface that opening, follows a geometric balance in order to offer all its warmth.
Bloom is a product designed to reduce waste, according to ecological values. In the hydraulic version, the heating circuit, wisely distributed, takes an amount of water 20 times lower than a conventional radiator. This is due to technology used by HOTECH, which requires a very limited involvement of the masses. Moreover, the use of noble materials such as aluminum and copper, allows quick and effective heat transfers in the environment, as well as a saving of energy and performances without parallel. Moreover, in the electric version a portable radio thermostat gives full control of the temperatures and complete functions programming. Available in a wide range of colors, the varnishing is done with latest generation plants, and by using eco-friendly paints. Moreover, handmade sheeting in gold, silver or copper leaf are offered, according to Italian artisan tradition”…
Recently displayed by artist collective mmmm…, this playful and practical installation in Baltimore, USA adds a fun dimension to the mundane act of waiting for the bus. Consisting of three typographic sculptures that literally spell out the word “BUS”, the innovative project project was developed in conjunction with SPAIN arts & culture, Creative Alliance, and is part of TRANSIT, a creative place-making initiative between Europe and Baltimore. The new structure serves an aesthetic purpose as well as a functional one; as you can see in the photos below, the “S” allows people to lie back while they wait, and the “B” provides shelter.
The installation is a result of a collaboration between Emilio Alarcón, Alberto Alarcón, Ciro Márquez, and Eva Salmerón, who have been designing public spaces in Madrid since 1998. According to their description, BUS is made with wood and steel, materials that are typically used to build urban furniture. The three letters of BUS are big enough to accommodate two to four people each and protect them from rain, sun, wind, and bad weather. They allow people to assume different postures of sitting or standing while waiting for the bus. How do you find this unconventional alternative to a bus station?
Companies such as West Elm and CB2 have developed a whole range of apartment-size sofas and seating for small-space dwellers, and for good reason: The sofa is usually the most space-consuming furniture piece in a home. Opt for sofas that have a shallower depth, 37 inches or less. Skip oversized, rolled arms — which can waste a foot or more of floor space — and pick a modern, streamlined style with thinner arms. Less arm space also means more seating; in fact, an armless sofa or a one-armed chaise is the ultimate space-saving seating solution.
We are constantly surprised by the original designs in the lighting field. Fresh and unexpected, the Oups dripping lamp from Nathalie Be resembles a paint bucket surprised in the middle of spilling. Hence its unusual name. Measuring 1,65 meters in height, the lamp is definitely an eye-catcher and is likely to become the focal point of a room. Its playful design and lively colors make it an interesting addition for minimalist interiors, adding personality. The variety of colors available for the design make it a versatile lighting project and not to mention a cheerful one. The inspiration for the Oups lamp is derived from the designer’s memories of being an “apprentice” in her father’s painting studio. Would you consider integrating this type of lamp in your own home? What color would you choose?
Atelier Veloso Architects completed a historic apartment redesign in Lisbon, Portugal. Situated on the first level of a five-storey building dating back to 1893, the loft preserves great details such as the stone masonry walls and the 3.5 meter ceilings with plaster stucco and figurative decorations. Converting the apartment in order to adapt it to contemporary living needs meant installing new kitchen appliances in areas with reduced difficulties, adding wooden-framed windows and complete replacement of the interior side of the block.
The result is mesmerizing: an airy and spacious loft in the middle of a colorful, bohemian city, filled with natural lighting from the tall windows. In the living room, a large bookcase was placed, visually complementing the massive decorating ceiling. This book-filled wall separates the space in two, making room for an elegant home office. In the lounge area, the white ceiling is powerfully contrasted by a sculptural light unit displaying an irregular shape and a bright orange profile. The kitchen features an array of materials and textures which transform it into a welcoming place for family gatherings. [Photography by José Campos]