This post is dedicated to all of you out there with a strange passion for… concrete. We’ve seen many examples of concrete furniture on our site, it is time to take it up a notch and present this incredible fashion line by Budapest-based design company IVANKA. According to the studio’s official description, their entire work is based on the versatile nature of CONCRETE, “main material chosen for creative expression through discovering unexplored attributes”. Concrete Genezis is the name of this new clothing collection presented in the photos below and based on a new textile that mimics the look of the industrial material.
Most of the designs presented by IVANKA consist of a merger between actual concrete and genuine leather: “Formerly strangers to one another, the introduction between these two materials translates beautifully into these eye-catching and wearable must-have items”. The idea for the intriguing clothing line hit founders Katalin Ivanka and Andras Ivanka during a photo shooting session in which they wore clothing that had been dipped in concrete and then allowed to dry. Find the designs below appealing?
And one of my all-time favorite shelf styling tricks is to display plants on the top layer of shelving, which will draw the eye upward, as well as create height and drama. Below we see shelf-top plants in a tour of my retro-modern home office. Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on the challenging task of styling kids’ room shelving, drawing inspiration from the product photography of The Land of Nod. The Zero Gravity Wall Shelf below illustrates a perfect balance of practicality and design flair, mixing carefully placed toys with books in eye-catching colors.
Vega Architecture’s design for the Busch Home in Lakewood, CO is a wonderful example of how a sunken living room can still maintain a sleek, modern look. By keeping the depth of the pit fairly shallow and using furniture with clean, wooden lines, the space still feels light and airy. A pop of warm, lighter colored carpeting also creates a nice texture change when paired with the harder but more durable tile used on the higher level. When Amber Flooring installed their engineered prefinished square edge Stilnovo-Afrormosia planks throughout the Los Gatos home, they didn’t forget the living area’s conversation pit. Now the space is lined with the warm material, making it the perfect spot to curl up around the fireplace.