Silver Travertine Walls Sheltering Obagi Skin Health Institute in California

Horst Architects… took on the challenge of designing a medical boutique, retail and educational facility for ZO Skin Health in Laguna Beach, California. The new project entitled Obagi Skin Health Institute was founded by Dr. Zein Obagi,  a certified practicing dermatologist in Beverly Hills and an author of more than 200 skin health lectures presented throughout the world. He aimed

Design Approach with Focus on Texture Variety: California House

The collaboration between InForm together with Pleysier Perkins… led to the development of California House, a contemporary abode located in Brighton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The architects described their project as modernist inspired architecture, with deep horizontal roof planes, extensive glazing and emphasis on outdoor living, perfectly suited to the Australian lifestyle and climate. With exterior finishes in stained

Seaside House With Rustic Elements in Washington by Graham Baba Architects

This beautiful and picturesque seaside house  is located on the Lopez Island, Washington. Designed by Graham Baba Architects…, the property is very connected to its location (mirroring that harbour-like atmosphere, especially when inside). To clearly reflect the local character, natural materials such as local fieldstone or exposed wood were used to ascertain the house’s historic-traditional look. Ravishing in the

12 Meter High Swarovski Crystal Chandelier Inside the Palace of Versailles [Video]

Next time you visit the Palace of Versailles, be on the lookout for this impressive permanent contemporary Swarovski chandelier envisioned by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. The Gabriel Chandelier measures 12 meters in hight and weighs half a tonne. Moreover, the installation is composed of 800 crystal modules, threaded around a stainless steel skeleton containing a led lighting system.

Rough Ideas Registered Digitally: Pencil App for Designers by 53 [Video]

Here is a high-tech method for registering rough ideas in a digital form. The creative team behind 53, known for developing the Paper app (a tool allowing users to sketch, write, draw, outline and color) recently came up with Pencil…, in order to further develop the freedom of expression. For someone who is passionate about the old-fashion way

How Feng Shui Can Improve Your Home and your Health

Feng Shui is an artform based on a series of guidelines derived from ancient Eastern philosophies that is designed to create a sense of balance and harmony in the home which therefore creates a sense of balance and harmony within oneself. The thought being that if one’s home is healthy, then the individual can be healthy. When a this perfect

Contemporary Home Evoking a Warm Rustic Feel: Mimosa Road in Singapore

Mimosa Road was recently completed in Singapore by the creative team at Park + Associates…. The daring residential complex aimed to “capture modern design through clean straight lines and massive forms compensated by meticulous and creative selection of materials to keep a warm rustic touch to the feel of the house. One of these materials is burnt orange brick

Neat and Modern Houseboat House Displaying a Unique Interior by Graham Baba Architects

Surrounded by boats and all that harbour buzz, the stunning Modern Houseboat 9 completed earlier this year by Graham Baba Architects… is something you don’t get to see everyday. Located in Seattle, Washington, this uniquely designed dwelling that floats on the water offers a different perspective of comfort. Life on the water is not as eccentric as some might think.

Unconventional Corset Tiles Adding Depth and Playfulness to Home Walls

Fun and original, the Corset Wall Tiles envisioned  by Canadian design and fabrication studio Arbutus+Denman… are interior elements which create shadows, textures and patterns. By being offset from the wall, the Corset Wall Tiles add a layer of depth to any surface. Each tile features hand laced cord, a playful and interesting looking features individualizing the project on the tile

Challenging Time Measurement: Inspiring Wall Clock Collection by arhiDOT

Dana and Vlad Bostina from Bucharest-based arhiDOT design studio sent us photos and information regarding their inspiring wall clock collection entitled no time…. Each of the models below comes with its own story, meant to echo the personality of its future user. The creative items can complement an interior with a personality or become the key to a achieving

A DIY Project That Makes You Smile: The Honeycomb Shelves

The honeycomb shelves, recently discovered on a beautiful mess…, are  funny sympathetic shelving units for a DIY project which will add a sense of texture to any living room. To those of you who spend their time thinking how to innovate their interiors, this is actually a very nice idea that can be easily put in practice and bring

Feminine and Enveloping: Fashion Boutique in Singapore by KNQ Associates

Designer Stanley Tham of KNQ Associates… completed the development of a fashion boutique in Singapore. The store’s realization follows the studio’s core principles of a harmonious interplay between materials and space in order to showcase the brand’s central concepts: Fashionable and Elegance. Brightness, transparency as well as simple materials are combined to create a space which is both feminine and

Warm and Friendly Feel Defining St Mary’s Infant School in Oxfordshire, England

The recently renovated St Mary’s Infant School located in Oxfordshire, England puts value on warmth and friendliness.  Jessop and Cook Architects, an Oxford-based architecture… studio carefully committed to innovation and quality, brings design to a whole new level. Forget about the dull rectangular school buildings that lack personality and enter into a playful space with an identity of its

Love for Nature: Open Space Showroom Integrates an Interior Garden

Yuko Nagayama & Associates …in collaboration with landscape designer Toshiya Ogino envisioned this outstanding open space showroom in Kobe, Japan, for the leatherwear company Sisii. Its particularity consists in displaying the clothing items, “randomly” hanging from a metallic support placed strategically near the interior gardens. At Sisii’s one can admire jackets and handbags while walking through the gardens and friendly

10 Rustic Barn Ideas To Use In Your Contemporary Home

In our modern design world there is still a longing for living sustainably and to rekindle the nostalgia of how homeowners lived in earlier generations. Rural farming was and still is a major source of how we feed our families today and the barns and rural housing structures that once housed animals and livestock are being renovated into modern and

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