Architecture industry back on its feet and on the path to recovery
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Oct 23, 2012 / Architecture /
The economic crisis that gripped the west in 2009 and then spread across the Atlantic to Europe and rest of the world has had a severe impact on many business sectors across the spectrum. While the likes of aviation and tourism took a big and well publicized hit, there were many other sectors that felt the pinch too. Design, construction and architecture sectors took a severe hit too as nations started concentrating on spending their resources on only the bare essentials while cutting down on the ...
Lisboa furniture range by Utopik Design
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Oct 23, 2012 / Furniture /
Inspired by the hand painted ceramics from Portugal, the range Lisboa from Utopik Design -- a product design agency, has just been unveiled. With blue ceramics and light wood intertwine to create a successful blend of modernity and traditions for this comprehensive (dining table, bench, dresser and wardrobe) furniture seems like a very inspired move. By deconstructing the repetitive graphics tiles, however, the agency "wanted to keep techniques implementation of tiling with visible joins. So the wood veneer is treated the same way by cutting piece ...
Asian buffet chain COSMO opens Leeds city centre division
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Oct 23, 2012 / Architecture /
The current economic downturn across Europe has been influencing economies all over the world and while some nations are still recuperating from the hit they took back in 2009, it is fair to say that the crunch is still on. UK has been particularly feeling the effects of the slow times in the past year or so and it is said that even the grand and spectacular celebrations of the Olympics have done little when it comes to giving local economies a boost. But for those ...
Fun: decorations for our animals!
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Oct 20, 2012 / Interior Design /
I had the opportunity to present my chat box and pretty Poo Poo Pee Doo roller, but did you know that I am also the proud owner of a nice dog and jolei called Pixie? For the curious ones, some images are available here: giggles guaranteed! I therefore also love for all design objects and fun than you can find for their animals ... And this time, I discovered very pretty baskets for dogs and cats.
Designer ideas for Halloween
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Oct 19, 2012 / Interior Design /
Designers do not lack imagination to bring the most popular festival in the fall into the interior of the rétissants! With furniture and decorative objects inspired by the shape and color of the pumpkin, Halloween has become very trendy!
Top commercial interior trends of 2012
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Oct 17, 2012 / Interior Design /
We might not be at the absolute end of the year, but it seems like we are getting there fast and as 2012 races towards a close, commercial interior design and its trends have taken another turn towards the future. While interiors as a whole are changing and evolving at a rapid pace, its effect is starting to show in the commercial sector with new trends that are both innovative and unique. Here are the ones that are on the top so far in 2012 and ...
Gumhook, pretty hook Pa J-shaped design
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Oct 16, 2012 / Furniture /
This hook design is not design. Finally, if it is design, but it is signed by Pa Design. Nuance. In any case, one thing is certain, design or Pa Design, this hook-shaped flexible J is really fun and original form with a letter of the alphabet. More importantly, this colorful peg takes care of your clothes because it molded silicone, which makes it very flexible and very soft fabrics for your favorites. A cheap and original design, what more? Adopt J style home with this beautiful hook ...
A Chair with Four Possibilities
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Sep 13, 2012 / Furniture /
  Taiwan was featured in the latest edition of Maison & Objet. Art, craft, design, this is an opportunity to discover the many facets of the local creation. Marked on this space, the Benches chair did not leave the visitors indifferent. The concept: an evolutionary and functional piece that that can transform into a bench or coffee table. Homer seems to have made this one of its modularity trademarks. Reflected in other parts of the collection as Diamond, in turn chair and chaise longue next positioning, or Cross, a ...
Mediterranean Interior Design Ideas: A house in Brazil
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  This house in Brazil, more precisely in Trancoso, is just right for a home visit today. It has a very rustic Mediterranean atmosphere, and the rooms have been decorated in white with dark wood. The special highlights are the sinks in the bathroom and the bedroom, which are really fantastic. For fans of a rustic and modern country style, you will find here a couple of good interior design ideas. The house previously belonged to ceramist, José João Calazans, which was then sold to Tierry Moriceau of ...
Hook Sticks by Benedict Deneufbourg for Normann Copenhagen
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Sep 07, 2012 / Furniture /
  This is the side of the roof architecture, including the game geometry formed by the beams that intersect. This inspiration of Hook Sticks is by the Belgian designer, Benoît Deneufbourg, for Normann Copenhagen. The simple assembly of three sticks reveals a functional and aesthetic piece, which offers various possibilities of use. Available in natural oak or black, Hook Sticks is discovered on the stand of the Danish editor at the Maison & Objet fair. Indicative price: 20 euros a pair.