Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Upholstered Sofas and Chairs

Need I say more?  You’ll get the picture.  Deborah in Leicestershire, England started her own on-line furniture store, simply named, Couch  Fully restored period couches, chairs and chaise lounges that have been reupholstered in eye-popping, high end luxury fabrics.

Each piece of furniture is restored by hand in Deborah’s home, Hemington House.  So put your sunglasses on and get ready for couches gone wild!
Click Vintage Things, Hip Lighting, Cool Stuff, or Industrial Strength for more interior home design ideas.

[via : hudsongoodsblog ]

Monday, February 27, 2012

Family House In Kraluv Dvur by OV-A

 Czech studio OV-A has designed the Family House project.Completed in 2009, this 2,023 square foot single story contemporary home is located in Kraluv Dvur, Czech Republic.

[ via : homedsgn ]

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A peaceful hillside residence in Texas

The Westlake Drive house is located on a beautiful golf course in Austin Texas, designed by James D. LaRue Architects. This sleek and contemporary residence is set deep into the hillside, blending seamlessly into its environment. According to the architects, the overall design of this 4,722 square foot home consists of three separate building structures, each housing different functions but all flawlessly connected by bridges, breezeways and ‘streets’. A cantilevered steel entry bridge hovers over an impressive, cave stone covered
retaining wall creating a sunken garden below with a cool continuous breeze. An abundance of windows, a glass enclosed bridge to the Master Suite and a glass lined stairwell allow for golf course views from nearly every room while erasing the separation of indoors and outdoors. Stone walls that continue from the exterior to interior, lend in drawing nature inside. Complete with a pool, outdoor kitchen, fireplaces and several seating areas, the outdoor living space blends naturally with the surrounding environment creating a modern but warm appearance. Despite the challenging terrain, this sophisticated, Texas contemporary home merges with ease into the hillside presenting a sophisticated look to the passing golfers while enjoying a coveted view of the golf course.

[ via : 1kindesign ]

Saturday, February 25, 2012

modern architecture : Apartment In Katayama

This apartment building designed by Mitsutomo Matsunami looks stunning! The fact that the houses next doors only have 2 floors, makes this 7 story high building even more majestic. It’s build on a 110.55m² piece of land and has a total floor of 341.38m². There are 10 apartments in the building, measuring between 23.2m² and 35.7m², which is tiny compared to European ones.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

vintage furniture : Bright ethnic textiles pieced together on mid-century modern frames

BOKJA DESIGN: You leave me breatheless.  I first saw your gorgeous upholstered furniture while doing a Google image search about six months ago. I saved many of the images and decided I had to come out of hiding and blog about the pieces. Then, well, you know what happens. You get swept off in another direction
and altogether forget what it is that swept you off your feet.  I do keep inspiration boards and have Bokja’s images ready for the next board, but the next board is empty next to a pile of pictures that want to call the oard “home”.

Today, while searching for an image for my website, I caught a glimpse of the images I had saved and decided that I had to share your existence with all of the my followers (0) and everyone else who stumbles upon my infrequent postings.  I’m not so sure I need to share your entire story and evolution because you have a  great website and it tells us all. It is www.bokjadesign.com . The two Beirut-based founders chose the name Bokja, as they explain on their website, because bokja is an expression of respect and love for an age-old culture and aesthetic with a human approach. Emphasis is on color, craftmanship and sustainable use of the materials that are available to them to express an artistic idea with 

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

zero energy modern prefab home design

Y’all we love pre-fabricated homes. There’s just something so intoxicating about the idea of getting to pick out what you want, have someone else put it all together, and then it be put on your land quickly and without a hassle. And if you make one that’s affordable and with tons of eco-friendly features? We’re getting out our
checkbook right now: “LivingHomes®, a premier developer of modern, sustainably designed, prefabricated homes, announces the launch and national availability of the new LivingHome C6. The C6 is the first LivingHome that is affordably priced and comfortably sized for a small family or couple.”

[ via : 2modern ]

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Throwing Knife Block

Not to be taken literally, this cool knife block combines the bizarre circus life with freaky kitchen gadgets.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Modern Japan Houses architecture By Tezuka Architects

This house is modern Japan house that is designed by Tezuka Architects. This house is designed with four walls and a roof. It is designed to leave the wall part out. The outcome is the Wall-less House, located in the region of Setagaya-ku in Tokyo, Japan.

[ via : archithings ]

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Amazing architecture Stoneage Style House in Portugal

This is a stoneage house that has amazing architecture and design exterior.Placed in a peaceful pastoral setting in Nas Montanhas de Fafe, Portugal. This hillside house boasts unobstructed, untarnished views of the grass-covered mountain and valley. This unusual structure isn’t your typical house, featuring an irregular
exterior, but some traditional “house” elements were incorporated – namely, its charming windows and a shingled roof that stands out among these seemingly untouched, natural surroundings.

[ via : archithings ]

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Cube architecture, Sin El Fil/Lebanon by Orange Architects

orange Architects, a partnership between Dutch architecture firms JSA, CIMKA and HofmanDujardin, releases the design of a luxury apartment block on Plot 941 in Sin el Fil, an eastern district of Beirut. The design was commissioned by the Lebanese development corporation Masharii.

The 50-metre-tall block will contain 19 apartments ranging in size from 90 to 180 m2. The concept for the tower is simple but extraordinarily effective: ‘maximizing’, making optimal use of the site’s potential, the local building code and the fantastic views of Beirut and the Mediterranean. Within this conceptual framework, we will develop the most extensive building programme possible. The maximum height will be achieved, and the view from each apartment will be optimised. For this purpose, 100-percent flexible floor plans have been developed.

[ via : architecturelab ]

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Architecture Cleveland Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Building by Frank Gehry

The Cleveland Lou Ruvo Center situated at the intersection of I-15 and I-95 in downtown Las Vegas Nevada, designed by Frank Gehry of Gehry Partners. This building holds the distinction of being the first organization to open for business in Symphony Park, the city’s 61-acre arts and science redevelopment program. While Gehry’s design incites varied reactions from observers, the one consistent response is a desire to come inside its walls and learn more.

In this respect, the building is an unwavering marketing tool, driving awareness to the work conducted by those inside.”. The architects manipulates space and materials to create stunning structures that captivate
the imagination. His design of Keep Memory Alive’s headquarters at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has been nothing short of remarkable. The Gehry teams have created a masterpiece of architectural design, blending strong visual impact with superior efficiency in patient care.

[ via : architeria ]

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

White Sea House With A Modern Architecture

 located in Japan and is a greate example of clean space planning combined with modern architecture.The Takao Shiotsuka Atelier architect firm designed this home to face the sea which welcomes in the great
visuals with expansive windows highlighted by the clean modern interior design and minimalist decor. I really like the simple and stark landscaping used especially the white rock yard.

[ via : ucrit ]