Archive for the ‘House Design’ Category

Everyday design

Friday, July 19th, 2013

In my opinion there are a lot of things that we use on an every day basis that could do with a bit of redesigning.

I found on line a couple of things that have been redesigned and that are very very cool.

If you are like me and do not like to put your toothbrush on the sink (you never know who cleaned it last) take a look at this ingenious design from Ryan Harc:

I love this Klip that you can take around to put your favourite drink every where you go. you can buy it in the MOMA:

I love this one, unfortunately is only a prototype but as soon as they have it I buy it! I hate horrible looking gang man but this one is so beautiful! I found it in swiss miss

 

Shaping Silestone

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

My friend Ilaria sent me a while back a cool kitchen worktop that we should all consider by Campanas.

The brilliant thing about it is that you can customise it for your needs on an every day basis. If you do not believe me have a pick!

 

Saving space furniture

Monday, July 1st, 2013

I am currently trying to redesign our space and trying to get space from the non existing space. We live in an small apartment so any help to try to get a bit more of space or make things more workable is welcomed! I found this great web site, Resource furniture, that sells  great furniture that can save you up space!

Reimagine small spaces

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

We often like to read about big houses, beautiful large spaces. However, the reality is that most of us life in small spaces so all those ideas about big designs are not working for us.

Today I would like to show you an amazing design from Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture. They conceived the impossible an amazing space in only 46.5 square metres!

iTable

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Designed for the Milan Design Week, the iTables by Italian artist Mirko Ginepro is a collection of trendy coffee tables that resembles an iPod, giving a geeky look to modern living spaces.

The custom-made tables measures 120 x 75 centimetres.

Urban Hardwoods

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

I was working recently in the Smithsonian in W.DC an I had the pleasure to be behind the scenes. I saw a lot of cool things in storage. One of them was a gigantic cut out of a sequoia.

It  was so beautiful. I really thought  it was a big waste to have it there accumulating  dust!

I actually started to think that it would be lovely to use it as dining table! So I started to look for ideas on line and I came across a company called Urban Hardwoods.

Urban Hardwoods is a company from Seattle that makes furniture from trees that would have been discarded.

Each piece is unique. Have a look!

 

 

Home designing

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

I discovered a new interior design web site that I absolutely love. It is called Home designing.

It has great ideas for all type of houses and rooms. I recommend you to take a look!

Backsplash Ideas

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

I found a really cool web site Home designing that gives you great ideas for Kitchen  Backsplashes.

Here there are some  examples:

From Fine senses:

From Sullivan  counter tops:

From Moje Powidoki blog:

From Tetris tiles:

From Salvage Secrets:

 

 

 

Folding Bedsheets

Friday, May 10th, 2013

I know, I know! this is not a post about house design but  it is about house keeping and keeping it nice!!! hahahahahah!!!

My friend Ilaria sent me a while back links from wonderful web sites that they help you to organise your house. I absolutely love this link to this web site called: The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.

In this link it explains you in a easy way how to fold your sheets in a perfect tidy manner! just fascinating!!

Xicu Cabanyes

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I think that art is very important part of interior design. A particular painting or sculpture can really light up a home.

Today I would like you to know more about Xicu Cabanyes. He is a Catalan artist that I really like and that has been in my family history for many years! My parents met him just after they married and they followed his artistic trajectory for years.

Last Christmas Santi left us a very particular present one of his sculptures! I really like it.

This particular one is part of a series of ones called the “Death and Disfiguration of Geometry”. The fundamental axis of this sculptural discourse, mainly based on shape, is the conflictive relationship between what is geometric and what is organic and, above all, the preeminence of the second factor. It basically represents how in nature we do not have geometrical shapes but rounded and how nature fights to have these shapes back.

Xicu Cabanyes is a very talented artist and if you ever decide to go to Girona I think you should drop down to his forest. He has a forest called Can Ginebreda where he has a lot of his art exhibit around a 40,000m2 area!