Reflecting pools are water features that not only exude a serene and peaceful charm, but also accentuate the best aspects of your home or the canopy surrounding it by acting as a giant mirror! Modern reflecting pools have come a long way beyond the expansive and excessively large pools that require hefty maintenance and constant attention. Even contemporary homes that lack any significant backyard space are adopting these fluid additions in order to complement the interior or the entryway. Read More
With a sleek and innovative angle design, Saidoka is the ultimate iPhone-charging dock and one of the most interesting products of its kind we’ve seen lately on the market. A trustful companion, the stylish dock designed by Bluelounge plugs into the USB port of your computer or adapter to charge your phone as you work. Saidoka responds to your needs: the subtle angle allows you to access easily the incoming notifications (you can even text much simpler) while keeping your phone docked. With a soft rubber lining, this desk accessory complements the iPhone’s simple, yet elegant design. The good thing about it? It’s always close to your keyboard, so you never miss a call or text.
“The bottom of Saidoka features micro-suction rails to grip smooth surfaces without the use of a sticky adhesive allowing you to dock and undock your phone with ease. High-tech Japanese micro-suction uses tiny suction cups to hold Saidoka firmly in place and allows you to reposition again and again without leaving residue behind.” Both available in black and white, this cool accessory is very pleasant to the eye and matches the Apple design perfectly . Read More
When you hear the phrase “window seat,” do you picture a frilly bench filled with lacy pillows and tufted cushions? The traditional formal window seat will always be a vision in ruffles, but today’s post is dedicated to new developments in window seat design. While window seats of the past looked like something you’d find in a dollhouse, current window seat style incorporates a variety of updates, from a modern look to clean-lined cushions. Not to mention, innovative form, as shown in the image below… [from Schwartz and Architecture] Read More
The charming city of Gothenburg is the place to be if you’re into gorgeous interiors. Simplicity is valued, highlighting a bohemian and romantic lifestyle. We step inside this modern Swedish attic apartment and explore the playful distribution of light. Tastefully decorated in black and white, with white as a dominant colour, the apartment was envisioned as an open plan living space, breezy enough to allow the inhabitant to move freely. Designed to provide all the comforts of home, the compact dwelling is light-flooded, fully-equipped with modern appliances (kitchen), traditional beams and a fireplace. Read More
Light some candles, put Sade on repeat, pour yourself a glass of wine and just soak your stress away. Bath time is a self indulgence, one that is absolutely divine. Whether you fill the tub with milk, bubbles or flower petals, the warm, soothing waters seem to be a bodily cleanse that purifies even your soul. The bathtub, in many cases, is the centerpiece of the bathroom. So having a unique tub design will bring together all the other features of your master bedroom. Read More
By Jessica – Categories: Art, Bathroom, Bedroom, Decorative Accessories, Fireplace, Furniture, Houses, Interior Design, Kitchen, Landscaping, Lighting, Living Room, Rugs, Staircase, Swimming Pool, Wall Decor Read More
Traditional Bedroom by Rachel Reider Interiors Read More
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Rendering via Dezeen Read More
Supporting the idea of outdoor learning, David Salmela designed the Bagley Outdoor Classroom, a LEED Platinum building at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. The new sustainable learning center was built on an old, unused volleyball court, encompassed by a maze of trees. Although the area has a nice setting for running, hiking and exploring, the university never made the most of it. The construction itself occupies a small area, accommodating only the indoor open classroom. The outdoor classroom, envisioned as a patio, supports courses in biology, physical education and recreation, environmental studies, engineering, and many more.
“The outdoor classroom is created by the paved area defined by the fireplace, wood storage and reclaimed wood benches. The indoor classroom is a rhythm of exposed recycled timber structure punctuated by large openings to the South that create the connection between the outdoor class-room and indoor space.” Boasting large openings and exposed timber beams, the interior brings more of the exterior inside. The idea was from the very beginning to establish a connection between the two types of classrooms. Read More