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Old Barn Renovation: Transforming Into Simple, Trendy Restaurant

The village of Charroux in France has plenty of historical and cultural heritage. Most of this area of the country still seems like it is largely untouched by the frantic pace of modern life. There definitely is a vast gap between the fashion capital of the world and a place like Charroux, which seems to be caught in a time warp. Comac Architects took up…

Decorating With White: Cocoon Suite at Hotel Andronikos Brings The Irregular Aesthetics Indoors

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Generally, irregularity and visual aesthetics don’t go hand in hand. Yet designers from studio KLab Architecture in Greece have decided to experiment boldly by using irregular lines and patterns to ensure that they recreate the charm of an evening on a pristine Greek beach along with a touch of natural goodness for the Cocoon Suite at Hotel Andronikos. Located on the island of Mykonos, the…

Baidu Campus proposed in Beijing set to dazzle with green goodness galore

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When it comes to modern science and technology, eco-friendliness and green design have become an inherent component of it all and the brilliant architects behind the Baidu Science and Technology Campus are out to reinforce the concept in grand and impressive style. A cursory glance at the campus plan would bring to the fore precisely what we mean by that. While chalking up the blueprints…

Moroccan Style 1969 Airstream Brings Back the Retro

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Seems like the latest design trend is to go back in time — retro is the new modern. They say that life goes around in circles at times and history repeats itself (mostly because we tend to not learn from the mistakes of the past). But fashion and design seems to be going the same way as well, since the colors, shades and patterns of…

Fun Ways to Inspire Learning: Creating a Study Room Every Kid Will do Their Homework In

playful study room for kids

It’s time to hit the books. To pull out a stiff wooden chair, sit at an equally stiff desk and crane your neck over several hours worth of study. The study room, a hybrid between Dad’s Office and Grandpa’s Library needs a little morale boost that will inspire great works. Change out the furniture to ergonomic and fun, splash the walls with subliminal education and…

Rustic Beach Hut in Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

rustic beach house retreat - Cabo Polonio

In our fast-paced, buys lives amidst with bustling cities full of loud noises, constant traffic, rigid schedules and other common stressors, it’s hard to imagine a place devoid of modern inconveniences. It’s imagine a place in which simplicity is the norm and distractions are nonexistent. Indeed, such a place sounds like a dream come true. While it may sound like a fairy tale, the unnamed…

Stylish Pendant Lamp by Bartosz Swiniarski, Look Like a Potato

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This interestingly shaped lamp by Polish designer Bartosz Swiniarski is proof that we all see and interpret the world around us a little differently. This collection of geometric shapes, clean lines, mathematically and precise angles is reminiscent of 20th century avant garde cubism – but to Swiniarski, it is a depiction of a potato. Looking a little closer at this magnificent lamp, the idea of…

“As Seen on TV” DIY Pros Share Tips on Stylish Home Trends

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Trends are an amazing concept in the marketing industry. They sneak up on us and BANG! an explosion of must-haves surround and bombard us everywhere we go. We can barely check out a Snickers bar without being accosted by the not so subliminal messages of the mini isle by the cashier. Stacked proudly facing all passing customers with their red and white emblem declaring these…

Mantling The Mantle Piece

I remember story time at the library with a teacher sitting beside her easel and a beautiful oversized book proudly displayed open to the first page. The following pages were bursting with color and life as the teacher turned the corners and began on the next sentence, a story jumped out at my fellow classmates and me. This was art. This was expressionism. Although just…

Contemporary Parkowa Apartment in Warsaw, Poland

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Imagine a space in which Oriental patterns and designs mingle with Spanish accents, modern touches and elegantly simple drapery, and you will have contrived an image similar to this home in Warsaw, Poland, by interior designer Pawel Sókol. Thought the ceilings are comparatively low, this apartment is both spacious and cozy all at once. Neutral earth tones work well amongst touches of warm reds and…




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