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Family home in Silicon Valley: OZ House by Swatt and Miers Architects

OZ House

Located in Silicon Valley, California, on a 2.8 acre property, the OZ House benefits from a slightly sloped terrain surrounded by mature trees. Designed to suit the inhabitant’s needs and wishes – a strong connection between the indoors and outdoors and modern amenities – the contemporary residence was designed as a double winged L-shaped plan construction. Designed by Swatt and Miers Architects, the residential structure…

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Dream Houses / January 24, 2012

Four tips to increase the value of your home

Classic Conservatory

The property market has become extremely difficult to predict in recent years. There have been surges in price and dramatic drops. Experts have struggled to put their fingers on exactly where it will go next, with 2012 set to potentially be another turbulent year. However, regardless of what the market is doing, there are always a few options to add a little more value onto…

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Design Ideas / January 24, 2012

Deceiving One and One Chair by Konstantinos Pamporis

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Symbolizing two persons in a relationship, the One and One Chair bases its functionality on the dependency found in each relationship. One can not reach its true potential without the other, creating a compromise that helps the unitary whole become stronger. Designed by Konstantinos Pamporis, the fascinating seating unit’s design is explained by its creator: “The elements that come with dependence are faith and risk….

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Furniture / January 23, 2012

Three-level loft style apartment in Brussels with amazing features

Loft style apartment in Brussels

There are a lot of extraordinary living spaces out there and out mission is to find the most interesting urban and rural residences in our quest for the perfect dream home. Inspirational architecture and motivating interior design are the keys to having a large visual memory of details and the information provided helps in understanding how these homes were built. Great architects have an amazing…

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Design Ideas / January 23, 2012

Casa dos Ipês Project in Brazil Features Open Design

Casa dos Ipês Project in Brazil 1

This particular project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a decade’s work by Marcio Kogan that was considered practically impossible by many builders. The design consisting of exposed concrete is given amazing poise, with the amount appearing to float above the glass volume of the lower floor. Moving up, the central TV room is surrounded by bedrooms, and they receive light via a wooden panel on…

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Dream Houses / January 23, 2012

Tenaya Residence is an Impressive Contemporary Home

Tenaya Residence 1

This generously-sized contemporary residence titled Tenaya Residence, located in Las Vegasis a design transformation of an erstwhile architectural project in the area. The 6,709 square feet building, designed by Las Vegas-based studio DesignCell structured on two levels houses five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The residence actually is a renovation and expansion to an existing house in a reputed neighbourhood. The old tract house has been…

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Dream Houses / January 23, 2012

The Future of Vespa Scooters as We Know It

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If you’re wondering where the role of “Go-Green” campaign comes into play in your interior decor scheme, here’s the answer: the scooter-turned workstation! The scooter was named Vespa, which means ‘wasp’ in Italian, because of the vehicle’s two-stroke engine’s buzzing sound. When tougher emission laws and restrictions for sustainable living came into effect, the scooter production had to be shut down and all of them…

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Design Ideas / January 23, 2012

Resting on Top, Without Competition

The Ultimate Home 2011 1

Ever wondered how Richie Rich (from the comics) used to live? Blooming with unequalled city and ocean views, a dynamic interaction of lights and shadows, and a gigantic area full of impressive luxury amenities, this contemporary residence might just define your dream home. Hovering atop a hill in Southern California, this recently completed project has been named the Ultimate Home 2011 by Robb Report. Designed…

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Design Ideas / January 23, 2012

Christopher Guy’s Furniture for Home inspired by Fairy Tales

Christopher Guy’s Furniture

If you are the kind of person who loved fairy tales while you were a kid, this furniture is for you. British designer Christopher Guy’s furniture collections seem to exist in the fantasy world, among the fairy tales and dreams. A couple of years ago, he created a chair inspired by “Alice in Wonderland” which turned out to be a best-seller. This further led him…

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Furniture / January 23, 2012

Sleek Furniture from the House of Pouenat Ferronnier

Origami Chandelier

Design firm Pouenat Ferronnier is renowned for its furniture and interior decoration items because of its vintage neoclassical and highly contemporary designs. The recent collections from the company, designed by various designers is a treat for the eyes, and refreshingly beautiful. Designed by French designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne, they offer sleek, contemporary free-form lighting, tables and shelving. The first one is ‘To Turn You On’ coffee…

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Furniture / January 20, 2012



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