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Infinity Bench built using the same techniques as wooden canoes

infinity bench

The contemporary Infinity Bench was created by a talented design duo, Andrew Williams and Tom Huang.Inspired by organic shapes that can be built with modern technology and shaped into fantastic pieces of furniture, the Infinity Bench “explores the possibilities of bamboo strip construction”, as the designers say. Starting with the undulating and eye-catching design and going through the work that involved many processes, the two…

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Furniture / December 1, 2011

Stunning Skyline Residence in the Hollywood Hills

Skyline-Residence

Santa Monica-based Belzberg Architects have outdone themselves with this stunning residence – Skyline Residence – high upon a steep slope in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. You might remember the Brentwood Residence in Santa Monica, designed by the same team of architects and presented on Decoist a while ago. This residence is much more luxurious, but displays the same attention to details and modern style. The 5,800…

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Design Ideas / December 1, 2011

How to Refinish Wood Floors

Hardwood Floors

Many of the homes you have seen feature hardwood floors. Although we have no doubt about the aesthetics of this floor form, we certainly don’t think maintaining it is an easy task. Here are some suggestions you can try at home for refurnishing hardwood floors. If you have covered the floor with a carpet bonded with floor via an adhesive, you have some pre-work to…

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Design Ideas / November 30, 2011

Contemporary multidisciplinary healthcare center: Maison de Santé

Maison de Santé

Maison de Santé is a 549 square meter architectural project completed in 2011. Designed by Atelier Alassoeur Architecture and located in a suburban area of Saint Maur, France, the contemporary building consists of an existing structure that was extended in its backside to accommodate a multidisciplinary healthcare center. Seen from the outside, the building displays a contemporary facade, cladded in red cedar and featuring polycarbonate-covered…

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Dream Houses / November 30, 2011

Playful and Colourful Bathroom Exclusively For Children by Laufen

Florakids Bathroom by Laufen 1

Hey, this is exclusively for kids! Here comes a cool colorful bathroom specially designed for you! The trendy and playful bathroom range Florakids for kids, designed by UK-based Laufen, can find their place in nurseries, kindergartens and play-schools and homes too. The contrasting colors used in these bathrooms will be really appealing to the children, while accessories are inspired from the children’s favorite animal and…

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Bathrooms / November 30, 2011

Pryor Residence Makes an Eco-Friendly Statement

Pryor Residence 1

Providing an amazing distant view of the sea from atop the hill is what this elegant residence gets noted for at first sight. The beautiful Pryor Residence gives its residents a feel of camping and lets them communicate with the environment around.  Pryor Residence is an aesthetically appealing residence designed by the Sag Harbor-based Bates Masi Architects. Spread across an area of 3,200 sq ft…

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Dream Houses / November 30, 2011

Melbourne Tramway Residence is a Big and Trendy Dream Home

The Tramway Residence 1

The Tramway Residence is a big and beautiful house, with a stunning contemporary architecture built in two levels. Located on an area of 3,250 sq ft at Melbourne in Australia, the Tramway Residence has been designed by Melbourne-based Vibe Design Group.  Let us get into the architectural aspects of the Tramway Residence. The aim of the designers was to make for their client a dream…

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Dream Houses / November 30, 2011

1525 Blue Jay Residence Packs Eco-Friendly Properties

1525 Blue Jay 1

The Blue Jay Way in California is already famed for its extra-ordinary beautiful houses that sport excellent designs. One of those houses, the 1525 Blue Jay residence, is our topic of discussion here. Designed with all trendy aspects of modern day architecture, the residence has its concept born out of renowned interior design company Lori Dennis’ intellect. Take a peek into the house and you…

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Dream Houses / November 30, 2011

Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

White Christmas House With Decorations

Christmas decoration ideas and themes are often available in abundance and yet decorating for Christmas can seem both daunting and difficult. It is a problem of plenty and most home owners are not sure what theme and style to adopt even as the big day draws closer. Moreover, decorating for Christmas starts a good couple of weeks in advance and many of us are often…

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Design Ideas / November 30, 2011

Outdoor Inflatable Decorations for the Christmas Season

fat inflatable snowman - christmas decorations

Christmas is quickly arriving at our doorstep and while many of us put off decorating the house till the last moment, it is best to get started early so that you are not overwhelmed at the end. While decorating the indoors of your home is one thing, the exteriors is a completely different proposition. Dazzling string lights, some bells and wreaths are often a part…

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Design Ideas / November 30, 2011



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