Springtime Renovation

On April 16, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Yaara
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Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom and all around the world people are renovating and renewing their homes. Even if you’re not thinking of a complete overhaul, spring is a good time to go around the house and put in a few finishing touches to update your decor. The most basic item [...]

Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom and all around the world people are renovating and renewing their homes. Even if you’re not thinking of a complete overhaul, spring is a good time to go around the house and put in a few finishing touches to update your decor.

The most basic item in the toolbox is definitely plain old boring nails. But why not give it a whimsical, and designer take?

Masaharu Ono’s flower head nails really hit the spot. While they are a bit pricey for a set of 6 nails, sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference in a room.

 

Modern Escher-like Library

On April 9, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Yaara
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As a book lover, there is something about libraries that will always pull me in. But in this digital age when we’re all reading off our iPads and Kindles and Nooks, it’s easy to view libraries as a thing of the past. With their dusty and musty old shelves and plethora of dark wood paneling, [...]

As a book lover, there is something about libraries that will always pull me in. But in this digital age when we’re all reading off our iPads and Kindles and Nooks, it’s easy to view libraries as a thing of the past. With their dusty and musty old shelves and plethora of dark wood paneling, somehow they don’t seem like a relevant part of the 21st century.

But this is definitely not the case for the Stuttgart City Library, which opened last year in Stuttgart, Germany.

The modern cubic structure gives way to a wonderfully MC Escher-like interior with staircases in seemingly random places connecting the 5 stories of the library.

While the white walls and almost-sterile design created by Yi Architects isn’t an obvious choice for a library, the ultra modern design ensures that a home for books is still relevant, even in this digital age.

 

Simple but Classic

On April 3, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Yaara
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Inoda + Sveje, a design duo based in Milan, created this beautiful chair. With its simple lines, slim legs and thin seat, this dining chair illustrates the simplistic beauty of showcasing the wood itself in a chair. Unlike many modern designs, this style of chair will be a constant classic, never going out of style [...]

Inoda + Sveje, a design duo based in Milan, created this beautiful chair. With its simple lines, slim legs and thin seat, this dining chair illustrates the simplistic beauty of showcasing the wood itself in a chair.

Unlike many modern designs, this style of chair will be a constant classic, never going out of style and would be a gorgeous addition to any home.