Home Tips: How to Look Elegant for Less

2 days 9 hours ago

Having a luxurious and elegant looking home has to be everyone’s wishes. However, sometimes, being able to have a high-end looking house can be quite expensive making it hard to achieve it.

Well, if you find yourself in this situation don’t worry, here are a few of the simplest ways on how you can decorate your home and make it have a more elegant look as you always wish for less.

1. Work on the Paint Color

Deciding the paint color of your house, as many would agree, is one of the most challenging decisions. The color that you choose will have an immediate impact on how elegant your room will look. Choose between going bold or soft hues.

Your color choice mainly depends on your color personality. Neutral shades, however, give a classic look and are easy to match, making it hard to go wrong with them. Also, painting the interior doors black creates an expensive feeling automatically without you having to spend much on the decorations. Interestingly, black color compliments rose gold and creates a tremendous elegant combination.

2. Style Your Windows

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In Good Company – What to Look for in an Interior Design Company

2 days 9 hours ago

So, it’s time to redecorate or re-design your home. Great! A change is as good as a holiday. There’s a few ways to go about it. You can check out some online tools, you could potentially hire a professional, or you could do heaps of reading and make some decisions for yourself. We do recommend hiring a qualified interior designer though, because they do it for a living and they do it well. However, choosing a company can be hard work, and you’re often spoiled for choice. So let’s check out a few things to look out for while choosing the crew who are going to give your home a makeover.

They Need to Be Local

Looking for an interior design company in Melbourne? Melbourne’s a big place. Do you want to choose a company that’s based in Cremorne when you live in Officer? Probably not. Imagine that drive just to visit them for a meeting.

A good tip is to set a 10-20 km radius from your home and choose a company that’s within that circle. That way they’re only a short drive away for meetings. Besides, they’ll probably visit your place more often than you visit their office so make it easier for them and they’ll be less stressed and more likely to perform at their peak.

Accountability and Integrity

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6 Tips to Get Great Discounts on Office Furniture  

2 days 10 hours ago

Setting up an office is no easy task. There is a lot on your plate that you should deal with! Speaking of which, buying office furniture is among these hurdles. Don’t worry. If you are anxious we are here to help with the following tips.

Have a Plan

Get a rough idea of what you want your office space to look like. This will help you deduce what type of furniture you should buy. Without a direction, you will get carried away and end up buying stuff you have no use for.

If you can’t come up with a plan, then you need to ask around the office and gather other’s input.  Having a plan will give you a good idea about where new furniture is required around the office.

Do some research

Don’t just go to the fist shop and buy everything. Instead, you need to do your research by shopping around. Many shops today have office furniture available for sale. You have to check out what different stores are offering you.

Try going to a supplier as they can land you quite good deals on used furniture that will cost you nearly half the money. This way, you will have a great product for less.

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When Minimalism Gets Extravagant: A Virtual Look at the Case Study House 17(2)

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Arts & Architecture’s Case Study House program was supposed to be about creating replicable, affordable designs for post-war living—stylish but modest homes for young families on a budget. And then came house #17(2).

To be fair, this house was designed for real clients, with specific and ambitious requirements. The Hoffmans had four children, a household staff, and an art collection. So this was never going to be just another suburban three-bedroom.

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Galería Convento / Estudio Montevideo + Pablo Dellatorre

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© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte
  • Architects: Estudio Montevideo, Pablo Dellatorre
  • Location: Belgrano, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Author Architects: Marco Ferrari, Gabriela Jagodnik, Ramiro Veiga, Pablo Dellatorre
  • Design Team: Sofía Faur, Ignacio Igarzabal
  • Area: 1400.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Gonzalo Viramonte
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Morger Partner

2 days 11 hours ago
Morger Partner
Dom-Römer Areal housing . Frankfurt Morger Partner Architekten . architecture © by Morger + Dettli Architekten Das Areal zwischen Dom und Römer in der Frankfurter Altstadt wird neu bebaut. Es ist nicht der grosse Massstab gesucht, sondern eine „Renaissance“ der mittelalterlichen Strukturen. In dem Gestaltungsplan sind die Volumen der Bauten sowie gewisse Materialien der Fassade … Continue reading Morger Partner
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Donghua Chen & Partners Release Details of "Science Island Loop" Proposal in Lithuania

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Courtesy of Donghua Chen & Partners Courtesy of Donghua Chen & Partners

Donghua Chen & Partners released details of their proposal for the Lithuanian National Science and Innovation Center, an initiative known colloquially as “Science Island.” The competition saw entries from 144 teams, making it the largest design contest ever held in Lithuania. Donghua Chen & Partners were one of three finalists for the competition, with the entry by SMAR Architecture Studio ultimately chosen for realization.

The Donghua Chen & Partners proposal named the “Science Loop” sees a series of systems, including social, skyline, circulation, devolution, and recycling loops, organized as an integrated network.

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Frei Otto

2 days 13 hours ago
Frei Otto
Multihalle pavilion . Mannheim Frei Otto . photos: © Daniel Lukac . + Multihalle pavilion The Multihalle pavilion was built as a temporary structure in Mannheim’s Herzogenriedpark, for the German National Garden Show (Bundesgartenschau) of 1975. It was designed by the architect Frei Otto in cooperation with Mannheim’s Carlfried Mutschler. Frei Otto was posthumously awarded … Continue reading Frei Otto
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Residential Building in Bucharest / Melon Design Studio

2 days 17 hours ago
© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir
  • Architects: Melon Design Studio
  • Location: Strada Atanasie Demostene 27, București, Romania
  • Lead Architects: George Postelnicu, Oana Postelnicu
  • Area: 750.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir
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Artificial Trees: How to Show Them Off

2 days 20 hours ago

We all try to keep our homes and yards bright, festive and full of color. Bringing bits of nature into your space, both local and exotic, is therapeutic and comforting and can bring a sense of peace and connection to the natural world. Small bunches of flowers and potted plants give us temporary accents, but it’s not anything we can count on for a regular home improvement…wilted and dying blooms happen all the time, and don’t always time their demise to match up with your annual summer barbeque. So, for versatility, longevity, and all-around beauty, you should consider investing in a collection of artificial trees to complete your décor.

Style

Trees make much more of the space they’re in than typical house plants. From lush, abundant ficus trees to the precision of sculpted topiaries, they can fill up a corner of your home or frame a piece of art or furniture equally well. Artificial trees that fill vertical space are valuable style pieces, and are able to add depth, color and dimension in a variety of settings.

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Hogueras de medianoche

2 days 21 hours ago

El solsticio de verano es celebrado cada año en el extremo del hemisferio norte de una manera muy especial. Se trata de un momento de celebración, ya que es el día más largo y la noche más corta, en un área del planeta en que éstos varían más en extensión, dejando atrás la oscuridad del invierno.
Una de las características que se unen a las celebraciones típicas del solsticio es la construcción de hogueras. En Finlandia se construyen las kokko, hogueras tradicionales que se encienden a medianoche. Esta práctica es común a Suecia, Noruega y Dinamarca también. Las hogueras que se construyen son de tamaño medio, y se realizan normalmente cerca de lagos. De manera excepcional en algunas ciudades, en el puerto se construye una hoguera conmemorativa de gran tamaño realizadas con cajas de madera.

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Hoguera del Gran Incendio de Londres

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En 2016 se construyó una hoguera, réplica del parlamento inglés y la ciudad a orillas del Támesis. El propósito era la conmemoración del Gran Incendio de Londres, 350 años después. El gran incendio de Londres fue un dramático evento que dejó a 70000 personas sin hogar y que supuso el punto de inflexión para el desarrollo urbano del Londres contemporáneo. El incendio extinguió 13200 casas, 87 iglesias y la catedral de San Pablo.

por UK Parliament


Ya que este evento resultó ser un suceso que marcó un antes y un después, la construcción realizada para su conmemoración no podía ser otra que una gran hoguera que reprodujese el caserío y el parlamento londinenses. La construcción se realizó en madera sobre un muelle del Támesis y se encendió por la noche.

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Bonfires on the Leeve

2 days 21 hours ago

En Lousiana existe la tradición navideña conocida como “Bonfires on the Leeve”. Una tradición que viene de los River Palisades entre Nueva Orleans y Baton Rouge. En esta zona, las parroquias organizan grandes hogueras en las explanadas próximas como celebración del solsticio de invierno.

por robert terrell


La tradición fue inicada por los primeros esclavos de las plantaciones del entorno del Mississippi, que encendían hogueras para iluminar la ribera del río. Esta práctica que se disfrazaba de tradición, era una forma de iluminar el campo y permitir que muchos esclavos pudiesen escapar escondiéndose en los barcos que remontaban el Mississippi. Hoy en día, las hogueras se asocian a la parroquia de St. James, que se encuentra en el centro de lo que antiguamente eran plantaciones de azúcar.
Estéticamente las hogueras son herederas de mucha simbología arraigada al lugar, con influencias de la cultura afroamericana, pero también francesa y alemana. Desde el siglo XIX, las construcciones son de interés público, y reproducen formas escultóricas en ocasiones, otras, son fieles a las originales.

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f22 foto space / LAAB Architects + Carlow Architecture & Design

2 days 21 hours ago
© LAAB Architects © LAAB Architects
  • Stair Structural Engineers: BeFrank and Yasuhiro Kaneda Structure
  • Cafe22 Designers & Makers: LAAB Architects in collaboration with Hoi Chi Ng and Roy Ng
  • Branding & Signage Designer: Milkxhake (www.milkxhake.org)
  • Contractors & Makers: Made in LAAB with AVT, Buddy Concept, Chi Keung Kee, Golden Smart, Linko, Profit+, and many more
  • Video Producer & Photographer: DCinematic, LAAB Architects

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