4.100 sq meter TriBeCa Loft Residence by A+I Design Corp

Located in New York City, this 4.100 sq meter project dates back to 2010 and it was a real challenge. The architects working at this project were A+I Design Corp and the project team was formed of Brad Zizmor, Anastasia Amelchakova and Eliane Maillot. The challenge was to unify and naturally combine the two separated areas that resulted from the process of combining the two building in the past. There was an East and a West area that were obviously very different from each other and this had to stop.

The project team also has to try to preserve the loft’s history as a warehouse and later as an artist’s studio. Some obvious changes were made in order to do that while still being able to create a new design and a new structure of the house. A new outdoor terrace and a garden were added in order to provide some natural light and to create an open space. The kitchen and family breakfast room were positioned in the brightest part of the apartment so they can benefit from the natural light.

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Lovely DIY Patio Cocktail Table

Most of the people adore spending as much time as they have available outside, in the middle of nature. For those who have a house with a beautiful garden these moments are indispensable.

It is great when you have the opportunity to have a nice cocktail or a cup of coffee on your terrace, enjoying the fresh air and the beauty of nature. Here you may also invite a friend or a god neighbor who can accompany you and share these wonderful moments together. These relaxing moments are even perfect when you also have the outdoor pieces of furniture that you need and can make your staying more comfortable.

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The New Hotel in Athens

The “New Hotel” in Athens wasn’t always new. In fact, back in 1958 it was called the Olympic Palace Hotel. But 40 years later Greek Cypriot art collector Dakis Joannou saw it and decided he wanted to transform it into a whole different place. So the owner of Yes Hotel Group started his plan of turning this hotel into a new structure. In the process, he was determined to salvage each and every old floor and dingy mirror, trying to preserve the original material but in the same time creating a new design.

The new building was entitled, very suggestively, New Hotel. The architects working on the project tried to save as much as possible from the original building. They polished the marble floors and reconditioned most of the existing structures. Since Dakis Joannou was an art collector, he wanted to share his passion with the guests. So there are postcards, amulets and shadow puppets that can be seen all over the place. They are kept in acrylic glass plates just above the walls.

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Creative first apartment design in Tel Aviv Israel

When moving in a new apartment, especially when it’s the first time you’re doing that with your loved one, is a very important decision. You obviously want the best and you try to find a place that would be your dream home. However, for Ron, a design student from Tel Aviv, it wasn’t like that. When he first bough their first apartment with his girlfriend, it didn’t look like a dream home at all. That’s because it didn’t have to. Ron was ready to redesign the place together with his girlfriend.

We already knew he was a design student. What we didn’t know was that he had such a creative mind and such talent. In the process of redesigning the apartment, they tore down the walls in the kitchen in order to open it up to the living room and dining area, obtaining a larger space. The bedroom was also enlarged by closing an indoor balcony. Most of the items you see were personally designed and built by Ron. One very interesting and creative detail is the wall clock. Also, the cat play area is an eye-catching element.

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How To Use Shelves To Increase Your Storage Space

Wall-mounted shelves are excellent for maximizing your storage space anywhere in the house. Thanks to their simplicity and versatility, they can be installed in any room without exceptions. But you need more than just some free space on a wall to make this system work.

First let’s review the main elements you need to take care of when installing the shelves. First of all, measure the area and decide what size the shelves should be. Then make sure the shelves you want to install can support the weight you’re planning on storing. There are a number of materials to choose from like wood, glass or metal.

Shelves are most practical in the kitchen. Mount three or four open shelve above the backsplash and use them to store and display things like glasses, plates, spice jars, etc. in a small kitchen, you can use shelves to make the room feel larger.

You can use also shelves to display your collections and decorative items. For example, install shelves all around the door in a room and turn that space into a storage wall. Very clever and very practical and a lovely idea for small bedrooms.

For open floor plans, for example, let the shelves wrap around the corners and create a continuous design meant to connect two different zones. They’ll look interesting and they’ll be very functional at the same time.

Custom shelves can fit and squeeze into tight spaces and areas with difficult shapes, like in the case of this bathroom. A very smart way of adding storage to the room and taking advantage of a difficult layout.

Another place where open shelves can be very helpful in your home office. Lots of items need to be stored and they also have to be easily accessible. Use shelves to turn a corner into a beautiful workspace.

Sometimes a couple of open shelves can be just the thing a room needs to feel complete. They are great accent features and perfect for blending style with function.

Colorful task lamps for your desk

When you have a job that allows you to work from home, on one side it’s better because you can be close to your family and you have more freedom, but on the other side it makes you feel sad when everyone else has fun and you have to work. One way of bringing some joy into your working space is to add a colorful lamp that will help you light up a little.

There are many options to choose from and all of them are beautiful and appealing. For example there’s a collection of Hi-Light Task Lamps featuring 6.75″ wide x 15 to 34″ high lamps with a glossy finish and a sturdy but flexible design. They come in 8 different colors. Also, there’s a similar collection of lamps but these ones come with clip pads so you hang them wherever you want and save some space in the same time. They are also available in a multitude of different colors.

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Great DIY Portable Fire Pit

Summer is almost over and autumn is knocking at the door. The hot summer days are almost finished and the rainy and cold days will take their place. Autumn is usually a sad season or a season which makes you feel melancholic.

A nice fire pit may cheer up and warm a little bit this type of atmosphere. Karen has a great idea of how you can do your own great DIY Portable Fire Pit. It will make your nights more pleasant and on your terrace you can enjoy some beautiful sunsets that will match perfectly this romantic and relaxing atmosphere.

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