Friends Advertising and Friends for Friends, located in a loft in Bucharest

The publicity agency Friends Advertising, together with the Friends for Friends foundation share a common headquarter located in a friendly loft in Cişmigiu Gardens (Parcul Cişmigiu), a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania. The headquarter is a circular space around the interior courtyard. The 452 sq meter area is mostly an open space, the only closed areas being the meeting room and the smoking lounge.

However, the biggest benefit, in the opinion of Sorin Tranca, the founder of Friends Advertising, is the tall ceiling. He says this allows people to be more free-spirited and more creative and dynamic which they can’t do in a room that’s two meters tall. The agency moved in the new headquarter last year, in 2010. During the process of searching a space to rent, Sorin Tranca found this loft and he immediately fell in love with it. The loft was modern and recently reconditioned and it wasn’t decorated so they had the freedom of designing it in a way that would result in a personalized and original space.

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140 sqm Private Flat in Paris by PPil

Located deep in the hearth of the seventh arrondissement of Paris, France, this cozy flat is situated at the sixth floor of the building dating back to the 19th century. The building definitely had a historic look and so did the interior space of this flat. But the owners didn’t want a piece of history but a more modern place to live so they’ve decided to renovate the place and to redesign the whole space.

The 140 sqm flat was redesigned by PPil architects and several changes had to be made. The flat had potential and the large space available offered more freedom to the architects. It was already equipped with a long balcony that went from one side to the other and this provided the owners with beautiful views and a large open space available from several rooms. The landscape can also be admired from inside thanks to the large glass windows.

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DIY Argyle Sock Vases

Most of the times DIY projects besides their practical side they are also a funny activity. They may fill your free time on a rainy afternoon or a boring day that you spend at home. The activity may become even funnier if you use some cute materials as for examples some pair of socks.

Usually women hate the moment when they find their husband’s socks everywhere in the house. Now if you prepare to start a funny DIY project based on the use of some pair of socks you might forget about this incident and even become happy when you find them.If the pair of socks has a lovely and interesting design then it might become perfect for your DIY Argyle Sock Vases.Here are the materials that you need: socks, vessels, needle and thread, scissors and scrap fabric.

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Luxury Alila Villas Uluwatu by WOHA Architects

The Alila Villa Uluwatu is a hotel and villa development located in on the dry savannah landscape of the Bukit Peninsular on the dramatic southern cliffs of the Indonesian island of Bali. It’s a resort comprising a 50 suite hotel and 35 residential villas. The 35 1/2 acre project was designed by WOHA architects, starting with 2004 and it was completed in 2009. Alila Villa Uluwatu is an ecologically sustainable development that development has been designed from the start to exceed Green Globe 21 requirements.

The complex uses low energy lighting, non-chemical termite treatment, naturally ventilated public areas and all wastewater goes to grey water system where it’s sued for watering plants and for toilet flushing. Moreover, all the materials used in the construction are local. Craftsmen in Java and Bali are making the interior furniture, lamps and accessories. The landscape also includes only native plants, which are more drought tolerant and that also create a very beautiful local image. All large trees have preserved or transplanted and the site vegetation has been surveyed and documented.

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Two Minds, One Result: A Different Kind of Bistro

In a time when we are too busy and always on the run, bistros have become a solution adopted by most people. According to the preferences, you can choose whatever you want, a more traditional bistro or a modern one from the wide range of places. For example, the Green Bistro in the Lengermann & Trieschmann department store, located in Osnabruck, Germany seems to be a very good option. Nothing compares to the modern atmosphere created by the interesting lines of the design, work of two important names in the field, Siddik Erdogan & Jorn Frohlich.

They  transformed the natural shapes into a source of inspiration, which led to a lack of sharp edges. The plan was to build a sustainable modern place, which could provide healthy green food and the result proved to be a success, an innovative bistro with functional parts: food displays, tray shelves, benches and tables.

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How to Prepare a Wall for Painting?

Are the walls of your room covered with wallpaper? Do you want to update the look of your room? Well, if this is the case, then why not consider painting. Believe it or not but dressing the wall with a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to impart the room with a fresh crisp look. And the most significant feature of painting is that the task can be easily initiated and completed on one’s own. All you need to do is prepare the wall and paint the desired color.

First of all, you need to remove the wallpaper. Spray a solution of vinegar and water on the wall, and starting peeling them gradually. You might have to employ a putty knife or scarper to handle the tougher portions.

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Joe Ledbetter Piggy Bank

Children are excited to save money. Whether they realize the real value of money or not, they like the sound of coins falling on top of other coins inside the belly of a piggy bank. They can have some goal for gathering all the money for example buying a car or a doll, depending on preferences. But they often forget about this goal and just enjoy the piggy bank as a toy or a decoration for their room. This Joe Ledbetter Piggy Bank is the perfect gift for a kid. You can choose the colour between blue for boys and pink for girls.

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