We come across numerous contemporary houses on a daily basis but there are some which potentially redefine the word contemporary as well. House Beo located in New Zealand is one such structure which is destined to take modern architectural patterns to an all new high.
Illumination is a need of every structure and this House Beo in particular is exemplary when it comes to applying lighting techniques. The amount of information available (regarding the construction technique used) is unfortunately limited so all that you can do is to enjoy the images that follow.
It’s a very beautiful and modern house. It has a very nice design, both in terms of exterior design as well as of interior décor. Every room as specific look, a different atmosphere and décor. But what they all share in common is the modern and simple style. It’s nice how all the materials and patterns work together and form a complete and equilibrated image. And all the different colors also work together to form complementary and colorful images. It’s a beautiful design, modern and elegant and also stylish.
This is a really big place and it’s very modern and beautiful. There are a lot of interesting features incorporated in this design, the obvious one is the glass part. The interior design is minimalist and very elegant and sophisticated.[Office for Word and Image Photography: Tim Van De Velde]
Sometimes the specific client demands can bring out the best in an architect and that is what has exactly happened with Marcio Kogan. Marcio finished the House 6 after the family requested a covered external space which could be used for everyday living. Marcio resorted to reviving the idea of a traditional veranda for the House 6 where the veranda is more of an open space which simultaneously opens to the garden as well as the pool. The veranda also renders the services of a living room, a TV room and an extended kitchen which as the images reflect looks pretty cool and acceptable at the same time.
This beautiful house is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil and interestingly Brazil in the older times has had a strong tradition of veranda laden houses. Thus, House 6 is a mesmerizing structure which enlivens the old and blends it with the new.
Philippe Starck is seemingly everywhere these days as we showcased his egg-shaped lounge chairs earlier and now he has collaborated with and Eugeni Quitllet to compile the Magic Hole Series. ‘Compile’ may not be the apt word but since the series is a combination of some utter different furniture, I am ready to take the risk.
Magic Hole is a combination of a two-seater sofa, an armchair and smaller table-front armchair which has all been manufactured with the rotational molding technique. The three pieces adorn a dark and neat color scheme on the outside while the carroty tinge sparks up life on the inside. It is collection for the garden and logically enough, it is weather proof.
I really like this collection. It has a simple design, more or less classical and traditional, but still with a modern touch that’s pretty visible. It’s not like this collection has a revolutionary design or anything, but still it’s original in a simple way. There’s something about the shape that makes it special, plus those little color accents. Black and orange is always a beautiful combination. It creates a nice color contrast. Although this is a collection that seems to be appropriate to public spaces and not so much suited for an apartment or a house. That’s mainly because they are not very comfortable, plus I didn’t see a lot of apartments that have benches in their living rooms.
Roche Bobois Paris is one name that brings to mind refreshing images of contemporary furnishings that are capable of giving your surroundings an unmatched ambience. The brand is at its best again making its presence felt at this years Salone del Mobile with furnishings that quickly become an eye-candy irrespective of the surrounding items being displayed thoroughly as well. It is a case where the images do the talking and therefore I’ll leave you to enjoy them and form an opinion of your own.
There are a lot of interesting furniture pieces in there. There are many sofa designs presented there. A lot of collections to choose from. From what I see from the pictures, most of them share a modern style. Some are more colorful and fun and some are more simple. But they all look very comfortable.
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Dedon is always looking to be a different brand and for that the company keeps hiring the services of creative names like Philippe Starck. This time around Dedon summoned Philippe for designing some whacky looking lounge chairs which Dedon calls the Play lounge chair. It is the kind of outdoor furniture that can effectively tickle your playful side adorning an uber cool egg like shape using molded polypropylene and fiberglass. Dedon never misses out on its signature style and even in this case, these chairs have been weaved.
I like tall chairs. They have an especially comfortable shape. There are also other egg-inspired chairs, also presented on this site, but there are not so many similarities between them, except for the shape. I like the patterns and the materials used to create this collection. The suspended one is the most interesting. It’s like having your own swing in your own home.
Another thing I really like are the colors. The grey and the orange seem to go very well together. And the white cushions balance the image. Considering that this is an outdoor furniture set, I find it even more appealing. I can even imagine how this collection would look like surrounded by grass and flowers and the people enjoying the sunny days, drinking cold drinks and chatting, perhaps near the pool.
Webert is back with its latest collection of bathroom faucets that adore the Italian luxury style. Webert is calling it the ‘wolo’ bathroom collection which is an attractive mix of modern and traditional style. The design inspiration for these faucets comes from airplanes and their aerodynamically superior wings. It is that kind of an offering which will make your bathroom more like a room where you will want to spend some more time. The interested buyers get to choose from chrome, satin gold, black and chrome, and white and chrome finishes.
I like it when I see simple and modern bathroom features. That is a room that doesn’t need a lot of details. It’s supposed to be mainly functional. Of course, the aesthetic aspect can’t be neglected, so a combination between the two is the perfect choice. And this collection has it all. It’s simple, very functional and it has a nice modern look.
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Lighting fixtures have been around for centuries and these fixtures are an important part of the home décor, be it now or in the ancient times. Micron has just outed its best ever collection of lighting fixtures dubbed the Queen Crystal collection and this collection is sure going to keep the tradition of beautiful fixtures alive.
This collection is all about elegant, elaborate illumination, which is the courtesy of its chrome structure with crystal rings. Depending on the hues you prefer, you can choose from clear, red, amber, black and purple. Also, this collection is available in a varied range be it for the ceilings, the walls or even your table top.
I know that a lot of people seem to have a passion for crystals and other sparkly stuff, but I really find them not appropriate for anything else than jewelry. I don’t see the point of having a lamp covered in sparkly things, especially pink ones. It look like something little kids would like.
I know that they are expensive and precious, but they are also ugly. That’s just my opinion, so don’t get angry. I can’t imagine who would want to have a lamp like this in their home. Actually I can, and it’s not a pretty image. Well, let’s take a look at these features. As you can see they are all very shiny. There are multiple colors available, like pink, yellow or black, and probably white also. I like the shape but I absolutely hate the details. And that’s about all I can say about this lamps.