Archive for June 2011

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An Intriguing Design Innovation: Litracon® Transparent Concrete



Have a look at this creative idea that can be widely applied when it comes to a variety of designs ! According to the producers,” Litracon® is a combination of optical fibers and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks. Due to the small size of the fibres, they blend into concrete becoming a component of the material like small pieces of aggregate. In this manner, the result is not only two materials – glass in concrete – mixed, but a third, new material, which is homogeneous in its inner structure and on its main surfaces as well. Litracon® is a fully handmade product which results an exceptional and individual pattern of light in each piece“. We like the idea of indoor panels, but we believe there are many more ways this innovation could be taken advantage of. How would you use transparent concrete in your home?

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Cool and Fresh Neon Lettering and Numbers for Your Home


Some people have an open mind that allows them to create the coolest things! This collection of neon lights for urban cribs is amazing. Designed by USA-based Neos Lettering and available on Etsy, the Plug and Play Neon Letters and Numbers alongside the 3 Slot Neon Base that accommodate neon words with inspiring meanings are amazing decorative and lighting elements that every fresh home should display. The lighted lettering are described by its creator: “Neos Lettering features a unique system of neon letters that can be combined to create various phrases, sentences, names or just a single letter or punctuation. We also have the full Greek Alphabet. Letters are available in either blue or purple and connect end to end. Letters are estimated to be made in the early 90′s.” The base of these letters and numbers measure about 6 inches wide and 3 inches in height – they are small enough to fit on a table or even be placed in the corner of a room, on the floor. You can buy the slot neon base and choose any combination of numbers or letters to create your own personalized light.


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Diverse & Contemporary: Park Avenue Penthouse in Manhattan

Welcome to an apartment that can be characterized by an extreme diversity. This penthouse located on Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York has no less than 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and they all have a distinct design. Here is an official description regarding the project’s structure: “A dramatic marble gallery leads to a large living room with fireplace, a dining room with bar/butler’s pantry, a fully equipped media room, full bath & office/guestroom. Access the large entertaining/dining terrace from every room. Large solarium style gourmet eat-in kitchen with staffroom/bath and laundry rooms. Family room leads to a master suite with luxurious bath, fireplace, and private terrace. Bedroom wing also include 3 large bedrooms with terraces and two baths. Creston system for automated climate control, humidification, shades, lighting and audio visual equipment, three private elevator landings, custom Euro-windows/doors and skylights, wide plank white oak floors, Venetian plaster walls, large closets and 10 foot ceilings.” Seen on Sotheby’s, the modern crib features two fireplaces, a home theater, a library, a security system and many more.



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Design Style: Japanese Inspired Interiors

If you’ve ever been attracted to the clean lines of modern and minimalistic qualities of decor and interiors, most likely that inspiration stemmed from traditional Japanese interiors. The Zen-like qualities of space, open floor plans, natural materials, and nature inspired neutral color palettes are Eastern civilization qualities of Japanese interiors in which we love our interiors to be infused with these same aesthetics. If you’re trying to bring Japanese inspiration into your home, here are tips to bring details into your home, which reflect this influential decor style.




Open spaced floor plans: In Western civilization, the tendency to place furniture closer together and in abundance is the opposite in Eastern civilization. Open spaced floor plans that keep walls to a minimum and embrace views to the exterior are a quality to bring into your home. Japanese interiors embrace nature and views, and having open floor space between furniture and the built environment around your interiors will naturally make your space feel lighter and less weighted down.

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