Some images possess the 5D powers. Like these out-of-the-world renderings of the award-winning Wadi Rum Resort in Jordan by super-talented team of Oppenheim Architecture + Design.
We all know what 3D is, so the 4th D is for the sound and feel of the swooping sand between the mountains which I can swear you get just by looking at this presentation. And the 5th D I give for the incredible peaceful and relaxing after-taste that is left with you, it’s almost like going on a mini vacation. Don’t you agree?
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With the warm days slipping away, so does my interior desires for bright patterns and sheers (I though I’m never going to say that out loud!). I found myself leaning towards something more substantial and real. How about strong architectural elements and solid unpretentious woods. Don’t you just get that crispy-thinning-fall-air and wet-wood-after-rain vibe from this Urban Loft by Steven Volpe.
And with my lust for library/dining spaces this room is beyond perfection.
One might say: “How’s the rich blue velvet is down to earth and unpretentious?” Well…I’m sure that it is blooming somewhere there in that wet forest of mine…on the bronze branches.
Yeah, you can take a girl out of lux but can’t take the lux out of a girl.
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One thing I’ve notice about myself, once my life get a bit hectic I tend to crave simple and clean design. While minimal design seems easy to achieve, it’s the most complex one. With just a few materials and limited key features, it is less forgiving and requires to be thought through completely to the last detail.
Architect Michael Kovac and interior designer Trip Haenisch managed to do just that in collaboration with Courtney Cox for the remodel of her Malibu house.
Concise and airy it creates a perfect vibe for the modern barn vibe desired by C.Cox. And living in Malibu one needs plenty of the outdoor spaces to enjoy the scenery.
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One of today’s vendor presentations reminded me of a certain beauty I can’t get enough of …
you say “art”, I say “wallcovering by Fromental“
If you are like me, spending all your work day by the screen, you would agree that there’s nothing like the feeling of a page of book in your hands. Moreover, I haven’t seen a single New-Year’s resolution list not saying “Need to read mooooore”. And I’d add to that where you set up to enjoy this magical (with the current sparsity, it’s certainly IS quite magical when you do carve out time for a book) experience is equally important as what you are reading.
So I’ve pulled some alluring libraries that inspire a few-hour long “cuddle up with a book” time. While there are some mind-blowing contemporary design, only the one with a little history behind could warm my heart.
The Old Library, Trinity College, Dublin, Thomas Burgh, 1712–33.
Boston Public Library, Boston, McKim, Mead & White, 1895.
Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, Henri Labrouste, 1838–50.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1963.
Library, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, Louis Kahn, 1971.
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