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Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels

  PV panels never looked so good From above, the Kudadoo Maldives Private Resort looks like a shiny black beetle floating in a tranquil aquamarine sea. Located off one of the Maldives’ tiny tropical islands, the luxury resort’s main building has a roof built from solar panels arranged into a stepped pattern. Source: Maldives luxury … Continue reading Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels

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Clariant Finds Blues & Greens Will Be Big in 2020

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the release of ColorForward 2020, the 14th edition of the annual color forecasting guide for the plastics industry. While consumer preference has been trending toward warmer tones in recent years, Clariant color-trend watchers see a shift to cooler blues and greens in the palette they developed for 2020. … Continue reading Clariant Finds Blues & Greens Will Be Big in 2020

Jaw-Dropping Images of Moscow as Winter Wonderland

It’s no great stretch to associate Moscow with the winter – after all, the stock image of a Russian usually includes full coat, furry hat, the whole nine yards. What we’ve seldom seen are representations of the beauty of the Russian winter, and that’s where Kristina Makeeva comes in. Source: Jaw-Dropping Images of Moscow as … Continue reading Jaw-Dropping Images of Moscow as Winter Wonderland

Portfolio of the new architecture of “Großmarkthalle Frankfurt”,…

Portfolio of the new architecture of “Großmarkthalle Frankfurt”, 1928. Typography: Hans Leistikow. Via Nosbüsch Stucke Source: Portfolio of the new architecture of “Großmarkthalle Frankfurt”,...

Moody Street Photos Of London After Dark By Luke Holbrook

Stunning street shots at night by Luke Holbrook, a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher, and urban explorer currently based in London, England. Luke focuses on urban and street photography. He is a master of night photography. Source: Moody Street Photos Of London After Dark By Luke Holbrook

Hong Kong By André Josselin

The artist took this series while producing a short movie for a brand in Hong-Kong. Inspired by a lot of neon-tumblr blocks and movies like blade runner and ghost in the shell, André Gosselin made these images while wandering around the city. « I started photography like 9 years ago, with a camera my dad … Continue reading Hong Kong By André Josselin

AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

In 1961, the architect Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by the Fine Arts Foundation to design and develop a large arts complex in central Fort Wayne, Indiana. The ambitious Fine Art Center, now known as the Arts United Center, would cater to the community of 180,000 by providing space for an orchestra, theatre, school, gallery, … Continue reading AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

Outdoor lighting by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

  These dimmable outdoor lights were designed by the architect Dominique Perrault and the designer Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, a beautiful interpretation of the traditional tube light of Samode. Adjustable via your smartphone, the luminaires called Gude and Kyhn are available for indoor and outdoor use and fit perfectly in a contract and domestic context. Source: Outdoor … Continue reading Outdoor lighting by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

17 Charming Shabby-Chic Deck Designs You Need In Your Backyard

There are a few things that can improve the quality of your outdoor areas like a deck can. It is the most versatile addition that you can update your backyard, courtyard, porch or garden with. I mean, there are just so many things that you can do with a deck, especially if it is in … Continue reading 17 Charming Shabby-Chic Deck Designs You Need In Your Backyard

A Photographer Sees the Sites in Morocco

Growing up in New Zealand, London-based photographer Adrienne Pitts (@hellopoe) always had the urge to travel. “We are so far removed from everything there at the bottom of the world that we are taught at an early age to spread our wings and fly,” she explained. She recently booked a trip to Morocco with some … Continue reading A Photographer Sees the Sites in Morocco

10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

From a floating university to a network of black female architects, Phineas Harper offers an alternative guide to the year's most important happenings in architecture. A barrage of "top 10" articles come out at the end of every year, trumpeting the best films, plays, exhibitions and so on of the previous 12 months. Source: 10 … Continue reading 10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

Night Under The Northern Lights: Panorama Glass House In Iceland

  Located just a half hour outside Reykjavik is what may be one of the most unique cabins in Iceland. Introducing the Panorama Glass Lodge. sThis igloo-like home features a small fully equipped kitchen, a dining table, full bathroom, and hot tub – essentially everything you’d expect out of a high-end hotel or lodge. What sets … Continue reading Night Under The Northern Lights: Panorama Glass House In Iceland

Northern Lights, Cozy Hot Tubs: 11 Winter Glamping Spots You Need To See

  Have you always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights in the middle of the wilderness? Does snuggling up next to a fire while snow falls on the roof of your cabin sound appealing? How about soaking in a hot tub outside in a winter wonderland? Glamping — code word for glamorous camping — isn’t a new concept, but it is taking off as a winter … Continue reading Northern Lights, Cozy Hot Tubs: 11 Winter Glamping Spots You Need To See

5 Adorable DIY Coaster Projects — Kitchn

Coasters are high on the list of things you can never have too many of. (I mean, no one actually likes cleaning up water rings on a table, right?) They're also small, easy to store, and a fun way to punch up a coffee table. Instead of suggesting you spend a small fortune on store-bought … Continue reading 5 Adorable DIY Coaster Projects — Kitchn

Eccentric and Bold: Blue House for Those Who Dare to Dream Different!

How far are you willing to take the concept of ‘individuality and eccentricity’ in home design? That is the core issue that the fabulously unique Blue House aims to address even as it sheds a light on the Build-it-Yourself (BIY) plots that became all too popular during the recession years. Source: Eccentric and Bold: Blue … Continue reading Eccentric and Bold: Blue House for Those Who Dare to Dream Different!

Matteo Pacella and Philippine Hamen design blue classical furniture

Matteo Pacella and Philippine Hamen looked to ancient Greco-Roman architecture and traditional children's building blocks for this collection of classical furniture. The 12 piece collection, called La città è mobile! (The city is mobile), is made up of a range of "practical yet poetic" benches, stools, steps, tables, consoles and bookshelves. Source: Matteo Pacella and Philippine … Continue reading Matteo Pacella and Philippine Hamen design blue classical furniture

Spacious light blue kitchen

Spacious light blue kitchen I love bold color choices in the kitchen. Of course, a dusty blue might not be that bold for some of you out there who dare to play with colors, but to me it’s very inspiring. I love the way the soft blue combines with the light wooden bentwood chairs and … Continue reading Spacious light blue kitchen

Effect of Cool Colours retro advice (1938)

I found this article from a 1938 edition of the The Courier Mail. Primer for painters Most homeowners like to have their house looking brand new with a bright coat of paint in the sunshine of spring and summer. For the guidance of would-be decorators, the following hints will be useful.  A consideration of these … Continue reading Effect of Cool Colours retro advice (1938)

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Sew your own sarong dresses — and more vintage dress styles — with patterns and fabrics from Gertie

In yesterday’s story about sarong dresses, rompers and cabana sets ala Alfred Shaheen for Unique Vintage , a reader commented that famed pattern designer Gertie also has a sarong dress pattern — so if you have the skills, you can sew your own. Source: Sew your own sarong dresses — and more vintage dress styles … Continue reading Sew your own sarong dresses — and more vintage dress styles — with patterns and fabrics from Gertie