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Zen design

3 Modern living roomMinimalistic lines are the obvious influence of traditional Japanese interiors on contemporary spaces.Balance is key in a zen style home.Simplicity. Clutter is not part of the zen philosophy.This is Rurikou-in temple, KyotoSoftness underfoot creates relaxation in a zen room.Ideally, a zen room would be free from peace disturbing electronic devices.This up to date play on zen styles out each simplistic element.Zen dining areas can be formal too.Keep any accent colors uplifting.If you don't have an outdoor garden, you could always incorporate the zen garden ideal within your interior room, using twisted trees and pebbles.minimalist dining tableSliding doors allow the exterior and interior of this Japanese city loft to organically meld one into the other.Bare essential furnishings keep this living space from feeling cramped or cluttered letting the beauty of its wood and white elements reflect and bounce the natural light.Zen meditation room.The backs on these floor seats are a welcome addition.This window seat complete with tea kettle is a zen box.Natural materials are key.Paper paneled doors never fail to evoke an oriental look, install in doubles for balance.A zen room is a place of harmony.Play with natural light.Zen living room

Sites ……….

http://theartoftheroom.com

 http://thedecadenceproject.com

http://habituallychic.blogspot.in

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http://www.fromupnorth.com

 

 

Pop Art Style Apartment

As you can see through the photos, the pop art design is carried throughout the home in the bedroom, bathroom, foyer, and office space. Each room has that intense color splash in the art or furniture. The foyer is by far the brightest in the home with hot pink walls and a wall sized pop art painting that commands the space. You can’t help but stop and stare at this piece. The bathroom is very bright with lime green tiles filling the room. This home is very cohesive in the design and layout. Many rooms have dark hardwood but the spaces are lighter with the bright furniture and art. Those touches of pop art flare create a design that is perfect for someone who wants to take a risk and do something totally different in their home.  http://www.home-designing.com/2013/08/modern-pop-art-style-apartment

 

wall pop art built in desk pink foyer The pop art design is carried throughout the home in the bedroom, bathroom, foyer, and office space. Each room has that intense color splash in the art or furniture. The foyer is by far the brightest in the home with hot pink walls and a wall sized pop art painting that commands the space. You can’t help but stop and stare at this piece. The bathroom is very bright with lime green tiles filling the room. This home is very cohesive in the design and layout. Many rooms have dark hardwood but the spaces are lighter with the bright furniture and art. Those touches of pop art flare create a design that is perfect for someone who wants to take a risk and do something totally different in their home.

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An italian summer house.

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There is good reason this 17th-century oil mill in southern Italy looks more like a furniture showroom than an inhabited summer house. The dwelling is filled to the brim with the designs of the owners, the architects (and husband and wife team) behind Palomba Serafini Associati, who have together designed bathrooms, kitchens, furniture and lighting for some of the biggest names in Italian design: Boffi, Cappellini, Foscarini and Zanotta.

Retaining the rawness of the existing structure, they have made few interventions, retaining ancient stone floors, walls and arches. A lack of windows in the old mill has been overcome with the use of skylights carved out of the stone, as well as a patio at the rear, allowing the daylight to flood in. In the kitchen they have adapted to the existing space, adding only a sleek, minimal but multi-functional stainless steel island, originally designed for the Italian cabinetry company Elmar…

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GHOST CHAIRS.- http://denimandgray.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/ghost-chairs/

There’s a bit of history behind ghost chairs and one involves no less than a king. Philippe Patrick Starck, French product designer, took the form of the Louis XVI chair and reinvented it using a single piece of polycarbonate plastic. The result: a postmodern chair with neoclassic lines. Another popular transparent chair by Starck is the armless Victorian ghost chair which was based on its 18th century predecessor. (Cheaper replicas can now be bought, or rented for use in large events.) Ghost chairs are chic, contemporary, minimalist. They are versatile, blending well with practically all kinds of material. And, man, don’t they make outdoor weddings  look simply ethereal?

 

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A collection of recycled articles at Jamien Rao's studio Photo: Nagara Gopal         A mirror framed with leftover wood at Jamien Rao's studio Photo: Nagara GopalAll that junk | The Hindu. Excerpt :

At Jamien Rao’s office/studio in Sainikpuri, it’s understandable if you feel like a kid inside a candy store. Except that one wouldn’t be staring at candies but beautiful utilitarian artefacts made of recycled materials. “Recycled doesn’t mean shabby and cheap,” insists Jamien, whose firm has designed the interiors of hospitals, corporates and plush villas. In addition, if one is willing, he will minimise wastage and also turn leftovers in construction material into usable articles. Jamien is the face of the studio that has on board a psychologist and a host of creative minds that specialise in arts and crafts.

An acrylic sheet mounted over a layer of bamboo makes up the roof. The walls are cemented on the outer side while the bricks are bare but for the painting on the interiors. A piece of plumbing pipe has been remodelled to serve as a table lamp. Several pieces of measuring tape, discarded at construction sites, have been put together on a metal surface mounted on a granite stone to make a unique lamp shade.

The tables and chairs in his office and the garden and the wrought iron pot holders are all made of discarded materials. Old LP records and floppy discs have been turned into wall clocks, wine bottles have been filled with Christmas lights to become decorative lamps, leftover wooden pieces frame a mirror, water bottles have been turned into pots and a dish antenna doubles up as a canopy in the garden area.

Step by step, he proved himself and got clients to trust him. “There are times even people around you might ridicule you. One needs to be strong and determined,” he says.

Jamien knows it’s impossible to avoid scrap but his team minimises wastage. How does a psychologist fit into his team? “I found a lot of difference between what we communicate and what is perceived by clients. A psychologist can help bridge this void, especially in choosing the right colours and textures and making the interiors an extension of the client’s personality,” he explains.

As he takes us on a tour around his studio, he talks about peculiar problems that crop up: “Hyderabadis are Vastu conscious and don’t want old stuff coming into a new house. But many change their minds seeing how we remake stuff,” he says. One problem he still grapples with is his age. “When people read about our work online, they come expecting to meet an elderly gentleman. Very often I get asked ‘who is your boss?’ I tell them this is my firm and it takes them a while to get to trust me.”

Art Deco design ideas

http://butdoesitfloat.com/    – collage , typography , paintings etc.

http://www.trendey.com/scandi-retro –     rustic / retro stuff

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http://anindiansummer-design.blogspot.in –  This site’s got some seriously gr8 eclectic eye candy

LINKS

  • http://www.youthkiawaaz.com/       India’s largest online and mobile platform for young people to talk about issues of importance and seek action on them.  Youth Ki Awaaz also runs  India’s first and only mobile platform for youth opinions that needs no smart phones or apps, goes beyond internet penetration and empowers people to share their opinions, and also take action by simply calling up 09310952952 and recording their opinions or report issues within 60 seconds.
  • http://www.selfgrowth.com/              Articles on  Self Improvement
  • http://laughingsquid.com/                 Found it somewhat similar to twistedsifter.com – blog featuring interesting art, culture & technology………
  • http://www.designsponge.com/       Design blog featuring DIY tips , weekly design obsessions , artists , textile designers etc. nice pics

architecture and other links

http://www.fincabellavista.com/        –  a residential treehouse community in its formative years in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica

http://www.fincabellavista.com/learn-conserve/the-bellavista-initiative/ – assist communities throughout Latin America in regenerating rainforest assets and restoring native habitats to encourage healthier lifestyles, economies and opportunities. applying remedies to some of the most pressing ecological and social maladies impacting the Southern Zone of Costa Rica ………….

Our mission is to assist communities throughout Latin America in regenerating rainforest assets and restoring native habitats to encourage healthier lifestyles, economies and opportunities.

http://www.openculture.com    – Free educational media , interesting articles/videos  on psychology literature etc.

http://www.dumblittleman.com/

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/20/how-to-read-a-poem-edward-hirsch/

gr8  vintage site – http://warymeyers.blogspot.in/search/label/Interiors

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another gud collection –   http://anthologymag.com/blog3/tag/interiors/

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retro

http://warymeyers.blogspot.in/2013/03/knoll-londons-black-peter-playing-cards.html

 http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/experimentalhouse/   –   Alvar Aalto

  http://the189.com/         –  site featuring architects – classic and contemporary ……..found most of the designs  representing the  funcionalist ideology

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http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2013/3/18/revisiting-anita-calero.html –       artdeco.ish +retro – luvit         

 

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Cushions inspired by Fornasetti

http://afflante.com/5730-country-house-with-amazing-interior-styling-anna-erman/

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