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Experience: I live in the 1990s

We have a Spice Girls calendar on the door and an old VHS player – I watch my Vicar of Dibley box set on itI was born in 1998, at the tail end of the decade I love. Titanic was in cinemas, Britney Spears released … Baby One More Time, Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls and Apple released the bright turquoise iMac computer.I was too young to appreciate those things, but my first home in Mansfield was full of 90s decor. I loved the fun of it. The hallway was decorated in tongue and groove wood pa...
Tags: Apple, Design, Geri Halliwell, Life and style, Homes, Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Interiors, Mansfield, Dibley


Mismatch plates and hang art low: 18 ways to create a more beautiful home

Matt Gibberd, founder of high-end architectural estate agency The Modern House, shares his top tipsFor the past 16 years, I have spent my days nosing round other people’s homes like a design-obsessed basset hound. I have been granted access through hundreds of locked doors, perched on wobbly Windsor chairs, and taken tea in stylish studio flats, cleverly converted factories and even a working barge. Throughout all this, I’ve learned a lot. As The Modern House has grown, I’ve discovered that thes...
Tags: Design, Life and style, Architecture, Homes, Interiors, Modern House, Matt Gibberd


Tiny Kitchens so well designed + fully functional that they feel anything but tiny!

Tiny homes seem to have taken over, so why shouldn’t tiny kitchens be a viable option as well? I mean, our modern-day cramped homes really don’t have sufficient space for sprawling, over-the-top kitchens! What they need are well-equipped kitchens that take up minimum space, without compromising on functionality in the least. And, we’ve gathered a collection of mini kitchens, that may not be physically large, but will still manage to meet all your culinary needs nonetheless! These kitchen design...
Tags: Kitchen, Design, Tokyo, Lea, Johannesburg, Interiors, Tiny House, Tiny Home, Matt, Pierre, Holger, Clara da Cruz Almeida, Cucinotta, Tiny Kitchen, YD Design Storm, Design Storm


Built from repurposed roofing tiles, this exhibition space is inspired by natural cave dwellings and tree canopies!

H&P Architects created entire facades out of tile waste found on Vietnam’s streets for Ngói Space, wrapping the city building in curtains of terracotta tile to produce a distinct look that uses light and shadows to challenge conventional architecture’s sense of space and give the building a microclimate quality unique to its framework. Architects have felt inspired by natural dwellings for as long they’ve been building their own. Taking cues from the area’s surrounding landscape and proximate...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Repurpose, Vietnam, Interiors, Tiles, Recycled Design, Textile, Terracotta, Concrete Design, H&P Architects, Architectural Tiles, Ngói Space, Tilework


Zeev Aram obituary

Designer and founder of a modernist furniture store that helped to shape the look of 1960s BritainWhen, in 1971, David Hockney was asked to paint a portrait of the retiring chief executive of London’s Royal Opera House, he insisted the sitter come to his Notting Hill flat. The resultant picture, Portrait of Sir David Webster, shows the ailing mandarin in a Mies van der Rohe chair, set next to a glass table with tubular steel legs. Both pieces of furniture had been sold to Hockney by Zeev Aram, w...
Tags: Business, Design, London, Retail industry, Art and design, PERCY, David Hockney, Interiors, Royal Opera House, King, Bazaar, Clark, Aram, Hockney, Mies, Marcel Breuer


Birds of a feather

Exotic wildlife and an evolving cast of furniture bring this Georgian home to lifeThis is the house that keeps on giving,” says rug designer Wendy Morrison, who lives in Dunbar, East Lothian, with her family – and lurcher Eddie, as well as some pet chickens and a cockerel, Napoleon – in a Georgian farmhouse. “It has beautiful bones and was built with a lot of thought and love, as Georgian houses tend to be.”Wendy and her husband Gregor, and sons Woody, 15, and Harvey, 12, initially rented the ho...
Tags: Design, France, Scotland, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Homes, Interiors, Eddie, Napoleon, Wendy, Harvey, Woody, Gregor, Dunbar East Lothian, Wendy Morrison


Trump's furniture fail: that's not a desk, Donald – it's a table for TV dinners

The Resolute desk at the White House is made of timbers taken from a Royal Navy ship. It projects pure power. Is that why the defeated US president has switched to an occasional table he can barely squeeze his legs under?Has Donald Trump conceded the presidency by design? Is his choice of furniture betraying a subconscious admission of defeat? When the outgoing US president gave a speech this week saying he would depart if the electoral college voted for Joe Biden, his words came as less of a sh...
Tags: Design, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Culture, Art and design, Royal Navy, Interiors, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, Oval Office, Franklin D Roosevelt


Interview: GMC’s Michael Stapleton on All-New 2021 Yukon’s Interior

The brand's Director of Design for Interiors explains the vehicle's overhaul While GMC’s Denali line (which originally appeared as a trim level for the full-size Yukon SUV) has taken on a life of its own over the past  20 years and now enjoys status as a successful luxury sub-brand, the knock against them is that they haven’t quite delivered a premium-level interior. With that in …
Tags: Design, Interview, Interviews, Cars, Automotive, Gm, Interiors, Trucks, SUVs, Interior Design, Yukon, Gmc, Denali, Michael Stapleton, 2021 Yukon


A zen minimalist cabin that brings nature in and takes distractions out

We all know the movie Birdbox and we associate it with a stressful situation, I mean it was definitely didn’t fit in the comedy genre, right? However, I came across a different Birdbox by Livit, a Norwegian company, to counteract those feelings and really soothe our souls. This Birdbox is actually a prefabricated shipping container-like cabin that offers one-of-a-kind escapes to lush destinations surrounded by nature.The cabins are simple, rectangular structures with huge circular and oval windo...
Tags: Home, Design, Lifestyle, Architecture, Outdoor, Norway, Interiors, Interior Design, Cabin, Product Design, Cabin Design, Prefab Cabin, Minimal Design, Architecture Design, Treetop Cabin, Birdbox


Charge your Tesla and lower your electric bill with these solar blinds!

Renewable energy is our ticket to the future and the current climate crisis. From electric cars to sustainable tools, designers are changing the world for the better one product at a time. Joining that list are these Solar Blinds from SolarGaps that make your home smarter and your environment better. If you want to charge your Tesla without increasing your bill, this should be your first buy.Solar Blinds help you save on your energy costs and reduces your electric bill by 30% compared to convent...
Tags: Home, Design, Technology, Office, Lifestyle, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Carbon Emissions, Solar Energy, Appliances, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Interiors, Lighting, Solar Panel, Product Design


Phillipe Starck’s Broom – A sustainable chair that swept away industrial waste like magic

Here is some food for thought – what if our leftovers could be turned to functional furniture that looked food? I mean good, that looked good! Phillipe Starck is a French designer which means he eats really good food and has managed to turn the leftovers into some really good chairs called the Broom for Emeco. Global food waste (aka leftovers) is twice as high as predicted reports CNN but leftovers don’t necessarily mean just food – it is any waste that ends up in the trash and the solution to...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Lifestyle, Sustainability, Cnn, Furniture, Philippe Starck, Jk Rowling, Waste Management, Interiors, US Navy, Chair, Product Design, Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design


The Silhuous uses foliage-inspired shapes to divide spaces!

It divides spaces by connecting you to nature! Meet the Silhuous, a nature-inspired room divider. Using multiple acrylic ‘branches’ and leaves made from tracing paper, the Silhuous creates a visual barrier without appearing hostile. The barrier allows you to break spaces, creating zones in a way that’s alluring yet effective, and the Silhuous’ expandable design allows your ‘tree’ to grow depending on the size of your space. The best part is how it works as a beautiful light-diffuser too! Simply ...
Tags: Design, Interiors, Product Design, Room Divider, Jihyun, Silhuous


Sweden’s first cat psychologist helped create this perfect cat home!

Anyone who has a pet knows that we only work hard to give them the life they deserve, and just like us the folks at 24 Storage understand that you must pamper your children especially the furry ones! So they came up with this ingenious Cat Flat that looks like a modern piece of furniture on the outside and keeps your cats happy on the inside. It is essentially a penthouse for your cat that matches your living room.The Cat Flat has been carefully designed based on the advice of Sweden’s first c...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Sweden, Pets, Lifestyle, Furniture, Interiors, Interior Design, Product Design, Pet Bed, Cat House, Wooden Furniture, Pet Furniture, Pet Accessories, 24 Storage


This pill-shaped wardrobe comes with an mirror to give you instant escapism!

When you tell a child to draw a wardrobe, he will always make it in the shape of a rectangle. Even as an adult when I go out shopping for room furniture, I can say about 99% of the closets I see are rectangular. Orior made a simple switch to the shape and it’s got everyone thinking “Wow! I never imagined a pill-shaped wardrobe” which just goes to show how conditioned we are to live within the walls (or doors) or what we know. But Orior decided to shatter the notions of regular expectations by ad...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Lifestyle, Furniture, Interiors, Vintage, Wardrobe, Product Design, Furniture Design, Closet, Furniture Style, Orior, Narnia Orior


This no-screws Dougong Table assembles like Lego and looks like art

Alright, who is ready for a table that looks like art and does not come with a frustrating IKEA assembly guide? Because Boston-based designer Mian Wei has created this beautiful piece of furniture that marries minimal aesthetic with cultural heritage. The Dougong blocks from ancient Chinese architecture play a central role in the build and concept of the grid table – think of it as an advanced Lego challenge! Mian Wei won the Silver A’Design Award for this grid table in the homeware and furnitur...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Boston, Lifestyle, Competitions, Lego, Furniture, Chinese, Ikea, Interiors, Table, Product Design, Homeware, Accent, Woodwork


Marvin’s Innovations For Improved Natural Light and Air Access

Relying on its long-standing history as one of the home and interiors market’s most reliable brands, Marvin is introducing two innovative new products at 2020 International Builders’ Show that reference their abilities, but also test their potential. Skycove is a prefab, pop-out window-box designed to expand interior square footage and seating, while Awaken is a smart skylight that can dim natural sunlight, purify incoming air …
Tags: Wellness, Design, Windows, Sunlight, Marvin, Interiors, Building, Wellbeing, Linkaboutit, Decor, Skylight, Skycove


Renewed Rustic Charm Inside The Catskills’ Shandaken Inn

15 uniquely designed rooms within a restored lodge on 12 acres of land As the Catskill Mountains continue to develop as an attraction for hikers, bikers, tubers and skiers, design-forward destinations crop up to accommodate all types of travelers. A highlight among the various outposts, the Shandaken Inn reopened this winter after an extensive renovation and restoration. The bones of the building date back to …
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Accommodation, Interiors, Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York, Inns, The Catskills, Shandaken Inn


Furniture designed to satisfy the art lover in you

Having functional pieces with high utility in our homes is very important. However, sometimes we need a couple of designs around us purely for vain reasons…because they’re super aesthetic and attractive! So, we’ve curated a collection of artistic designs, that separate themselves from the usual products, standing tall as artistic masterpieces that could add a certain magical touch to your living space.Neil Aronowitz utilized and manipulated the material Concrete Canvas which is basically “concre...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Lifestyle, Furniture, Interiors, Product Design, Seating, Sebastian Errazuriz, YD Design Storm, Design Storm, Neil Aronowitz, Artistic Designs, Arben Vllasaliu, Tabo Design Studio, Ceal Floyer


Inside the 2021 Cadillac Escalade

Design that reflects the fact that customers now buy cars from the inside out The 2021 Cadillac Escalade has arrived and the evolutions in both its exterior and interior design are likely to please fans. Elements of the brand’s Escala concept car from 2017 have taken root—the large curved OLED display and interior touches like fabric, for example. When we published a series on that concept, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, Cars, Automotive, Automobiles, Interiors, SUVs, Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Escalade, Car Design, Escala, Auto Design, 2021 Escalade


Magic Carpet

A rug unlike any other, the Magic Carpet (created from scratch by F Taylor) is not only soft, flexible, UV stable and phthalate-free, but entirely biodegradable. Transparent eco-friendly plastic, made in the USA, composes the surprisingly opulent piece, accented with dynamic patterning and hand-knotted fringing. Complete with non-slip beads, this intriguing addition to any room adds personality without covering up existing floors.
Tags: Home, Usa, Design, Biodegradable, Interiors, Taylor, Flooring, Sustainable, Interior Design, Decor, Magic Carpet, Made In Usa, Rugs, F Taylor


If Tesla designed houses, this is what they would look like

I am an all-time architecture content consumer and nothing fascinates me more than seeing concept homes designed for the future! While we imagine it to be all Jetsons and some Avatar, designer Ivan Venkov has created a concept home that makes me curious – is this what homes would look like if Elon Musk was in charge?Venkov mentions that the original idea was for the modular aspect to only be included in the interior spaces, but the exterior sculptural look could also be shaped differently if des...
Tags: Architecture, Automotive, Home, Interiors, Lifestyle, Living, Luxury, Concept Home, Concept House, Elon Musk, Futuristic Designs, Futuristic House, Interior Design, Modular House, Smart Home, Tesla


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Green Dream

Sweet presents that forgo the cliche red and pink for minty hues Whether you believe Valentine’s Day is a sham or a delightful excuse to shower a loved one with adoration, we at COOL HUNTING avoid the roses, teddy bears, red and pink color schemes on 14 February. Instead, to celebrate the somewhat contentious holiday this year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite green …
Tags: Food, Art, Jewelry, Accessories, Music, Design, Prints, Gifts, Records, Plants, Vinyl, Limited Edition, Chocolate, Candles, Interiors, Valentine


Get your childhood unplugged with these innovative treehouse designs!

A treehouse is every child’s fantasy, a safe haven among the trees, somewhere to simply relax and get away from the world. We all may not have had access to treehouses as children, but, it doesn’t mean that we can’t indulge in this fantasy a little as adults! To feed your childhood indulgence, we’ve curated a collection of picturesque treehouses, which could probably serve as options for your next holiday destination!Somewhere in Mexico City, suspended on a treetop is the Casa Flotante. It trans...
Tags: Design, Montana, Architecture, Outdoor, Mexico City, Norway, Interiors, Oslo, Treehouse, Guangzhou China, Snøhetta, Jay Nelson, Espen Surnevik, Dustin Fieder, YD Design Storm, Design Storm


Kitchen Designs that will become your zen space

Our kitchens are where we cook and prepare the meals that, well, sustain us. Depending on how we perceive them, they can either be positive happy havens or the place we’re doomed to slave away in. So, we’ve curated a collection of fun and aesthetic kitchen layouts, to help you give your kitchen the makeover it deserves, and change your perception of it!This modern kitchen design by Edvinas Skiestenis is perfect for our modern homes! Matte black countertops, shelves, and cabinets manage to add a ...
Tags: Kitchen, Design, Architecture, Interiors, Product Design, La Cornue, Cesar, Kitchen Designs, Kitchen Layouts, YD Design Storm, Design Storm, Edvinas Skiestenis, Marco Podrini, Dom W Sansewieriach, Azbuka Dom Studio


Tiny homes made of shipping containers for the millennial home owners

Tiny homes are a fast-growing trench in the architectural world and why wouldn’t they be? The upcoming consumer is the millennial generation and tiny homes are perfect given the skyrocketing prices for real estate and avocados. Handcrafted Movement is a company that is here to bridge that gap between homes and budgets, in their words they have been created to create – what better motto when you build beautiful spaces right?One of their projects that I absolutely loved was the Pacific Harbor mode...
Tags: Kitchen, Home, Design, Living, Lifestyle, Architecture, Interiors, Small Spaces, Interior Design, Product Design, Minimal, Sustainable Design, Tiny Homes, Batt, Trailer House, Handcrafted Movement


Behind the Design of Williamsburg’s Bathhouse

Co-owners Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman on their spa for the future in a century-old building Williamsburg’s aptly named, recently opened Bathhouse—in a renovated 1930s soda factory that was once home to the Brooklyn Bottling Company and Dr. Brown’s Soda—has been renovated and designed by co-founders Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman in collaboration with Jennifer Carpenter of Verona Carpenter Architects. The space meticulously preserves many of …
Tags: Wellness, Design, Interviews, NYC, Brooklyn, Interiors, Wood, Interior Design, Baths, Onsen, Spas, Williamsburg, Brown, Jennifer Carpenter, Bathhouse, Hammamas


This accordion-like expanding window lets you reconnect with nature!

In our cramped up urban homes it’s almost impossible to retain a connection with nature…or is it? Argentinian architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia designed the More Sky window as a creative experiment. More Sky is a designer window concept that expands and attempts to replace the traditional windows we are so used to. The extending window unit allows for surreal views of the sky, and in fact, forms a mini balcony!Designer: Aldana Ferrer GarciaGarcia says that the project “provides visual relief, acces...
Tags: Home, Design, Architecture, Brooklyn, Interiors, Window, Product Design, Aldana Ferrer Garcia, More Sky, Aldana Ferrer GarciaGarcia, Hopper Niche Casement Niche


Creative Storage solutions designed to declutter your life!

Good storage units are essential in any and every living space! Unless you want a mess all around you, incorporating clever storage areas into your home or even office space is the way to go. Just like this snug shelving system by Juz Interior, we have gathered some interesting storage designs that are sure to declutter your cluttered lives!The Becky Corner Shelf by Noook comprises of a selection of stackable shelves, that turn even pointless little corners into useful storage spaces. This one’s...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Furniture, Interiors, Product Design, Desormeaux, YD Design Storm, Design Storm, Mint Tiny House Company, Storage Designs, Amber Lewis, Shelving Designs, Juz Interior, Noook, Soheil Yousefi


Manufacturing waste repurposed into a furniture collection your home needs!

Looking to make a switch to a sustainable lifestyle in 2020? Meet the Dot Collection – these modern pieces are made from the waste produced during manufacturing furniture. This group will keep with the aesthetic of your space while also allowing you to continue reusing, reducing and recycling.The Dot collection includes a set of chairs, bench, and side table that all come in subtle earthy colors with a combination of cool and warm. The inspiration for this modern sustainable set was a factory vi...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Furniture, Interiors, Table, Sustainable, Chair, Product Design, Furniture Design, Seating, Side Table, Modern Furniture, Pesi, Sustainable Furniture, Green/Sustainable


Jade Vert Candle

From the three-piece Love Collection by Boy Smells (founded by Matthew Herman and David Kien), the Jade Vert all-natural coconut and beeswax candle comes housed in a jade-green glass tumbler. As for the fragrance, it’s refreshing but soft; boasting notes of mint, fig, daffodil and mediterranean cypress, as well as juniper berry, tarragon and basil. While herbaceous, it’s a delicate and elegant scent that gently …
Tags: Design, Candles, Interiors, Fragrances, Decor, Scents, Boy Smells, Matthew Herman, David Kien



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