Moroccan Style: East meets West

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The oriental architecture is, in general, based on three pillars: (i) harmony, (ii) geometrical order and (iii) ornamentation. The arabic architecture is closed connected with the development of Islam. Various calligraphic and geometrical elements refer to Ala. The grand shapes, high ceilings and interior patios intend to transmit energy. The harmony of lines is easily blended with contemporary design and looks fabulous! Here is the selection I made for you! Hope you like it!

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A arquitetura oriental em geral baseia-se em três pilares: (i) harmonia, (ii) ordem geométrica e (iii) ornamentação. A arquitetura árabe, presente no Marrocos, está intimamente ligada ao desenvolvimento do islã. Diversos elementos caligráficos e geométricos remetem Alá. As formas grandiosas, tetos elevados e pátios interiores abertos pretendem transmitir energia. A harmonia de formas faz com que os elementos consigam facilmente se misturar com o design contemporâneo e ficar maravilhoso! Vejam a seleção de fotos que escolhi pra vocês! Espero que gostem!

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Lovely tiles. Project by Austin Patterson Disston Architects.

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Unknown designer. Photographed by Gregory Davies.

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Moroccan Lounge project by Lucy Interior Design. Photographed by Jeff Johnson.

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Mediterranean Hall project by Gordon Stein Design.

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From the book Marrakesh by Design written by Maryam Montague.

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Mediterranean Bedroom project by Gordon Stein Design.

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Southampton Moroccan project by Laura U, Inc. Photographed by Julie Soefer.

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Moroccan-inspired Condo project by Rebecca Mitchell Interiors and Boutique.

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Arabic elements in the rug, coffee table and wall. Earthycolors. Beautiful design. Moroccan Bohemiam Modern project by Calgary and Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design. Photographed by Lindsay Nichols Photography.

Cover photo: Residence in Key West, FL. Design by Todd Black. Photographed by Ken Hayden

From the catwalk to your home: Missoni inspired

There is a big trend taking over on the last few years: zig zag print. Of course Missoni played a big part on that, together with ethnic coming back. Our home is intimately correlated with the fashion world and, the zig zag now lays on our sofas. I love it! And you?


Uma grande tendência está tomando conta nos últimos anos: a estampa zig zag. A marca italiana Missoni teve um papel importante nesse  movimento, junto é claro, da volta dos looks étnicos. A moda na nossa casa está intimamente ligada com o que vestimos e agora o zig zag está nos nossos sofás e tapetes. Eu adoro! E vocês?

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Vanice project by Torquoise LA Interior Design / Vanessa de Vargas. Photographed by Jeri Koegel.

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Rosedale Renovation project by MHouse Inc / Shirley Meisels. I LOVE her projects.

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Meat Packing Duplex by Axis Mundi. Photographed by Mikiko Kikuyama.

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Dreamweave Master Bedroom project by Coffinier Ku Design. Photographed by Rikki Snyder.

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W Residence Living Room project by Urbanspace Interiors.

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Boiler Residence project. Photo from Houzz. Unknown designer.

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Lovely tiles. Marin Family Home project by Jute Interior Design.

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Uptown Pied-a-terre project by Laura U, Inc.

Great Designers Series: Eero Saarinen

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It is with great pleasure that I launch this Great Designers Series‘ post with Eero Saarinen, one the most influential architects of the XX century, and also of my favorite furniture designers.

Eero Saarinen was born in 1910, in Finland, son of the renowned Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. Following his father’s path, Eero graduated in architecture 1934 at Yale University. In the next years, Saarinen completed many modernist architecture projects, like (i) the Gateway Arc, in St. Louis, (ii) the Miller House, in Columbus, Indiana, (iii) a neo-futuristic terminal in JFK Airport, in New York City.

Besides all the international acclaim in the buildings, Eero has immortalized himself in our homes with the amazing furniture line he designed for Knoll in the 1940’s and 1950’s, including the Pedestal Line (“Tulipe”), the Grasshopper and the Womb chairs.

Further the clean organic aesthetics, the one leg table and chair are made to last forever. The chair cushions can be easily removed to be cleaned or changed; I guess that’s the most amazing thing about design: being timeless.

XOXO,

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É com grande prazer que lanço essa Série Grandes Designers com Eero Saarinen, um dos arquitetos mais influentes do século XX, além de um designers de móveis que mais admiro.

Eero Saarinen nasceu em 1910, na Finlândia, filho do renomado arquiteto Eliel Saarinen.  Seguindo os passos do pai, Eero greaduou-se arquiteto em 1934 na Universidade de Yale. Nos próximos anos, Saarinen concluiu muitos projetos modernistas de arquitetura, incluindo (i) o Gateway Arc, em St. Louis, EUA, (ii) a casa Miller, em Columbus, EUA (iii) e o terminal neo-futurista do aeroporto JFK na cidade de Nova Iorque, EUA.

Além dos aclamados projetos de edificações, Eero se imortalizou nos interiores de nossas casas com a linda linha de móveis projetada para a Knoll, incluindo a Linha Pedestal (“Tulipe”), e as cadeiras  Grasshopper e Womb.

Acima da estética orgânica e clean, as mesas e cadeiras são feitas para durar pela eternidade. Os assentos das cadeiras tulipe são facilmente removíveis para limpeza ou troca. E é isso o que mais admiro no design: atemporalidade.

Beijos.

Saarinen

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European Apartment project by Olga Bakic

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Project by Hilary Walker

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Fairview project by Chris Nguyen, Analog|Dialog

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Sandia Road project by House & Homes Palm Springs Home Staging

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Rosedale Renovation project by MHouse Inc. / Shirley Meisels

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Photo from Houzz.com. Unknown designer

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Chelsea Studio Apartment project by Facet 14 Studio. Photographed by Julie Florio

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Loft in Brooklyn Sweater Factory project by Ondine Karady Design

See more of Saarinen’s furniture here.

Veja mais dos móveis Saarinen aqui.