Furniture Love: Kanban side table by Andrea Ponti

 

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The name is Italian, but the company is based in Hong Kong. And that is where the inspiration came from. The city, known as a skycraper city, full of modernity, was the set up point for the design of the Kanban side table.

The concrete and steel are the highlights. The forms are just right, as are the proportions, with volume and density quite appropriate and similar to the industrial buildings used as base inspiration.

“The shape was inspired by the large neon signs that light up the busy streets of Kowloon: the signs jut out into the streets while hanging from a single slender steel bar.”

To check out more of Andrea Ponti go to www.andreaponti.com/


O nome é Italiano, mas o studio de Design Andrea Ponti tem sede em Hong Kong. E foi daí que a inspiração surgiu.A cidade, conhecida por seus arranha-céus, é cheia de modernidade e esse foi o ponto de partida para criação da mesa lateral Kanban.

O concreto e o ferro são os destaques. A formas são na medida perfeita, assim como  as proporções, com volume e densidade apropriados e similares aos antigos prédios industriais usados como base de inspiração.

“O formato foi em grande parte inspirado pelos sinais de neon que iluminam as ocupadas ruas de Kowloon: sinais que pulam para as ruas pendurados em uma barra única de metal”

Para ver mais de Andrea Ponti entre em  www.andreaponti.com/

 

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Lovely rooms for lovely siblings

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Today is Children’s Day in Brazil. It is celebrated on October 12, by kids receiving gifts from their family. This gave a strong commercial twist to the celebration, but at the end of day, we should really honor children around the world and think about what we can do to help to promote the welfare of every child. Without further ado, here is the selection of rooms for siblings I chose for you, really inspired by my sweet nieces and nephew. Those are rooms I’m sure they would like to share!
XOXO

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Hoje é dia das crianças no Brasil. A entrega de presente às crianças criou um forte cunho comercial a celebração, mas no fim do dia, devemos realmente usar esse feriado (também importante dia para os católicos – Nossa Senhora da Aparecida) para honrar nossas crianças ao redor do mundo e pensar como podemos contribuir para a promoção do bem estar de cada uma delas. Sem mais delongas, aqui está a seleção inspirada em crianças, em homenagem a meus amados sobrinhos. Esses são quartinhos que eles adorariam dividir! 😘


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For sisters that love pink. Northway project by Castro Design Studio.

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For sisters that love blue. Northway project by Castro Design Studio.

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Apartment in San Francisco designed by homeowner Jeanne Chan, founder of ShopSweetThings.com. Photographed by Nanette Wong.

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Remodel in Sun Valley Idaho project by Jennifer Hoey Interior Design.

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McCoy Colorado project by Ashley Campbell Interior Design. Photographed by emr.

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Lovely project by Fun House Furnishings & Design.

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Coastal Holiday Home by Cotton Tree Interiors.

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Great idea for a holiday home! Martis Camp Getaway project by Jeffers Design Group. Photographed by Matthew Millman.

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Bold and fun colors!! 3196 Pacific project byAlicia Weaver Design.

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Big family? Mt. Desert Island project. Unknown designer. Photographed by Irvin Serrano.

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Great idea for small spaces. St. Moritz Crescent project by Tracy Kundell (Avalon Interiors)

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I’m sure my nieces would love to share this bedroom. Designed by Katie Rosenfeld Interiors. Photographed by Michael J. Lee.

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A little bit more sober for grown boys. Project by Tobi Fairley Interior Design.

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Kentfield Sisters’ Bedroom project by StudioBARON Design. Photographed by David D. Livingston.

Are we small? Yeah! Are we beautiful? Yeah!: Kitchen Edition

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If you live in a big metropolis, odds are: you have a small kitchen. The growth of cities and population, associated with space restriction, caused the increase of square feet price , and now we live in smalls apartments. I guess most of us don’t give as much importance to home cooking as our moms and grandmas did, so, when it comes to space compromise, the kitchen is more affected. But, this does not mean that it can’t be beautiful. In the kitchen, the key word is declutter. Use cabinets to storage and leave the less you can over the countertops. A nice light fixture can be the focal point. Don’t be afraid of color. If possible, an open space increases the amplitude of the room. Check out this pictures to inspire you and choose your style!
XOXO

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Se você mora em uma metrópole, são grandes as chances de você ter uma cozinha pequena. O crescimento das cidades e da população, associada a restrição de espaço, fizeram com que o preço do metro quadrado crescesse e agora vivemos em pequenos apartamentos. A maioria de nós não dá tanta importância para cozinhar e comer em casa como nossas mães ou vovós – e muitas vezes nem conseguimos! Mas isso não significa que sua cozinha não possa ser linda! A palavra-chave é organização. Use os armários para guardar tudo e deixe as superfícies com o mínimo possível. Uma luminária legal pode ser o ponto focal do cômodo. Cozinhas integradas dão uma sensação de amplitude. E por último, não tenha medo de cores. Dê uma olhada nessas fotos, inspire-se e escolha seu estilo!
😘

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Yellow countertop made of Stone Italiana “Brilliante Giallo”. Rivervale project by KTC Design. Photographed by Bryan Lee.

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From Renovation Diary of Apartment Therapy (Jennifer Pade). Photographed by Pablo Enriquez.

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Leamington project by Sommer Maccdonald Architects.

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Modern Small Kitchen Project by WL Interiors.

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Project by Karim Rashid for Alloy Tiles. Photographed by Maree Homer.

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Conemporary Farmhouse Style project by Signature Kitchens. Photographed by Jim Yochum.

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Park Avenue Modern project by Penny Drue Baird (Dessins, LLC)

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Orange Blaze project by Davida`s Kitchen & Tiles. Photographed by Bob Narod.

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Project by Novell Design Build. Photographed by Latreille Delage.

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West 81st Street, NY project by Lilian H. Weinreich. Photographed by Francis Dzikowski/Otto.

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.

Gray is the new beige

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When you think about neutral colors for the walls? It used to be beiges and whites, right? What about gray? Recently, I find myself loving more and more gray as a neutral color. I think it is the go-to color when in doubt, and you can just accent with pillows, rugs, and other items. Paint is one of the easiest ways to change your room and give it a new fresh look. Don`t be afraid of doing it yourself! I`ve done it myself and believe me, it can be quite therapeutic…

And you? what do you think about grays?

XOXO,


Qual a primeira cor que vem a sua cabeça quando você pensa em paredes neutras? Bege? Talvez branco? E quanto ao cinza? Eu tenho amado cada vez mais, e pra alegrar o ambiente, use almofadas, tapetes e alguns objetos coloridos.

Repintar as paredes pode ser o primeiro passo pra renovar o seu ambiente. E acredite, é tão fácil e tão terapêutico! Coloque seu moletom velho, arregace as mangas e rejuvenesça seu espaço.

Um abraço,

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Cobble Hill House by CWB Architects / Francis Dzikowski Photography Inc.

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Apartamento em Santos project by Brazilian architect Carla Felippi

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Modern organic project by MAY Designs / Amy J May

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Apartamento Cidade Jardim project by Triplex Arquitetura

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Austin, TX project by Martha O’Hara Interiors

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Suburban DC, Cahill Residence project. Photographed by CM Glover Photography

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Apto Itaim I project by Inhouse Designers

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Oakland Master Bedroom project by Brian Dittmar Design. Photographed by Emily Payne