Saturday, 29 November 2008

Prefab home and building as contemporary architectural design

Prefab home and building as contemporary architectural design5
Prefab home and building as contemporary architectural design
Prefab home and building as contemporary architectural design2
Prefab home and building as contemporary architectural design3
Prefab home and building as contemporary architectural design4

Prefab known as contemporary architecture design because of this design as eco-friendly has modularity, portability and sustainable shipped. now prefab use a lot of people to design their home. prefab include home building and also furniture. when we build a home we able to choose prefab furniture for our design interior. home building and furniture in prefab has relation each other.

When a prefab home or building solution is required it can kick a design-oriented mind into high gear - the search for a visually appealing yet functional solution can be incredibly motivating. These creative designers are no exception. Prefabrication, modularity and portability also translate well into the world of furniture design, where versatile kit-based and flat-pack products can be more easily made and sustainable shipped.

Prefab is becoming a major buzz word in the world of contemporary architectural design. Prefabricated and flat-pack homes, buildings and furniture represent the possibilities of partial mass production and extreme portability fused into aesthetically awesome finished products. The challenge is to combine the need for mobility and sustainability with a building design that appeals to clients and overcomes potentially negative stereotypes that are conventionally associated with prefab.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Law firms interior design occupied nine floors

Law firms interior design occupied nine floors5
Law firms interior design occupied nine floors4
Law firms interior design occupied nine floors3
Law firms interior design occupied nine floors2
Law firms interior design occupied nine floors

Torys LLP is one of Toronto’s leading law firms. The firm has occupied nine floors in the south tower of the Toronto Dominion Centre since the 1980’s. In 2005, Torys recognized its traditional interiors were no longer aligned with the leadership and innovative spirit that is today the hallmark of the practice.

The proposed renovations were conceived to bring the existing premises up to current standards of practice from both a functional and aesthetic perspective. The principal objective was to consolidate client and executive spaces. An underlying goal was to foreground Tory’s contemporary Canadian art collection, which is distinguished by photo-based and conceptual works by internationally-lauded artists such as Edward Burtynsky, Rodney Graham, and Yves Gaucher, among others.

The centerpiece of the project is the Client and Executive Floor. A generous, continuous loop of circulation is organized around the core and is designed to function as a seamless gallery space. Views terminate at all four corners. Connectivity between floors is enhanced with the redesign of the interconnecting stair – a new wood and glass staircase facilitates movement and greater visibility between the 32nd and 33rd floors.

The north and south facing boardrooms occupy one, long extended, column-free space. Each provides flexible convertible space which can respectively be divided into smaller meeting spaces or completely opened up with a system of skyfold walls. The skyfold wall system manifests Torys’ commitment to innovation and to contemporary Canadian art. The patented system was customized with integrated art works by Montreal artist Pascal Grandmaison and Toronto-based artist Robert Fones. Both artists were selected through an invited design competition organized by the law firm, the architects and art consultant Fela Grunwald.

The south-facing boardrooms feature Robert Fone’s Somewhere… which weaves six short fragments from Miguel de Cervante’s Don Quixote with photographs of waves of the Toronto Harbour into the individual panels. The artist describes the skyfold panels “as pages from a giant book, with its spine in Lake Ontario and its pages open to the city.

North-facing boardrooms feature Pascal Grandmaison’s With The Light (On My View) / False Reflection Become On Me. Grandmaison’s concept plays on the fact that the principal function of meeting rooms are to make decisions. The walls feature various views of a colossal head in profile, pensive in expression and ambiguous in gender. Grandmaison explains that the sequence of images articulate “through metaphor the path (from broad to specific) of the decision-making process; how our inner powers of concentration can become an idea that can be communicated to others.” At the same time the portrait’s gaze forces our view onto the Cartesian grid of Mies’ original north towers.

A priority in the redesign was to highlight the character of the original Mies van der Rohe office tower. The strong dark mullions of the original tower are both contrasted against lighter travertine panels, and counterbalanced with a complementary palette of fumed oak, walnut, marble and bronze.

Ultimately, the design underscores the creativity of critical thinking that is at the essence of the practice of law.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Weathered Wood

Here are some pictures of some items with that beautiful weathered-wood finish we're seeing so much of. Check out the chandelier & the armoire next to the fireplace.

Interiors designed by Nancy Price & featured in House Beautiful. The aged finishes on the room's furnishings layer so well with one another.
The look is light & airy but still warm because of the time-worn feeling of the finishes.

I love this buffet from Wisteria. I wish I had a reason to buy it. It's got that perfect grayed driftwood look.

Here's the 'weathered oak" finish on a table & chairs by Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic:

I love this amazing compote from Potluck Studios. Whatver you did with this, it would be beautiful. It just looks so handmade & has this great rustic-elegance.

Here's the more refined acorn lamp from Aidan Gray Home.

Aidan Gray carries a lot of their pieces in this weathered wood/ limwash finish. How perfect is this chair?

The weathered finish mixes really well with other finishes- painted, ebonized, metal- just have fun with it! Got any pretty pics to share? I'd love to see them!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Design Coffee Table

Design Coffee Table
The design coffee table that was beautiful in supported with the color of the harmonious interior and agreed with the color of the table and the table seat coffee together with the appropriate seat to teamed up

Coffee Table Design

Coffee Table Design

Revive the atmosphere of your house with this beautiful coffee table design gave top the wide table clean from strong and best wood

Bond Coffee Table By Human

Bond Coffee Table By Human
I only tried to offer this coffee table and the source of this coffee table from feelmorehuman this site you will get information if according to me with this coffee table already very good and perfect will turn on the room of your house you had not regretted had design this coffee table

Design Chaise Lounge

Design Chaise Lounge
Design Chaise Lounge the place sunbathed from from natural wood design that made your life be easy really was good for relaxed in the house or in the hotel

Design Sofa Patio

Design Sofa Patio
The Design Sofa Patio that was good to illustrate in front of house, park, and veranda the house behind in for with natural wood and with the color of the original wood personally and still had the color in accordance with the color of your pleasure or that was the same as the interior of the house

Design Chairs Good For Relax

Design Chairs Good For Relax
Design Chairs Good For Relax This was the picture of the seat from Italy that in equipped with the support foot very good to relax in the house enjoyed your holiday day design in accordance with the style that you liked to not feature luxury is seen normally but this seat was really needed by you when you in the house personally wanted to relax easily

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Dining room blood splatter decor designed by Amy Lau

Dining room blood splatter decor designed by Amy Lau3

Dining room blood splatter decor designed by Amy Lau1

Dining room blood splatter decor designed by Amy Lau4

Dining room blood splatter decor designed by Amy Lau2

Amy Lau was one of 11 designers who transformed a Gramercy Park townhouse as part of Showtime’s Design House project. Their inspiration came from the six original hit series. However, it is Amy Lau’s dramatic dining room makeover which stands out.

Her macabre decor was inspired by Showtime’s Dexter series starring Michael C. Hall as a forensic expert whose specialty happens to be blood splatter analysis. The result is a dining room fit for a serial killer.

The dining room is largely done in white - better to see the fake blood splatters everywhere - on walls and even embroidered on chair upholstery. Candlesticks shaped like human vertebrae carry blood red candles. The glasses on the table have “blood” filled stems and tell-tale fingerprints.The ceramic tableware was handmade and incorporated blood splatter, veins and capillaries patterns. Dismembered flatware completed the ghoulish atmosphere. Many of the Dexter inspired designs are now for sale.

Friday, 21 November 2008

A Black & White Table Design for Fun

Here's a quick dining room design I did. I saw these gorgeous plates from House Beautiful's 101 plates & just had to do a room around them. Start with Knoll's Saarinen Dining table in black granite. (Yes, we're pretending we don't have a budget!) Its contemporary silhouette will look awesome with this white glass vintage style chandelier from Heal's above it.

Have some fun with the chairs & go with a clean-lined wingback chair in an oversized damask. The chairs will warm up the look & add some needed pattern into the mix. They'll also create a cozy feeling that'll have everyone lingering way past dinnertime.
Choose between this plate or the one above: (Both from House Beautiful's 101 Plates) This one's neoclassical print is such a fun take on a classic element.

Stagger these white glass candlesticks & black flower candleholders from Z Gallerie. They'll look randomly elegant. You could even add a simple white linen runner accross the table so the black flowers will stand out more.

This table setting ends up looking fresh & modern but has some more transitional roots- i.e plates, damask, chandelier. It just feels fun to me. Add some good eats & you're ready to go! enjoy!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Flea Market Finds from Trip with Eddie Ross

As promised, here are the items I found at the Flea Market trip with Eddie Ross. Check out this amazing metal side table, how much fun is it?!!

I love this gorgeous piece of vintage coral. The dealers at the booth (a couple) said they've had it in their house for 30 years. I couldn't thank them enough, especially with a price tag of only $25!
And here are the adorable fish! I'm not quite sure what they are: drawer pulls or maybe even shelf brackets. Soon-to-be bath towel hooks:

And, of course a piece of wood. ha! no, but seriously, I saw it & grabbed it so fast because I love how raw & aged it is. Eddie had the great idea of using it as a cheese platter and you know how much I LOVE CHEESE!!! I think it'll sit in my big hutch until feeding time ;)

And, my GINGER JAR LAMP! I've been looking for this lamp for 4 years. (Wow, has it been that many years I've been out of college?) My grandmother has had them forever at her house which is why I wanted one so badly. They remind me of her & the house I grew up in & of course, they're beautiful. My grandmother spied one at the thrift store one day, but by the time we went back to get it, someone else had nabbed it! They're very hard to come by. This was was a steal at $20!!!!! (You can see I'm holding it like a friend in this picture Jaithan took at the flea market- ha)

Here's a really simple ribbed wedgewood bowl. (I was seriously impressed when Eddie recognized it as Wedgewood from far away without turning it over.) ($5!!)

And, you know how I feel about inexpensive nature prints! I chose 4 bird prints (birds seem to be everywhere nowadays, don't they? Don't worry Grandmother, I know you've been doing them for years!) and was able to put two of them in gorgeous linen & gold vintage frames Dave & I had found for $15 on our anniversary trip to Easton, Maryland.

We weren't big fans of the Fashion Ladies who came in the frames (But they're very old & I saved them just in case!) so I cut the frame open & took out the original prints.

And look how pretty they are! The fit's not perfect but for $25 I'm happy for now.

And, you know how I rearrange all the time, but here they are in my big hutch. (The bowl on the left is the Wedgewood one looking adorable with a pitcher from Target!)

And on the other side of the hutch: (Paired with a sundial, a twig ball & an old jug of my grandparents')
I'll send after-pictures of some of the items later! hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Flea Market Trip with Eddie Ross!

This weekend Dave & I went into New York City with Christian & went on a flea market tour with Eddie Ross!!

Pictured counter-clockwise: Baby Christian, me, Jaithan, Eddie & Dave

Eddie Ross is one of my favorite designers and the Senior Style Editor for Martha Stewart Living Magazine. He was just recently on Bravo's 2nd season of the show Top Design. He's only 30 years old but has already owned his own catering company, worked as House Beautiful's Decorating Editor and also as Martha Stewart Living's Food Editor. His style is defined by his ability to create something out of nothing. He believes we can all have beautiful homes & don't need to spend a fortune to get them. He is a flea-marketing guru. From eight feet away he can spot a piece of Wedgewood (I saw this happen in person) & can tell you when it was made and how you can get it looking like new again & what you could do with it.

We had such a great time meeting Eddie & his partner Jaithan. They're so warm & friendly & down-to-earth. It was hard for me not to jump up & down & squeal because I was so excited. I can't believe how knowledgable Eddie is about antiques. (It has definitely rubbed off on Jaithan too because was able to tell me what things were that I had no idea what pupose they could have- like pretty little personal salt bowls- but I ready forgot the proper name!) It was really awesome to see them in action!

Please check out Eddie's post about the shopping trip for details:

I'll write more about my finds on another day!

Here's the link to the article about him that was recently in the Post:

I just can't say enough how happy I am to finally meet Eddie & Jaithan! I felt like I knew them before I met them from the blog, but now I feel like we're friends. :)

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Interior Design

Interior Design

Design the interior that was ideal for the marriage with the interior of the color of silver to package bolted unique wall and the decoration roof that was perfect with the layout of the color was very luxurious and perfect interior this