2011 Juni : design elements

30
Jun

The ISEAMI House by Robles Architects

categories Architecture, Houses, Pools    

Das ISEAMI Haus in Costa Rica vom Architekturbüro Robles Architects. Dort auf der Hängematte zu liegen wäre bestimmt toll!

The ISEAMI House by Robles Architects in Costa Rica. I want to be on the hammock right now. Lovely!

contemporist

29
Jun

Wednesday Mix

categories Bedroom, Houses, Inspiration, Wednesday Mix    

Víctor Cañas

freshome

i can read

28
Jun

Lakeside House in Zurich

categories Houses    

photo: Richard Simpson for Livingetc via House to Home

27
Jun

House in Madrid

categories Architecture, House Tour, Houses    

Das Haus des spanischen Architekten Javier de la Calzada in Madrid. T O L L!

The house of the Spanish architect Javier de la Calzada in Madrid. B E A T I F U L!

photos: nuevo estilo

25
Jun

Leftovers

categories Leftovers    

Fotos von dieser Woche, die ich noch nicht gepostet habe.

Images from this week that didn’t make it into posts.

i can read

mi casa revista


mi casa revista

Pitch’s House in Madrid by the Spanish architect Iñaqui Carnicero via Contemporist

Pitch’s House in Madrid by the Spanish architect Iñaqui Carnicero via Contemporist

Pitch’s House in Madrid by the Spanish architect Iñaqui Carnicero via Contemporist


p.s.: This category is inspired by the leftovers of Japanese Trash – one of my favorite blogs.


24
Jun

Weekend

categories weekend    

Zeit zum Entspannen… Ein schönes Wochenende!

Time to relax… Happy weekend!

knstrct

23
Jun

House in South Africa

categories House Tour, Houses    

Dieses Haus in Südafrika zieht meine Augen magisch an.

This lovely home in South Africa is catching my eye today.

photos: Greg Cox-Hogl for klikk

22
Jun

Be you

categories Inspiration, quotes    

“It doesn’t matter if your place is a mountain hideaway, a houseboat, a 10.000-square-foot beach bungalow for two, a city loft, or a split-level in suburbia. Everyone, everywhere can love where they live – and should – and it’s doable no matter the size of their space or budget, or their level of decorating confidence. Because pulling off dynamic, distinctive interiors you’re happy to come home to isn’t always about breaking the bank or having a decorator on speed dial. It’s really about creating rooms that are true to you, that reflect your personality and who you really are. And who knows you better than you? You have total access to all unique likes and dislikes, what makes you happiest, and what’s most meaningful to you…”

Thom Filicia, “Thom Filicia Style

flickr

20
Jun

Interview with Ryan Korban

categories Designer, Interviews    

“Domino was great, but its aesthetic was very specific, and then the leap from that to Architectural Digest is huge. I think I’m grabbing people who are beyond West Elm and DIY; they want spaces that feel designed, but they don’t respond to the traditionalism of the interiors world per se.”

Ryan Korban in interview for famous trainers

Ryan Korban is an incredibly talented young designer. At only twenty-six, he has executed numerous commercial and residential projects. His clientele includes designer Alexander Wang and actor James Franco, among others. Ryan’s signature look? The statement on his website says it quite well: “the revival of a lost romance set within urban settings.” Ryan loves orchids and the smell of jasmine. His favorite paint color is Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Ball.

How would you describe your own style?

As sex, romance and fantasy.

You studied art history and philosophy. When did you first feel the need to become a designer?

I think my whole life I just didn’t realize it. I always needed to create good taste around me. Once I realized I could make a living charging for my taste was truly exciting.

I read that you don’t know how to draft a floor plan. Is it true?

I feel like people really pick on me about this, but yes it’s true. I just know what feels right. Its almost like my hands just do it. I need my hands to touch it before it feels right. Luckily I work with great architects who can draft a floor plan!

Can you describe your SoHo apartment? How does it look?

Small yet very luxe and super shiny.

Looking back at your first project what decorating knowledge do you wish you had back then designing the interiors?

I don’t think it’s so much knowledge as it is confident. With experience comes confidence. I wish I had that.

What design elements do you begin a project with?

I start really abstract. It’s usually a feeling or a energy I want to replicate. Once I figure out what that is everything falls into place.

How do you achieve a good scale?  Scale is a really interesting and difficult topic.

It really is, but I think if you can go bold and dramatic with scale you take that chance. I think it’s always best to do an appropriate scale with the actual furniture like chairs, sofas and go large in scale with decorative items like curtains, art, and even florals.

What’s your one best piece of decorating advice?

Always have fresh flowers and a great candle. You can live in a white box with a mattress on the floor, but with candles and flowers it can feel elegant.

Your dream project?

Decorating Kennsington Palace when Princess Diana was living there.

You are most inspired by…

Good taste and true beauty, authentic beauty.

What do you love to do when you are not designing?

Be with my boyfriend.

Your favorite books?

I absolutely cannot live without a first edition of Colette’s Chéri.

How do you define luxury?

Luxury to me is the use of precious things. Fur as a carpet, formal dining rooms used daily, and sitting in pieces that would usually have a “do not sit” sign. That’s luxury to me.

My signature Design Elements question – what are the most important design elements?

Fur, silk, boucle, brass.

photos: 1 – the selby, 2-5 Ryan Korban

18
Jun

Leftovers

categories Leftovers    

Fotos von dieser Woche, die ich noch nicht gepostet habe.

Images from this week that didn’t make it into posts.

decoist

Marie Claire Maison Italy via Captivated by Image

nuevo estilo

nuevo estilo

dulcis domus

SAOTA via arch daily

p.s.: This category is inspired by the leftovers of Japanese Trash – one of my favorite blogs.

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