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Black And White Contemporary Apartment Smartly Designed

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Compact spaces are so cool because they usually have a very smart design behind the decoration. It’s always about how to make it more comfortable, as less boring as possible and super practical, of course. We’ve spotted this apartment on Decoholic and we thought of showing you how small apartments have an elegant something going on. In this particular case, it’s the black and white chromatic that makes it so interesting, without stealing its cheerfulness. Uncluttered and  on different heights (the kitchen is upper than the living room without putting a pair of doors and a hallway but a symbolic pair of stairs) the apartment is quite nice and easy to explore.

To save space, doors have been eliminated. The boundary between the kitchen and the office, for example is made through a different type of flooring. Despite its reduced surface, the apartment has a big and comfortable bedroom. Because sleep and rest are very important for both your mood and skin, right?! The closet is masked and it sits right behind the bed, spreading on an entire wall (the “my clothes don’t fit in here” problem was, as you see, easily solved). Neat and stylish, the apartment is an interesting choice for those who seek their own small space to fit in.  (Guran)

Guran, Raphaelle. “Black And White Contemporary Apartment Smartly Designed.” Freshome. N.p., 29 Mar 2013. Web. Web. 30 Mar. 2013. <http://freshome.com/2013/03/29/black-and-white-contemporary-apartment-smartly-designed/&gt;.

 

 

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Photographing For Catalogs: Petra Bindel

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Check out this beautiful work by photographer Petra Bindel, for Swedish brand Stringfurniture, her work is crisp, bright and showcases classic Scandi-style interiors at their best. Bindel’s work has consistently appeared in Elle Interiors and Elle Decoration magazines, popped up in Dwell, and appeared across billboards and book jackets.

With 16 years in the business, the photographer has worked with some of the best stylists in the business to build an impressive body of work, about which she enthuses: “I don’t think there is anything more fulfilling than to work with talented people. It’s inspiring and the feeling of creating something together drives me forward and makes me want to do more”, and indeed she is prolific.

The pictures we see here of the String® system–a range of versatile shelving combinations that provide bespoke storage arrangements–exhibits the products in rich imagery, full of depth and clarity, and framed to perfection; the simple lines of the furniture take on an artistic, architectural quality, full of balance and careful geometry.

See more of Petra Bindel’s stunning photography portfolio, and read about her current inspirations, news, and impressive endeavors with a glittering list of industry greats on her blog: www.pertabindel.com.   (Home Designing)

 

Home Designing, . “Photographing For Catalogs: Petra Bindel.” Home Designing. N.p., 05 Apr 2012. Web. 6 Apr. 2012. <Photographing For Catalogs: Petra Bindel>.

 


all things are composed of whole and part

the works of japanese artist keita sagaki are highly detailed drawings portraying a larger figure or image comprised of hundreds and thousands of smaller sketches. his portfolio of painstakingly detailed, multi-layered pieces are approached in this way as the artist was deeply affected by mandara, a form of religious painting in esoteric buddhism, to which he was exposed at a very young age. his father took him to witness the making of this psychological and meditative artistic process at the age of ten. his exposure to mandara was around the same time that the other prominent feature of sagaki’s work, comic-like figures, was beginning to enter his artistic repertoire. now, sagaki begins his especially
image-dense illustrations in ink from one corner of the canvas until the entirety of the work-surface has been covered in his whimsical doodles, ultimately forming a fine-art work when viewed from a distance.

all things are composed of whole and part. for instance, the human body is built from 60 trillion cells. moreover, every matter is formed by an atom or a molecule. when all people live in this world, everybody belong to some organization such as a family, school, company and nation, even if we are unconsciousness. let’s broaden your horizons. your country is part of nations all over the world. and, the solar system including our planet is a part of the galaxy. however, the concept of ‘whole and part’ is not fixed. it’s in flux if we interpret from a different viewpoint, the wholeness which we defined is converted into the partialness. domain in the relations of both, it never ends. the concept of my creation is the relations of borderless ‘whole and part’. as i draw a picture in this concept, i want to express conflict and undulation from relations of ‘whole and part’, cannot be measured in addition and subtraction (the whole in the grand total of the part. and the part by the whole division)‘ – keita sagaki

leigha, db. “sagaki keita: comic fine art drawings.” designboom. N.p., 18 Mar 2012. Web. 20 Mar. 2012. <http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/19752/sagaki-keita-comic-fine-art-drawings.html&gt;.


pay attention to small details

The importance of details in interior decoration

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When designing or decorating a home it’s always important to pay attention to small details. Of course, the other elements like the color theme or the big furniture are also important but it’s often the little details that make the difference between a bright and fun home and a beautiful but boring one.

When I say small or little details I don’t necessarily refer to the actual size. Such detail can also consist in the texture or color of the floors for example or in the way the pattern from the wallpaper matches the furniture. When you usually find yourself in the spot when you’ve done everything you had to, you’ve furnished and redecorated the house but there’s still something missing, that means it’s time to add some more details.

This means you can add some colorful pillows on the sofa for example. This would add some color and would also make the room seem more inviting. Also, you could choose some pictures of artwork to display on the walls. Flowers are also a common choice when it comes to decorations.In the end, the most important thing when decorating a home is to be careful at the way the materials combine and the way the colors and textures work together. Make sure they don’t clash and always try to see beyond the obvious.  {found on Alhvem}

(Ganea)

Ganea, Simona. “The importance of details in interior decoration.” Homedit. N.p., 25 Nov 2011. Web. 26 Nov. 2011. http://www.homedit.com/the-importance-of-details-in-interior-decoration/.

 


Buensalido Architects / PHILIPPINES

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Architects: Buensalido Architects
Location: Paranaque Metro Manila, Philippines
Project area: 300 sqm
Project year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Buensalido Architects

 

Rosenberg , Andrew . “Courtyard House / Buensalido Architects” 02 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 04 Mar 2011. <http://www.archdaily.com/99799&gt;


dyrlov photography / denmark

 

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(Dyrlov)

 
Dyrlov, M. (n.d.). photography / interior. Retrieved from http://www.dyrlov.dk/
 
 

Black & White Interior Design Inspiration

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Deko // Susanna Vento // photography Mirva Kakko //

Vento, S. (n.d.). Deko // susanna vento // photography mirva kakko //. Retrieved from http://www.susannavento.fi/sivu66.html