White Marble Everywhere!

It is time that marble and its imitations can be seen all over the house again. And it is true that it gives a nice feeling of cleanliness and purity.

1: Marble in the kitchen.

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2. Marble in the bathroom.

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3. Marble literary everywhere.

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Elizabeth Bixler explains the difference between marble alternatives here:

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credits: Dieter Vander Velpen, Decor Pad, My Domain, Country Road and Enseble Architecture.

Architecture in aquarelle

For inspiration. Architecture through the medium of aquarelle.

Part of the Façade of the Destroyed Church of San Michele in Lucca, as it Appeared in 1845, John Ruskin, 1845, Watercolour and bodycolour over graphite on grey wove paper.

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Project: Famous places in Aquarelle painting, Sunga Park, Korean artist and illustrator.

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Iceland in Aquarelle. Lars A Persson.

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Credits: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4

Friday’s updates 2: Bricks and Wood

This week I loved:

1. Rugen beach house in Germany.

Owner: “It’s a dream come true for us. We’ve been traveling the world for more than 20 years and were always looking for places with a natural beauty and genuine character, and we found that very difficult to find. We discovered the ‘Ostsee’ in Germany five years ago and we realized such a project ourselves, opening our doors to people who are looking for the same. It’s natural beauty in a very relaxing environment.”

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2. Jonathan Tuckey’s Yew Tree House in Dezeen magazine. He adds a glass and metal extension to an early 17th century building.

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3. And timber slats constructions by Paolo Deliperi.

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credits: Dezeen, Nordic Design, Magpie and Squirrel

Do you know anything whiter?

White, again. This Greek house in Lesvos by the Australian designer Claire Lloyd couldn’t be more white. Only thanks to the shades can one separates the walls from the bed, the timber floor from the carpet. Traditional and minimalistic elements together create
the “Ode to White”.

“White is not a mere absence of colour. It is a shining and affirmative thing. As fierce as red. As definite as dark.” , G.K. Chesterton

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credits: Claire Lloyd, Carla Coulson photography, Decoholic

This chair is everywhere.

I really like this retro chair, I have to admit it. I noticed it about a year ago. Now I believe that everyone else has noticed it as well.

Designers design this chair in different versions, decorators suggest it for different spaces. This chair can be found everywhere, from dining rooms to bathrooms, from private houses to offices and hotels.

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credits: CoMod, Nordic Design, Zara Home, Jessica Helgerson, Overstock, vanhetkastjenaardemuur.

And the list goes on and on..

Combining New and Old in Architecture

Architecture of this building shows how present should be in life.

As Lao Tzu once told… “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

In Alexandra Palace, London, peace prevails. Present is the perfect combination of two: past and future.

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credits: Sam Tisdall Architects, Richard Chivers photographer