Recycled materials to build townhouses in Copenhagen

Recycled contcrete, repurposed double-glazing and discarded floor boards were all used in the construction of Upcycle Studios, a Copenhagen housing development designed by Lendager Group.

All the wood was sourced from Danish manufacture Dinesen, which would otherwise have been burned the material.... Why?
Windows were sourced from old buildngs that have been renovated, we need to be doing more of this.....everywhere!








Monochromatic and Moody

I must say I am loving these dark monochromatic interiors of Oliver Gustav







Found Treasures!

The best thing about living in San Francisco.....is that you can find things like this for FREE on the street! Love me an art deco lucite bar cart, styled by yours truly!
Cheers!



Environmental Graphic Design at it's BEST

THERE have created a contemporary, refreshing and distinct look for the Library that compliments the SMU brand and strengthens the interior design concept. When giving tours, we are able to tell a story of how the design of the library is connected with the surrounding Campus Green. Visually pleasing, THERE's solution enhances the library experience for students, faculty, and staff.










Kitchen Moments

Great curator's over at Domino.......Here you go, kitchen eye candy!



Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas Rooster Print



Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas White Tiles Old Sign



Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas Oil Painting



Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas Old Print Hanging Shelf


Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas White Wood Boards



Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas White Deep Blue


Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas Vintage Landscape Painting



Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas White And Blue


Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas White Kitchen Old Clock




Detroit Upstart Floyd Wants to Change How We Furnish Our Homes

Moving home is schlep enough, but having to purchase and then assemble complex furniture just adds to the dismay. Millennials are said to be the moving generation and, as it turns out, neither traditional furniture—nor DIY, blown-up-Lego furniture—matches their needs.

Enter Floyd. Alex O'Dell and Kyle Hoff, the founders of Floyd, met in Detroit shortly after moving to the city in 2014. Here they teamed up with a mutual friend to transform an old auto garage into a place-based incubator in the city’s Corktown neighborhood. 
And so Floyd was conceived.


Floyd, which started as an Ikea-alternative furniture source, did some research and found that the average millennial stays in an apartment for nine to 12 months, before moving again. For the two founders, this was the key in understanding the urgent need for furniture adapted for the city. "We saw an absence in addressing a clear pinch-point for millennials living in cities—after all, furniture is difficult to buy, assemble, and move," says Hoff (now Floyd’s CEO).

"We both felt that the furniture industry as a whole had failed to adapt to the changing needs of people living in cities," says Hoff. "If anyone has spent their Saturday traveling out to an Ikea in the suburbs; you know what I’m talking about." And at first, capital was what fueled the company—with a Kickstarter campaign that brought in 14 times their initial goal from over 30 countries. Next up was their focus on the perfect product offering that works seamlessly with the Internet and doesn’t cost an arm or a leg. Their devotees were hungry for more.


Floyd’s intention is to involve you, the design and furniture lover, in the process as an active, gung-ho participant. For instance, as Hoff points out, "for the table, we reduced a table down to its essential parts—you receive four table legs, which gives you the ability to construct a beautiful table in a few minutes from any surface material. This ranges from a desk, to a dining table and to a coffee table." As for a bed frame, the options are to just receive a framework (filled by your imagination and design fantasies) or the platform panels for a more complete solution. But what Floyd holds as a sort of trump card, is the simplicity of it all—no fight-inducing instruction manuals, which require "language" proficiency and also, no tools necessary.



Floyd’s platform bed, which is made of wooden panels that the company says are "lighter than plywood."

And then came the feedback: Customers from all over the world were, proudly, sending photos of their versions of Floyd furniture. In fact, over 30 percent of their sales are international; their biggest markets outside the U.S. are Japan, Australia, and Europe. "We could see that the brand was able to organically resonate across cultures," Hoff explains. "After all, a big priority for us was to lower the purchase barrier." And so, with a market centered in dense urban areas, the next phase will be launching a few more key products and, as before, with an easy purchase experience.

But the city of Detroit forms a big part of the Floyd tale. "Motor City," known for its manufacturing, is more recently recognized for its demise and then its slow and steady rise. "We work closely with large-scale factories in the Great Lakes Region to produce our furniture," says Hoff. "Many of our manufacturers (some who have never produced furniture before) are multiple-generation, family-owned entities. And for us, we love being no more than a few hours drive from our furthest manufacturer." Detroit, with its tacit knowledge base built up over many decades, has a deep level of expertise ranging across the manufacturing spectrum, and according to Hoff, that extent of expertise is difficult to find elsewhere.




Traditional furniture companies, and even the new age highly affordable ones, are often predicated on a model of releasing huge amounts of products to keep up with "what’s hot." This, according to Hoff, leads to a convoluted offering and, worst of all, a confusing shopping experience. "We want our next steps to be purposeful and continue to keep our line focused on a minimal set of strong products," Hoff smiles. "We’re taking our time and we’re just not in any rush."

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Aldi selling replica Eames chairs

Discount supermarket chain Aldi is selling pairs of replica Eames chairs for £39.99 – a fraction of the £339 it costs to buy a single authorised version of the chair.
Aldi is advertising "a pair of retro-style Eiffel chairs" on its website in the UK for £39.99 – the latest in a string of replica designs sold at heavy discounts by the budget supermarket chain.
The Eiffel chairs are almost identical in appearance to the DSW Eames Plastic Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950 and produced under license by Swiss design brand Vitra.


The similarity between the designs has been flagged on social media, with furniture designer Rupert Blanchard sharing images of the Aldi version of the chairs from one of its stores in London.
Oliver Wainwright, architecture and design critic at the Guardian newspaper, defended Aldi on Twitter. "Isn't this exactly what Charles Eames would have wanted?" he tweeted. "The licensing model that sees Eames designs elevated to luxury collectibles goes utterly against everything they stood for."
He added: "If a licensed original costs £333 and a pair of copies is £39.99, I think Charles Eames would tear that license right up".
It is not the first time the global supermarket chain has offered imitations of the Eames' designs. It has also sold replicas of Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich's Barcelona Chair and Philippe Starck's Ghost Chair at stores in countries like Australia, where copyright law allows copies to be sold as long as they are clearly labelled as a replicas.
However, new copyright legislation will come into effect this summer, under the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988, extending the copyright period to 70 years from the designer's death.