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March 22, 2012

Two-Year Renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat is Complete Read more: Two-Year Renovation of Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat Is Complete


Mies van der rohe
Time to rejoice: a two-year reconstruction of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's iconic Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic was recently completed - and it looks spectacular. The modern masterpiece is one of the most famous houses in the Czech Republic, and after a restoration and reconstruction project that included everything from the structure of the building down to the door hinges and furniture, the historic home has been reopened and is ready for its close-up.

See the amazing photos

The Scandalour Starchitects from Harvard

March 08, 2012

May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

The “FOR2″ by After 6 Design Studio (A6DS) is a multifunctional chair designed by Sia Zanjani for two with storage space for up to 15 wine bottles and 8 wine glasses. Moreover, there is additional space in the center for books, magazines and other accessories, which makes the FOR2 a perfect product for small living spaces. The main materials used are birch plywood and 100 percent wool felt. All finishes and colors can be customized upon request. The FOR2 chair, which is sure to impress both the wine lovers, book lovers and the lovers of fine design, sells for CAD $3,500.


March 06, 2012

Does that come in XXL?


I know the Alice in Wonderland thing has been done over, and over, and over again, but I still love it.  The whimsy and fantasy mixed with solid design. And in this case, amazing colors.

The Altesse Oversized Patio Chairs are made from polyethylene, are weather resistant and completely recyclable. Altesse, which stands for “highness” should be perfect for outdoor use although they may also be considered for indoor use.


Modern moder outdoor

March 01, 2012

Color your kitchen

I LOVE this!

Bored with stainless steel and lack of color in your space? Steel S.p.A. and designer Alcide Po must have understood what that felt like before they designed and introduced a range of cookers and hoods that features the contemporarydesign of the Genesi refrigerator.






February 28, 2012

Color Your Life: Blue

From Aqua to Navy Blue and all the way back to Cerulean, blue is the color that we reach to time and time again for both design inspiration and spiritual and emotional healing. It’s the color of the ocean and the sky, making it a constant in our lives. It’s the color of peace and calm, and of royal authority. Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Artists often use blue in paintings to help illustrate perceptive, as blue can give a feeling of depth and distance. Turquoise represents youth and strength. While the deeper Indigo symbolizes a mystical sense of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization.

So, whether you’re trying to add depth into a small room, increase a sense of calm in your home, or even perhaps add a youthful cheer into an otherwise dark space, blue is your color. Below are some of our favorite ABC Home blue products. Click through below and tell us, what’s your favorite shade of blue and how do you incorporate the color into your life?

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Blue Story


February 15, 2012

Dono Lamps

Crystal light

I usually cringe at the word "crystal," but these are stunning. Maybe it's because I'm reading an Elizabeth Taylor, but I am desparate for them.

Dono Crystal Lamps by Fabbian

January 18, 2012

The Feng Bed From Alivar

So soft and inviting. The Feng bed from Alivar has a typical Italian styling and will appeal those who have a penchant for clean contemporary lines.  The low-profile bed has ben designed by Giuseppe Bavuso who has upholstered the steel frame in  polyurethane foam and macron. The base has a “silk finish”  and is made of brushed anodized aluminum.

Modern bedrooms


Settanta Collection


I've been quite obsessed with this idea of all white - white walls, white rug, white funiture. White, white, white. 

Then I look at my almost 2 year old son. Obsession shattered.

Thank you Saba Italia for this beautiful visual indulgence. 

More modern sofas

This one was just right...


Love the Nest Chairs from Bother and Sons.  Like a modern Goldilocks.

Perfect for a child's or play room too!

More modern chairs

January 02, 2012

Flexible Vesna Lounge Sofa



The Vesna Lounge Sofa aims to render the same form of comfort you would expect from the usual ones for relaxation or even perhaps sleep.

This eye-catching sculptural piece is fluid in both form and movement as it flexes and bends to the user to make them feel so snug and comfy the designers at Nuvist even describe it as the “ultimate relaxation getaway.”

More for modern seating

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