This modern 1960 renovation by Gláma•Kím is picturesque, a place I could retire and just relax. The house was designed by Guðmundur Kr. Kristinsson and needed desperate repair. The roof design and material was the first thing I noticed. I assume with that green patina, the roof is copper? The roof is a nice architectural element that shines on this home. The simplicity of construction and what is going on in the interiors is in perfect harmony. The wood slatted ceilings add a nice warmth and lengthen the size of each room.The furnishings and art are perfect and compliment the architecture very nicely. Read More
Creating a relaxing and energizing living environment for a retired couple in Guarujá, Brazil, Estúdio BRA use both color and texture to transform a previously uninspiring apartment. With an area of just 96 square meters, the apartment does not really overwhelm you with sweeping spaces. It is for this reason that the architects opted for an open plan living that contains the new kitchen, dining and living area placed in a linear and uncomplicated manner. Different colors have been used for different rooms of the home to delineate space without putting in physical barriers. Read More
Finding old homes in and around the city of Melbourne that are in need of quick and nifty makeover is nothing new. This semi-detached and single-fronted Edwardian terrace house in Brunswick, Australia found itself in a similar predicament before its homeowners turned to Chan Architecture for a modern and energizing facelift. The existing house was more than 100 years old and that meant that much of the revamp needed to happen in the rear, living the street facade largely untouched. Then there are the constraints of space with most of these Aussie homes having a long, narrow silhouette. Read More
Creating an aesthetic connection between a 100-year old farmhouse and a smaller modern outbuilding that has been built far more recently is a tricky task that requires attention to detail. Sitting next to an old farmhouse, this small, contemporary structure in Cranberry Isles, Maine accomplishes this by using vernacular architectural features and a wonderful balance of elements. The new building built by Elliott + Elliott Architecture is part of a multi-generational home where the kids and the grandchildren occupy the main farmhouse while the head of the family finds space in the newly built structure just outside. A wooden deck connects the two buildings and preserves the traditional charm of the farmhouse. Read More
Are you looking for massage chair ideas? In this article we are going to show you fifteen examples that worth having a look at if you decide to improve your lifestyle with such a piece of furniture.
Considered a good alternative to massage saloons, these type of armchairs usually used in airports and malls are now becoming something usual for private residences and offices.
Technology has progressed so much these days that the mechanic and smart electronics integrated into these armchairs are providing full body massage therapies right in the comfort of your own home. No mater if we talk about shoulders, back, neck, thighs, buttocks, feet, calves, hands or arms, these massage chair ideas will handle the job effectively, and some of them even have such smart options that they will remember your body and the type of massage you prefer.
Considered functional pieces of furniture and a good investment in your health and well-being, these items, don’t usually come cheap! Therefor is good to have an idea of the type you will need, as well as the budget you are prepared to spend. They often come with tons of features, but the most important part is to buy one with the features that are most useful to you. You need to decide if you need a short term solution, just to relieve some pain, or you need a long term solution, for relaxation at home or in the office. On the short term solution, you could buy something cheap that will treat the area you want to. In the other case, you will have to prepare a budget and pay attention to several things like materials used for long time durability, features it has to offer, maximum working hours and the warranty your smart furniture comes with. You don’t want to buy a product for years to come, but end up throwing it away after just a few uses.
Prices start at around three thousand dollars and the most expensive massage recliner can cost even more then a brand new car, but remember: it doesn’t necessarily mean that the most expensive is the best option.
If you love mid-century modern design, you’ll want to take a field trip to the new Knoll store in Los Angeles for a little inspiration. In conjunction with the company’s 80th anniversary, the new Knoll Home Design Shop Los Angeles will let you get your hands on the company’s latest contemporary furniture. Textiles and tabletop accessories from the world’s leading designers and architects will also be available. Read More
Many people think modern and contemporary design are the same. But there’s a world of difference. They may be synonyms when describing many things, but in design, modern vs. contemporary are quite different. Read More
As with most growing families, the owners of Studio House in Melbourne were struggling to find space and privacy with time. Finding additional space to meet your new needs is often a difficult and challenging task that forces you to think creatively. This is precisely what happens at this exquisite Aussie home as Zen Architects designed an efficient and multi-purpose studio that now sits next to the older residence. The new structure presents a multitude of possibilities and while it is being currently used as an extension of the main house, it can also function as a standalone home with complete ease. Read More
With changing times our needs also change constantly and it helps to have a home that also aids in the newfound goals. Nestled in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, The Empty Nester was transformed by Idle Architecture Studio to give its homeowners exactly what they desired – a space-conscious and modern home that was modest and helped cut back on costs while down-sizing efficiently. The large Victorian home with a generous garden was once bustling with kids. With the children having now moved out, there was no need for the additional space or the extra rooms. Read More
With the New Year here and a week already behind us (yes, time does fly!), it is time to get into those New Year resolutions with more seriousness. For most of us, this is a time of the year when flipping through new decorating and color trends is all too common. This also means searching for ways in which you can give the living space, kitchen and bedroom a smart makeover without spending excessive time, energy and cash! Today, we turn our attention to the modern kitchen and explore the many ways in which a stainless steel island can make a big difference even in its tiniest form. For the small or space-savvy kitchen, the stainless steel island is indeed a godsend. Read More
There are many different directions a nursery can take when it comes to both style and theme. But sticking to a backdrop that is largely neutral or employs soothing pastel hues is a safe choice in more ways than one. A gorgeous and themed nursery where the walls are draped in bold colors and striking motifs takes plenty of work while redecorating, as your little darling starts to grow up all too quickly. A nursery with a modern-shabby chic style provides a versatile, adaptable and even whimsical setting that can be used as a gender neutral setting. Read More