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White (ish).

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Hello! Quick post with some picks of one of my favourite colours, white. I wish I could paint all walls in white, but unfortunately cannot be done in most rental flats. One day, I keep saying to myself, when I have my own home. In this case there might have been a tiny bit of colour added to these picks, but I couldn’t resist that cushion… I would have all this at home, what about you?

Picks of the week

 

1. Tealight holders, BoConcept

2. Lula table lamp, Habitat

3. Stool with backrest, Tolix

4. Marble cutting board, Hay

5. Pluggis magazine file set, Ikea

6. White classic, Vans

7. White duvet set, H&M home

8. Ceramic jar, H&M home

9. Pink parrot cushion cover, H&M home

 

Thank you for reading and hopefully there will be new stuff coming next week!

Andy

 

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Home office

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Hello lovely people. Back on track now, after moving to the new place and finally getting a new internet connection set up. This week’s post talks about having a small office space at home.  If you are lucky and have loads of space you might even have a study/home office room. Sadly I’m not one of those lucky ones, and in a small flat I found myself in a small corner in the living room where I could fit a desk.

It depends on how many hours and how much work is it going to be done from there. From paying bills and checking emails, to working from home and managing an online business, those are just few of the tasks that can be carried out in this ‘home office’ space. These images are few of the ones I’ve put my eye on.

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From left to right:

Scandinavian corner, via Lovenordic blog

Monochromatic and light tones of wood, via Ixxiyourworld

Clever use of a small corner in a studio apartment, via Apartmenttherapy

Mainly white. And black, via Pinterest

Have you noticed the common item in all images? You can see how much I like them…

Nighty night!

Andy

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Wood love.

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Hello! This week’s post brings you the beauty of wood. I’ve always been a fan of wood but it was after visiting Scandinavia when I became more familiar with this material. When I was at uni, the topic of my final thesis was the use of wood/timber in construction. I don’t know why but I fell in love with wood. It might be its warmth, its natural touch, or the beauty of its imperfection, but it sure is a material with its own unique character.

Here are some examples of different uses of wood in architecture, interiors and my picks of the week for furniture and accessories.

ARCHITECTURE

Architecture picks

Top left: Warburg House in Alberta, Canada. By Bioi (via ILikeArchitecture)

Bottom left: Small housing development in Amsterdam, Netherlands. By M3H Architecten (via Dezeen)

Middle: Fagerborg kindergarden in Oslo, Norway. By RRA architects (via Ideastosteal)

Right: House in Nada, Japan. By Fujiwarramuro architects (via Archdaily)

INTERIORS

Interiors picks

From left to right:

Use of different directions of wood grain to kind of mark different areas. Love the clean lines, and the look of  b&w next to the wood. (via Tumblr)

This amazingly beautiful wooden floor, again with white walls and a fun pop of colour with the yellow chairs. (via Desire to Inspire)

Big open plan kitchen gets its own lowered wooden ceiling to subtly divide it from the rest of the room. (via Pinterest)

Linking the inside with the outside. This was achieved in this refurbishment in a London house, carrying the wood throughout, the white on the walls and the same kind of geometry. (via Architecture Today)

PICKS OF THE WEEK

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1. A fun twist on the traditional design: Turn Around Juicer, from Muuto.

2. Beautiful classic: Wishbone chair, by Hans J. Wegner, in Carl Hansen & Søn.

3. In your pockets: Wood wallet, by Haydanhuya.

4. Skilled Finns: Secto Aspiro 8000, by Seppo Koho, via The Lollipop Shoppe.

5. Delicate simplicity: Kami Mug, from Mjölk.

6. Chunky one: Cube candleholder, by Ferm Living.

7. At first sight: Wood sunglasses, by Shwoodshop.

8. Scandi office: Copenhague desk with back screen, by Hay via Nest.

Do you share this crazy love as well? Either if you do or not, I hope you enjoyed all this beauties anyway. Mil gracias!

Andy.

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Concrete + lighting

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Hello! well, I said yesterday this was gonna be once a week thing but hey, here’s another post. I just wanted to share some beautiful lights I’ve found mostly through Pinterest. In this case I’ll show you how concrete is becoming more and more popular in contemporary lighting design.

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DIY concrete lamp Weekday Carnival 2 images

Cement Wood Lamp - Thinkk

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In same order as pictures:

Decode Heavy Light, available in Nest

Aplomb suspension lamp, from Foscarini

DIY geometric lampshade, via Weekdaycarnival blog

CementWood lamp, via Thinkk

Mass Light, in marble stone (I know it’s not exactly concrete, but it’s so pretty), via Stylizimo

As you’ll guess when you see future posts, I quite like blacks, whites and grays, both on its own and all of them combined together. I know  concrete it’s not the most environmentally friendly material, but here it’s being used in a small scale. I really like its texture, and the fact that this is key if you wanna keep a monochromatic scheme and play with different textures to make it look interesting.

Maybe it’s the first time seeing these combinations, but anyway hope you liked them too and feel free to share with me some more good designs. Mil gracias!

Andy.

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Hello again.

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Hello again! My 2013 new year resolution of starting a blog only got me as to create it, but didn’t go any further than writing my first and only post. I’m back again and hope to stay longer this time. I’m gonna try to post at least once a week sharing the highlights of what has caught my attention.

This week has been a bit strange, we’re ‘sort of moving’ to a new place, but staying in a hotel as our new rental flat isn’t available yet. So it means 2 more weeks of hotel + going back to our old flat. And trying to find a job in the London area. Hope to have a good news phone call/email soon.

On the meantime, I wanted to share with you this bathroom project I did while at college. Why this bathroom? I don’t know, but had to start somewhere and I quite liked the final result. We had a budget for this specific room, a family bathroom in a London terraced house. After gathering some thoughts I came up with a concept and then developed it in other to create the room scheme.

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Concept images (source: Pinterest)

My main piece was this basin unit with a concealed drawer, I just loved it first time I saw it. It’s from a Swedish company called Svedbergs. Its drawers have a perforated metal from which comes in different colours, I loved the coral one and worked well with the scheme I chose for this bathroom.

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Basin unit

I also went for matt black taps, as I wanted to give a contemporary twist (from Tre Mercati), which where really nice sending me a small sample to actually see the finish. I also used white metro tiles on the walls and black floor tiles imitating a dark wood finish (both from Topps Tiles).

Tre Mercati Milan Black Mini Mono Basin MIxer Tap

Black taps

Metro White Wall Tile 20x10cm pattern

Metro white wall tiles

Arteak Black pattern

Artek Dark wood effect tiles

I wanted to keep a clean look with not much clutter around, so I added just the essential accessories to match the colour scheme. Here you can see a rendered axonometric view of the bathroom and some of the samples I gathered to show the client.

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Axonometric view

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Sample board

Hope you liked it and feel free to make any comments. Let’s see what comes up next time. See you in shortly, and mil gracias!

Andy.

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Hello + Happy New Year 2013!

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Hi there. I don’t even know how to start this.  I’ve had the idea of blogging in my mind for quite a while, and finally decided that I was going to make it one of my new year’s resolutions so here we are, 1st of January 2013, playing with the idea of it. Hope to get the hang of it easily.

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Hope you had a good start.

Andrea.