Interiors - Friday, September 11, 2009 5:22 - 0 Comments
In Welcome Home House we’ve seen a recent example of architects using primarily re-purposed materials in their designs of sustainable houses, and in Recycled Kitchen well known brand kitchen designers making recycled materials look, well, not recycled.
Now the same idea can also be applicable to furniture. At least designer Jo Meesters thinks so and designed an experimental line of furniture crafted out of discarded wood beams and leftover blankets.
We’re not sure that these closets meet most size expectations for modern sustainable houses but the ideas could easily be scaled for the best new modern designs.
Looking at these award winning closet designs some will find inspiration and others may be taken aback by closets that during the housing boom grew in some cases to [...]
- Modern Green Kitchens
The kitchen is quickly becoming the environmental hub of the modern house.
Not long ago during the housing boom kitchens were grand expansive rooms where having not one but two ranges was the order of the day. Keeping up with the Joneses meant having a kitchen that matched anything your neighbor could come up with.
- Comcast Town
The folks over at Inhabitat announced a design contest back in April to do a virtual room makeover in Comcast Town. Comcast Town is a virtual town created by the cable company as part of an ad campaign (MHM was not involved).
They’ve now announced the winner who will win an actual room remodel complete with [...]
- Recycled Kitchen
Kitchen remodeling has long been said to be the most profitable upgrade a homeowner can perform to increase the resale value of their property.
This leads to hundreds of thousands of homeowners who throw out tons of materials from old kitchens for the new updated one. That in turn leads to an incredible amount of waste [...]
- Kohler Reve Collection
The New Kohler Flipside showerhead delivers four different “streams of consciousness,” (at least that is what they should say in their ads) to imitate rain, waterfall, pulse action, or stream, while rejuvenating you daily.
There’s more from Core 77 in their Guide To NY Design Week.
- Milan Design Week
In Design Trends Show we referred to a post in Dezeen about Milan Design Week.
To build on the topic Core 77 has posted a large collection of photos from the event described as one of the largest design events in the world.
Sometimes just viewing photos is a better way to see design trends, and this [...]
- Design Trends Show
If you’ve ever had your heart set on attending an international design event, well it’s too late to attend Salone Internazionale del Mobile and Fuori Salone events in Milan last month, but you can see a presentation of the event in London courtesy of Dezeen.
- SQUARES Wanted
More in what seems like a Japanese design theme recently, Nosigner in Japan’s Tokushima Perefecture this week launched Awa, a new furniture line.
- Green Kitchens Baths
The trick a lot of kitchen and bathroom vendor’s seek to perform is making their wares more green without a reduction in utility or convenience for the home owner.
EcoHome Magazine shares 10 such items from the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show.
- Forbidden Rooms
Many can recall a relative or acquaintance that made a particular room in their house strictly off limits. The one I’m thinking of has a beautifully furnished sitting room that no one is allowed to enter – to in fact sit!
- Another Door Opens
If it’s true what they say, your house is your castle, keeping persona-non-grata in their place seems like a good idea.
Really, as the economy continues to nosedive, and survivalists are touting personal protection in expectation of a total systems breakdown, Oikos high-performance armored doors may be the way to go.
- Deeply Madly Design
“We need to be stimulated by shapes, colors, textures and by the things that are special to us because they remind us of who we are specifically, and that we do not have to be like everyone else.” – Elena Bertinetto-Jensen
Elena Bertinetto-Jensen is an interior designer who’s getting a lot of attention in New [...]
- SoundBar Waves
When it comes to high-tech components, style is at least half the battle in designing a system well suited for today’s modern house.
That’s why Philips is one of the world’s most popular designers of high-tech multi-media products. Philips organizes products around design rather than trying to somehow retrofit electronics to something visually appealing.