When you look for a design which incorporates both, the modern lines and ethnic materials, this is the perfect project. The warmth of the wood against the cleanliness of the black steel lines are a match made in heaven.
This apartment is located on the 22nd floor of a new, high-rise residential building in Dongguan in southeast China. The apartment was designed by both Minas Kosmidis [Architecture in Concept] from Greece and YuQiang and Partners Interior Design from China.
As they say, nothing is impossible in Dubai. When you thought it was all about the desert and the heat, they created skiing slopes, something I would have never imagined there. Overlooking the slopes is the 5 star luxury Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. The hotel even has chalets that are so cozy and warm, fit for a skiing lodge. The hotel has almost 400 rooms including 20 chalets with fireplaces that will allow you to feel as if you were in Switzerland. All rooms are well equipped with the state of the art technology.
Living in the Gulf for the past 8 years, I noticed that people refrain as much as possible from using wood and other warm materials, that is all due to the hot climate. With the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates it is different. At this hotel you get to experience what it would be like to live in a cool climate, the use of stone & solid wood interprets this coziness perfectly. The marble however, gives the rooms and restaurants the lavish and luxurious feel Dubai is known for.
I will leave you to enjoy the photos of this lovely hotel (slideshow) and a link to the hotel website in case you want to check out more details.
This has to my ideal apartment. Well lit, black and white, stylish furniture, and some greenery, just ideal. The details are just beautiful. As you can tell this apartment does not involve any kids, it was designed by Ukranian designer Lera Katasonova for a couple. What makes the space special is that the space is open, there are large glass panes, and no distractions with the furniture.
Director Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) commissioned this stunning 30,000 SF three-story Los Angeles residence, which was originally conceived by architect Chad Oppenheim and realized by the architecture firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios and interior designer Lorraine Letendre, with additional work by decorator Lynda Murray.
The owner of this Brighton house required an interior that reflected the geometry of the building’s architecture. To achieve this brief, Mim Design undertook full planning, interior architectural design and decoration.
Each view has aspect to a key interior feature or form, and each element within the house proportionally creates a sculptural form. The interiors have a sense of balance, calm and space.
From the front entry, leading through to the lounge with its elegantly curved fireplace, the space feels soft and warm. Light streams through the windows, and natural elements such as smoked oak floors, elegant grey marble, and black stained timber, create a muted sense of luxury.
This 73 sq.m apartment was designed by Glen Medioni for a father and his son. You can notice that the apartment looks a bit masculine and modern perfect for the clients. The wooden wall cladding separates the private areas from the common living room.
The apartment is beautiful in every way, you can’t even tell it’s just 73 sq.m. Very functional and perfect for their daily needs.
Enjoy the images.
Small Tea’s flagship store in Coral Gables is designed by Osmose, with emphasis on creating a ‘modern’ sanctuary for tea instead of just a tea shop. The use of wood everywhere, the enveloping arch above the long seating area, all give a sense of warmth to the space. My favorite part was the display.