Design in Beirut Design Lighting For Dikakeen in Kuwait | Lighting Design

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Dikakeen is a cafe which opened in Kuwait not long ago. The designers of the project worked closely with DIB (Design in Beirut) to complement the concept of the space with proper customized lighting. Since the shop concept itself is inspired by old souks, DIB came up with fixtures that would resemble traditional lamps by using handmade glass yet embraced with modern stainless steel accessories.

The design itself is associated with nostalgic memories of old Kuwait ‘kiosks’, chefs at Dikakeen specialize in Kuwaiti food with an added twist.

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Dreamy $20 Million Penthouse in New York | Residential Design

sky-garage-penthouse-at-200-11th-avenue-new-york-1-600x407 If I were to design or live in a dream penthouse, this probably would be it. The lovely floor to ceiling windows and well -lit interior, gives it a dreamy and luxurious feel. The staircase is a beautiful series of bookshelves that add a special and unique character to the space. It is known as the Sky Garage Penthouse due to the fact that you have an en suite car garage, how convenient!

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Tula House by Patkau Architects Canada | Residential Design

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Tula House is located on a remote island, at the edge of a cliff, 44 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The topography of the site is highly irregular; the prospects diverse. Views to the east stretch over the open water and islands of the Strait of Georgia to the mountain ranges on the mainland of British Columbia. Views to the south overlook a small tidal basin. Moss covered basalt hills are interspersed among treed expanses and richly vegetated crevices, valleys and swales. Stands of red alder and big-leafed maple enliven the predominantly dark fir forest. The beach below the house is littered with the flotsam and jetsam of the ocean where logs and rocks have been tossed around by the tides and storms like a child’s game of “pickup sticks”. One site is actually many sites.

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Designer in the Spotlight : Sacha Lakic

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Sacha Lakic is the main designer behind Roche Bobois’ most significant pieces. With the new Bubble sofa which will be officially launched October 2014, I couldn’t help but post some of his great designs. Sacha loves using latest technologies & materials while focusing on innovative designs. The pieces shown in this post are a small example of how he can accomodate several styles and tastes.

Browsing through Roche Bobois website, you will realize that some of the most remarkable pieces were in fact designed by him.

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Jesolo Lido Pool Villa, Italy by JM Architecture | Residential Villas

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The Jesolo Lido Pool Villa is the first of a development for 9 single-family residences in the beach town of Jesolo Lido, Italy. The villa is a custom designed prefabricated wood structure, and it was built and furnished in only 6 months. Energy-saving high standards have been applied to the shell to guarantee maximum comfort and almost zero costs throughout the four seasons. The building features wood structures as a flexible and anti-seismic system which also avoids thermal bridges. The 31 cm of perimeter insulation, argon-gas insulated glass facades, 10 kw of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof and the interior / exterior led light fixtures co-operate in making a technologically contemporary building. Because of the small dimensions of the plot, the design goal has been directed in leaving as much open space as possible. The indoor living area has transparent sides which opens towards two different-sized patios. The largest one, to the west, features a long swimming pool, which takes the entire length of the space, and two planted square inserts. An olive tree is the main three-dimensional element in the patio and it’s placed next to the staircase which leads to the underground level, where the storage and technical rooms are located.

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The Tresarca Residence in Las Vegas | Villa Design

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This beautiful villa in Las Vegas is designed by Assemblage Studio and is referred to as the Tresarca Residence. Every area is well designed, the combination of grey stone with wood,  my favorite combination for modern villas, the infinity pool, amazing terrace, and beautiful bathrooms. Check out the photos below.

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Industrial Loft in Barcelona | Residential Design

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Architecture studio Egue y Seta turned an old toy shop into a contemporary industrial house in Barcelona, Spain.They kept the brick walls and concrete look, and then added glass, oak & Iroko wood, in addition to an integrated garden to make it more contemporary and livable. The furniture chosen complemented the space really well, enhancing its industrial/ vintage look.

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De Waterkant Apartment in South Africa | Interiors

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When it comes to featured houses in Cape town, the usual projects are large scale villas with breathtaking architecture. This interesting project is a small apartment so beautifully utilized and very well designed with influential elements applied only where they should be. Antoni Associates Interiors & OKHA interiors collaborated on this apartment in terms of design and furnishing. The outcome is just beautiful. Below you can read the details as shared by the designers.

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