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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Eclectic Restaurant in Paris By Tom Dixon | Restaurant Design

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One of the fist designers to introduce copper in modern interiors and in a very flamboyant way was Tom Dixon. His interiors are known to have copper as the main finishing element and I think he has done an amazing job so far. This project is his first ever in Paris , a new restaurant from Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak and Jean-Louis Costes, called Eclectic.

The main features are the pendant light in the center and custom made honey comb copper wall. The seating is mostly  ‘lounging’ with large booths and armchairs that are part of the designer’s collection.

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Faena House in Miami by Foster + Partners | Luxury Apartments

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In 2014, The Faena Group–founded by Alan Faena and partnered by Len Blavatnik–is set to launch its first phase of global expansion in Miami Beach. Faena House is an extraordinary, 18-story oceanfront luxury condominium situated on the widest stretch of white sand in all of Miami Beach – bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Collins Avenue to the west. Envisioned by Alan Faena and designed by internationally renowned architects Foster+Partners, Faena House is a vision of true indoor/outdoor living – ingeniously designed and engineered, and meticulously constructed to exist in perfect harmony with its oceanfront setting. Breakthrough architectural advances allow panoramic views from ocean to bay with glass walls that open extraordinarily wide to virtually eliminate a division between indoors and out.

Faena House offers one to five bedroom fully finished residences with sleek and impeccably detailed interiors, fixtures and appliances — designed or selected by Foster+Partners. Each home features a majestic outdoor living terrace that wraps around its interior, known in Argentina as an “Alero.” Custom designed by Foster+Partners and engineered by Permasteelisa, the Aleros dissolve the boundary between inside and outside through floor-to-ceiling window wall and sliding door systems, opening as wide as 12.6 feet in some residences. Foster+Partners collaborated with Molteni & C on custom kitchens and Permasteelisa on custom bathrooms to create a distinctive and unparalleled design. Three one-of-a-kind penthouses crown this magnificent building, with a full floor penthouse offering a private interior elevator and outdoor pool.

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Quasar Istanbul By Marcel Wanders Wins At The European Property Awards | Hospitality

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Marcel Wanders has created a lovely image for the Quasar Istanbul interior design and has helped the resort which is due to operate in 2015, win several awards.

Currently under development and due to open in the 1st quarter of 2015, the Quasar Residences articulate the dynamic fusion of east and west in a city at the cusp. Istanbul will be home to this vibrant, alive and at the same time grounded apartment complex, one that represents a new era in luxury living for this cosmopolitan metropolis.

Quasar was recently announced European champion in 3 different categories at the European Property Awards. The project came first in both Turkey and in Europe in the fields of ‘Best Leisure Architecture,’ ‘Best Apartment’ and ‘Best Development Multiple Units.’ It was also awarded the first prize in Turkey in the fields of ‘Best High-Rise Architecture’ and ‘Best Leisure Development.’ The Project also won the Highly Commended awards for the ‘Mixed Use Architecture’ and ‘Residential High Rise Development’ categories, and picked up a further award from Dubai at the Cityscape Global Awards, for ‘Best Commercial & Mixed Use Project (Future)’ field.

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First Crescent House Design By Saota | Residential Design

 

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One of the world’s most popular architecture firm Saota, has designed a beautiful residence again known as the First Crescent residence. Modern and minimal in design, this house has breathtaking views and is making the most of them. Almost transparent, this house has the ocean almost incorporated within the design, there is no need for lavish decorations.

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Mira Moon Hotel By Marcel Wanders | Hotel Design

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Named by Wallpaper* as one of the leading designers of the last 15 years, Marcel Wanders never fails to impress. Since 1996 he has been taking the design world by storm. Mainly known for his product design for popular brands, he has made use of his talent in intricate detailing exclusive to him in his interiors. One of the most remarkable designers with a very distinct style anyone can guess a space designed by Wanders just by spotting it. This project, the Mira Moon Hotel, is no exception. Every corner was well developed and thoroughly designed while using pieces of furniture & products  designed by Wanders personally such as the lovely Tulip chairs shown above, the restaurant tables, chairs, lighting, tiles, and bathroom fixtures as well.

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Lebanese Moghrabieh Recipe | From My Kitchen

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There are quite a few popular Lebanese dishes that have a reputation of being very difficult to make, which is probably why many people wait to go to their mom’s house to eat them. Moghrabieh is one of them. Moghrabieh looks like a grain or an oversized couscous but  has more of a pasta texture made of Semolina and is  formed into small balls, you can buy a dried version (shown above) or a frozen version and wait for it to thaw. this is the carb part of the dish, the main flavors include Caraway, a spice which has a distinct and refreshing flavor, also used as base for a popular dessert called Mighli.

The other ingredients in my version of the Moghrabieh, include: chicken, preferably thighs, baby onions or shallots, chickpeas (already soaked or canned would be perfect), chicken stock (I make it from the thighs with additional herbs, onion, & garlic). I will walk you through the recipe below and list the ingredients at the end, this way you will be more familiar with the process.

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Walking On Air: An Apartment Overlooking the River by B&B Italia | Interiors

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This is beautiful project by B&B Italia  for a home in Northern Italy overlooking a lake. If you are a follower of this blog, you may already know I tend to be biased towards modern and original designs in addition to  impeccable finishing. B&B Italia is one of those brands that has all 3 qualities and more. This is a house I fell in love with and wanted to share with you. All furniture used is by B&B Italia, details are on their website. In Kuwait B&B Italia furniture is sold at Design Circle in Tilal Mall in Shoueikh, tel: +965 22255205.

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