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Milan 2013 Picks

Apr 15, 2013 Written by bitmellow

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So we’ve been following the Milan design week 2013 with much yearning to be there, obviously. The yearly Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano is the biggest event of its kind  in the world. All major furniture and industrial design companies display their new products and collaborations with different artists and designers. Needless to say, [...]

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Category: One Shot

Visual Tips for your Playroom!

Apr 10, 2013 Written by Daniela

playroom-design

If you have the chance to designate a space in your house for your little ones, I have some great ideas to inspire you. Growing with a special place at home, makes children feel like an equally important part of your household. A ‘playroom’ can simply be a corner where children can dream comfortably surrounded [...]

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Category: Home Style

Panoramic Manhattan Puzzle

Apr 08, 2013 Written by Daniela

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With this arial panoramic of Manhattan, Sergey Semenov won the 2012 Epson International Photographic Pano Award in the Amateur category. This image was created by electronically stitching together thousands of panoramic views taken by him in 2011. With this method, Semenov was able to “flatten” the spherical nature of panoramas.   His love for panoramic [...]

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Modern and Versatile Lighting

Apr 05, 2013 Written by bitmellow

modern-lighting

Because of our recent furnishing projects, we’ve had to do intensive research on new interesting lighting fixtures. We came across many innovative options, but we took a particular interest in the simple but versatile nature of the new lamp concept. Lighting design seems to be taking a clear direction towards executing conventional ideas in an [...]

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Category: Innovative

Yes, there is a right way to set your table

Apr 03, 2013 Written by Alicia

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There are many things you must learn once you have a home of your own. Hosting, an aptitude that perfects with practice, is among the most rewarding skills you can acquire. In my interest  to learn how to properly host a dinner, I realized how important it is to instinctively know how to set up [...]

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Category: Home Style

Modern, iconic, and timeless

Apr 01, 2013 Written by bitmellow

modern-lounge-chair

    On our last trip to Luminaire Miami, we were reminded of this bit of  superior design. This chair, Terminal 1, is definitely one of our favorite modern pieces. Jean-Marie Massaud designed this lounge chair for B&B Italia in 2008 and immediately became an iconic piece for this notorious furniture label. It was shown at the [...]

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Category: One Shot

DIY: Chocolate Brigadeiros

Mar 29, 2013 Written by Daniela

brigadeiro

I was born and raised in Brazil. Raising a 4 year old in the U.S. is a blessing, no doubt. Though I still would like to teach her about her brazilian heritage in one way or another (since the home-schooled portuguese lessons aren’t really paying off yet). I find that cooking is an easier way [...]

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Category: DIY, Recipes

Spring Fashion Inspiration for your Home

Mar 27, 2013 Written by bitmellow

home-and-fashion

There is no doubt, fashion has to be one of the major forms of inspiration for interior design. The best thing about following fashion trends is that they’re very temporary, so you don’t have to re-design a whole area but instead just carefully add a little here an there to get the feel of what [...]

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Category: Home Style

Voyage: Light Installation

Mar 25, 2013 Written by Alicia

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We found this installation too beautiful not to share! Aether & Hemera is an interdisciplinary collaboration that researches the sensory effects of light in different settings, from urban scale to home objects. This light installation, Voyage, aims to evoke memories of young dreams of travel and exploration. The “paper” boats are made from polypropylene sheets [...]

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Flower applications for your home!

Mar 20, 2013 Written by bitmellow

bright-flowers

 It is the first day of spring! We love love love this spring air of newness and good energy <3 To honor the beginning of the season, we put together a selection of great ideas to decorate with flowers to bring some vividness into your home and dust out the old winter feel (or not, [...]

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Category: Home Style

Flux: Some cool chair

Mar 18, 2013 Written by Alicia

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This idea originated from the desire to create a strong piece of furniture from a single piece of material. The Flux chair looks like a giant envelope when flat and turns into a solid chair without the need of any tools. This Dutch design is also made form sustainable polypropylene, available in different colors, with [...]

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Category: Home Style

DIY: Fancy handmade china

Mar 15, 2013 Written by Alicia

DIY-cups

I recently bumped into this cool idea on Pinterest and decided to try it. I wish I had come up with it because its the cutest way to personalize your cups, mugs, or anything porcelain. I purchased simple mugs from Pottery Barn, and used my favorite Pier 1 espresso cups. It goes without saying that this is [...]

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Category: DIY, Home Style