This time we want to congratulate you on Christmas and review some of the traditional decorations. One of the most popular decorations in the world is a Christmas wreath. Its shape symbolizes the wheel of life, without beginning or end. It’s also necessary to hang Christmas stocking socks around the home for nice small gifts. The third traditional décor is Christmas potpourri. Use different spices – cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, cocoa and citrus fruits and put all of these "aromatic" ingredients in a glass vase (or dish) and place the composition at the dinner table in the living room, kitchen or bathroom. Can never have enough Holiday illumination! We should take out all the candles and garlands, which can be found in the home to create spectacular lighting.
Despite the weather outside, you can create summer inside with potted plants. Designer Kenneth Cobonpue has presented an excellent replacement of dull flower pots – elegant and creative Safari Planters. Made of naturally crashed stone, these unusual boxes on legs have been designed specifically for the Hive Company. Their understated silhouette and light curves will perfectly add any interior. Turn your home vegetation into ‘giraffe’ or ‘hedgehog’ with Safari Planters. Different colors and sizes will help to diversify your garden or interior of the apartment.
The Philips Collection was presented at Boutique Design New York. As we can see on pictures below the collection is based on contrasts and includes very different yet interesting items. Carefully hand-finished, each one is unique work of art. Furniture and accessories look even global due to mixture of materials and styles from all over the world. Dining tables made of wood impress with their rough texture of a natural edge while chairs made of recycled seat belts and striking metallic accessories with strong form are true examples of innovative design. So everyone could find something interesting in this collection. See more information here.
UK-based company Mineheart offers interesting collections of wallpaper. Looking at them, you couldn’t believe it is simple wallpaper, because they resemble upholstery or metal gate or bookshelves. So, you can choose Bookshelf wallpaper for minimalist office design or soft Chesterfield Button Back wallpaper for cozy yet luxury interior of living area or even bedroom. You can also decorate a whole room or just make an accent on a feature wall. It is printed on to finest quality 300gram fabric backed textured paper and is suitable for both domestic and commercial use. All samples are available on request.
We have already reviewed beautiful Greenwalls by Greenworks, this time we present you decorative MOSSTiles to continue the theme. Designed by Benetti Stone Philosophy, the items in the collection are made of unique varieties of lowly lichens, which do not require special care, regular watering, cutting and special lighting. According to the authors of the creation, the collection was born from love to nature and plants that don’t only give a sense of comfort and positive, but also form a favorable atmosphere in the room. Elegant Collection offers to create a miniature indoor garden, whose elements can be used in different variations and spaces.
Biljana Jovanovic, Croatian architect based in Budapest (Hungary), has completed the apartment with unique decorative staircase. The Emmental Stairs was designed for young and creative family with two small children to combine several functions. Firstly, of course, it provides the connection between first and second floors of the house. Secondly, it visually divides the space of the first floor into dining room and living room. Thirdly, it is great fun for children – “cheese holes” create the infinite field for games. Due to holes, like in Emmental cheese and white color the living space looks very light. Steps are fixed in a playful zigzag manner. According to the author, the triangular shape of the steps also solves the problem of the steepness of the stairs.
Redecoration of the old garden is a good idea especially with the unique lighting system from the illumination company Serralunga. It is built right into the lawn of the garden. Designer Roberto Paoli was inspired by the lighted floor in the video of Michael Jackson’s song “Billy Jean”. In this way Jacko Steps appeared. These lights are the perfect way to create a new gardening style. How great it looks especially at night! It brings the atmosphere of joy. You can choose either this Jacko Steps will be a single illuminated border surrounding your plantings or it will an illuminated pathway. Very creative! This lighting system will be presented at Milan Design Week 2011, April 12 to 17.