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Contemporary Luxury House Designs by Bruce Stafford Architects
Bruce Stafford Architects is a Sydney based studio working on both architecture and interior design. And you know what? They do that extremely well. All of their houses are large luxury ones and it’s surprising how different and unique yet equally breathtaking they are. Many of this studio’s designs are influenced by Asian culture and that can be notice in both the furniture and architecture – like that overhanging roof on the last picture. Look at those open-air living areas with swimming pools – how cool is that? Visit their web site here to check out their other projects.

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Digital Contemporary Art by Eva Dijkstra and Michael Lugmayr

Infographiti is the new type of modern art by Eva Dijkstra and Michael Lugmayr. Their abstract graffiti's are based on digital information that has been reinterpreted and put on the canvas. Their artworks would fit extremely well into most contemporary interiors, where some more classical paintings would look inappropriate. In addition they will look great in the office of the modern IT company. Abstract infopaintings are better than anything to emphasize the company’s high status and IT focus. To find more about Eva and Michael’s work, visit their web site.



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Stripped House Design: Mod Cott by Matt Lawrence

This quirky lakeside house by architecturalpolka has been awarded for its originality three times in 2010 by the Texas Society of Architects Design, the AIA Austin, and the Residential Architect Grand Design Award. The design of this house can be described as stripped architecture because its very simplistic and modern and that is why its Mod Cott. All possible tricks are used for economy and efficiency – there are large solar panels on the roof, rain collectors, and sustainable materials too – the construction is mostly of steel and wood. This is the greenest house indeed. But even with all those advantages many internet users found this home a bit too cold and unfriendly for its cold concrete floors and gloomy gray colors.



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Cool Fresh Looking Classic Table Task Lamp by Vialight
The Batucada table task lamp by Vialight is designed Brazilian Jahara Studio as part of the corresponding collection, all items of which are made by smashing regular metal things by hammer. It resembles the classic metal industrial lamp except that all of those lamps are unique and just like the rest of collection have very bright and lovely colors. This is a LED lamp, so it doesn’t warms up, doesn’t consumes too much energy, and gives a nice white light; plus it’s fully recyclable. These lamps are being displayed on the Miami Design Week, but if you’ll miss that you can try to make one of those lamps yourself, except that… I wonder how many lamps did Brunno Jahara throw away before he’s got the displayed samples?

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Branches as a handrail for your stairs
It’s great when you’re doing something yourself in your home. And I’m not talking of economy – it gives your home individuality and makes it unique. Danielle at Style-Files made these banisters of ordinary branches to add rustic feel which she claims is a general theme of her house. Of course these handrails are finished by a professional carpenter and probably would not look so great otherwise. The last picture is a handrail implementation by another internet user. Another problem that you might face when just sticking a regular piece of wood somewhere in your house is that it is very probable to have termites inside that will eventually destroy not only your handrails, but also some other wooden furniture. Such things should better be properly finished.

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Contemporary house design by A-Cero: La Finca II
This house is one of 30 houses designed by A-Cero as part of the La Finca 2 residential area. Their common idea is to integrate with hilly green surrounding landscape by Casla. The area is very scenic, with neat lawn, bushes and lakes, and the house’s exterior unites seamlessly with it. This luxurious house has seven bathrooms with separate baths and dressing rooms, dining room, office, kitchen and foyer. Materials picked with no compromise to exactly fulfill the designer’s ideas in construction, confirm project’s top class and yet make it resistant to the climate of the area. The interior is just as expected - worked until the last stroke and each of its detail proves that this house is really the state of art.

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Blended Purity and Art: Tabletops by ThinkGlass

These unique countertops, backslashes and raised bars offered by ThinkGlass can transform your kitchen and better than anything make a masterpiece out of it. Their tabletops can be of any shape, seamless pieces made up to 7' x 10' and there is a huge selection of embedded textures so an taste and need will be satisfied. 1.5 inch (or even more) thick glass is much more durable than most of the ordinary countertops and has very accurate edges and smooth, glossy contemporary finish. ThinkGlass has already worked on dozens of kitchens and every single of their countertops is truly outstanding. Check out their web site for more information.



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World’s First Quartz Textured Surfaces by CaesarStone
Some time ago it was cool and trendy to have embossed wallpaper but that was never too practical – wallpapers can’t be washed and can’t be applied to anything but walls and the worst of all, they have seams. But now CaesarStone comes up with their Motivo™ surfaces made using new patented technology. These surfaces can be used to decorate literally everything from walls to furniture, even in the bathroom because they’re not porous and don’t get wet. One of the suggested patterns is a floral lace, which I think would look extremely cool painted to chocolate for the bedroom walls. Black Crocodile surfaces look stunningly when used as countertops – it gives a nice elegant and refined feel. Sometimes some details like laces on furniture and walls is just what your interior needs to be complete. Check out CaesarStone website to see the full variety of patterns.

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