If you’re looking for a way to enjoy a little luxury without any of the guilt, you just found it. This solar-powered shower by Arkema lets you enjoy a long, hot shower without detriment to the environment, thanks to its eco-friendly sun powered technology. Apart from its obvious benefits, this heated solar shower makes a modern style statement with its contemporary curved tower. Available in a range of great colors, the arching tower positions the shower head directly over you, with its thermostat set at 30/38° C for safety. Below, a foot wash runs cool water, perfect for rinsing your feet after a day in the sand and surf. This heated shower is great at the beach, camping, poolside, in public or in private – there’s always a place for a little eco innovation.
Located in the historical Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This marvelous residence, designed by SPBR Architects, commands a privileged site on a hill.
The building seems suspended to take in the breathtaking views, featuring a main glass box between two wall panels of concrete. Through the suspension of spaces over a patio and the use of sliding panels, the architects have created large open spaces in a rough and brutalist concrete finish, with the warmer exotic accent of wood rod panels. The north side of the house enjoys a beautiful view of the old downtown, while the south features a glamorous panorama of Pao de Acucar, the Guanabara Bay and the effigy of Sugarloaf Mountain.
The linear block on the lower level leads to the bedrooms and office, in a more private area. The kitchen occupies the middle level, by the patio, which is covered by the glazed living room, enclosed on the west and east sides. The residence make original use of the difficult topography. An effect thereof is the pool seemingly flowing over the terrace edge into the cityscape.
It’s easy to go completely wild with animal print decor all over the home. With the great selection of animal patterns now available you can add a touch of style anywhere. Pick your favorite from cow, crocodile, snake, zebra, leopard, tiger, and giraffe prints to celebrate the diversity of the natural world with fun and funky prints. Whether you want to create the atmosphere of a jungle getaway, remember the safari trip, or simply spice up your neutral decor theme, Animal Print Decor is a versatile and eye-catching option.
Animal Print on Wall Coverings
Tiles are a practical and decorative way to add animal prints anywhere. The Animalier tiles from Settecento combine great looks and a fun tactile element. Leo, Zebra, and Cobra patterns can be combined or used individually on walls or around key features in the bathroom for emphasis. Wild Thing Daktari also favors a surrealistic twist for high impact. These animal printed tiles are a playful option – the patterns appear abstract – copied from an animated jungle inhabitant rather than a real one. A timeless and sophisticated interpretation of the animal print trend, the Leopardo is from the 2008 Mosaic Tiles collection by Bisazza. Formed by an intricate pattern of tiny mosaic tiles, the Leopardo is truly precious. Mosaic tiles, by nature of their small size, are fantastically versatile too.
This fantastic Thailand residence was designed by Original Vision Ltd. to grow on the rock with a series of spectacular spatial surprises. Rationalist in composition, Villa Amanzi is luxurious through the overlapping of indoor and outdoor spaces: open living and dining rooms as transitions between gardens, bedroom spaces suspended like a bridge over the dining terrace, a swimming pool cantilevered over the massage room. The fabulous lounge spaces occupy an entire so-called entertainment level, supported by a level housing kitchen, storage and laundry areas. This space also contains a guest and spa area with a game room for the family. This opulent residential program is completed with uninterrupted ocean views, tropical jungle landscaping, and the unbelievable cliff in the outdoor living room, which deserves to have a book written about it, or maybe a song.
Cool and calming, a decorative waterfall makes a stunning addition anywhere in the home. These gorgeous decorative waterfalls are from the Bellaqua Series by Harmonic Environments. They are designed to be affordable and easy to install. With a waterfall embedded within a freestanding wall unit, the features can be used to divide space in a room, adding beauty and privacy to a corner. Fully customizable, you can finish the interior waterfalls with any material. Also, you can select specialized lighting and graphics, such a logo or picture. Harmonic Environments has been making interior waterfalls for 22 years, making them leaders in their genre.
For a lot of luxury and a little drama, this stylish modern chandelier by Modani will be a spectacular focal point in your home. This Baroque ceiling light, the Black Moon Medusa Chandelier, features a seductive candelabra frame concealed behind a sheer black shade. Clear crystals dangle and sparkle like jewelry from underneath. This soiree is a black tie affair. This chandelier has a rich, romantic look that’s still contemporary (not an easy-to-accomplish balance). Artfully blending stylistic elements of old and new, this modern light fixture will look stunning suspended above the dining table or bar.