Renovating an apartmentis not only about contemporary furniture and multi-purpose spaces, sometimes you need to pay much more attention to your lighting. Well, that’s what Joel Sanders did with these two one-bedroom apartments in an East Village Coop overlooking the Tompkins Square Park. Meant for living, working and entertainment in equal measures, this modern loft redesign has a built-in couch for lounging and watching media, and a work surface for working and dining. Along with the kitchen island and the bathroom which are clad in black granite, the master bedroom and the living area get the eye with the amazing LED mood lighting that easily changes color whenever you want it.
Crafted by Lagranja Design (for Palluco) these enchanting lamps are truly beautiful. They are made from modular injection molded polycarbonate parts which look like branches of sea corals. These lamps have a thin stick-like holder which gives them a stylish and elegant look. They come in several pretty colors orange, red, cream and black, and seem to be the perfect accessories for a minimalist designed home. But for those looking for a more exotic addition, they also come without the stick holder. An amazing design exercise where simplicity meets complexity, we’re definitely sold on these lovely coral lamps.
Bulgarian designer Velichko Velikov came up with a lounge chair that keeps away from the models we’ve been used with. Dubbed TIE, the chair was not only a simple idea that was fun to do, but is one that has managed to get our attention with its colorful appearance and the wide range of variations you can choose from. No word if any furniture manufacturers will start using Velikov’s new design or not, but if they do, we’re pretty sure they’ll blend perfectly with any modern environment you put it in.
Designers Andrea Fino and Samanta Snidaro from Sand & Birch released this one of a kind chiar in the spring of 2010. A poetic name was given to this glossy chair: Lullaby. Lullaby is a “tribute to movie sets and suggestions belonging to our collective imagination,(…) the musical quote in its name is perfect for describing the energy concept of its shape”.
Made from a varnished, hard polyurethane, the Lullaby chair`s form sinuously reminds us of a darker, more artistic part of life. The dramatic, wide base of the chair looks like it resembles a reversed rocking chair. A minimalist but strong design makes the Lullaby chair the perfect addition to a contemporary home.
The space organization gradually brings nature into this eco-friendly home whose dominant texture and color is given by wood, most appropriately so for a house nestled in tropical vegetation and overlooking a supremely blue ocean.
The ground floor develops around a spa and pool with green islands and waterfalls, having the clear glass living room overhung in a console over it. The house is a spectacle, from the lighting of the water and spa area to the light and lofty structure of slim pilasters and vast glass surfaces. The delicately waved roofs with wood-finished ceilings on the inside are a significant feature of the Fish house, parts of them housing green rooftops.
The Dangle Byrd House by Koko Architecture + Design can be seen as Phillip Johnson’s glass house reloaded, with an emphasis on material consciousness.
The interlocking volumes of stone and the glass box in a cage of vertical dark wood and metal ribs allow a minimalist yet elegant space experience. The Dangle Byrd house is sustained by solar heating. The chimney is incorporated in the stone part of the house, seemingly anchoring the light structure. The “looking glass” living room overlooks the pool, with a “white box” dressing cabin on the pool terrace, turning into a visual experience by night lighting.