inspiration, living room, presentations, room of the day

Find 3 differences / Znajdz 3 roznice

Right. Now normally I am all about affordable, doable and accessible design. What I am showing below does not fall into any of these categories, but since seeing this post at Apartment Theory I am still choking with laughter and amazement.

OK, so first – find the difference between this…

14th st NY by Bill Peterson (from Apartment Therapy) - from the outside (closed)
14th st NY by Bill Peterson (from Apartment Therapy) - from the outside (closed)

…and this:

14th st NY by Bill Peterson (from Apartment Therapy) - from the outside (closed)
14th st NY by Bill Peterson (from Apartment Therapy) - from the outside (closed)

Still can’t get it? 🙂

Well, how about from the inside?

14th st NY by Bill Peterson (from Apartment Therapy) - from the inside (closed)
14th st NY by Bill Peterson (from Apartment Therapy) - from the inside (closed)

and…

14th st NY by Bill Peterson (from Apartment Therapy) - from the inside (open)
14th st NY by Bill Peterson (from Apartment Therapy) - from the inside (open)

How does it work??

A pair of buffers keeps the outside and inside environments separate. The first, a 42-inch-high railing of ultraclear glass, acts as a safety barrier. The second, an “air curtain wall system” that shoots air from the ceiling at high velocity, creates a thermal barrier and bug screen.

Courtesy of Apartment Therapy.

For a gripping article and for the ‘Before and After’ slideshow, see the original source: New Your Magazine’s Home Design – edition Fall 2009.

As always, I’d love to see what you think about this design 🙂

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Fakt. Zwykle przedstawiam tu przystepne cenowo, ‘rozsadne’ i wykonalne projekty. To co pokazuje ponizej nie nalezy do zadnej z tych kategorii, ale po prostu nie moglam sie powstrzymac bo od kiedy zobaczylam tego posta na Apartment Therapy, dalej dusze sie ze smiechu i zachwytu.

Powyzej konkurs – znajdz roznice na obrazkach 🙂 Najpierw z zewnatrz, potem z wewnatrz… czyz to nie jest absolutnie niesamowite??
Kazdy pewnie zada sobie pytanie – ale jak to dziala, przynajmniej pod wzgledem bezpieczenstwa? Otoz do pewnej wysokosci znajduje sie super przezroczysta szyba ktora ma zapobiegac wypadnieciu, natomiast z sufitu wydostaje sie bardzo mocny strumien powietrza ktory zatrzymuje cieplo i… muchy 🙂

Na podstawie postu z Apartment Therapy.

Aby zobaczyc oryginalny artykul przedstawiajacy ten nowojorski dom i obejrzec pokaz slajdow ‘Przed i po’, zapraszam do New Your Magazine’s Home Design – wydanie Jesien 2009.

No i jak zwykle – chetnie zobacze co myslicie o tym dezajnie 🙂


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Designers at V&A / Projektanci w V&A

I missed Kelly Hoppen. Yup. It happened. And it seems I’ll miss Lulu Guinness tomorrow and even Cath Kidston in November! Aaaarghh!

What am I talking about? I’m talking about the Friday Evening Talks at Victoria & Albert Museum, about which you can read here. The Talks feature artists, writers and designers talking about their work and inspiration. When I visited the Telling Tales exhibition recently (yes, I will finally get round to writing about it as it was A-MA-ZING) I took the leaflet with events, but to my perish I only flicked through it two days ago..

…and it turned out there was a talk by my guru Kelly Hoppen just 2 weeks ago… and even though Miss Lulu is only to appear tomorrow, and Miss Cath in two weeks, there is no chance to see either of them, as all tickets are obviously sold out and though I’m on the waiting list, I was not given much hope…

But I managed to get a ticket for a talk by Konstantin Grcic, an industrial designer behind these objects:

Stackable Chair_One by Konstantin Grcic for Magis
Stackable Chair_One by Konstantin Grcic for Magis
Osorom seating for Moroso
Osorom seating for Moroso
Orcus secretary desk by Konstantin Grcic - closed
Orcus secretary desk by Konstantin Grcic - closed
Orcus secretary desk by Konstantin Grcic - open
Orcus secretary desk by Konstantin Grcic - open

Click on Konstantin’s picture below to go to his website and see more designs:

Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin Grcic

Konstantin Grcic is an award-winning industrial designer whose work includes objects for Capellini, Iitalia, Krup and Muji. He is also the curator of the Serpentine Gallery’s forthcoming show, Design Rea. His own work is pared-down and combines formal strictness with mental acuity and humour. He discuss the ideas behind the exhibition and his career with Alice Rawsthorn, design critic for the International Herald Tribune.

So, hopefully this will be as inspiring as all that I’ve missed and will miss…

…who am I kidding, I’m still in despair!

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Design for life – episode 2 / odcinek 2

As promised, here goes the the second episode of Design for life with Philippe Starck, and it starts to get pretty nasty!:

ps. Not that I’m boasting BUT I found out last night that I got maximum points from both assignments at my design academy 🙂

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Tak jak obiecalam, oto drugi odcinek programu dezajnerskiego z Philippem Starckiem – Design for life.

ps. Nie tam żebym się chwaliła, ale dowiedziałam się wczoraj wieczorem że dostałam maksimum punktów z obu zadań które dostarczyłam niedawno do mojej akademii dezajnu 🙂

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Design for life – episode 1 / odcinek 1

You remember when I said Design for Life starring the genious Philippe Starck has started on BBC a few weeks ago?

Well it turned out that BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK so for those who asked to see it.. here you go 🙂

First episode here:

Further episodes will follow shortly 🙂

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Pamietacie jak mowilam ze nowy program Design for Life ktorego prowadzacym jest wspanialy projektant Philippe Starck zaczal sie niedawno na BBC?

Daliscie mi znac ze BBB iPlayer do ktorego podalam wczesniej link nie dziala w PL, dlatego powyzej wklejam pierwszy odcinek.

Kolejne niedlugo 🙂

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Mounted deer head / Jelen na scianie

Don’t you find it fascinating how trends you were sure were so tragic you won’t see them again come back – and in such a victorious fashion? 🙂
So, will you let the deer into your living rooms?

Gold deer head sculpture from miaderoca
Gold deer head sculpture from miaderoca
Old deer by Eskimo
Old deer by Eskimo
Lucite Deer Head from Patrick Baglino
Lucite Deer Head from Patrick Baglino
SNOW WHITE - Hand Knit Scandinavian Buck Deer Stag from Attiladesign
SNOW WHITE - Hand Knit Scandinavian Buck Deer Stag from Attiladesign
Faux trophies from Thisnext
Faux trophies from Thisnext

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Czyz to nie fascynujace jak trendy ktore uznalismy za tak tragiczne ze bylismy pewni iz nie wroca – robia zwycieski come back? 🙂
Czy poroza wroca na Wasze salony?

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Yellow bedroom part2 / Zolta sypialnia-czesc2

Budget yellow bedroom - IKEA, Leroy Merlin and Allegro.pl
Budget yellow bedroom - IKEA, Leroy Merlin and Allegro.pl

Another design for the yellow bedroom – all in all (together will wallpaper not shown) I managed to keep cost down to minimum, not compromising on looks or comfort. We’ll see what the clients will say (after getting a cleaner version). I used the ‘Meduza’ lamp I wrote about after my trip to Poland.
Since I’m dead and really need some sleep, that’s it for now 🙂

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Kolejna wersja zoltej sypialni – z uzyciem lampy Meduza o ktorej juz pisalam. Poniewaz padam ze zmeczenia, na dzis tyle, chetnie uslysze komentarze 🙂

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Habitat on a budget / Habitat taniej

I’ve spent yesterday strolling around Regent Street and Oxford Street here in London – not really to buy anything but to have a look around, see new collections etc. I found a few nice wallpapers and fabrics in House of Fraser and ordered free samples (I might use it with my next assignment, part of which is to create a sample board). In Zara Home, nothing show-stopping this time.

…and then I went into Habitat and remembered why I love this shop so much 🙂 Seriously, I could live in one of their displays and would happily get anything from that place so if you are looking for a present for me, don’t hesitate anymore! :))

Ok, so here are some of the finds from this trip – and all of them under £100 – most of them well under!

First some lamps.

  • First – two lamps presenting the super-hot industrial design; both will add sharpness to the home office, living room or minimalist bedroom:

Tommy - Desk lamp from Habitat
Tommy - Desk lamp from Habitat

Photographic - Tripod floor legs & shade from Habitat
Photographic - Tripod floor legs & shade from Habitat

  • How fresh is that! Simple yet delivers the style. Look out for tealight holder of the same design. The lamp below boasts similar take on the shape.

Ribbon - Desk lamp from Habitat
Ribbon - Desk lamp from Habitat

Juno - Desk lamp from Habitat
Juno - Desk lamp from Habitat

  • Did I say the lamps above were simple? Well… simple that! Perfect for complementing geometric wallpapers.
Jazmine - Desk lamp from Habitat
Jazmine - Desk lamp from Habitat
  • So that no one thinks Habitat is too serious, this cute flower lamp will be great for a funky take on romanticism:
Helena - Flower table-wall lamp from Habitat
Helena - Flower table-wall lamp from Habitat
  • (no description required for Boontje’s design, is there?)
Garland - Pendant shade by Tord Boontje from Habitat
Garland - Pendant shade by Tord Boontje from Habitat
  • Do candleholders count as lamps? Well, they definitely count as light sources, which works for me. Check out this stylized object which is 1m high!
Bailey - Large nickel plated candleholder from Habitat
Bailey - Large nickel plated candleholder from Habitat

…And you won’t believe what they’ve done at the shop – they used around 20 of those candleholders in transparent glass, put LED lightbulbs in them and hung them upside-down from the ceiling at various heights, forming a very dramatic take on the bubble lamps we just discussed. What a view – shame I didn’t have my camera!

  • Finally, Klara was just fun to move its arms around in various angles 🙂
Klara - Dinner candleholder from Habitat
Klara - Dinner candleholder from Habitat

And now to coffee and side tables.

  • I love love love, for the obvious reasons of lightness, versatility and adaptability to small spaces – and price! £69.
Tablo - Nest of 3 tables from Habitat
Tablo - Nest of 3 tables from Habitat
  • More expensive but very original – the Shuffle:
Shuffle - Low occasional table from Habitat
Shuffle - Low occasional table from Habitat
  • How pretty is that! The intricate ornaments will work perfectly with next year’s trends for artisanry:
Palonia - Decorative cube from Habitat
Palonia - Decorative cube from Habitat
  • I do love multifunctional items 🙂 This cube is not only a table, it is also a lightbox 🙂
Mr Woo - Light box-table from Habitat
Mr Woo - Light box-table from Habitat

How can one not love Habitat?

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Chodzilam sobie wczoraj po Regent Street i Oxford Street, zbierajac probki tapet i materialow do mojego kolejnego zadania i rozgladajac sie za nowymi kolekcjami. Weszlam do Habitat… i od razu przypomnialam sobie dlaczego kocham ten sklep! Normalnie moglabym w nim zamieszkac, a jezeli ktos szuka dla mnie prezentu, to dylemat rozwiazany 🙂

Powyzej przedstawiam wczorajsze znaleziska w dwoch kategoriach – oswietlenie i stoliki. Zgodnie z moja idea ‘organiczonego budzetu’, wszystko, co pokazuje powyzej kosztuje do 100 funtow, a wiele z nich nawet sporo mniej.

Kilka typow? Industrialne klimaty zaprezentowane przez pierwsze lampy i stoliki; minimalistyczny ale bardzo kreatywny design w postaci kolejnych ‘skreconych’ lampek; wariacje na temat romantyzmu w kwiatowych swiatlach i drewnianym azurowym stoliku; niebanalny pomysl w szescianie Mr Woo bedacym i stolikiem, i swiatlem (swieci od wewnatrz), no i moj niesmiertelny Namber Lan – czyli zestaw trzech stolikow, za ich elastycznosc i lekkosc.


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