Guest Post: Design Elements

My friend, Maria, from Design Elements is visiting today.  I’m sure many of you are aware of Design Elements and the incredible architect and designer interviews that Maria manages to arrange.  If not, please stop by and indulge…you will leave inspired, informed, and happy…yes, happy…Design Elements…always en vogue.

Oh my! It is wonderful to be part of cabbagerose today. I feel quite lucky to have “met” Katherine as I admire her unique way of looking at design and life. Since cabbagerose is one of my favorite virtual places to hang out, I have decided to take you on a little getaway to another favorite place: the sail-shaped W Hotel in Barcelona designed by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. Enjoy!

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Sep 24, 2012
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The Edge Effect

While hiking and driving the areas in California’s Joshua Tree National Park, where the low Sonoran desert meets the high Mojave desert, Daniel Kukla caught glimpses of the border space created by the meeting of distinct ecosystems in juxtaposition, referred to as the Edge Effect in the ecological sciences. To document this unique confluence of terrains,  Daniel hiked out a large mirror and painter’s easel into the wilderness and captured opposing elements within the environment. Using a single visual plane, this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of color and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself.

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Sep 23, 2012
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Gah…

…’an interjection denoting excitement,’ as cited by the urban dictionary.  Kelly Behun, New York designer extraordinaire, you have my attention.  Gah…

brooklyn brownstone

new york penthouse

central park west apartment

soho penthouse

central park west apartment

greenwich village townhouse

long island home

greenwich village townhouse

kelly behun

…the unexpected, surprise, and astonishment…are an essential part and characteristic of beauty.

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Sep 22, 2012
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World Traveler

…oh the places we can go…Titled ‘World Trip’, the concept is to let the viewer vicariously enjoy some jet-setting adventures through the fish’s worldly travels…this fabulous aquariam concept for Designboom’s TIFF Awards is a timely splash of inspiration. Designed by Takuro Yamamoto Architects.

 

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Sep 22, 2012
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Guest Post: The Design Chef

Hi there…you are in store for a special treat…Holly from The Design Chef and HvH Interiors has graciously accepted to guest post.  Holly is a highly creative individual…her blogs feature great tips and ideas.  Always a pleasure to visit Holly…and now, her delicious Al Fresco Dining Salad.  Perfect for the last warm days of summer…

yum, thanks so much, Holly…

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Sep 19, 2012
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Check-In At the Office…

Taoyuanju by Vector Architects…color laminated glass and vertical gardens…breathing space…

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Sep 17, 2012
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Natural Production…

…enter Barcelona designer,Victor Castanera, and The Areniscos project.  Victor visualizes an alternate production and creation model within the parameters of our natural habitat where he explores how nature can move us to create a sensorial, sustainable and experiential process.  The vision inculcates the possibility of growing a small industry that permits the simple creation of a series of products taking advantage and leveraging nature in its simplest forms, without damaging it in the process. No machines, no contamination, only a small amount of resources are needed to create the product. This industry will not only highlight the product but also the process and philosophy of natural production…just pure beauty.

Sep 13, 2012
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Walk On By…

…we often walk past fabulous spaces and take them for granted…

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Sep 11, 2012
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Snug…

…as a bug in a rug…

doheny residence/chinese jesus

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Sep 9, 2012
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Nature + Glamour

I spotted this ‘splendid’ home over at Kat & Muse…had to show you…the Kitzbuelhel Mansion in Tyrolia, Austria by Splendid Architecture.  A touch of glamour is expressed in lighting and reflective surfaces, but the layout and placement of glazing throughout the facade is meant to celebrate the nature that surrounds the home. Thanks, Kat…

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Sep 8, 2012
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If I Had a Hammer…

Cartier “Juste Un Clou” bracelet reissue…made for designing women, yes?

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Sep 7, 2012
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Time Out…

…ready for an excellent adventure?  We are heading to Phuket, Thailand, to the 5-Star Indigo Pearl Hotel.  Oh the fun we will have…

let’s enter…

pool, check…

beach, check…

hideaway?…

ahhh, spa…check…

indoor club…

outdoor games…

the suite is comfy…

all is well…time to settle in…

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Sep 6, 2012
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Cheers…

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Florale by master flower artist, Makoto Azuma…let’s open the bubbly and raise our glasses…

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Sep 4, 2012
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Pencil Sharpener…

Karoto carrot sharpener by Avichai Tadmor for Monkey Business…can also be used on courgettes or cucumbers…

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Sep 4, 2012
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Get Outta My Dreams…

get into my car…can you hear Billy Ocean crooning this 1988 hit?  Or are you too young?  No matter.  Modern Live-In Garage by Brunete Fraccaroli was designed for a Maserati fan in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  This 1,290 square foot garage/residence leaves nothing to the  imagination…Hey (hey) you (you), get into my car

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Sep 3, 2012
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