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The Amazing Dragonball Lamps. You must gather them All!

Yesterday I stumbled upon some of the most fantastic nerdy lamps I’ve ever seen.
I’m going to be honest, it remind me so much of my youth that I couldn’t resist and would pay anything to have one of these.

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Yes, that’s right, I grew up watch Drangon Ball anime and when I look at this I was petrefied imagining it at my place, going to bed and earing the voices of my childhood heroes.

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Maison et Objet September 2014

Maison et Objet September 2014 is right around the corner. Already there’s a smell of brand new furniture over the more than 200 000 square meters of the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord VillepinteStarting From Tomorrow, (the 5th of September 2014), all the way to the 9th, Paris will show you what’s new in the world of interior design.

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Casa das historias Paula Rego – House of Tales Paula Rego – Cascais – Portugal – Eduardo Souto Moura

Who is Paula Rego?

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Dame Paula Rego (born 16 January 1935) is a Portuguese and British visual artist who is particularly well known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. Rego’s style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. Her work often reflects an aggressive feminism, coloured by folk-themes from her native Portugal. Rego studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and was an exhibiting member of the London Group with David Hockney and Frank Auerbach. She was the first artist-in-residence at the National Gallery in London. She lives and works in London.

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Mews 04 by Andy Martin Architects – London

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Andy Martin Architects have completed their latest London project: Mews 04, a large 5 bedroom double fronted mews house in London’s Hyde Park.

A.M.A. achieved an elegant blend between the existing classical spaces and furniture and their own contemporary interventions.

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The initial brief was to re-design the timber framed faux Victorian Style conservatory, completed in the 80’s. A.M.A.’s solution was to replace it with a similar form avoiding having to elaborate a potentially difficult and lengthy planning application. The original design of three barrel vaults was transformed into a contemporary sine curve form, with 3 large curved double glazed units, the largest single horizontal units in the UK.

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This elegant form has the appearance of a single sheet of flowing glass forming the new conservatory roof. This new space was to become the spring board for a new aesthetic approach of the rest of the house.

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The entrance lobby’s floor is an elaborated mosaic of hand cut 10mm square marble pieces laid to repetitive wave form graphic. A.M.A. designed the bespoke bronze and glass inlayed entry doors which announce the public spaces; the living room and conservatory. Floor finishes on the ground level are hand rubbed concrete to create a Terrazzo type patina. Three large bronze french doors open out from the conservatory to connect with the classical garden layout.

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A new floating stair divides the house in two with a new roof light bringing natural light to the centre of the house. Dyed and brushed solid oak flooring runs throughout, from the stairs, flooring and the doors. In the bathrooms, solid marble bath and basins carved to A.M.A’s unique organic style are laid delicately with the warmth of a timber floor and walls.

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A.M.A. took the opportunity to design all the built in joinery, bathroom units and the bespoke door handles and door hinges.

Halcyon Condominium by S. Russel Groves

The Earth is round and very large. 7 Billion people live in it.

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In the United States alone, more than 550 Million.  Where would you like to live?

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New York? Manhattan! – The American dream. Luxury (at its purest state) capital of the US, is also one of the few places in this round and very large world where you pay your weight in gold for a breeze of air. But if you can afford it, Dear Lord it’s a hell of a breeze.

In Manhattan there’s East 51st Street.

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East 51st Street has a new addition: a 32-story residential condominium called Halcyon with interior design by S. Russell Groves (recently named to the AD100 by Architectural Design)

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“Halcyon was conceived as a sophisticated, serene Manhattan condominium residence with simple sculptural forms, rich finishes, and soft, muted palettes.”

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Prices range from a modest $1.565 million to more than $10 million.

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More than 10,000 sf. per apartment, with a beautifull view to the Manhattan skyline and farther.  Each residence features 10 ft. ceilings, oak wood flooring, double-paned energy efficient windows.

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Start dreaming big.

BOY INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS PART 3 – FLOORING

Before we begin let me just say something:
At this point, there’s no use in trying to attribute more favourable odds to a specific product ou project. However we decided to choose one candidate per category that stands out by our standards. This means that the following selection won’t necessarily be the winners, just the ones that caught our attention.
We continue our journey through the candidates of BOY Interior Design Magazine Awards. It’s time for the Flooring category.
Check out PART 1 and PART 2, to know what we’ve already talked about.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Carpet/Broadloom
CATEGORY: Flooring: Carpet/Modular
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PIXELS EVERYWHERE. Great job by Shaw though.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Carpet/Rugs
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Ever wondered what a rug made by Dali would look like?
Neither did we, until now.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Hard
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Strange category I must say.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Health Care
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Mohawk takes us back to the time when (real) wallpaper was hot.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Hospitality
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I’m devised by this, because it can lead to some untasty choices. Nevertheless, looks good Miliken!
CATEGORY: Flooring: Tile and Stone
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Cancos makes stone look like wood.
Do you agree with us? Share your thoughts with us.
Tomorrow we’ll talk about Furniture, don’t miss it!
Stay tuned. Stay fresh.