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Tonka

In the clouds Tasked with a difficult inner-city site, Techne Architects pairs an ethereal installation with a welcome element of restraint to produce a distinctive new bar and restaurant in Melbourne.

The spatial planning brings a sense of unexpected ceremony to what is, in fact, a distinctly subdued interior.

The proliferation of architect-designed hospitality establishments hat have characterised Melbourne’s dining scene in recent years has raised the bar when it comes to producing truly standout interiors. So, when Techne Architects was commissioned to remodel the old Honkytonks nightclub into Tonka, a modern Indian restaurant run by Mykal and Kate Bartholomew

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MIXED BLESSINGS

Anouska Lancaster certainly had her work cut out to transform her new house into a comfortable home to share with her children Kai, 10, and Miabella, seven.

‘It had been rented out to tenants over the years and was in a very neglected state, with furry mould on the ceiling, cracks in the walls and peeling wallpaper everywhere,’ she recalls. As an interior designer, Anouska is used to tackling all sorts of decorating dilemmas and her aim on this occasion was to completely redesign the property. ‘I like to take on challenging projects and was excited about breathing new life

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Specify the door

Decorator Olga Maltseva offers transform the interior by means of antique and vintage door.

I remember how in the hangar with vintage furniture, I froze in front of a high carved oak doors. Once they decorated the entrance to the house and perfectly preserved to this day. I could not resist from buying, but did not know why. Later, they became the central element of the interior of the living room, giving it a grand appearance. I note that vintage items are not price higher than the cost of new ordinary and sometimes much lower. But beware: the vintage items

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Equal marriage

Faultless taste of the owners of these classic apartments in Paris helped them create the interior, which perfectly combines the attributes of a life of luxury and high design of the XX century.

Sixteenth District of Paris has a reputation of the most wealthy and conservative residential area. «Setting oblige» — joking hostess, one after another, throwing open the doors for us eight rooms in the apartment of 260 square meters. The apartment is located in a classical «Ottoman» house built in 1905 next to the Trocadero and the romantic staircase Avenue de Camões, which has become the venue of

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Transparent design

Glass is a very unusual materials. It seems the air, and it weighs a lot. Fragile in appearance, but is able to carry a large load. Transparent and almost imperceptible, but it certainly attracts attention and makes the interior memorable.

In modern homes glass is used very safely. It is used as structural elements and finishing, thereof creates décor and furniture. The spectrum of use of this material significantly expands that it is able to be very different — in color, transparency, shape and thickness.

Glass is equally well suited for the neutral and quiet interior, and for the bright,

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The program teaches us SNAPCAB install interior cabin

Free DVD-ROM with instructions

Glenn Bostock, who designed the interiors of the elevator SnapCab Bostoka, has released a new DVD-disk with instructions, which, along with other subjects, trains installers special art cladding. Cladding is to cover the front panel of the elevator, usually stainless steel. The video talks about the obstacles, sometimes holding service companies from upgrading cabins.

Bostock is convinced that the program that teaches installing interior cabins will benefit the entire industry. This new video will help fill the gap, Bostock found when he first developed his patented system. Simplified, easy-to-install set of interlocking panels originally intended

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NEW IN SWEDISH interior architecture apartment building

Natural and climatic conditions in Sweden in many respects similar to the terms of the north-western regions of our country. That is why the introduction to the design and construction of houses in the new residential complexes of the Swedish cities of undoubted interest to the Soviet architects.

The presence of valuable natural resources (iron ore, timber, hydropower sources) to create more opportunities for the successful development of the Swedish economy. What is important is the fact that Sweden has since 1815 not participate in the war. The consequence of a favorable economic environment was the growth of housing

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DIY Reupholstering

A new interior might be cheaper than you think

WE ALL WANT OUR airplanes to fly faster, go farther, and, for some of us, navigate safely through more challenging weather conditions.

But we also like the innards to look sharp. After all, it’s the part of the airplane that we spend the most time looking at. And we surely want the seat of our pants to be comfortable along the way. Still, I admit, in the overall mental checklist of priorities, redoing the interior of my vintage Bonanza has lingered pretty low on the list.

But a shoddy interior is

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The King’s Speech

In the Paris bureau of Christian Liegra may not include music. Everyone knows that the master works in silence and in silence. For us, he made an exception and spoke about the Japanese design and re-emerged on the fashion style of the XVIII century.

We found Christian Liegra workplace Mandarin in a chair in his design. On the table — a pack of white paper, a glass of sharpened pencils and a book, «In Praise of shadows», Junichiro Tanizaki. «This is my favorite writer, says the designer. — I close the Japanese philosophy. And in design as well. I

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COURTESY FORESIDE HOME AND GARDEN interior designer Penelope Bianchi aspired to revamp the exterior layout of her Montecito compound, she enlisted landscape designer Margie Grace to achieve her vision. What manifested from the collaboration was a striking facade enveloped in a lush blanket of Boston ivy. My intention was to conjure a timeless, romantic aesthetic, says Grace, who applied large foundation shrubs as well as flowering varieties to allow for the plantings to blend into the sites existing foliage. Whenever I encounter a site with such innate beauty, I always strive to maintain its natural allure. gracedesignassociates.com

Dynamic shapes and strong lines unite to present Foreside Home and Garden’s latest selection of outdoor furniture and accents. Originally established in the early 1990s by husband-and-wife team Claire and Mark Woodsum, the brand continues to evoke a charming coastal aesthetic by virtue of a mixed palette of materials and textures. Featured here, the recently introduced Market display table imbues a classic industrial style that functions as a unique addition to any outdoor setting. foresidehomeandgarden.com

Upon staging the landscape design of this Beverly Hills home, William Hefner drew from his client’s penchant for art collecting to envision a complementary layout

Continue reading COURTESY FORESIDE HOME AND GARDEN interior designer Penelope Bianchi aspired to revamp the exterior layout of her Montecito compound, she enlisted landscape designer Margie Grace to achieve her vision. What manifested from the collaboration was a striking facade enveloped in a lush blanket of Boston ivy. My intention was to conjure a timeless, romantic aesthetic, says Grace, who applied large foundation shrubs as well as flowering varieties to allow for the plantings to blend into the sites existing foliage. Whenever I encounter a site with such innate beauty, I always strive to maintain its natural allure. gracedesignassociates.com

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