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    Edward van Vliet: bindings and patterns

    The designer of the interior and the author of the fashionable prints Dutchman Edward van Vliet (Edward van Vliet, p. 1965) began his career as a textile designer. About fabrics and wallpaper, he knows everything and understands better than others in ornaments and patterns. Collection for Leolux. Dis. Edward van Vliet. 2017. The starting point is the traditional methods of weaving. Hence the patterns that resemble the threads and tactile surfaces. For example, the octagonal pouffes Amulet for Leolux resemble precious stones. The impression is enhanced by velvety textiles of complex shades, beautifully reflecting light, – material in the spirit of a fashionable trend. In the carpets Izem and Girisha…

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    Under ideal canned conditions

    Geodesic Observatory in New Alesund on Spitsbergen under the project LPO arkitekter. information: Geodesic Observatory in New Alesund. Photo by Elisa Grinland New Alesund is a research village on the Norwegian archipelago Spitsbergen, the northernmost civil settlement on the planet; there are about thirty permanent residents, their number of grows to 120 in the summer. It was founded in 1917 as a miner, but in 1960 coal mining was stopped, and New Alesund was redesigned from mining to scientific. At the moment, there are sixteen research stations, which are managed by scientists from ten countries. The new Earth Observatory, founded by Kartverket, the Norwegian Cartography Office, with the support of…

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    Plutarco: apartment for students

    The Spanish studio Plutarco has designed a student hostel in Madrid. Every room in it – with its character. By topic: Elii Architects: micro apartment with secret furniture Traditionally, the rooms for students are made of universal and impersonal, with a minimum of color, texture and individuality. Designers of the Plutarco studio have a separate project, as each room is a separate project. "Our This was the case for the typical housing in which everything looks the same and cold. We wanted every resident of this house to feel special, and therefore used a different aesthetics in each room, "say the designers. The Spanish studio Plutarco has designed a student…

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    Preservation of the historical heritage of Russia: the new foundation of Ilya Varlamov

    Ilya Varlamov announced in his blog about the opening of the charity fund "Attention". He will fight for the preservation of the historical heritage in Russian cities. The Foundation will provide legal support to activists, as well as grants for the restoration and restoration of architectural monuments. To take advantage of the fund’s help, you need to leave an application on the site. All requests are considered by the expert council, which decides on the relevance of the problem, as well as the amount of the grant.

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    # leave for exchange: estate in Stafford

    Several centuries ago, not far from Stafford was a magnificent estate, which could be accessed through a massive gateway. It remains to this day, but nothing to protect. Tixall Gatehouse has got to the headline. Tixall Gatehouse was built around 1580 by Sir Walter Aston, the knight of Queen Elizabeth. The structure was erected right in front of the main house of the estate, but it was created not only because of security, but because of the demonstration of the wealth and power of the owner. At the end of the XVI century, this building was referred to as "the most beautiful architectural work in the county in recent times."…

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    Laconic collection of tables from glass and wood

    Brazilian architect Leandro Garcia created a collection of neat coffee tables of glass and wood. Translated from portuguese toco means "stump". Brazilian architect Leandro Garcia decided to name the new laconic collection of tables exactly because they really look like a wooden hemp or neatly polished domes with a glass top on top. Brazilian architect Leandro Garcia created a collection of neat coffee tables of glass and wood. Translated from portuguese toco means "stump". Brazilian architect Leandro Garcia decided to name the new laconic collection of tables exactly because they really look like a wooden hemp or neatly polished domes with a glass top on top. Brazilian architect Leandro Garcia…

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    Acrylic furniture with bizarre rust patterns

    Japanese artist Yuma Kano decided to rehabilitate the image of rust in modern production and created an aesthetic collection of panels for furniture, shifting intricate patterns from rusty metal plates to acrylic resin. Rust is a familiar concept and always associated with problems and poor quality of materials. Because of the rust, planes fell, ships sank and bridges collapsed. However, despite its negative image, the Japanese artist Yuma Kano was able to see the beauty in it and created an unusual collection of furniture Rust Harvest, putting rusty patterns on acrylic resin. "Despite the fact that rust usually appears in the role of the devil, if you look closely at…

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    Apartment with Soviet past in Moscow

    Igor Kurkin designed this Moscow apartment for a fictional family of a Soviet diplomat. Igor Kurkin "In this project I wanted to try myself as a stage designer. To create mise-en-scenes from the entrance, – says the designer Igor Kurkin. – In the process of work, I’m constantly walking around the apartment with a camera – I checked that everything was as photogenic as possible". The owners of the apartment, as the designer says, are creative people, gravitate towards the classics, but they are not alien to experiments. However, the interior was made not only for them: Igor designed it for a fictional family of the Soviet diplomat who managed…

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    7 components of an ideal home

    1. Layout. Life outside the city as a whole and in one’s own apartment. If your dream house is only in the plans, take care of the layout. Think of a sufficient place for the vestibule: in suburban housing it is always useful. Ideally, every member of the family should have a private room. In addition, a common area for joint pastime is also needed. 2. Paint. Needless to say, that the paint should be eco-friendly. The market now has a huge number of varnishes and varnishes. The most popular are water-dispersed: they dry quickly, and the painted surface is then easy to clean. 3. The level of illumination. If…

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    Charlotte Perrian: Organic and Modernism

    Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) – French modernist, architect, designer, photographer, collageist and author of fascinating memoirs. She lived 96 years and, rightly, was considered a participant in the most important battles, a change of paradigms and key events related to the formation and development of European modernism. Charlotte Perrian, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret – creators of the LC4 chaise lounge. Charlotte Perrian was 24 when she joined the architectural studio Le Corbusier. In the same room of the ancient monastery on the rue du Sèvre, 35. According to legend, Corbusier had at her sketches and said that they do not do embroidering pillows. Perrian left, and the next day Le…