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This light is so cool! Designed by Swedish designers, Front, the rod blows a bubble every few seconds to form a transparent shade round an LED. It lasts 50,000 hours and the lamp will blow over 3 million bubble shades! Imagine a whole ceiling filled with these lights…and bubbles! Bubbles popping everywhere! Man, I feel like a kid again. Honestly, this picture does it no justice! Check out the video!

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Derek from In Good Measure is guest posting about trendy kitchen designs for the new year! Enjoy!

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2012 is quickly approaching and, as is common at this time, people are beginning to think about what changes and developments will happen in the new year.  What styles and trends will dominate the next 12 months of our lives?  Many homeowners may be planning to remodel portions of their home in 2012, while others may be looking to build or purchase a new home.  The kitchen is an area of the home where you need to allow your creativity to flourish; therefore, your kitchen should be designed to fit your unique style while remaining highly functional.  In any case, you’ll want to be aware of some of the new kitchen trends and designs to watch for in 2012.

One of the emerging trends in kitchen design is the lack of dine details and complex shapes.  Instead, you’ll want to pay attention to simple shapes and sharp lines.  These characteristics will give your kitchen a minimalist look.  Metallic-looking surfaces can help give a kitchen a more modern or even futuristic look, but don’t discount the power of wood surfaces.  Wood can give your kitchen a warmth coziness that may be lacking otherwise, even if you only use it to accent certain areas.

Another trending style in kitchens is the use of a more muted color palette.  Using a muted color scheme with blacks, whites, grays, silvers, and beiges can give your kitchen a professional look.  Consider also adding brightly-colored accents to give your kitchen more flair and personality.

Take a look at these kitchens to get some ideas for your future remodel:

This post was contributed by Derek Dasher, who frequently writes for TopAlarmSystem.com among other sites.  He enjoys writing about home improvement and design and is always on the lookout for the latest trends and styles.

Here’s a guest post from Modern Home Design! Enjoy!

 

Tips for Modern Home Pattern and Decor

Do you want to alter the whole look of your home and transform it in to a modern-day home decor? We all require practical yet modern and economical answers to make our living home an epitome of good quality modern home design. The following advice and answers will facilitate you on your endeavor of modify your house design right into a modern one which can inculcate a present-day appearance along with endless aesthetic reach.

Contemporary Furniture: A Magic Wand:

The first thing that will come to your mind when altering the traditional and vintage appearance of your abode into a modern house design may be the furniture. Modern furniture crafted in line with the modern-day styles of now works like a magic wand. Modern day furniture contains unique furniture statements that consist of leather couches, armchairs, present-day furniture upholstery, barstools made out of different materials such as wrought iron, wooden, oak and so on, as well as modern dining room furniture sets that may enhance the inner decor of the house, making it an epitome of present-day household designs. Never to forget modern bedroom furniture to culminate the bed room fitted with vogue household furniture including the bedding.

Modish Dining Room Furniture Places Will Do the Trick:

When everything is up-to-date with the chic and au courant furnishing, it is important to take into account what trick modern dining room home furniture sets can perform. It is genuine that dining room furniture play a unique role as part of the home furnishings and although you endeavor to change the appearance of your house making it into a modish one, why don’t you go for modern-day eating suites sets that may include leather or oak dining area chairs. You may even set up an individual bar and arrange a few trendy barstools close to it.

Trendy Kitchen Designs: A Must!

Kitchen area will be a single nook that can’t be simply overlooked when putting together each and every place of your home with a modern outlook. Contemporary kitchen furnishings such as glass cabinets and barstools serve to become a centerpiece for modern-day kitchen sets. You can also include a home wine rack, pub tables and chairs, carts and islands to refurbish the previous appearance of it into a kitchen that is trendy, more practical in usage and it has a modern supplying items.

Accessories to Complement the Modern Home Decor:

Aside from modern furniture, kitchen as well as dining room, it is very important accent the decor along with accessories such as window treatments, colorful draperies and also valances to provide the rooms, from bed room to living room, a trendy, lively and modern-day feel. Accessories such lighting, lamps, frames, bed linen, and periodic accent decor can assist you enhance the inviting look to your modern home decor very easily. These add-ons may lead to the newest appearance drastically and are likely to open new paths of modern styles.

Well!

I have been so incredibly busy, you may have noticed the lack of posts…yeah…its been awkward, I can feel it too. Well its all been due to new jobs! I’ve started at a new company, and so far, it’s wonderful! I’ve also decided to do set design for my friend Sherren over at Sunday Afternoon Productions, who I also worked with on M&E. THAT, takes up a whole bunch of time. So for the next little while, I’ll only be popping up once in a while, with those posts I just can’t resist but to share.

Like this one! Clancy’s Fish Bar City Beach, located in Perth, Australia and designed by Paul Burnham. It has been…I dont want to jinx anything…warming up here, and stores are already displaying their most colourful of colourful outfits, and this bar is not holding back! I’m loving the colourful chairs and fabric chandeliers on a charcoal backdrop.




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So I just finished the Steig Larsson trilogy (which was great), but when I finish reading anything, I have a slight moment of oh-my-gosh-what-am-I-going-to-read-next. Yes. I’m a nerd in that sense. In all fairness, it’s what I do on my subway ride to and from work so that I don’t stare at other people’s cute outfits. Bad habit.

My friend told me about this website called Designer & Books. What is this you say? Well, it featuers 52 designers, from Billie Tsien to Daniel Libeskind, who post the books that they are currently reading or have read. Or, you can pick from 710 and 10 books, click on a book and see which designer has read it. It’s a great. And I think this is how I’ll pick my next read.

That’s what I’m doing. Be back soon! xo

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First of all, can we talk about how it’s already February? Ok. So, I’m posting the weekend activities in 2 parts. There are just so many pictures! This was definitely a great weekend. The Come Up To My Room at The Gladstone Hotel was really cool – the first time I’ve attended, I know, I clearly have been missing out. Let’s start with that – here are the ones I probably had the biggest reaction too. Although I found pretty much most the installations great, both interesting and some chuckle-worthy, my favourite, was a room by Amanda McCavour, who used a sewing machine to create thread drawings of different furniture items, to as a whole, appear as a furnished apartment. Hers is the first image. Enjoy!













P.S. If you would like to know the names of any of the images, let me know and I’ll give it to you! Stay tuned for the Interior Design Show post!