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Archives: 2013 December

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Books as Victims of Erosion: Nature Artistically Carved into Encyclopedia Britannica

Inspired by his travels to Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, artist Guy Laramée sculpted a mountain landscape on 24 printed volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica. First published in Edinburgh in 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica officially put a stop to its print version in 2012, after 244 years. This project- entitled Adieu- marks the ending of the printing process and, according to My …

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Contrasts of Old and New: A Generously Lit Single Family House in Spain

An old farming structure mixed with the newly built spaces create the diverse character of this single family house in Pontevedra, Spain. Nestled on a sloping terrain and framed by lush vegetation, the breezy, generously lit house represents a haven for the summer days, a place where relaxation reigns and the enchanting surroundings overwhelm the viewer. The perfect spot to

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Jaw-Dropping Design Effects of Charred Wood Unveiled by Yaroslav Galant

Who would have ever guessed that partially burned wood pieces could deliver furniture that is beyond stylish? Ukrainian designer Yaroslav Galant discovered that charred wood can be employed in various interior schemes with striking aesthetic effects. His “Born 2B Burn” collection (initially spotted by Freshome on Captivatist…) can be organically adapted to different design concepts from classical to eclectic

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Striking Historical Building Renovation in Portugal: The Three Cusps Chalet

The Three Cusps Chalet (charmingly renovated by Tiago do Vale Architects…) is a clear example of the Brazilian influence over Portuguese architecture during the 19th century. Siting at the heart of both the Roman and medieval walls of Braga, a stone’s throw away from Braga’s Cathedral (one of the most historically significant of the Iberian Peninsula) this is a

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How to Make your Home Look Glamorous

We all take pride in our homes. We want them to look the very best that they can and to best represent us – our passions, our lifestyles, our families, our livelihoods. We are constantly searching for inspiration, in shelter magazines and on websites such as this one. You might think that much of what you see is unattainable, but

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Inspiring Opulence in an Unpretentious Manner: The Gallery House


GM Arquitectos… completed the design and development of the Gallery House, a project reflecting the owners’ major passion for art. Especially envisioned for a family and their young daughter, the massive residence offers everything a family might need in terms of comfort and modern living requirements. Located in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia, the 500 square meter house takes advantage of the

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Unconventional Furniture Showroom with a Powerful Brazilian Personality

Henrique Steyer, the architect from Albus Design …in Porto Alegre recently completed a new showroom for furniture manufacturer FLORENSE in the city of Teresina. The 8600 sq.ft (800 m²) store was given an Brazilian personality. “The time has come to seize what’s ours and paint our houses with our paints. If we sing our song, everyone will want to dance

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Unconventional Furniture Showroom with a Powerful Brazilian Personality

Henrique Steyer, the architect from Albus Design …in Porto Alegre recently completed a new showroom for furniture manufacturer FLORENSE in the city of Teresina. The 8600 sq.ft (800 m²) store was given an Brazilian personality. “The time has come to seize what’s ours and paint our houses with our paints. If we sing our song, everyone will want to dance

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Embracing Magnificent Sea Views: Modern Villa in Stoliv, Montenegro


Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, as well as a beautiful mountain setting, one could say Villa in Stoliv in Montenegro is a privileged retreat. The surprising looking project was imagined by Enforma Studio… in the shape of a “seashell”, opening up towards the magnificent views. Radial stone walls were the basis of the design, with generous glass additions contributing to the

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Recreating Classic Art: Marco Sodano’s Cool Collection Made of LEGO


We’ve discovered on design-milk a young and talented Italian designer, Marco Sodano…, who, inspired by the majestic art of the classics, decided to recreate a couple of their iconic masterpieces, making use of creativity and …well, the popular LEGO bricks. The unconventional method implied creating digital pixilated art using corresponding coloured LEGOs. His startling collection comprises two works of 

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