Flatiron Loft Meets Bali by MAD

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Stunning New York City loft renovation by MAD .

“MAD renovated a 1,900 sq. ft. family style loft located in the Flatiron neighbourhood. The tone was influenced by Balinese craft juxtaposed with the Industrial style of New York City. Details include imported materials such as hand-painted floor tiles, custom made millwork and petrified wood all creating a contrast of colors and textures weaved throughout the space. The lofty open floor plan connects the living room, den, dining area and kitchen providing functionality and comfort for the family lifestyle”.

Photography courtesy of MAD – Matiz Architecture & Design

Minted.com a new twist on gift Ideas for teens

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What do you get for a 12 years old who has everything ? How about art as a gift? My daughter is in that age and I already had enough from getting her or her friends: gift cards, fashion accessories, books or clothes as a gifts. I wanted to find something more creative and inspiring, which is why I was so pleased to stumble upon minted.com where one can  find a great selection of art at an affordable price. The art comes with or without frames ( we all know that custom frames are very expensive) and can fit in every room for every age.

Minted’s collection includes gorgeous original works of art, personalized foil-pressed designs, unique photo gifts and even fabrics, all sourced from their global community of independent artists.

I love how Minted curates design genius from all over the world through ongoing design competitions in which the Minted community votes on what to sell. Minted is sharing a portion of every art purchase with the artist who created the piece.

So the next time you find yourself challenged with what to get your teenage child or his friends, give Minted a try, you will be glad you did.

 

Prahran Townhouse by Doherty Design Studio

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This cute two-storey single-fronted townhouse in Prahran, Melbourne, has been designed by  Doherty Design Studio.  Doherty Design have successfully re-configured the interior to bring the courtyard into the new decade while also incorporating new furnishings and artwork to modernise the home.
Re-orientatating the kitchen, revamping the bathrooms and adding a new staircase were the main priorities for the owners. With the internal courtyard providing natural light to the kitchen and meal area while also creating an outlook for the first floor bedrooms, it was important that the courtyard compliment the interior scheme as well as provide an enticing slice of outdoor living in the built up urban landscape.

SOLVINDEN – No Cords or Plugs Floor Lamps by IKEA

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Those cute apple and pear lamps with no cords or plugs are made by Ikea. Helps you save energy and reduce your environmental impact because it is powered by a solar panel that converts sunlight into electricity.
Includes 1 rechargeable battery (AA 1.2V) that stores energy from the sun. The battery can be replaced and last about 2 years.
Position the solar panel for maximum exposure to sunlight.
Recharging time is 9-12 hours in sunlight, but over 12 hours on a cloudy day.
When the battery is fully charged, the product will give full light for approx. 12 hours – so cool!

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