Brooklyn Brownstone furnished by Jessica Helgerson

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Interior designer Jessica Helgerson furnished this modern brownstone located in the heart of Fort Greene,Brooklyn with lots of bold colours and patterns. My favourite part of the house is the dining area with the lacquered turquoise chairs and the geomateric bookcase behind makes it so unique and inspiring.

“For this project we were asked to furnish a recently remodeled brownstone in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. Our clients were a young couple with a penchant for pop art, bright colors and fresh modern design. They asked us to be very bold with color and playful with the design and we had fun doing just that.

A’Design Award: World Design Rankings Announcement

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World Design Rankings has recently announced its Top Ten A’Design Award Winners from across the globe. The United States of America remains at number one, while Turkey and Hong Kong follow closely. Here we’ve gathered a few of the top U.S. award-winning designs for you to enjoy:

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WINNER – Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category 2013-2014 Grille Barbecue Restaurant by Yu-Ngok Lo, AIA, LEED AP

Taking a former motorcycle repair shop in northern Macau, the talented Yu-Ngok Lo, AIA, LEED AP transformed the space into a sleek, industrial-vibe barbecue restaurant. Finished concrete walls and flooring contribute to the cool aesthetic, while the natural-toned woods and deep-red seatings adds a definitive warmth for balance.

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WINNER – Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design Category 2013-2014 Boutique Fire Extinguisher Housing by Cliff Shin

From satisfying an important need in the kitchen to creating an appealing visual for a countertop, the Boutique Fire Extinguisher manages to expertly address the spectrum of this useful kitchen tool. A polycarbonate sleeve houses a small fire extinguisher, while a bursting bouquet delights at it covers the top. By simply pulling the flower ball, a pin is immediately released so this live-saving hardware can be used.

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WINNER – Idea Design Category 2013-2014 Maxx Modular Sofa/Bed/Daybed by Despina Souhlas

Modular anything is just downright cool. The Maxx Modular Sofa, Bed and Daybed takes this to the ultimate level. With movable back rests, built-in side tables, hidden mattress topper and even a set of slim vases for decor purposes, this modular sofa made up of low-VOC materials and finishes is ideal for indoor or outdoor use in a plethora of living areas, especially small spaces where maximizing function meshed with form is paramount.

A’Design Award & Competition is an international juried competition which creates a platform for companies, designers, architects and innovators to showcase their works across varied categories while garnering press and publicity to help carry these inventive design concepts forward.

Feeling inspired? Designers still have time to register for the A’Design Award & Competition 2014-2015 which will be announced April 15, 2014.

Upper East Side Brownstone by Frank M. DeBono

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Brownstone were always my favourite especially for someone who lives in Hoboken, NJ, they narrow, old and lack of light but in the other hand they fun to renovate, mixing old and new makes them look sophisticated.

This beautiful brownstone with lots of natural light is on the Upper East Side in New York City designed by Frank M. DeBono.

 

A’Design Award & Competition Winners: Interior Design

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A’Design Award & Competition is an international juried competition which creates a platform for companies, designers, architects and innovators to showcase their works across varied categories while garnering press and publicity to help carry these inventive design concepts forward.

We at Chic Tip have gathered our ‘Top Ten’ A’Design Award Winners for the Interior Space/Exhibition Design category:

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Aix Arome Cafe

This coffee bar and cafe situated in a Shenzhen theme park was designed to mimic the feel and colors of the ocean. A touch of space-age, the cashier is located in a silver and white orb while the seating is arranged in a sea of tonal blues and greens. Suspended from the ceiling are a random collection of blue rod lighting fixtures which are said to mimic the motion of the ocean’s ripples. While the materials of Corian, glass, stainless steel and timber provide a mix of textures, the appearance happens to remain smooth, almost calming, like the sea itself can be.

A’Design Award & Competition Winners: Architecture

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A’Design Award & Competition is an international juried competition which creates a platform for companies, designers, architects and innovators to showcase their works across varied categories while garnering press and publicity to help carry these inventive design concepts forward.

We at Chic Tip have gathered our ‘Top Ten’ A’Design Award Winners for the Architecture/Building/Structure Design category. Enjoy these sites to be seen!:

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Golden Moon by Laboratory for Explorative

A remarkable modern derivative of a traditional Chinese lantern and homage to the burning love story of Chang’e the Moon Goddess of Immortality, this six-story incandescent public space structure is comprised of a computer-generated steel grid, bamboo, concrete and finally stretch fabric in fiery hues of red, orange and bordeaux. A sensational abstract flame, the sphere was installed upon a reflective pool in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park as a choreographed sound and light pavilion to be enjoyed by the public during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

A’Design Award & Competition Winners: Furniture

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A’Design Award & Competition is an international juried competition which creates a platform for companies, designers, architects and innovators to showcase their works across varied categories while garnering press and publicity to help carry these inventive design concepts forward.

We at Chic Tip have gathered our ‘Top Ten’ A’Design Award Winners for the Furniture/Decorative Items/Homeware Design category–hope you enjoy these as much we did!:

 

 

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Butterfly Chair by Eduardo García Campos

A luxurious sculptural chair, the aesthetic is almost ethereal while taking on the appearance of a Monarch butterfly. The Butterfly Chairs, which are manufactured as one homogenous piece, are equally as stunning when placed individually or together, forming the silhouette of the Monarch. Materials include aluminum, plastic, carbon fiber and bronze and colors range the gamut of a rainbow, creating a versatile chair for indoor or outdoor living.