May 25, 2010
Black walls can create elegance in any room. No, let me rephrases that: Black walls can create elegance in any room when done right. First of all do it tastefully… unless it’s wall tiles in the bathroom do not use black on all the walls! Make sure you choose the right walls in the right well-lit rooms of the house.. trust me lighting makes the biggest difference. Choose the rooms with the most sunlight and paint the walls you first see when you walk through the door. This should add the illusion of distance and make the room feel larger that it really is.. so yeah don’t worry about it if you have a small room, it can still look gorgeous. Set the black off with some contrast… I’d go for white.. add it in the upholstery, the trims, wall hangings, or all of them! .. And lastly go for the matt finish, the gloss will only highlight the imperfections in your walls.
I say get your renovation projects rockin and go with the black cuz no other color can make a better bolder statement of daring, drama, glam, mellow, sophistication, and comfort.
Here are a few of my favorite picks..
May 25, 2010
Design by some very creative minds:
It wakes you up without any sound. Just wear the wireless rubber ring with an integrated vibration device that generates a tactile alarm. The snooze function is engaged by shaking your hand. However, each successive time you want to snooze, more movement is required, making sure you get to work on time. [Yanko Design]
Made out of parallel bars of metal and over 300 newspapers folded and stacked next to each other [designed by Oscar Lhermitte]
[via unica HOME]
[via design milk]
It’s made of foam and becomes an armchair when you sit down. Designed by Taiwanese designer Yu-Ying Wu. [image via design milk]
Designed by Décadrages, this bed can be slid up when not in use saving up to 30 square feet… totally rocks for small places! [image via: GIZMODO]
This wall clock harkens back to traditional mechanical clocks. The copper digits are mounted onto a bicycle chain to place emphasis on the cyclical nature of time… [via unica HOME]
Looking great when not in use but after showering for a long time, they will rise to force you stop showering and save water!
Designed by Lila Jang.. I heart!
Designed by Florence Architect Guido Ciomp…
[image via: Contemporist]