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Feb 17 / Ann Kristin

Bathrooms in concrete – different styles

Concrete is the material of the 21 century, and it doesn’t seems like we are getting tired of it quite yet either. It is raw, clean, edgy and simple in its look, but is so easy to combine and make different expressions with. If you want a different look than the typical tiled bathroom, why not go for a bathroom or just parts of it in concrete.

More concrete inspiration // Bedrooms in concrete // Concrete graphic tiles // Concrete kitchen tabletop  //Kitchen in concrete

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1: Modern bath tub in concrete via Muse:Magazin Tumblr 2: Raw concrete walls with soft edgy furnishing via Yellowtrace 3: Bath tub in concrete via Monsplace Tumblr 4:Bath tub embodied in the floor, covered in tiles 5: Shower space in concrete surface via Monsplace Tumblr 6: Clean and simple with double basin via Monsplace Tumblr 7: Rustic industrial, beautiful glass doors via Monsplace Tumblr 8: Concrete, steel and glass via Monsplace Tumblr 9: Industrial chic toilet via Sköna Hem  10: Concrete sculpted wash basin via Moa’s pinterest 11: Concrete simplicity via Sköna Hem 12: Concrete bathroom with wooden basin via Sköna Hem 13: Clean and simple bathroom in concrete tiles (Source unknown)

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Feb 16 / Ann Kristin

Creative solutions

This is for sure a unique apartment, designed and decorated by the apartments owner, architect Arash Nourinejad and his wife Kristina Lykke Tønnesen. His passion for drawing and building has given this apartment some creative solutions. Arash Nourinejad has designed and custom made the sofa in the living room that folds out over different levels. The quadratic and asymmetric sofa consists of handmade storage boxes of ash veneer. It utilizes the space and gives more seating spaces than what a normal sofa would do in this space, and creates a way more interesting corner. The over dimensioned floor lamp creates a cool and stylish touch to it. The delightful colour palette of blue, brown and white goes throughout the apartment.

Interesting in using the same palette, have a look at these different expressions // Brown and Blue in perfect harmony // Harmonic and rough // Details in blue // Decorate with blue walls

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Feb 15 / Ann Kristin

Ankert – a ruin bar in Budapest

An abandoned ruin converted in to a trendy and popular nightlife spot in the center of Budapest. The visual presence of the once residential building has been kept, so the look of abandonment, damaged and run-down walls is still the overall visual effect. But the framework of the structure has been renovated to develop a safe and secure space. Beside from that it is the graphic and branding elements that gives this space its identity.

Graphic Design is by Szőke gergely

Project By  Hungarian architectural Amoeba Group

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Found via Retail Design Blogg & WeLoveBudapest


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Feb 13 / Ann Kristin

A concrete jungel – Maracana House brings the outside inside

Terra e Tuma constructed this house for architect and studio director Danilo Terra and his family in Sao Paulo. It is a three level storey, where the lowest level is a storey below the street. In all privacy all of the living spaces is situated on the lowest floor in a big open plan that includes the kitchen, social area and a workspace. Large glass doors brings the outside in to the living room, and lets green plants grow up on the walls and emphasize the building even on the inside. The wooden doors, kitchen cabinets and furniture makes an excellent contrast to the concrete blocks that are exposed throughout the space. The artwork on the outside, in front of the entrance is by Alexandre Mancini, and are created especially for the house.

See more open spaces // Cliff House in Sri Lanka // Warehouse Loft // Open plan – all in wood

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Found via Dezeen Photography is by Pedro Kok

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Feb 12 / Ann Kristin

Restaurant Stork – Amsterdam

Empty industrial warehouses is the new inventive way to create new modern spaces. Use of old space and convert it in to either apartments, as we often see as great successful and beautiful projects, or commercial spaces as high quality restaurants is still a big trend. Restaurant Stork is situated in an old industrial building at businesspark De Overkant, and is overlooking the waterfront. There have been different actors involved in the development and transformation of this former warehouse. Cube Architecten and Soluz are on contract to oversee the whole redevelopment of  the De Overkant site. In the transformation of Stork local design studio Interior Shock took part of what today is Europe’s biggest fish restaurant. They kept the raw finishes that characterises a warehouse so it still has a industrial feel, added texttiles to soften up and elements as old cable reels that helps build the seafood concept. Summertime you can have a seat outside and enjoy the sunny side of the river.

See similar projects // Radio Royaal in Eindhoven // Old warehouse convered in to a beautiful loft apartment

See more tips on Amsterdam

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Found via Yatzer Photo CUBE Architecten

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Feb 11 / Ann Kristin

New knives to the kitchen – By Canadian The Federal

What a beautiful set of knives to put on your cut board and shine up in your kitchen. Industrial designers Ian Murchison and Rohan Thakar designed the knives to explore an alternative emotion to the standard kitchen knives you see every day. For now it is just a prototype, but hopefully it can get in production. I’ll be one of the first to buy them. The beautiful maple wood is sealed and is easy to clean. They are simply beautiful – see more The Federal 

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Feb 10 / Ann Kristin

A colourful scandinavian feel in East London

Nina Tolstrup, known under Studiomama has turned this former carpentry workspace in to a space saving, fun and colourful holiday rental apartment. She is originally danish, but is based with her practice in London. And in this creative small space she has let her scandinavian vibes shine through. The kitchen is hand built, and the furniture is custom designed. The space is designed with a lot of energy, and suits the East End vibrant environment. Voss Street 2 is available for renting, check it out at The Modern House.

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Feb 8 / Ann Kristin

I-P House by Abaton

From the outside this house is a very modern and contemporary piece of architecture. And so are the base of the inside, with clean surfaces of limestone that gives that popular look of concrete. Initially a very minimalistic look, so seeing how the decoration has turned the house in to a warm and personal home in clear opposition to minimalism is a pure joy to the eye. The yellow is a perfect colour drop to this space.  The decoration is a mix of different types of wood, and from different eras; put together they talk a very personal and warm home. And that is just what a home is about. Surround yourself with the things you love and it will all sorts itself out.

A project by Abaton

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