It’s clever of us to hide socket boards behind furniture and out-of-sight places, however plugging up lamps or devices is another story altogether! The more perfect we hide those sockets, the more difficult we can align the plug prongs. The DONUT outlet has a donuts-shaped hole in the middle instead of two small holes. This makes life a lot easier because you can plug in all directions. [source]
Due to the soaring housing prices, many people were forced to renovate their existing apartments instead of selling and buying bigger ones. And the apartment featured in this post is one of those successful transforming examples. This owner decided to transform her studio apartment into a 1 bedroom, including storage units, a large separate kitchen and a full size queen bedroom. To achieve the request, the design team chose to condense all the programmatic functions and storage units into a cube which was centered in the middle of the space, thus dividing the apartments into 4 zones, while maintaining a 360 degree circulation around it, which makes the space seem endless and bigger than it actually is. By adding sliding doors that disappear into the cube, the space can be altered according to the time of day and the various needs of the owner, contributing further more to the sense of a multifunctional space. You can see the dramatic changes by comparing the before/after layout of the apartment. This is a really ingenious and innovative idea and make the space so much bigger. [source]
It is always hard to get close to nature for people who live in the big city. Limitied living space make our lives crowded with modern materials: glass, steel, plastic, clay… living in harmony with nature becomes a popular trend and a hope, hence those creative designers try their best to bring nature indoor. In this post, we rounded up 11 Innovative Nature Inspired Designs we saw recently and hope you enjoy the freshness brought by those designs.
Sometimes functional items are designed so beautifully that they blur the line between architecture and art. In addition to providing warmth, fireplaces these days have become a fashion statement. The emphasize is not merely on functionality but more on form and expression. Whether you have a double height living room that enhances the acoustic fire crackling or a small and cozy bedroom with an inviting romantic fireplace, you know the importance of these dancing flame will bring to you. In this post, we feature 25 most beautiful and warming fireplace designs that we came across. Hope you like this collection.