Lumio is a multi-purpose portable lamp in the shape of hard-bound book designed by Architect Max Gunawan. The light turns on when you open the cover and turns off when it’s closed. You can transform Lumio into multiple shapes for many different functions – as a table lamp, a wall sconce, ceiling pendant, ambient lighting, outdoor lighting or come up with your own unique ways to use Lumio. [source]
It was a phenomenal year on DesignSwan and it’s all because of the extraordinary work by the artists, designers, photographers and architect featured here every week. To recap the amazing 12 months, here are some of the most shared/visited/tweeted posts this year. Enjoy!
1. Home Inspiration: 32 Beautiful and Luxurious Walk-In Closet Designs
White walls are not necessarily boring, or at least not boring for British artist Charlotte Mann who creates intricate murals on white walls, turning bland space into impressive masterpieces. Using a special water-based non-toxic marker called the Posca marker pen, she creates incredibly meticulous wall murals that turn empty spaces into funky cluttered rooms. Her work consists of 1:1 scale drawings on walls. Even if Charlotte’s works never extend beyond the wall itself, they fill up an empty room better than a pile of furniture, and sometimes replace windows with a view. So if you want to redecorate your plain white wall, instead of repainting and put some wall paper, why not consider Charlotte’s idea? Of course, it isn’t easy to create intricate works of art like these. But it is definitely a unique way to decorate your home. Click here to find out about Charlotte Mann.
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This incredible home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea was built about thirty years ago, was renovated and decorated by Martinez Malales Canut, the owner of interior design/architecture/furniture design company Malmaca Studio. This gorgeous residence is equipped with wooden furniture from Bali Island, Indonesia to complete the Mediterranean accents. Like most Mediterranean house always so breezy, you can see many windows and open area around the house in this residence. This beautiful place also have a boundless swimming pool which allow you to enjoy swimming plus beautiful Mediterranean Sea view in front of you. You can see perfect relaxation area designed with natural color fabrics such as green and blue reed and cotton fabrics. Really love the the accents of turquoise in the patio area. Just imagine hanging out in that infinity pool with that view! What a life! [source]