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Inspired by vintage autos, boat hulls and an Airstream caravan, UK-based kitchen manufacturers deVOL have launched a line of retro contemporary kitchens called the Air Kitchen.
(via Retro Contemporary Kitchens Inspired by Vintage Classics - Design Milk)

Inspired by vintage autos, boat hulls and an Airstream caravan, UK-based kitchen manufacturers deVOL have launched a line of retro contemporary kitchens called the Air Kitchen.

(via Retro Contemporary Kitchens Inspired by Vintage Classics - Design Milk)

Bel Air, California residence is encased in beautiful Travertine stone.

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Bel Air, California residence is encased in beautiful Travertine stone.

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Receiving an Honorable Mention for Architecture, this photograph by Diane Reiner is featured amongst the best photographs in the 8th Annual iPhone Photography Awards (2014).

Receiving an Honorable Mention for Architecture, this photograph by Diane Reiner is featured amongst the best photographs in the 8th Annual iPhone Photography Awards (2014).

The unique feature of this NY City triplex is its two-story wall with Vals quartzite stone, handpicked from a remote Swiss quarry.

The unique feature of this NY City triplex is its two-story wall with Vals quartzite stone, handpicked from a remote Swiss quarry.

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A beautiful view from a ski resort chalet in Switzerland, created by designer and architects, MCM Designstudio.
Outdoor living at its best!

A beautiful view from a ski resort chalet in Switzerland, created by designer and architects, MCM Designstudio.

Outdoor living at its best!

Overlooking Lake Tahoe in California, the Martis Camp House is the epitome of open plan living with large windows framed by stone walls. 
The concept behind this beautiful contemporary home is to celebrate the light and airy feeling of snow and the effects that it can bring to the interiors.
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Overlooking Lake Tahoe in California, the Martis Camp House is the epitome of open plan living with large windows framed by stone walls. 

The concept behind this beautiful contemporary home is to celebrate the light and airy feeling of snow and the effects that it can bring to the interiors.

(via freshome.com)

Okay, this house is small… but it’s fully-furnished and has amazing views of the Austrian Tyrol mountains. It’s really not bad for a 45-square-metre hillside home in the village of Nussdorf, not far from the beautiful city of Vienna.

Available for rent year-round, this cozy, larch wood finished house includes the usual amenities found in a larger place, like a kitchen, fireplace, modern bathroom, bedrooms, even a glass kettle on the stove… and those views!

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Wooden bathtubs, created by Polish firm, Unique Wood Design, are “a perfect match for both modern minimalism and classic decors.”
UWD is a family owned company, founded in 1979 when they had originally designed and built wooden boats and yachts. Over the years, with their extensive wood working experience, development of modern coating technology and creativity, the company has evolved into making quality products for the home.
The multilayer coating, adapted from boat building, makes their individually crafted bathtubs waterproof and simplicity in design provides a comfortable and relaxing experience.
"Wood," the company says, "emanates warmth."

Wooden bathtubs, created by Polish firm, Unique Wood Design, are “a perfect match for both modern minimalism and classic decors.”

UWD is a family owned company, founded in 1979 when they had originally designed and built wooden boats and yachts. Over the years, with their extensive wood working experience, development of modern coating technology and creativity, the company has evolved into making quality products for the home.

The multilayer coating, adapted from boat building, makes their individually crafted bathtubs waterproof and simplicity in design provides a comfortable and relaxing experience.

"Wood," the company says, "emanates warmth."

A feature of the new Starbucks store on Canal Street in New Orleans is a chandelier built with vintage horn instruments, a nod to the city’s strong jazz roots.

As you walk into this old-timey coffee joint, you’d think you were back in the 1900’s because it looks so much like an apothecary (pharmacy) of the day.

The designers abandoned the cookie-cutter Starbucks bricks and mortar format you see most everywhere; deciding instead to embrace the area’s rich musical and artisan history, working closely with local artists.

It’s a trend called glocalization - adapting products and services to a locality. Starbucks have already done this with a Tokyo store, paying homage to traditional tea houses there.

Back in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter… it’s rich history as a coffee trading port has been depicted in a large wall mounted mural at the back of the store.

A 12-foot community table made of wind-fallen trees sits right by the mural with vintage schoolhouse chairs for customers who want to work and connect with others.

This back room, with it’s horn instrument chandelier, community table and mural has an air of informality, like the living quarters of a merchant, back in the day.

The floor-to-ceiling shelves behind a large coffee bar, at the front of the store, were designed to resemble where a merchant might have worked in an old-fashioned apothecary..

In recognition of the city’s mercantile history, a local sculptor designed and built chandeliers made from old wrought iron gates, and these have been installed above the coffee bar.

This store also offers special limited edition Starbucks Reserve coffees, but no pharmaceuticals.

Photography by Matthew Glac | Starbucks

Pinterest has moved to a new office space in Palo Alto, California that in many ways reflects the popular social media sites sensibilities.
The former 45,000 square foot warehouse boasts lots of white space with wide open spaces. It’s an environment where employees can sit wherever they want, in a way that works best for their individual style.
Co-founder, Evan Sharp, says: “Whether you’re comfortable working at a dedicated desk, on your laptop at a communal table, or in a dark corner in the basement, it’s likely that you’ll find a place that works for the way you like to work.”
This is smart office space management: focusing on people; liberating them in an environment that inspires Creativity (with a capital ‘C’).
More photos at freshome.com | pinterest’s new creative offices

Pinterest has moved to a new office space in Palo Alto, California that in many ways reflects the popular social media sites sensibilities.

The former 45,000 square foot warehouse boasts lots of white space with wide open spaces. It’s an environment where employees can sit wherever they want, in a way that works best for their individual style.

Co-founder, Evan Sharp, says: “Whether you’re comfortable working at a dedicated desk, on your laptop at a communal table, or in a dark corner in the basement, it’s likely that you’ll find a place that works for the way you like to work.”

This is smart office space management: focusing on people; liberating them in an environment that inspires Creativity (with a capital ‘C’).

More photos at freshome.com | pinterest’s new creative offices

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Before + After: Designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and decorator Amy Lau combined five apartments to create a huge, light-filled Manhattan triplex for entrepreneur Michael Hirtenstein.

Basking under the heat and glow of London’s Walkie Talkie tower. 
Pedestrians in the central city walk through the intense beam of reflected sunlight from the glass of the new building that has some architects puzzled.
The magnifying glass effect raises temperatures on the street so much that cars have buckled and eggs have been fried. 
Photo: Suzanne Plunkett - Reuters

Basking under the heat and glow of London’s Walkie Talkie tower. 

Pedestrians in the central city walk through the intense beam of reflected sunlight from the glass of the new building that has some architects puzzled.

The magnifying glass effect raises temperatures on the street so much that cars have buckled and eggs have been fried. 

Photo: Suzanne Plunkett - Reuters