East-Meets-West Meets Modern: The Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/east-meets-west-meets-modern-nobu-hotel-shoreditch/hyperfocal-0-26/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/nobu-hotel-shoreditch-3-810x609.jpg" alt="East-Meets-West Meets Modern: The Nobu Hotel Shoreditch" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.designhotels.com/hotels/united-kingdom/london/nobu-hotel-shoreditch/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Nobu Hotel Shoreditch</a> in London is one of the new hotels that was recently added to the <a href="https://www.designhotels.com/hotels/united-kingdom/london/nobu-hotel-shoreditch/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Hotels portfolio</a>. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this property is an extension of the Nobu Hospitality Group founded by world-acclaimed chef Nobuyaki Matsuhisa, award-winning actor Robert De Niro, and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper. Inspired by East Asian design and minimalist aesthetics, the hotel lures guests in with its beautiful interiors, Japanese-inspired amenities and immaculately plated Japanese-Peruvian cuisine.
The architecture was designed by Ron Arad Associates and Ben Adams Architects and features a facade made of glass, concrete, steel, timber and bronze which contrasts against Shoreditch’s traditional brick red buildings. Cantilevered steel beams point east as a homage to the country that gave this hotel its inspirations. Studio Mica and Studio PCH were both inspired to incorporate Japanese culture, art and philosophy into the interiors but with a contemporary
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Ultimate Lighting Guide: Pick the Right Fixtures for Every Room in Your Home

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Lighting makes all the difference in how we experience a room. Image: Terracotta Design Build

For so many of us, lighting is an afterthought in our interiors. This happens when you think of it as a utilitarian detail of the room, rather than something that adds aesthetic value. When it’s done right, lighting is the unsung element that brings your design to the next level. Our ultimate lighting guide gives you all the info you need to effortlessly light every room in your home. Read our tips and keep them close at hand. You never know when you may need to tweak the existing lighting in your home or to build a new layout from scratch.
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There’s more than one type of lighting out there. Image: Nina Farmer Interiors

Know your options

One of the most common lighting mistakes people make is assuming that one type of lighting — especially
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Listen to Episode 46 of Clever: Joe Gebbia

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-46-joe-gebbia"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Jaime and Amy talk to Designer, entrepreneur, and Airbnb co-founder, Joe Gebbia, who was known as the “art guy” in grade school when he started his first business selling illustrations of Ninja Turtles. Then, while pursuing dual design degrees, he founded his first legit startup with RISD’s basketball team, The Balls. Now as the leader of innovation and ideation at Airbnb he’s focused on exploring new attitudes of sharing and trust. Oh, and don’t tell him he can’t do something. He will go to extremes to prove you wrong. Listen:

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A Family House in Givatayim by THISISIT Architecture & Design

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                                Spanning 150 square meters, the <a href="https://thisisit.design/gvhouse"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GV House</a> was bought by a young family looking to update the early 1980s residence located in Givatayim, Israel. They hired <a href="https://thisisit.design/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">THISISIT Architecture &amp; Design</a> to handle the renovation that involved designing an interior that better worked for their lifestyle.
The couple’s goal was to use materials that would respect the integrity of the house while also giving it a fresh update. A brass faucet and baseboard in the kitchen were used to match the thin brass bars that were installed within the terrazzo floors and concrete stairs like grout. The black cabinets and countertops offer a modern contrast to the brass details. Just off the kitchen is an enclosed sunroom that captures lots of sunlight and leads to the backyard. Brass furnishings bring a cohesive feel throughout the main floor. The bathrooms also benefitted from brass detailing adding a polished finish to the newly
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Bisazza Launches Tonal Collection by David Rockwell for Bisazza Cementiles

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bisazza-launches-tonal-collection-by-david-rockwell-for-bisazza-cementiles/rockwell-bisazza-cementiles-1-end-grein/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Rockwell-Bisazza-Cementiles-1-End-Grein-810x658.jpg" alt="Bisazza Launches Tonal Collection by David Rockwell for Bisazza Cementiles" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.bisazza.it/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bisazza</a> first debuted its <a href="http://www.bisazza.it/en-us/products/cementiles"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bisazza Cementiles</a> range in 2015 and to mark its launch in the United States, they released American architect <a href="https://www.rockwellgroup.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Rockwell&#8217;s</a> <a href="http://www.bisazza.it/en-us/products/cementiles/david-rockwell"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tonal Collection</a>. Inspired by ombré, the coloring effect that blends one into another, Rockwell created a dramatic series that gives traditional cement tiles a contemporary spin. Available as 8&#8243; x 8&#8243; tiles, there are eight patterns that are come in four colorways – warm neutrals, cool neutrals, blues, and rust shades – that are bound to add a pop of texture and movement to floors or walls.
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A Renovated Apartment in Warsaw, Poland by INDOOR

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                                Design studio <a href="http://www.indoorprojekt.pl/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">INDOOR</a> recently completed <a href="http://indoorprojekt.pl/mieszkanie-centrum-4/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this apartment</a> located in a 19th century building in the center of Warsaw, Poland. The goal was to maintain historical elements while bringing a modern aesthetic throughout.
They incorporated colorful Art Deco furnishings with contemporary paintings, while preserving the textured walls for added history.  The main living space is now fairly open with the addition of a custom, black steel bookshelf that utilized an original steel beam above. The oak herringbone parquet floors were restored grounding the space. A mix of chairs surround the vintage dining table, which resides next to the sleek, modern kitchen. On the opposite side of the apartment away from the busy street, there are three bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets. Photos by Piotr Mastalerz.
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Home Sellers: These 7 Outdated Design Trends Could Hurt Your Chances of Finding a Buyer

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Outdated home trends often cause buyers to pass on your home. Image: Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home

We hate to say it, but trends do come and go. What was hot a few years ago may not be popular now and some long-scorned fads are making their way back into the public consciousness. (We’re looking at you, wallpaper!) For sellers, this cycle can leave some sellers stuck with outdated design trends when they put their home on the market. Worst of all, they might not even know it. If you’re getting ready to sell, you don’t want to miss this post. We asked the pros which out-of-date looks are most likely to send buyers running. In most cases, all it takes is a few small changes to open your home to a much wider pool of buyers.

Home Sellers: These 7 Outdated Design Trends Could Hurt Your Chances of Finding a Buyer

outdated home trends

Outdated home trends often cause buyers to pass on your home. Image: Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home

We hate to say it, but trends do come and go. What was hot a few years ago may not be popular now and some long-scorned fads are making their way back into the public consciousness. (We’re looking at you, wallpaper!) For sellers, this cycle can leave some sellers stuck with outdated design trends when they put their home on the market. Worst of all, they might not even know it. If you’re getting ready to sell, you don’t want to miss this post. We asked the pros which out-of-date looks are most likely to send buyers running. In most cases, all it takes is a few small changes to open your home to a much wider pool of buyers.

Explore Mexico’s Surf Culture at the W Punta De Mita

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                                Located on the Riviera Nayarit, the <a href="http://www.wpuntademita.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">W Punta De Mita</a> is a tropical getaway to Mexico’s Pacific Coast that celebrates the region’s historic culture. This colorful hotel was a joint collaboration with Oakland-based design studio <a href="http://www.misterimportant.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mister Important Design</a>, <a href="http://www.aomaestudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ASET/AOMA</a>, and Starwood’s own award-winning design team.
The design of the W Punta De Mita was inspired by the area’s surf culture and native history. Throughout the hotel, you’ll find traditional patterns of the Huichol people (the indigenous people of Nayarit), Mexican tiled floors, woven furniture, decorative motifs found on everything from the screens to the tuktuk carts, and figurines on the walls and tables. Instead of a traditional hotel lobby, the hotel embraces an open concept living room that leads to a central bar and is surrounded by indoor lounge spaces where guests can enjoy signature cocktails and the resident DJ. The blue and green Camino Huichol guides guests from
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The Importance Of Depth in Interior Design and Why It’s Your Secret Weapon

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Depth makes a difference in interior design. Image: Niche Modern

Sometimes the rooms in our home aren’t quite the perfect fit that we’re hoping for. They might just be a little too small or too oddly-shaped for comfort, and a remodel just isn’t in the cards. In these cases, it’s important to rely on a few tried-and-true interior design tricks to help alter the perception of a space. One of our favorites is incorporating depth in interior design. If you’re looking to change the perception of your interiors, you’re in luck. This post will give you all the tools you need to understand how depth can improve your interiors  and how to pull it off the right way. Use these tips as a guide and we’re sure that you’ll notice a difference.
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Depth adds complexity to a space. Image: Pickell Architecture

Why Use Depth in Interi0r Design?

If you’ve
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Triangle House: An Apartment in Taiwan Full of Bold Details

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/triangle-house-an-apartment-in-taiwan-full-of-bold-details/triangle-house-ganna-design-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Triangle-House-Ganna-Design-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Triangle House: An Apartment in Taiwan Full of Bold Details" /></a>
                                <a href="http://ganna-design.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ganna Design</a> was hired by two women to renovate their apartment in Taipei City, Taiwan, for themselves and their puppy. The concept centered around their friendship, which led the firm to focus on the triangle as a representation of their three roles in the home. As you would expect, the Triangle House features the geometric element throughout resulting in a bold and fun interior.
While the bones of the space are fairly white and grey, the homeowner’s books and toy collection, as well as select furnishings, pop with color. A wall in the kitchen is covered with silver and white wallpaper that extends into the master bedroom. Slender, triangular panels on the cabinets offer a peek inside while working as door handles. A long, grey table extends out from the bright green kitchen island and doubles as a work surface to do crafts. Even the ceiling has triangular shapes, as
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