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It’s a table, It’s a desk, It’s a door!

30 Jan

I found this really cool recycled desk made by Manoteca. It’s handmade and consist of a desk, 3 recycled rawhide pockets and a wood drawer.

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“Manoteca is a little house in a park, a lab where old and abandoned things are hosted among with recycled materials, reinvented and reassembled.”

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If closed, It can function as a table. If open, It’s a desk with holders. Reinventing furniture so it finds a new function is a great idea! For more reinvented furnitures look at Manoteca‘s homepage!

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“I hope that who is going to possess an object will think about that and take good care of it.”

Source: Manoteca

Maggie ❤

Vintage Monday

27 Jan

Vintage monday is coming up!  I know I´m not the only one who loves old stuff.. : ) I am a fan of vintage furniture , decorating and architecture with and without a modern twist.  Thats why I have decided to share what I find online with you as a weekly event:) What do you think of  vintage monday?

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 Stay tuned… My first post is coming tomorrow!

Maggie ❤

Ps: This amazing “homemade” vintage chair was created by “My Rustic Cottage Life”

Light fixtures, a weakness of mine!

19 Jan

If you have been following my blog for a while now, you most likely know that I love lamps. It´s my weakness. So when I came across some of the lamps made by APPARATUS how can I not write about them!?! I must say that these lamps are truly amazing, I love every detail!

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The lamps are made by APPARATUS, they make collections of light fixtures and consist of designer Gabriel Hendifar and partner Jeremy Anderson.

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“Aged brass, painted glass, and found objects are assembled by hand to create eclectic, utilitarian fixtures. The result is a warm glow that is at once time-worn and thoroughly modern.

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The collection includes one-of-a-kind fixtures constructed from salvaged components as well as pieces made entirely from contemporary materials. “

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Quotes are from: International Contemporary Furniture Fair

APPARATUS STUDIO home page filled with more wonderful works!

Maggie ❤

A white study place..

18 Jan

So these days I´m studying for my anatomy finals, unfortunately my study place is not the most appealing. I´m currently occupying the kitchen table and the tiny desk we have in our living room. If you have followed my for a while you know that I have a preference for clean, white and neutral decorating often with a spark of colour. Image

I found this fresh looking workplace at a swedish blog: Hitta Hem.  It´s put together by two swedish interior decorators Marie Ramse and Pella Hedeby. Image

On their blog they have a list of where to buy the furniture and you can also ask them about decorating tips 🙂

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Think I´m going to buy that Ikea desk in the near future. Cant stop drooling over it!

Sources: – Hitta Hem

Maggie

Christians Louboutin´s egyptian retreat!

19 Jul

                  A while back I read in Elle Décor about Christian Louboutin´s holiday retreat in Egypt. The place made an impression on me. I think it was the undone, unfurnitured feeling the place has. I had this weird craving for wanting to furniture the place, but I think thats the charm. That it´s that undone or minimalistic..

“Once a craftsman’s workshop, the building is made of earthen bricks, employing a technique that has been used in Egypt for thousands of years. Louboutin added an additional floor and a rooftop belvedere with views of the surrounding desert. Construction wasn’t easy: In this area, temperatures can fluctuate rapidly, and building materials are often scarce. “A thousand times I thought I was going out of my mind,” he jokes.”

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Quotes and pictures are from Elle Decor! 

 

Maggie ❤

Kalkin´s container houses!

7 Apr

You all know how i love unique design/architecture, when someone uses something normal and changes it to something brilliant! The architect Adam Kalkin, took an ordinary shipping container and made beautiful houses out of it.

“The beautiful home stretches the boundaries of modern design and is truly a work of art.  It was created by stacking a dozen orange “reclaimed” shipping containers in a T-shape while replacing some of the steel pannels with large windows looking out over the rocky peninsula to Blue Hill Bay. ”

It´s possible to rent the “containers” for $6000-$10000 a week. I just LOVE  the playfulness of the spaces.  It feels as if they really were houses and courtyard. There are so many details to catch your eye! Amazing!

Quotes and some of the pictures are from: Jetson Green , Waveavenue and from

Architecture and hygiene : Adam Kalkin´s firm responsible for all this cool stuff!!

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Maggie ❤

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3 Apr

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Found this amazing bed at Weheartit! Love it! It´s like a fairytale! A little piece of paradise!

Maggie ❤

The Corinthian Club

19 Mar

I read about The Glasgow Ship Bank at WeHeart. This Ship bank was built in 1842 and restored in 1999. The Corinthian Club has re-opened, after a multimillion-pound refurbishment led by Graven Images. The company Graves Images won the Elle Decoration Best Interior award on their work on the Corinthian club.

I just love this building! It has a contemporary touch of elegance! The wonderful glass balconies overlooking the casino. Just by looking around you gets feeling of the high society in 1842.

” Elsewhere, modern touches are fused with the building’s original decedent glamour – delivering a shamelessly opulent venue that quite simply cannot be ignored…”

Quotes and pictures are from WeHeart!

Maggie ❤

The Tree Hotel!

18 Mar

Ever wanted to live in trees? Well in Harads, Sweden you do have the opportunity. Maybe not the “Tarzan style”,  but I wound not mind living in these really creative, unordinary “tree houses”. These rooms are created by the really unique architectural firm Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The Treehotel is a hotel situated in a Boreal forest! Not only can you live in an amazing room, you have a wonderful view of a beautiful forest. It´s located at the far north of Sweden close to the Arctic circle!

“The functions included provide for a living for two people; a double bed, a small bath room, a living room and a roof terrace. Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge connected to the next tree.”

“To prevent birds colliding with the reflective glass, a transparent ultraviolet colour is laminated into the glass panes which are visible for birds only.”

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Here is the link for the hotel (the quotes are from here), where you could book a stay and see more amazing pictures!

Maggie ❤

NU-OVO – “The egg”

29 Feb

The italian architect Paolo Maldott took inspiration from a well known protein source and created a mobile egg. As the buyer can use it for whatever you want. An office? A bed? It´s your choice!

 

The “shell” is waterproof so you can use it as your own personal space indoors and outdoors. The egg can be closed by sliding the door, and has enough space for two people.

 

I got the inspiration from: Modernarchitectureconsept

Maggie ❤

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