Rove Concepts
Friday
Jul222011

Quotel

Back in November I blogged the office of mode:lina, an architecture firm based in Poland. They emailed us recently with one of their latest projects - an apartment designed for guests visiting the Poznań International Fair. It's called the QUOTEL (combination of the words "quote" and "hotel"). This specific customer defines the nature of this apartment - at the crossroads of hotel features and relaxed homely atmosphere. The challenge was to use easily replaceable parts (here:IKEA) and create a space that definitely stands out among other similar offers on the market. Designers faithful to the principle of crossing-over, combined catalogue elements with custom-made ones to create an affordable and durable design giving the impression of tailored interior. I dig the modern minimalism with great use of Ikea products, colour that adds some life, and the phrases on the walls are a fun, cheap and at times cheeky form of artwork. (Oh, and those floors!!)


***Totally off topic: My parents, twin sister and I are having a garage sale tomorow out in Cumberland (parents' house - they have the longest driveway, from 8am-noonish) so you can stop at the Cumberland Market, pick up some fruits and veggies, then drive up the road about 100 feet and come check out our junk!!

  

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Friday
Jul222011

Tilton Fenwick

It's pattern on pattern, colour, layering, bold and quirky touches. It's casual yet chic, elegant but slightly screwy. It's WASP chic with a kick of fun, high and low and just darned pretty. It's interior design duo of the moment Suysel DePedro Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster of Tilton Fenwick.

  

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Thursday
Jul212011

Porch house

I have a spectacular home to share with you all today. It's the creation of architecture firm Hufft Projects (they also have a custom fabrication studio called Make Studios) based in Kansas City, Missouri which only began 5 years ago. The firm sent along a bunch of photos along with some details: The clients desired a residence that referenced the traditional forms of farmhouses but also spoke to something distinctly modern. A hybrid building emerged and the Porch Housegreets visitors with its namesake - a large east and south facing ten foot cantilevering canopy that provides dramatic cover. I am always drawn to spaces and designs that are a mixture of styles, and this mix of traditional/country and modern is phenomenal and inspiring.

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Thursday
Jul212011

Shades of light and dark - Jiun Ho

Light versus dark. Asian references counterbalanced by a modern western aesthetic. Masculine but definitely not macho. Tailored, elegant and with a touch of whimsy. Earthy and tactile. Smooth and structured. The yin and yang of interior designer Jiun Ho.

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Wednesday
Jul202011

Mastership Wrights

You may be wondering just what in the hell is Mastership Wrights. Well, it's a London based location home that is available through one of our favourite location agencies, Shoot Factory. Michael, one of the owners of the agency, sent us some big juicy photos of this fairly raw space for your viewing pleasure. I love a raw space - I would LOVE the chance to buy a REALLY old home like this one and start taking it apart bit by bit while living in it so you get partially removed walls, peeling wallpaper etc. It's so dramatic and edgy. (P.S. Check out Michael's blog, featuring his home renos).

  

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