Displaying posts from October, 2020

Colour with Creative Tonic

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020 by KiM

Courtnay Tartt Elias of Creative Tonic (based in Houston) is all about colour and pattern and drama. Everyday moments are celebrated, more is splendidly more + unexpected details are waiting to be discovered around every corner. Color is essential to my process. Our world is a vibrant place and, for as long as I can remember, I’ve felt compelled to weave brilliance into my surroundings. I founded Creative Tonic in 2006 with a passion for composing layered environments that invite celebration. With a fearless use of color and decidedly inventive flair… Brilliant living begins here. (Photos: Julie Soefer)

“The central hub of the home, with its monumental kitchen island, is brought together with the dining room, lounge and outdoor courtyard. This was designed in response to the client’s brief: to bring everyone together in conversation. A clear, yet cohesive distinction has defined these spaces through the artful balance of bespoke designs and richly layered materials, furniture and lighting, all of which are threaded seamlessly throughout each room.”

Soaring ceilings and sinuous lines, monumental marble and expanses of glass. Grounded yet open and rising through 3 levels. Definitely not your typical beachside cliché. Bronte Residence interiors by Sydney-based Studio George.

Photography by Dave Wheeler

Oh so elegant. Oh so chic. Oh so French. This stylish Parisian apartment on the rue de Verneuil in 7th arrondissement is for sale. Marketed as a pied-à-terre at 113m2 with two reception rooms, kitchen, small library/guest room and lovely master bedroom it’s more than large enough to live out my Paris dreams. At 2 850 000 € though I may just have to keep fantasizing. Via Kasha Paris.

Studio Peregalli

Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 by KiM

I am rendered virtually speechless over these breathtakingly beautiful spaces designed by Studio Peregalli. I will simply let you scroll. Prepare to be transported to another time and place… (Photos: Elle Decor – Simon Upton (1, 7, 8, 12), Architectural Digest Germany – Robert Rieger (2-5, 14, 15), Architectural Digest/Condé Nast (6, 10, 11), Galerie – Massimo Listri (7, 9, 13))

There are thousands of different toys on the modern market, and everybody has diverse preferences. Both kids and adults like puzzles, building models, and simply beautiful toys and figurines. UGears is an amazing company that creates toys that combine different categories in one thing. Each kit is a puzzle that you put together like a wooden model. When the work is finished, you will have a gorgeous moving toy. These models are unique, and you will not find anything like them. Living in an era of mass-produced plastic toys, such building kits as those made by UGears become a breath of fresh air.

The company has a useful website with all possible toys in the catalog. They all differ in complexity, shapes and sizes, as well as the approximate time of building. Based on these features, it is easy to choose a toy for anybody from a five-year-old child to an adult experienced in building wooden models. All puzzles have unique designs unlike the majority of popular toys. Here, you will see such special and exciting things as trains, research vessels, a globe, different car models, a curvimeter, or even a butterfly with fluttering wings. The selection here is much more diverse and different from what we are generally used to.

Extraordinary Puzzle Toys by UGears Team

UGears creates an amazing experience for children of all ages, from five to ninety-five. If you want to have some quality time with relatives and close ones or relax by yourself, assembling one of these kits is a perfect solution. Each model has an estimated time of building that varies from 30 minutes to 16 hours. If you are a beginner, the simpler models are recommended. But even experienced model assemblers will find here amazing kits for themselves.

There are also some special models designed for younger kids. They are very simplistic and fun. Besides, these toys can be painted after building. Picking the colors and decorating the models is another fun activity for smaller children. 

Here is why the UGears toys are so good:

  • High-quality wood – only the best quality materials are used in production. The plywood involved in making these toys is environmentally sustainable. This material is also sturdy and durable.
  • Comfortable assembly – everything required for a complete puzzle assembly is already in the box. Just find a comfortable place to sit and lay down all the parts and start building. The model will stay together by itself without gluing pieces one to another.
  • Play and learn – the mechanisms of UGears toys resemble real-life items. By building them yourself, you will learn the basic mechanic skills and obtain a better understanding of how these devices work. It is also a good source of creative inspiration for kids;
  • One of a kind designs – the toys designed by UGears specialists always stand out from the millions of other modern toys on the market. All designs here are unique and intricate. Instead of a toy version of a real-life object, such as a train or a car, you receive a small mechanism that works exactly like its bigger variant. They are not just building kits but elaborate mechanisms that will teach you the basics of mechanics.

Great Customer Service for All UGears Clients

While being a Ukrainian company, UGears has been growing on the American market as well. To create a well-rounded experience for every client, it is essential to provide both great toys and convenient customer solutions. Here are some of the pros of buying from UGears:

  • Free of charge shipments – receive your building kit with free delivery around the US. After placing an online order, your shipment will arrive within 2 to 5 working days.
  • One-year guarantee – the UGears puzzles might contain many small details that can be accidentally lost or damaged in the process of assembling. It is especially common with small children in the house. If you need a part replacement within a year after purchasing, UGears will send you all the necessary elements for free.
  • Special wrapping – wooden toys and models are perfect gifts for many kids and grownups, which is why people often buy UGears products as a gift. You can order a special packaging for the occasion, which costs only five bucks. A card with a personalized message for the recipient will be included as well.
  • Guaranteed refund – if there is something you dislike about your order, UGears will either provide a full money return or a substitute kit. This offer is available only for thirty days from the moment of buying;
  • Helpful customer service –customer support representatives are always ready to answer all your questions and help with any possible issue. There is a handy page with answers to the most common questions as well as a few different ways of contacting support if you still need assistance.