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.
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.
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:
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: