Hello AT,. I am considering an apartment that is the right size, space, price & location, but has a horribly wrong kitchen. The other kitchen issue is the kitchen sink and attached cabinet. It's a porcelain double sink w/ dripping faucet, set above old metal cabinets. Since it's a double sink there is no counter space in the tiny galley kitchen. Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced replacement solution for kitchen sink/cabinet combo? does not need to be anything fancy- this would be an investment made by a renter, and I only plan on living there for 2 yrs, but the current set-up is gross. I would be happy to lose double sink to have some counter space as well. This is a freestanding sink/counter/storage system that can be configured in a number of ways.
This minimalist desk lamp strips the elements of a light fixture down to the bare necessities, the bulb and the wire carrying power to the bulb. There is also no switch to clutter the design, simply touch the aluminum clamp and the light source fades on or off. In addition to the desk lamp, this idea has also been extended to a chandelier, floor and wall mounted lamp. As this is still a concept, unveiled at Salone de Mobile 2007, no pricing or availability has yet been announced but you contact the designers directly here.
We mentioned the Skate Study House collection early last month, but wanted to share a few more additional recently released pieces from the Colette sponsored collection, all below the jump.... The official website is now up to peruse, and you can order items like the Astro Clock, the comfy looking Jet Set Lounge Chair, and the free standing Nova Lamp directly from Skate Study House. Personally, most of these pieces have too much of a DIY skateshop project appearance to them to justify the prices...all except for the beautiful Skate Wall screen partition which is much more subtle in its nod to its origins.
Since it's a small space, I decorated with furniture in neutral colors and strong red accents. The wall hanging over the bed is from China and depicts 1,000 boys; it is supposed to bring good luck. The wall hanging, long white curtains, and the red paper lantern over the 'Kitchen' also emphasize the tall ceilings.... The large striped chair rolls out into a comfortable futon bed for guests. The box next to it is one of those very useful storage cubes/stools/end tables. They are both from Ikea, along with the nightstand, bedside lamp, and the lamp on the dresser.
'Guess the Decade' is back with a fairly formal, very feminine sitting room, with a roaring fire to welcome us. Comments and conjecture are welcome in the comments, as always, but if you know the source of the photo - PLEASE don't tell. We promise to reveal it tomorrow, so please check back then for the answer.
After Sarah's link to the new blog Stair Porn yesterday, we had to share our own photos from a recent tour of Venice which included a jaunt past Scala Contarini del Bovolo - a six-story exterior spiral staircase built at the end of the 15th century.... The Venetian word bovolo translates to snail. There are pictures all over the web of this famous staircase.
Dear Readers, Thanks to you, we have found our four regional champs who will be going to the finals. We'll be spilling the beans, one a day, and they'll be back with a brand new entry for the finals next week. Congratulations to Dan and Amy! They win our regional first place at AT: Los Angeles and now go on to the finals where they could win the whole thing.
A funny we noticed while attending last week's media event with bloggers hailing from the States and Europe: while the Europeans tended to go out and party after the media presentation events were over, the Americans would regularly return to their rooms or the lobby to work well into the night. It was during one of those 2:45 am stretches while working from the Penha Longa's lounge we met Manuel, the creator and writer for Le Blog Deco. He was the lone Frenchman who was fastidiously working while his fellow countrymen painted the Lisbon streets red. We didn't speak a lick of French, but Manuel spoke English pretty well enough for us to understand we had found a compatriot, and we quickly became acquainted with his excellent design and decor blog. An example of his keen eye? These Red Dot Award winning in-floor tubs from KÄSCH he just posted today.... KÄSCH's Overflow series of floor sunken tubs has us wondering if we'd prefer this style opposed to the traditional style if given the option. There's no doubt the in-floor design gives the tubs a more luxurious and relaxing appeal, possibly because they remind us of jacuzzis. These looks as expensive as they do inviting. Be sure to keep an eye out in the coming weeks while we work with Manuel/Le Blog Deco for some European house tours and a Behind the Blog feature over at Unplggd.
Q: My fireplace is at the very edge of my longish living room I have two wall spaces as options for my TV. Along the same wall of my fireplace or in front of the window next to the front door, but I would rather keep the window space open. Considering a living room area with the TV on one half then a reading area with chairs by the fireplace, but not sure if that's wise for such a small space because I don't want my TV above the fireplace. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Saerom in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.
We know a couple that is lucky enough to both be able work from home. Well, they were miserable, until they created this home office 'Door code.' It's a relationship- and life-saver that you can practice yourself, whether or not you or your S.O. work from home. If you're struggling to separate the 'Home' from the 'Office,' you can use this door code to communicate with friends, family or roommates about your, um, availability. By just taking a glance at your home office door, any would-be distractors can figure out whether or not you're open to interruption. What do you think? Is this something you might use at home? Of course, this only works if you have a dedicated home office with a door separating it from the rest of the house. If your home office is a multi-purpose room, how do you communicate your availability to housemates? Tell us in the comments!
It's the unofficial bathtub of Carl Sagan and star loving bathers everywhere. Instead of bathing under the stars, users get the sense of floating amongst them with the Nirvana bathtub's 360 LED lights.... The ergonomically designed Nirvana Bathtub not only illuminates your bathing experience, but also offers a 60% savings in water use with it's more shallow high-grade translucent acrylic layer form. A control panel gives access to an electronic tap, automatic water functions, a temperature indicator located on the rim and a hand shower activated at the wave of a hand so you can rinse off after a session with Mr. Bubble. Our favourite detail? The temperature display built-in onto the side of the tub.
Here's some inspiration for those of you who have the opportunity to think about building fences. The architect was William F. White, who has since passed away. What most drew my attention was the fence around the pool. Designed by White and my friend's father, it grew out of a sketch on a napkin many years ago and turned into a really simple, stunning design. The basic design is inspired by creating a very light structure by turning the slats of the fence perpendicular to the horizontal support. This creates a 'Knife edge' look to the fencing, which is also cut to different heights so that an irregular profile is seen. There is also a huge circular shape that surrounds the doorway and various Japanese inspired supports that go a long way towards making this less of a pool fence and more a part of the architecture. As far as really attractive fences go, this is now on my shortlist.