The term “monochromatic” could be mistaken for boring when it comes to interior decorating, or implied as monotonous. But, it’s quite the contrary when done right.
In the past, when you heard the term “backyard studio,” you’d immediately think of a tiny and rather uncomfortable converted garden shed. But these days, the backyard studio is being seen more as an opportunity to get really creative design-wise.
At first, when hearing of such a thing as a bath museum, one might imagine rows of various toilets, tubs and sinks with little plaques and historical blurbs—which could be interesting if you really nerd out on bathroom fixtures. However, for us design-driven folks, there is actually a bath museum where attendees can immerse themselves (at times, literally) in the world of water and modern decorative plumbing.
As an offshoot of Calligaris, Italian furniture design company, Connubia, was formed to focus on fine dining “essentials.” By pairing the design skills of the tireless team behind the brand with artisan craftsmanship, a “marriage” (or “connubium,” in Latin) of fine Italian design has resulted.
If you’re still not sold on the idea of having a whirlpool bathtub, perhaps this will change your tune: having one comes with actual health benefits. From a better night’s sleep to improved cardiovascular health, these spa-like tubs can help improve your quality of life.
Gone are the days of boring office spaces, where bland color schemes reigned supreme and segregating grey cubicles stretched as far as the eye could see. Harsh artificial lighting, worn out, shapeless office chairs and clunky dining chairs in the gloomy breakroom are out. Well, perhaps they’re not gone entirely. But many modern companies have started to recognize the importance of up-to-date and improved office spaces.
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “conversation pit”? Swank 1960’s and ’70s pads covered in bright patterns and textiles, with large comfy cushions strewn about the floor? Or continuous, curved seating arrangements designating a self-contained area? If that is what you envision, you would probably say the conversation pit is kitschy and outdated.
Q: I’d love to have an indoor or outdoor fireplace, but I don’t want to contribute to air pollution. How can I responsibly create the mood, look and atmosphere I want?
It’s springtime. The weather’s warmer. The flowers are blooming. And with this comes barbecues, pool parties and lounging around outside in the evenings to watch the sun go down. As it’s now the heart of spring, it’s a good time to remodel your outdoor living space to make it the perfect place to spend the rest of your spring and summer months.
“Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting, but too often belongs only in museums.” So said Milo Baughman (1923-2003), a leading modern furniture designer of the mid and late 20th century. Perhaps no other statement he made about design can better encapsulate and convey the characteristic restraint and uncompromising good taste that pervaded his work throughout his career.