For the renovation of this Victorian family home, Venn Architects decided to create a sympathetic contrast that would emphasize the distinction between the property’s heritage and the new elements that came to update it. The clever use of light, the angles and the spatial division give a layered feel to the inside. The central stairwell dominated the space in a dramatic statement. Though imposing in size and made of metal, it looks light and airy thanks to the empty spaces between the steps which let … (read more)
It is obvious that the homeowners of the Casa Lavoine apartment in Paris have an eye for creating interior spaces that are almost more like a gallery art installation. Here in the Dining Room it is even more apparent with the collage of photos all within white mattes and black frames. The photos are hung is a slightly askew grid system. This slightly “off” pattern stops the wall from looking to regimented and instead offers an organic flow similar to a school of fish under the sea. … (read more)
For some masterpieces, Picasso used common house paint
It turns out Picasso accomplished more with a can of house paint than most. To create some of his masterpieces, Picasso used a high quality enamel house paint because it was glossy and fast drying and didn’t show brush marks like artists’ paints of the time. Picasso had a tempestuous love life, but when it came to house paint, he was brand loyal.
He liked painting with Ripolin, a ready mixed enamel house paint and the first commercially available in … (read more)
In 2013, put your house on an energy diet
January is the traditional time for belt-tightening and waist watching. To offset your holiday expenses, you may also want to take a look at ways to trim your bloated utility bill. Adjusting your home heating to your schedule is one way as is switching to more energy-efficient lightbulbs and appliances. Here are some tips from the experts at Consumer Reports and the Department of Energy.
Programmable thermostats can trim about $ 180 a year from your energy … (read more)
If these professional ovens by J. Corradi look a bit too nostalgic for you, as does this vintage fridge, we certainly hope the company contemporary Capri line of modular cooking systems is more to your liking. Designed to create a focal point in your house for the most unforgettable moments either indoors or outdoors, these versatile modular cooktops bring a restaurant quality cooker in your home or in your garden. You built the cooking system to your preference, you pay and get it delivered. Later, this open system can be … (read more)
The KRVX 6010 is a compact KitchenAid wine cooler which protects your wine from temperature fluctuations, vibrations and ultra-violet light. A must-have for any self-respected wine lover, a modern wine cooler always strives to keep your wine in top condition.
Compact enough to install anywhere in your house, the KitchenAid KRVX 6010 wine cooler stores 46 bottles on 5 wooden shelves in two temperature zones. With a temperature range between 6°C and 18°C to keep red, white and rose wines at the optimum temperatures, ultra-violet ray protection glass and humidity control, this wine cooler … (read more)
New research reveals consumers want appliances that reduce time spent doing laundry. LG’s maximum capacity top-load washer helps lighten the load.
9 in 10 consumers (88 percent) believe that a larger load capacity is one of the most important features in clothes washers and dryers, and 80 percent say that bigger is always better when it comes to the load capacity of washers and dryers, according to a new national survey of American consumers. Fueling this sentiment is consumers’ desire for appliances that could reduce the amount of time they have to spend doing … (read more)
The new ultra capacity LG Sudio washer and dryer pair is available in sleek Graphite Steel finish. The innovative 4.5 cu.ft. SteamWasher, LG LSWF388HVS will take care of your allergies and stains, thanks to the Allergiene cycle which removes over 95% of common household allergens, and the unique TrueSteam generator which removes dirt and stains. In addition, Studio washer is equipped with LG Direct Drive Motor for smooth effortless washing and stays quiet because of LoDecibel Quiet Operation, even when is running on the top 1,400 RPM speed.
The LG TrueBalance Anti-Vibration system is … (read more)