Live in The Living Cube!

This is a living cube that is perfectly for smaller place.


It’s a media console.

It’s a bookshelf.

It’s a closet.

It’s your hidden storage.

Oh, you can also sleep in it.

Imagine your life inside The Living Cube, designed by Till Koenneker.

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Going Gingham

Square patten for the interior design? Majority believes that can be too much, but it can turn out cute and creative. I love the creativity!

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I don’t know if it’s the fall calling my name or my inner preppy, but every year, around this time, I get upset that I don’t have any gingham in my house…not a single lick of it.  I want to remedy this situation ASAP.

One spot that feels gingham appropriate to me is up our front stairwell that I keep claiming I’m going to decorate.  It would feel so cozy and let’s be honest, San Francisco is cold with the fog, with gingham wallpaper.  I recently got this sample from spoonflower for removable wallpaper.

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I think the brown is too strong but a grey or mushroom would work out perfectly.

Graham isn’t fully on board, so let’s let Pinterest do the convincing…

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What do you think of the look?

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The Top 10 Coolest Workplaces. Maybe Ever.

Although nothing is perfect, we still want to know the best office place in the world!

Ryan Bolton.

A new piece just published in Chill magazine.

If you’re reading this at work, it’s best you take a deep breath and maybe go for a walk. Otherwise, life might become temporarily frustrating. We present to you the coolest workplaces on Earth. (Seriously, you should probably leave your cubicle right now and find a place where you can shed a tear.)


Chill factor: Firewood walls to start

Industry: Design studio

Location: Portland, Oregon

Design studios, on the greater whole, are usually pretty cool. They’re design studios for chrissakes. Parliament, a cutting edge design agency with clients like Microsoft and Gatorade, has taken the design studio thing to the next level. With wood being the main motif, they have walls constructed of firewood (it looks like a giant stack of wood—as the wall), and all the floors, chairs and desks are also wood with a little bit of varnish…

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“Liberty, equality, fraternity or death”

At the time when I read A Tale of Two Cities, I did not go read it in this way. This blog post provides a detail and good analysis of this masterpiece.


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The story

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” We know from the moment that we read this famous line that the story within is one that has been well-loved and well-known by generations of readers. On the other hand, this line also tells us that the book’s author is fond of descriptions and long sentences. Perhaps that begs the question why then, in our fondly termed ‘instant-gratification society’ we should still love a spot of Dickens (though others would tell you that it isn’t for everyone).

For the answer to that, just look at the title: A Tale of Two Cities. We don’t just have a story here. We don’t just have characters. We have a world.

This is an extremely character-based book as, while we follow the fate of one particular ‘family’…

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L’Essenziale Choice: 10 Sensational Light Sculptures

Lighting is important for every interior design. Chandelier can be the highlight of the room. This blog post tells you how to choose a good one!

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Chandelier has always been a centrepiece for a room. Needless to say that you need to pay a lot of attention when choosing one. I personally love when chandeliers are big. I mean big big. One might object that you need a huge space to accommodate such a piece. True, but it is not always the case. Sometimes you can play around with scale and change perception of the space, when giant objects will actually help you to pull attention from its small sizes.

A couple of words about where to place chandeliers. Chandeliers always catch our eye, despite any other features we have in the room. Think carefully on where you want this attention to be drawn. If it is a dining area, hanging a big light fixture over the table will always look chic and elegant. In living rooms, chandeliers are traditionally placed in the centre, but again you…

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