Valentine’s Day Messages On Lovely Ceramic Mugs Source : DesignRulz

The celebration of Valentine’s Day should not cost a fortune. Most of the people try to impress their partner with luxurious jewels and vacations, but our feeling is that the ‘less is more’ decorating principle functions here as well. We have recently discovered on www.etsy.com a dozen of beautiful white ceramic mugs adorned with Valentine’s Day [...]

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18 Ideas Of Valentine’s Day Decorations Source : DesignRulz

Romantic love is to be celebrated soon. In case you did not have time to buy expensive jewels, book fascinating vacations or prepare the ‘adoption of a Valentine’s star’, then a beautiful interior design will immediately impress your beloved one. Spotted on www.etsy.com, the collection below presents a bunch of lovely pillows, heart-shaped paper garlands and [...]

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Few Steps Away From The Kitchen Of Your Dreams Source : DesignRulz

Classy, modern or a mix of those both? A romantic or an industrial look in the cookery? Norema, a Norwegian kitchen manufacturer has a solution for us all. As soon as you find the direction of your style, their designers offer various possibilities of products and accessories that best fit in your kitchen. As you can [...]

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Scandinavian Style Home by Monica Corduneanu Source : DesignRulz

Most projects that we present on DesignRulz are modern and contemporary pieces of architecture from the best architects around the world. For now, we want to take a look at this beautiful apartment designed in a scandinavian style by Monica Corduneanu.  According to the architect: “The scandinavian style is mostly characterized by the presence of plenty of white colour. This is why [...]

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Union Jack Bar Shows Off The Best Of British Design, Galati, Romania Source : DesignRulz

I bet the Queen has never imagined she would become a stencil picture in a bar from Romania. Well, life is always full of surprises. The flag, the crown, the Chesterfield sofas and the warriors of the United Kingdom invaded the Union Jack Bar from Galati, a city in Eastern Romania, making the people who come [...]

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Taking Pictures In A Vibrant Photo Studio, Kiev Source : DesignRulz

If you are a photographer and you do not have a studio to practice your talent, then you have come to the right place. Founded by  Olga Zakrevskaya in Kiev, Folga Studio is open from 10:00 to 23:00 and it can be rented for 16-18 Euro/ hour. Designed with a young, dynamic spirit, the apartment features a [...]

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Dreamy White: Contemporary Residence Overlooking The Sea, Israel Source : DesignRulz

Set on the seafront in Netanya (a city in the Northern Central District of Israe), the penthouse designed by Michal Schein could be easily mistaken for the beautiful landscape outside. Relying on light colors and transparency, the designer succeeded in transforming the dwelling in a contemporary residence that lets you admire the sea, while relaxing, working or cooking at [...]

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Stunning Furniture Design: Funky Graffiti in Vibrant Colours by Dudeman Source : DesignRulz

Sarah is a little girl whose parents decided to give her a beautiful new room, so they commissioned the graffiti artist Dudeman to do his “magic” on her bedroom furniture. He took ordinary pieces of furniture only to re-design them into fabulous graffiti-covered masterpieces. With vibrant colours and amazing use of shapes, he has created stunning designs. The classical look [...]

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Luxurious Modern Desert Dwelling  on a Sublime and Pristine Site Source : DesignRulz

Located in Yucca Valley, California, the Black Desert House was designed by  Oller & Pejic Architecture. With a location tucked away in the desert, the inhabitants of this unusual crib are miles away from the urban racket, in an environment that ensures tranquility and serenity. The challenge is how to build a house on a sublime and [...]

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Olympus Estate, Hollywood Hills, California Source : BoutiqueHomes

Set atop the LA basin with views from every room, this bold geometric home is as surprising inside as it is out. Gleaming metal accents and walls of glass create a dramatic, futuristic silhouette against the Hollywood Hills backdrop.   Towering above the city, the mirrored sliding glass walls open into a vast open plan [...]

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Palmeira Historico, Coimbra, Portugal Source : BoutiqueHomes

Stylish and historic, this large villa estate has been transformed into a polished and elegant version of it’s former self. Built in the late 1800′s this an authentic farm villa used for generations as an agricultural estate and it’s groves of mature olive and fruit trees remain. Located in the beautiful central mountain district of [...]

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Tuscany Guest Cottage, Lucca, Italy Source : BoutiqueHomes

This charming cottage on the grounds of an elegant 14th century Tuscany estate has been lightly updated to retain it’s authentic country charm. Nestled into the surrounding 33 acre property in the Lucchesi Hills, it is a cheerful and private retreat.   The interiors are awash in warm orange colors of the countryside and feature [...]

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Torino Penthouse, Torino, Italy Source : BoutiqueHomes

Walls of windows and blasted brick, polished concrete floors and soaring ceilings instantly remind you that this was once a working factory. A cool, and exhilarating renovation has stripped the raw space and light down to their most elemental, while incorporating a new geometric aesthetic, creating a very modern and elegant residence. Minimal in tone [...]

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Garden Cottage, San Francisco, California Source : BoutiqueHomes

This charming original craftsman cottage is a divine oasis tucked into the hills of San Francisco. Extremely private and hidden by lush gardens, it is serene in and out.    The bright open floor plan encompasses both the living and sleeping area while the full size kitchen completes the studio layout. The high ceilings and [...]

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Romantic Apartment, Akureyri, Iceland Source : BoutiqueHomes

With a romantic and peaceful design plan and an enlightened mix of texture, muted earth tones and antique decor, Romantic Iceland apartment is a breath of fresh air.  Simple and refined, the apartment features dramatic, dark wood floors with a textured and aged color palette that invokes old Europe.   Bathed in light with pure [...]

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Mid-Century Sanctuary, Coconut Grove, Florida Source : BoutiqueHomes

This original two bedroom home remains unabashedly true to it’s mid century roots with great effect and style. Designed and built by Florida’s seminal mid-century architect Alfred Browning Parker, happily little has changed since 1953. With contrasting vertical gardens surrounding the horizontal lines of the home, this is a vintage treasure.   Nestled in the [...]

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Events at Woods Hollow House,  Westford, Vermont Source : BoutiqueHomes

A magnificent and elegant rural estate, Woods Hollow is a spacious and private location for special events. Genteel and refined, it has all the components to create memorable celebrations and lasting memories.   Surrounded by four acres of unspoiled and secluded woodlands with stunning panoramic mountain views, this traditional New England home’s interior has been [...]

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Charming Noves B&B, Provence, France Source : BoutiqueHomes

This provincial country home has been lightly and carefully updated to honor it’s traditional history. Luxurious and comfortable, Villa Noves is a meticulous adaptation of a 19th century classic. Surrounded by groves of vineyards and olive trees and lovingly restored, no detail has been overlooked. It’s architectural integrity remains intact and the traditional decor is [...]

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Rector Office At Vigo University Campus / EMBT Source : ArchDaily

Architects: EMBT Location: Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain Architect In Charge: Enric Miralles, Benedetta Tagliabue Project Director: Daniel Rosselló Area: 3,600 sqm Photographs: Duccio Malagamba Project Team: Ll. Corbella, E. Nedelcu, N. Laverde, K. Bonifaz, P. Michaud, P. Sándor Nagy, S. Saraiva, J. Bardelli, S. De Vos, S. Nunes Henriques, C. Vernier, J. Villamil, J. Krüguer, A. [...]

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Wallaby Lane House / Robinson Architects Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Robinson Architects Location: Queensland, Australia Architect In Charge: Jolyon Robinson Area: 215 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Nic Granleese From the architect. Wallaby Lane House and Studio are located at Tinbeerwah on the Sunshine Coast. The dwellings were designed by Jolyon Robinson of Robinson Architects for a family relocating from Sydney, with construction finalized late [...]

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Mjölk House / Studio Junction Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Studio Junction Location: Toronto, ON, Canada Year: 2013 Photographs: Juli Baker Design Team: Peter Tan, Christine Ho Ping Kong, Joe Lin, Andrew Waller, Maziar Shafiee. Structural: Gulf Engineering Inc. Mechanical: BND Engineering Inc Heritage (Façade): Roof Tile Management General Contractor: Studio Junction Inc. Build: Studio Junction Inc., J. Blasdale Construction Millwork: Studio Junction Inc. [...]

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Pico Place / Brooks + Scarpa Architects Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects Location: 430 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA Architect In Charge: Emily Hodgdon Area: 38250.0 ft2 Year: 2013 Photographs: John Linden Project Design Team: Mark Buckland, Ching Luk, Silke Clemens, Brad Buter Landscape: PEG Office of Landscape + Architecture Structural Engineering : Weidlinger Associates Mechanical, Electrical And Plumbing: E2DI [...]

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Wooden Frame House / a + samuel delmas Source : ArchDaily

Architects: a + samuel delmas Location: Sèvres, France Budget: 320,000 EUR Area: 180 sqm Year: 2010 Photographs: Frédéric Gémonet From the architect. The project is implanted in a residential area , at the bottom of a steep terrain . The land includes a small building with ground floor, the vegetation around was preserved. The house takes [...]

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Nordial Center / Architects Associated, Lda Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Architects Associated, Lda Location: Mirandela, Portugal Architects In Charge: Maria Joao Andrade, Ricardo Cordeiro Area: 5,400 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Joao Ferrand From the architect. The client expressed his intention since the beginning create a new concept of a first hemodialysis center with exclusive valences to its patients and at same time the Nordial [...]

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Salón Inés Pose / STGO Source : ArchDaily

Architects: STGO Location: Ferrol, A Coruña, Spain Architect In Charge: Santiago González Fernández Design Team: Carlota Pardo Martínez, Pablo González Fernández Area: 79.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Pablo González Fernández From the architect. We introduce you to our latest project, Inés Pose Lifestyle Salon. Located on Calle Real 156, Ferrol (A Coruña). STGO studio has [...]

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20 Teams to Compete in 2015 U.S. Solar Decathlon Source : ArchDaily

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected 20 collegiate teams to participate in the 2015 Solar Decathlon at Irvine, California’s Orange County Great Park. The eight returning teams will compete against 12 new teams, with partners from four international schools, to build “solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation, and design excellence” within the [...]

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Farrells Selected to Masterplan Two Sites in Shenzhen’s Qianhai Financial District Source : ArchDaily

Farrells has been announced as winner of an international competition to masterplan two prominent commercial zones in Shenzhen’s Qianhai financial district. Adjacent to the district’s Qianhaiwan metro station, the two districts are expected to boost cross-border trade between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The first, 460,000-square-meter masterplan will feature a 320-meter-tall skyscraper and two 185-meter gateway [...]

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Optique Potts Point / Smart Design Studio Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Smart Design Studio Location: Sydneys Loop, Kingstree, SC, USA Design Team: William Smart, Victoria Judge, Marie Burgess Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Smart Design Studio Builder: Nu-Vision Projects Lighting Consultant: Architectural Lighting Design Graphic Designer: Harcus Design From the architect. Optique Potts Point is the second location of one of Sydney’s most established optometry [...]

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NBBJ Unveils $310 Million Renovation for Kentucky’s Rupp Arena Source : ArchDaily

NBBJ, together with EOP Architects, has unveiled a massive renovation plan for Lexington’s famous collegiate basketball arena, Rupp Arena. An attempt to upgrade the 38-year-old arena’s facilities and strengthen its connection to the surrounding urban realm, the 23,500-seat stadium will be separated from the adjoining convention center, which is also undergoing renovation, while its enclosed [...]

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Guodian New Energy Technology Research Institute Beijing  / BIAD 3A2 Studio Source : ArchDaily

Architects: BIAD 3A2 Studio Location: Changping, Beijing, China Design Team: Ye Yiqian, Liu Weigang, Xue Jun, Duan Wei, Cong Zhen, Huo Jianjun, Wang Yazhao, Xu Xiaoying Area: 240,000 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Yang Chaoying Structural Engineers: Shun Zhou, Xuesheng Wang, Guanglei Shi, Yang Wang, Zongjie Li, Liping Guo, Pei Li, Yuwei Zhang Mechanical Engineers: Hongqing [...]

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Tejlgaard & Jepsen Transform a Temporary Geodesic Dome Into a Permanent Structure Source : ArchDaily

In order to generate a debate on the future of housing, Danish designers Tejlgaard & Jepsen are in the process of permanently reconstructing the People’s Meeting Dome as a gift from BL (Denmark’s Public Housing) and Lokale & Anlægsfonden to the Island of Bornholm and the city of Allinge. Having previously been erected twice as a temporary event space, this [...]

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Hairmake Enchante / Nakasai Architects Source : ArchDaily

Architects: Nakasai Architects Location: Toyama, Toyama Prefecture, Japan Year: 2013 Photographs: Syouichi Uchiyama From the architect. The basic color of the interior and exterior is white as the owner has requested. Using white color makes it easier to bring the concept of “simplicity” to the design. However it could also make the building “faceless” and [...]

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Designing for Moods with Color Source : Homeadore

When you have thousands of colors to choose from, select ones that enhance your interior designing by setting the mood. The hues surrounding us affect our mood and energy levels, which you can control by using these design tips to turn your living spaces into the ideal, inviting rooms you crave. From top: Passion and [...]

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Ramat Hasharon House 13 by Pitsou Kedem Architects Source : Homeadore

Beautiful modern residence designed in 2012 by Pitsou Kedem Architects located in Ramat HaSharon, Israel. Description by Pitsou Kedem Architects A private residence, built between two, central courtyards. A frontal courtyard excavated to a depth of three meters and the second courtyard at the level of the building’s ground floor. This topographical interface creates a [...]

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Tsai Residence by HHF Architects Source : Homeadore

Situated in Ancram, United States, the Tsai Residence is a weekend house designed by HHF Architects for two young art collectors. Description by Hhf Architects The design is based on a simple abstract figure sitting almost incomparably on the highest elevation of the large block located two hours by car upstate from New York City. [...]

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Takapuna House by Athfield Architects Source : Homeadore

Modern single family residence designed in 2013 by Athfield Architects situated in Takapuna beach, New Zealand. Description by Athfield Architects “The design for the new houses at No. 25-27 William St share a common platform, although these sites will form separate applications, they are conceived of as complimentary activities and are thus discussed together. The [...]

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Eixample Residence by Loox Source : Homeadore

Architect Núria Selva Villaronga, main partner of LOOX and DS Arquitectes firms, has undertaken the rehabilitation of a property in a heritage-listed building built in 1908 by Josep Domenech and Estapà in Barcelona’s “Golden Square” in the Eixample quarter. Description by Loox Domenech and Estapà´s original project corresponds to a household income between dividing walls [...]

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2 Andrew Road by A D Lab Source : Homeadore

Situated in the well-known Caldecott region of central Singapore, this bungalow by A D Lab enjoys the relaxed atmosphere of its quaint residential neighbourhood with gorgeous views of the MacRitchie Reservoir, one of the nation’s most popular nature reserves. Description by A D Lab The architects, however, had to contend with the site’s proximity to [...]

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Show Flat by GAO Arhitects Source : Homeadore

A show flat in the new modern complex Situla, situated next to the main train station in Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenija, designed by GAO arhitects. Description by GAO Arhitects Gao arhitects designed the interior of the flat, based upon a story. Based upon a way of living an urban, dynamic and creative life [...]

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Geremia Residence by Gilligan Development Source : Homeadore

Eclectic residence designed by Gilligan Development situated on the 25th street in San Francisco, California. Visit Gilligan Development http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Geremia-Residence-by-Gilligan-Development.jpg

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Car Barn by Patrick Ahearn Architect Source : Homeadore

Beautiful traditional private residence designed by Patrick Ahearn Architect located in Edgartown, Massachusetts. Visit Patrick Ahearn Architect http://collector.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Car-Barn-by-Patrick-Ahearn-Architect.jpg

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MG Residence by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados Source : Homeadore

This residence designed in 2012 by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados is located in a noble and leafy suburb in western Sao Paulo, Brazil. Description by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados This residence, located in a noble and leafy suburb in western Sao Paulo, is on a flat and deep site, with the main premise of taking [...]

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Sunny Open Plan Limantos Residence Source : Home-Designing

Designed by Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques, the Limantos Residence is a spacious residence with glazed walls that fold away to adjoin the space with a huge sun deck and private swimming pool. Situated in São Paulo, Brazil, the glorious weather plays a large part in this warm open plan design, even inspiring a sunshine yellow [...]

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Black and White Graphic Decor Source : Home-Designing

This is an extremely sharp and graphic approach to home decor, visualized by Geometrix Design, with stark contrasting black and white areas, furniture and accessories. The highly polished monochrome interior design is staged upon an attention grabbing floor treatment, which shows off a slick graphic that waves and swirls down the entire length of the [...]

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Home Design in Harmony with Nature Source : Home-Designing

We’ve featured quite a few homes with a cantilevered pool, but as this one peeks out at you through the path of vegetation, you can’t help but feel invited in. This villa in Singapore, by architects Terre Pte Ltd, is one of three properties on this plot that belongs to the homeowner, the other two [...]

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