Boring bedrooms are a bummer, particularly if you’re hoping to create a relaxing space that also amps you up in the morning and sets you up for a great day. Try out some of the design details in your bedroom — they might be just what your space needs to push into bold territory.
Our US job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for an architect at Blair + Mui Dowd Architects, which renovated the interior of Yves Saint Laurent’s New York office headquarters and showrooms (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
FLW fans, you can now have a piece of Taliesin in your living room. Japanese company Yamagiwa is now releasing the reproduced Taliesin 4 lamp internationally.
Meredith had picked up a floor model of this nightstand years ago, and then forgot about it. When she redid her entry and couldn’t find the perfect table, out came the old cabinet, just waiting for a new look (and a statement color).
By Dan Howarth
Weathering steel – often known by the brand name Corten – continues to remain popular with architects. The pre-rusted metal, which is created when chemicals are used to speed up the oxidisation process, has recently been used to clad a Brisbane community centre and a mountaintop family retreat. The rust forms a weatherproof layer of protection. See all our stories about weathering steel »
It’s not just about which items you choose to decorate your home; it’s also about how you get there. So what kind of decorator are you? Probably one of these.
Dread your upcoming move all you want, but it’s going to happen. Make moving day less painful with this series of clever and easy tips and hacks that are simple, but will make the whole process faster and easier. And then maybe, just maybe, you won’t go insane after packing your 99th box, and will enjoy the first night in your new home.
By Alan G Brake
The architecture and design of the counterculture era has been overlooked, according to the curator of an upcoming exhibition dedicated to “Hippie Modernism” (+ slideshow). (more…)
Name: Cedrick and Sunny
Location: Toronto; Ontario, Canada
Size: 1350 square feet
Years lived in: 9 months; Owned
When they first visited this house last fall, Cedrick and Sunny fell in love with its authentic, historical details, from the original wood-burning fireplace and leaded windows to the oak wainscoting and the door knocker. The house is fascinating, with loads of character, rich textures, and dark tones, and the Mid-century modern furnishings work beautifully against traditional and dramatic architectural details.
Why do I have so much stuff? Chances are that at some point in your life, you’ve asked yourself this, especially if you move a lot. Where do all the things come from? And why is it so hard to give them away? I think part of the problem is that stuff isn’t just stuff — we develop complicated relationships and associations with the things we own. Here are five kinds of things that can be especially difficult to part with — and how you can finally let them go.