Posts Tagged ‘ Interior ’

“The Entourage” Cadillac.


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Since getting my first look at the Entourage movie a few weeks ago (a review of which you can find right here), I’ve been asked consistently about the Cadillac in the film’s trailer.  The Cadillac Ciel, started out as a concept in 2011, but still screams ‘car of the future’.  Check out some more about this amazing vehicle.

cadillac-ciel-concept2Ciel (the French word for sky) is what inspired this noteworthy vehicle.  Driving California’s Highway 1 in an open car while the sun sets is the type of journey the Ciel team envisioned during its design. The Ciel’s doors are hinged at the rear to reveal a sweeping view of the dramatic interior, accented with nickel-plated trim, exquisite Italian Olive wood and soft leather. Cadillac’s heritage of advanced technology is evident everywhere you look, beginning with the Ciel’s bold LED headlamps and tail lights.

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Simplicity, authenticity and spaciousness were the guiding principles when it came to developing the interior. Seats wrapped in glove-soft leather feature sloping bolsters that allow passengers to slide into them more comfortably. But perhaps the defining element is the incorporation of Italian Olive wood trim throughout. This special wood is a premium yet sustainable material, and in the Ciel came from a single, fallen tree, painstakingly prepared and specially cut.

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20 Of The Most Amazing Home Designs.


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Humans are social creatures that require a great deal of private space, and when it’s privacy you crave home is where the heart is. No matter what your home looks like it is your sanctuary. Simply stepping through the front door and clicking the door locked behind you brings a feeling of peace and tranquility.  People dump a considerable amount of money into their home, either on monthly mortgage payments or rent. Since you spend so much time in your house and put so much money into it, you might as well make it perfect with surreal interior designs that speak to you.  The amazing interior design ideas on this list offer something for everyone, from grand sweeping installations that cost an arm and a leg, to stunning yet simple designs you can duplicate while still staying on a budget.

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Apartment in Stockholm Encapsulating A Glass-Walled Bedroom


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This small apartment in Stockhom, Sweden impressed us with its original layout and stylish decorating scheme. Discovered by Freshome on Svensk Fastighets, the 34 square-meter crib displays comfortable living spaces with a powerful aesthetic appeal. The first interior you are likely to observe upon entering this apartment is the bedroom, creatively separated from the rest of the project through glass walls. Pebbles under the bed, a giant mirror and framed graphics contribute to the Scandinavian personality of this space. A series of accent items such as the coffee table, the candles or the fireplace give the apartment a mixed ambiance, a touch of rusticity and  traditionalism, connecting the crib with the historic character of the building. The living zone, kitchen and dining table are organized in an open layout. And when it comes to Scandinavian apartments, an irresistible terrace is a must. In this case, the small balcony extends living spaces, creating a charming venue for having coffee and breakfast during warm summer mornings.

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Phantom of the Marina | Rolls-Royce Inspired Yacht


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Rolls-Royce and Yachts. That is how high rollers roll on both Terra firma and Aqua fluida. So why not blend em both into a single entity to make a splash (quite literally) in the luxury scene? That is what Stefan Munro has attempted with his Rolls Royce 450EX yacht concept. With a 14.5m length, the 450EX is intended as a daytime luxury cruiser with the prestige of the luxury marque. His internship at Rolls Royce seems to have helped Stefan to seamlessly embed the design DNA and principles of the RR styling on to a different platform. The subtle exteriors that reflect the sober English etiquette blends smoothly with the aggressive looking exposed parts. o well that it feels like a cup of earl grey spiked with Red Bull. The Phantomish nose, the stance, the body lines all speaks the RR connect. Of course, in a controlled voice, like gentlemen do. As expected, the interiors are elegantly luxurious. The design also proposes features like monocoque chasis and suspended interiors for added comfort. Pampered with the stylish aesthetics and luxurious features of 450EX, the only thing left to do would be uncorking that champagne bottle and letting the spirit of ecstasy flow overboard.

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Contemporary House Maza In Mexico


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The contemporary dwelling was completed back in 2012, and features 5,263 square feet of living space. The home is situated in a natural setting surrounding the Lake of Valle de Bravo, and blends nicely thanks to the lush vegetation running all throughout the home’s facade. In fact it’s almost difficult to tell where the outside ends, and the inside begins due largely in part to the massive floor to ceiling windows and doors that open the interior up completely to the outside elements. The residence has been equipped with a multi-car garage in the basement, and a tour through the house reveals individual spaces designed as scenes – providing a unique experience for visitors and residents alike.

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Batman: Arkham Knight | Reveal Game Trailer


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Batman: Arkham Knight is the next entry in the Arkham series and marks the return of original developer Rocksteady to the franchise, after spending three years working on the new title. As opposed to quite a few 2014 titles, Arkham Knight isn’t a cross-gen game, as it will only appear on the PS4 and Xbox One, not on the PS3 or Xbox 360 consoles. This is largely because Rocksteady considered that a cross-gen game would mean making sacrifices for the PS4 or Xbox One editions in terms of quality or performance, in order to keep things as balanced as possible. As such, it decided to completely focus on the new machines and to make sure that the game is taking advantage of their power, according to Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill, who detailed this strategy in the latest issue of GameInformer, via CVG. In order to highlight just how Arkham Knight uses the power of the new consoles, Rocksteady confirmed that it still employs its highly modified Unreal Engine framework but supports an open world that’s five times bigger than Arkham City. There are also no actual loading screens when switching from interior to exterior locations, and there are three or four times as many thugs present on the game’s streets.

Take Your Hammock Off The Trees.


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I don’t know about most but I would sure love to have a hammock in my place. I don’t have any outdoor space where I could put one but hammocks can also be installed indoors. In facts, there are all sorts of creative variations.  For example, did you know some people have houses where an entire floor is a huge hammock?  Check the method.

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Villa Amanzi Residence In Phuket Thailand


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Designed by Original Vision, Villa Amanzi is somehow nestled amidst jagged rocks on a steep incline. Sleek lines and wide open spaces dominate over the three levels of luxury, with three bedrooms (and their bathrooms) each having perfect ocean views. The interior offers 8,600 square feet of space, while the entire property stretches out over 2,644 square meters.

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Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid Architects


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Zaha Hadid Architects have designed the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Heydar Aliyev Center hosts a variety of cultural programs, its design is a departure from the rigid and often monumental architecture of the former Soviet Union that is so prevalent in Baku, aspiring instead to express the sensibilities and diversity of Azeri culture. The Center’s design establishes a continuous, fluid relationship between its surrounding plaza and the building’s interior. The plaza, as the ground surface, accessible to all, rises to envelop an equally public interior and define a sequence of event spaces within. Undulations, folds, and inflections modify this surface to create an architectural landscape that performs a multitude of functions: welcoming, embracing, and directing visitors throughout the center; blurring the conventional differentiation between architecture and landscape, interior and exterior. Fluidity in architecture is not new to the region. The continuous calligraphic scripts and patterning of historical Islamic architecture flow from carpets to walls, walls to ceilings, ceilings to domes; establishing seamless relationships and blurring distinctions between architectural elements and the ground they inhabit. The Center’s design relates to this historical understanding of architecture, not through the use of mimicry or a limiting adherence to the iconography of the past, but with a firmly contemporary interpretation.

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Elegant Villa F in Greece


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Check out this stunning private holiday residence Villa F located in Rhodes, Greece. It was completed by HORNUNG AND JACOBI ARCHITECTURE, with a very unique architectural design that sets it apart from its rocky landscape. The site of the holiday home in Rhodes/Greece yet possess characteristics and outstanding qualities, which we only attempted to frame with our design. The site is located three meters above a coastal road, which is bordered by a natural stonewall that has been equally continued for our proposal. On the one hand the continuation of the found wall generates a high level of privacy, while on the other hand it relates to the given situation, which we were tempted to preserve as much as possible. The holiday home was designed for a couple. They wished a separate area for guests, which we mostly embedded in the given topography by integrating the shady tree population and without generating an equally visible volume.

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The challenge in this design lies in construction and the involved climate technology. The construction of the building above ground is planned as a prefabricated timber structure finished with white plaster, which generates an abstract link to traditional old buildings close to that site. The lightweight construction was chosen because it will be mainly used for spontaneous short-term visits. Massive building parts were avoided to reach a quick cool down. Through a mechanically controlled opening in the roof a well-known chimney effect will be activated, which starts at the massive base plate in the garage from where integrated cable ducts lead cooled air through the building. An additional cooling effect will be provided by the evaporation of the pool. The triangle-shaped photovoltaics on the roof provides the building with energy and enables a self-sufficient living.

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Foster + Partners’ Atrium Awarded Best Bar


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The nine-story Atrium Champagne Bar in London, designed by Foster + Partners, has been awarded “Best Bar” at the fifth UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Arriving guests pass through the ground floor lounge, and ascend to a dedicated hotel lobby (The ME Hotel) and champagne bar on the first floor, housed within the hotel’s main spatial event – a nine-storey high pyramid, clad entirely in white marble, with a highly reflective, black polished granite floor.

“The project is the first hotel in which everything, from the shell of the building to the bathroom fittings, has been designed by Foster + Partners. As a result, the drama of the interior spaces is provided by the bold geometry of the structure – the challenge for the design was to complement and not detract from, the 80 foot high top-lit space. The minimal furnishings were custom-made and include a 30-metre long curving bench, sleek black reception desks and a freestanding triangular champagne bar. Rather than works of art that interrupt the space, the projections celebrate its scale – giant jellyfish rise upwards as if from the depths of the sea, and the triangulated panels of the marble cladding are illuminated and animated like origami.” say the UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
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Luxury Cruise Airship “Aether” Concept


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Based on an airship platform, the “Aether” cruise experience by UK-based designer Mac Byers allows guests to experience a wider range of destinations in a shorter time, all the while enjoying some of the greatest views imaginable. The exterior of the vehicle is conceived to look unlike any airship ever produced – removing notions of danger, like the hindenburg disaster in 1937 . The concept visually communicates a new generation airship that is not only safe but clean, influenced by the thunderbird 2, star wars and the NASA space shuttle. Drawing reference from suspension bridge cables, the lobby integrates structural cords for details like stairways and tables. The interior space has been designed to be as open as possible – encouraging social interaction and providing a communal gathering place for users to meet.

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Aston Martin Launches Volante Convertible


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Aston Martin unveils the Vanquish Volante – a stunning new luxury sports car that brings the thrill of open top motoring to the super GT class.

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Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept


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British automaker Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary by introducing the CC100 Speedster concept. Looking back to the DBR1 for styling influence, the naturally aspirated 6.0-liter v12-powered concept car made its world debut by completing a lap of the famous Nordschleife, at Germany’s 24 hours of Nürburgring race. The body and interior are crafted entirely from carbon fibre – designed and constructed in fewer than six months at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon. Paired to a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission with column-mounted paddle shifts, the CC100 reaches 0-100 km/h ( 62mph ) in 4.0 seconds, with a top speed of 291 km/h (180 mph).

Nugget Hollow Charitable Design by HUXHUX Design


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Nugget Hollow by HUXHUX Design is an end table with a sculptural, geometric shape and a pop of color and light on the inside. It’s hand made from solid birch and finished in both a carbonized and distressed white-washed exterior. The interiors are finished in bright colors of Acid Green, Sky Blue and Nu Orange and includes an interior light.

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The Brazilian Clube Disco.


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The 12-year-old Clube Disco night club in São Paulo was reborn this fall. It now carries its past proudly yet offers a completely upgraded experience.  Brazilian architect Guto Requena worked with architect Mauricio Arruda on this project. The retro custom-designed furniture that gives a nod to the 1970s Brazilian style is incredible, and mixes nicely with the black-leather, exposed-pipes underground disco feel. And the tunnel was re-envisioned by Brazilian artist Kleber Matheus.  The lighting of the dance floor consists of 250 linear meters of metallic rails with LED tape that run as a frame along the perimeter of the space. This allows for an endless variety of lighting programs and color mixes to create and accentuate different effects based on the music. The entire system is controlled by the MADRIX software.  Check the method.

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W Motor’s Super Car Design


 

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Lykan Hypersport supercar has exceeded all expectations when it came to demand. Especially when one considers the heavy $3.4 million dollars price tag. W Motors was planning on only building seven units of the Lykan Hypersport, but after the 2013 Qatar Motor Show unveiling, have received more than 100 orders. A 750hp mid-mounted twin turbo flat-six engine capable of achieving 0-100km/h times in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 395km/h meant this car had very high ambitions from the start. Throw in the fact that it uses real diamonds and gold elements throughout the lighting components and interior.

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Modern Minimalist Loft in Florence


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With a total of 1,937 square feet of living space, (590 sqm), the Florence-based studio q-bic had a lot to do with this 19th century industrial roof. And yet what has been lead was minimalist design, and all open loft to enjoy warmness. Besides this minimalist style, the whole apartment actually uses old pallets to keep a touch of ecology.

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Magic Mountain Lodge – Huilo Huilo


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Montaña Mágica Lodge or Magic Mountain Lodge is located in Huilo Huilo, Chile. Surrounded by rainforest moss and huge trees this hotel is one of most different hotels in the world. This manmade pyramid-like hotel is only accessible by a monkey bridge. The Montana Magica Lodge is very near to nature and even its interior is using most of wooden furniture and decorations. The hotel offers beautiful single/double bedrooms, all with windows opening towards beautiful forest. An artificial waterfall coming from top of the hotel adds more beauty to hotel. Other features include mini golf, a bar, library and many other attractions.

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Beautiful Steps


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Lang and Baumann are a pair of Swiss artists who go by Lang/Baumann and who’ve created the series ‘Beautiful Steps’, installing stairs everywhere they don’t belong: on the outside of a castle turret in Austria, way up on the side of a brutalist tower in Switzerland, and, on several occasions, clear in the air.

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Luxury Mazzanti Evantra V8


04 03 07Mazzanti released in the past weeks the images of the definitive version of their new Evantra V8. The carbon fiber composite body of the Evantra V8 is characterized by the new rear wing and the series of inserts realized in carbon fiber, or brushed aluminium. The performance of the Evantra V8 equipped with a 6-speed sequential gearbox arrives up to the maximum velocity of over 350 Km/h with an acceleration of 0-100 in 3.2 seconds. The aerodynamic development process was realized in partnership with YSIM, a company with notable experience in F1 and Le mans. The tailor-made interior of the client is covered with all-natural leather prepared with special aniline leather treatment. The incredible soft touch of the leather is achieved thanks to a collaboration with a leader of the fashion/luxury sector. Every aspect of personalization is possible with the infinite options of special material, including exotic leather and precious materials.

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The HITGallery, Hong Kong


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The cool, clean, minimalist interior of the brand-new 100 square-meter retail store, the HITGallery, in the Times Square shopping center in Hong Kong. The elegantly retro store, designed by the talented Milan-based architect and designer, Fabio Novembre, is the first iteration of a new global multi-brand retail concept of the Pettoranello-based fashion house, Ittierre S.p.A. Ittierre holds the licenses, manufacturers and markets several brands, including Aquascutum, C’n’C Costume National, Galliano, GF Ferré, Fiorucci, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Pierre Balmain and Tommy Hilfiger Collection. The latest brand to sign with Ittierre is Jean Paul Gaultier, with his men’s collection launching in Fall/Winter 2013-14.

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The HITGallery boutiques, slated to open around the globe, features several, if not all, of the lines Ittiere represents. The next store in line will be the Milan flagship but in the meanwhile, Ittierre has just opened a 1,000-square-meter temporary store, IT’S 30 MANZONI, at Palazzo Scotti Gallarati in Milan’s luxury neighborhood. In a media release, Fabio Novembre is quoted as saying that The HITGallery stores capture the essence and spirit of Italy by, for example, taking inspiration from the surreal atmospheres of the artist Giorgio De Chirico.

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2014 Porsche Cayman Coupe


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At the LA Auto Show Porsche has unveiled its newest 2014 Porsche Cayman Mk3 Coupe. This mid-engined Cayman is set to deliver 202kW from a 2.7L engine while the Cayman S has an output of 239kW thanks to the 3.4L engine. The interior has also been upgraded, it’s now inline with the rest of the Porsche interior which have been a huge step forward over most of the previous offerings from Porsche. The 2014 Porsche Cayman coupe will be available in U.S. showrooms in early 2013 with a starting price of $52,600 for the base model and $63,800 for the Cayman S. Prices will be considerably higher in European markets.

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Dolce And Gabbana X Grado Mahogany Headphones


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DS2012 Mahogany Headphones is where style and quality meets at perfect place. Most of times we compromise with the design or the sound quality, that’s the reason Dolce and Gabbana chosed to design such a perfect headphone in collaboration with the industry leader Grado Labs. DS2012 is the one precious headphone that has been handmade all around from its interior to exterior.

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Serene Luxury Yacht


Serene Luxury yacht was launched in 2011 with beautiful design and remarkable standards. It offers accommodation for 24 guests with all luxury services on this 134 meter floating palace. Serene Features a state of the art Espen Oeino exterior and Reymond Langton designed interior and seven private decks.

Guests are offered on-deck dining and relaxing with variety of cuisine at barbecue, pizza oven, teppanyaki grill and a wet bar. For water lovers the yacht has many pools at the bridge deck including a 15 meter saltwater pool with cold Jacuzzi tubs. Later guests can sit and have conversation in sun lounging area. When the night starts Serene lights up the dance floor on the aft deck, with its two bars and bandstand.

Enjoyment continues with its 24 hours opened Jacuzzis, both hot and cold; the inimitable snow room, spa area, sauna, a cinema, boardroom with full conference facilities, library, children’s playroom complete with X-Box, PlayStation, climbing wall and a slide. Not only this but for those who want to jump into open water Serene has an exhaustive collection of tenders and toys including boats, a helicopter hangar and two helipads, ensuring water fun for all guests of any age.