Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Interior Design - 2011 BEST OF YEAR PROJECTS

Hospitality: Fast Food: Wienerwald by Ippolito Fleitz Group.

About -

Interior Design is the magazine for the interior design professional marketplace, published 15 times per year, monthly except semimonthly in April (Buyers Guide), May (Spring Market Tabloid), and October (Fall Market Tabloid). Each month, the magazine features a variety of outstanding projects, the latest new products across all disciplines, industry news and more. In fact, Interior Design offers the most editorial pages of any publication in the field. With a print circulation of more than 76,000 (paid), and over 170,000 monthly unique visitors online, Interior Design offers an unparalleled level of design-hungry readership.

Online, you"ll find fresh industry news every day, new product reviews, the Go-To Buyers Guide, the Interior Design Hall of Fame, industry catalogs in the Digital Library, the Best of Year Awards, and more.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

TUUCI wins top International Interior Design Association award

Ocean Master MAX Cantilever recognized during HD Expo
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, 5/29/2012 9:19:00 AM

LAS VEGAS — TUUCI received the top design award for its Ocean Master MAX cantilever parasol during the recently completed Hospitality Design Expo + Conference in Las Vegas -- standing out from more than 900 exhibitors during a crowded trade show attended by more than 7,000 people.

For the past 16 years, the International Interior Design Association, in cooperation with HD Expo, has presented design excellence awards in several product categories, recognizing the most innovative offerings during the hospitality industry's largest annual trade show. The Ocean Master MAX Cantilever was selected as the leader in the category of individual furnishings in the case goods and free-standing furniture segment.

"The gratifying aspect of this award is the fact that it's presented by design professionals who truly appreciate the commitment required to create products that are as beautiful as they are effective in meeting customer needs," said Dougan Clarke, chief shade architect for Miami-based TUUCI. "Our team is focused intensely on service to professional interior designers and the hospitality industry, which makes this award during HD Expo a validation of our strategic direction as an organization."

As is true of the entire TUUCI product line, the Ocean Master MAX Cantilever merges art and engineering within a highly functional shade structure. A polished and anodized marine-grade canopy structure cantilevers from a sturdy oval-shaped mast, easily closing over tables and chairs. With a patent pending 4:1 tandem-retrieving crank system, the Ocean Master MAX Cantilever provides up to 144 square feet of uninterrupted shade.

Available in a Classic canopy style, the Cantilever is crowned with TUUCI's "Ocean-Sail" finial design. It offers graceful and generously proportioned shade to any sun drenched environment, timelessly designed for all enclaves, traditional and contemporary.

The International Interior Design Association consists of more than 12,000 members in 50 countries.

Monday, May 28, 2012

High Fashion: Luigi Valente Architetto

Clothing and accessories strut their stuff at shops around the world.
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 4/1/2012 4:12:00 PM
Firm: Luigi Valente Architetto
Project: Home/Unusual Store, Venafro, Italy.
Standout: A shop-cum-gallery sells street-wear in a high-contrast urban setting with steel racks, lacquered displays, a resin floor and feature wall, and neon light fixtures.
Photography: Stefano Pedrett

Thursday, May 24, 2012

RHODEC Diploma in Interior Design

DA004 RHODEC Diploma in Interior Design

The RHODEC Diploma in Interior Design is recognized as the most comprehensive and rigorous distance-learning Interior Design course in the world. It is highly regarded in the professional world and is recognized as a passport to the rewarding and potentially lucrative career in Interior Design.

This programme is designed to provide participants with professional knowledge in interior design in order to prepare them to enter the field as professionals. It also prepares participants to pursue a higher qualification in this discipline.

Maintained by: Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education ( )
Modified Date: Apr 25, 2012

The Open University of Hong Kong 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Interior Design | Creating mood lighting

Transform the atmosphere of your home with lighting that comes from a variety of sources. Fit dimmer switches wherever possible for a versatile lighting system, and use a good mixture of lower wattage ambient lights and higher wattage task lights to adapt your lighting to suit your mood. Here are some more ideas for the rooms around your home.

Living room lighting
The primary purpose of the lounge is relaxation and socialising, so avoid having too much glare or your eyes won't get a chance to rest. You should also try use warm lighting, with a yellow rather than blue glow. You will need some task lighting near seating to enable you to read comfortably. A floor or table lamp positioned next to a sofa or armchair will create an inviting pool of light.

Lamps with opaque shades channel the light down to create contrast, whereas those with translucent shades diffuse the light in a gentler way. Accent lighting can help you to show off special ornaments, a painting or an alcove filled with eye-catching objects - simply direct a spotlight at a feature you want to highlight. Torchiers are a dramatic way to draw attention to a sculpture or architectural feature - just place a your floorstanding lights in corners or by a wall, with the light directed upwards towards the ceiling.

Kitchen lighting
You need bright lighting to be able to cook safely and easily, but to create a softer and more welcoming atmosphere, you could use low wattage track lights or recessed spotlights. Where you need more intense light for cooking, use high wattage strip lights on the undersides of wall-mounted cabinets to illuminate the worksurface. If your kitchen features a central island or breakfast bar, install a bright light overhead as you may want to use this area to read the morning papers, open your mail or catch up on paperwork.

You can also make a decorative feature of this overhead lighting that compliments the rest of the kitchen. Depending on your kitchen style, you could opt for a colourful glass pendant lamp or a contemporary chrome spotlight arrangement. Highlight favourite pieces of crockery or glassware with accent lighting and, if you have glass cabinets, consider lighting them from the inside for effect.

Dining room lighting
A dining room should be bright enough so that you can see what you are eating, but you may also want softer lighting for a romantic meal, so a dimmer switch is ideal. A central light over the dining table will set the scene and create a focal point. You could opt for a pendant light or several if you have a particularly long table. Alternatively, a decorative chandelier, either contemporary or traditional, will create an interesting feature.

Track lighting or recessed spot lights are another option as they will allow you to space out the lights evenly and ensure that neither end of the table is left in shadow. Candles can also be used, both along the table and in wall mounted holders, to create a welcoming atmosphere for dinner parties.

Bedroom lighting
A reading light on either side of the bed will mean you do not have to disturb your partner. Wall sconces on either side of a mirror will create a shadow-free light for putting on make-up. In a cramped bedroom, mirrors will bounce the light around making it appear larger, brighter and more open. If you are lucky enough to have a very large bedroom, use wall sconces to make the room feel cosier. If you have a dramatic bed you could highlight this with accent lighting behind the bedhead. A striking or elaborate central light is also a good way to set off your bedroom scheme, and it is the room in the house where you have the most freedom to express your personality, so be adventurous.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Interior Design - PRIDE POOLS

Facts at a Glance

  • Pride Pools specialize in new pools, spas, water features and pool renovation.
  • Outstanding award winning designs
  • At Pride Pool the client is king and all pools are a reflection of our clients lifestyle, budget and family needs.
  • Open communication is vital. We work closely with clients, architects, landscape architects and designers to make sure all projects are on time and budget.
  • The majority of Pride Pools clients are referrals.
  • One of our strengths is innovative design which means we are happy to build in difficult locations.

Company Overview

Pride Pool has a ‘can do’ attitude because of this, Pride Pools has been trusted to create pools and outdoor living spaces for some of Sydney’s most prestigious properties, always rising to the occasion and exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding clients.

In all dealings with clients, Pride Pools aims to be creative, to supply honest and detailed
quotations and to give a high level of personal service. Darryl Walters the owner of Pride Pools, takes a ‘hands on’ approach to every project. He also prides himself on his communication skills and his ability to develop strong relationships with the various home building companies, architects and clients he works with.

“The first thing we do when we’re with a client is listen,” says Darryl. “Only by listening closely can we discover exactly what the lifestyle needs are — and exactly what the budget is. When we build, we do it to the best of our ability, striving always for consistent quality.”

Monday, May 21, 2012

Interior Design Ideas for Teenage Girls

Looking for fresh interior design ideas for pretentious and stylish teenage girls? In this post we will try to give a hand. For today we’ve gathered together a set of 25 pictures which represent young girls’ rooms. We tried to do a various selection: we went with some serious and sober interiors, but we also gave a shot to the familiar and very popular pink, orange and red arrangements. All of the rooms are practical, featuring working spaces, small bookcases or shelving systems for books and Cds and beautiful cabinets especially designed for teenage girls. Last but not least, we consider the mirror to be a mandatory item in any girl’s bedroom, so in some of the photos below you will notice they have a special status. Even though not all the room design ideas have a particular theme, the decorating elements are very well interconnected creating interiors that are both functional and aesthetic. Have a look!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

How to Renovate a House

The process of renovation can be mind-bending. Here is one suggested whole house renovation timeline.

1. Design and Planning

Whether it's a sketch on a cocktail napkin or full-blown architectural plans, some type of planning and design always comes first.

  • Ensure that you have funding for your renovation.
  • Draw up a simple "yes/no" list of do-it-yourself projects and projects you want professionals to do.
  • Look for contractors and subcontractors for those jobs you do not want to do yourself.
  • Apply for permits.

2. Roof, Foundation, Siding, Windows

Protect your future renovation work by making certain the house won't collapse on you (foundation, major structural problems) and that it will remain dry (roof, siding, windows).

  • Secure the foundation.
  • Make major structural repairs to areas such as weakened walls, joists, and carrying beams.
  • Repair or replace roof.
  • Replace seriously damaged windows that may threaten future remodeling work. If not seriously damaged, leave it for later in the process.
  • If the siding is so damaged that it will allow water infiltration, repair or replace the siding. If not seriously damaged, leave it for later in the process.

3. Demolition

Depending on the scale of your renovations and the condition of the house, demolition might be the first step.

  • Rent a large container for waste.
  • Carefully demolish all or some of the areas of the house that will be renovated. Demolish as much as possible if you will not be living in the house.
  • Exercise caution when demolishing surfaces coated with lead-based paint.

4. Structural Carpentry

At this time, call in the carpenters for major carpentry projects. Things like:

  • Moving walls.
  • Constructing new walls.
  • Significantly enlarging window openings.
  • Adding beams to support a greater weight upstairs.
  • Punching in new doors (or removing existing doors).
  • Adding new construction windows.

5. HVAC Ductwork, Electrical, and Plumbing

With the walls and ceiling open, it's time for the HVAC company to install ductwork for central heating and air conditioning. Also with the walls accessible, run new electrical and plumbing systems. Electrical and plumbing inspectors will visit at this time, too.

6. Insulation

Last thing to do with the walls open: install fiberglass batt insulation in the walls and attic. Insulation goes fast, so give your drywaller a call and let him know he's next up.

7. Drywall

  • A second inspection from the electrical inspector (and perhaps the plumbing inspector) will give you the go-ahead to close up the walls.
  • Drywallers hang sheets of drywall, apply drywall compound, and let the compound dry. After drying, they sand it smooth. Sometimes, they will repeat the process until they achieve a seamless surface.

8. Flooring

Installing the flooring later in the renovation process saves your flooring surface from significant damage.

9. Windows

Install new-construction or replacement windows.

10. Fine Carpentry

Here's where you introduce carpentry that doesn't involve structural issues. Install baseboards, molding, trim around windows and doors, built-in elements (bookcases, breakfast nooks, etc.).

11. Interior Painting, Wallpaper, and Other Surface Finishes

Painting interior walls, hanging wallpaper, painting molding and trim, staining and sealing trim: all of these detail-oriented surface finishes should be the last items you do indoors.

12. Siding, Gutters

With the house mostly finished, it's safe to put on siding. You don't want to do this earlier (unless absolutely necessary) because doors and windows may get punched out, ruining the siding.

13. Major Auxiliary Building

Last, do major auxiliary building projects like:

  • Additions
  • Sunrooms
  • Swimming pools

Large building projects like additions should come last. My view is that you do this last so you don't deplete all of your money and energy on projects not related to renovating the house itself. However, an alternate view is that you may want to build an addition very early in the process so that you don't ruin any work you do in the main part of the house.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Single House Interior Design

Single House Interior Design

Residence Interior Design

Design Date: 2012-03-01
Design Project: Residence Interior Design > Single House

A single-family detached home, also called a single-detached dwelling or separate house is a free-standing residential building. It is defined in opposition to a multi-family dwelling.

This house is wonderful with two composite boxes in simple-gray of custom-made stone. The large windows set on the side with the view to the fields and forest. While the side facing to the neighbors, the windows are designed in very small and low. The interiors boast the open plan with the sliding doors and curtains for the simplicity.



















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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the "Domestic Transformer."

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

一 拜四角的作用是甚麼?
二 在甚麼時侯拜四角最好呢?
三 拜四角應用些甚麼祭品?
四 拜四角的過程是怎樣?
五 拜四角是否需拜廁所和廚房?
六 選擇入伙的日子重要嗎?
七 怎樣選擇入伙日子?
八 入伙前應注意些甚麼?
九 入伙時應做些甚麼
十 可以在晚上入伙嗎?
十一 入伙是不是一定要拜神?
十二 能否在入伙前將傢俬雜物搬進新居?

十三 甚麼是通灶門?

十四 怎樣選擇擺放神樓的地方?

十五 神樓中應放置甚麼貢品?

十六 擺放神像有甚麼宜忌嗎?

十七 是否必須請專人為神像開光嗎?

十八 地主應上五枝香嗎?

十九 神樓應選兩層還是三層?

二十 是否可以將祖先和神像放置在一起?

廿一 搬遷時應怎樣處理你舊家居中的神樓和神佛?

廿二 是否需要帶祖先過宅?

廿三 帶祖先過宅的過程是怎樣?

廿四 觀音是不是不可以供葷菜?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Residence Interior Design Project


Residence Interior Design Project

Perspective Interior Design

Design Date: 2011-07-18
Design Project: Residence Interior Design

An exceptional reference for owners of luxury home real estate seeking interior design and remodeling ideas. The residences we design reflect the personality of our clients, their needs, their style and their persona.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

效果裝修設計 - Chaleau Royale 雍怡雅苑

效果裝修設計項目 - 雍怡雅苑

Interior Design Project : Chaleau Royale
Interior Design Project : Chaleau Royale

地址/地段: 大埔市地段142號
發展商: 新鴻基地產代理有限公司
建築面積: 2871' - 3498'
住宅類別: 三層高別墅式建築物
洋房別墅數目: 68
單位總數: 68
入伙日期: 1999
周邊設施: 附近有大埔美援新村、雍怡雅苑、下黃宜凹及黃宜坳村。


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