Nov 30, 2009

Library II

Library II, originally uploaded by r a e d e k e.

Photos from our OPEN HOUSE today-
We feel really good about it.
Fingers Crossed.

Nov 28, 2009

Mazzali: "Emiselene" bed / il letto "Emiselene" . Bedroom area

Emiselene is a truly striking designer bed, modern and glamourous. The curving stucture incorporates an ingenious concealed storage space.

The industrial project focused mostly on aspects related to the concept of sustainable development, design and respect for personal well-being that constitute the most relevant strong point of the Mazzali business strategy.

To this view, product lifespan, low environmental impact, eco friendly interior design and low solvent emissions are the tenets that dictated development. Bed in plywood and solid wood; oak and cherry veneer, water-based paint. 118 coulors.

100% made in Italy

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Nov 27, 2009

Modern Home

Modern Home with minimal interior style.
Paint wall with black color while using pale white floor.
It makes room more interesting.

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Nov 26, 2009

Bibi's Birdbox...

Bibi's Birdbox..., originally uploaded by frillie designs.

otally inspired by lulucarter - I made the birdbox from an old Amazon box, not a patch on lulucarters' and a little rough and ready but only the first attempt, the next one should be better, but hay - Bibi loves it anyway!

Oh yes and excuse the quality of the photo still playing around with the new camera.

Here is a link to lulucarters - dont compare!!! just wanted you to see her lovely creation.

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Nov 25, 2009

White Kitchen

Kitchen, originally uploaded by Snelvis.

3 bracketed exposures blended in Photomatix
Various post processing in PS
Windows masked in from another exposure.

Nov 24, 2009

Warmy Living Room

, originally uploaded by plastolux.

Its comes from the color and shade.
Using yellow & light brown sofa.
Paint the wall with white makes room broader.

Good idea for wall decoration with many kinds of photo frame.

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Nov 23, 2009


515285, originally uploaded by Spunky Sprout Co..

Dining breakfast room white Docksta dining table Polo Mint stool giant wirework chandelier marble fireplace L etc 10/2007 Pub Orig

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Nov 22, 2009

living room play area inspire

living room play area inspire 2, originally uploaded by Mr_Yuko.

Bright colourful living room pale pastel yellow walls red white decorative pattern patterned Orla Kiely designer stem leaf leaves motif print armchair chair green rug Signal angular anglepoise floor lamp light lighting red orange geometric storage boxes shelves shelving units tripod stand books CDs L etc 03/2007 pub orig

Nov 21, 2009


IMG_9643, originally uploaded by deborah jaffe.

pink dinner table.
easy to move and variety of chairs.

the table can be found at index living mall.

Nov 20, 2009

Nov 19, 2009

Lafayette Park, Detroit

Lafayette Park, Detroit, originally uploaded by southofbloor.

Lafayette Park might be one of Mies van der Rohe's most successful projects but still it remains relatively unknown, likely because it is located in downtown Detroit. And while it contains the most Mies buildings in a single location in North America, its success stems from the union between the architecture, the planning by Ludwig Hilberseimer and the landscape architecture of Alfred Caldwell. Together they designed an excellent overlay of modern townhouse villas, towers, gardens, pedestrian traffic, parking and roads in a way that has resulted in a layered tranquil setting, and remains relevant.

The area is safe, partly because it operates as a coop. Neighbours know each other and function as a community. Even during the darkest points in Detroit’s recent history, this area has remained stable.

What makes the area spectacular though are the layered gardens and landscape. Parking is set a few feet below ground level, hiding cars and asphalt from long views. Hawthorn hedges and lilacs led through the site and punctuated locations. A next layer of flowering plums was then further sheltered by a very sculptural upper storey of locust trees. This garden composition was very important for the interior architecture of buildings that are mostly glass. Forty five years later, the trees have matured and the site feels like a series of villas in a park. Its incredibly peaceful.


The site is not completely unproblematic. Lafayette Park occupies the bulk of what had been Black Bottom (named after the blackness of the soil), a site centred around Hastings Street that had prior to WWI been the centre of Jewish culture in Detroit, shifting after the war to become the city’s epicenter of African American owned businesses. By the 1950’s this neighbourhood and the adjacent Paradise Valley were internationally renowned for jazz and blues, and an important political centre for Black culture in Detroit.

But the neighbourhood had been doomed since the city planned a highway to run through it in 1946. Delayed for more than a decade, the neighbourhood sunk into disrepair as absentee landlords resisted upkeep on the buildings. Racist housing policies in the city meant that African Americans were stuck here, banned from living in most neighbourhoods through use of redlining and restrictive covenants, or simply through aggressive intimidation tactics. The density of areas like Black Bottom and Paradise Valley therefore mushroomed, while the off-site landlords of these buildings did little to keep them up.

By 1958 the Chrysler Freeway was laid in the location of Hastings Street, which had once been the main commercial hub of the district. By the 1960’s, the City of Detroit labeled the remaining area as a slum, and the area was slated for urban renewal. The entire site was bulldozed to build Lafayette Park and the Chrysler Freeway, with multiple 10’s of thousands of inhabitants unable to afford the residences in Lafayette, and largely moved to the Brewster Projects and Jeffries Homes. Business owners were not provided with assistance to relocate, and an intricate and rich social network that had been established in this area was blasted to pieces.


Detroit's African American business district for a while had shifted to 12th Street, which again went through the pressures that had been experienced in Black Bottom. In July of 1967, the 12th Street Riots exploded, with a reach that affected the entire city. 12th Street is now unrecognizable as a commercial strip, the burned out storefronts cleared in the 90's in an effort to stabilize the city.

Forty years later, Lafayette Park however is a well kept and highly functional part of Detroit, inhabited by a racially diverse and politically active group of people. Because it is a coop, it is stable, a well kept microcosm of Detroit, whose people know and look out for each other.

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Nov 17, 2009

The clients mirrored wall

The clients mirrored wall

I love doing mirrored walls. It's really hard to convince people how great it looks but the proof is in the pudding! The room feels twice as large and twice as bright now. I love it.

~The 10 cent designer

Nov 12, 2009

Nov 10, 2009

Nov 7, 2009


Swedish Guys amazing Fireplace

My Swedish Friend invited me in to photograph his home with my new camera today. I had such a great time.

His home is an inspiration. Such a beautiful light fills his home, even when the wind is howling and the sky is ominous outside. :)

Oh and yep, he is single. ;)

~The 10 cent designer

Nov 6, 2009

Dining room small ranch

I finally had a chance to photograph this room in one of my favorite recent projects.

:) After the painting was done, I had the dining chairs recovered in a faux lizard, added the fabulous dandelion clocks by Sanderson fabric drapes, a new window shade and the new pendant light.

~The 10 cent designer

Nov 3, 2009

Idea for Condo

New Interiors, originally uploaded by Snook Photograph.

The living space is very fit with condo interior due to the limited of space.

The dark color with some spot of light makes the room more luxurious.

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