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After a tiring day at work, the one thing that everyone looks up to is a comfortable night at bed. This being said, this is easier said than done for many people. Many of us are guilty of having mattresses that are not up to the mark or have simply become too old to be comfortable anymore. This is why if you feel that your mattress is also not holding up to the standard that you want, all you need to do is buy mattress in Bangalore. When it comes to actually stepping out and buying a mattress, times have changed in the last few years. You do not have to be satisfied with the mass produced mattresses. In fact you can now buy a mattress that is fitting for your exact needs. You can get your hands on a custom made mattress at any time and use that for all your creature comforts. To find out more about the kinds of mattresses that are on sale and how to make the right selection, all you need to do is go to any of the online stores and give their algorithm a try. You can have your new mattress in less than a week.
Most of the retail units have their own inventory or warehouse where products are stored securely. To move products more efficiently from one place to another place within the warehouse, indoor forklift has been used. Many kinds of forklifts are available from different sellers or manufacturers. According to the needs or requirements, buyers have to choose forklifts. If you have small warehouse, you need to go for small forklift. If you have large warehouse, you need to go for the large vehicle. Apart from Toyota, many other popular forklift makers as well as sellers are there.
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You may or may not have heard of Stockholm designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho. They have created what is being called the Room system “playful” furniture, which can fill up a space or a wall in any room. In its simplest description what they have produced is a set of stackable wooden blocks, and then added different shaped holes to make up an eye-catching flexible shelving unit, ideally suited to displaying various items of various shapes, sizes and colours.
With the Room system, Olovsson and Cho wanted to challenge the assumption that objects should always be displayed within a rectangular space. So forget boring old shelf units and the like. Their system is a modular one of 25 stackable blocks, a low table and a mirror space. Each block has a geometric space, or “void” which you can fill with whatever you deem suitable- books, a vase, bottles, a plant, whatever takes your fancy. This is a bold and unconventional leap away from traditional shelving and storage units. By having different shaped void areas within each block, you have the opportunity to enhance the void shape by inserting a similar shaped objet d’art, or challenge it by putting something in where the shape contrasts to the void. Neat. It means that not only can the Room system be assembled in different ways, the objects it will house are down to you, and therefore no two will ever look the same. As one of the designers said:
“Our intention is also to let people to explore their own composition with just a few pieces or the whole set as a shelf, which maximises flexibility of the relationship between object and space.”
That’s not to say that the blocks’ voids were not designed with something in mind. Some look ideal for wine storage, the zig-zag one to hold mobile phones on their sides, and the peaked one for an open book. But rules are made for breaking and you will quickly find objects that cause you to smile as you fill in the void in a way not intended.
The modular system not only allows you to combine the blocks in any sequence, it means you can have the blocks assembled as a long, low, affair, perhaps good for a passage or hall, or as a thin tall open storage cabinet.
The wood of the blocks is matte-lacquered plywood. Why? Olovsson explained thus:
“Although the mix-and-match system is flexible, the form and structure is strict, “We wanted to add warmth and softness with the natural pattern of wood. A matte-lacquer finish is less affected by reflection and allows the wood grain and the form to present in a gentle way.”
What I particularly like is the way you assemble the Room system is a million miles away from the tradition flat-pack assembly where there’s only one way to put the thing together. You actually feel as though you are composing something artistic/architectural as you choose which block goes next to which block. Wooden Lego for grown-ups with a sense of fun? Sure!
For centuries, the sofa, or settee; by whatever name it has been known in the past, has been a lynchpin of the home, usually positioned in the room where a family will relax, indulge in discourse and entertainment after dining, or just unwind after the rigours of the day. The rise of the sofa represents the decline of the nomadic, wandering existence of early man. A transition from hunter/gatherers tracking animal herds and moving to wherever the climate and seasons guided them, to the establishment of the first tribal villages with fixed settlements and homes.
The earliest Sofa we know of was used in Ancient Egypt around 2000 years BC. The actual word “sofa” comes from the Arabic word “suffah” meaning “bench”. While the Romans had low-level sofas for leaning on their sides when eating and talking.
The next step was stuffing seats using dried moss, horse hair and feathers to create comfort and luxury. Many more advances to the sofa came thick and fast in the 18th 19th and 20th centuries leading to the many styles, colours and materials that are available for us to choose from today.
Let’s focus on the Panorama Sofa designed by João Eulálio Kaarah, which is minimalist, yet elegant and eye-catching. It’s a fusion between the modern and the traditional, urban and rural, Englishness and Brazilianess if you will. Part of his concept within the company is to have a collaborative platform of young upcoming artists, designers and architects, who lend their line of references upon the creative horizon of the brand, making room for new talents and new ideas. A hot-bed (or perhaps hot-settee?) of design innovation.
The Panorama main configuration gives one a sofa that is long and open at one end, and so is unlike the traditional sofa where you are boxed in my two arms at each end. The open-at-one-end sofa gives you the best of both worlds, at one end you can lounge with your back against an arm and your legs stretching down the sofa, at the other end you have the freedom to sit and lean forward and perhaps east, or indulge in animated conversation with your friends and family.
The Panorama is a modular sofa and therefore has great flexibility with multiple possibilities of configurations, allowing you to create the best sofa for your living space. It is upholstered in a degradé polyester fabric, which was developed through a digital print process. It comes in five subtle yet vibrant colours that will allow your sofa to blend in with your other furnishings. Or better still, make the Panorama sofa the centre-piece of your room, and redecorate the walls ceiling and floor around it to compliment it. In fact this sofa is not something to sit in your living room and be second-best highlight or feature. So striking is its design is that it cries out to be the highlight of your room!
One thing is for certain; your friends and family will agree with you that this would be a purchase to reveal your flair for matching style with elegance and comfort. The sofa takes another leap forward in history!
I live in a Victorian House. It is grand and large. The trouble is that like man many other old large houses from bygone years, it has been converted into flats, and I live in one of those. While the ceiling may be very high (and hard to heat in the winter!) the rooms have been divided up and are pretty small. It is very rare these days for large new houses to be built. Such is the proportion of people looking for homes, and the paucity of homes available, most new builds are purpose-built flats. This is particularly true of cities where space is at an absolute premium, where new builds must be on brown-field sites and developers will try to get as many homes as possible in area.
So can you make a small space look, or feel larger and less confined or cramped? Yes! Here are some tips to help you.
First up, the obvious: De-clutter your pad! Keeping the main living room tidy and organised will help to make sure that you don’t fill up the space with unnecessary items and lose the little free space you actually have. Objects acquired that you don’t need should be banished or sold- if you over-accessorize the room with too many decorative items you’ll feel crushed and under siege. Pillows, throws, blankets and art are a lovely way in which you can add colour and beauty to your room, though too much will start to create a cluttered and overcrowded feel. Less is more.
Unless you are going to sleep on the floor and sit on cushions, furniture will be necessary. Multi-function furniture is the best option for smaller spaces so that you can reduce the amount of items you need to buy without having to forgo any essential pieces that you might need. So go for coffee tables that have storage under them, sofa beds, fold down dining tables, nests of tables that slot under each other. Keep the centre of the room free of furniture as much as possible. For furniture along the walls, paint it the same colour as the walls. The illusion is created of just having a slight ripple in the wall, rather than an intrusive piece of furniture.
Let’s look at light. It may seem rather dull, basic and uninteresting, but lighting is a very powerful tool in creating different perceptions of space. Lighting is key in opening up closed spaces and creating the airy and fresh feeling that you require for feeling comfortable in your home and main living room.
Always try to make the most of any natural light that enters the room; this is probably the easiest and simplest way to add the illusion of space. Do away with net curtains if you are not overlooked and avoid curtains that intrude into the window area.
So what if you have no or only limited natural light? Halogen or LED light bulbs are the best alternative to natural light as they work well to keep the atmosphere and ambience in the room light and airy and as close to natural light as possible.
Wall decoration? Avoid! While you may have lots of art work, photos, rugs and ornaments that you want to hang, suspend, pin or stick to your walls, it will result in a messy overcrowded effect that will bring the walls in- something you definitely don’t walk in an already small room. One piece of plain art or a rug is ok, but no more.
Finally mirrors. It’s the most simple, tried and tested method of creating the illusion of greater space, as well as sharing more light to other parts of the room. Position your mirrors in such a way that they are angled towards focal points in the room will help to use light reflections to increase the depth of the space.
We may not all live in the beautiful surroundings of rural Quebec in Canada, but we can still draw inspiration and ideas from what one Canadian family did to up sticks and move into the woods, aided and abetted by Gestion René Desjardins, the much-admired Canadian architecture and interior design studio.
Maison du Boisé is a modern home in the middle of the woods. The family asked the designers for a home that would be modern, without being too austere and minimalistic. They also wanted a space that provided freedom of movement for their three children.
The end result is something functional yet fun. High coffered ceilings were a must to recall classical architecture, while grand theatrical openings in the passage area, plus matt-white floor level mouldings underneath silk-grey walls shout elegance and harmony.
Being in a woodland setting, the last thing you want is small stingy windows, so the designers went for wide tall windows, enabling the family to relax and gaze out on the tranquil atmosphere of the natural trees and plants outside.
After gathering ideas and suggestions, the designers managed to create a fun place, offering “fluid circulation for joyful fun of all kinds”. The theatrical high ceilings remind us of the classical architecture where grand means gorgeous. The designers explain: “Reinterpreted from a modern perspective, the coffered ceilings, theatrical openings in the passages and wide matt-white mouldings running along the base of the silk-grey walls combine to create a sense of elegance and harmony, but, surprisingly they bring comfort, too.” Wide windows complete the décor, showcasing the beautiful green site, inviting you to relax, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and explore the surroundings. But as you look out on the wonder of nature turn your eyes upward and you’ll see gorgeous spherical chandeliers that adorn the living room and the dining room. An excellent juxtaposition of a man-made internal sumptuous setting with an external natural beauty of nature.
The house and internal décor was designed with the children in mind: The designers asked “What does a child need to feel at home?” The answer was freedom of movement! This was achieved through having large spaces, fluid circulation and a lack of doors, for the fun to flow from area to area without confinement. The living room can easily become a play room, with Italian sofas ideal for childish capers and romps and for the youngest baby- a rocking chair for Mum to breastfeed and relax totally. From the start, it was understood that life in this house would minimize restrictions and allow for lots of play and laughter for both the parents and the children.
The double-height space of the living room is swamped in light from a glazed bay, which also serves the mezzanine floor leading to the bedrooms. At night when the electric drapes draw closed, and the windows become a screen for shadows from the back-lit trees outside producing fascinating natural moving shapes like a continual video silhouette show.
In the bathroom, there are frosted glass partitions which conceal the toilets. The shower uses Grigio Fior di Pesco marble, and in the kitchen a mosaic in hard-candy stripes (Bisazza) creates a sparkling confusion around its anthracite-lacquered wood kitchen cabinets, granite and stainless steel.
The interior décor is complimented with some carefully chosen paintings that add to the youthfulness and fun of the house; paintings that will be admired by the adults and appreciated by the kids!
Sandro Lopez is just 28 and started working in this business 3 years ago. He is living embodiment to the statement that you can become a good designer at any age- you don’t need decades of tutoring, mentoring and experience. Lopez was the designer who created the sculptural Oak Sofa Table, a mature and elegant project that was unveiled at Milan Design Week 2014 . The table has a sturdy and curving wooden base which contrasts with the simplicity of the glass top, forming a beautiful furniture piece that is destined to become iconic. Like all the best modern architecture, furniture and sculpture, each point of view allows the viewer to discover a new take; a new version of the table, amplifying the “surprise” factor.
The unusual composition of identical and yet apparently conflicting geometries is the simple concept that gave birth to this cool and sophisticated design. The sculptural base or trunk touches both the table top and the ground on three carefully chosen points creating an appealing balance which gives the design a light feel, despite being made of from oak or beech veneer. With its 12 mm glass top, the table is made from certified wood and crafted entirely in Italy. The table is available in cream, dark brown and natural wood finishes. Its design will fit in to a variety of modern interior schemes. But in its natural wood finish, it can grace a more traditional older style room, even a cottage interior, and not look out of place.
The designer is quite clearly much more than a furniture-maker. Lopez has created the table design through a journey. From design inception to production, then from communication to distribution.
Lopez thinks of himself as a bit of a “natural”. Design came naturally to him and he has said that he had no doubts that this was to be his calling. The evidence of this is clear to see in that he is already designing sophisticated and mature pieces that might normally be expected to come later in a design career.
The things that inspire Lopez are many, but all credible and understandable- people, nature, things, events, places, his memories and his dreams. The types of design Lopez is interested in spans much more than furniture. With his talent it is unlikely that he is going to pigeon-holed anywhere.
As an example of his freedom of spirit and creativity, he was asked that if she had no constraints in terms of money and resources, what would she create? His answer was surprising and not one anyone could have predicted: To replace cars forever! His dream project would be to design a 2 person vehicle for traveling short distances, with a small storage space. It would weigh a mere 40 Kg, and have a max speed of around 35 mph. The fuel would have to be renewable energy- no nasty carbon-producing petrols or gasses here!
Given his flair for design, I would love Lopez to draw up some sketches of what his green concept car might look like! In the meantime we can have some of his talent in our own homes in the form of the sculptural Oak Sofa Table.