Remember when we wrote a post about what kids can teach us about interior design? Well, one of the things was Kids need to have their space in the apartment, just like grown-ups do.
We all invest in great furniture pieces for ourselves, but we often buy a pour quality furniture for our kids because we have this thought in the back of our mind that they’ll soon grow out of it. So why invest in something they’ll use just for a short period of time?
But our kids need to learn early on about good quality design and learn to take care of valuable things. And if those pieces will improve their learning and growth, even better!
Kids simply amaze us, they always surprise us, the way they see things around them, how their imagination works are astonishing.
And also how playful they are, they just can’t calm down!
Remember how hard it was to sit still in a school chair? Raise your hand if your teacher told you a billion times to stop rocking in your chair. Well, up until now no one really thought about why kids do that? Why they can’t simply sit still? And furniture for kids was always just a smaller version of a grownup furniture.
Continue reading “Tink Things – a sensory furniture your kids are gonna love”
There’s actually one main reason for Ikea shelving system: a worktop, any worktop, should be free.
And while there’s nothing wrong with decorating the kitchen, or a workspace, to create a space you enjoy spending time in, a cluttered surface leads only to frustration.
Bearing that in mind, here’s why we’re sure shelving systems could help: Continue reading “5 reasons for Ikea shelving systems”
With our kitchen finally being finished, I found myself in this space which feels like something different than what I’d usually do.
Let me elaborate.
First of all, maybe it’s because I don’t currently work as an architect, but my ten-year-long love for all-white interiors with a hint of raw concrete might have faded away.
Could it be? It used to be so strong… Continue reading “New apartment: kitchen reveal”
Plants have needs, just like we all do. You probably know that plant’s needs change as the season change and houseplants are very much affected by all the outdoor changes.
And here’s the thing… a few years back we both have killed a few plants just because we didn’t think (and know) they need a special care during autumn and winter and the sad thing is we probably could have saved them if we kept them till summer.
Now we are older and smarter and know a bit more about plant care. We also have great friends that know everything there is to know about plants – our friends from Botanike.
Their studio combines architecture, horticulture and design with the goal of comprehensive space design in which nature is an inevitable part.
So we asked them about a plant care during these gloomy seasons to help you keep all those plants alive and ready for spring and summer. Continue reading “Houseplants care guide for autumn and winter with Botanike”
Remember when we wrote about the idea of a capsule interior? It all started because of a long living trend of capsule wardrobe which we love and actually trying to live by.
Well, we truly think that the same logic could be applied to interior and furniture design. Think about it… instead of dozens of temporary designs, how about you start to work on, basically, a capsule interior? That’s what architects and designers do.
When we’re about to start an interior project or to design a building, we always think of it as a timeless piece. We want our projects to be ‘trendy’ in a few decades, just like they are now. We want to see people enjoying our interiors the same way they enjoyed it the first time they stepped inside.
And the same goes for furniture.
That’s why we were absolutely stunned when we recently came across Outofbox – a new Croatian brand for interior design. Continue reading “Outofbox, into our home – can a good quality design also be affordable?”
Oh, what a complex task is to renovate a home! It is so difficult to decide what is good enough to keep and what needs to go.
Sometimes, the only solution is to demolish everything.
You know, like Estúdio BRA did in an old house in Pinheiros district of São Paulo, and managed to transform it from a dark house into a very bright and functional home even though it is built on a narrow plot, measuring 4x24m.
The house, now belonging to a third generation of the same family – a young couple and their dog, was overly compartmentalised space with low light and low ceilings and like that didn’t meet the expectations of the new owners. It needed to be adapted to their contemporary and sustainable lifestyle. Continue reading “Estúdio BRA redesigned an old house into a compact and functional home at only 4 meters wide plot”
We admire those people who are able to casually place a new decoration on a shelf, not even thinking about where to put it, and it instantly looks amazing… Wait, are they real, do this kind of people exist?
Well, according to Instagram accounts we’re following, they do. And we truly believe all of those amazing stylists and designers are experts in styling and we wanna be like them so bad!
It seems like styling is a big deal nowadays and we can see why. It takes a lot of trying and failing, and a really good eye to style a perfect room or a beautiful shelf. We tried and failed a hundred times before we learned what works best for us, and what we like when it comes to styling.
Continue reading “Styling basics for beginners”