When it comes to style and design Leonardo DaVinci must be up there with the most famous characters in history. Not only was he a fantastic artist who is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic images, but was also an incredible engineer, scientist and inventor who was well ahead of his time.
Leonardo DaVinci then would no doubt have been great at interior design, and it’s safe to assume he’d have had a rather spectacular looking home filled with exciting trinkets and gadgets. If he were alive today then, what might his interior design look like? And how can we channel some of that creativity and knowledge into our own homes and layouts. Here we will look at how you can create a Leonardo-inspired look for your home today.
Danish design has always been ahead of the times, mixing functionality with simplicity and since then becoming iconic in the design world. The egg chair was a masterpiece by a Dane, as was the Sydney Opera House!
Let us take a look at 60 years of Danish furniture design and see what has changed from 1952 to now.
1950′s Danish Furniture Design
A late industrialisation in Denmark meant that the early 1950’s were a prime time for those in the design industry. Focus was mainly on furniture, although architecture was another key part of the trend.
Arte Laguna Prize widens the opportunities for artists and launches 2 new art residencies, one in China and one dedicated to marble!
Therefore the deadline is postponed to November 27th by mail and to December 5th directly on-line on the website www.artelagunaprize.com
2 NEW ART RESIDENCIES by submitting two artworks in the same section
NEW – “Loft Miramarmi”: Art residency in Vicenza, in the marble district for 1 month for 2 artists + realization of a project + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, studio, workshop, realization of a project using marble, € 500 grant, open day
NEW – “Beijing art residency”: Art Residency in Beijing for 1 month for 1 artist + final exhibition
The residency includes: accommodation, studio, assistance, € 200 grant, final exhibition.
At the end of the application period, you will be asked to send a project proposal that will be evaluated in order to choose the winner
The Sunday Times is one of the most influential and widely read papers in Britain, and every year the publication likes to release a rich list of those attaining great wealth in the UK. Compiled on an annual basis by Philip Beresford, this list gives some interesting insights into the wealthiest people in Britain, in addition to showcasing the industries in which they work.
Several of those in the Furniture and Furnishings sectors have noted particular success for this year’s Sunday Times Rich List 2012, as shown in the infographic below. From Sir Philip Green in 17th place, down to the joint 949th positions of Tony Brown and MichaelPass, there are many iconic furniture providers in the top 1,000 wealthiest people in the UK. For easy reading, each individual’s wealth is represented by the size of their associated circle, offering a simple scale for you to draw out some important insights from this creative Furniture and Furnishings sector infographic.
When one thinks of rustic decor they might think of old, rusted furniture. But it’s actually quite the opposite: beautiful wood pieces paired with natural materials, leather and soothing, light colors. If you want to transform your home into a rustic paradise, follow these simple, fun tips:
Baskets, Baskets Galore!
Accessorizing tables, bookcases and floating shelving units with wicker baskets is a great way to incorporate wood and rustic into your home. They also make for great storage: just place all your extra odds and ends or guests towels in them and it will give it extra, rustic flair.