Often described as the heart of the home, the kitchen is a space which requires careful planning to get right. Used as not just a place to prepare food, but also to eat, chat and generally hang out, there are lots of different factors to consider when deciding on the layout.
Islands are to a kitchen as vanities are to a bathroom, which by the way you may read more about bathroom vanities following this article when you click here. As to the kitchen essentials, keep in mind kitchen islands are usually high on most people’s wish list, but there’s a new kid in town which is threatening to
take over; the peninsula. If you aren’t sure what the difference is, or how to decide which one is right for you, here’s the low-down and what you need to know.
Understanding the difference
You know those moments, when someone terms like, “Victorian-style bungalow” or “Edwardian gables” or “art deco patterns” or “art nouveau designs”? When people use that on me, I feel as if the world is conspiring against me, by secretly taking ‘Hieroglyphic’ lessons. It’s embarrassing, frustrating, confusing and at times, humiliating. It’s also easy bait, real estate people use, to lure innocent architecturally challenged people. But you don’t have to endure this. I’m going to decode commonly used fancy architectural terms, for you to outsmart those smart people.
Victorian v/s Edwardian:
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