Bedding Design for Hospitality

Sealy: The company’s contract division includes the recently redesigned Posturpedic collection with warranted Everlast fabric handles. Sealy, One Office Parkway, Trinity, NC 27370.

hospitality bedding model 1

hospitality bedding model 1

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Lighting Art for Hospitality

Justice Design: The 7020 MAT GGGV ovalesque single arm lamp, shown in matte white glass with a vianne grass green uplight shade, is part of the Euro Classic line. Justice Design Group, 11244 Playa Court, Culver City, CA 90230.

Hospitality lighting model 1

Hospitality lighting model 1

Rejuvenation: Scholls Ferry, a reproduction three-light billiard room fixture, has a polished nickel finish (11 variations are available) and is offered in a 48- or 56-in. width. Rejuvenation, 2550 Northwest Nicolai Street, Portland, OR 97210.

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The fifth estate: designers wield the power to shape a new era

Prediction about Building Architecture

“IN THE 15TH CENTURY, everything changed,” wrote Victor Hugo in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. “The human mind discovered a means of perpetuating itself that was not only more lasting and resistant than architecture but also simpler and easier. Architecture was dethroned. The lead characters of Gutenberg succeeded the stone characters of Orpheus. The book was to kill the building.”

While Hugo’s predictions that the printing press would lead to the demise of the cathedral were clearly incorrect, his remarks indicate a common prejudice in favor of language. We think of journalists as the powerful fourth estate–sharing facts and insight, shaping opinions and beliefs, providing inspiration–but cast architects and designers in a primarily passive role, responding to the needs of others. To do so is to miss Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin’s point: “Design is a language that is communicated visually.”

Architecture concept

Architecture concept

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Natural Selection for Home Furnishing

Home Furnishing Furniture Selection

The public expanse is essentially open with living, dining, and kitchen areas. But this is not an amorphous space. It is subtly delineated thanks to the design team’s deft deployment of columns, a double-faced, freestanding fireplace, an articulated ceiling, and built-in banquette. Surprisingly, the house’s coziness and warmth go hand in hand with its grandeur and drama–which exactly met the clients’ demands.

Finishes and furnishings humanize the building’s potentially overwhelming scale and develop a vocabulary addressing both contextual issues and the overriding desire for a contemporary approach. Brukoff introduced his clients to the project’s potential through photography. “I showed them the works of Luis Barragan, Ricardo Legorreta, and modern architecture from the Canary Islands, explaining that [a solution] could be Spanish/Mexican in feeling and, at the same time, distinctly modern,” says Brukoff. “After showing them photos of Anasazi ruins made of dry stack stone work, they were convinced to create similar stonework fireplaces and to use random flagstone limestone floors.” These materials, used throughout, set the stage for the interior. They are supplemented with pale stained stucco walls, cedar ceiling and framing systems, and cherry cabinetry. The intent, says Brukoff, “was to create a seamless environment that looks as if it couldn’t have been done any other way.”

The designer, who has created numerous furniture collections for commercial production, opted to go the custom route for the majority of pieces here. Scale was a major factor Under his authorship are the living room sofa, occasional tables, dining table and console, Tibetan rug, and coffee table.

Wood table and chairs for home furnishings

Wood table and chairs for home furnishings

The architect’s and designer’s involvement extended to lighting–“the best lighting job I’ve ever done,” Brukoff comments. “To convince the client what lighting could do to a house, I showed him a project I’d done in Atherton. After seeing that, he was on the team.” Brukoff staff designer Gary Helfand shares design credit.

Special home design for natural lighting

Special home design for natural lighting

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Hospitality Interior: wall covering

Koroseal

Anya Larkin recently signed a licensing agreement with Koroseal Studios, a newly formed division of Koroseal, to create vinyl wall coverings. One of the first collections from Larkin is shown here and includes Shagreen, Origami, Celebration, Rick Rack, and Charisma. Koroseal, 3875 Embassy Parkway, Fairlawn, OH 44333.

Hopitality wall covering material 1

Hopitality wall covering material 1

Furniture Innovations

Allegory Fern and Rush are made by using wood pulp and water-based inks, and contains no formaldehyde. Innovations, 150 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.

Hopitality wall covering material 2

Hopitality wall covering material 2

Guard Contract

Engage is a 54-in.-wide, Type II wall covering reminiscent of handcrafted scrollwork. Offered in 21 colorways, including rich jewel tones, metallics, and soft neutrals. Guard, 1280 North Grant Avenue, Colombus, OH 43201.

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Useful tips for buying process of cordless drill

The cordless drill is a useful and handy equipment to have around your house when you want to drive screw into wooden object or plaster and drill hole on the wall. It is also popular in the market due to battery powered version, which is easier and lighter to use particularly when you need to climb up the ladder or work in confined areas. On the other hand, a corded drill could make it hard for you to use in such condition and you probably waste a lot of your time to unwind the cord. Therefore, the first thing you need to consider before buying the best cordless drills is how long the devices can last between each period of charging. You would not want to be stuck halfway in a task since the equipment is running of power and you have to patiently wait for recharging the battery.

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