Friday, May 23, 2014

INVISIBLE HOUSE and other three cabins

       In northern Sweden, in the woods near the village of Harads, was made an unusual hotel. It is a hotel that just stands among trees and due to its unique and innovative design people adore it.

       The hotel consists of four modules, located about four to five feet above the ground, and has "as a point of support" a tree. Therefore you can get in using stairs. Each room is decorated differently, and is very well camouflaged in the natural environment.

       One of the rooms is designed as a huge bird nest that can accommodate a family of four. An important fact is that the architects used only green technologies.

            Design - birds nest like

       Another room looks like an UFO, like those presented in old sci-fi movies .

            Design - UFO style

       The third room-module has a large space and is caught between the tree trunks.

            Design - Blue Cone

       But perhaps the most spectacular building is invisible cube, lined with mirrors that reflect the surrounding trees. It was designed to integrate seamlessly into the landscape.

            Invisible tree house

      The buildings are environmentally friendly as possible and have all the facilities: internet, light, heat , water, and a lovely view. The interior is made of wood harvested is extremely simple, but pleasant and efficient. One of the most impressive features is the ecological toilet that does not require water. Waste is incinerated and turned into ashes. Arranged in an unpopulated area, the hotel is the perfect destination for those who want to escape into nature.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

11 FORMIDABLE Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Bathroom Decorating Ideas    

    1.  Paint the radiator. Use a bright color to catch any eyes.

    Design - Colored radiator

 

    2.  Insert potted plants. I thing bathroom is a good place for plants (if only there is a window of course).

    creative beverly drive vintage bathroom decoration with inspirational tone

 

    3.   Paint the bathtub. Just make sure the paint is resistant to heat.

    Claw foot Bathtub in Bright Red brings together the modern and the vintage

 

    4.  Use ribbon knots instead of shower curtain rings.

    shower curtain rings

 

    5.  Use vintage style canopy instead of shower curtains for your bathtub.

    canopy bathtoob

 

    6. Use a rubber mat. There are no doubts that a fluffy fur looks really great in bathrooms. But is it functional? Just imagine how much moisture it absorbs during you bath. Silk, wool and jute style rugs can be used in a bathroom if the proper care is taken. If these rugs are not properly well dried out they can even affect our health. Just imagine how many microbes are there if you don’t give it enough care.

     Another disadvantage is that a natural fiber rug can slip more easily than a rubber one.

    natural cork bath mat

 

    7.  Or use this ocean stone bath mat.

ocean stone bath mat

 

    8.  Excellent lighting and décor makes all the difference.

bathroom candles

 

    9.  Use vintage suitcase as a cabinet.

        bathroom decor ideas vintage suitcase

 

   10. A bench is an excellent and useful piece of furniture.

    Design - modern bathroom bench

 

   11.  Hang your towels on a rustic ladder.

    wooden ladder modern interior decorating ideas rustic style bathroom

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

20 painting tips you didn't know

                    

       We know that painting is a messy and not so pleasant job that need a lot of time. Here are some hacks that will help you to save time and will give you some new ideas

   1. Swiffer the walls before painting. You have to start with a perfectly clean and smooth surface to end up with perfectly painted walls or woodwork.

painting tip - swiffer a wall

   2. Use a primer to fill holes

   3. Cover a paint tray with aluminum foil (or a plastic bag) to avoid cleaning it every time. So you won't have to buy new tray often.

   4. Use a degrease because paint will not stick to a dirty surface

   5. If you want to paint over another painted surface it is important to know what kind of paint it was (latex or oil). How to know it? very simple: put some drops of alchool on a cotton pad and rub it on the painted surface. If the paint remains on the cotton pad it means that it is latex based paint, unless it's oil (if it is oil-based, you need oil-based primer before starting)

   6. You can also use cotton pads that contain alcohol to clean small paint messes.

   7. If you want to paint metallic surface, wipe it down with vinegar. It keeps the paint from cracking.

painting tip - clean metal

   8. Actually you can use white vinegar for any surfaces (it will make the paint to last longer). Just let it dry, then paint.

   9. If you paint a wall with a roller then you should start from the bottom.

   10. Protect objects from paint using plastic wrap.

   11. To avoid messy we often need a tape. If it is old and won’t roll then place your tape in the microwave for few seconds (less then 30)

   12. You can paint even a concrete.

painted stairs

   13. If you want to spray-paint an object, put it in a cardboard to avoid mess.

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   14. If you are going to paint an old piece of furniture, use wood filler if there are hols and scratches.

   15. When you finished to paint and there remained paint, cover the open can with plastic wrap and then put the lid and close the can (it keeps the lid from sticking).

   16. To paint an antique “shabby chic” piece of furniture, rub a candle over the wood. Then, delicately wipe the wax off. Some of the wood will show through, giving you a worn look.

painting tip - wax rubbing on furniture

   17. Add some droms of vanilla or lemon extract to your paint and mix the liquid very well. It will certainly lessen the smell of paint.

   18. Rub a (dry) painted surface that is rough with a brown paper bag instead of a sandpaper, because it may leave visible scratches.

   19. Use hot vinegar to clean the brushes (put brushes in a vase with hot vinegar for half an hour)

painting tip - clean brush from paint

   20. If you want to paint the walls it should be warm in your room. The paint will spread more smoothly and absorb faster at high temperature.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

15 Stunning Bedrooms With Beautiful Views

    bedrooms with beautiful view     

     Falling asleep under the stars every night and waking up in the morning with a spectacular view… isn’t it magnificent?

     There are no doubts that a lot of people dream having a bedroom in a quiet place somewhere to the seaside, near a lake or even in a city or town. I guess having a bedroom with an incredible beautiful view will make you fill in the middle of the entire eternal nature, of entire LIFE. Therefore, this kind of bedroom can lift our spirits and stoke our creativity. Moreover, a bedroom with an amazing view is a perfect place to meditate or practice yoga.

     What can be more pleasant than hearing the song of a bird when you wake up? Or feeling the morning sunrays on your body? Just get inspiration from nature, or from a beautiful city staying in your bed and lose track of time for a while.

      And don’t forget: “If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” (Daisaku Ikeda)

     What’s the view from your window?

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    Monday, May 5, 2014

    10 Astonishing Hanging Beds

                

           Suspended lounger is a new trend in home design for relaxation, meditation, conversation etc. It will be a special attraction of your bedroom and take your home to the next level. Nowadays suspended beds are often found inside, but also outside. So you can hung your floating bed on the terrace, verandah, or indoors, makes amazing cooling spots hung from trees near amazing landscapes. I haven’t tried a floating bed yet but I already imagine me hanging it outdoors at night and looking up at the stars… I think it will be an unforgettable experience.

          The "floating" motion helps organize the central nervous system and provide a "safe zone”. Many doctors recommend these beds for those who feel pressure on their body and are always stressed by increasing their sleep while acting as a positive influence on their blood circulation as well.

           I think it’s a great solution especially for those who are working a lot and need more rest.

           Moreover, the center of gravity is low, so it is safer even than an usual bed and it is nearly impossible to fall down.

     

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  • 15 Stunning Bedrooms With Beautiful Views
  • 23 Alcove Beds You Will Love
  • A perfect bedroom
  • 10 Most Cozy Pieces Of Furniture
  • 30 Ideas For Small Bedroom (photo gallery)
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