How to display memories and mementos without cluttering

Friday, June 15th, 2018

The home is a space that is personal, an oasis of familiarity and a creative outlet that represents all the things that truly matter in our lives. Whether its art, a collection of souvenirs or family heirlooms, there must be a place to showcase and highlight these meaningful objects. Saving the day (and spatial character) are modern bookcases that will not only accommodate the needed displaying functionality but also create a dramatic focal point in any contemporary interior setting.

Note bookcase by  Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo

Note bookcase by Mario Mazzer for Bonaldo

Note bookcase by Bonaldo is a creative way to showcase art and collectibles as it can be placed against a wall or used as a room divider in open floor concepts. Its open structure allows for easy access to all its contents thanks to the visually notable pattern of horizontal and diagonal lines that are further distinguished by an ombre color combination.

Spazio 66 bookcase by Pianca

Spazio 66 bookcase by Pianca

Made in Italy, Spazio 66 wall mounted bookcase and display cabinet by Pianca is a unique storage solution that allows to simultaneously display the most valuable things behind glass doors as well as in an open shelving system. With a myriad of colors and finishes to choose from, Spazio 66 bookcase is the ultimate composition to create visual depth through its closed/opened facade.

Piquant bookcase by Andrea Lucatello for Cattelan Italia

Piquant bookcase by Andrea Lucatello for Cattelan Italia

Designed by Andrea Lucatello, Piquant bookcase by Cattelan Italia goes beyond its innate utility by incorporating discerning functionality of sliding doors into its dynamically designed facade. Offering both hidden and open areas through the sliding door compartments, Piquant bookcase undertakes the task of fulfilling multi-functional needs in any of today’s modern interiors.

 

 

Product Spotlight – Ercole and Afrodite by Driade

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Inspired by the popular Olympian Gods, Hercules who had legendary strength and physique and Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, Ercole e Afrodite cabinet collection by Driade is an extraordinary juxtaposition of mythical figures into modern design. A product of Driade Lab, Ercole e Afrodite is a group of storage containers that are available in either glossy black or matte white lacquer representing anthropomorphic elements that yield the most sensorial exhibition of modern design when joined into a fused sideboard silhouette. It is especially powerful because of the extremes and opposites that it represents; beauty vs. strength, femininity vs. masculinity, classic vs. modern, black vs. white, vertical vs. horizontal, shiny vs matte. It is also a one-of-a-kind piece of functional art that pays homage to the genius of Italian design as well as to the poetic element of historic integration into daily life.

Ercole e Afrodite cabinet collection by Driade

Ercole e Afrodite cabinet collection by Driade

Color Story – Valentine’s Day, Carrie Bradshaw and the message of love

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Is Valentine’s Day a holiday invented by Hallmark to increase sales? If the answer is “Yes”, then as Carrie Bradshaw asked on an episode of SATC, “Have we become romance intolerant?”

Not really, because while Valentine’s Day does celebrate love in a big way, simultaneously around the world, it is a holiday that also points out the various definitions of love, the way love is expressed, received and cherished. It is after all, an honor to love someone and a be loved, celebrate it one day of the year or every day of the year, as long as it is something that empowers the best version of ourselves to be projected upon the world!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone, hope it’s full of sweetest moments and unforgettable, precious memories.

I-modulART wall unit collection by Presotto

Presotto celebrates Valentine’s Day with a personalized paneling system that could be easily applied to cabinet doors of its I-modulART modern wall unit collection to celebrate love, send, highlight or communicate any other tailored message.

New Year’s Resolution 2018: its time to get organized!

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

With “lose weight” and “enjoy life to the fullest” continuing to top the resolution list, the vow to “get organized” still remain among the promises that also keep showing up on the priority roll from year to year. For some, getting organized is related to their schedule, finances and relationships, while for others it’s literally about decluttering their home and work spaces and simplifying their surroundings. The latter is easier achieved than expected with one simple solution that’s bound to kick start the decluttering journey of the New Year…

Invest in attractive storage! Storage solutions are bountiful and multi-purposeful, and most importantly vary from space to space. For example, modern wall units resolve to achieve many things at once; from taking advantage of vertical spaces that are normally ignored, to providing storage and display capabilities that are also aesthetically striking, their functional gamut is extensive. What’s more, today’s designer wall units are as tailored as they’ve ever been with innovative finishes like metallic lacquer, stone, ceramic and wood, (just to name a few) and personalized with respect to their overall utility, making them easily incorporated into the modern bedroom, office or the living room. Highlighting just a few of such solutions that go even further than purely a deposit for storage, the ingenious I-modulART wall unit collection by Presotto also integrate fireplaces and writing desks into their comprehensive compositions.

I-modulART 276 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 276 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 281 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 281 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 288 wall unit by Presotto

I-modulART 288 wall unit by Presotto

On Cyber Monday we are left to ponder about the influence of Cyber Age on Interior Design

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Ever since it was coined in 2005, the term Cyber Monday revolutionized the way we shop for the holidays, and opened the door to other Cyberized activities like exercising, studying, and working in the cyber-age.  From gotomeeting.com that enables telecommuting, to online universities like Capella and a Peloton cycling experience with streaming live classes, cyber space continues to enrich our routines, offering endless conveniences and time-saving solutions that help make the most of our daily life.  This is an exciting reality that renders itself to a deeper cybernetic exploration and how it plays out in other aspects of our everyday lives.  Drawing on the importance of connectivity, interior design becomes incredibly crucial along with its elements that need to be reevaluated in order to accommodate dependability on technology and cyber space access.  There to meet these inevitable advancements, are innovative manufacturers like Presotto Italia that integrate cordless dockstations into living room and bedroom compositions, providing ports for connections with any smartphone or Nicoline Italia that created a special tech version of their Shelley sofa just to be able to offer its customers cyber access without ever leaving the couch.  And these are just examples that represent the tip of the iceberg as to the true influence of ever-melting cyber boundaries on where we live and how we decorate our homes.

Wall units with integrated dockstations by Presotto

Wall units with integrated dockstations by Presotto