Interior design ideas

Unusual fireplace

August 19th, 2008

The principle of work of a fireplace without flue is quite simple. In special capacity (the fiery bath, the chamber of combustion) from stainless steel pour a little liquid fuel and set fire by means of a special long hook.
There are classical variants of fireplace decoration – with portals from valuable breeds of tree and marble. There are fantastic, vanguard forms, where the fiery bowl is placed in glass cylinders of the various sizes. First, thus even greater safety is reached. Secondly, unlike traditional forms, in glass fireplaces fire can be considered from any party. All fireplaces are produced only from high-quality natural materials: glasses of better quality, the present ebony delivered from tropical woods. There are models, where for a basis the Scandinavian stone and aluminium popular is used.
There different models of fireplaces: models for terraces, angular, on rolls, built in and separately standing fireplaces-frameworks. There are eve wall fireplaces.
The operating time of a fireplace depends not only on quantity of fuel (from liter up to five), but also on model of the fireplace. In average, it is a question of two-three hours, but burning can last even all day long.

5 advertising myths about shower cabins (Part 2)

August 8th, 2008

HOUSE NOTEBOOK
The door from polystyrene is cheaper, but in due course “grows turbid” and looses its attractiveness. It is better to buy matte or with figures ones: on such background traces of time are less appreciable.
Choosing doors sway a skeleton. If it is easily loosened, refuse from this variant.
In order that your legs did not slide in soap water, choose the pallet with figure.
Pallets of the angular form have not the most successful sizes.
Buying a cabin, take the plan of the bathroom and compare it with exact sizes of the cabin.
BY THE WAY
Getting multipurpose shower cabin you should be ready that it will be necessary to arrange repair in bathroom. You should be offered the scheme of “preliminary” works.

Shower subtleties
Doors
The more shutters the door has, the less than place will be inside of a cabin, but the skeleton at the same time is stronger.
Good doors are opened and closed silently.
Doors on rollers are more convenient and break less. Ordinary opening door requires greater area. It is more convenient to wash it, but in 10 years it will be necessary to change rubber linings.
Choose a cabin with a convenient seat. Do not hesitate to check in shop a degree of comfort: sit so as if you are in a sweating room.

5 advertising myths about shower cabins (Part 1)

August 4th, 2008

Multipurpose cabins which can be established instead of a bath are becoming more and more popular.

Myth â„–1
This pleasure is not only for elites
Today practically everyone can buy shower cabin. It is necessary to choose only suitable size and adequate price. If you have small bathroom, you can lay out a tile, make a waterproofing, hang up the amalgamator and establish shower corner, which would consist from one door and the pallet.

Myth â„–2
Shower and sauna in one bottle

In high-grade sauna the temperature of air should be not less than 80 оС. At such temperature of heating, if you would casually touch plastic, you would receive the strongest burn. Therefore in shower cabins only a Turkish bath, the coolest one, can be arranged. At 100 % humidity of pairs gets warm up to 40 – 45оС. If the seller will convince you, that in a cabin pairs get warm up to 60оС, do not believe in it.

Myth â„–3
Real massage!
In order that the massage was real, water from vertically located atomizers should flow not at the same time: first some seconds – from the lowermost of some, then – from the following, and so up to the top. Then it will repeat all over again. If such process is not present, it is not a massage, but a usual shower. Massage atomizers should be rotary and with jet thickness regulation.

Myth â„–4
Electronics is always cool!!
In multipurpose shower cabins the thermostatic amalgamator is better than electronic regulator. In them there can not be electronics of the same quality, as in models at the price of nearby 10 thousand dollars.

Myth â„–5
The cabin will serve you for a long time
Practically all details of shower cabins are made of plastic. It is considered as the most qualitative German plastic. But even the most expensive plastic cabin will serve a maximum for 15 – 20 years.

Garden illumination

July 26th, 2008

For paths. Often use or bulbs built in a path, or lanterns-columns. The first ones specify a direction of the movement, the second ones – softly shine a path and surrounding landscape. So, in darkness you will not stumble any more.

Small columns (may be of the most different forms) can shine a path in radius from one and a half up to four meters. Therefore designers recommend establishing them on distance of 4 – 5 meters from each other that there were no dark failures on a path.

For small plants.
Small decorative fixtures (for example, gnome with a small lamp in hands) are usually established near to the plant. More simple fixtures can be hidden in the ground of colors or grasses. At night the bed will as though be shone from within.

For bowers or sculptures. Sculptures can be illuminated only from below. Game of light in bends of a statue will give new outlines to its forms.

For a pond or pool. Underwater fixtures can be both usual (yellowish), and light-emitting diode. The second ones can have various colors and even to change it, being poured by all colors of rainbow. And light of usual small lamps, being reflected from water, will play and flicker not worse than illumination. So, relaxing effect is provided!

Yves Delorme in Russia

July 19th, 2008

One of the most popular in the Europe and Russia of luxury-marks of bed-clothes Yves Delorme offers elegant mistresses and owners graceful “bed-clothes” for beds and sofas.
The new collection autumn-winter 2008-2009 from the French brand will be presented to the European public only in September, at Parisian exhibition Maison&Objet. Russian clients are lucky: they can choose fashionable bed-clothes now. Novelties are “ahead of schedule presented in conceptual interior Yves Delorme Lifestyle by Mis En Demeure, which has been again opened after reconstruction. The main idea of new space – the union of the French linen manufacturer with colleagues from Design house Mis En Demeure which not only sells furniture and interior objects in Old French spirit, but also renders services on houses and apartments interior arrangement.
In Yves Delorme Lifestyle by Mis En Demeur, besides new collections of linen from balloon cloth and sateen with jacquard or print ornaments, pillows and towels from actually YD, and also Kenzo, Oliver Desforges and Pierre Frey, it is possible to buy oak beds, lockers and cases from natural or artificially olden oak (for example, one bed looks cracked up to cracks and grinded by wood fretters), baroque consoles and mirrors, cut color glass, lusters with the crystal suspension brackets, the flavored candles and amusing figurines.

Economy class Ceilings

July 12th, 2008

They do not assume use of expensive finishing materials and technologies. Each kind demands, that old paint or whitewashing has been removed from a ceiling all over again.

Advantages:
-these works are not so expensive.

Disadvantages:
-such ceilings do not allow hiding a pipe;
-if ceiling is curve (one party is more than on 5 centimeters above another), cracks between plates of overlapping will be seen.

The plastered and painted ceiling
The ceiling should be leveled on described above technology and then painted. Whitewashing and an oil paint are not used any more and can be replaced with more convenient water-dispersive paints.

Ceiling wall-papers
Ceiling wall-papers are being glued on the leveled ceiling.
In what premises are they applied? – in any except for damp ones – bathroom and kitchen.

Ceiling plates

Ceiling plates are made of polystyrene or polyfoam. They may be glue on any surface, which need to be slightly leveled. Plates happen not laminated – it is possible to paint them with paint and to wipe dust with a dry cloth or vacuum cleaner.
In what premises are they applied? – In any and especially on kitchens and in bathrooms.

Flowers in bathroom

July 2nd, 2008

Today bathroom interior is not less important part of design projects, than all other premises.
Small architectural forms and various compositions from immortelles or indoor plants make bathroom a place for relaxation and rest. But for some reason indoor plants in bathrooms are quite rare in spite of the fact that these premises require that rigidity of walls has been smoothed by gentle greens of plants. Actually, by means of greens bathroom can be made really magnificent.
Presence of the big window in bathing – is an ideal variant for gardening. In a warm bathroom it is better to contain the plants, which have come to us from the countries with a tropical climate.  Small window limits a choice of arrangement a little, but more hardy plants here will approach. If there is no window in bathing, do not despair. And in this case there are ways of plants maintenance.
In the big bathroom with a good window it is possible to create a certain similarity of jungle or, as a last resort, small garden. Magnificent ferns and huge leaves of philodendrons will transform your bathroom into magnificent garden. Sprawling betel palms will help to soften coldish shine of tile.
Bermuda arrowroots will perfectly approach for warm and damp atmosphere of bathroom.
Place some large single plants in large bathroom. It can be various palm trees.

eBay is fined on € 40 million for sale of Louis Vuitton’s fakes

June 30th, 2008

The Internet-auction eBay is fined on 40 million euro in connection with sale of counterfeit production under easily soiled French groups Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), the world’s largest luxury goods manufacturer. Such decision was born with one of courts of France.
According to LVMH representatives, French division of the Internet-auction has not accepted necessary measures to prevent carrying out of auction, in which copies of bags and perfumes with trade marks of the companies, among which Christian Dior, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton are, have been exposed on sale.
In turn, eBay representatives are measured to protest the decision of court.
Let’s remind, in May, 2008, one more scandal has burst. The police of Germany have begun investigation on the fact of occurrence on a eBay announcements site of sale of the 7-month’s child for 1 euro. The announcement was in the open access on a site of auction within 2,5 hours.
In I quarter of 2008 net profit of eBay Inc. has grown on 22 % – up to 460 million dollars, the proceeds of the company (on results of accounting quarter) have increased on 24 % – up to 2,2 billion dollars.
The Internet-auction eBay works in three segments of the market – Internet-trade, electronic payments and communications.

Unique wardrobe for city apartments

June 23rd, 2008

Japanese designer Takeshi Miyakawa has developed a case-curbstone, intended for small city apartments.
Name Fractal 23 reflects a structure of this unusual subject of furniture: twenty three boxes of the different sizes, from very capacious up to very small, are put forward from a skeleton as if from a locker, and in the combined kind they represent a white cube.
Externally the case-curbstone reminds also light, laconic furniture of the Japanese house, and a puzzle, which is inside of one space hides a set of small ones. Harmless Fractal 23 is made of tree.
The studio of designer Takeshi Miyakawa works for eight years, developing original interior subjects.

Parquet in interior

June 19th, 2008

It is possible to consider influence of parquet covering on all interior as defining one. The invoice, color and structure of parquet set the fashion to the general color score. No other material gives such opportunities at the choice of style. Light wide strips of parquet boards create sensation of space, light and ease of a premise while at set of narrow strips the floor seems more compact. The light tree adds light to dark room and, on the contrary, a dark tree gives intimacy to the same room.
Much depends on a kind of stacking of parquet. The most widespread and durable stacking “fur-tree” though many already search for other, “not hackneyed” kinds of stacking are considered. Recently “deck” stacking parquet rods all over the world is popular.
In this case rods are displayed in a direction of light from a window that seams were not visible. Other traditional and new figures, each of which has the unique features are also popular.
Even the simplest parquet from ordinary breeds of tree considerably wins in comparison with other kinds of floor coverings, owing to the simplicity and ecological compatibility. Tree, as a building material, has a unique the ability to be restored.
No other floor will give such natural sensation of life and heat, as parquet does.
The parquet from a natural tree creates cosines and inspiration. But there is also one more difference of parquet from other coverings. It remains the same beautiful and stylish for a long time. The present wooden floor in the course of time ripens and becomes even more beautiful. It is the way how the truly natural materials work.

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