Interior design ideas

Fusion style

May 3rd, 2008

Expert people name style ├В┬лfusion├В┬╗ the most actual tendency in music, cookery, interior design тАж This direction in brief define strange connection: old and new, East and West.
Merge of cultures, technologies, styles, outlooks and pastimes – it is, probably, the main attribute of the present, it is a true spirit of time.
Fusion offers everything, not denying anything. Today it is possible and it is necessary to mix classical and modern furniture, old and new things, expensive and cheap things and to add, not suitable, but favorite objects. Cost of subject in this style is not important. Creation of good interior always cost considerable money. And it is very simple to create fusion; the main thing is to have feeling of taste.
This style perfectly approaches for self-expression, as the individual approach of the owner influences interior. It gives a birth to crazy, but so original and fresh ideas.
The wall-papers, simulating various natural and artificial materials, made of modern technologies, create open space for creative idea. If to paste a part of a wall with them and on their background to place east exotic souvenirs, the original decorative decision will be created. Vinyl wall-papers under velveteen is the last innovation from this year collection.
Don├втВмтДвt be afraid of experiments. The most important is that at creation fusion interior no rules are present and cannot be, in fact it is not a style, and it is a mixture of styles, each time with new components and in new proportions. Skilled set dressers can give only one advice concerning proportions: good interior should have no more then 1-2 strong exotic things!

6 things which should be avoided in an interior

April 28th, 2008

1. Stucco molding, arches and columns
These are, apparently, the beautiful and effective receptions, borrowed from classical style, as a rule, look quite trite, especially if to apply them in with low ceilings.

2. Two-layer curtains – rich portieres with brushes + tulle
The aspiration to create the illusion of rich interior has appeared a long time ago. The last century, trying to show off to clients, resourceful owners of provincial hotels created in them similarity of expensive “capital” interiors with plush portieres, a counterfeit marble and pictures in frames “under bronze”.

3. National carpets on a wall

4. “Design” house fountains
Today it is possible to meet the house fountains made really with taste. This design element is not too popular but if it meets (under the comprehensible price) it almost for certain means, that the fountain will be issued by the most intricate image: it is decorated by artificial moss of the poisonous emerald color, varnished stones, figures of gnomes and other attributes of a “beautiful” life. And it looks natural only in “ecological style”.

5. Imitations and fakes
Fakes existed at all times: cheap things were covered with gilding, and glass has been given out for brilliants. Today a marble ancient, frescos and tiles are being forged – and it is done at much higher level. Even the star sky on a ceiling may be imitated-by means of fine light-emitting diode bulbs or simply covering with huge gold stars. Alas, all these beauty inherently differ nothing from the faded plastic roses in a crystal vase. It looks cheap and ugly at the same time.

6. All “touching”
It is also too ineradicable classics – it is a logic continuation of the same elephants and uncountable porcelain figures of any herdesses, girls with needlework, busts of composers and other inhabitants of the glazed world of sideboards.

Good taste in interior requires victims, but not such greater as it seems at first sight. It is not so easy to refuse from old habits, but sometimes it is simply vital.

S7 will construct new hotel in Egypt

April 25th, 2008

Belonging airline S7 Airlines tour operator S7 Tour will carry out reconstruction of four-star hotel Grand Plaza in Hurgada together with Egyptian accepting company Als Tour. As a result the tour operator will receive the exclusive right on sale of hotel in Russian market.
S7 Tour invested in construction of hotel Grand Plaza Resort (200 room-numbers), which is located on the second sea line near to already existing hotel Grand Plaza (320 room-numbers).
Because of this S7 Tour receives for five years all Russian quota – about a half of room-numbers. The hotel will open in August of this year.
The sum of investments in S7 Airlines is not disclosed. According to hotel business CB Richard Noble Gibbons department manager, construction of such hotel will manage in $20 million.

Amalgamators

April 21st, 2008

Today three kinds of amalgamators – one-lever, two-level and thermostatic ones are considered as the most popular kinds. One-level is the most simple in operation. It is enough to lift the lever to turn on water, and it is possible to adjust its temperature turn of the same lever.
From the point of view of maintenance of comfort and the savings of water and energy thermostatic amalgamators can be considered as the Optimum variant. Basically, the thermostatic amalgamator solves the same problem, as the ordinary one: it mixes hot and cold water. As well as at ordinary amalgamator, it also has two handles-regulators. Here only one of them adjusts a pressure of water, and another – temperature of water from the amalgamator. Modern thermostatic amalgamators are completed with ceramic and rod cartridges. The important property of the thermostatic amalgamator relies in its capabiliity to work in economical mode when the user himself establishes the optimum charge of water. For example, in Grotherm 3000 (Grohe), Oras Optima (Oras), Ceratherm (Ideal Standard), and also Damixa, Hansgrohe and other amalgamators there is a function of water stream restriction: the economic button or a special mark are located on the lever of the device. In amalgamators MORA two mechanisms of economy of water are used. In one case the device of the amalgamator limits a pressure of water by means of “turbo-jet” function.

Amalgamators

April 21st, 2008

Today three kinds of amalgamators – one-lever, two-level and thermostatic ones are considered as the most popular kinds. One-level is the most simple in operation. It is enough to lift the lever to turn on water, and it is possible to adjust its temperature turn of the same lever.
From the point of view of maintenance of comfort and the savings of water and energy thermostatic amalgamators can be considered as the Optimum variant. Basically, the thermostatic amalgamator solves the same problem, as the ordinary one: it mixes hot and cold water. As well as at ordinary amalgamator, it also has two handles-regulators. Here only one of them adjusts a pressure of water, and another – temperature of water from the amalgamator. Modern thermostatic amalgamators are completed with ceramic and rod cartridges. The important property of the thermostatic amalgamator relies in its capabiliity to work in economical mode when the user himself establishes the optimum charge of water. For example, in Grotherm 3000 (Grohe), Oras Optima (Oras), Ceratherm (Ideal Standard), and also Damixa, Hansgrohe and other amalgamators there is a function of water stream restriction: the economic button or a special mark are located on the lever of the device. In amalgamators MORA two mechanisms of economy of water are used. In one case the device of the amalgamator limits a pressure of water by means of “turbo-jet” function.

Furniture “with strangeness”: Original products from the best world brands

April 18th, 2008

Sometimes modern design furniture surprises us with absolutely unexpected forms and coloring. Designers├втВмтДв imagination is just so unpredictable: from their easy hand at tables ballet legs “grow”, and crumpled bag appears improbably convenient armchair. It is so surprising, but it is the fact: so strange, at first sight, subjects are rather convincingly looking even in not most vanguard interior. And very few people will refuse such hazardous employment, as bright and unexpected change of conditions.
Freedom of self-expression
Spaghetti sofa Boa from Edra is extremely effective and creates illusion of grandiosely design, being hidden in other rooms.
No interdictions
This furniture orders neither your interior, nor your private world. It will be constant irritator, a hedgehog, but at the same time it is the main and favorite highlight of furniture of your room. Strange furniture comrade can be picked up for any corner of the house: no matter whether it will be your sitting room, corridor or even a bathroom. A book shelf-transformer with the image of the naked girl from driade, a sconce in the form of a web from Baker or a head of the English bulldog from crystal of honey color from DaumтАж Designers call to concern interior with humor.
Company Colombostile, on strange coincidence of circumstances, is registered among sound classical factories. In its assortment, really, there are classical samples, original “retorts” of imperial furniture, but Colombostile is famous for the furniture mad nesses with classical implied sense. Therefore the majority of last collections Colombostile look, at least, as mockery at all classical styles.

Soya pillowcase, bamboo sheet

April 14th, 2008

What is usually bed-clothes made from? The answer is- it is made from sateen, coarse calicoтАж bamboo and soya.
However, soya and bamboo makes no more than fifty percent in such fabric, and nevertheless it is enough for changing the properties of a habitual cotton fabric. For example, the bamboo fiber has natural shine. It is very soft, it reminds silk and cashmere, it perfectly absorbs moisture and quickly evaporates it.
Manufacturers assure that even after repeated washings the bed-clothes from a bamboo will keep the unique properties.
And here is one more interesting fact, which for certain will interest asthmatics; the matter is that raw material for bamboo fiber manufacture has no agricultural chemistry. The chemistry does not participate in transformations of bamboo into a fabric, here pairs and boiled water “work”. Therefore it is possible to consider such linen safely antiallergenic.
Besides medical properties bed-clothes from a soya has alsoтАж mystical properties. The soya, as inhabitants of Southeast Asia consider, most advantageously expels negative emotions.
Today the whole institutes and laboratories study properties of this unique product and develop new opportunities of its application. And soya fiber manufacture is one of the most perspective directions.
The fabric from a soya fiber is soft and pleasant to touch. It heats not worse than the wool and cashmere. Researches have shown that the amino acids, which are a part of soya fibers, render favorable influence on the skin. The soya fiber (SPF) possesses antibacterial properties and reduces infection processes.
Natural color of a soya fiber is cream or pale yellow. It can be colored in different colors – after the numerous washings they will remain bright.
Manufacturers assure, that both cultivation of raw material, and its processing is ecologically pure manufacture. By the way, the prices for complete sets from such fabric are not so transcendental: $160 for the complete set.

Three-kilometer skyscraper will be built in the USA

April 10th, 2008

The project of the highest skyscraper in the world is developed in Northern America and it can be carried out within the nearest years. The height of building will make more than three kilometers; the quantity of floors will be equaled to 500.
The two-mile construction was developed by American company Tsui Design&Research. The name of the project sounds as Ultima Tower.
The height of a building will exceed 3,2 thousand meters (approximately 500 floors). Travel upward, according to the plan of the author of a tower, should take 9 minutes and 40 seconds. The building will be constructed owing to high-strength concrete with system of the tense steel cables.
Around Ultima Tower artificial lake should be created. Its water will be used for creation of inside of system of the rivers and falls which, besides other, can influence a microclimate of construction. Ventilation should be also natural, without superfluous energy expenses.
According to the architect, construction of unique skyscraper will require $150 billion.

Kidman has paid $7 million for living near to the former husband

April 10th, 2008

Famous Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman has bought houses for $7 million in area of Los Angeles.
It is surprising that Kidman will live on one street with her former husband Tom Cruise.
Actress’ new house, which has settled down right in the end of the silent deadlock, has five bedrooms, and also a pond with gold small fishes and turned off lawns. Kidman has bought the house for $10,5 million

Kidman has paid $7 million for living near to the former husband

April 10th, 2008

Famous Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman has bought houses for $7 million in area of Los Angeles.
It is surprising that Kidman will live on one street with her former husband Tom Cruise.
Actress’ new house, which has settled down right in the end of the silent deadlock, has five bedrooms, and also a pond with gold small fishes and turned off lawns. Kidman has bought the house for $10,5 million

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