The Bed Montage

Other modern beds also aren’t keen on being grounded either. Take the Bed Float - not only can it be fully dismantled in a jiffy (with part of the bed frame forming a carrying case), it is also designed to look as if it’s touching the ground as little as possible.

Written by Mike

'Transformers' Sofa Bed

This sofa bed/bunk bed combo seems like it was dreamed up by a designer who grew up watching the Transformers cartoon. The seemingly innocuous sofa goes from mild-mannered sitting place to totally awesome bunk bed in mere seconds. More than meets the eye, indeed. For studio apartments or small guest rooms, this is an essential piece of furniture.

Written by Delana

Brilliant Spiral Sink and Wash Basin Design

Water follows the coriolis effect and spirals into the drain on its own - this clever sink design just helps it along and accentuates the proecess in a dynamic and elegant way. Shaped like the imprint of the shell, the curves of this sleek sink are at once organic and clearly the product of design.

The splash patterns while the water is flowing and after it is turned off become a part of the design, ever-changing with the speed and duration of the flow. All in all, this sink could itself be the centerpiece of an interior design rather than an afterthought as so many wash basin designs are.

Creative Modern Interior Kitchen Designs

Winners Announced in 2008 $100K Kitchen Design Competition

These award-winning kitchen designs may not be made anytime soon but they do explore the extreme limits of contemporary kitchen design in a way that more practical designers might not think of. Using a system of swivels, the award winning kitchen design of the year features transforming and reconfigurable elements that can be arranged to suit the changing needs of a cook from one meal to the next and as needs evolve over time. This kind of adjustable layout kitchen would of course come in particularly handy for an urban dweller a bit too short on space.

Unconventional Modern Bedroom Furniture Sets

Most of us will spend approximately one-third of our lives in the bedroom. Some say the bedroom is the most important room in the house since it’s where we go to recharge after a long day. These funky and unexpected bedroom furnitures and specific furniture designs could add some visual interest to your room, help you sleep better, or just maximize your available space.

Written by Delana

Bathing Beauty

This coordinated bathroom set by Bagna Bandini exhibits the very best of ultra-modern Italian design.

Rounded forms, flowing lines and freedom from clutter suit what is for most of us, the room in which we prepare ourselves to meet the day - or night.

Written by Steve

Clear View Ahead

The Ebb series of so-called “bathroom furniture” from UStogether looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Clear fronts to the sink basins and even the bathtub surprise at first, then seem almost natural in a starshippy sort of way.

Written by Steve

Blooming Furniture Set

The blooming flower dining table set is another concept design by Fatih Can Sar?öz. Six green chairs surrounding a simple green-and-white table gracefully open and close like the petals of a flower to unveil seating when needed and disguise it otherwise.

By Steph

Furniture That Grows With Your Child

Ilo is a collection of furniture made to fit a child’s needs from infancy to the teenage years simply by rearranging its parts. Designed by Carmela Niederhauser & Nadine Grau, this bedroom set features a crib/bed as well as parts that can be transformed into desks, armoires, bookcases and more. The pieces easily snap together, making it easy to change the setup according to your child’s development.

By Steph

Illuminated LED Furniture

The ‘Stardust’ series by Italian furniture company Meritalia uses the glow of built-in low-voltage LED lights to illuminate these sofas, pillows, armchairs and footstools. It’s extremely lightweight thanks to the packing materials-inspired design. While the set may not be most people’s cup of tea for the living room, it could be very cool for nighttime pool parties.

By Steph

Poufman Living Room Set

The Poufman living room set by Italian company Qayot uses the retro imagery of Pac-Man video games to create seats and ottomans that fit together in various configurations. Designed as a tribute to pop culture, the Poufman set will be a favorite of nostalgic geeks.

By Steph

Wave Chaise Teenage Bedroom Set

In the words of designer Roberta Rammê of Brazil, the Wave Chaise is meant to “unify beauty, comfort, and functionality” through innovative ergonomic design, intense colors and the appeal of modern technology. The chaise has built-in media storage for books and CDs, and a place to hang a flat-screen television as well as a built-in desk. Rammê says, “This concept is inspired by the values and personality of a today’s teenager and the standards generated by a global hi-tech culture of facilities, where the access to technology is cheap and easy.”

By Steph

Kure Pod Dining Table & Chairs

For those who lean toward extreme minimalism, the Kure table and chair set may be your ultimate dining furniture. When not in use, the Kure dining set is a giant white sphere, but when you’re ready to eat, it opens to reveal four seats, a tabletop, a lit central pillar and an umbrella-like roof with built-in lights. This design, by Fatih Can Sar?öz, is still in concept phase – but it’s an interesting one.

By Steph

Stanislav Katz’ Brilliantly Bright Furniture Designs

These wild and colorful furniture designs by Stanislav Katz look like they could easily have come from a movie set with their unusual shapes and proportions. The curvy bookshelf with a built-in spot for lounging and reading is pure brilliance.

By Steph

M-cube Mobile, Modular, Multi-Functional Seating

The M-cube is a multi-functional seating unit designed for people living in high-density housing. It adapts to irregular, narrow and small floor spaces to reduce clutter, increase spatial efficiency and furniture function. It’s super lightweight and has removable upholstery so it can be used in all different ways.

By Steph

Stackable Furniture for Small Spaces

With large homes getting less popular in favor of smaller, energy-efficient living spaces, stackable furniture is becoming more common – and it doesn’t have to be cheap, dorm-room quality stuff. These two sets of stacking furniture – Capsule Stacking and Golf Stacking – each transform into a set of chairs and a small table. When not in use, just stack them up again and they hardly take up any space at all.

By Steph

Livable Patio Set Livens Up Stone

How do you make a cold, stark stone patio feel cozy? With soft, welcoming textiles that warm up the space and make it feel inviting. This patio furniture by Paola Lenti comes in buff and beige to blend in with its surroundings, or in deep eggplant to provide a striking contrast.

By Steph

Kraft Paper SoftSeating

This kraft paper ‘softseating’ furniture set by Molo uses a flexible honeycomb structure made entirely of 50% recycled kraft paper to fan into stools, benches and loungers. And, when you’re not using it, it can easily be compressed flat and stored on a shelf. This unusual set of eco-friendly, fold-up furniture was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York for their permanent collection.

By Steph

KEWB Multi-Functional Living Room Set

KEWB furniture is the perfect solution for rooms that you occasionally need to transform into bedrooms for guests. This compact little set turns from a side table and chair into a shelf unit, a bed or a dining table and floor cushions. It’s simple, multifunctional and inexpensive at about £319– ideal for dorms, as well.

By Steph

‘Stay at My Home’ Sleep Set for Guests

With the ‘Stay at My Home’ sleep set, what looks like an ordinary side table with a blanket rolled up beneath it transforms into a full set of furniture for guests. The mattress, made of soft foam, unrolls into a comfortable bed and stored within the drawer of the table are bed linens, a pillow and a bedside lamp. The light weight of the objects gives the user freedom to move them around as desired.

By Steph

Space-Saving Teak Bathroom Furniture

Anyone who has lived in tight quarters knows that space can sometimes come at a premium, making innovative space-saving solutions all the more important. This minimalist teak bathroom furniture set from Bristol and Bath may not look like it offers much in the way of storage upon first glance, but hidden within the wooden supports are pull-out drawers roomy enough to hold all of your toiletries.

By Steph

Hydrogen Z.CAR with Speed Adjusted Wheelbase

The Z.CAR is a three-wheeled two-seat city car by prolific Iraki designer Zaha Hadid and it’s one of the most interesting new designs we have seen in a while, using the hinged rear suspension to facilitate a variable (speed adjusted) wheelbase so the car can be better at both country and city driving. In town, the drive-by-wire Z.CAR sits more upright to offer the driver a better view in traffic and to make parking easier - a shortened wheelbase requires less space. At higher speeds the pod lowers around 10 degrees, on the hinged rear suspension, lengthening the wheelbase for greater high speed stability, moving the car’s centre of gravity closer to the road for better handling and tilting the teardrop shape backwards for lower frontal area and improved aerodynamics. The lightweight carbon-fibre composite Z.CAR is hydrogen powered by design, but “there is a functional prototype in development with a British manufacturer, with the fruits expected to be unveiled within 7-12 months” according to inside sources. We think the Z.CAR is ready for prime-time, but not in hydrogen format – there are alternatives but let’s hope a path to market is negotiated because this vehicle promises much. The projected price of the Z.CAR is said to be approximately UKP35,000 (US$65,000). (Giz Magazine)

Dynamic Architecture 4 : A NEW ERA OF GREEN BUILDING

The Dynamic Tower, the world's first building in motion, takes the concept of green buildings to the next level were it will generate electricity for itself as well as other nearby buildings, making it the first skyscraper designed to be self powered.

The building generates electricity from wind turbines mounted horizontally between each floor, eighty story building will have up to seventy nine wind turbines, making it a true green power plant while traditional vertical wind turbines have some environmental negative impact, including obstruction of views and the need for roads to build and maintain them, the Dynamic Tower's wind turbines are practically invisible and extremely quiet due to their special shape and the carbon fibre material they are made of.

Another environmentally green element of the Dynamic Tower is the photovoltaic cells that will be placed on the roof of each rotating floor to produce solar energy, approximately 20% of each roof will be exposed to the sun, so a building that has 80 roofs will equal the roofing space of 10 similar size buildings.

In addition, natural and recyclable materials including stone, marble, glass and wood will be used for the interior finishing.

To further improve the energy efficiency of the Dynamic Tower, insulated glass and structural insulating panels will be employed.

Energy will also be saved during construction, which involves pre-fabricating individual units in a factory, this Fisher Method not only reduces construction time, but it also results in a cleaner construction site with limited noise, dust, fumes and waste, the shorter building time also results in a less energy consumption than traditional construction methods.

Dynamic Architecture 3 : PREFABRICATION


Dr. David Fisher's revolutionary Dynamic Tower, the first building in motion which is the first skyscraper to be entirely assembled in a factory from prefabricated parts, factory made buildings will offers the advantages of any modern industrial product, it saves energy, reduces construction time and dramatically cuts building costs.

The prefabricated units arrive at the building site ready for quick and efficient installation, this approach known as the Fisher Method also requires far less workers on the construction site than traditional traditionally, In fact each floor of the building can be completed in only seven days, units can also be customized according to the owners' needs and styles.

Each individual unit will be completely finished at the Factory and exported worldwide, it will be equipped with all necessary plumbing and electric systems including all finishing from flooring to ceilings, bathrooms, kitchens,...

The preassembled units are simply hooked to each other mechanically, this results in environmentally clean construction sites, avoiding unloading of materials, waste, noise and pollution, there will be less risk of accidents to construction workers, and construction time will be reduced by over 30 percent. due to their particular construction method, prefabricated buildings will also be easy to maintain and repair, the building's maintenance facility, type of materials used, and the quality control employed will also make them more durable than any traditional structure.

Since the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids not much has changed in the world of building construction, workers placed a stone on top of another, and brick on top of brick, in 1889, the use of steel was introduced into construction for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and beginning in 1905 reinforced concrete was used, with the start of the Industrial Revolution in 1780, products began to be made in factories using industrial methods, but today buildings are still done on site as they were 4,000 years ago.

“Almost every product used today is the result of an industrial process and can be transported around the world, from cars and boats to computers and clothing, factories are chosen for their ready access to materials, production technology, inexpensive labour, efficiency, and other conditions that result in high quality at a relatively low cost,” Dr. Fisher noted.

“It is unbelievable that real estate and construction which is the leading sector of the world economy, is also the most primitive, for example most workers throughout the world still regularly use trowels that was first used by the Egyptians and then by the Romans, buildings should not be different than any other product, and from now on they will be manufactured in a production facility,” Dr. Fisher stated.

The Dynamic Tower represents the future of architecture, resulting in a new era of living that will benefit both man and nature.

Renowned Italian architect Dr. David Fisher is the creator of the Dynamic Tower, a building in motion. He has spent more than 30 years working to redefine the technical and technological extremes of buildings in cities like London, New York, Moscow, Hong Kong, Paris and Dubai, he graduated with honors from the University of Florence where later he served as a professor of architecture and structural engineering.

Fisher is the creator of the world's first building in motion, the Dynamic Tower heralds a new era of architecture buildings in motion that will challenge traditional architecture to become the symbol of a new philosophy that will change the look of our cities and the concept of urban living.

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Dynamic Architecture 2 : A BUILDING IN MOTION

Visionary architect Dr. David Fisher is the creator of the revolutionary Dynamic Tower, the world's first building in motion. The Dynamic Tower heralds a new era of architecture: Buildings in motion will challenge traditional architecture, becoming the symbol of a new philosophy that will change the look of our cities and the concept of living.

The Dynamic Tower offers infinite design possibilities, as each floor rotates independently at different speeds, resulting in a unique and ever evolving shape that introduces a fourth dimension to architecture, Time.

The Dynamic Tower is environmentally friendly, with the ability to generate electricity for itself as well as other buildings nearby making it the first building designed to be self-powered, it achieves this feat with wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor. An 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant.

The Dynamic Tower is also the first skyscraper to be built entirely from prefabricated parts that are custom made in a workshop, resulting of fast construction and of substantial cost savings . this approach known as the Fisher Method, also requires far less workers on construction site while each floor of the building can be completed in only seven days, units can also be customized according to the owners needs and styles.

Dr. Fisher states, “Today's life is dynamic, so the space we are living in should be dynamic as well, adjustable to our needs that change continuously, to our concept of design and to our mood, buildings will follow the rhythms of nature, they will change direction and shape from spring to summer, from sunrise to sunset, and adjust themselves to the weather, buildings will be alive.

“From now on, buildings will have four dimensions, the fourth dimension is ‘Time' to become part of architecture,” Dr. Fisher added. “Buildings in motion will shape the sky line of our cities.

By combining motion, green energy and efficient construction, the Dynamic Tower will change architecture as we know it, and will start a new era of Dynamic Living.

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Dynamic Architecture 1 : DYNAMIC TOWER | DUBAI

The Dynamic Tower in Dubai is the first Building in Motion to be constructed in the world, and it will herald a new era of architecture and become a symbol of Dubai, the city of the future.

The developer is Rotating Tower Dubai Development Limited of Dynamic Group.

Created by revolutionary architect Dr. David Fisher, the mixed use Dynamic Tower offers infinite design possibilities, as each floor rotates independently at different speeds, resulting in a unique and ever evolving structure that introduces a fourth dimension to architecture, Time.

The Dynamic Tower in Dubai will have 80 floors, and will be 420 meters (1,380 feet) tall, Apartments will range in size from 124 square meters (1,330 square feet), to Villas of 1,200 square meters (12,900 square feet) complete with a parking space inside the apartment. the first 20 floors will be an offices, floors 21 to 35 will be a luxury hotel, floor 36 through 70 will be residential apartments, and the top 10 floors will be luxury villas located in a prime location in Dubai, it is destined to become the most prestigious building in the city.

The Dynamic Tower in Dubai will be the first skyscraper to be entirely constructed in a factory from prefabricated parts, it will require only 600 people in the assembly facility and 80 technicians on the construction site instead of 2,000 workers on a similar size traditional construction site, Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2010.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, is considered by many to be a true visionary of the future, Dr. Fisher's dreams for the Dynamic Tower in Dubai were inspired by His Highness who said “Do not wait for the future to come to you…face the future.”

Rotating Tower Dubai

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Avoiding Mistakes in Interior Design

Mistakes on interior design can happened in many cases, unsuitable selection of furnitures, not fit (too big or too small), to the decorations that are too focused on the decorating trend curve, and another small thing that make our room looks irreguler. Please note that the trend decor is something to recur, choose the decor trends you like, make a plan, and follow your plan wisely. So you do not need to throw too much money on parts that do not actually need.

Here are several mistakes in interior design and the solutions:

Not fit in furniture selections.
Plesase pay your attention to measure your space or room before buy a furniture.

Unbalanced between the function and the decoration value in room's decoration,
Pillows are great accessories to use to add interest and softness to a space, but they should be functional, not just decorative.

Hang All Your Artwork and Mirrors at the Same Height
We Should undertsand that people’s eyes are not at the same height. Think about it: a 6-foot person’s eyes are higher than those of someone sitting on a chair.

Docorate the rooms with the last trend in a continuous time
Choose trends you really like and decide how you can get the look without spending a lot of money. There are ways to incorporate decorating trends into your decor without making a total change. You’ll save money but not be left behind the decorating curve.


Modern Design Shop with L-shaped walls

As to the use of small space? a solution to this problem is specific form of space. In this example, Duras Ambient Fukuoka is a clothing business Sinato, based in Fukuoka, Japan, the business is located in a corner of the lot of a building. The interior consists of five L-shaped, the walls in a nest. This division structures are considered ads and are randomly distanced, both broad and narrow two-way paths in the branch.

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