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Elegant Reaction To Breezes : Lightweight Snowflower Lamp originally posted on Freshome. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Freshome on Twitter, Facebook and Google+

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Elegant Reaction To Breezes : Lightweight Snowflower Lamp

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Being in continuous connection with its surroundings, the Snowflower lamp from Mencke and Vagnby hovers in the air, moving with each breeze or touch to create a dynamic interaction display. It’s shaped from 150 identical lightweight “petals” that guide light away from the bulb in an artistic expression of “a crisp and blue skied winter day“, as its creators explain. A poetic description from the designers give us an idea of the atmosphere created around this simple, beautiful piece of lighting: “The Snowflower is drawn with the brushes of light and shade, creating a vibrant translucent pattern, like rays of sun, breezing through a leafy crown. The final touch of gravity performs perfect curvatures on the slender design of Mencke & Vagnby. The light from Snowflower is 100% glare free and can be fitted with new energy saving bulbs as well as traditional ones“. Materials shape this self-assembly lamps into an elegant yet playful design – Japanese polystyrene petals are carefully placed on a skeleton of 30 ribs connected by a bottom and top ring – all surrounding a lamp holder with a 3 meter long textile power cord. This 30 minute assembly requirement could be a chance to connect with the lamp for the first time and understand its dynamics – how many of you think it is worth the time?

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What People Buy : Purchasing Trends in Home Decor [Infographic] originally posted on Freshome. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Freshome on Twitter, Facebook and Google+

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What People Buy : Purchasing Trends in Home Decor [Infographic]

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If you did not believe in eye-catching infographics, have a look at this colorful design chart developed by the creative team at Wayfair. Entitled “Interior Motives”, the graphic reveals some interesting facts about consumer behavior in UK when it comes to interior design and the overall process of decorating. For example, did you know that 60% of people in the United Kingdom buy only new furniture? Or that the most common spend in the first month of living in a property is £1001-3000 (28%)? We were also surprised to see that 72% of the people are interested in DIY projects, which is a lot more than in most countries. Enjoy the colorful decorating items making up the information below, which are available for purchase on Wayfair. And feel free to contribute with a comment with relevant statistics from the design industry in your own country- it would be fun to compare.

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Giles Miller Surface Design: Using Texture and Reflection as a Means of Illustration

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London-based design practice, Giles Miller Studio, has built a reputation for creating innovative surface, interior and retail design projects that are both playful and experimental. The studio prides itself on the ability to deliver a diverse range of solutions that marry architecture with beautiful interior finish by way of original and inspiring surface development. Here at Freshome we were intrigued by the beautiful surface designs that are characteristic of the Giles Miller Studio and we wanted to know more. Luckily we were able to catch up with Miller himself and he agreed to let us put our questions to him.

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You specialise in the development of innovative surfaces for interior and retail design projects. How did you start out in design?

GM. I was originally studying a business course, but having dropped out of university, I decided to start again strictly on a course that I knew above all I would enjoy. I studied furniture design, and after a year or two the course became more of a passion than an academic stepping-stone.  Having graduated, I then moved on to study a Masters at the Royal College of Art in London.

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Your studio is located in Spitalfields, in the heart of London’s creative East End. How long have you had your own studio and how has the business progressed since you first started out?

GM. It has been a slow progression, as these things are, but I managed to get some press coverage that led on to commissions during my studies. I was lucky enough to produce the first collaboration for Stella McCartney whilst still at university, so that was a great step and an important help in terms of showing the industry I could work with the high-end clients I aspired to.

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As well as  Stella McCartney, your recent clients include the Ritz-Carlton Hotels, The World Architecture Festival, Selfridges and London Design Museum. Why do you think these organisations chose to work with you?  

GM. Over the past few years we have been developing surface solutions that demonstrate a very innovative approach to feature walls, and the aim has been to ensure each new project is pushing our own boundaries. This has resulted in some great outcomes and for each successful client project we create, we then have greater chances of more people seeing the work and consequently commissioning. It is a great honour to have worked with these kinds of highly reputable clients internationally.

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Many of your surface products are created using texture and reflection as a means of illustration. Can you explain this?

GM. We specialise in playing around with materials and manipulating them so that we can use their surface to show different shades of light. This allows us to effectively create pixelated versions of drawn images, and these can be client logos, patterns or pictures. The effect of creating these images using only texture and reflection is much more subtle than classic shades of colour, and this subtlety is what separates us from other options as far as the client is concerned.

Clerkenwell Archway by Giles Miller Studio. Photo by Petr Krejci Giles Miller Surface Design: Using Texture and Reflection as a Means of Illustration

What are the main materials that you work with to create your innovative surface designs?

GM. My work began with an investigation into corrugated cardboard during my BA, and we have continued to try to show its potential as an unexpected material ever since. More recently, We have also begun working with etched metals, fabrics, and now we have just introduced a ceramic surface product to the range.

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You are probably most well-known for the work that you have done with corrugated cardboard. This is an unusual choice of material, so what attracted you to work with it?

GM. As I mentioned, my work with cardboard began during my BA. It stemmed from a project in which I looked at issues surrounding homelessness, and the obvious material of choice was cardboard for its abundance as discarded packaging. However, with further investigation I saw the beauty in the material both structurally and aesthetically, and have been interested in it ever since.

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Where do you get your inspiration for all your new surface designs?

GM. Our surface products are very much a series of developments from each other. The concept is fairly strong and generic in each, but we try pushing it each time with new materials and in new ways. There is no real inspiration, but instead perhaps the discovery of a new material, the interest in pushing a previous product or maybe just applying our concept to standard manufacturing processes. Processes of production have become the nucleus for many of our projects of late.

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Are your surface products suitable for use in residential interiors?

GM. Absolutely. They are adaptable in scale and finish and therefore can  be applied to any interior context where they would sit appropriately. The concept we have is entirely adaptable, and we encourage designers and architects to request new versions of our products or to challenge us to create specific products for their application.

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What exciting projects do you have coming up?

GM. We are currently working on a project with a very talented group of interior designers called Shed Design. The project is a large-scale retail venture in Dubai, and will be the largest shoe store in the world. We are contributing a number of feature surfaces and it’s a very exciting project for us.

Freshome would like to thanks Giles Miller for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.  To find out more about his innovative surface designs and exciting projects head on over to Giles Miller Studio.

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Six Inspiring Andrew Martin Cushion Fabrics For Home

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One of the simplest ways of redecorating is using the power of a few perfectly spread cushions. This apparently simple task has to be done after researching the best pattern, color and texture that suits your interiors. Today we present you Andrew Martin‘s attention-grabbing cushion fabrics – a collection of inspiring patterns sold either by the yard or by the repeat, depending on the drawings they display. These fun fabrics help create a playful atmosphere, lacking the rigidity that leads to uncomfortable spaces. Choosing between the 6 new cushion fabrics can be a lot of fun – their inspiration draws the attention to different interests, from comic books to decks of cards and vintage scenes. Each of the patterns were given a name describing their influence: I want to be, Croupier, 60s show, Scoops, Wild West, Glory-Re. See if you can spot at least one pattern that would perfectly integrate in your existing interior design and share it with us.

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Charming Gourmet/Wine Tasting Cellar Integrating Rusticity

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This project combines a kitchen and a wine cellar into a warm and inviting space for entertaining friends. Adega Gourmet was designed by Teresa Gouveia as part of the Casa Cor Trio project. In this 61 square meter space, the wine tasting and kitchen provoke the taste and compose a private yet social atmosphere. A dark wool rug defines the tasting area, surrounded by niches to accommodate up to 500 bottles of wine. A throning rustic set of details – wood furniture and decorative wooden cutlery on the wall above the cooking area – were merged with stainless steel (the kitchen countertop and fridge) to shape an up-to-date cellar design. Bottles are kept ventilated and plants reduce the vibrations that affect the taste of the wine in this 4,6 meter high space. A lovely environment was created by this perfect balance of wood, greenery and furniture items. Glass is beautifully integrated in the design, shaping modern furniture in this amazing tasting space found in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Fresh Timisoara Lounge Design Hiding Trombones In the Bathroom

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Jazzissimo Lounge in Timisoara’s recently renovated Theresia Bastion captures the essence of relaxation in a carefully designed space. In this new urban environment that encompasses the original Vauban style bastion built three centuries ago, a contemporary, sophisticated lounge welcomes guests with an impressive interior design hosted in the shell of an inspiring historical building. Imagined by Stefan Lazar and Adrian Hanas of Romanian studio Ezzo Design, this intimate collection of spaces shape another successful project, after the Fresh, Work-Empowering X3 Offices Design. The two zones – the jazz area and the lounge club – merge colors and materials to offer two distinct entertaining spaces: “The authenticity of each area has been transposed through the designer’s feelings and covered in two different, unique shapes: the colors and the masculinity of the jazz area and the young environment given by the lounge club“.

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Prepared to construct an elegant, fresh atmosphere around 100 people, Jazzissimo Lounge also has a few other hard to ignore features, photographed by Andi Popescu: “If we take into consideration the jazz area, well the entire atmosphere is drowned in cultured colors and shapes, through natural materials such as wood and leather: in other words Earth Green color and the subtle character of round shaped wood which invest nothing but refinement. In the jazz area there is hidden a VIP smoking lounge, all covered in whiskey steam and fine cigars, sophisticated talks, catchy ganders and meticulous smiles which all lead to British style. Above this small, intimate universe, we see the stage, a friendly welcoming area for the artists, which is also providing one of the most professionals systems L-Acoustics. In this land of jazz, the toilet is hiding the presence of trombones, handed over to the gentlemen, all drowned in warm lights and colors, wearing the same air of refinement. The women’s toilet is all natural, with delicate notes, discrete lines and a touch of vintage.” In an interview for Freshome, Stefan Lazar shared his plans for the future: “A thriving development both personally and professionally. I yearn at creating and maintaining a high standard of values so that our hopes and our clients’ outspoken and hidden necessities meet harmoniously“. After seeing this project, we think he’s on the right track, are we right?

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