Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
MODERN TRAVEL - WHITE ON WHITE
Friday, March 16, 2007
MODERN CONTEMPORARY - LUXURY RESIDENTIAL VANCOUVER
MODERN MOVE ... THE NEXT CHAPTER
In the next few weeks, I will begin my journey as an interior designer relocating from young, conservative Vancouver to international design center New York. My official countdown begins ...
MODERN TRAVEL - LE SERENO
Thursday, March 15, 2007
MODERN RESIDENTIAL - BATTERSBY HOWAT
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
MODERN GREEN DESIGN
Little by little, we are seeing Vancouver highrise projects integrate LEED certification. Unfortunately, you don't see much of this in single family residential projects or in townhouse communities. Each individual project may be small-scale when compared to a tower but collectively, our suburbs full of these projects make up a large percentage of our developement industry. While more and more we are seeing projects advertised as "GREEN" or "LEED" certified, I think we as consumers need to recognize it isn't just credits that are given to a project that make it "SUSTAINABLE." The other day, I watched a news broadcast that credited Toronto as a leader in energy efficiency. With Vancouver geographically a perfect center of natural resources, how is that we as a city have not become or are not recognized as a leader in this area? I find it interesting to know that some of my favorite pref-fab companies fabricate their product right here in Vancoouver. While most of us in the industry recognize the challenge of finding good trades, companies like MICHELLE KAUFMANN DESIGNS have managed to find the right trades in Vancouver to launch their pre-fab home manufacturing. I refer to MKD's brand campaign being easily accessible to the general public by offering a variety of modular layouts. For aesthetics, an excellent example of modern design and planning, I refer to MARMOL RADZINER & ASSOCIATES.
I am inspired by their exceptional work as progressive leaders in pre-fab residential design and consider these two companies to be excellent design models for creating a business that will be essential to future residential devlopments.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
MODERN KID - MINI PANTON CHAIR
Sunday, March 11, 2007
MODERN INTERIOR FINISHES - CONCRETE
"Syndecrete is an advanced cementitious composite using natural minerals and recycled materials as its primary ingredients. There are no resins or polymers. It is a solid surfacing material which provides consistency of color, texture, and aggregate throughout. It is less than half the weight but twice the compressive strength of ordinary concrete. And as an organic handmade building material, imperfections in color, texture, porosity and dimension are all valued aesthetic qualities. "sourced from design guide
Monday, March 05, 2007
MODERN SENSUAL - SEXY LOUNGE CHAIR
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