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  • Blog Post: Hotel Design: Andaz Amsterdam's Fairy Tale Design

    The Andaz Amsterdam was designed by hotel design extraordinaire Marcel Wanders. The Dutch designer infused an old library situated on the "Prince Canals" of Amsterdam with whimsy and cultural character of the surrounding upscale community. Bold graphics and sculptural furniture are...
  • Blog Post: Atlanta Retail Design: Make a Wish

    Shopping for shoes in Atlanta is an experience in and of itself, but the designers at Established Architecture have proven that retail design will make a huge impact on your experience. The redesign of Wish , a very hip Atlanta shoe boutique, has allowed the store to keep it's urban streetwear credibility...
  • Blog Post: Best of Sci-Fi Movie Decor

    When it comes to set design, science fiction films flaunt some serious decorating chops. Laced with classic modern designs influenced by the likes of Van Der Rohe, Saarinen, and Frank Lloyd Wright, sci-fi movie decor is eye-candy for any contemporary architecture and design fan. Needless to say, there's...
  • Blog Post: Modern Porcelain Tiles: A Perfect Combination of Innovation and Tradition

    Many amazing things are happening in the world of architectural materials and more specifically modern porcelain tiles. The Pinocchi Collection from 14OraItaliana has the look and feel of plywood, but the durability and sustainability of a porcelain tile! Since plywood has become a more popular material...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Office Design: Magazine Wall

    Innovative design is what we here at Euro Style Lighting Home Blog keep our ears and eyes out for. Swedish architect Elding Oscarson was given the task of designing the interior office space and design identity for graphic design firm, Oktavilla which is also located in Sweden. Identidy and innovation...
  • Blog Post: Gothic Architecture: Tim Burton Inspired Bridal Shoot

    Happy Halloween! We don't usually post about weddings, but when there's cool Gothic architecture involved we do. It might not be in line with our typicaly modern architecture obsession, but we appreciate all great design. This bridal shoot is the stunning work of photographer Shelly Mantovani...
  • Blog Post: Plan Check: Industrial Restaurant Design

    Plan Check Kitchen + Bar is a quaint little restaurant located in West LA's Little Osaka. Many of you might be familiar with this area for the sushi, but maybe you've frequented the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety on a regular basis to have your plans reviewed for permitting. The...
  • Blog Post: Design Review: Palihouse Santa Monica

    Palihouse has taken its modern brand to the beach and I can’t wait to see the full hotel design when it opens this summer. Palihouse Santa Monica is a 36-room beach lodge in a Spanish Colonial Revival-style building, which has been deemed a historic landmark by the City of Santa Monica. At...
  • Blog Post: The Modern Lifestyle: California Hipster Neighborhoods

    Hipster neighborhoods are those trendy communities boasting the most lauded food trucks and farmers markets, a multicultural blend of residents with eclectic professions, and a booming arts scene. Hey, California residents, don't you want to know if you live in one? Or, maybe you're planning...
  • Blog Post: Wythe Hotel: Brooklyn Urban Hotel Design

    The Wythe Hotel located in the heart of Brooklyn, has been receiving many praises since opening in May of this year. This 8 story, 72-room urban hotel blends into the historic core of Brooklyn and it's prime waterfront location. The building itself, a former textile factory, has many impressive features...
  • Blog Post: Eclectic Decorating at the Palihouse Hotel

    Image from Est Magazine That oddball mix of furnishings and decor dotting your house isn't mismatched...it's curated. And that very mindset is the key to eclectic decorating. The Palihouse Hotel in West Hollywood has elevated mismatching to an art form, creating an inviting atmosphere that...
  • Blog Post: Romita Restaurant Design in Mexico City

    Are you planning to travel anytime soon? If Mexico is on your list of places to visit, then you must stop in Mexico City for the architecture, design, nightlife... and food! Romita Comedor Restaurant in Mexico City, located in the heart of Colonia Roma, should be one of your foodie stops, and not...
  • Blog Post: Palm Springs Modernism Week: Postcard from Hotel Lautner

    Palm Springs Modernism Week takes the SoCal desert by storm every February. To take a break from this snow-bird's roster of design events, tours and exhibitions (as well as endless unsanctioned parties and pop-ups), consider losing yourself just outside of town in the desert sun at the Hotel Lautner...
  • Blog Post: Modern Office Design by Make Creative

    Make Creative does modern office design and they do it well! When Make Creative was called to create a generous and innovative workspace for a collaborative team, they hit the nail on the head through the transformation of this industrial warehouse. The design of Unit B4 office spaces in Sydney, Australia...
  • Blog Post: Open Architecture Manifesto: Written by a Robot

    We're going extra modern today, guys. We're talking robots. This movie demonstrates how a printer updates a copy of the Open Source Architecture Manifesto Wikipedia entry . It's written on a wall in the entrance to the Adhocracy exhibition at the Istanbul Design Biennial. Italian studio...
  • Blog Post: The Devil's in the Hotel Design Details

    When staying at a hotel, sometimes it's the little things that count. Let's take a look at some worldly examples of great hotel design that doesn't overlook the details. Ever since it's opening, I've been drawn to the windows in the public spaces of the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona...
  • Blog Post: A Modern Coffeehouse and Gallery: Graffiti Cafe

    Have you been searching for the perfect modern coffeehouse to meet your clients at, have a quick business meeting, or just get some work done? Well if you're in Los Angeles, look no further, Graffiti Cafe is the perfect place! The interior is a clean black and white palette with painted white floors...
  • Blog Post: World Architecture: Gardens by the Bay

    All images from Dezeen Gardens by the Bay is an example of beautiful architecture in Singapore. Named World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in 2012, this tropical garden in Singapore is something no one has ever seen. Architects, engineers and landscape architects came...
  • Blog Post: The Art of Contemporary Lighting

    Walk into any major contemporary art museum and you'll find that cross-pollination has long existed between art and furniture design, but the question arises: has contemporary lighting design seen that same infusion of creative energy? Creatives like Isamu Noguchi or Frank Gehry are recognizable...
  • Blog Post: Architecture + Education: Maria Montessori

    Today's Google "doodle" depicts colourful elements key to the methods of Montessori education. The fun graphics is in commemoration of the 142nd birthday of Maria Montessori who is of course known for the philosophy of education that she pioneered. The Montessori approach is based around...
  • Blog Post: Commercial Design - Earmarking Public Art

    Over the last three decades, a growing number of public "percent for art" programs have transformed commercial design projects into city cultural stewardship projects. How? The concept is simple: for major commercial design projects (capital improvement projects and new developments), an...
  • Blog Post: Memorial and Landscape Design: Remembering Dan Kiley

    Image from the Cultural Landscape Foundation Despite its unofficial status as the kick-off to summer, Memorial Day claims a much more somber reason as its origin: it is the day in which we honor those who have given their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. To mark the day, we...
  • Blog Post: Las Vegas Architecture: Circa Now

    We're in Vegas today for the Las Vegas Market and we hope to bring back lots of inspiration for you. In honor of our trip, we thought we would profile some modern Las Vegas architecture. We've all seen Vegas architecture develop from the days when The Flamengo was the new hot spot (at least...
  • Blog Post: Skyline Design: New York City's Future

    With real estate prices literally through the roof, building increasingly higher is the only foreseeable course for the future of the Manhattan's skyline. Since 9/11 building plans, in the world's most competitive urban canopy, became understandably more conservative, with most buildings topping...
  • Blog Post: Perfectly Branded Modern Restaurant Design: Sis Deli + Cafe

    Interior design and branding are a beautiful combination that tell visual stories and create a mood. This Finnish, modern restaurant design, Sis Deli + Cafe does so with bold black and white interior design and packaging. Although this isn't a new restaurant, this sibling design team Muotohiomo ...

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