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  • 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: 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: 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: Chalk Wall Art - Ace Hotel NYC

    Dana Tanamachi is deservably well known for her chalk wall art in several locations around the country, but we think her work at The Ace Hotel in NYC is beyond cool! For her mural in Room 1021 (below) s he was inspired by vintage playbills from the Victorian era. Cool, right? Her work is so detailed...
  • 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: Modern Decor and Italian Architecture Meet at Byblos Art Hotel

    The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona, Italy is both a contemporary art museum as well as a 5-star hotel. Traditional Italian villa on the outside and over-the-top modern madness on the inside. Stepping inside is sure to be a wake-up for your senses. The hotel is filled with modern works from the likes of Frank...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • Blog Post: Spanish Castles: Modern Hotel Design

    Spain may be teetering on the edge of the debt disaster that plagues many of its Mediterranean neighbors, but that doesn't mean the country isn't unveiling a handful of the hottest modern hotel design around. Big name international designers are creating some of the most eye-catching, ultra modern...
  • Blog Post: Balancing Act: Modern Architecture Or Art?

    Often times, modern architecture is nice to look at in the same way that art is, but is it somewhere we want to live? Well, we don't have to resolve this design debate here and now. This super cool home, aka The Balancing Barn , is a hotel! The reflective tiles and unique form are what gives...
  • 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: 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: Chad Oppenheim Takes Sustainable Architecture to Wadi Rum

    I had the incredible opportunity to listen the magnificent architect Chad Oppenheim speak at Sustainability Stage at Dwell on Design this past weekend. I was completely blown away by him and could not get the images of his upcoming project in Wadi Rum out of my head so I had to share it with you! Is...
  • 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: 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: Debating Modern Architecture: Central Los Angeles High School

    Central Los Angeles High school features dramatic modern architecture designed by Wolf D. Prix and the Austrian firm Coop Himmelblau. There's no doubt this high school holds a place in debates over urbanism, planning, and architectural patronage in Los Angeles. Fifteen years ago, LAUSD launched...
  • Blog Post: Grace Santorini Hotel: Amazing Coastal Hotel Design

    The 20-room Grace Santorini Hotel, which is a member of the award winning Grace Hotels Group, is carved into the cliff-face 300m above Santorini’s volcanic caldera. Athens-based studio Divercity Architects , in collaboration with MplusM , accomplished this amazing coastal hotel design. They created...
  • Blog Post: AIA SF Design Awards: Bar Agricole

    The winners of the 2012 AIA Design Awards are presented in the May/June issue of CA Home + Design Magazine . Winners are either located in San Francisco or designed by local firms. These Bay area architects are given the spotlight for their innovative designs ranging from parking spaces recast as parks...
  • 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: BaseCamp: rustic modern boutique hotel

    BaseCamp Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Lake Tahoe. It reflects exactly what you might think from its name, the ideals and adventures of a base camp. A comfortable place where travelers can share stories and tips in communal spaces, rest up, and prepare for a day of exploration. Walk out the door...
  • Blog Post: Modern Spa Designs

    From the water temperature to the fruit in the bowl to the soothing modern light fixtures overhead, modern spa designs leave no stone unturned. Creating the perfect relaxing space requires an intuitive balance of color, texture and form. Color theory dictates that blue is relaxing, while green is...
  • Blog Post: La Maison Champs Elysees: Modern Hotel Design

    I am constantly researching modern hotel design all around the world, so a trip that ends in La Maison Champs Elysees , is a trip that ends well! This was a complete surprise! I tend to travel with no expectations as to be able to view things with an open and pure mind. The beauty of this hotel would've...
  • 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: FASTViNIC Goes Green in Barcelona

    After Milan I took a little trip over to Barcelona and although I only had a few days to wander through these amazing streets, my experience was incredible. The food was great, the people were so nice, the architecture was stunning, and the level of design was far above par. As I was wandering home on...
  • Blog Post: Bread, Espresso &...Design

    When the idea struck to cover my favorite cafe designs across the globe, Tokyo's uber-chic bread and coffee hot spot Bread, Espresso & was a shoe-in to lead the story. This design savvy cafe typifies today's resurgence in artisanal bread and coffee and the increasing focus on design that...

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