Short note / Glazz Nightclub – Queens, NY

Queens, NY (September 4, 2012)-Antonio Di Oronzo, principal of bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting, designs Glazz Nightclub, a venue in the heart of Queens, NY designed to offer the ultimate entertainment experience to the discerning Latin crowd in New York.

Glazz Nightclub

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Books / Interior Design – Theory and Process

Interior Design – Theory and Process

Anthony Sully (A&C Black May 2012)

Successful interior design requires resolving a multitude of logistical and creative problems to produce a coherent, functional and aesthetically pleasing environment. This book, the first of its kind, tackles the problem
from a theoretical approach and not in the conventional how-to or inspiring ideas fashion. Categorising design into nine key elements, including space, light, display, storage, and offering new terminology to describe each area, the author breaks new ground in the field of interior design in an approach that brings vitality and clear communication to a misunderstood and often free-wheeling design discipline.

Review by Lizzy Van Lysebeth, editor of ID-Sphere

The book is written by Anthony Sully an interior design educator and practitioner teaching in various colleges and universities in the UK and abroad whilst running his own interior design consultancy.

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Short Note / Renewing the “DuPont™ Corian® Experience”

A refined and enhanced colour palette for DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface:

an exclusive resource for timeless sophistication and superior versatility in design

DuPont Corian 2012 Solid Colours

The 30 elegant and versatile solid colours of the 2012 colour palette of DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface, now including a total of 72 tones


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Short note / Office refurbishment in Canary Wharf, London

An exciting project which targeted underutilised areas of existing offices at Canary Wharf and redesigned them to create a more inspiring working environment.

Below a description and more images of the space.

Office refurbishment

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Short note / 3form Europe launches Ditto™, an exciting new Modular Product

3form Europe launches Ditto™, an exciting new Modular Product that Offers Design Freedom with Opportunity to Create Playful, Organic, Structured Designs
Made with 40 Percent Pre-Consumer Recycled Content

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Short note / Mansfield Monk office Design in Fleet Place London

This was send to us by Mansfiels Monk achitecture and design studio, a 28,000 sq ft office design and fit-out in Fleet Place London. A modern interior design was created for the consolidation and relocation of the recruitment/marketing communications company, Penna Barkers with TCS, the HR creative agency, to larger premises at 5 Fleet Place. A new stainless steel staircase was inserted to link both floors and the two businesses. The interior design utilised corporate colours throughout to define separate business areas, give a sense of identity and add drama. The company now has a fresh, modern environment that unites the two businesses under the Penna brand yet reflects their individuality, creativity and passion.

Designed by Mansfied Monk
Main contractor: Citygreen

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Short note / A renovation on a shoestring budget

This project was send to us by David Smith, a graphic designer living in Brazil who under took a shoes string budget renovation.

Below a small descirption and some images of the results.

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Short note / Say Hello to WoJo™ – a revolutionary new sustainable textile

Starbucks store interiors are being further enhanced by a revolutionary new textile made from natural and renewable raw materials. Created by The Formary, a New Zealand- based design company, using a unique, upcycling1 process, Starbucks coffee sacks are combined with wool resulting in a new sustainable textile called “WoJo”.
WoJo, from wool and jute, the material used in coffee sacks, was conceptualised by The Formary, and has been brought to life for Starbucks in collaboration with UK weavers Camira and wool suppliers, Wools of New Zealand.

The revolutionary new WoJo fabric will be used in a range of Starbucks seating and forms part of the company’s commitment to ethical sourcing and environmental stewardship, at the same time as supporting wool farmers.

The new textile is being unveiled as part of UK Wool Week and will be featured at Starbucks flagship Conduit Street store in London’s West End.

Additionally, the organisers of UK Wool Week – The Campaign for Wool, convened by HRH The Prince of Wales, and The Society of British Interior Design (SBID) – have recognised Starbucks and The Formary with an award for Sustainable Product Innovation.

Heritage chair upholstered in WoJo™,
in Starbucks Conduit Street flagship store London
(during UK Wool Week 11-17 October 2010). .

Photographer: Courtesy of Starbucks

Cloak Chair by Room Two in WoJo™ midnight blue. .

Photographer: Dixson McCarthy Photographers

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Books / BIDA Interior Designers Job Book

BIDA Interior Designers Job Book

Stephen Yakeley and Diana Yakeley (RIBA Publishing Sept. 2010)

The Interior Designer’s Job Book is the first book to set out the professional standard for running an interior design project. It does so step by step, in a sequence designed to complement the construction industry’s standard Plan of Work, providing guidance at every stage of a job from appraisal of the client’s requirements through to completion.

Suitable for all interior design projects – whether small or large – and for both interior designers working in an integrated design team and those acting as lead consultant, it brings a codified procedure and a professional rigour to the way your practice works and the way your projects run – vital for achieving a professional edge in a competitive field.

Its hands-on approach is supplemented by numerous model letters and specimen forms, which the designer can quickly adapt to any job in question. With guidance to the legal background and an introduction to the new concept of space planning, the Interior Designer’s Job Book should become standard reading for both new and established interior design practices, and a textbook for design school/university students on which to base their understanding of professional practice.

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Short note / A compressed beech wood chair

A chair designed by Sandro Lopez for the Elit Collection by PIRCHER

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Short note / Karim Rashid projects for Vondom

VONDOM is entering into other new phase in 2010, for enriching their design and make it more original, more
innovative and more chic, both for indoor as for outdoor spaces, VONDOM started the collaboration together with
the prestigious and multi-talented designer, KARIM RASHID.
¨I was more than thrilled because of the adventurous bold projects they have developed with other great designers as well as their quality, sensibility, and culture¨, said KARIM RASHID. He developed about 50 furniture objects for Vondom. Below a few samples of this collection.

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Books / Contemporary Architecture: Bars and Restaurants

Contemporary Architecture: Bars and Restaurants

Jacobe Kraue (Links International March 2010)

The wide array of designs presented in this volume offers a varied vision of the latest trends in bar and restaurant interiors. The selection is an excellent cross-section of some of most exciting dining rooms at the forefront of design. With the creative impulse given free reign these designs have inevitably been excellent testing grounds for studying different developments in architectural language, use of materials and volume design. Each project is elegantly illustrated with full-colour photographs, floor plans, sketches and detailed commentary from the respective design studios.

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Short note / New Interlam profiles

Some new patterns from Interlam are available. Apart from this interesting range of decorative panels, profiles can be carved in different substrates and it is also possible to embed your own design.
More patterns can be found at their website: http://www.interlam-design.com/

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Short note / DuPont™ Corian® showrooms in New York and Philadelphia

Located in the Flatiron district in New York and in the Marketplace Design Center in Philadelphia are the recently opened showrooms of DuPont™ Corian®.

These showrooms demonstrate the versatility and the functionality of DuPont™ Corian® (and other DuPont materials, like DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces, for example) through a variety of creative applications based on advanced design and fabrications techniques and solutions. The showrooms organize also design exhibitions in their premises.


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Books / BREAKOUT! Your Pathway to Success

BREAKOUT! Your Pathway to Success

Brit Hammer

By Brit HammerBREAKOUT! Your Pathway to Success takes up where Brit Hammer’s best-selling book, Mosaic: Finding Your Own Voice, leaves off—the business aspect of visual art. This book demystifies business terminology, sheds light on legal and money matters, and guides you how to: build a personal brand, harness the power of the Internet and social networking, and build streams of revenue.

The book’s aim is to help you build up your self-confidence and to take back your personal power while creating the art business of your dreams. Full of images of beautiful art, BREAKOUT! Your Pathway to Success is a business book worthy of display on your coffee table!

ID-Sphere users can get the electronic version of this book at a reduced price. Use the promotional code idsphere.
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Short note / Reitschule cafe, its interior design and refurbishment

Reitschule cafe: a project sent to us by the Thonet Press.

Seen from outside, the listed classical complex of the Reitschule cafe and the adjacent University Riding School remains unchanged in spite of the thorough refurbishment. However, the cafe’s interior has undergone a total redesign: floors, walls, room layout and a new staircase have been designed by the architects at Palais Mai, turning the cafe into a ‘modern classic‘.

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Books / Pinpoint: Key Facts + Figures for Sustainable Building

Pinpoint: Key Facts + Figures for Sustainable Building

Bruno Keller Stephan Rutz (Birkhäuser January 2010)

-PINPOINT brings building physics clearly into focus and enables practitioners to make rational use of their expertise while keeping their focus on the essentials.

-May be used “on site” as a manual by architects, civil engineers, and construction planners.

-High-quality edition, handsomely designed

Today, sustainable building means planning and producing structures that offer their users a high degree of comfort while only requiring a small amount of energy to operate. This entails: a high degree of thermal comfort, a good supply of daylight, good sound insulation with respect to both external and internal sources of noise, good room acoustics, the avoidance of any problems whatsoever with condensation or mold, and such a low energy requirement that especially gentle and efficient methods can be used to meet the remaining demand.

At first glance, it might seem quite difficult to fulfill all these requirements. Taken together, the various textbooks on building physics and building automation and the large number of EN and SIA standards now in existence are more confusing than they are useful.

By contrast, this manual presents the most important information on all the key aspects of sustainable building in concise and clearly organized form; makes it easy to put it into practice with the help of graphics, tables, and step-by-step instructions; illustrates it with examples; and supplements it with practical tips.

That is not to say that PINPOINT is intended to replace a textbook or standards collection. On the contrary, it is meant to help practitioners who already have a grasp of the basics make rational use of their expertise while keeping their focus on the essentials.

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Short note / Retro suspending stainless steel chair

If retro is your thing you may be interested in this suspending chair which follows the natural shape of the reclining body.
Made by west Sussex based Adrian Thornber in high grade stainless steel and available in a mirror or sateen polished finish, with or without sheepskin.
For more info visit www.nirvanachairs.com

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Books / MOSAIC: Finding your own voice

MOSAIC: Finding your own voice

Brit Hammer

By Brit HammerThis publication is by one of ID-Sphere’s contributors Brit Hammer. This illustrated work is overflowing with inspiration and information. The book delves into design and composition to help you find your own style and includes technical information just for artists interested in mosaic. The inspiration section features chapters on the works of fine art mosaicists Elaine M. Goodwin, Sonia King, Dugald MacInnes, Mo Ringey, and Brit Hammer-Dijcks. 200 pages (full-color eBook 198 pages).

ID-Sphere users can get the electronic version of this book at a reduced price. Use the promotional code idsphere.
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Light weight concrete mouldings with graphics

Another interesting company at 100% design was Grayconcrete.
The company produces custom made light weight concrete projects. Their fibre reinforced concrete can be used and moulded in a variety of ways, forms and colours, with built in patterns and graphics.
If you can think of it they can probably built it.
Have a look at some of their projects.
For more info visit: Grayconcrete

image: Redman Design/International Slavery Museum

image: Data Nature Associates/Manolo Blahnik Dublin Grayconcrete at 100% design

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Contemporary bathroom shower wiper by VIPP

Finally someone thought of producing this. I personally have been looking for a contemporary shower wiper for quite some time now. Nothing more annoying than delivering a slick looking minimalist bathroom in which the client puts a fluorescent yellow window wiper.

But the alternative will be here soon. This stylish stainless steel and rubber shower wiper produced by Danish manufacturer VIPP will hit the market this November 2009.

Stainless steel shower wiper by VIPP Stainless steel shower wiper by VIPP

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Interlam profiled surfaces at 100% design

Interlam showed an interesting range of decorative panels at 100% design. Profiles can be carved in different substrates and it is also possible to embed your own design.
Below you can find some profile images more can be found at their website at: http://www.interlam-design.com/

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Books: Compact Interiors: Architectural Design

Compact Interiors: Architectural Design

Carles Broto (Links International September 2009)

This fully illustrated work features dozens of apartment and loft interiors from around the world-all created by internationally renown architects and designers. The book focuses on the technical aspects of each project and on the ingenious solutions employed in adapting fixtures and furniture to a range of uses for more efficient uses of space. Each of the projects is beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, floor plans, and sketches. Including every step of the design process-from conception to execution-this guide is indispensable for anyone working in the fields of architecture, interior design, interior decorating and furniture design.

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Books: Color Spaces

Color Spaces

FrIederike Tebbe Christiane Fath (Jovis Verlag September 2009)

How consciously do we experience colour, light and space? How do colours influence our perception, change the effect of something built and thereby shift the relations of space and our judgement? Friederike Tebbe examines the manifestations of colour, its perception, and interpretation in relation to her own architecture and in other practical and theoretical contexts.

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Books: Smart Home Extensions

Smart Home Extensions

Carles Broto (Links International July 2009)

Smart Home Extensions gathers together 32 extensively detailed extensions from architects including Alison Brooks, 3RW Architects, Bob 361 Architects, Plasma Estudio and Herrman & Koch.
These projects have been carried out on both country houses and urban dwellings, temporary and permanent residences, and built in gardens, attics, patios, inner courtyards, backyards and even in the air. Extensions of a durable type and entirely temporary additions, containing anything from a single utility or service room, to a complete residence; all of these ventures are thoroughly documented at every step of the design process, both technically and graphically, from conception to completion.

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