It is simple yet complicated, down to earth but glam, beautiful, yet environmentally- friendly. Ed Chew transforms the ordinary throw-away tetrabox into expensive and impressive -looking interior design furniture. Pics and link after the break.
Having a nice office is one thing; having nice stuff in the office is a completely different one. We all like having nice stuff around, or with us since these are the things we constantly interact with while we’re working. These things provide us with extrinsic motivation that keeps us moving and enjoying our work.
Religion is a giant force of influence to civilization. It seeps through every part of our lives, whether we like it or not, and whether or not we are believers. It is undeniable that it has greatly influenced both artists and designers to create works that either support, or critique religion; and that this relationship between religion and the Creatives has opened up human consciousness in many ways.
Chances are, we spend more time in the office than in our own living rooms. The reason for this isn’t simply because ‘our work is there’ but rather because that is where we feel the most productive; and work is instinctual because it leads to survival. Basic need. So why spend our lives in sad, and damp work spaces when it there are countless possibilities to beautify our work caves? Continue reading I Can Work Here #1: Wood, Light, Contrast
There has always been this saying that ‘nature is the best designer’ and that ‘to see what goes together well, simply look at nature.’ To me, this is completely true, not simply in a personal aesthetic fashion, but also in a practical way. If we were to look at Design and Aesthetics from a Darwinian perspective, Aesthetics and Pragmatics are the paramount to the survival of a species, thus leaving nature beautiful and useful. But that might be too overreaching.
The attic is often romanticized in the movies and in books as the dusty, dirty, damp forgotten place in our homes where the dead or evil spirits live. It also holds a special place in our childhood as the “final frontier” of our homes.
Here are some tips by Decoist on how to repurpose the attic from a triple D (dusty, dirty, damp) to a lively and useful section of the house.