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New Classics: Vilac's Ride On Classic Car
Yes, it's a toy. But photo stylists and other design-minded grown-ups love how it takes rooms for a spin
"other design-minded grown-ups love how it takes rooms for a spin... beautifully designed that it has become a favorite among architects, designers and photo... Ride On Classic Car is one they'll probably keep on display long after their kids have... car's design is based on racecars of the 1920s. The seat resembles classic caramel... beautifully designed, it's the little toy car that draws the eye. This image is a good..."
Classic Design: The Language of Columns
Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian — Greek and Roman design still has a place in our homes. But which style to use, and how?
"Roman design still has a place in our homes. But which style to use, and how?... traditionally designed house has to have at least one column based on designs from antiquity... fifth classical order. Each order had a distinct meaning. A building designed using... as the classical orders. These orders (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian) were adopted... building designed in the Corinthian order. Each order had a distinct meaning. A building..."
5 Classic Shaker Designs for the Contemporary Home
"to the design of beautifully pared-down furniture, revered to this day by modern and... traditional design lovers alike. Officially called the United Society of Believers in Christ’s... Shaker designs are, if anything, more relevant in today’s hectic world than they were... Shaker design look at actual Shaker work, not "reproductions" designed to be mass... joinery and design. An in person visit to one of the remaining Shaker communities is the..."
True Grit: Classic, Old-West Style Design
"Design Eye on the Oscars: How to Bring a Little True Grit Home... western design and would love to see more of it. I'll bet Mr. Frumpy would enjoy being... in the design world? Next: Design Eye on the Oscars: The Kids Are All Right Design... Since design is all about turning tradition on its head, the unexpected application... example. Classic details such as beams above are put to use as vessels for integrated..."
New Classics: Seppo Koho's Lighting Designs
These hand-crafted Finnish pendant lights are modern, contemporary and elegant, hinting at their roots in architecture
"Secto Designs, and his lighting designs have a beautiful simplicity that makes it... fixture was designed by a person with a background in architecture, I think, "Ah, that's... hear the designer is Scandinavian, even more lightbulbs go off (sorry for the bad pun)... such a designer; he is a Finnish architect who studied at the University of Industrial... Danish design via the Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs. Koho has designed Secto pendants..."
Roots of Style: Classical Details Flourish in 21st-Century Architecture
Columns, friezes, cornices ... if your home has features like these, it may have been influenced by ancient designs
"interest in classical design, which sustained great momentum until about 1950.... origins of classical architecture. What makes the subject relevant today is the high number... have been designed with the aesthetics that developed in ancient times, and the inte... modern design theory relinquishes precedent for inspiration and formulation, there... fact that classical architecture strictly follows these principles makes it an important..."
Classic Decor Gets Its Due — in a Giftworthy Book
Entertainment and education mingle in this design reference, brimming with anecdotes, history and design lessons for today
"in this design reference, brimming with anecdotes, history and design lessons for today... when the design-blog landscape was just a wee fraction of what it is today, Jennifer... interior design history, and I’ve picked up from her much of my ability to identify... identify classic elements and the work of some of the greats. Although chock-full of facts... making her design lessons a joy. Here’s a peek at the chic in her latest book, In With..."
6 Basic Elements of Classic Garden Style
Use symmetry, geometry and other principles of formal design to give even a modest garden a pleasing balance
"formal design to give even a modest garden a pleasing balance... Classic gardens are essentially formal gardens. They are defined by clean geometry... featuring classical elements, it makes sense that our gardens follow suit. Formal can... garden design will help you adapt the style to your site.... help design buildings. Landscape designers/landscape architects sometimes use them... of our designs. Sometimes its very subtle and other times its has a strong geometry..."
Outdoor Style: Creative Ways With Classic Concrete
Have you cast concrete aside as being too dull or crack-prone? Learn about new design options along with the basics of using it outside
"about new design options along with the basics of using it outside... dull, its design potential for paths, patios, walls and other features is almost limitless... the most classical traditionalist. So yes, I have chosen to work with concrete and my... basic design. Limitations. Concrete has a tendency to crack due to expansion and... of the design. Here dry-laid concrete pavers provide ribbons of interest within 6-inch..."
Elements of Modernist Landscapes, Classic and New
Can a garden be modernist without the lawn and glass-walled views from indoors? See which midcentury principles still work for today
"shift from classic gardens of the past. For the most part, they were designed for middle-class... work and designing landscapes that reflected contemporary life. More than a style, modernist... homeowners and designers are updating midcentury gardens.... these designs! Lovely spaces but no sun protection? Living in the skin cancer... in US design? Even without our powerful sun, sunburn is still an issue, unless one..."
Houzz Tour: Brian Dittmar's Relaxed Classic Style
"Houses, One Designer, and Six Great Decorating Strategies... modern design circles. Caught up in the progression of design techniques, sometimes... California designer Brian Dittmar Design, Inc. is an example of this successful blend... approachable designs are those that pay tribute to tradition while incorporating current... definite classic approach, but instead of coming across as old-fashioned and stodgy... stodgy, his designs feel comfortable and interesting. Since his style blends with the style..."
Vintage Classic: The Toledo Stool
"bicycle design, The Toledo Metal Furniture Company's furniture was designed to stand... stool is a classic piece with an industrial aesthetic that can sidle right up to a counter... company that designed them was originally a bicycle company that jumped to making furniture... stools, designed in the early 1900s, were created with schools, industrial shops and... See how designers are incorporating them into homes today...."
Classic Summer Furniture: The Adirondack Chair
"chair designed more than a hundred years ago but updated (or not) for modern tastes... really was designed in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. In 1903, to be exact. Throughout... of the classic remain, there have been some adjustments, alterations and upgrades... make the design even more distinctive. Would love a couple on my decking Are there any... Reitveld design vs. the more traditional Adirondak style. Thanks for posting the photo..."
Tastemaker: Reagan Hayes Reinterprets the Classics
"Designer gives timeless pieces extra comfort and a youthful elegance... interior designer turned product designer, Hayes creates products that aren’t about... young designers are so intent with looking forward that they forget to look at the... updating designs that have proven the test of time. Read on to learn more about this... stylish designer’s inspirations and favorite products and her take on the current design..."
Classic Color Duo: Blue and White
For rooms that exude simplicity and elegance, consider the timeless color combination of blue and white in your interior design
"This classic color palette dates back to the ninth century, when cobalt-blue pigments... people. In design it creates a feeling of elegance and simplicity that is unparalleled... Wilkinson Design...Amazing view!! Also love the blue and white used in all pics, especially... comfort and classic style.Suggested paint pick: Blue, Benjamin Moore Monochromatic doesn't... narrative design, often portraying the French countryside. Using blue and white toile..."