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How to create a stunning kitchen with plywood

How to create a stunning plywood kitchen

Besides its eco-friendly properties, plywood or wood from sustainable forests are a great alternative to re-design your kitchen on a budget. Personally, I’m a huge fan of this material which we used at home in Steve’s tree house. I love the warmth and the Scandinavian vibes, wood adds to the room and if you’re not convinced, let me show you 12 examples of modern kitchens re-designed with plywood. Plywood kitchen project #1 Starting with this beautiful, airy kitchen designed by Toby Scott in Australia, plywood is kept to a minimum and adds warm accents to this open-plan room.Plywood kitchen project #2 Designed by the Tribe Studio, an Australian architectural studio with an impressive amount of amazing interior design projects under their belt, this kitchen with plywood units provides plenty of storage. Be prepared to spend quite some time drooling on the Tribe studio website.Plywood kitchen project #3: Renovated by Made Architects, a Belgian architectural studio, this kitchen in a 1950’s house is small and compact but I love how they maximise the space up to the ceiling while increasing the …

how to optimise your home office: 4 ways

How to optimise your home office: 4 ways

Are you looking for ways to optimise your office space at home? The number of people working from home rises to its highest level since records began. In the UK alone, there were 4.2 million UK home workers in the first three months of 2014 (2015 figures TBC), amounting to 13.9% of the workforce. Whether you live alone, share your space with your partner or a full house with children, here are four clever, contemporary ways to maximise floor space and create a nice office space at home. Home office #1: If you have toddlers, you will agree that most of the time, they love hanging out around their parents, sometimes, much to our dismay when we need quiet time to meet a deadline. Mila certainly did when she was young and still does. Designed by Dutch Architects Van Wengerden, these minimalist wall-mounted desks (pictured below) have been designed with family life in mind. Fitted at different heights to accommodate little kid chair like a mini Eames style chair (available on NOTHS in white, yellow and blue), these workstations not only look …

A small family flat renovated with plywood in Melbourne. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

A small, beautiful flat re-designed with plywood

Since we stayed in a lovely loft apartment renovated with eco-friendly material in Cap-Breton, plywood is fast becoming one of my favourite material. It has the benefit of being affordable while adding warmth and textures to an interior. As we are currently tackling two renovation projects and will re-design a flat in Paris next year, I thought it would be good to show you how to make the most of plywood.

House Tour: The Ochre Barn in Norfolk

The Ochre Barn in Norfolk

Do you prefer living in the city or out in the countryside or by the sea? I grew up in a tiny village in the countryside and since I left home, I’ve always been a city girl at heart. However, having recently spent more time working in France from our holiday home and having gone for a few morning walks by the beach, I started thinking what if… They are still things that drive me crazy like taking the car to run any errands whereas in London, I just walk or cycle + shops are open all the time but I guess there are upsides and downsides on each account. If I was to live in the countryside, I would love to live in a big modern space like the Ochre Barn in Norfolk designed by Carl Turner Architects and achieved on a budget of £400,000 in 2010. The original brickwork of the building was maintained but the whole space was turned into a multi-purpose development to host a retreat, residential quarters and a workspace. // Architecture: …

The Gaivota rocking chair

The Gaivota rocking chair

Since Mila was not in the mood for modelling, I asked Lucas, our Australian Shepherd to model next to the Gaivota rocking chair and with a few treats from Pooch and Mutt, he kindly obliged :-) Designed by Renaud Bonzon, the Gaivota rocking chair, is one of the most rewarded pieces of furniture in Brazil and was selected in 1990 to represent Brazil at the Biennial of Design in São Paulo. Very comfortable, the Gaivota rocking chair is appreciated for its ergonomics and perfect proportions. The curved forms of both seat and back were defined by Reno Bonzon, after he sat in deep snow during a stay in French Alps and noticed his body print. Keeping ergonomics in mind, Reno wanted to reproduce this confortable form and paid special attention to both dimensions and balance, making the Gaivota rocking chair very confortable whatever the size of the person may be. For the sake of environment, Bonzon chose plywood to make the chair but the manufacturing process also allowed him to create large curves which he took advantages from, and introduced movement in …