By Megan McDonoughThe Washington Post Picture an escape.
The first image that came to mind was probably a sandy beach, or an exotic location. It likely wasn't your master bathroom or bedroom.
That is slowly changing, said interior designer and author Nate Berkus.
"With everything going on in the world, I think all of us want, and have always wanted, our home to be our sanctuary," said Berkus, co-star of the TLC reality show "Nate & Jeremiah by Design."
Berkus has made a career of transforming peoples' living spaces into private oases. But as millennials join the ranks of home buyers, with their obsessive interest in self-care, mindfulness and the Internet, the idea of design as escapism is expanding.
People are relying more on their home environments to boost their moods and overall sense of well-being. And in today's heated climate, optimizing your home for happiness and creating a safe space to decompress and disconnect from work, politics and technology are not onl..
They will receive Bt100,000 worth of prizes, a Macbook, and the opportunity to represent Thailand by expressing their creativity during the Learning Program, the annual activity held for 15 winners across Asia, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Asia Young Designer Award aims to inspire students to be more innovative and motivate them to enhance their professionalism and contribute sustainably to both society and the community. Under the theme of “You for Tomorrow”, this year’s project encouraged entrants to create works that recognised the importance of design in supporting the future. It also aimed to broaden their vision and develop their skills so as to respond effectively to a fast-changing society.
“Nippon Paint sees great potential in architecture and design students who will form the next generation of design professionals and we want to play a role in supporting them to showcase their abilities. This year, we are celebrating 10 years of the project with young d..
TWIN FALLS — Evelyn Moreno grew up hearing stories about how her grandmother sewed clothing for her family.
When she was younger, Evelyn begged her mother to let her sew. But she wasn’t allowed to because she was too young.
Now, the 12-year-old is getting a chance to learn more about fashion. She’s among about 15 students in South Hills Middle School’s new fashion and design club, which launched this fall.
It’s the only club of its kind in the Twin Falls School District — and likely, in the Magic Valley. South Hills Middle School is a brand new campus in south Twin Falls and opened in August.
“They’re working their tails off to get this done by next week,” art teacher and club adviser Jay Bryan said Wednesday.
It’s a nationwide contest and there’s stiff competition. But Bryan said, “We’re hoping we might snag this one.” He encouraged his students to draw a "foofy" dress because it’s likely what the judges are looking for.
The winner’s dress will be created in real life by a professiona..
Picture an escape.
The first image that came to mind was probably a sandy beach, or an exotic location. It likely wasn’t your master bathroom or bedroom.
That is slowly changing, said interior designer and author Nate Berkus.
“With everything going on in the world, I think all of us want, and have always wanted, our home to be our sanctuary,” said Berkus, co-star of the TLC reality show “Nate &Jeremiah by Design.”
Berkus has made a career of transforming peoples’ living spaces into private oases. As millennials join the ranks of home buyers, with their interest in self-care, mindfulness and the Internet, the idea of design as escapism is expanding.
People are relying more on their home environments to boost their moods and overall sense of well-being. And in today’s heated climate, optimizing your home for happiness and creating a safe space to decompress and disconnect from work, politics and technology are not only valued but necessary.
“The best interiors are the inter..
Perhaps you’ve heard of Ray Eames and Denise Scott Brown, but how about Natalie Griffin de Blois, Mary Jane Colter, or Isabel Roberts? All are architects born before 1940 and pioneering women in their field—De Blois was a senior designer at SOM; Colter’s structures grace the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona; and Roberts was one of two women at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park, Illinois studio. But unfortunately, none are household names taught in architecture school.
Architect and designer Ray Eames.
Photo: Courtesy of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
Today, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation has launched a website, designed by Los Angeles–based Yay Brigade, that it hopes will disrupt the overlooked history of women in architecture like the aforementioned. “Pioneering Women of American Architecture” will profile 50 accomplished architects and designers (the launch includes a first tranche of 24), detailing their lives, education, and accolades as well as the project..
Palatine officials say the village will gain more than a significant business when Studio 41 Home Design Showroom opens in a former Northwest Highway automobile dealership.
Studio 41 executive general manager John Mannion expects the business specializing in home fixtures and décor to open in spring 2019 in the former AC Imports Jaguar dealership, 1410 W. Northwest Highway, just south of Dundee Road. AC Imports ended a 50-year run when it vacated the building in January 2017.
Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz said Studio 41 will improve the northern gateway into the village. He said the business isn't receiving incentives through a tax increment financing district or other means to take over the 35,000-square-foot structure.
"It's a big win for us," Schwantz said. "There's certain things you can do within a TIF district. You can be creative. But this is outside of a TIF district, so this is truly a partn..
Dear Readers, this column is just for you. Every other week, I’ll answer one of your interior design questions. Just send me an email with your question and I’ll reply right here. This week’s question:
My daughter thinks she wants to be an interior designer. Can you recommend a few books that I can buy for her for Christmas? Any other advice on this would also be appreciated especially if it could help her decide if this is what she really wants to do. She is 22 years-old and just got her degree in philosophy, of all things.
My mind is spinning with advice. Let’s start with books. For now, skip the many style-oriented books like Tropical Style, Country Style, Scandinavian Style, Mediterranean Style, Signature Style, etc. Skip the ones filled with pretty pictures or the how-to inspirational books. While they are entertaining and great for picking up and idea or two, they only show what has been designed. Sometimes they also tell you why. But they don’t explain how they’ve been designed...
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“It was like the belly of a whale,” says the designer Stefanie Brechbuehler of her latest project, a 19th-century Italianate rowhouse in Charleston, South Carolina that had been charred by a kitchen fire three years ago, after a realtor left the stove on. “There was a lot of smoke damage,” adds her husband, the architect Robert Highsmith. “But the structure and historical elements of the house survived.”
The polymathic couple, who run the Brooklyn design studio Workstead, purchased the property on stately Bee’s Row two years ago on behalf of an unnamed investor who planned to flip the house but, upon seeing the completed rooms, decided to keep it instead. It’s now become a showcase of sorts for the restrained, provenance-infused modernism that Brechbuehler, 39, and Highsmith, 35, have espoused since founding their interior, building and lighting firm with fellow Rhode Island School of Design alum Ryan Mahoney almost a decade ago. In recent years, Workstead has been turnin..
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