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The cold: new conservation prospects


The cold: new conservation prospects

The refrigerator is a staple of our kitchens, whether one is in the tropics or in the far north. But this traditional cooling system comes with high costs for the environment: it's a safe bet that your refrigerator has gorges of electricity without worrying about the future. Fortunately, all over the world have realized progress in the elaboration of means to refrigerate our food without overheating the planet. Some inventors...

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The elephant in the deco: symbolic and ...


The elephant in the deco: symbolic and declinations

At the last edition of the Salon MaisonObjet I crossed many animals at the turn of the aisles: small (dragonflies, butterflies and ants ...) were being discreet about fabrics and wallpapers, while large (elephants, giraffes, or zebras ...) strolling about, stuffed, or carved molds. And if it is an animal that crosses all modes, it is the elephant. He rides the ethnic wave, and today it remains very chic. The elephant is heavy...

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What material for my kitchen credence?


What material for my kitchen credence?

credenza called part of the wall which lies between the work plan and senior Elements 45 and makes about 65 cm. It's a wall "technique" because of its proximity to the sink and hob which therefore requires the tightness and heat resistance. It must also be able to easily wash to eliminate fat projections or other common stains in the kitchen. focal point of the kitchen, avere credence is also a powerful lever deco and for all...

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pro tips for making open space more functional


pro tips for making open space more functional

The human being is wad of contradictions! He tirelessly dream of a large space, many square meters, of freedom of expression and the day it finally arrives, it is lost. The eye needs to see landmarks to direct, feel at ease and appropriate space. When one is lucky enough to have a large volume, the goal is to recreate a few symbolic landmarks, circulations, changes that will give comfort and warmth to the place. Follow the...

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The asymmetry for a wildly harmonious deco


The asymmetry for a wildly harmonious deco

There is an undeniable charm to achieve beautiful harmonies ordinates well, although symmetrical, because it emanates a resting order printing. This timeless classic can however be hustles without losing its panache, provided to gently bring the asymmetrical chaos in its rules, by logical or surprising touches. As with everything, it should do so with sensitivity and good taste. Here are some tips for finding a new balance by...

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Portrait: Tom Dixon, rock designer


Portrait: Tom Dixon, rock designer

Only in 1959 Sfax, Tom Dixon is a designer's meteoric rise even "unstoppable", which regularly describes as"Enfant terrible of English design". An informal and delicious as this is as much a self-taught his daring has its signature resolutely apart, etincelante in all its achievements. Which paradoxically oscillate between tradition and modernity, with inimitable elegance, although an obvious SHIFTED strand. Indeed, has the...

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Privees visits: 13 french apartments dare color!


Privees visits: 13 french apartments dare color!

Everyone does not possess garden or express his creativity at the option of a vitamin furniture, XXL vases and other accessories in the colors of summer. Never mind ! Invite the sun and the colors of the rainbow sky home! For solid color, or by bit, in a united way or rhythm patterns, has you! For inspiration, I gather here 13 overdrafts on Journal french apartments whose owners have the leap. For each, a Visit Privee will...

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pro tips for a child’s room bicolor


pro tips for a child’s room bicolor

How to choose the colors of a child's room or baby? By simply playing two shades, learn to compose a peaceful and pleasant harmonies for all childhood ages! Egue there Seta A two-bedroom taste!Tangerine and blue, contrast that offers this room is very bold. Why not ? When one wishes to create surprise, however, it is advisable to give it a real sense, which here makes the choice of color in bed head First, there is the...

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Privee visit: Zoom on the house of a zero defect ...


Privee visit: Zoom on the house of a zero defect photographer

Photographer Los Angeles ASSESSED IN THE middle of the advertising as art, the owner of this house is known to have the eye. But regarding the aesthetics of the masonry she shared with her husband, Hollywood Hills, she let the hand Beth Holden and Wolfgang Melian cabinet New Theme Inc. Given the state of the house originally, the couple has just qualified as a "ranch bastard", the architects opted for a complete demolition....

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In deco, Snoopy does not count for peanuts!


In deco, Snoopy does not count for peanuts!

Young and old the chance, since 23 December, to regale the new adventures of Snoopy and the Peanuts strip the cinema. For the occasion, here is a deco folder dedicated to famous little dog that has enchanted several generations since its appearance in the comic strip its creator, Charles M. Schultz. Usually confined to the rank of figurine or stuffed in the children's rooms, occupies here an authentic place in terms of...

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Privee visit: Outdoor Furniture Layouts an ...


Privee visit: Outdoor Furniture Layouts an ecological wooden house

Specialized in the elaboration of ecological projects, usually wooden, Damien and Stephanie Gallet have signed this beautiful house in 2009 for a couple. The young man wanted to build on the land of his parents. This house including the particularity of having been envisaged after the pool that is installed twenty years earlier. Implanted in the southwest of Lyon and south facing, building seduced by its external...

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Visit Privee: A contemporary renovation in the ...


Visit Privee: A contemporary renovation in the heart of a farm?

It is difficult to escape the charm of an old building! When the family discovered this farmhouse built in 1890 in the southwest of Munich, it is left captivated: the ideal location, fascinating history, barns, outbuildings, rustic attic. It was a dream!After the purchase, the family says the transformation and redevelopment of buildings to architects Philipp Moller. The firm had to design an exceptional interior space and...

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Privee visit: Urban and rustic chic of a Parisian ...


Privee visit: Urban and rustic chic of a Parisian apartment

Located on the Left Bank, this Paris apartment has been completely decorated by an Italian couple came to live in the French capital. Mix of rustic and urban parts, the place exudes comfort of a nice apartment to live.Coup d 'eye Who lives here: an Italian couple and their two childrenlocation: rue de l'Universite, Parisarea: 90 m? Photos: Stefano Candito Stefano Candito Photography The kitchen was decorated with a pink...

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Pro Tip to understand and use drip irrigation


Pro Tip to understand and use drip irrigation

Zoom on an efficient irrigation technology and practice proven in the gardens around the world. Here are some explanations to better understand this widely used technique today and apply at home. Patricia Grolier. What is it that drip irrigation?This technique allows to water the plants at the pres. In delimiting the area has water, it limits water consumption. Micro-sprinklers, called "a drip-drip" employs microdiffuseurs...

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Temperatures fall? Invite the outdoor games at ...


Temperatures fall? Invite the outdoor games at home!

How then to occupy the children when it rains? How to dislodge them from their endless console sessions and TV? That much thorny questions I proposed a bold answer: do you enter in the Reply of outdoor play structures on which they are tireless! Contrary to what you imagine perhaps, these games are not necessarily very bulky and most are relatively cheap. Most of the games we have selected can be installed with limited DIY...

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Zoom furniture: A new life for the established


Zoom furniture: A new life for the established

Rustic or industrial, long regarded as too massive and rude, often linked in the collective mind to low manual tasks, the established has today won acclaim by providing a unique touch to our interior or exterior has our. Its origins are lost in time from those of the early work of craftsmen. Designed by and for early joiners, the established, is a large and wide solid wood tray encheville solidly on four legs, pulls his...

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Salon of the Week: A boudoir in western Paris


Salon of the Week: A boudoir in western Paris

How not to succumb to the charms of a bright living room feeding to the manner of a boudoir ... But not any boudoir! Here is a boudoir that upsets the codes to mix eras and inspirations, without shock, quite the contrary! There is beauty and harmony in this mixture of genres. A lounge to discover absolutely ... Laurence Garrison / La Decorruptible Coup d '?he Who lives here A young couple and their daughterLocation : In the...

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pro Advice for how to paint ceiling


pro Advice for how to paint ceiling

The bete noire of the ceilings, it is the trace of paint. One which, as it dries, shines and attracts irresistibly look up! One that traces its groove just above the suspension, or light the enlightened without pity ... Anyway, its ceiling painted demand a professional gesture. Did you know that the tracks appear when you press the roll until the last drop? And each layer must be placed "wet on wet", that is to say, the...

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Privee visit: To the rescue of a barn in Michigan


Privee visit: To the rescue of a barn in Michigan

One of my first contributions to Journal absolutely had to have about my love barns. They are beautiful structures. A renovated barn has had both an old and full of character structure, while remaining simple in form. Extension can be of varied spaces and are often embellished with industrial items. As if it was renovating a former furniture unearthed in an antique shop.So when I came across this project northworks cabinet...

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Privee visit: The little Parisian loft Eric ...


Privee visit: The little Parisian loft Eric Gizard

Love in a former workshop on the first floor of a Parisian building 1900, this very beautiful architect's apartment was imagined as a small loft for two. "It's really an apartment for a couple and think conceived as a mini loft. The idea was to be able to maintain visual or oral communication between all spaces ", said Eric Gizard. But still leave the bulk composition of the assembly and the different elements of a thoughtful...

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teen room Week: Street art is expressed in ...


teen room Week: Street art is expressed in Interior

When a teenager decides to redecorate his room with an interior decorator of the results can be very surprising! Diversion of objects, upcycling, ?works of street art ... Good ideas fuse to give birth to a teen room full of life and originality, which will inspire even the greatest. Nathalie Kaid Coup d 'eyeWho lives here : Thibault, a teenager, 14 years to the era of the projectArea : Approximately 18 m?Interior designer...

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Privee visit: Win in brightness in an apartment ...


Privee visit: Win in brightness in an apartment with character

inland structures but also technical equipment, everything from being rethinks this Clermont-Ferrand apartment. The architect Sophie Lallias has transformed the management of natural light but also the spatial reorganization of the place and its colors. Objective: to make this house into a cozy mezzanine living space for a couple and their young adolescent.Coup d 'eyeWho lives here: a couple and their young teenlocation:...

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Adopt the bed to the floor for a Zen room


Adopt the bed to the floor for a Zen room

Asian-inspired, the bed floor has something magical that gives the impression of sleeping in a hut in an exotic country in a unique bed and breakfast ... Far from being a "sleeping one night" it is even followers daily when the room DEDICATED sleep is narrow or small, or that one feels the urge to sleep zen. Summary and rustic, the bed floor? On the contrary ! Here are some tips to amenities and decoration to make your...

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Dress your bed for winter


Dress your bed for winter

In winter drink tea, watch a romantic movie or reading a good book become our favorite things and for that, we must admit: our couch is our best allies! Element imposing our room, he must be worthy of elegance but also comfort. Whether for two, angled, or downright way seat design, here are some tips for he dons its finest winter clothes! A + B KASHA Designs Play with color accessoriesIf you have a fairly sober sofa, bet on...

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Privee visit: The apartment of a fashionista


Privee visit: The apartment of a fashionista

The owner of this duplex is a fan of Sex and the City. So she imagines to her apartment full of character decoration and feminine details. A true French version of the spirit of the series. With her little girl and her cat, they live in this beautiful space that Deploys the third and fourth floors of a typical building of the old suburbs of Paris. The premises were originally in a state of total disrepair. So it took effect a...

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Colour your grace bathroom has mosaic


Colour your grace bathroom has mosaic

Far from being outdated, although it has been ignored for a time, the trend returned mosaic dresses increasingly modern bathrooms. And helps complete with panache, the most minimalist or contemporary atmospheres. Made from various and varied tesserae (ie small plain or multicolored fragments ceramic, marble, glass, enamel, etc.) and related assemblies with cement, mosaic can decliner in multiple tonalities for living room...

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Tips: How to place a corner sofa?


Tips: How to place a corner sofa?

The corner sofa is comfortable and friendly, but often imposing or bulky. On the occasion of removals, a renovation or just a purchase, corner sofa for placing the question arises naturally. Or put it to preserve the circulation in the room while optimizing space? Against a wall ? Side window ? In the middle of the room ? Between living and dining room? Here our pro tips to see more clearly. Trewin Design Architects Against...

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Visit Privee: A contemporary house surrounded by ...


Visit Privee: A contemporary house surrounded by trees in Sydney

Our houses are home to us but also greatly influence our mood and the way we live. Find or build a home that provides maximum comfort while being consistent with our way of life: here is the key to happiness.This house of the neighborhood Freshwater in Sydney is perfectly integrated in its environment boise. This is a architect Matt Elkan that we owe this design in harmony with nature. " The beauty of a house depends on what...

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