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Cocaïn: History and Culture by Assouline
Architecture
AB Concept: From Minimalist Interiors to Bold Architecture
Inspirations
2019 Trend Report for Interior Design Lovers
Interior Design
Bespoke Luxury Lifestyle Design by London-Based Winch Studio
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Collecting and Decorating with Hunt Slonem
Inspirations

Color Trends: See How Cloud Pink Can Become the Shade of the Future

For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design. One of the major color trends that the institute has been keeping an eye out for is Cloud Pink, and this spectacular shade is the perfect complement a wide variety of spaces, from restaurants and stores to even kids bedrooms.     Regarded as a natural evolution from Millennial pink, the soft and feminine appeal of Cloud Pink is indescribable. This light-toned pink connotes of sweetness and tenderness. When applied to interiors, it adds warmth and a more whimsical touch to one’s spaces.         Pink is a color of extremes and its versatile nature is part of what keeps consumers coming back. The proof of that can be the extreme variety of pieces that out can make with that shade. You can even make a complete bedroom out of it.       Whether you opt to introduce this color in a sofá, bed, a vanity console or even the walls of your kid’s bedroom, the result will be simply outstanding. One of the…

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Interior Design

Moodboards: Get Interior Design Inspirations Using Natural Materials

The use of natural materials is going to be the biggest interior design trends for this year and, as you see, it can be done in any part of the house. Trendbook has created a stunning moodboard that features some of the best materials one should keep an eye out for when selecting the furniture designs for their home interiors, including terracotta, pearls, gold, feathers, coal, marble and wood. Now, the Best Design Books blog will let you know a bit more about this type of materials as well as give you a few interior design inspirations.     Always with gold accents and contemporary style present. With some inspiration in a nature theme, you have bamboo accents and wooden stools. Wood is a detail that gives the natural look while always maintaining the luxuriousness. Mirrors can bring more light to the room too.     Environmental awareness has been on the rise in every single aspect of our lives, and interior design is no exception. Designers and homeowners alike have been embracing the eco-friendly trend and natural materials have been prevalent in interior design in the past few years. Besides being good for the environment, these materials are good for…

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Inspirations

The Mid-Century Style Is all About Classical Silhouettes and Patterns

In this article, the Best Design Books blog returns to talk about yet another exciting design movement, the Mid-century style. Under the tagline of forecasting the future of design and home interiors, Trendbook has created a series of inspirational moodboard with the purpose of providing inspiration for one to remodel their own home interiors, so let’s take a look at the characteristics of this design style as well as a series of furniture designs that best represent it.       Nowadays, Mid-century interiors are all about organic style and ease of living, and that’s reflected in their structure.  The simple lines and pure forms of mid-century styles are what makes it so iconic. It is simple without being boring but eye-catching without being fussy. Furniture is kept simple and without unnecessary elements.       The mid-century days were so rich with innovative and talented artists. Their work reflected bold new territory in the art world, and it complements this groundbreaking style perfectly. Finish the room with classic mid-century art and accents.       The mid-century style is unique in that it’s largely driven by innovative mass-produced furniture and accents. Warm and earthy colors, largely through the natural woods…

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Inspirations

Green Forest Bound to Become the Most Adventurous Color of the Year

Today, the Best Design Books blog returns with yet another fascinating and awe-inspiring moodboard created by Trendbook: Green Forest! This unique hue is bound to become one of the most adventurous colors to use during this year. This unique shade is all about offering a tropical and natural touch to your home interiors.     Green is a shade that springs with and natural vitality and effervescence, and perhaps because of its roots in nature, it’s also supremely versatile. Soft shades sing in sweet, personal zones, while bolder shades can add an untamed elegance. Deep greens are often inspired by nature and have the decor ability to bring properties of the outdoors into the interiors, without feeling overly arboreal.       When paired with brighter or muted hues, Green Forest makes a room feel like a Caribbean oasis. Make sure to also add potted plants, flowers and warm wood tones into your interior decor, bringing it to new heights. This particular shade can also be seen as an accent colour, so if you also combine it with golden details you are bound to create a luxurious ambience.         Besides being an amazing choice of color to…

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Inspirations

Trendbook Creates Moodboard Based on the Neoclassic Design Concept

In the form of visual storytelling and innovative design and with the mission of forecasting the future for the home, Trendbook has recently revealed a series of design moodboards, each portraying characteristics from different design styles. Over the next weeks, the Best Design Books blog will be exploring these moodboards, starting off with the Neoclassic Design Concept. This unique design style is all about elegance and sophistication. It has a modest yet muted and it is all about timeless elegance and introducing traditional elements into our modern day.     The neoclassic design style has a varied color palette with colors such as cream, gray, blue, yellow and green taking the center stage whereas tones like luster black, red, gold and silver are mostly used as patches of color to highlight the overall style.   Manhattan penthouse designed by Juan Pablo Molyneux   Interior by Tatyana Myronova with furnishings from Versace, Boca do Lobo, Koket, A Modern Grand Tour and Eichholtz   Usually, neoclassical furniture are rather symmetrical. In an interior of such a theme, you can expect to see dark wood furniture, embellished ornaments, stone and marble floors and even Persian carpets. Fabrics also play an important role in…

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Lifestyle

Cocaïn: History and Culture by Assouline

Cocaïn History and Culture by Assouline – In the popular imagination, cocaine appeared sometime in the 1970s, seemingly out of nowhere, as the ne plus ultra party drug for the disco generation; shortly thereafter, its destructive effects became impossible to ignore. But in fact, cocaine’s history of addiction dates back to the nineteenth century, when it was legal and sold over the counter to treat ailments ranging from stomachaches to cramps to teething pain in babies.   For millennia before that, however, the unprocessed coca leaf had been essential to the development of indigenous South American cultures. How did the sacred plant of the Incas become the addictive white powder that held in its grip—and nearly destroyed—prominent figures like Sigmund Freud and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, among countless others? And how did it get to wield the corrosive power depicted in films and television series such as Scarface and Narcos? This book tells that story. Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! Armand Limnander is the executive editor of W magazine. Prior to that, he was features director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the editor of VMan magazine, and a senior writer…

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Inspirations

Rimowa Iconic Luggage and Travel Accessories

Rimowa Iconic Luggage and Travel Accessories – Founded in Cologne in 1898, RIMOWA has become synonymous with sleek design and effortless travel. Standing at a three-way intersection of innovation, utility, and luxury, RIMOWA has uniquely positioned itself as a luxury goods manufacturer focused on craftsmanship and dedication—never allowing trends to dictate their design. Paul Morszeck laid the cornerstone for the company’s success 120 years ago by placing a premium on impeccable construction and utmost stability.   RIMOWA‘s success skyrocketed in the 1920s when the suitcases caught the eye of the world’s travelers prizing function above all else, followed by the launch of the first aluminum luggage in 1937 that has made all RIMOWA products distinctive and unique. This book celebrates 120 years of the functional and practical luxury brand, and the people and story behind it—focusing on the ingenuity and inspiration that have characterized RIMOWA’s innovative designs and the creative history that has laid the groundwork for a dynamic future. Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! Dan Thawley is an Australian journalist and editor. He became editor in chief of the Paris-based fashion title A Magazine Curated Byin 2010 where he consults with both emerging…

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Architecture

AB Concept: From Minimalist Interiors to Bold Architecture

AB Concept: From Minimalist Interiors to Bold Architecture – Integrating minimalist interiors into bold interpretations of traditional architectural forms, AB Concept has been hailed as one of the most innovative and acclaimed design firms not only in Asia but across the world, thanks to its forward thinking leaders Ed Ng and Terence Ngan. AB Concept is a leader in both architectural and interior design, consulting for luxury brands such as the Four Seasons, Rosewood, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La Hotels. Hand-sketching and designing each component and often conceptualizing and fabricating bespoke furniture, the duo’s work is characterized by attention to detail, personal touch, and fine craftsmanship. This volume showcases projects that make the eponymous design house a vanguard in the world of high design.   In the two decades since Ed Ng and Terence Ngan founded AB Concept in Hong Kong, the duo has built their practice into an international design powerhouse. Renowned for their sensual, textured interiors, architectural use of space, and meticulous detailing, Ed and Terence draw on diverse cultural influences to create exceptional, narrative-driven interiors for some of the most beautiful hotels, restaurants, clubs, and homes in the world. Today, Ed and Terence oversee their design ateliers across multiple…

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Inspirations

2019 Trend Report for Interior Design Lovers

2019 Trend Report for Interior Design Lovers – Maison Et Objet ended yesterday! It was another amazing edition that brought us the best of design with incredible stands, inspirations, and design trends. For that reason, Trend Design Book will show you how to get the look with the new trends from Maison Et Objet.    BRABBU This is a design brand that reflects an intense way of living, bringing fierceness, strength, and power into an urban lifestyle. This brand offers products like the Mecca Center Table, Koi Dining Table, Soleil Wall Light, and Essex Armchair.  BOCA DO LOBO Boca do Lobo strive to encourage sensational experiences by creating beautiful pieces which are passionately inspired and handcrafted in Portugal by a staff that loves what they do. Unlike the rose gold and copper, the natural metals are here to stay! Boca do Lobo shows it in the best way possible with Once Upon A Time, and Lapiaz Console. ESSENTIAL HOME It’s mid-century modern lines that merge important historical references from the 1930s and 1960s and with contemporary influences. The brand deals with different, intimate and cozy ambiances that express the elegance and the luxury that is conveyed by the use of rich material now in a home environment. RUG’S SOCIETY Rug’Society is an exquisite Portuguese brand of Rugs and covering selections, that mainly aims to transform rugs into pieces of art. Rug’Society appears with a strong connotation to the eclectic style, a brand that transmits emotions, and…

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