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Kim Inglis

Interior Design

Book Review: New Thai Style

Book Review: New Thai Style – Thai Style is renowned throughout the world for its grace, form and colors, reflecting wider national culture. Whether pavilion-style architecture, elegant interior designs, innovative use of textiles and materials, Thai style manages to combine cultural traditions with skilled craftsmanship and modern interpretations. These design forms have evolved into a 21st century paragon of design practice and universally admired. Contemporary Thai Style —one that merges ancient practices with modern fashions, graphics and technologies is what this book seeks to showcase. A number of carefully selected homes, resorts, hotels and residences from the north, through Bangkok to the islands in the south are featured in New Thai Style – a cornucopia of all that is new and exciting in confident, thrusting Thailand’s design scene. Work from established and emerging architects and designers are featured as international culture vultures and collectors, hot hoteliers and developers lead the way with a 21st-Century aesthetic, confident and contemporary, yet still distinctly Thai. You May Also Like: Book Review: The Luxury Collection – Room With A View Kim Inglis is a British writer and editor based in Singapore. She has edited a number of books about Thai architecture, design and culture, and…

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Bali By Design: 25 Contemporary Houses

Bali By Design: 25 Contemporary Houses – Bali has long been a creative inspiration for the world—providing exciting new design ideas that are emulated today in homes and hotels around the globe. The open to the elements bathroom with interior courtyard garden, the giant bamboo sofa with handwoven cushion covers, and the garden pavilion or bale with raised platform seating are all examples of concepts that originated on the island. All these—and much more—may be viewed in Bali By Design. Bali By Designs provides coverage of the latest and best design work in Bali today. Featuring 25 stunning contemporary homes, it showcases the ideas of a new generation of talented international and Indonesian designers. Each of these extraordinary houses presents new solutions for age-old challenges—illustrating how stylish modern lifestyles may be achieved through clever architecture and interior design. See the selection of artful furniture and furnishings in open, airy rooms, the inclusion of natural stone in shady courtyards and swimming pools, and the plethora of handcrafted surfaces, objects and artifacts. Many of these houses explore ways of reducing power consumption for a more sustainable, low-carbon future. Others present a modern urban version of the tropical Bali design style that has its roots in a…

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