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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How to hide your pet's bowl in the kitchen? Smart solutions for contemporary kitchens.


smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
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Corner drawers


corner drawer, smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
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2. Corner shelves and cabinets




corner shelves, smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
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corner shelves, smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
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3. Cargo shelvings



smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
pictures: Peka

 
4.  Aventos.



aventos blum, szafka podnośniki, funkcjonalna kuchnia
zdjęcia: Blum

smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
picture: Blum






5. Drawers organization


smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
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6. Secret storage nooks

Pictures sent by my reader Krzysztof.


smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions

smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions



6. Something for cats and dogs :)

dog's bowl, smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions


Shifting kitchen furniture and appliances

Mobile coutertop in a kitchen I designed:

smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
Kitchen coutertop that slides over the island and hides sink


movable hidden coutertop


a pull-out coutertop, smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions

a pull-out coutertop, smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
source: kokopelia.pl


Pull-out hood







Hidden power points

a pull-out coutertop, smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions
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Hygene

Amazing are coutertops that make one clean surface with sink and wall - look at the details of another kitchen designed by me:








a pull-out coutertop, smart kitchen storage ideas, kitchen solutions


Trash



1. Servo-Drive






2. Countertop built-in trash.


diy built in trash countertop



diy built in trash countertop


And a super creative idea in the end:







It's sure I could include all the existing solutions in one post. Anyway, of you want a perfect kitchen a strongly advise you to hire a professional (e.g. me, contact me here ;))



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gold and silver kitchen? why not! | THE WEEKLY WANT



The carnival reached its peak! It made me crave for gold and silver...also in kitchens. As first it may seem funny to combine cooking with gold and silver...but the results can be stunning.


gold
gold kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
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gold kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
source: panidyrektor.pl

gold kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
source: kokopelia.pl

gold kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
source: Elle Decor

gold kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
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gold kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
source: dekorady.tv


silver


silver kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
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silver kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
source: archilovers

silver kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
source: veranda.com

silver kitchen, inspirations, shiny kitchen
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But be careful - using gold and silver can be tricky! It was really hard to find good inspirations in the web, most of gold and silver kitchens are...kitschy and just ugly. If you don't feel comfortable designing your gold kitchen better turn to a professional. 



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Reclaimed wood and interior design | TRENDS



Old, rough reclaimed wood found its way to our interiors! Reclaimed wood is now very popular and matches the most important contemporary interior design trends. It will look good in a scandi-style interior (which is now the most popular style in Poland) as well as in industrial style interiors, inspired with spaces of former factories. It can also be an interesting accent in a modern apartment.

Architects and designers are looking for interesting sources of such wood - on the (Polish) internet we can find a lot of offers of buying boards from old barns. The old boards are exchanged for new ones and the owners are happy, unconcious of the real value and quality of the old wood they just gave away. The old boards are next used in designer interiors, furniture or as a stylish exterior siding.

Designers from Divadlo used in their furniture old wood coming from former piles of a famous Polish pier in Sopot (you can see it in this post). 80 year old wood, well preserved due to the fact it was under water with no air access, was dried and represerved.  What I like most from their furniture "Sopot piles" is a newspaper stand (below).
In a case below the wood that was used had been the wood from such boats in Poland. Isn't reclaimed wood much more fascinating that the new one, when we can look at our furniture and think of their interesting history?

reclaimed wood furniture, old wood design
The wood in the case comes from old boats from Dunajec, Poland.
 by GMO Design www.gmo-design.pl


reclaimed wood furniture, old wood design
newspaper stand made of old piles from Sopot pier
by Divadlo, www.divadlo.pl


reclaimed wood furniture, old wood design
Old planks in this modern interior are what connects the exterior and the interior of the house
planks: Barnwood Naturals
(barnwoodnaturals.com)

Barry Schwartz Photography; barryschwartzphotography.com












reclaimed wood furniture, old wood design
Barry Schwartz Photography; barryschwartzphotography.com



reclaimed wood furniture, old wood design
wall decoration from reclaimed wood
www.gmo-design.pl






The article was written for an interior design magazine  "Czas na Wnętrze" :-)


reclaimed wood furniture, old wood design





Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Architecture of post-industrial Lodz, Poland, part 2/2 | IN MY LENS



For many of Poles it's a little absurd but I  really started to like Łódź!, especially its architecture! I watched The Promised Land of Andrzej Wajda for the second time yesterday and I loved the fact that I could recognize a lot of spots I actually visited in Łódź! And the movie itself is a MASTERPIECE, it shows really well what live in Łódź looked like in the end of the XIX century. When I am thinking that it was such a busy place then the city of today starts to seem much more interesting.

In the second part of the post on Łodź I am taking you for a walk to Manufaktura, a commercial center built in the buildings of former factories of Israeli Poznański, a Jew from Łódź. It became is a fantastic spot in the city and is a vibrant, modern place, great for shopping, coffee and walks.


the first part of the article is to read here

lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture

lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland
As I noticed the white stripes mark the main directions of pedestrian traffic


lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland


lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland


lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland

lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland
Art Nouveau entrance to the factories of Poznański

lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland

lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland
Do you see that behind that facade there is no building?



Architectural details like benches, garbage bins etc. are all really pretty



lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland


lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland


lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland


lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland
designer bike stands


lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland
nice folk inspired benches

lodz architecture, postindustrial architecture poland
And this is me! ;)