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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Modernist floor ceramic and cement tiles in old Polish townhouses


In some of the preserved interiors of nineteenth-century townhouses in Poland, we can still enjoy fantastic, patterned floors. The tiles are of two types - cement and ceramic. Mass production of both types of floors was started in the nineteenth century. The most beautiful models were created in the interwar, modernist period.
On cement plates I wrote before, they are now extremely fashionable and that's perfectly okay - they are beautiful!

Cement are also quite expensive. However, you can buy floor tiles (ceramic tiles) with patterns like those of cement tiles (Equipe Ceramicas and Vives produce them). Ceramic tiles can also be impressive. They are often used in contemporary interiors but here, in this post, I'd like to share my inspirations from historic interiors.


Some of my own pictures at the beginning - when I see original tiles I immiediately take pictures!

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles
Modernist"corset tiles" in Gdynia

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles
Modernist"corset tiles" in Gdynia

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles
Modernist"corset tiles" in Gdynia

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles
Modernist"corset tiles" in Gdynia


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
 Lower Town in Gdańsk

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Bielsko-Biała

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Bielsko-Biała

And now stunning floors I found at Facebook profile called Warsaw Floors - Warszawskie Posadzki. Thank you for letting me use your pictures in my post!


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, Szpitalna 8 street, photo: Adrian Sobieszczański



ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, 1904 townhouse. Photo: Agnieszka Agawa Warchulińska

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, Gibalskiego 3, Photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, Gibalskiego 3, Photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
photo: Iwona Szymanik


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Mielec, photo: Kasia Krempa


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, Pańska 100, townhouse from 1910 r., photo: Dorota Zaim


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Poznań, Dominikańska street

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, Mokotowska 65 street, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, corset tiles! :) photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles
♥ corset tiles! Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Johanna von Sarannson


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations
Warsaw, photo: Warszawskie Posadzki

If you have original, old tiles in your apartment - don't replace them with new ones! I saw recently a metamorphosis of Polish interior where the original tiles were replaced. Get inspired with the Polish interior below where all the original elements (including pre-war kitchen cabinets) were kept!


ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations

ceramic and cement floor tiles, old tiles inspirations, corset tiles




Monday, April 20, 2015

How artists live: a photographer's apartment in Madrid


I'll show you around another artist's apartment. In the previous posts I showed you a completely crazy NYC apartment, eclectic one in New York City, in Paris , another one in Paris and the last one in Cracow, Poland (actually this one was you favorite). These apartments are so...real. Somebody lives there and you can actually feel it, can't you?

Today let's peep into a photographer's Adrian Tylera apartment in Madrid. Full of pictures taken by him hang on the white walls and make the interiors look natural, stunning and livable.


tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment

tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment
I like the way the pattern on the floor marks the eating space
tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment


tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment


tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment


Eames Lounge Chairs looks really good here

tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment

tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment
Another design icons: Eero Saarinen table and Tulip Chairs

tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment

tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment

tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment

tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment




tenement house, madrid interior, artist's apartment
red wall matches black and white floor


source: http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2013/9/29/a-photographers-apartment-in-madrid.html


Monday, April 13, 2015

Salone Intenazionale del Mobile and EuroCucina this week already! + trends from EuroCucina 2014


Do you remember Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, one of the most important interior design events is starting tomorrow (14-19/04/2015)?

Let's see before what was featured on EuroCucina, kitchen design part of Salone Internazionale, last year. For the post I used pictures from other blogs (all sources under the pictures) not from catalogs - they may not be perfect but are so much more authentic.


The star of EuroCucina 2014 was modular "Salinas" kitchen, designed for Boffi by Patricia Urquiola


kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen



there were lots of  living plants (my favorite trend)


kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen
source

kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen
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kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen
Minacciolo
open shelves were still in trends



kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen
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kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen



...most of the expositions had handless cabinets

kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen
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there were some designs with bold color accents

kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen
source

kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen
source


exotic wood apparently has its come back


kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen



kitchen trends 2016, eurocucina 2015, trends 2017 2018 kitchen



innovative technologies built-in





Other kitchen trends I spotted were diversified coutertop levels, a few small lamps instead of one big one, less of white kitchens, kitchen more like a living room, coutertops hidden in a cupboard, still popular was industrial style

I am curious what will change this year. We'll know this week already! 

sources:
http://www.boffi.com/EN/MilanoDesignWeek/salinas.aspx
http://www.homeplusliving.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=207
http://www.team7.at/
http://blog.smartpackkit.com.au
http://www.kitchensukaldeak.com/blog-de-cocinas/eurocucina-2014-tendencias-estilos-cocinas/
http://lefilrougeblog.com/design/salinas-boffi/