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Isabel’s Picks for Winter 2014

 

ENJOYING THE COLD

Make the best of the season

 

2014_04_Winter Picks_Frosted Birch Wreath John Lewis,  SINGLE PLY PVC ROOF Bauder Thermofol U, PRINT Darrell Gulin Unpaved Road in Redwoods Forest Art.co.uk, WATER AND DIRT REPELLENT  NP Liquid Glass,  Eames Moulded Plywood DCW Chair Pony Hide CA Design.

 

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1. WREATH

Brand: John Lewis

Collection: Croft

Name: Frosted Birch Wreath

Material: Birch

Price range: €29

Available to Ireland from:  John Lewis

 

2. SINGLE PLY PVC ROOF

Manufacturer: Bauder

Product Name: Thermofol U

Price Range: n/a

Material: PVC

Key Features: Flexible polyester-reinforced plasticised PVC membrane. Developed to withstand climatic extremes and temperature shocks. Resists tears and punctures. Tested and approved for green roof landscaping by the FLL. CE mark. BBA approved.

Available in Ireland from:  Bauder

 

3. PRINT

Artist: Darrell Gulin

Product Name: Unpaved Road in Redwoods Forest

Price Range: from €28

Key facts: Digitally printed on archival quality paper with vivid color and exceptional detail.

Available to Ireland from:  Art.co.uk

 

4. WATER AND DIRT REPELLENT

Manufacturer: Nanopool GmbH

Product Name: Liquid Glass

Price Range: n/a

Key Facts: NP Liquid Glass is a transparent, non-toxic surface protection that can shield almost any surface against virtually any damage from hazards such as water, dirt, bacteria and algae. The coating is transparent while also being flexible and breathable. Environmentally Friendly. Hydrophobic. Oleophobic.

Applications: Stone, wood, textile, metal, glass, ceramic, plastic.

Available in Ireland from: NP Liquid Glass

5. CHAIR

Design: Eames

Product Name: Eames Moulded Plywood DCW Chair Pony Hide

Price Range: €370

Material: Moulded plywood base with pony leather.

Available in Ireland from: CA Design

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Hedonistic Sustainability: Your Best Christmas Gift

 

Bjarke Ingels’ presentation at Architectural Record’s Innovation Conference 2011 touches the new concept of Hedonistic Sustainability that Ingel’s office (BIG) has been exploring in a number of projects shown in this presentation.

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The idea behind Hedonistic Sustainability is that architecture does not need to make a design sacrifice in order to be ecologically and economically conscientious.

The current way of thinking about sustainability incurs in undesired compromises that often start in the consumer’s pocket.

 

The approach to Hedonistic Sustainability supports that any strategies should be motivated by the desire for pleasure, increasing life quality and human enjoyment.

In order to complement this new ‘green concept’ Ingels says that architects need to become designers of ecosystems. I feel that architects have been designing ecosystems for a long time; the challenge is that we need to integrate many more resources these days.

 

Isabel’s Picks for November 2011

ENLIGHT THE SPIRIT

Christmas is almost here.

 

 1. TIMBER SHUTTERS

Manufacturer: Lusaflex

Price Range: n/a

Material: Premium quality kiln dried solid basswood.

Available in Ireland from: Carlow Curtain Centre

 

2. LED SINK FAUCET

Name: Color Changing LED Waterfall Bathroom Sink Faucet

Price Range: €52.20

Material: Brass with chrome finish and glass.

Key Features: Built-in LED light. LED color changes with water temperature.

Available to Ireland from: Lightinthebox.com

 

3. TABLECLOTH

Manufacturer: LumiGram

Product Name: L08 – Luminous Fiber Optics Tablecloth

Price Range: €279

Material: Made of fiber optics fabric (Luminex® patented material), with assorted cotton borders.

Key Features: Emits a colored light along the full length of the fibers. The tablecloth can be handwashed with natural soap. The tablecloth is powered by a mains adaptor 110/220Vac.

Available to Ireland from: LumiGram

 

4. HERRINGBONE TIMBER FLOOR

Product Name: American Prime White Oak Herringbone

Price Range: n/a

Collection: Parquet.

Available in Ireland from: Trunk Flooring

 

5. CHAIR

Manufacturer: Calligaris

Designer: Stefano Cavazzana

Product Name: CS/1054-LH S Deja vu leather

Price Range: €450

Material: Solid wood and leather.

Available in Ireland from: Kube

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