Pianissimo basket: characterized by curves that are reminiscent of a flower shape


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The shape of PIANISSIMO basket, this table centre with geometrically rich and complex forms designed by Australian Abi Alice for ALESSI inspires the design of 2015 Gault & Millau plaque.


Types of windows according to the way they operate



A window is an opening in a wall, roof or vehicle that allows the passage of light, and if not closed air and sound. In the market there are several, different types of windows and they can be categorized into different ways. For example, windows can be categorized according to their material into aluminum, wooden, PVC, metal windows etc, or according to their characteristics into soundproof, thermal insulation, security windows etc.

Windows can also be categorized, according to the way they operate. There are two basic categories: Hinged/ Casement windows and sliding windows.

Hinged Windows

  • Casement windows have one or two hinged sashes that swings in or out like a door. A casement window may be left-handed, right-handed or double. They open and close easily with a turn of a crank handle. The main advantage of casement windows is that they can be fully opened, offering excellent ventilation. Moreover, they are tightly sealed for energy efficiency and when shut offer low air-leakage rate and noise reduction. The main disadvantage is that they open either outward or inward, so the area in front of the window should be free of any furniture and obstacles. 

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What rug to choose in a neutral space?



Reader’s question

“In my living room I have beige curtains and white walls and I would like your advice on how to choose the right rug for the place. I am 22 years old and I would like a modern look in the space."


What type of flooring to choose for my attic bathroom?



Reader’s question
"I would like to ask your opinion about the flooring in my attic bathroom which has natural wood sloped ceiling. I would like to install ceramic tiles mimicking stone both on both the floor and the walls, but I was wondering if floor tiles should be in a color different than the wall tiles"


What cabinets to choose in order to expand my Swedish pine kitchen cabinets?


Reader’s Question

"I would like to extend / remodel my kitchen which has Swedish wood cabinets. What color and what material to use for thecabinets and the countertop to go with the existing ones and give the kitchen a modern look? "

 Our recommendation

Swedish wood is a light colored wood with darker streaks and small pin knots. Over time, the color darkens to shades of red.

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You can offer modern style to your kitchen by adding sleek and stylish new cabinets colored or white and appliances to blend with the old cabinets.


Easy Christmas decoration with bare branches


Create a minimal, yet welcoming Christmas atmosphere, by bringing inside found objects from nature, like fallen tree branches. 

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