Body measurements & table/chair height


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Body measurements / Space requirements / furniture dimensions.


Solar orientation and room layout


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Solar orientation (west, east, north and south) denotes primarily the sun position throughout the day and the year. Rooms should be located to take best advantage of the sun. However, sunlight are not always desirable to enter into the interior space. In some cases (for example during the winter) it is advantageous while in other cases (for example during summer) they should be blocked. 


A DIY wooden hanging lamp: Bau


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The hanging lamp Bau (the word bau in German means construction), designed by Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmid, seams like a 3d installation or a sculpture, that plays with light, color and geometry. 


Paolo Cappello for Nodus


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Nodus has introduced the Intrigue Japonaise collection, designed by Paolo Cappello: a carpet and a series of cushions that unite research (marrying metallic yarn to cashmere) to the Nepali tradition of embroidery, by repeating motifs from the Japanese theatrical illustration of the 18th century.


What flooring to select for a small attic?


Reader’s question:

"I renovate a small attic. In the attic there is one bedroom, a kitchen and a living room. The ceiling is wooden in light beige. The kitchen is small and narrow. The furniture is beige and white. Still, I am confused about the flooring options. I am between laminate flooring (to match with the wooden ceiling) and tile flooring (60 X60 cm white tiles). Which option is suitable? Also, what color to select the cabinet doors in the kitchen? What color to paint a wall in the attic?"

Our answer: 

Flooring options: Both laminate flooring (in a similar tone and texture with the wooden ceiling) and tile flooring (white tiles) are interesting and appropriate options for an attic. Both materials will add a contemporary and clean look to the space.  

However, most of the furniture is white and beige. So, the white flooring could result in a boring and a rather cold space. Hence, we would prefer the laminate flooring. 

Laminate as a material is warm with interesting texture that can resemble the classic wooden flooring.

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How to replan my bathroom


Reader's question

" I want to remodel my bathroom but I cannot find a solution for the bathroom design. The bathroom is 2.25m long and 1.90m wide. The door that is 2.0 m high by 0.80 m wide is in the middle of the short wall. I want to install in the bathroom a floating vanity 1m long, 0.45 m wide, a new shower 1.20m by 0.80m, a cabinet and the washing machine. I would be happy with your answer."

Our recommendation

Take notice that in a bathroom with these dimensions you can only place narrow washing machine.

Furthermore we considered that the drain location is near the right wall.

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