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5 Gerhard Richter Artworks That Capture the Experimental Artist’s Colorful Career

German artist Gerhard Richter is considered one of the most important contemporary artists alive today. He was originally trained as a realist painter, but he later developed a more abstract style that captures a mix of the movements that influenced him. Abstract ExpressionismPop ArtMinimalism, and Conceptualism are all inspirations for Richter. In addition, he also had a lifelong fascination with photography and often rendered paintings that looked like photographs that were not quite in focus, offering only an incomplete view of the subject.

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Florida Man Living On A Private Island Shares What His Life Is Like

If the only things that come to your mind when you hear the phrase “island life” are Robinson Crusoe and Tom Hanks in the movie Cast Away, then Tim Davidson is about to change your mind. Back in 2017, the man’s family gave him 60 days to move out of their vacation home in Florida, and instead of purchasing a traditional home, Tim ended up buying a mobile home for around $70k. But that’s not all – he also ended up buying a whole private island in Florida for around $200k, and has lived there ever since. Continue reading to find out what it’s like to live on your very own island!

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Man Lives On His Own Private Island In Florida And Here’s How His Life Looks

According to Stephanie Seferian, the host of The Sustainable Minimalists podcast, minimalism is the intentional choice to live with less. Tim Davidson is one of the people who made this choice. And he hasn’t look looked back ever since.

In 2017, Tim was given 60 days to move out of his family’s vacation home in Florida. At first, he thought about buying a traditional-size home. But as time went by, Tim realized that something that big would probably result in unused space, unnecessary belongings, more taxes, and more money.

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These Designers Show How Interior Design Changed Over Time And How It Might Evolve In The Future Interview With Artist

Interior design is a big part of our lives. Our homes show a lot of things about our personalities and who we are as a person. However, the way we choose to decorate, place, and portray our homes doesn’t only depend on us, but also on the fashion, technology, and trends of the decade we’re living in.

American Home Shield decided to look back and create a project where they show how much interior design has changed. As examples, they use the typical home from the 1800s, 2000s, and guess what homes will look like in the 2100s. These concepts show that every decade had a unique pallet, furniture aesthetic, and very different technologies.

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I Make Art Inspired By My Love Of Minimalism And Shadow Creatures

I was always fascinated by minimalist drawings, Picasso’s late work particularly. On top of that, I have a thing for shadow creatures and odd humor. Throw those ingredients in a big pot and you got a stew going!

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Flat Pack Spherical iIndoor Garden Is The Hardest IKEA Project Ever

As more people get on board of sustainable living, minimalism, creating eco-friendly households and growing their own food, they’re looking into easier ways to implement those ideas into their everyday lives. Gardening is one of the trends more and more people become passionate about, however, a lot of individuals willing to start their own small vegetable or herb garden consider it almost impossible or too much effort due to their living conditions. How would you grow your own veggies, greens or herbs if you live in an apartment or a house with minimal backyard space? And what about unfavorable climate and winter time?

Well, looks like IKEA found an easy and inexpensive solution to that issue. They launched Growroom – a concept and a building plan of an indoor spherical garden made of plywood. Following the instructions provided by the company, one can build this unconventionally looking planter at home or at the office and grow organic vegetables without respect of weather conditions or outdoor space availability.

IKEA designed this garden the way that every customer is able to assemble it without any particular issues and made it quite accessible for different people and communities. Maximizing the growing space and transforming an indoor planter into a wonderful piece of the interior, this spherical garden is designed to empower people to try growing their own fresh foods, experience the excitement of picking their own vegetables once they’re ready and connect people with nature.

The creator’s aim also includes promoting green living practices, local food production and environment awareness among average people.

IKEA’s one of the practical and easy-to-implement sustainable living ideas was brought to life in cooperation with Space10. This urban farm pavilion’s design suits modern and traditional interiors while its sliced structure provides optimal lighting and water flow conditions for proper indoor growth of weeks-worth supply of greens and vegetables.

One doesn’t have to be a man of all work to set this thing up, even though this indoor garden will probably be the most difficult IKEA furniture assembly project to get done. But, this flat pack is definitely worth the effort (something you rarely say about IKEA, huh?).

You may find 17-step instructions on Space10 website or IKEA’s Medium page.

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‘Battery Charging Station For Humans’ Is The Idea Behind This Plug-And-Play Cabin

Do you ever feel like the urban chaos is a bit too much to cope with sometimes? Danish retailer Vipp does, and so they’ve started to factory-manufacture these metal-and-glass micro cabins that they describe as “battery-charging stations for humans.”

The design screams (or rather whispers) minimalism. It’s basically a plug-and-play rectangular metal-and-glass box elevated off the ground by pilotis. The 55-square-meters interior is divided into two floors. On the main level, the dwelling contains a kitchen, a dining area, a bathroom and a daybed room with a fireplace, while the ladder takes you to the narrow sleeping loft with the glazed ceiling.

There is one caveat though, which is the price of this nature retreat. Each micro-house costs €580,000 ($585,000), excluding the cabin’s transportation. Plus, each of them takes six months to produce and three to five days to install.

But what are your thoughts on it? Would you swap your home for this? Let us know in the comments!

More info: vipp (h/t: dezeen)

Danish retailer Vipp describes it as “battery-charging stations for humans”

“A plug-and-play getaway that allows you to escape urban chaos”

It takes only three to five days to install

While it takes around six months to produce a single cabin

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Messana O’Rorke Goes Minimalist for Malin+Goetz’s Century City Shop

Flooring throughout is LV Wood Flooring’s European oak in a herringbone installation. Photography by Eric Laignel.

 

For more than 20 years Messana O’Rorke has lent its bold minimalism to residences from coast to coast. There’s a good chance that over the decades many of those home owners have stocked their bathrooms and showers with products from Malin+Goetz, the go-to brand for high-design hygiene aficionados. Messana O’Rorke has even designed a few Malin+Goetz shops, including locations on New York’s Madison Avenue and Elizabeth Street, and outposts in Santa Monica and downtown LA.

Raised, backlit stainless-steel letters with LED lighting announce the entrance. Photography by Eric Laignel.

For their latest collaboration, a shop in Century City’s Westfield Mall, they wanted to go back to the beginning. “Our inspiration was the original store in Chelsea,” says co-founder and principal Brian Messana. “We wanted to create two distinct spaces in one, and specific areas for the product lines, which the Chelsea store successfully achieves.”

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An Arabescato marble island houses a sink by Kohler Co. with a Vola faucet. Photography by Eric Laignel.

 

As does Century City, with a light and bright entrance area finished in diamond plaster and a rear area in wall-to-wall-to-ceiling fumed oak. Finishes of black granite and marble reference the brand’s black-and-white packaging, which surely will look just as fresh in another 20 years.

A dramatic expanse of absolute black granite forms a display in the back of the shop. Photography by Eric Laignel.
Acrylic shelves allow the products to float against the walls. Photography by Eric Laignel.
Near the back, walls and ceilings of fumed 12-inch wide European oak meet walls of polished and waxed diamond plaster. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Musen Design Lets the Light into a Taiwanese Hair Salon

Custom wine racks serve as a screen near reception, bordering a bar area with custom pendants and stools. Photography by Hey!cheese.

 

Musen Design has made a name for itself throughout Taiwan for its artful residential interiors. The firm’s signature minimalism recently transformed a former restaurant in a rundown building into vibrant new location for Turning Around, the salon of a well-known stylist in Tainan.

The 1,000-square-foot space, with an addition 300-square-foot exterior space, utilizes the original arched, load-bearing wall to form separate salon and social spaces that retain illumination from vast windows overlooking a neighboring park. “Because of the surface lighting and reflections from the custom mirrors, the pure, white theme, which met the proprietor’s demands and also suits the brand, brims with life,” says design director Eric Cho.

A custom mirror hangs over the bathroom’s custom vanity, with refurbished windows overlooking the park. Photography by Hey!cheese.

 

Small details add interest, such as a small forest of potted plants arranged throughout and metallic wallpaper applied to the interiors of the arched passageways between spaces. “We applied gold lacquer in some details,” Cho says, with a nod to the previous incarnation of the space, “which lets the shop’s customers enjoy a visual feast along with their salon service.”

Views of a nearby park reflect on the main salon’s flooring, which alternates between polished concrete and epoxy. Photography by Hey!cheese.
The custom reception desk is marbleized melamine veneer. Photography by Hey!cheese.
Turning Around salon is located in a space in Tainan formerly occupied by a restaurant. Photography by Hey!cheese.

 

Read more: Tokyo Salon by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Evokes Braids and Twists

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23 Minimalist Living Room Ideas That Make Us Want to Purge Everything

Always clean, never boring.

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ANNA MALMBERG FOR FANTASTIC FRANK

There’s a reason why minimalism is having such a major moment in the design world (and beyond—thank you, Netflix and Marie Kondo)—when done right, it results in a clean, calming space without being boring. Minimalism calls for thoughtful curation and clutter-free spaces, both of which extend beyond the visual and actually result in more calming, livable, and nurturing environments. This is particularly appealing for a living room since it’s where you, you know, live. So we gathered twenty-three minimalist living room ideas to help you bring the style to life at home. Read on for tons of designer examples and decorating ideas for minimalist living rooms, both big and small—and tips on how to make them work in your own space.

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JAOKIM JOHANSSON FOR FANTASTIC FRANK
minimalist living room furniture

PHOTO: FELIX FOREST; DESIGN: ARENT & PYKE
white minimalist living room ideas

PHOTO: ALEXANDRA RIBAR; DESIGN: LEANNE FORD INTERIORS
french living room ideas

STUDIO RAZAVI
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PHOTO: MARCEL AUCAR; DESIGN: HECKER GUTHRIE
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PHOTO: REID ROLLS; DESIGN: LEANNE FORD INTERIORS
small living room ideas

JAOKIM JOHANSSON FOR FANTASTIC FRANK
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PHOTO: LAUREN BAMFORD; DESIGN: ROBSON RAK
eclectic living room ideas

NICOLE FRANZEN
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JOSEFIN HAAG FOR FANTASTIC FRANK
cozy minimalist living room

PHOTO: MATTHEW WILLIAMS; DESIGN: STUDIO DB
blue living room ideas

PHOTO: SHANNON MCGRATH; DESIGN: ROBSON RAK
traditional minimalist living room ideas

CATHERINE KWONG DESIGN
minimalist living room storage ideas

JOSEFIN HAAG FOR FANTASTIC FRANK
open floor plan minimalist living room

PHOTO: TREVOR MEIN; DESIGN: HECKER GUTHRIE
modern living room wallpaper ideas

STUDIO RAZAVI
formal living room ideas

PHOTO: FELIX FOREST; DESIGN: ARENT & PYKE
minimalist living room ideas on a budget

MANGUS PETTERSSON FOR FANTASTIC FRANK
modern living room ideas

PHOTO: BROOKE HOLM; DESIGN: ROBSON RAK
eclectic living room ideas

PHOTO: SHANNON MCGRATH; DESIGN: HECKER GUTHRIE
modern living room fireplace ideas

CATHERINE KWONG DESIGN
minimalist home design ideas

PHOTO: SHANNON MCGRATH; DESIGN: ROBSON RAK
minimalist living room apartment

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Design EditorHadley Mendelsohn is House Beautiful’s design editor, and when she’s not busy obsessing over all things decor-related, you can find her scouring vintage stores, reading, or stumbling about because she probably lost her glasses again.
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