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Urban Lofts: Adaptive Re-use Architecture and Small Living

Urban Lofts: Adaptive Re-use Architecture and Small Living

Is adaptive reuse architecture paired with small living what we need to stall climate change? It just might be—and the Urban Lofts are the perfect example. From outdated office spaces to 48 high-end compact apartments, the Urban Lofts located in Amsterdam showcase an innovative design that effortlessly blends the past and present. This revamp highlights the building’s original structure by showcasing areas of raw concrete, while also infusing warmth and contemporary appeal with wood accents and refined finishings. The results? A home with both industrial charm and a luxurious aesthetic.While not technically considered a “tiny” space, the 129m2 lofts provide...

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Colour Psychology: Yellow Unmellow

Colour Psychology: Yellow Unmellow

When used in interiors, the colour yellow offers potent contrast and a playful aesthetic that works in tandem with spaces that crave positive energy, elevated enthusiasm, and a touch of warmth. Here's what else you should know about this sunny hue. Meaning of the Colour Yellow Yellow is both commandeering and energetic, and colour psychology shows that people tend to associate it with words like optimistic, bright, bold, happy, warm, friendly, and expressive. Yellow is the colour of the third chakra, known as the solar plexus or Manipura, and this chakra, sitting below the ribs but above the navel, is...

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Embracing an Organic Lifestyle

Pesticides, chemicals, toxins, food dyes and bleaches - let's get real. We don't need them, they make us sick, and there are alternatives! Because we know exposure to toxins can change DNA, making a conscious decision to be informed, and research all aspects of your lives, and your children's lives, can literally safeguard your genetic lineage. Before you have a completely normal existential crisis about this, this is really about making positive decisions on a daily basis and they could be as simple as choosing products, food, garments and brands that you trust, are transparent, ethical and are honestly putting humans ahead of profit. Now...

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The Temple of Light: A New Beginning

The Temple of Light: A New Beginning

Nestled within the serenity of nature stands a round temple filled with light. Its windows accept the bounty from the sun, while its doors welcome people from all walks of life. This recurring dream that graced Swami Radha since childhood started to come to fruition in 1963 among the towering trees and crystalline waters of Kootenay Bay in British Columbia, Canada. She found the exact spot she had seen for so many years in a dream she called “My Little Temple” and there she founded Yasodhara Ashram, with the envisioned round temple being built many years later in 1992. The...

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Flack Studio: Masters of Textural Elegance

Flack Studio: Masters of Textural Elegance

Nestled in an old 1920’s electroplating factory in Fitzroy, Flack Studio is the home base for David Flack and a team of close-knit designers and architects that all share one thing in common—a vision to deliver contemporary interiors that are creative, elegant, sophisticated, and anything but boring. Since opening in 2014, this studio has quickly garnered a reputation for its bold use of colour and textures in projects spanning from residential to commercial. Even their self-designed, HQ conference room’s walls have been adorned in a daring shade of pink that many wouldn’t dare to employ. MALVERN Saturated jewel tones and...

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A Sustainable Christmas: Giving Gifts To People, Not The Planet

A Sustainable Christmas: Giving Gifts To People, Not The Planet

Excess packaging, quick fashion, tinsel, throw away or joke items – these are many horrors our environment faces every holiday season. How and where we buy gifts isn’t only about the product, but the message, and we all have an opportunity to share this message – even if it means a full embargo on gifts. 
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