Archive | May, 2011

White Tuesday

31 May

White Tuesday by Envy Interiors

WHITE – White is commonly associated with purity and innocence. White lacks colors of any kind. Since it lacks color of any kind, it is the most popular choice as a background color, as all other colors will be seen in sharp contrast. However, stark white is very cold and can, in some settings, appear almost blue. There are many different shades and tints of white, from cool whites to warm whites. By mixing cool whites with cool colors, and warm whites with warm colors, you will find the best blend

White living Room, by Envy Interiors, Vick Vanlian, Galerie Vanlian

White living Room, by Envy Interiors, Vick Vanlian, Galerie Vanlian

 
White living room by Envy Interiors, Vick Vanlian, Galerie Vanlian

White living room by Envy Interiors, Vick Vanlian, Galerie Vanlian

 

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Pink Monday

30 May

Pink Monday by Galerie Vanlian

PINKA calmer tint of red, pink is considered very feminine and nurturing. A favourite hue for bedrooms and children’s rooms, it tends to create a sense of healing. Pink is predicted to be a hot color for kitchens this year.

Designed by Galerie Vanlian, Envy Interiors, Vick Vanlian

Designed by Galerie Vanlian, Envy Interiors, Vick Vanlian

 

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Vick Vanlian Showreel

28 May

Vick Vanlian Showreel

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Restaurant

26 May

Restaurant by Galerie Vanlian

Restaurant by Galerie Vanlian, Vick Vanlian, Envy Interiors

Restaurant by Galerie Vanlian, Vick Vanlian, Envy Interiors

 

Inexpensive Decorating Ideas

1. If you have a tiered cake or serving plate, arrange pumpkins, gourds, or squash on each tier. Use a pie pumpkin or turban squash (looks like two placed one on top of the other) on the top level. Use smaller ones, even miniatures, as well as leaves and nuts on the other tiers.

2. Cut a branch for a tree. Place lengthwise on a table. Nest miniature gourds, pumpkins, leaves, nuts, and votive candles among the smaller branches. (Whenever you bring branches in from outdoors, spray insect repellent on the branch outside before you cut it. Let it stay outside for a day or two. Then bring into the garage or on a porch for another day or two until the smell is gone.)

3. Soften a three-wick candle by blowing a hairdryer on it until the wax is soft. Then press small colored leaves into the softened wax to add a fall touch.

4. Take tall corn stalks and attach to porch columns or mailbox or even trees with a large fall colored ribbon. Further accent with pumpkins or mums around the base.

5. Cut long branches with colored leaves still attached (see instructions above to prevent bringing bugs into your home). Place in a tall vase or an umbrella stand. Be sure the branches are proportionate to the vase or stand.

6. Use potted mums to replace your summer flowers in flower beds, on porches, near fireplace hearths, in corner of rooms – this classic never goes out of style. To give added height within a group, place one potted mum on a miniature straw bale.

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An explosion of materials

25 May

An explosion of materials

The story of how Formica could be multiplied to infinity given the huge and growing number of materials, seminaufacturated products and material related technologies around today. The latter half of the century saw explosive growth in innovation as regards classical materials (complex glass, new metal alloys, wood derivates and so on) and, more particularly, as regard the creation of composite materials, the incredible success story of polymers, the recent emergence of so called intelligent materials, nano- technologies, bio-materials- the list is endless. Manufacturers experiment with specific materials to solve specific problems: materials for a product that must be impermeable to water but not to certain gases, for a product that has to withstand high temperatures without losing rigidity or electrical insulation properties, for a product designed to deflect specific wavelengths of light at a specific angle, to be printable one one side or to resist UV light. Research and development laboratories are designing materials apparently originating in the realms of fantasy, and hundreds of new possibilities surface every day. Only a few will find relevant applications if their existence is not made known to a wide audience, however. After all , Formica could have remained the sole preserve of electrical insulation had it not been for its chance encounter with the world of furniture.

Designed by Vick Vanlian, galerie Vanlian, Envy Interiors

Designed by Vick Vanlian, galerie Vanlian, Envy Interiors

 

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Envy Interiors

25 May

Envy Interiors @ Beirut Souks Dowtown Beirut Lebanon

Envy Interiors ad, Vick Vanlian, Galerie Vanlian

Envy Interiors ad, Vick Vanlian, Galerie Vanlian

 

SLP

SLP (starch bound low density wood based panel) is environmentally friendly wood paneling composed of wood shavings and sawdust: a recipe that might have been invented by a baker. Having been mixed with yeast and fungal microorganisms, rolled out and allowed to begin drying, the shavings and sawdust rise like bread dough to form panels of hard, aerated wood foam. The panels are rigid, stable and ultra light. Main applicarions include furniture and interior design. Like wood SLP can be glued, sanded, pierced sawed and screw mounted. Density: 250 KG/ m3

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Warm Living room

24 May

Warm Living room designed by Vick Vanlian

Warm Living room designed by Vick Vanlian

Warm Living room designed by Vick Vanlian, envy Interiors, Galerie Vanlian

 

Plurigiga ball

Everyone is familiar with polythene bubble wrap, with its endless rows of miniature air cushions. PluriGigaball is based on the same principle, but here the oversize pockets of air, each measuring 25 cm, are encapsulated between two sheets of thermal welded PVC. Lie down on this resilient cushion of air, and you’re floating 5 cm above floor level. Plurigigaball is available for use as a mattress a floor covering and a seating cushion. Colors are khaki, smoke, orange, strawberry and light yellow.

 

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