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August 12, 2014


Bamboo architects: a new movement led by architects Kengo Kuma, Shigeru Ban and Vo Trong Nghia is putting bamboo construction back in the spotlight, according to Chris Precht of Austro-Chinese practice Penda.
The rise of modern architecture in the last century pushed the material “out of the spotlight”, Precht said, but he added that the overuse of glass and steel in contemporary architecture meant that people are now “longing for a certain imperfection in things; an imperfection you get with natural materials.”
“When we see a building made of bamboo, we think about the natural environment,” added Precht, who recently unveiled a concept for a bamboo hotel and a spectacular bamboo gateway. “That creates a certain campfire romanticism of being off the grid for a while.”





Submitted by  A Kanjanakaset

Source:  Dezeen

Posted by Mike McAllister 10:00am in Architecture, Going Green, Hotel/Motel, Outdoor Living No Comments

December 13, 2013

Year end sale 12 13 2013

Take advantage of big savings and free local delivery on orders over $1,000 during our YEAR END FLOOR MODEL SALE. Sale starts Friday December 13, 2013.

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Posted by holdit 6:00am in Gotta Have It, Indoor Living, Local Happenings, Modern Furniture, Outdoor Living No Comments

December 11, 2013

Create the Illusion of More Space with Transparency

More Space 12 11 2013For those who had enough with their living room setup and look for a more contemporary feel, designer Philippe Starck came up with these Kartell Victoria Ghost Chairs that promise to offer both comfort and versatility. Designed with a rounded backrest and keeping on the classic robustness, the new Ghost chairs are made from polycarbonate that makes them scratch and weather resistant, which means that you can use them both indoors and outdoors. Match these transparent chairs with the JOLLY Side Tables by designer Paolo Rizzatto and you have a complete set that will stand out.

Written by: Michael Veripapa

Source: Freshome

Posted by holdit 6:00am in Chair Design, Indoor Living, Modern Design, Modern Furniture, Modern Technology, Outdoor Living No Comments

January 30, 2013

POLaRT Outdoor Collection

Pol Art ArmchairOne of the most unusual new products from the Las Vegas World Market comes from the POLaRT outdoor furniture collection! Often described as fun, urban-chic design, POLaRT is a unique expression. POLaRT comes from the artistic way in which the company uses polymers. This outdoor armchair is definitely a statement piece!

Posted by bethany 4:17pm in Chair Design, Design Trends, Modern Design, Modern Furniture, Outdoor Living No Comments

October 21, 2012

Transparent Canoe Kayak

Check out the modern design of this unique hybrid canoe-kayak! Its transparent polymer hull offers paddlers an underwater vista of aquatic wildlife and waterscapes unavailable in conventional boats. Seating two people, the sturdy canoe hull is made of the same durable material found in the cockpit canopies of supersonic fighter jets.

Posted by bethany 6:00am in Modern Technology, Outdoor Living No Comments

September 16, 2012

Garden on Wheels

Art and architecture collective Legge Lewis Legge have come up with this amazing opportunity to shape contemporary gardens. Named Fractal Garden, the project aims at constructing contemporary gardens by bringing together several diamond-shaped planters. Supported by wheels, these intriguing quadrilateral polygons expose a world of modern garden customization challenging you to express your love for geometry and nature.

Source: Freshome

Posted by bethany 6:00am in Architecture, Art, Outdoor Living No Comments

August 10, 2012

36th Annual World Bodysurfing Championship announces the 36th Annual World Bodysurfing Championships to be held adjacent to the Oceanside Pier August 18-19.

Approximately 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes. The Men and Women’s Grand Champions will be crowned on Sunday afternoon, August 19th, the final day.

Posted by holdit 6:00am in Local Happenings, Outdoor Living, Uncategorized No Comments

July 29, 2012

Outdoor Wallpaper

From Tracy Kendall, a wallpaper for the outdoors made of Tyvek. “Designed for a silver medal award winning garden at London’s Chelsea Flower show in 2011, the outdoor wallpaper puts together the most modern of materials with hand crafted workmanship producing a wallpaper which withstands the wind and rain of the British weather and beyond but still looks beautiful and serene.”

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Posted by holdit 6:00am in Going Green, Gotta Have It, Outdoor Living, Wall Decor No Comments

June 06, 2012

Fatboy Headdemock- Just Set It Up and Get Ready To Hang!

You haven’t felt truly relaxed until you’ve hung out with the Headdemock from FatBoy USA. Forget about those fancy spas, it is sure to take your mind and body places no incense sticks or easy listening muzak can. The smooth fabric and sturdy support frame guarantees that nothing besides a bird with a bad stomach will disturb you. Take one swing and you’ll feel like you’re sipping a coconut on a sunny beach in Hawaii listening to the ukulele. Swing hard enough, and you actually will be.

Come by Hold It Contemporary Home today and take a swing for yourself!

Posted by holdit 10:00am in Gotta Have It, New, Outdoor Living No Comments

May 08, 2012

Outside Offices: Detached Work Spaces

Why settle for a cramped corner of a noisy house when your home office could be a separate unit tucked into the greenery of your backyard? Detached office modules, art studios, recording studios and other work spaces help keep the line between work and home life sharply delineated, but cut your commute down to mere steps. Modern and often modular, these compact office designs fit into virtually any outdoor space, and they’re so good-looking, they practically function as yard art.


Posted by holdit 3:15pm in Architecture, Home Office, Modern Design, Outdoor Living No Comments