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Paris-inspired watch for HER

Paris-inspired watch for HER

Let’ meet in Paris. On Pont des Arts. At midnight. Under the stars…

Have a close look at the most beautiful watch, we have ever seen, Pont des Amoureux(Lover’s Bridge) by Van Cleef & Arpels, and let yourself fall in love with every refined details. Inspired by the city of lovers, the romantic design tries to bring our memories back about the Parisian atmosphere: the mystery of love, which we’re looking for in the middle of the night. Perfectly shaped diamonds give the frame to the story, which has been actually realized in front of our eyes; the couple always meets in the centre of the bridge by the retrograde movement, which Swiss creators developed. The unique way how their feelings are presented is amazing: the man, who’s more eager to see his lover, is displaying the minutes (running up and down in every hour), and the woman, who makes him waiting, is displaying the hours (walking up the bridge only two times a day).  Fascinating creativity…

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The exquisite accessory is housed in a 38 mm wide 18-karat white gold case, attached with a white reptile strap and is part of the Poetic Complications series.

****See the charming behind-the-story video here.****

 

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Best Kindle covers this year

Best Kindle covers this year

Going on in ‘summary spirit’ with holiday features, we’re proud to present our next core area, which is the fascinating world of concept design. Among ideas, which only appear on blueprints, or products, which have already been realized, options to choose and share in this category are endless.

As Kindle-mania hasn’t decreased  in 2012 (on the contrary!),we picked our favorite e-reader to help us to prove our point with design. It doesn’t matter, if you had Kindle for centuries or just joined the team this Christmas,  it’s time to stand out from the mass and personalize it with a unique, extra special cover.

The creative (and truly amazing) skins from Decalgirl are made of premium automotive-grade cast vinyl, which don’t just look good, but protect your device as well. The thin covers fit precisely, easy to stick them on Kindle or remove later on, without any special tools or expertise.

Let’s see the best ones!

Kindle:

The mysterious library or the crazy owl design?

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Kindle library cover

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Kindle owl cover

 

Kindle Paperwhite:

The cheerful spring or the funny frog design?

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Kindle flower cover

 

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Kindle Fire:

The sky-high booktree or the ‘Hello London’ design?

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Kindle book tree cover

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Kindle London cover

 

Kindle Fire HD:

The zombie-addict or the artistic painting design?

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Kindle zombie cover

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Kindle painting cover

 

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Award-winning houses of 2012: Our selection

Award-winning houses of 2012: Our selection

As promised  a couple of days ago, our way of celebrating this year’s design ingenuity is to present must-see/must-known buildings, fashion items or products for you. Within the first ‘home design’ category, we didn’t set any special requirements, but had only one leading concept: to make a list of those jaw-dropping houses, which were awarded in 2012.  Let’s see our little team’s favorites:

1. Shearer’s Quarters

Awarded in both categories Australian House of the Year and New House under 200 m2 project by John Wardle Architects is a pearl of 2012. Shearer’s Quarters located in farming property Bruny, Tanzania has been described as “an ambitious house that compels us to reflect on the inherent beauty of living.” Its uniqueness lays in fitting perfectly into the rural landscape. Perched on the cliff, it used to be built on the site of a shed and broaden for the communal room traditionally built on recycled timber and handmade bricks. Bedroom walls are covered with recycled apple crates that has been sourced from nearby orchards. Our TOP combination of functionality and beauty.

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2. Santa Cruz Straw Bale Home

Ecological solutions become number one when designing Straw Bale House in Santa Cruz. Arkin Tilt Architects perfectly combined modern technology with the one based on natural building. As a result they achieved fully functional house minimizing carbon footprint and net-zero energy. Besides honored by Excellece in Design Award in 2011, the house was named as the ‘Best New Home’ this year, by Fine Homebuilding Magazine. Each space and room with straw bale walls has its function. Due to interesting plan of the space there is an interior game of lights with the season and daylight change. Our best ecology friendly choice.

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3. Villa Roces

‘Can you swim around your living room?’ – probably the little tenants of this house wouldn’t stare at you oddly after a similar question, because one-of-a-kind Villa Roces offers this kind of facility as well. The cuboid shaped villa was built in Bruges, Belgium and was chosen as the ‘Residental building of a year’ at LEAF (Leading European Architects Forum) Awards in 2012. The scene is like a perfect stage: closed from the back side with a high timber wall, and in the front, literally open to the world with glass windows. Representing a minimal design with novel solutions and reflecting the presence of the forest in a family home; two reasons, why Villa Roces is among our favorites. Ohh, and because of the hidden swimming pool around the living room…

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4.  Higgins Lake House

Higgins Lake House by Jeff Jordan Architects is another awarded example of blending architecture with environment. Based on simple linear plan, this family friendly house offers vast living space for more than 20 people, with large glass walls located on different sides. They can also prevent from heat loss in the winter and protect from summer light. Surrounded by lake and forest, the building was designed in a way not to overwhelm the surrounding landscape. The creative designers of the house now the owner of Detroit Home Design Award.

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5. Sea House

At last, but not the least let us present ‘The Sea View’ from Johannesburg, by Sarah Calburn Architects. The floating walls has washed away the boundries between interior and exterior, and that what gives you ‘the wow’ experience every time you take a step in the house. The mountain-craved garden dominates white, such as the building do, and has its extended part on the roof as well; a wise way to take advantage of space and sunshine. The building complex was highly commended in Single Residence category in 2012, within International Property Awards in Africa. However, for us, the reason was the powerful combination of two opposite life-components:  privacy and endless freedom goes hand in hand here.

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Christmas countdown

Dear people,

 

as we’re heading to the end of the year, everyone’s efforts are about to make this time special.

We love this idea as well, so let us do so. 3 weeks until Christmas, 3 opportunities for us to turn these weeks remarkable.  That’s why we’ve decided to post a thematic article every week, regarding our main design categories, without keeping it in secret, that our aim is to introduce these areas better for you.

Starting with home design this week, going on with concept design next week, and finishing with fashion top trends just before New Year, we are trying to collect the best ideas of 2012 or give you a glance about 2013.

We hope, you’ll join us on our way!

Wishing you a happy Christmas countdown,

DTT Team

Bodum Coffee & Tea Maker: stylish combination

Coffee Tea Maker

With Bodum Coffee Tea Maker there are so many things to win. Starting with some extra place on your kitchen desk, just imagine the possibility of getting rid of your old coffee machine and tea maker at the same time. Then visualize a  graceful 2in1 brewing device, which makes you reconsider your usual coffee or tea making habit. In addition, the eye-catching borosilicate glass reservoir won’t leave any black spills, as it is completely removable. Just one thing to bear in mind: try to keep away your kid with the goldfish 🙂

Simple, but elegant coffee & tea making device, by Yanko Design.

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