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Ask a Designer: Dieter Rams' 10 principles of good design
 
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Product designer Dieter Rams became famous in the 20th century for his household products. Rams' credo: “less is more” was a garantee for success. And some fifty years ago he came up with his 10 principles of good design. These guidelines remain valid even to this day. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 9139 DW Interior Design
DIY - Chandelier made of plastic spoons
 
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We think chandeliers and designers lamps just cost way too much. But stylish, cool lamps can be created with household materials, like this one made of plastic spoons. We’ll show you how you can can do it yourself!
Views: 8513 DW Interior Design
How to get a small house spacious - The CJ5 house
 
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Featuring a modern, airy house on a small plot of land in the Austrian capital? Vienna's Caramel Architects designed an airy, single-family home on a small plot of land. It measures only 5 x 35 metres, but tyoung urbanites,Carahe CJ5 house is a modern, low-energy house which meets the needs of young urbanites.
Views: 6114 DW Interior Design
#LAGOM - The new Scandinavian design trend
 
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Low-key, minimalistic and simple, but still cozy. Well, that's "Lagom". A Swedish term for just the right amount - not to little and not too much - staying in balance and living more consciously. Lagom Expert Niki Brantmark says, it can be applied to many aspects of your lifestyle, including clothing and interior design.
Views: 7222 DW Interior Design
Bauhaus - How to live in an architectural icon
 
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This villa is the first residence built using the modular system designed by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. Its sleek lines were revolutionary in 1924 and the house is still quite special today.
Views: 3689 DW Interior Design
DIY - 3 D pop-up paper card
 
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Pop-up cards are a good sample for a quick and easy to make gift for many occasions. Not only for Mother's day. It is perfect for creative people looking to make their own little presents to all the people yoo love. For more information on DIY cradts, European interior design and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 3137 DW Interior Design
DIY - Pineapple String Art!
 
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Still in need of a Christmas gift? The pineapple is currently a popular motif worldwide. Making this string art pineapple picture is quite easy and wih us you can do it yourself. You can download our motif here: http://bit.ly/2gaWTHh
Views: 7702 DW Interior Design
"House of the Year" thanks to sliding doors
 
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A house full of surprises: Sliding or pivoting panels tranform each space. The Murphy House, designed and owned by architect Richard Murphy 2016 was named “House of the Year” by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Views: 9633 DW Interior Design
Green urban living - A treehouse in the city
 
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Visit the "25 Verde" in the Italian city of Torino. 25 Verde is an unique residential building, where residents are surrounded by trees in the middle of an urban setting. Would you like to live there? The load-bearing structure is made of steel and columns shaped like tree trunks. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 6379 DW Interior Design
Don't call it wallpaper - de Gournay is vertical haute couture
 
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One of the top addresses in Europe for exclusive wallpaper is the family owned de Gournay business in London. It has been dealing in vertical haute couture for 30 years. Abundant in detail, color, and playfulness – wallpaper by de Gournay is painted on silk or gilded paper. Customers pay between five- and twenty-thousand euros per room. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 2277 DW Interior Design
Best private home of 2017 by Wallpaper Magazine
 
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This state of the art house has a second roof whose ridge digs right into the ground. Polish architect Robert Konieczny received a Design Award from Wallpaper Magazine for his "ark" in Brenna, Poland. So why not have a closer look at this impressive structure.
Views: 3693 DW Interior Design
DIY - Photo transfer on wood
 
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Still need a Christmas gift? Take some photographs and be sure, your pictures can achieve a great look if they’re printed on wood. That’s a lot easier than you might think. DIY expert Franziska Kouidis shows you how to do it yourself.
Views: 2137 DW Interior Design
Home Makeover - How to turn a garage into a dream home
 
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Living in a garage? It takes a lot of work to turn old buildings into modern homes. But that's what Francesco Ceccarelli does. His one-room apartment used to be a garage.
Views: 7308 DW Interior Design
Why Brutalist architecture is sending out an SOS
 
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Visionary, or monstrous architecture? Brutalist buildings are either loved or hated. Considered eyesores for decades, they're hip again — but many are still endangered. Germany is calling #SOSBrutalism and an exhibit in Frankfurt is focused on preserving this style for future generations.
Views: 8229 DW Interior Design
DIY - Concrete table with copper-pipe legs
 
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Many hobby craftsmen shy from mixing concrete. DIY expert Sari Hansen shows how, in just a few steps, you can make a concrete table with copper-pipe legs made from copper pipes. Find the full instructions here: http://p.dw.com/p/2qmPU
Views: 2755 DW Interior Design
DIY - How to make a bird feeder
 
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Still don't have enough Christmas gifts? Making a feeding place for birds with plastic plates and dishes is quite easy. DW Interior design will show you how you can do it yourself!
Views: 2289 DW Interior Design
DIY - How to make a cord basket
 
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Maybe you still need a Christmas gift but have a lot of stuff at home to store well. So its always good to have a basket like this one at home. This cord basket is supereasy to make, and we will show you how you can do it yourself!
Views: 2555 DW Interior Design
How to adopt the mediterranean decor and style
 
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A cozy vacation home on the sea in Greece's Peloponnese region features the color-schemes of the surrounding landscape: the blue hues of the sea, and the beige tones of the local sandstone. An Italian couple has built their holiday home here with a Mediterrenean decor and style. The peninsula itself is the setting for many a Greek myth and this vacation home a real Pelopennesian Paradise. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 5354 DW Interior Design
DIY - How to make a concrete lantern
 
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Still looking for a Christmas gift? A concrete lantern is that easy to make: You'll need a balloon, some cement and a pin. Golden paint inside makes for a warm glow. DW Interior Design expert Franziska Kouidis shows you how you can do it yourself.
Views: 4697 DW Interior Design
How IKEA revolutionized interior design
 
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Ikea's success story: The founder of Ikea Ingvar Kamprad has died. He was one of the richest men in Europe. Take a look at how a small firm in southern Sweden went on to revolutionize interiors all over the world. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 3061 DW Interior Design
Loft space - How to make a small flat fit for a family
 
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Stockholm has become quite known in the architecture and design world for some of the most beautifully designed small apartments - and for it's high rents. But a small downtown flat can easily be made fit for a family. The result is cosy - but with a killer downtown location!
Views: 4073 DW Interior Design
Home Makeover - Concrete bungalow turns into a dream villa
 
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Iceland is known for its breathtaking landscapes with many volcanoes and thermal springs. A house near Reykjavik which was once just an old concrete bungalow now is a dream villa with it's own spa. A makeover turned it into a stylish home.
Views: 4330 DW Interior Design
DIY - Flowers made from plaster
 
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If you want to bring a bit of the outdoors indoors then our crafty DIY tip might just get your creative juices flowing. This time DIY expert Hang-Shuen is making a flower decoration that could be used as a centrepiece on the table or in any area of the home. It is simple to make too - you just need to get the right equipment! Here's how to make artificial flowers with modelling plaster. For more information on DIY, European interior design and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1171 DW Interior Design
Interior design: How to mix modern style and retro
 
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Architect Massimo d'Alessandro has combined two 1960s-era apartments into one. He's maintained the 60s character of his new home by using furnishing that dates back to that decade. Find out how he mixes retro design and modern style. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1836 DW Interior Design
How to combine modern architecture with antiquities
 
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This Spanish villa combines traditional elements with contemporary architecture. It’s in one of Ibiza's most exclusive residential areas and has a fantastic view of the neighboring island of Formentera.
Views: 1566 DW Interior Design
Finnish design at its best
 
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Finnish design is world leading and known for its perfect blend of minimalism and functionality. For example the design icon Fiskars scissors with orange handles. Over a billion pairs of classic scissors have been sold worldwide, and they are also in the permanent collection of MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Let's have a look at some more Finnish design classics, which have been produced without variation for decades. Designed for everyday use.
Views: 1498 DW Interior Design
How to make  your own skis and snowboards
 
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With no prior experience, anyone can make their own skis and snowboards in one weekend in a "Build2Ride" workshop in the German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The cores are prepared by experts. The participants design and make everything else. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1683 DW Interior Design
How to live in a designer house made from glass
 
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Swiss architect Boris Egli has designed a home for himself and his family near Zurich. The structure features 58 glass panels. Although no room is larger than 15 square meters, the house still seems open and roomy. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1416 DW Interior Design
Tiny house: How to built a 15-square-meter house yourself
 
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Tiny houses making it big: Over the course of one year, 19-year-old Leopold Tomaschek built a house with only 15 square meters of floor space. Now he works as a building instructor for tiny houses and even writes books on the subject. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1463 DW Interior Design
40 Shades of Grey - Monochrome but cozy home
 
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Using a nuanced palette of grey, Danish interior designer Lene Halse Hornemann created a space that's surprisingly warm and welcoming. Have a look how with different shades of grey you can convert a former clinic into a chic and easygoing family home. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 2499 DW Interior Design
DIY - Industrial style wire mesh lamp
 
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Each light creates its own kind of ambience. Today, DIY expert Hang-Shuen shows you how to make a stylish DIY lamp to give your home a modern touch! For that you’ll need: a floor lamp with a round lampshade and some wire mesh. Here you go for an industrial-style DIY lamp. For more information on DIY, European interior design and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 868 DW Interior Design
Living in a Nazi bunker? A heavy makeover makes it possible
 
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Living in a Nazi bunker - that sounds like heavy concrete, heavy history and little daylight. But in Munich, one has been transformed into a modern building where playful and luxury elements provide a contrast to the cold, austere look of the bunker. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1577 DW Interior Design
DIY - How to make a marble lantern
 
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Still looking for Christmas gifts? Today we’ve got a great lantern project for you. It’s made of marbles and we’ll show you how you can do it yourself. Find the instructions here: http://p.dw.com/p/2gooh
Views: 23783 DW Interior Design
Ask a Designer: Lucie Koldova on perfect lighting
 
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Let there be light: Award-winning Czech product designer Lucie Koldova is fascinated by light. As guest of honor at this year's IMM Cologne furniture fair, she shared her vision of lighting for the perfect living space. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1131 DW Interior Design
Iceland - where stunning architecture fits in epic nature
 
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Along with Iceland’s ever-changing weather, it’s not that easy to design a house which is flooded with light. The German Peter Weiss has done it. The whole house is inspired by the construction of traditional farmhouses and fits perfectly to its surrounding. But see for yourself. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1107 DW Interior Design
Ask a Designer: Alberto Alessi tells what is good design
 
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Alberto Alessi runs the family business in the third generation. Many of the company’s housewares and kitchen utensils are icons of modern design. Alessi lives in Italy's Piedmont region with his wife and daughter. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1087 DW Interior Design
Interior Design - How to keep out the intense heat
 
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If your home home lies beneath the scorching sun, you shoud be aware to have thick walls, so it's still cool indoors. And a free standing bathtub helps residents keep cool in the summer. A sustainably-built house, a home design in the traditional style, connected to the sea and nature. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 748 DW Interior Design
DIY - Nature-themed spray paint art
 
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If you're looking to spruce up your walls with some art this summer then our resident DIY expert Hang-Shuen has some ideas for you. Today she shows you how to create paintings using twigs and leaves. So here is how to create brilliant, nature-themed artworks using spray varnish and acrylic paint. All you need is a canvas and you’re set. For more information on DIY, European interior design and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 7133 DW Interior Design
Ask a Designer: Why Kartell's Componibili is a bestseller
 
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This year the Italian brand Kartell is celebrating 50 years of its perpetual bestseller, the Componibili container. Longevity is a rare feat in the field of product design. But some pieces are made to stand the test of time.
Views: 1307 DW Interior Design
DIY - How to make a still life behind glass
 
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How to have fun and easy ways of brightening up your home - with florals. Flowers can make a home feel more inviting. But all too soon, they fade and wilt. To get longer-lasting enjoyment from plants, you can dry, arrange and compose them like a still life behind glass. DIY expert Hang Shuen Lee shows you how to keep flowers in your home all year round. For more information on DIY, European interior design and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 488 DW Interior Design
DIY - Bowls with stamped pattern
 
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Best Christmas gift for girls: some little bowls for your jewelry and odds and ends. It’s surprisingly easy and we’ll show you how you can do it yourself. Find the instructions here: http://p.dw.com/p/2hZ8p
Views: 1193 DW Interior Design
Topless interior design - Is it good or bad to have no roof?
 
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This is no ordinary home. At first glance, this house may look unfinished. But that's the intention. Here the idea of space is redefined. Parts of this house in the Alentejo region of Portugal don't have a roof, and that was done on purpose by star architect Manuel Aires Mateus. We wanted to find out why. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 1012 DW Interior Design
How to make a designer villa with concrete pipes
 
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On first glance, it looks like a construction site. But it’s part of a modern villa named the "AB house". In Paphos on Cyprus, architect Andreas Vardas has built a home using 360 concrete pipes.
Views: 6103 DW Interior Design
Interior design all inclusive - how to get a boat a home
 
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Harald Windler has a floating dream-house on a popular Berlin lake.The amenities include a sauna, jacuzzi, and sun-deck. And its modern architecture is a departure from typical houseboat styles. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 851 DW Interior Design
Tables - all you ever wanted to know about
 
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When it comes to tables, there is always one main element that is key and that is that it has to be functional. So as long as there is a flat surface on top, designers are free to do what they want with what's underneath and in whatever material they choose. Let's have a look at some of the world's famous creations of the past decades. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 617 DW Interior Design
DIY - Wooden vintage sign
 
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As a Christmas gift what about making avintage sign? Actually, the sign is new too, we just „aged“ it. A DIY vintage look and making a template are pretty easy. DW Interior Design shows you how to do it yourself.
Views: 783 DW Interior Design
How to use timber as a building material
 
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Wood is important in modern architecture and sees a growing demand as a sustainable building material. New processing techniques allow a host of new possibilities and contemporary architect are welcoming them. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 768 DW Interior Design
A small townhouse with a big view
 
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In this house it's all about height! The architect Marcus Matthias has fulfilled his dream of life in the city with a studio house not far from downtown Berlin. The so called The Loft is the masterpiece - and is 5 meters and a half high! For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 703 DW Interior Design
How to turn a storage house into a roomy loft
 
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Famous for its cheese, its coffee shops and its flower market, Amsterdam also has a wealth of old industrial buildings. The kind of place where a former storage house for sugar can be turned into a roomy, open concept loft. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 880 DW Interior Design
Ever heard of a trullo? You even can live in it
 
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They dot the southern Italian countryside: trullos - traditional, dry stone huts with a conical roof. The dry stone wall style of construction had an ulterior motive here: In the past -- when imperial checks were imminent --, farmers used to dismantle their roofs, transforming their homes into a stall for livestock – and thus dodging taxes. Today these world heritage sites also make unique homes. For more information on European design, architecture and lifestyle go to http://dw.com/lifestyle
Views: 524 DW Interior Design