Home Design Find - Interior Design, Architecture, Modern Furniture - Part 3

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The Very Sustainable and Affordable Prefab Housing at Vila Taguaí


Suggesting a hillside cave overlooking the jungle, this living space comes standard in a settlement of sustainable and affordable housing.


The innovative alternative building concept comprises eight new wooden houses for young families set amongst the dense vegetation of the suburbs of São Paulo at at Vila Taguaí.


The houses are elevated off the ground taking care to preserve as many trees as possible.

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Design Dilemma: Neon at Home

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As we move into the darkest period of the year, we’re craving a little brightness at home. And what could be brighter than neon?

Used to its best effect, neon can make a home feel modern, funky, glam or just fun. And there are all sorts of ways to bring little bits of neon into your home. Shall we explore?

Below, neon street numbers on this Portland, OR home are a cool, funky and slightly more subtle way to incorporate neon into your home. It’s one little hint that what you find inside is going to be artistic and unique.

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Neon wall art can add spark and verve and even a little irony to a space:

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Below the children’s bedroom gets just the right amount of cool factor with the neon sign “chill.”
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And here, a neon sign spelling out the word “love” adds a bit of tongue in cheek Las Vegas chic to a dining room.

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A family room feels fresh with the addition of neon:

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But neon art doesn’t necessarily have to hang:

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Sometimes, just a photo of neon can do the trick:

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And what about a neon border (most likely LED neon-like light) running around the perimeter of a room, like this?

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And in this home,  lights around the baseboards add the pop and sizzle:

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Neon light in this kitchen feels extremely modern, polished and restrained.

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In this study, a blue LED light lets the desk appear to float.

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Nothing could be cooler than these LED lights with a neon effect used in a hallway.

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And in a bathroom:

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So you see, even in the middle of winter it’s possible to find light and a smile at home. Add bright lights in unexpected places to give your space a quick and happy face lift!

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A Secret Mariner’s Hideout on Abandoned Lebanese Land


Bucking the trend for big bright white beach houses is this humble and unassuming structure on seemingly abandoned land on Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast.


With the city lights in the distance, the house at Lycee Amchit, Lebanon, juts out from land like a ferryboat about to head out to sea.


Furnished in threadbare carpets and ancient timbers, the bottom floor houses the public spaces.

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