KLIO, 4K Digital Art Into The Home

 

Art.com is looking  to do for art and design as what Spotify has done for music: turn visual art into an ever changing and on-demand catalogue of streaming imagery for the home, all in 4K resolution.

 

Art in the home is evolving from static poster/prints into animated digital prints and video. Digital prints can be gathered into ‘playlists’ just like music.  Electric Objects EO1, Meural, and Depict are all competing for wall space in the home, each offering differing options of connectivity and styles. Where the KLIO differs is its large 4K display.

 

KLIO size dimensions

Being around 41”by 26” or the even larger 47” by 31”, both 3” thick, the framed display offers 3840×2160 pixels. The KLIO is available in three styles; Muse, Stylist and rival (seen below) each with varying frame widths, materials and style to suit your individual interior decor.

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The KLIO requires a wi-fi connection as art files are downloaded into its local memory. As with most technology today users are able to customise and control the KILO using a browser or iSO app.  It can display a variety of static and animated images. Art.com also has a digital marketplace where artists are able to upload and sell their work directly to KLIO.

All image and video credits: http://www.klioart.com/

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, we have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

 

A Library Of Materials

Material ConneXion maintains a physical library of over 7000 materials and processes. The company relies on an independent jury of design practitioners to help it determine whether a new material or process is worthy of inclusion.

Video credits: https://www.materialconnexion.com/

In addition to its New York office, the company has locations in countries all around the world and also maintains an online materials database.

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity?   Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, we have online courses that would suit you.  From our Free “Sampler” Interior Decorator, and Interior Decorator courses, to our three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

 

What’s your decorating style?

Nine questions to find out what decorating style suits you best.

Undecided how to decorate a certain room? Unsure what your style is and how to find the right items. Why not try this fun quiz by Houzz.com and learn which decorating style suits you.

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Image credits: Houzz.com

Click here or the image above to answer 9 simple lifestyle questions to discover your style. Is the outcome as you expected?

 

Interested in Interior Design? Rhodec International offer courses from our free sampler Interior Decorator Course, right up to our accredited three year Professional Diploma Course.

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9 fantastic tips from photojournalist Steve McCurry

Being able to take a good photograph is an important part of an interior designer’s daily life, from capturing ideas that inspire you, to documenting your project work for clients. Here are some great tips from world renowned documentary photographer Steve McCurry, famous for his “Afghan Girl” image, on how to improve your photographs.

Do you want to learn more about interior design?

Whether it’s time to follow your dream, and take your first steps to becoming a professional interior designer, or learn for fun and your dip a toe in with a thorough introductory Interior decorator course, Rhodec International caters for all. See http://www.rhodec.org for full course information.

 

 

 

The Canadian Furniture Show

CANADIAN_FURNITURE_SHOW_RGBThe Canadian Furniture Show (Previously known as The Canadian Home Furnishings Market or TCHFM) has been held since 1972; it is owned and produced by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers’ Association. The only national furniture show in the country and the 7th largest trade show in Canada, it brings together industry professionals, manufacturers, retailers, designers, importers, and suppliers from Canada, the United States and all over the world, to display their latest collections and trends. It is the place where buying decisions are made for the entire Canadian furniture industry. The Show welcomes more than 200 of the greatest names in furniture manufacturing, imports and design, including more than 50 Canadian furniture manufacturers, and some 7,000 trade visitors, over 400,000 sq. ft. It’s the biggest furniture showroom in the country.

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The Show will be held from Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2015

Thursday, June 4 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, June 5 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 6 – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 7 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Consumer day

For more information please visit the fair’s site: http://www.canadianfurnitureshow.com/

If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Autodesk Homestyler Interior Design App

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Get inspired with stunning interior design projects, tips and trends. Then watch your own home design ideas come to life by experimenting with real products. Take the guesswork out of home remodeling with Autodesk Homestyler.

Snap a picture of a room to create your own 3D home design playground.
• Place high-quality 3D models of real furniture products in your rooms
• Hang light fixtures from your ceiling
• Visualize different product combinations
• See how realistic models of actual branded rugs, paintings, mirrors and more look in your space
Get inspired, get advice, get feedback
• Browse the Design Stream for pics, articles, how-to’s and more
• Share your designs with friends and family through FB and email.
• Comment on and “Heart” designs within the Design Gallery
Connect with a professional
• Browse Portfolio Pages of professional designers in your area
• Find designers who have the style and expertise you need
• Get answers to your specific product and design questions or get help on a bigger projects.

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All Image and Video credits http://www.homestyler.com/home

If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Rhodec International students are offered the opportunity to join the online Rhodec Autodesk community, which allows students to download free fully functional CAD software including Revit Architecture and many others, and, in addition interact with fellow Rhodec students.
Furthermore we are partnered with online specialists CAD Training Online to offer our students the opportunity to study AutoCAD or Revit Architecture for Interior Design 100% online, and at a 10% DISCOUNT FOR RHODEC STUDENTS. http://www.rhodec.org/autocad.htm

Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Furniture Exhibition

222_SMM_ENGLRunning from the 14th-19th of April the Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world.

After the success of the 2014 edition – attended by 311,781 trade operators – 205,464 of whom from foreign Countries; over 39,000 members of the general public and 6,276 communication operators – the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is reconfirmed as the acknowledged exclusive showcase for the latest in furnishing, with a vast range of top quality products in every conceivable style.

For more information on Salone Internazionale del Mobile
please visit the fair’s information site:
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If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

“Swirl” Amazing concept Sink Faucet

Swirl-Big1Royal College of Art student Simin Qiu’s Swirl concept was awarded a 2014 IF Concept Design Award for its innovative miniature turbine-powered, water flow shaping faucet design.

Swirl-3In theory, using Qui’s tap-touch bathroom design would use the same water pressure but in fact be using 15% less water compared to a usual faucet. The liquid vortex is created by using two separate flow elements of varying diameters, one spinning clockwise, the other counter-clockwise. When mixed, the result is a wonderful liquid lattice or other unusual water flow designs, depending on the shape of the swirl form elements.

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Image credits: https://www.behance.net/gallery/22614295/Swirl

If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all.  http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Paint-on wallpaper?

Wallpaper can dynamically change the look and feel of any room, with these wallpaper-like paint rollers from The Painted House you have infinite possibilities to create a design totally unique to you.

Using the Painted House’s patterned paint rollers will give you the look of patterned wallpaper with the easy roll-on application of paint, without the need to line up and match each roll of wallpaper. According to The Painted House it’s no harder than lining up a couple of marks on the rollers.

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Of course the other beauty these rollers, if you wish to change design it’s as simple as painting over the old design and applying a new one!

painted-house3Furthermore using The Painted House rollers doesn’t just apply to walls, they also provide instructions on putting patterns to fabric, paper or even furniture. Anything you can apply paint to can be used to create your own unique designs.

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Credits:  the-painted-house.co.uk

If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all.  http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org