Rain Lamp

Mixing water and electricity? Created by Richard Clarkson Studio the amazing Rain Lamp brings together elements that under normal circumstances don’t mix, but this time have a wonderful outcome. Richard-clarkson-Rain lamp Rain-Lamp-Richard-Clarkson-3 Rain-Lamp-9 Using a LED and fitted with a Micro-Peristaltic pump which circulates water from the pool and releases droplets that fall around the bulb. As the droplets land, the bulb acts as a magnifying glass resulting in the reflected light having a wonderful rippling effect.

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Image credits: http://www.richardclarkson.com/

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:
www.cosmit.it

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

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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

Mood board software

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The mood board is a very valuable tool in the design process, used to bring ideas/schemes together to illustrate the designers overall style that they wish to pursue. In today’s digital age there are a wide number of options available. One of the most popular is Olioboard.

Olioboard is an online, interior design, mood board creator, where users can create 2D and 3D room designs using real products from a large number of popular brands. All items on olioboard link through to the retailers online store for purchase. Users are also able to upload their own images. Olioboard  also has a large community of home decor lovers who chat, compete in design challenges and have fun experimenting with interior design.

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Olioboard offers a free version, but they also offer the Pro version for a monthly fee.

Olioboards youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Olioboard

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New Book! AutoCAD 2015 for Interior Design and Space Planning

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AutoCAD 2015 for Interior Design and Space Planning helps students understand the commands and features of AutoCAD 2015 and demonstrates how to use the program to complete interior design and space planning projects. Covering both two- and three-dimensional drawings, the text provides abundant exercises that walk students step-by-step through the use of AutoCAD prompts and commands. Using numerous illustrations, the text captures the essence of this powerful program and the importance it plays in the interior design, architecture and space planning professions.

• Covers new AutoCAD 2015 interface
• Progresses from basic commands to complex drawing exercises.
• Provides over 100 exercises and projects.
• Highlights seven projects appropriate for interior design, space planning and architecture students.
• Includes coverage of the AutoCAD DesignCenter
• Covers solid modelling in two chapters.

ISBN-13: 978-0133144857
Paperback: 744 pages
Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (29 Dec. 2014)

 

Interested in Interior Design? 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

Top Free Android Interior Design App

Houzz Interior Design Ideas is one of the most downloaded FREE Android home design and decoration apps available.  

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Search through a great catalogue of more than 200000 images of different designs. The app allows users to search photos by style, colour and room features through the user-friendly interface. You can then store your favourite designs in an “ideasbook”.

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Other features include;
Share ideas
Share your favourite images with family, friends and design professionals. Find more home design ideas by reading stories, which cover everything from home remodelling and decorating tips to house tours and DIY tutorials.
Get advice
If you’re looking for quick advice, ask the Houzz community! Post a design dilemma on their discussion boards to get input from professionals and other homeowners.

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Interior Design Exhibition, Salon de l’ Habitat

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Salon de l’ Habitat (Interior Design Exhibition ) takes place in Dijon, France from 13th -16th February 2015.

Annual regional exhibition bringing together over 200 exhibitors in the field of homes and home decoration : – conversions, fittings, indoor and outdoor equipment – renovation – decoration, craftsmen and artists
This is a key date for all those with plans for their home : arrangement, renovation, furnishing or decoration. In addition to advice, the professional exhibitors provide a wide choice of products, techniques and services.
The different sectors include:
Ground floor : furniture – decoration
Mezzanine : specialists in decoration and old buildings
First floor : home improvement and renovation
Lectures/talks on questions of the moment – “Essor” exhibition (Union of Burgundian Artists).

Contact information.
DIJON CONGREXPO – PARC DES EXPOSITIONS ET CONGRES DE DIJON
3 Boulevard de Champagne B.P. 67827 21078 DIJON Cedex
Tél: 03.80.77.39.00
Fax: 03.80.77.39.39

contact@dijon-congrexpo.com
http://www.dijon-congrexpo.com

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