Take a breather in the “Comfort Zone” Inspirations 2017 Maison & Objet Paris

How would you create physical calm in your home?  So that when you stepped into your space regardless of its size and structure, the constant demands and uncertainty of the world were washed away.

This inspired “Comfort Zone” from Maison & Objet  recently.

They suggest curves instead of straight lines, chairs made with tactile fluffy toys and tranquil colours to ease tension.

Do you think it’s possible to achieve a feeling of safety in a space using interior design and decoration?  If you think you are creative, have a passion for design and want to make a difference with a meaningful career, study our fully comprehensive Professional Interior Design Diploma Course and get the education you need to begin your career in interior design.

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Summer House

The summer holidays are almost here.  Are you jetting off to your summer house?

If not, we hope this will inspire you.  Villa Ypsilon, Finikounda Greece.

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Picture Credits to Dezeen and Lassa

Designed by the international architecture practice Lassa, the Ypsilon (or upsilon, used to refer to the Latin letter Y) shaped building appears to have seeped out of the ground with a green landscaped roof offering three distinct courtyards.  It is aligned to offer sea views toward Schitza, with further views to Sapienza, and the mountains to the east.  The structure nestles in the surrounding olive tree groves.

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Picture credits to Dezeen and Lassa

The 180 sq m interior was built-in seven months, using locally sourced concrete, terrazzo, and marble.

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Picture credits to Dezeen and Lassa

Lassa has two studios in Brussels and London.  Their Brussels studio allows them to test and pre-fabricate their ideas in real scale.  See their other project work here.

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you like to study interior design, become part of an exciting industry, and learn how to channel your creativity, turning your ideas, and designs into form?  Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International has online courses that will suit you. 

Now with the opportunity to study the CAD Training Online (CTO) 100% online certified course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting.  Please click here for further information about our Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.

 

Plumen 003 lightbulb: The London Design Festival

Award winning design studio Hulger, launched the new Plumen 003 low energy light bulb at The London Design Festival this week.

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Specialist lighting designer,  Claire Norcross designed the glass bell-like dome, and jeweller, Marie-Laure Giroux designed the tiered gold filament.

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The low energy light bulb serves two functions. It emits a warm ambient glow, and at the same time provides a downward spotlight. The warm soft glow compliments the space, and the LED’s ensure that tasks such as reading, or writing are sufficiently lit.

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The Plumen 003 is available early November.

Want to learn more about lighting?  Study our fully comprehensive Professional Interior Design Diploma Course and get the education you need to begin your career in interior design.

Rhodec International est. 1960, specialise in providing high quality, online, interior design courses.

Tubular Living

We’ve taken a step back to 2015 to see what the future of vertical living could hold.  Lane Crawford invited the Peoples Architecture Office (PAO) to create installations to celebrate their 165th anniversary.  PAO responded offering living spaces within steel ventilation shafts.

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Image credits go to Peoples Architecture Office .

Horizontal, and vertical tubular structures flow.  Open cross sections, complete with furniture, and lighting designed by Peoples Industrial Design Office suggest how each space might function.

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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.

 

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!  Robert G Heft designed the American flag at the age of 17 as part of a school project.   The design features  50 stars representing each state, and 13 stripes representing the former British colonies.

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Image credits go to Wikipedia

Celebrate by getting inspired  by some innovative US based designers.  San Franciscan  interior design, and architecture giants, Gensler have designed the creative, and thoughtful 1+ million-square-foot workspace for the Facebook HQ Menlo Park, California.

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Image credits go to Gensler

They’ve also transformed the San Franciso Visitor Centre.

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Image credits go to Gensler

If you feel inspired, and would love to get on the path to a career in interior design, Rhodec International continues to provide high quality interior design education to students across the globe.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

 

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day everyone!  George Stanley designed the Canadian flag, unofficially known as the Maple Leaf.  The red field with the white square at its centre, and eleven pointed maple leaf is based upon the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada.

 

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What better way to celebrate than get inspired by some amazing interior designers based in Canada.  Commercial Designers Burdifilek add their unique touch to this redesign for luxury shoe store, Davids in Toronto….

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And more recently in 2015 for Holt Renfrew….

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If you feel inspired and would love to get on a path to a career in interior design, Rhodec International continues to provide high quality interior design education to students across the globe.  Visit us http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org.

 

 

Shitomito Pallet

Office space made from Pallets

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This amazing conference room and recreation area in Japan has been designed by Hiroki Tominaga – Atelier. The 130 pallets used came from what was already available in the printing company’s office space plus nearby buildings. The pallets used to construct the walls had to be custom made.  We love how the pallet theme has been continued with the addition of sheets of glass to create the board tables. You can just imagine how the space would affect your senses when you walked in, and the designer mentions the smell of trees and the textures. Hopefully no splinters!
This image is taken from Tominaga Atelier http://www.ht-at.com/.  Visit for lots more inspiring designs.
The Professional Interior Design Diploma has always been much more than an interior design course. With entire units dedicated to Drafting and Construction. For more information regarding course content see http://www.rhodec.org/subjects.htm.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Online Colour Test

UntitledHave you got a good eye for colour?  Find out with this fun test from x-rite and PantoneClick here

How did you do?  Would you like to learn more about the art of colour?

As part of our online Rhodec International Professional Interior Design Course, an entire Unit is dedicated to this fun and fascinating subject.  The Rhodec Professional Interior Design Diploma Course is one of several  courses we offer. Take part in more interactive quizzes with our Interior Decorator Course, or gain a professional training with our accredited three year Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.  Rhodec International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Image and quiz credits go to x-rite.