Tuesday, December 15, 2009
When finished there with be one, two, three and four bedroom units with, spa and fitness centerm, shops, and a main check0in lodge building. On the back side of the project will be muli-story condos.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I am always fascinated by illuminating, magical effects of lighting. I was browsing Metropolitan Home magazine when I stumbled upon an article about the amazing inventor/designer Paul Cocksedge. This is a Paul Cocksedge design called "Swell." There is a small glass bubble in it filled with colored mercury that reacts to the heat produced by a light bulb, when the lamp is on - the coloured liquid expands in the glass container filling it and when the lamp is turned off the liquid contracts again.
This Paul Cocksedge design is made from plastic foam cups to transform into his Styrene lamp. A very organic and amazing sculpture made by applying heat to polystyrene...causing the structure to change its shape.
Monday, July 20, 2009
The chairs cushions are shot and probably smell of years living at a retirement center, but in my mind this beautiful “oldie” will be part of my own collection in my home. I will transform it (with the help from “my” upholster) into a crisp, grass-green beauty with a monogram and new shinny black lacquered legs. The chair probably will cost as much as a new chair – maybe even a bit more, but I am left with a one of a kind….something I always find rewarding. This is true for all areas of the home. Why settle for something everyone else has????
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
As we have progressed over the years, everything in our lives has changed, too. What would we do without or cell phones, laptops etc?? I know when I lose my cell phone I feel lost and it’s the end of the world, until I find the stupid thing.
"Revit" generated overall view of Hotel
Front Perspective view of Custom Home "Revit"
Perspective view of custom home concept "Revit"
"Revit" Interior view of concept kitchen
From these programs we can add finishes, trees, cabinets, people, cars, pets, carpets, art, etc; that will be used so that everything from how we interact with the spaces, to what the walls will look like. We can get an almost photo like images as if we have the project built.
As a designer, I feel much more freedom to explore options and to provide my clients with more then they can imagine, before we ever get started designing. This gets my imagination and creativity flowing and it is so much more exciting to see my clients visualize what we have designed for them. This gives you a glimpse of what we find so exciting about the future of designing for our clients and how we are able to effect our built environment in a positive way.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
This project started out as a modest 18,000sf vacation home that we started designing couple of years ago, and is almost done, but it is open for business. Now it is a 30,000+sf boutque hotel up and running. It is located in a quiet off the main orad site, next to the only surfable beach on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja.
What a amazing project to see come to life. This is Nordby Design Studio 's first major project built outside of the Pacific Northwest and it's first Hotel. As you can tell we are very proud of this project and hope many people can enjoy it and it's surroundings.
I love to see how a project comes to life, from the white pages and Cad machine screens to the final built project. To see it and feel it, is the most amazing feeling.
Check it out and you can see our cad images at our web site to see where it started....
go to: http://www.haciendacerritos.com/
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Each time you walk into your home, are there areas or a room you just don’t like, or care for any longer, or you notice it just feels “off?” Think redesign!!! The concept isn’t new, but with a slowed down - more cautious economy it is a practical and more affordable way to change a room.
When I redesign a room for a client - I work with existing furnishings and accessories and use them in creative new ways that will help to give a refreshed, more updated designer look to a space. Often times paired with the addition of new paint color(s), a few new updated accessories, and a new furniture layout. A room can completely change! I always think of it in these terms…revamp, refine, redefine, and refresh. If this is something you have been thinking about….why wait, it will change how you feel about your home.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I love design, color, texture and patterns. So, when I found this beautiful line of pillows at the New York Gift Show this past February; I thought I had lost my mind. The Pillows are available to the trade from Bayaa/Weavetree and are made from 100% cotton – silk patch (the embroidery is applied to the silk patch). The pillows come in wonderfully delicious colors such as, the citrine/black (shown), bone/black (shown), storm/citrine (dark grey/black background with yellow embroidery) cobalt/emerald (cobalt background with bright emerald embroidery), coffee and mushroom (coffee background with mushroom embroidery) and red/pumpkin (red background with orange embroidery). It is the citrine/black that did it for me, I love it! I just can’t get enough of the vivid yellow and black together. Adding fresh new pillows to any space can be a very useful tool in creating an exciting new look.