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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Visit Hawaii for Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving 2009 is coming up with high speed. Anybody of our Best Hawaii Vacation blog visitors who still wants to visit Hawaii for Thanksgiving 2009, might want to catch up on some Thanksgiving info from our older posts 'Best Places Hawaii for Thanksgiving 2008' or '3 Best Hawaii Vacation Tips for Thanksgiving in Hawaii' and of course, continue reading.

Here is a short list fully equipped Hawaii vacation rental homes near best beaches which are currently still available for 2009 Thanksgiving in Hawaii. Most vacation rental hosts offer great amenities, such as free high speed Internet access for your laptop and snorkel gear or and boogie boards. Visit Best Hawaii Places for Thanksgiving 2009, from most expensive luxury homes to cheap, affordable vacation condos and cottages:

Spend Thanksgiving Kohala Coast Vacation at this brand-new Luxurious Kohala Coast Villa - 3 Bd/3.5 Ba - (Sleeps 6) at the lowest rate ever $1100/nt.! This 3000sft features spectacular ocean views from each room, private swimming pool and spa. Guests will enjoy all the luxury Kohala Coast resort amenities of Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach Resort.

Luxury Waiulaula Villa on the Kohala Coast with Resort + Beach Amenities
This Puako Oceanfront 3Bd/3Ba from $735/nt. (sleeps 8) is currently still available for Thanksgiving 2009. This is the Best price for your family beach vacation in Hawaii! Book it when you can. There is no beach home available at this price.

Puako Beach Home
You look for a luxury Hawaii ocean view vacation home, then this one is right for you Kohala Coast vacation home 3BR/3.5BA, $435/nt. (dbl.) w/pool & tennis court Enjoy ocean views and top amenities at the most affordable rate at upscale gated community!

Luxury Kohala Ranch Vacation Home with Pool and Tennis Court
It's just the two of you and you love to stay close to the beach, this Puako Apartment is right across from Beach 1Bd/1Ba Puako Vacation Apartment Best Deal Puako Beach $115/nt.! It is available before Thanksgiving week 11/10 - 11/22/09.

Stay at this 1Bd/1Ba Puako apartment with AC across from Puako Beach
Save lots of money on your nightly rate for going out to dinner or do a whale watch tour when you stay at this fully equipped (full kitchen), private location with short 10-minute drive to the beach, which is currently still available for Thanksgiving week at $95/nt. with 7-night booking. Sunny Side Waimea Kohala Coast Vacation Rental Cottage Near Best Beaches

Peaceful, fully equipped cottage with kitchen with short drive to best beaches
There is no place like Hawaii on a Thanksgiving vacation. Hope you found what you were looking for on our list of Best Places Hawaii for Thanksgiving. Please, let us know in the comments whether you booked one of these vacation homes and how you liked it. Mahalo and aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacations
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Modern Apartment Interior Design in Brussels

The pictures below are trying to capture the design of an apartment in Brussels. The project belongs to Agence Andrée Putman and gives a new and modern meaning to contemporary living. There have been many opinions expressed regarding this interior design and this is one of them : “When Agence Andrée Putman designs a duplex for a Brussels heiress, it’s clear that women rule” (Judy Fayard).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Bell Continues to Toll

Recessions hit some professions more than others. Architecture is a profession that gets hit harder than most, and rarely recovers when times get better. If an architect can't find work due to lack of construction, they often leave the field, never to return. Unlike most professions, an architect straight out of school has very limited skills; it takes years of working in a firm to even begin to understand all the facets involved in creating a successful building. If young graduates can't find work in our profession, they never start the road to becoming an architect. I've seen past recessions decimate the ranks of my fellow practitioners; I fear the toll the current recession will have on our current and future ranks. As of 2 years ago, less than 50% of the people I graduated with were practicing architects.

What got me thinking about all this is the fact that the Prairie Avenue Bookstore in Chicago has closed its doors. I know much of their financial problems came from having to compete with online bookstores; they managed to hang on longer than most brick and mortar bookshops. It was a very special place, like most bookshops catering to architecture and design. I would make time for a long visit whenever I went to Chicago. They had fantastic collections of books not only on American architecture, but also vintage copies of books long out of circulation. It was an invaluable source for building a reference library so critical to an architecture practice. I can't imagine becoming the architect I've become without the wonderful hours spent browsing in a bookstore like Prairie Avenue. There are a few good architecture bookstores left, like Hennessey + Ingalls in Santa Monica, or Urban Center Books in NYC, but for how long? And how will the new generation of architects come to educate themselves without these great resources?

Life goes on, and people will adapt. There will be fewer architects around who will have the skills needed to produce a well designed building, especially architects with a good sense of historical precedent. I know this doesn't affect many peoples' lives, but we have lost something that has enriched our built landscape.

kids room interior decoration

When it comes to planning and decorating bedrooms or play areas for children -- whatever their age -- take inspiration from the memories of your own youth. Revisit your childhood to try to recapture something of the fun and exuberance of your earliest years. Can you remember when there seemed to be no rules no preconceptions about anything, least of all interior design?

Small children are naturally attracted to bright colors, strong patterns and familiar images, whatever form they take, so try to incorporate all these elements into their surroundings to give them a lively and spontaneous flavor.

Bear in mind that a room scheme should develop with the child and accommodate his or hers changing tastes and needs -- the bedroom of a boisterous toddler serves a very different purpose to a teenager's private and fiercely-guarded hideaway. With a little forethought, however, you can plan a space that is both stylish and adaptable and one that your children can grow up with happily.

If you are starting a room from scratch and furnishing a nursery for a new baby, it may be tempting to go for the full-on coordinated look available from high-end stores. Changing tables, cribs and and dressers, complete with matching rugs, curtains and wallpaper may be the ideal solution for the first few years, but they are expensive, soon outgrown and, when the design choices have already been made for you, they provide little scope for individuality. It is far better (and more economical in the long run) to start off with a few good pieces of basic furniture, plain walls and ceiling, and a simple floor covering. You can then introduce blocks of color and pattern by means of the soft furnishings, bedding and accessories. These can easily be changed and updated, the furniture can be repainted when a new look is demanded.

Young children's rooms are not really the place for subtle colors. You only have to look at their boxed games, dolls, fluffy stuffed toys and picture books to be confronted with an onslaught of bright primary colors. So look to crisp greens, vivid reds, and clear blues as a starting point for the soft furnishings. A jumbled mix of stripes, checks and cheerful gingham always work well together and would look good in either boy's or girl's room.

If you prefer to incorporate some pattern, there are some great retro-style prints about, featuring cowboy or seaside themes. However, special children's fabrics depicting beloved cartoon characters, super heroes or pop idols, are bound to be their favorite. If you start with out with a simple, classic theme of which your child approves -- nautical, sports, zoo animals, colorful fruit and flowers, little princess or Shaker inspired folk art -- you can share your enthusiasm and build on it together by adding curtains, cushions, throws and new bed linens. The fabric should be hard wearing and easy to care for, as they are bound to get well used, covered in sticky fingerprints.

Children spend a lot of time playing sitting and rolling on the floor, so a few large cushions or beanbags will make life a bit more comfortable.

You may also find it useful to have large quilts in the playroom or bedroom. They will provide extra bedding, but will also double up as soft play mats, cover an armchair or sofa to protect the upholstery or stand in as a magic flying carpet when necessary.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Enjoy the Ho‘okipa Beach

photo from : twalshphoto.net

Ho‘okipa Beach Park is located on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. Ho'okipa Beach Park is one of the premier windsurfing venues in all the world. It is not far east of the Kahului Airport, which means you can get off the plane and get in the water very quickly.While ever-present strong winds and powerful currents do not make the beach a place for beginners, experienced surfers and windsurfers continually flock to Ho'okipa for both recreation and windsurfing competitions.

Bedroom Interior

Keep the bedroom interior design minimal, neat and always clean but also don’t forget to add some change and color with every season in order to keep it exciting and adventurous. Changing your bedroom interior design should only be done to suit an occasion or festivity as constant major changes will actually induce restlessness instead of relaxation until you get used to the sight and sounds and once again be able to relax and enjoy your bedroom interior design


Interior Design Tips on Bedroom ...


● When interior designing your bedrooms, make sure the rooms are cozy and restful in appearance. Avoid bright colors like orange. Bright colors won't induce you to sleep. Neutral, pastel and warm colors are best suited for bedrooms.

● If you are starting your interiors from scratch, you can start by choosing fabrics first and base the color of you wall from it, then you can select furniture that compliments the color of walls and the fabrics that you are going to use.

● Save on expensive wall decor, go through magazines, art books or even your child's art work at school and have the picture framed. Not only will you save, you will have a unique picture that is not found on commercial home decor stores.

● Consider an extra cabinet or storage space inside your bedroom or den, they are areas that usually invite clutter. It is important to always have your room neat and clutter free.

● Use warm flooring on bedroom floors like wood and carpet. Don't use ceramic tiles, marble or granite on bedroom floors. It is not pleasant to get out of bed in the morning and step on a cold floor. If a cold flooring material is already installed, put an area rug beside the bed.

Supermarket bedroom buys: budget makeover

Create a beautiful new look with sophisticated supermarket buys chosen by House Beautiful magazine

Bedroom styled with supermarket buysA fresh coat of paint, coordinating wardrobe and new accessories in luxurious silks and satins have transformed this bland space into a sophisticated bedroom

Wool Chic Style Paris carpet, £43.20 a square metre, Kersaint Cobb. Fairhaven double bedstead in Chocolate with a Silentnight Montesa mattress, £492.85; Jodphur side tables, £45 each; Silver Star cushion (on bed), £11.74; Finest pleated cushion in Duck Egg (on chair); £14.68; all Tesco Direct. Tub chair, £80; silk cushion in Mink (on chair), £5; glass vase (on side table), £6; all Asda Direct. Picture frame (on side table), £5.99; teapot, £5.99; teacup and saucer, £2.49 each; vase (on tray), £7.99, for three; chenille throw, £12.99; Rose tealight holder, £2.49, all Sainsbury's

Cushions on a bedRevamp the bed

New bedding, sumptuous cushions and a luxurious beaded throw have added wow factor and warmth.

Hotel 5* Satin Stripe duvet set, £34.25 for a double duvet and two pillowcases; silver beaded throw, £39.15; Finest pleated cushion in Mocha, £14.68; Elspeth Gibson rectangular pleated cushion, £9.79; all Tesco Direct. Gold buttoned rounded cushion, £6.99, Sainsbury's

Dark wood wardrobe
Add storage and accessories

A dark wood two-door wardrobe coordinates with the bedstead and contrasts well with the green walls.

Fairhaven wardrobe in Chocolate, £191.78; Finest matt emulsion in Tuscan Olive, £15 for 2.5L; frames, £8 each; all Tesco Direct. Table lamp, £19.99, Sainsbury's

Silk curtain and fluffy rug
Create warmth

Full-length, lined curtains keep out draughts and a fluffy rug feels great underfoot.

Tesco Damask Jacquard Lined Pencil Pleat curtains in Duck Egg, £40 a pair, Tesco Direct. Faux fur rug, from £15, Asda Direct £55

Total spent: £402.63

Decorative Staircases - classic contemporary staircase designs, ideas, pictures from Edilco

A staircase as an element of art is an amazing thing, and these decorative staircase design ideas from Edilco are nothing short of spectacular! These contemporary staircases offer an unusual juxtaposition of opposites in their combination of cold cement and metal with warm wood, resulting in a wonderful complementary look. From the simple spiral staircase with wood treads, to modern riser-free designs and grand staircases adorned with decorative graphics, this tasteful collection ranges from Zen, to classic contemporary and totally avant-garde, with a style to suit every preference. These staircase design ideas will fill you with inspiration for your own home. Take your classic staircase design from ordinary to extraordinary, and make a style statement that’s as individual as you are. For endless design options, check out these staircase pictures from Edilco.