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A young married couple looking to find a balance between life as parents and their desire for an active social lifestyle chose to settle down in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in a high rise apartment overlooking the city. They hired HAO Design to create the interior to reflect their fun spirit, along with making it a colorful place for their two young children to play and grow up. With preschool age children and a love for cooking, they requested an open kitchen so they could watch the children in the living room while prepping a meal. Sky blue cabinets are paired with a grey concrete ceiling and an island and backsplash clad in black mosaic tiles. Off the island is a wooden dining table with four different chairs. The living room is furnished with an overstuffed sofa and chair, along with a coffee table at low height making it even more kid-friendly. The low furniture also keeps the views from being obstructed.
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Enlarge / If it's dark outside seemingly all the time, you must find ways to cope. (credit: Sara Andreasson ) How do Scandinavians deal with long, dark winters? For Mosaic , Linda Geddes explores what this might teach us about the relationship between our moods and sunlight. The story is republished here under a Creative Commons license. The inhabitants of Rjukan in southern Norway have a complex relationship with the Sun. “More than other places I’ve lived, they like to talk about the Sun: when it’s coming back, if it’s a long time since they’ve seen the Sun,” says artist Martin Andersen. “They’re a little obsessed with it.” Possibly, he speculates, it’s because for approximately half the year, you can see the sunlight shining high up on the north wall of the valley: “It is very close, but you can’t touch it,” he says. As autumn wears on, the light moves higher up the wall each day, like a calendar marking off the dates to the winter solstice.
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4. Mix Traditional Architecture with GeometricsSpaces with traditional architecture design can become more inviting with geometric patterns mixed in, such as a black and white patterned tile, Regan notes. Floor tile by Mosaic House , pendant lighting by Lumens . 5. Light FixturesWe already know that lighting sets the mood of a room, but the shape, material and color used in light fixtures also play an important role in creating an alluring ambiance. Pillow by ABC Carpet & Home , sconce by Design Within Reach . 6. Combine TexturesThe use of varying textures helps add dimension and interest to [a] space, whether it’s through pillows, artwork or a rug. Here Regan layered a West Elm rug on top of an Overstock rug. 7. Bring in the Old with the NewVintage pieces, such as furniture or rugs, are a great way to infuse comfort into a room, Regan shares.
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Z-AXIS DESIGN used a color palette of black, white, and grey tones to design this 100 square meter (approx. 1076 square feet) apartment in Taichung, Taiwan. The modern interior has a sophisticated feel with simple elements layered in to create a comfortable atmosphere. The main living area has a fairly open floor plan with only a half wall separating the living room from the dining room. The half wall becomes the perfect spot to hang a flat screen TV while still allowing light to filter through the space. While the color palette sounds stark, materials and textiles were incorporated to add texture to the space. The main wall in the kitchen is clad in monochromatic mosaic tiles with varying patterns. An oversized black door slides to reveal the door to the guest bathroom, as well as the door to the balcony.
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A young married couple looking to find a balance between life as parents and their desire for an active social lifestyle chose to settle down in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in a high rise apartment overlooking the city. They hired HAO Design to create the interior to reflect their fun spirit, along with making it a colorful place for their two young children to play and grow up. With preschool age children and a love for cooking, they requested an open kitchen so they could watch the children in the living room while prepping a meal. Sky blue cabinets are paired with a grey concrete ceiling and an island and backsplash clad in black mosaic tiles. Off the island is a wooden dining table with four different chairs. The living room is furnished with an overstuffed sofa and chair, along with a coffee table at low height making it even more kid-friendly. The low furniture also keeps the views from being obstructed.
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Enlarge (credit: Calicut Medical College Hospital ) A network of compassionate volunteers caring for their terminally ill neighbours is helping more people in Kerala, India, to end their days at peace and at home. For Mosaic , Jeremy Laurance meets the man leading the movement. His story is republished here under a Creative Commons license. Thirty years ago a young anaesthetist, newly appointed as head of department at Calicut Medical College Hospital in the Indian state of Kerala, encountered a case that would change his life. A college professor aged 42 with cancer of the tongue had been referred to him by an oncologist. The man was in severe pain and the anaesthetist, Dr. M R Rajagopal, was asked if he could help. He injected the mandibular nerve in the jaw in a procedure known as a nerve block and told the patient to return in 24 hours. Next day, the pain had almost completely gone and Dr. Raj, as he is known, was pleased with his work. Read 64 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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