House & Home (128)
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Paint brand Histor have 1250 different colours to offer. To help consumers find the right colour for a particular job, they developed the Colours Studio app. So you can see your photographs in a different colour.
Why it matters
The most difficult part of a decorating painting job is the search for the perfect colour. Paint brands have acknowledged this with customised paint colours but this new app Histor allows you to actually see it. How can other brands where wide choice is a necessity offer a tailored choice through multimedia applications?
IKEA are the protagonists of a new online kitchen brochure. The new digital catalogue contains videos that show the IKEA kitchens of eight real Spanish families. They are individual kitchens and homes that are each very different. In this way, by entering www.ikea.es, we can place ourselves in Juan and Gloria’s kitchen - a couple who have been married 41 years; in Estibaliz’s kitchen - a young woman who has just become independent; at Maria Jose’s house - Maria Jose has five children, two from her previous marriage and three from her husband’s previous marriage.
Architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan designed a house that literally sits on top of a sled, allowing it to be towed off to a different location whenever the need arises. Used as a holiday retreat, the Hut on Sleds is a beach house that occupies a floor space of 40 square meters. Equipped to accommodate a family of five, it comes with an open space (that can multitask as living, dining and kitchen areas), a bathroom and two sleeping zones (including a children's quarters with a three-tiered bunk).