Delicious Details and Fine Finishes

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It is a fact of life that buildings, as they age, inevitably fall apart. We Americans are not quite comfortable with this. We like everything to be shiny and new: we like all our buildings and our interior finishes to have the smooth sameness of youth. But the Japanese have developed a way of dealing with this. They have, in fact, embraced the idea that sometimes fixing broken things can make them even better and more beautiful than when they were new.

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Novacolor Marmorino plaster with brushed copper inlays. www.monjusurfaces.com Project: Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore Architect: WOHA

Novacolor Marmorino plaster wall covering with brushed copper inlays designed for Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore by WOHA architects.

Blue Eyed Yonder gilded plaster wall - (this would be so fun in a hallway or entry)

Wall Finish reference Blue Eyed Yonder gilded plaster wall - (this would be so fun in a hallway or entry)

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It might not be particularly exciting or glamorous, but choosing a sink is one of the most important decisions you'll make for your kitchen

pool fish scale tiles | Turquoise Fan Shaple Fish Scale Glass Tiles VG-UFN99

Turquoise Fan Shape Fish Scale Glass Tiles Really want this for my bathroom but need to order in huge quantity

It's All in the Details: Beautiful Flooring Transitions We Can't Get Enough Of

It's All in the Details: Beautiful Flooring Transitions We Can't Get Enough Of

"God," German architect Mies van der Rohe once famously said, "is in the details." It's hard to imagine more beautiful details than these eight boundaries where two flooring surfaces meet, marrying different materials in innovative and elegant ways

SW Classic French gray at 50% strength with unlacquered brass from @houseofantiquehardware cabinetry by @superiorexterior.biz #hollymathisinteriors

Kitchen Island choice--- Oh yeah my new fave light gray cabinet color SW Classic French gray at strength with unlacquered brass from cabinetry by

HOLLY HUNT

HOLLY HUNT

Magicamente sospeso il piano in rovere massello naturale sorretto e attraversato da due lastre di vetro verticali

Magically suspended the top in solid natural oak, sustained and crossed by two vertical glass panels. Also available with glossy white or black lacquered top.

The kitchen is the hero of these new Melbourne apartments

The kitchen is the hero of these new Melbourne apartments

The kitchen is the hero of these new Melbourne apartments - kitchen - beautiful detail

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