Archive: Feb 2012

  1. GPI TWeekly Archive: The Charm of Light

    We can never resist any creative and pretty designs associated with lighting, can we? “Kitchen Design Think Tank: Kitchen Garden“tweet via @TheKitchenMogul Pin It “Lighting for my studio project. #lightingdesign #playus” tweet via @meyers_erin Pin It “Astonishing: Step into Infinity at Tate Modern London. #Design #Lighting #Art” tweet via @oxkon Pin It “Video: Amazing combination of […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Sculptural Furniture by Baltasar Portillo

    Pin It It might be hard to tell what this abstract structure is at first sight. Artist Baltasar Portillo‘s unique collection, Armadillo and Lodge Chair, is a statement of his interpretation on functional sculpture. A native Salvadorian, Baltasar is currently working in Europe. We are honored to have Baltasar share his ideas behind this inspirational […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Incredible Art of Eggshell Carving

    Eggshell carving is an incredible craft technique that involves extreme attention to detail and patience. Eggshell carving artists usually devote hundreds of hours of practice and work into perfecting carving skills and creating intricate eggshell sculptures. Brian Baity is one of them and today, we are looking at some of his custom works. Brian’s carved […]

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  4. Custom Backlit Onyx Dining Table – A Long Build Process

    After the initial exchange with the interior designers at Darrell Schmitt Design Associates back in the beginning of 2011, this backlit onyx dining table has slowly and steadily come to fruition.  GPI Design was originally intended to just provide the material for a backlit onyx tabletop for a private residence in the Middle East.  Four […]

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  5. GPI TWeekly Archive: Glass Walls

    This week, the GPI Design team is working with fluted glass panels for a custom backsplash project (you can see the picture HERE). So we paid special attention to glass panel designs shared on Twitter. We are particularly pleased to see the following clear glass walls applied in these extraordinary buildings.  As always, enjoy and […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Dare to Imagine

    Once in a while, there will be an artist who challenges our imagination and understanding of design. Some blogs call Nancy Fouts’s artworks “Surrealism” because her sculptures always comprise of two totally unrelated objects. Looking at the following images, I’m so intrigued to figure out the connection between the objects and materials she used in […]

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  7. Design Trends: Perforated Surfaces

    In design, it’s not always what you add, but instead what you take away that makes the biggest impact. Case and point: perforations. This design trend has been taking off in all areas, and can be found on interior walls, ceilings, building exteriors, and even furniture. Unlike simply adding elements to create visual interest, this […]

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  8. GPI TWeekly Archive: Minimalist Houses, Less is More

    Come on, you must have dreamed about your Dream House. Neuschwanstein Castle? A Zen hut? This week, we are sharing four great examples of minimalist house we saw on Twitter. Let us know if you have any of the following reactions: 1. This is mine! 2. What am I? A monk? 3. Party time!   […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Ms. Elegant, Pearly Ceramic Tile

    This week, we are looking at this extraordinary application of ceramic tiles in exterior design. Ceramic tile possesses a high durability and is easy to maintain. It is commonly used for wall, floor, and roof covering. Modern manufacturing techniques have made it possible for this ancient material to be produced in various colors, shapes, and […]

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