eclectic contemporary


This beautiful period house is here home to B&B Italia design furniture: a perfect balance between old and new, and a terrific interior styling with even some remarkable vintage pieces, such as that astonishing mid-century pendant lamp, designed by Bruno Gatto for Stilnovo, c1950… so chic!!!!
Welcome to Skull Island: on set with Tom Hiddleston and the biggest King Kong ever
The director and cast of Kong: Skull Island, including Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson, discuss filming opposite an 85ft ape – while using as little green screen as possible
By Benjamin Lee

“Apologies for the shirtlessness,” says Tom Hiddleston. “I didn’t want to show off.” The world’s most impeccably spoken Marvel baddie is looking awfully embarrassed. I’ve caught him emerging topless from his trailer, late at night, with female company. The makeup artist has been in with him, carefully pawing at his torso. Hiddleston is shooting a movie in Hawaii and, as it is, his skin doesn’t look sufficiently sun damaged. Muddier stuff is slathered on, and our star is good to go.

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House of Italian architect Massimo Adario, in Rome.

Located in an old building in Rioni Monti neighborhood, Massimo Adario’s stylish apartment features a charming atmosphere with redesigned spaces and a real chic decor: the fine materials worked by outstanding artisans, contemporary or 1940′s to 70s furniture, art pieces by young artists, spacious terraces…everything has been designed to to achieve harmony.

I have to admit I really have a soft spot for art. I love to look at the classic arts in so many fantastic museums all over the world and I really enjoy modern art. Every now and then I will introduce an artist that struck my vibe and attention.


Tomyboy is a young artist/ designer who goes back and forth between Los Angeles and Hamburg. Rocketbyz is the name of his company which artifies premium limited products, accessories and fashion. He is the maestro of fluorescent colors and has mastered an art around these colors. What I really enjoy about his art is that he goes for the unimaginable and converts it to eclectic, limited, contemporary art. The greatest thing about his art, is that you can use it whenever suitable. From BMX bikes to a Bentley or Ferrari, from designing furniture to entirely flipping luxury estates, he even looks back on artifying a limited edition Rolex or S.T.Dupont lighters, Tomyboy hasn’t even started yet. Currently is planing to artify a Boeing 737. Here are some of his electrifying art.

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Brooklyn Modern: a stunning Brooklyn’s Brownstone renovated by Buck Projects.  The original building was converted into two units, an upper owner’s triplex and a lower rental apartment, with more modern layout in open floor plan living while maintaining the grace of late-1800’s Italianate detailing.

22 Clever Ways to Repurpose Furniture

Lawyers’ Bookcase: This antique cabinet serves as a handy nightstand with its ample storage, wide counter space and tons of character.

Wood Soda Crates: Four old soda crates make a combination coffee table and shadow box. The crates were attached to an old table base, then a piece of tempered glass is laid over top.

Mid-Century Makeover: Two-tiered end tables and nightstands were all the rage back in the 50s. The design is very practical. With a new coat of paint or finish, an old relic like this can become an indispensible piece of furniture.

Pinball Wizard: An old pachinko game was repurposed into a conversation-piece table. To make the transformation, ornate legs were simply fastened to the bottom of the game.

Reverse Stencil: There’s almost nothing paint can’t fix. Floral patterns were blocked out over the original wood finish while the whole table was painted white. The results are earthy-looking flowers on a crisp white palette.

Dewey Decimal Table: This side table brings together many elements and styles. Retro metal legs were attached to an old library card catalog cabinet, then a mirror was placed on top for a little glamorous flair.

Outdoor Table: Old coffee tables are a perfect addition to a front porch. Look for a flea-market special and use a high-gloss, exterior paint that will stand up to the outdoors.

Poultry Crate: Farmers used to use these old wood crates to carry chicks and hens to market. This one found new life as a coffee table with plenty of storage for board games and books.

Trunk Space: Steamer trunks come in many sizes, shapes and colors to match almost any decor. And the best part: they’re great for additional storage.

Front Door: An old door finds new life as a coffee table. The rustic finish is perfect for a family room – you can put your feet up, spill soda on it, not use your coaster – it doesn’t matter – it’ll all add to the natural, rich patina.

From the Typing Pool: Old metal typewriter tables can often be found at flea markets and antique shops. These sturdy structures are a perfect height for a bedside table.

Checkers or Chess, Anyone?: A salvaged-lumber table is made to multi-task when simple red squares are painted on top to make a checkerboard.

Log Slice: With the natural-wood top and retro legs, this table combines earthy-contemporary design with a mid-century modern aesthetic.

A Coffee Table That Grows: On a warm summer’s evening, an outdoor coffee table filled with sod is the perfect place to put your feet up and feel the grass between your toes.

Timber Table: The hardest part of making this table is lifting the heavy timbers. The easy construction requires no miter cuts, no trim pieces, no dovetails, just a few rustic timbers fastened together.

A Trio Makes One: If you can’t find just the right coffee table, group two or three smaller tables together. It’ll give you flexibility and allow you to mix different styles.

Barn Wood: Weathered timbers make a solid table and can go with many styles – rustic, old world, contemporary, eclectic and more. The angle cuts on the legs of this table give it an Asian flair.

Pink Spool: A little pink paint helps turn an industrial wire spindle into a combination coffee table and book rack.

Factory Cart: Industrial-cart coffee tables have been in vogue for some time now, this butcher-block style cart makes a wonderful contrast to its modern surroundings.

Wood Crates: Two old crates stacked on an industrial cart make a portable shelf. The hinged openings make it easy to hide away clutter.

Table Over Ottomans: This coffee table was made specifically to fit over top storage ottomans, thus providing a soft place to put up your feet as well as a hard surface to put down your drink.

From Music To Cocktails: An old 1950s stereo cabinet was gutted to transform it into a bar table.