The wood flooring gurus, Ebony and Co, worked along side New York-based architects MSK Design Group to create a fully furbished apartment in the Lincoln Residence. The apartment is located in a luxury condominium building only moments away from the well known Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York.
Setting the project foundation for MSK, the client agreed to gut the entire apartment and planned for a more open living area concept, which would take better advantage of the stunning New York city views. The floor plan is impressive and boasts a kitchen, dining area, living room, hallway, five spacious bedrooms and a private gym.
This beautiful private home, within a residential tower, was completed in 2015 and is a prime example of the quality of handcrafted wood flooring by Ebony and Co.
This beautiful floor is Engineered Continental Oak with a Faded Silvergrey Ultramatt Poly finish. The featured engineered timber floors are a traditional selection of 7-12″ random width planks (17.5-30.5cm) with long lengths ranging from 5-11ft (150-320cm). The total flooring area covers over 3,389 square feet (315m2) of the living area of this home and goes harmoniously with MSK Design Group’s sophisticated interior design.
MSK Design Group has achieved sophisticated interior design standards for this Lincoln project, which go hand-in-hand with Ebony and Co’s quality hardwood flooring. MSK are recognized for their ability to provide home interior for their clients whether these be private home owners or commercial, the level of quality stays the same.
Katerina Soukhopalov and Maren Sostmann opened their design firm MSK Design Group in the popular SoHo region of New York City in 2009. The firm offers architectural and decoration services for residential, hospitality as well as many commercial projects and has been able to create advanced interior design statements.
For more information please go to MSK Design Group
‘An interior is the natural projection of the soul’ – Coco Chanel
Outside a small village in the Czech Republic stands this energy saving timber clad home by ASGK Design. The original idea from this home came from the client’s son who imagined the family’s home facing a large oak tree on their spacious land.
The wooden cladding on the outside of this home used a “burn and stain” technique in order to make the wood longer lasting against weathering. Not only is the exterior laced in wood but so is the interior. The interior is decorated with dark and light tones of wood for the floors, walls and ceiling. The ceiling and walls are mainly plywood which is when thin layers of wood veneer are glued together with adjacent layers making them strong and thin.
This open planned home consists of a dining lounge, garden, kitchen, patio, stairs, loft, bathroom, office and bedrooms. The kitchen is connected to the bathroom, large dining area and would be a perfect location to host guests as it is very spacious. Large wooden sliding doors connect the patio to the dining room and kitchen and are a way to open the home to the surrounding nature.
Upstairs leads to the two bedrooms on opposite wings of this home which overlook the beautiful scenery. A small office area is also situated on the second level of this home as it peaceful and calm unlike the busy kitchen down below.
Although the home seems small it is very compact with everything the family may need. Including their own energy source. The roof is angled in a way to obtain maximum amounts of solar energy. Not only is it important to use solar energy but to also conserve it, this energy sufficient home was built in a way that the walls would keep moisture out and heat in so that less energy would be used to heat the home.
For more information please go to www.asgk.cz
“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder
Originality is defined as having the ability to think independently and creatively which Andrew and Ryan Beltran the founders of the Original Grain have done with their beautiful collection of handcrafted wooden watches. Every watch is handcrafted from a selection of sustainably sourced exotic hardwood.
The watch range is inspired by its roots in the Pacific Northwest as all the watches keep their wooden characteristics. The different types of wood used are rosewood, Burl, Sapele, Maple, Zebrawood and Ebony.
The top three favourites are; The Classic, Alterra Chrono and The Barrel. Each watch is made of the finest natural wood and is sometimes matched with other materials such as steel.
The Classic is handcrafted using Rosewood and Chrome, it is decorated with roman numerals and the Original Grain logo. It has hardened mineral crystal glass which is scratch resistant, stainless steel butterfly clasp and a water-resistant case.
Alterra Chrono is composed of Burl Wood and silver. It has many features such as two function chronographs, stop watch, luminescent hands and has a Sapphire glass face.
The Barrel is matte black with touches of brown Sapele wood but also comes in a selection of other styles. It has many features which range from its Matte black stainless steel, water-resistant, Japanese Miyota Quartz movement and mineral crystal glass which is scratch resistant.
The Original Grain have created a unique time piece for every occasion in different styles and designs for their clients. And while doing this they have also given back tremendously to the environment. For every watch sold ten trees are planted which generates more jobs and greenery that are cherished around the world.
For more information please go to originalgrain.com
“Let originality define you” – Original Grain