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£50m for Knightsbridge Church Home

One of London’s most expensive properties is back on the market for a cool £50million.  Just around the corner from Harrods’s stands a beautiful 19th century church, or at least, it looks like a church from the outside. The building was sold by...
by Designer Base on Apr 4, 2013

3 Alternate Uses for Warehouses

From Warehouses to Weddings We all know about the traditional uses for warehouses – storage, industrial operations and commercial outlets – but the intrepid among us have begun using warehouses for completely different reasons. Take weddings, for...
by Designer Base on Mar 27, 2013

Announced: Winners of Sony World Photography Awards Categories

A number of winners of the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards have been announced for the Open, National, 3D and Youth categories. The remainder of the award winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on the 25th of April at the Lond...
by Designer Base on Mar 27, 2013

Boris Johnson Opens the Shard’s Viewing Deck

Western Europe’s tallest building was officially opened by Boris Johnson on February 1st, 2013. The Shard in London has been eagerly anticipated by everyone watching the construction of the building. The exterior architectural splendour of the edif...
by Designer Base on Feb 7, 2013

Sheffield Canal Warehouse Gets its Groove Back

The historic Sheffield canal warehouse has been through a lot over the last 112 years and has played many roles in the community. Now it is set to revitalize the area as it undergoes a transformation that will divorce it even further from the origina...
by Designer Base on Feb 3, 2013

Visual Effects that Stunned the World of Film

Here’s a look at nominees in the Best Visual Effects category at the 85th Annual Academy Awards as well as those who have previously taken the spoils in this often overshadowed division. With awards season in full swing, focus falls firmly on film...
by Designer Base on Jan 30, 2013

Famous Trevi Fountain Set For Renovation Thanks to Karl Lagerfeld

The stunning Trevi Fountain featured in many of Hollywood’s romantic movies is set to get a facelift. The awesome 86-foot high Trevi fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome, and amongst the most famous in the world. Brand New As the most r...
by Designer Base on Jan 29, 2013

Old Trenton Undergoes Warehouse Renovations

New York City has seen some serious development in the last few months, particularly since Hurricane Sandy left town. Development has started and plans are constantly in the making for warehouse renovations, which appear to be at the forefront of cre...
by Designer Base on Jan 28, 2013

Famous Domino Sugar Factory Zoned for Redevelopment

The large warehouse is considered just another derelict building with no hopes of seeing the glory of its former days. The Domino sugar factory was once a thriving business churning out millions of pounds of the sugary sweet stuff for the masses. Now...
by Designer Base on Jan 21, 2013

V8 Hotel Takes You Back in Time with their Vintage Car Rooms

If you’re a ‘petrolhead’ and looking for a new experience then you should really consider the V8 vintage cars hotel in Stuttgart, Germany. The stunning hotel is decked out with antique cars from different eras, and the rooms come in several the...
by Designer Base on Jan 7, 2013

Housing Redevelopment Set For Old 18th Century Accrington

As London struggles to find additional housing for its burgeoning population, the industrial town of Accrington, Lancashire has more than enough vacant housing that could easily give homes to several hundred families. The housing redevelopment author...
by Designer Base on Jan 4, 2013

The World’s Most Famous Precious Gemstones

Rare and precious gemstones are the kind of thing you would expect Indiana Jones to adventure in a deep dark cave for but the truth is most of these are in safely tucked away in large museums and exclusive or private collections around the world. Whe...
by Designer Base on Jan 3, 2013

The History of Birthstone Jewellery

by Designer Base on Jan 2, 2013

Princess Michael of Kent’s Fringe Tiara

She’s known for her timeless beauty, style and her love of jewels. Princess Michael of Kent owns some exquisite pieces that reflect her stunning personal style. One of the most famous pieces in her collection is the stunning diamond fringe tiara, w...
by Designer Base on Dec 20, 2012

Mercury City Tower Overtakes The Shard in London

The towering beacon with pink mirrors and tapered architecture has overtaken the Shard in London as the tallest building in Europe. Mercury city Tower in Moscow recently surpassed the Shard rising to 339m. That’s 29m taller than the blue British to...
by Designer Base on Dec 20, 2012

The Monarchs Designer Royal Jewellery

The Royal family are known for their stunning jewellery collections that date back thousands of years and come from royal jewellery that belonged to Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria, Queen Mary and their respective great, great grandparents. Each hei...
by Designer Base on Dec 18, 2012

Keeping Up with the Jones’ Californian Mansion

Designed and constructed over the period from 1918-1922 by legendary architect Arthur Benson, Villa Rockledge is amongst the most stunning of all California mansions. Spilling over the edge of an incredible cliff, the mansion currently has a ‘for s...
by Designer Base on Dec 17, 2012

Novel Baby Presents for Christmas

Shopping for toddlers shouldn’t be much of an ordeal. We’re not completely sure if babies’ reactions are of appreciation or disappointment when it comes to their Christmas lot and they definitely can’t tell us, so some people might think, “...
by Designer Base on Nov 25, 2012

Stylist Tips for A Cooler Wardrobe

For many of the mere thought of simply packing our wardrobes correctly is just too much hard work to even consider, but would definitely consider a stylist to sort out their wardrobes, not only for the neatness factor, but also because stylist tips m...
by Designer Base on Nov 13, 2012

The Design of Mezzanine Flooring Focuses on Safety

Mezzanine flooring is an intermediate floor or elevation often found in public malls, warehouses and even some studio business offices. Chances are if you own a business, then your premises have access to mezzanine flooring systems for storage or eve...
by Designer Base on Nov 13, 2012


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