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About Alexander Calzadilla

Alexander Calzadilla is a Cuban male originally from Philadelphia, who has happily called Miami his home since moving here at the age of 15. He attended Southwest Sr. High School and Florida International University, ultimately receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While in college, he began working as a paralegal for the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Reichenbacher, a position he kept for seven years after graduation. He subsequently worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Associates before landing at Costa Nursery. After distinguishing himself with many accomplishments, he was promoted to the position of Director of Specialty Products, which included the orchid, bonsai and lucky bamboo departments. When Alex was first put in charge of the three departments, they ranked near the bottom. By the time he left Costa after seven years, Alex had transformed the floundering departments into unqualified successes, posting record earnings, sales and profitability. In 2008 Alex was named the Costa Employee of the Year. Alex now puts his formidable prowess as a businessman into his newest venture, Avant-Garde Home Furnishings, LLC, serving as Managing Partner.

About Avant-Garde

We offer home furnishings and decor for every area of your home,both inside and out, always striving to bring you the most current design elements being used by today's top designers, at a fraction of their retail cost. Whether you are completely redecorating an area of your home, looking for the perfect accent piece to finish off an existing room, shopping for a unique gift, or simply "window shopping" to get design ideas, Avant-Garde is the place to go for everything modern & contemporary for your home.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Modern Avant-Garde Offices almost completed

New Modern Offices for
Avant-Garde Home



Its with great pleasure that I announce to all of you that our new offices are just about completed and ready to use. We will be having a grand opening sometime mid September and opening up bigger space for showroom purposes before the end of the year. I have compiled some pictures for all of you to see the wonderful work Jessica Hale and I have done in remodeling these offices.. I want all of you to know that every straight line and cut is Jessica as I have no patience for those things and sometimes she re-did the things I had already done since they did not meet her standard of excellence.. In the end I think we did a good job.. Let me know what you all think...

Enjoy the following pictures..
























The outside sitting areas and bamboo gardens are absolutely beautiful and will be a great place to host marketing and promo events for the company.. Excellent place that will look better and better over time.. 

AG Home Goods

Monday, August 29, 2011

Two very modern homes

Two modern homes.. 

Today while reading up on some home designs I ran accross two homes I simply had to share with all of you. The one in Vilnius is absolutely amazing as is the cabin design I found. I am sure many of you will enjoy these pictures tremendously.. 

Enjoy the pics.. 

Cabin House

Stunning Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State
Stunning Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State

Here are the Contemporary Cabin House Design: Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State. This contemporary cabin house design by Stuart Silk Architects. The concrete block walls and floor also serve as a thermal mass, regulating the interior temperature by storing daytime heat and releasing it at night. Above the block walls, three sides of clerestory windows combine with floor to ceiling glazing to flood the interior spaces with daylight and reduce energy costs associated with artificial lighting. Birch veneer plywood ceiling panels accentuate the lightness of the roof plane as it soars above the living space. Located on a wooded bluff above Puget Sound, the Lopez Island Cabin re-imagines a traditional retreat in contemporary materials and form. As with most true cabins, there are few rooms: a living area/kitchen, two modest bedrooms and two small bathrooms. The project utilizes simple materials and an efficient plan to create a striking, sculptural form.


Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Living Room View
Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Living Room View
Classic Kitchen Design in Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State
Classic Kitchen Design in Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State
Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Side View
Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Side View
Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Rear House view
Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Rear House view
Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Kitchen Layout View
Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Kitchen Layout View
Room Layout Ideas in Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State
Room Layout Ideas in Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State
Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Front House View
Cabin Lopez Island in Washington State Front House View

I love the simplicity and openess of this house. The Large open spaces and windows where you can enjoy the views ofthe great outdoors.. 

Modern Transparent House

Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Side View
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Side View

Here are the Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania design by Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners . On the ground floor there are living room, kitchen, dining room and a wardrobe. Glass form is not an end to itself. From each point on the ground floor area on a 360 degrees offers fantastic views of regional park. Ground floor space is like a yard of a historical lodge. The Modern Transparent House with library of a collection of ancient books equipped in the basement of historical lodge. On the ground floor- childrens bedrooms and in the attic- masterbedrooms. At the glass shape zone in the basment we can find the turkish bath with a rest rooms and a garage for two cars. Now Look the Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania 


Large Landscape with Green Grass in Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania
Large Landscape with Green Grass in Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Glass Wall View
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Glass Wall View
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Front View
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Front View
Modern Kitchen Ideas in Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania
Modern Kitchen Ideas in Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania
Unique Staircase Layout in Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania
Unique Staircase Layout in Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Staircase Ideas
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Staircase Ideas
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania hallway Design
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania hallway Design
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Dining Room Design
Modern Transparent House in Pavilniai Regional Park in Vilnius, Lithuania Dining Room Design

An absolutely amazing home. Stunning in every detail..

AG Home Goods 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Miami: A city full of glamour, excitement, and very modern contemporary

Miami:



As I show friends of mine that are in town the sites and sounds of Miami, I can';t stop thinking how much this city has grown in the past 10 years.. From a downtown that no one dared venture out at night, a Biscayne Blvd, Miami's downtown main artery stretching from Brickell to Miami Shores, so full of drug pushers and prostitutes no one traveled on this road, and crime so elevated, people always talked about this city in a negative crime infested waste.

Fast forward ten years and what do we have now.. A downtown full of residenial developments that is thriving with an entertainment districk, restaurant districts in Bayside, Brickell Village, and the city nightlife section, the city has a new arena, stadium, and Performing arts center, all of Biscayne Blvd has been completely remodeled and has sprung various entertainment areas, the Miami Design district has been revitalized int an arty community, and the cities future looks bright as ever with more and more development and business moving back from the areas they had abandoned long ago.. 



With change a new wave of young hip people have moved in and all buildings being build and most houses being built are being built in the modern contemporary style, giving Miami a new facelift and also making it the showplace for many of the new designs in both architecture and interior design in the modern contemporary style of design. 

Yesterday while riding in my car, I stopped and took a few pictures for al of you to enjoy of the sites and sounds of Miami, Miami Beach, and the Downtown. I hope all of you enjoy these fantastic pictures of what I believe to be one of the most modern cities in the United States, one that full of fashion, style, and is at the forefront of current and upcoming trends, a city that changes with the times and flows with the attitudes of the day.

The Wind Condominium Downtown Miami Riverfront...




The Miami Beach new Symphony World Headquarters



The Miami Performing Arts Center...



New Shopping Center as you enter Miami Beach...


 Miami's Liberty Tower lit up at night with a nice deep blue


Miami Beach Lincoln Road... 



The American Airlines Arena

As all of you have seen the sites and sounds of Miami, Miami Beacgh and thge entre Miami-Dade County are all very modern comntemporary and are very trendy and stylish and tend to shift and flow with the thinkin of the times.. Let me know what all of you think..



Hope all of you enjoyed the pictures..

AG Home Goods




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