Thursday, September 29, 2011

Freaky Reception

Check-in on one side. Grab a cappuccino or cocktail on the other. The focal point of any lobby. The idea was to come up with a killer way to display the creative philosophy of the consulting company while incorporating and masking structural elements of the building. High energy and free flowing. It's all set off by the glossy white, web sculpture, fully equipped with LED lights. You can also check this over at my guest home, Fred Flare.

photos via Contemporist

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Plane House

It's a sweet space designed and laid out in the hills of Malibu. This is the result of such a cool collaboration between architect and owner. The idea of utilizing recycled materials (a Boeing 747-200 aircraft) and incorporating natural topography. I'm always intrigued when I see those two elements coming together. Definitely not your typical refurbished/reconstruction job but a genius little idea. The retired plane was sitting with a ton of others in the California dessert. Love the creativity.

A mix of concrete, structured steel and glass makes up both the interior and exterior.

They ended up purchasing the entire plane however it's the wings that are the linchpin to the design.

Check the view at dusk. The lines are so strong from this angle. And the fire pit is perfect. They designed it utilizing one of the engine cowlings.

photos via ArchDaily

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

See Through Cabinets

A great solution if you don't want to sacrifice cabinets space yet still feel the need to maximize on windows. A backless cabinet with a frosted glass door. Keep it light. Keep it open.

photo via Remodelista

Friday, September 16, 2011

Architecture Style

A little fashion. A little architecture. Check this. I saw it on a site I like to reference for design, ArchDaily. They referenced a new Fall/Winter collection for men by Italian designer Corneliani and how the line was inspired by architectural icon, Le Corbusier. Timeless and classic. A strong look if you can pull it off. Corbu, one of the pioneers of modern architecture back in the 30's and 40's rocked this distinct look with the thick glasses, bow tie and tweed suit. You can also check me and this post over at my guest home, Fred Flare.

photo via ArchDaily

Monday, September 12, 2011


I'm getting back to it after a few weeks away with the family. A little down time here as we welcomed our second little nugget, Eleanor Louise. There's nothing like family. They drive me every single day. Big brother Leo is ready to show her the ropes and what can I say about my super sweet, wife. Amazing. My love. My inspiration.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

High Above It All

The volume. The natural light. The idea of hovering high above it all. A little time away to gather ideas. No matter what it is, this space is badass. It's now the design space for Berlin based artists Michael Elmgreen + Ingar Dragset. Brilliant. Revitalized and transformed. This was an old water pumping station where the engineers would utilize these platforms to oversee the day-to-day operations.

photo via Black Eiffel

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Sliding Top

It's all about style. How about this for your kitchen island? It's a sliding top. A gentle nudge and the piece is transformed from a sleek, modern piece of furniture to your everyday functional kitchen.

Once it's open you'll find a retractable faucet and touch screen cooktop.

A full on concept at this point but a super creative idea. I also like the way they've mixed the cool modern lines with warm butcher block. What do you think? Love it or hate it? You can also check this out over at my weekly guest home, Fred Flare.

photos via Contemporist
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