Monday, October 31, 2011

Crystal Head

Whether you're a vodka drinker on not this packaging is just badass. This is by Crystal Head. You can check their full story here. The bottle head was said to be inspired by the archaeological mystery of the 13 crystal heads that have been found around the world, dating anywhere from 5,000 to 35,000 years old. Crazy. The bottle instantly becomes a design element. Use it as a vase, candle holder or kids piggy bank. Or just keep it around for Halloween. You can also view this over at my weekly guest home, Fred Flare.

photo via design byproxy

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paneled Glass Stair

It's usually little unique details that catch my eye when researching and exploring for projects. This time it's all about the stair rail system. This is custom at its finest. The vibe here is the mixing of both modern and traditional design elements. I love the detail and creativity in the bubbled-glass panels and the way they're tied-in by the metal cable.

photos via New England Home

Monday, October 24, 2011

Stone Barn Transformed

An old 15th century barn gets remodeled and goes modern. What was once much darker and closed off is now more fluid, brighter and wide open.

I like the way they've keep the rustic character and volume with the detail in the beams and rafters while incorporating little modern flashes with the loft and skylights.

A sleek transition between the formal living area and separate sleeping quarters, the glass walkway is sweet.

A cool pairing at the dining area with the funky, white chairs and the natural stain of the birch table and high-back banquette seating. Also love the surface mounted disc style lights in the kitchen. This post also runs over at my weekly guest home, Fred Flare.

photos via Contemporist

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rustic Porch

A rustic porch that could compliment any style choice. This is paired with a more modern vibe. It's such a nice blend with the natural surroundings of the site.

A structural make-up of hand hewn posts and beams. It's simple and basic yet full of character and craft.

A nice finishing touch with the knotty cedar rafters and screen panels. It gives just enough contrast when paired with the beams.

photos via Poteet Architects

Monday, October 17, 2011

Modern Meets Rustic

A little clash here of modern meeting rustic. A minimal approach that to some may come across a little cold or even unemotional but I think the balance is sweet. You have the rough textures of the brick wall and wood beams complimented by the polished concrete and bright white color palette.

Also a nice blend with the pairing of the furniture. Once again that theme of modern meeting rustic. Check the chunky mass and rugged feel of the coffee table between the Eames chair and retro sofa.

A cool, subtle design element here, dropping a hanging light over the table. It immediately defines the space.

You also can't go wrong dropping in any kind of vibrant color accents when you work with all white. The hanging fixtures are perfect here. This post also runs over at my weekly guest home, Fred Flare.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Sometimes the simplest details make all the difference in a particular space. These are called Coatrack Dots. Functional or just use them as wall decor. Either way they're a great design element. They also come in various colors. You can find them at Muuto.

photos via Remodelista

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Skull Wallpaper

Wallpaper. Back again. Keeping it fresh with some style and a little attitude. I love this. Check it. It's Skull Wallpaper and it's hand made in England by a company called Beware the Moon. A nice compliment whether you're going formal or casual.

photos via thecoolist

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wanderlust Hotel

This crazy little gem is the Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore. Full of life, funky and quirky all rolled into one. No two rooms are alike and designs range in style anywhere from art deco to whimsical childlike imagination.

Love the applied, back lit art.

Rocket Man. What's up Elton?

The lounge and bar is welcoming and vibrant. Design creativity at it's best. The space is filled with vintage pieces and sculptures. Grab a seat in one of the old school barber chairs or drop your cocktail at one of the industrial size wire spool tables.

This post also runs over at my weekly guest home, Fred Flare.

photos via the coolist

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Maps And Globes

As I was leaving this morning I had maps on my mind. My sweet wife and oldest little nugget had paused the weather map on TV and were pointing out places around the country where relatives live. A classic idea in a kids room or playroom that's definitely been done a few times over, however it's the way you do it to make it your own. They went vintage here which is the direction I would take it with our style home. Classic, retro style. The beauty of the map or globe is that you can find a way to incorporate it into any style.

I also like the overall layout and feel to this boys room with the mix of woods, colors and textures. Also, a cool idea with the applied, painted wood on just two of the walls here.

photos via ohdeedoh

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rounded Loft Design

They did a really nice job with the design space they had to work with here in this tight little loft. You just have to keep it open as much as possible, creating a nice flow. The overall feel is a little bigger with the amount of natural light here as well as the lighter colors they've incorporated.

Check the stainless steel mesh railing. A genius idea, that once again helps keep that tight space feeling open.

Killer light over the walnut dining table. It's an ash veneer wrap.

photos via ArchDaily
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