Tuesday, December 18, 2012

American Classics

A little bit of everything.  Three American classics.  The quaint and modest shingle style home, a swimming pool and a travel trailer.  All of three of these showcased together may come across basic or boring yet they're very distinct dropped here on this beach site.
A modern vibe on the interior leads to both a traditional and retro spin on the outside.  Balance and simplicity throughout displaying some genius creativity.  Check the classic Airstream.  It's an icon no doubt and here it's purpose is multifunctional serving as the pool house or overflow for visitors.  And putting themselves out there a little further with their design they drop an above ground pool on site.  A modern twist clad in white Corian.

via knstrct and Roger Ferris + Partners

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Black Rail

The all black look.  A typically traditional style railing goes modern.  It's a nice design blend that's all brought together with the warm sheen of the honey colored wood floors.

via Yatzer

Sunday, December 2, 2012

1959 Chevy Viking

A vintage makeover and such a killer use for a classic piece of machinery.  The transformation of a 1959 Chevrolet Viking Short Bus.  Reminded me a little of this throwback.  This fine little nugget comes complete with plumbing, electrical and a crazy interior vibe.

A full, customized remodel with inspirational details taken from the 1960's.  A little help from some local boat craftsmen and this distinctive space started to take shape.  A full blend of loud colors, patterns and beads.

The before and after exterior.  She cleans up nice!  You can also check this post over at Fred Flare.

via Remodelista

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Golf Tees

BlackLAB is this kickass architecture firm out of Toronto, ON.  Inside their 1000 square foot warehouse studio is this fresh wall art.  The piece was based on an aerial shot of the surrounding neighborhood.  A crazy mural crafted out of some 44,000 golf tees and constructed over a 4 month period.  Long hours of layout and hammering.

You can check more of it here and here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Handwritten Note

Why?  Because it's just cool.  A handwritten note is somewhat of a lost tradition in the current digital world.  These three guys are out to put it back on the map with some kickass, custom, hand crafted stationary.  The designs are inspired by landscape, architecture and local history.  A very cool spin and approach in an industry predominately run by women.

via Cool Hunting

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Guest Bath

A snap shot of the guest bath found in a modern farmhouse reno in upstate New York.  A wide open, roomy space that blends salvaged antiques with a modern vibe.  There's not a lot to it but it works.  I love the creativity and simplicity of each piece in this space.  I also like the fact that each piece tells a story of an earlier time and place.
A nice old Italian marble sink and floating top hung together for the vanity.  Not a total match but again it follows the vibe of the space.  Accented with the modern, chrome wall mount faucet.
And finally the tub.  A relic from the 1800's originally fabricated out of wood and zinc and wrapped in stainless steel.

via Remodelista and Givone

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pumpkin Room

A funky addition to any office.  They call this pod the Pumpkin Room.  The perfect place for that quick 5 second meeting or brainstorming session where you kick ass all day long.  A steel grid outlining this pumpkin shape is clad with polycarbonate, transparent panels and lit with fluorescent tube lighting.  You can also check this post over at Fred Flare.

via Contemporist

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kitchen Scale

A cozier kitchen that's done just right.  It's a small space to begin with and I like how they don't try to jamb a huge island in there and overpower the vibe.  The rolling island, love it or hate it, works perfect here.  Roll it close to the sink, lock the wheels and it's a great place for additional prep.  The little hidden gem here, however, is the scale over the sink.  A vintage design element they're using to hold dish towels.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Check this massive, creative statement.  How fresh is this?  I love a good entry feature and the designers at Matharoo Associates did not disappoint here.  They're calling it the Curtain Door as it mimics that flow upon entry.

40 sections of Burma teak delicately carved and stacked between the concrete walls.  A bad ass composition showcasing movement, textures and patterns.
You can also check this post at Fred Flare.

via design milk

Monday, October 15, 2012

Green Tile

An interior using green subway tiles and putting out two different vibes.  A strong, dark subway tile in the kitchen warms the space along with the texture and pattern in the chevron flooring.

The foyer does not have green subway tile but I just thought it was kind of kick ass so I threw it in.  A classy feel with the details in the moldings and the vintage hanging fixture and rose colored side lights.
A lighter, fresher side in the bath using the tiles as an accent piece

via Remodelista

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cloud House

The cloud house.  The architects answer when asked by the client to respect the existing facade and character of the surrounding neighborhood.
And so they did just that.  A traditional style on the front half that starts to ramp up a little with the fresh, floral pattern carpet.
A subtle way to lead you to where the "cloud" addition begins.  The red kitchen.  The transitional piece to the addition.  The gathering place.  A vibrant, wide open space designed for entertaining and showing off the creative design.

You can also check this over at Fred Flare.

via freshome

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Greek Kitchen

Once again another killer example of modern meeting rustic.  This kitchen is part of a badass renovation of a historic home on the island of Hydra in Greece.  Timeless original craftsmanship throughout really sets the tone here from the exposed rugged stone walls to the warmth of the wood ceiling.  On the modern side you have the sleek, smooth look of the custom molded base cabinetry and cubbies.  The highlight that I feel really transforms and marks the contrast in styles is the glass floor.  A genius little idea that looks down into the food storage space.

via Yatzer

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wood Bath

The all wood bath.  A super clean look here where modern meets rustic.  An open vibe that's very relaxing and simplistic.  The walls are clad in weathered cedar and the floor is an ipe wood decking that continues right outside to the private deck off the shower.
An outdoor feel to the shower that's brought right inside.
The design allows for a ton of natural light which shows off the very cool contrast in the two wood species.
via Remodelista

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Portable Cottage

Summer is quickly slipping away and it's probably time (or past time) to shut the cottage down.  Check this simple little alternative.  It's a portable cottage.  How genius is this?  This particular beach, located off the northern coast of New Zealand (Coromandel Peninsula) requires houses to be mobile.  Keep it simple.  Keep it clean.  A killer design that flows so well with its natural surroundings.  From the weathered hardwoods that fold and collapse to either open up or shield the space depending on occupancy to the cozy, compact interior and overall ease of mobility.  The structure is anchored to a steel sled that can be towed right off site.  Perfect.  See ya next season.

You can also check this post over at Fred Flare.

via Remodelista

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Old Piece New Purpose

It's all about the story.  The journey.  It's the art of taking an old, discarded object and giving it new life.  Letting it tell a new story.  These pieces are creative and kick ass.  All handmade and only painted if necessary.  Giving some love to Bologna, Italy.  These are by Manoteca and you can see more here.

via Yatzer
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