Saturday, January 28, 2012

Old School Vespa

The Vespa. A vintage, 1968 model that was trashed has turned designer furniture/work station. A sweet retro piece that will work just about anywhere no matter what style you roll with. You can also check this out over at my weekly guest home, Fred Flare.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wine Villas

A cluster of 20 villas with killer views, overlooking more than 200 acres of vineyard in Baja California, Mexico. This place is fresh. Minimal details throughout make up these pods. They've been dubbed a "deluxe" camping house.

A fresh, clean, modern vibe make up the interior. Your basic black and white with plywood accents and some cool pipe lighting.

Love the design and feel of the exterior. The idea was to clad the pods with materials that will weather and wear over time and mesh with the surrounding natural elements. A solid foundation and framing of Corten steel and local hardwood siding. A distinct look and such a peaceful setting.

photos via homedsgn

Monday, January 23, 2012


Four doors in one.

photo via Design Sponge

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wood Tub

How fresh? Check this. The wood tub. Hand carved from a fallen Calden tree. A staple at Hotel de Lujo Mio Buenos Aires.

photo via treehugger

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

White Space

The white space. If you're going to roll with some heavy white from floor to ceiling, you have to balance it just right not only with a fresh, badass style but with some color. They nailed this. It works so well with those loud yet subtle tones of yellow, green, orange and blue. And the warmth of wood cabinets and sofa just brings it all home. Killer. You can also see this over at my weekly guest home, Fred Flare.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Round Tower

An old ruin in the UK transformed into a sleek contemporary pad. When you have such amazing natural surroundings and this prominent architectural gem standing tall, there's no question you need to get creative. So they took the addition below grade.

With the main living space all being underground, the design brings in light with a small open courtyard and a sweet plowed out niche for the swimming pool.

A great shot at dust. The tower itself provides the front entry, two spare bedrooms and a rooftop terrace. I love it. Another prime example of vertical living.

photos via homedsgn

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Norway Cottage

A rustic, recycled boathouse/summer cottage off the northwest coast of Norway. This little custom gem replace an original structure that dated back to the 1800's.

The bulk of the weight is distributed across a series of steel beams that have been engineered and designed to incorporate the existing bedrock. Such a cool look with the hanging fire pot and the actual bedrock serving as a little sitting area.

A tight shot showing the detail of the custom shutters. I like the choice in materials, from the rusted, ribbed steel to the lapping of the soft pine. A subtle industrial vibe.

Dual purpose. Providing shade and allowing the breeze to flow through.

A sweet view from the water looking back at the cottage. I love the design in the barn doors. It's just enough to catch your eye as the weathered and worn look of the structure seems to mesh so well with the surrounding landscape.

photos via designboom

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mexican Cantina

It was by design. The architects purposely left the ceiling unfinished, exposing the structural elements. This is rugged and borderline crazy. I'm all about character. I would just hope it stays up there.

Always conscious of budget, I like the simplistic use of the hose bib style faucet and concrete trough sink.

Regardless of your take on the ceiling I do like the "basic" materials they've paired here from the polished concrete floors to the galvanized metal chairs. Low maintenance and cost effective. A "what you see is what you get" approach to the design. All brought forth by the design team.

photos via ArchDaily

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Him and Her

Check 'em. The Him and Her chair. A design that was inspired by the Panton Chair. A sweet, edgy design element for your formal dining. You can also check this post over at my weekly guest home, Fred Flare.

photos via

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Union Square Loft

Barrel vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and steel columns. The perfect example of an industrial style loft. A great space to work with all of its character and volume. The place is just kickass. Also such a seamless transition from the industrial to the contemporary.

photos via

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Light Bulb

Capturing the perfect image. A crazy shot looking up at a staircase in Prague. Creative. Artistic. This is just badass. You can also see this over at my guest home, Fred Flare.

photo via My Modern Met
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