Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kin Restaurant

Great rustic space for this Thai canteen. It's Kin Restaurant in London. A crazy mix of color, texture and style.

Vintage schoolhouse chairs and exposed brick give that vintage vibe while the concrete bar and hand drawn wall art showcase the modern flair. Also love the little accents. Check the infill of navy blue brick on the archway. Ties in so well throughout with the overall design and adds that subtle character.

Killer lighting. Reminiscent of that Vegas Googie style architecture. This also runs over at my weekly guest home, Fred Flare.

via Dezeen

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Old Stone Bath

Rustic and raw and meshing the textures. I like the fact that they chose not to mess with this 16th century bath. Instead, they've incorporated a custom molded concrete tub and platform. A modern edge that compliments not clashes.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wooden Shower Head

Check the wooden shower head. Hand carved from a fallen tree.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Carved Out

The carved or plowed out look. Genius. It's subtle yet works so well just by the way they've laid the space out. Slightly raising the space off the main floor level and contrasting the color tones and textures really sets off those geometric shapes. This post also runs here. Fred Flare is my weekly guest home.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fishing Cabin

Another fine dwelling put out by Olson Kundig Architects. Never afraid to go big. They have certainly mastered the modern urban style. Minimal in details and at times industrial. It's definitely a "go to" for me when it comes to design inspiration.

This fishing cabin sits at just 350 square feet however, it carries such a larger presence with some of the exterior details. The slight elevation above grade and the massive overhangs and cantilevers all add to that feeling.

Structurally framed and clad in an unfinished steel. The structure can also be shielded from the elements with the huge, badass sliding panels.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Warm Gray

A fresh little combination here in this kitchen going with more of a warmer overall feel. A prime example of the owners love of the shade of gray in this rustic stone home.

The warmer, deeper tone on the cabinets pairs so well with the honed Jet Mist granite. And to finish off the look, they've clad the backsplash in Carrara marble. It lightens the look and just slightly sets off the granite.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Coffee House

Love coffee? Love hanging at the local coffee house? Here's a very cool place in Chicago with an obvious passion for the product and a desire to create an amazing customer experience.

Killer design from the marbled bamboo plywood throughout to the kickass original street lights that illuminate the Barrista Bar. And check the back-lit perforated panels of the bar, suggesting the coffee filtering process. Once again showcasing that freakish creativity. You can also check this post over at Fred Flare.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Camping Pods

Glorified camping. Check these custom pods. A unique, eco-friendly, custom residence for a family that grew up with a passion for the area.

Three individual, distinctive pods for bathing, sleeping and living were all fabricated off site as to not to disturb the natural surrounds and then carefully integrated with the roof structure and deck system once delivered.

Indoor/outdoor living highlighted with some killer local custom hardwoods and corrugated metal cladding.

Energy efficient by design. This place is fully equipped with rainwater storage tanks, solar hot water and electrical panels and community water recycling.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Brooklyn Kitchen

It seems options are always limited when you're working with a galley style (narrow) kitchen. Windows and tall ceilings are a bonus but can you get creative and maximize all at the same time? Try mixing up the style. A little modern. A little rustic. Blend the two. And a great use of the space with the hardwood shelves on the metal brackets. A nice subtle tie-in with the island.

Sweet solid wood island top with the custom knife holder. Very fresh.

A classic. An original farmhouse sink. The rustic vibe.

photos via The Selby
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