Friday, March 30, 2012

Black Victorian

The Black Victorian. I like it. A bold look. It's a skateboarding couples dream shack out in San Francisco. On the inside an eclectic feel filled with an array of furnishings. Some killer pieces ranging from vintage to modern to salvage.

It's pretty casual all over but I love how laid back the kitchen feels. Some very cool artwork and photography hung over the leather sofa nook. I also like the how the floor and ceiling seem to mirror themselves in warm honey tones.

A crazy bath designed to look like a pool. Fresh and complete with pool tiles, depth markers and copings. Paying homage to skating in those empty pools.

The red bath. It's so loud yet so simplistic. Designed around the salvaged, black laboratory sink. The first time I've seen black toilet paper too....
This post is also running over at Fred Flare.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Raised Floor

In order to make the plumbing in the bath of this old warehouse loft work they needed to raise the floor. So instead of having an inconvenient step up into the bath they extended the raised floor area out into the room and created a sitting area/reading nook. They've also accented the change in elevation with the contrasting floor colors. I love the creativity here. A common remodeling challenge that turns into a genius little design.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

White Contemporary Coastal

An uber contemporary guest house that was once an old warehouse. It's very basic, straightforward and symmetrical, however the use of the barnwood on the garage doors immediately transforms the style and gives a soft coastal feel.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Car Shelving

I guess if it fits inside the space and compliments your crazy, badass retro style then you go for it. Who doesn't think a car shelving unit is cool? This post also ran over at Fred Flare this weekend.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Living on the Edge

A modern gem oh so nicely tucked right in on the edge of a cliff and at the water's edge. A great design that not only takes on the challenges of the site but of the natural weather environment as well. Elevation changes and a tight footprint. The view from the water is just sweet.

A shot of the courtyard that separates the main living from the boathouse. Fully equipped with a wood burning pizza oven and fireplace. An exterior make-up of copper, concrete, metal and cedar cladding to battle the elements.

Check the interior. Douglas fir all over giving that nautical feel for sure along with concrete floors and oversized windows. They even have some subtle copper accents in the kitchen hardware to tie the interior and exterior finishes.

A badass rooftop entry. A two story glass enclosed elevator shaft to get you to the residence. I love the stark contrast they've created between the two points of entry off land and water. So good.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Restaurant Salvage

A cafe made up of vintage furniture pieces and industrial scrap. Classic pieces that all tell a different story. A light and almost monochromatic tone throughout the space is highlighted and accented by each unique piece.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012


LEGO love. Here are a few shots of LEGO's product development HQ. The idea behind the design of the space was that LEGOS themselves are not just fun for kids, but that working there is just as much fun. Vibrant and alive. An overall amazing looking environment.

How could you pass this up? Badass. A slide at home. A slide at work.

This post also ran over at Fred Flare.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hillside Stone Cubes

Old world stone craftsmanship and style showcased in this contemporary home built into the hillside in Ticino, Switzerland. An architectural gem built to look like it's hundreds of years old.

Two cubes emerge from the rugged terrain connect internally via cavities. One cube for the garage and swimming pool and the other for the living and sleeping quarters.

The main courtyard as you walk up from the garage to the main living quarters. Open, airy and bright with natural light reflecting off the lighter tones of colored stone.

Again maximizing the use of natural light here in the garage. The door is a wooden grid and above is a narrow, metal grid system adjacent to the pool deck.

Such a killer view.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Abandoned Stable

An old abandoned stable in need of a little love. This killer stone structure kept it's rugged character outside while introducing a modern vibe on the interior. Very cool. Reshaped to accommodate a more modern lifestyle, the main living has been completely opened up while the old haylofts were turned into bedrooms.

A shot of that wide open modern look inside with the plastered walls and raw steel stair.

A mix of the elements and styles once again from the hand chiseled stone sinks in the baths to the all white smooth, glossy feel in the kitchen.

A total gem out in the countryside done just right. You can also check this post here, at Fred Flare.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Cube

Who doesn't love a tree house? How about this? It's the Treehotel. Located in a quiet, heavily forested village in northern Sweden. Referred to as "tree-rooms" this is one of five. It's called The Mirror cube.

The entire interior clad in bleached plywood throughout. There is no lack of natural light and they've even brought nature right inside by designing around the tree trunk.

This is freakish. Is it me or does it just not look real? It looks like a hologram. Mirrored panel walls suspended approximately 20 feet off the ground by engineered cabling. I think it's genius.

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