Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Bunkie Company

The result of a collaboration between design firms BLDG Workshop and 608 Design, The Bunkie Company now produces four different models of pre-fab flexible-use buildings. Each has a 106sf footprint, therefore not requiring a building permit, and range in cost from just shy of $21,900 to $29,900. All those details aside, the satisfying use of natural wood and the abundance of glass, make the structure stand out from the pre-fab pack. Find out more at The Bunkie Company and read Design Milk's article here.







Monday, November 3, 2014

Balance Found in LA

Self-renovated by the owners, fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi, this LA bungalow nestles neatly somewhere between Japanese and Scandinavian influences (Both born is Japan, Alexander with a special fondness for eBay-sourced mid-century furniture). The couple approached the project with a light touch, using the existing features to their fullest potential. Existing kitchen wall cabinets were raised to create the feel of more space, original oak floor were simply refinished, and windows outfitted with brass hardware. And the surgically styled collection of furniture and ceramics doesn't hurt either. For more, visit Remodelista.













Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Reimagining the Portuguese Farmhouse

Sara Antunes and Mário Ferreira of Lisbon's SAMF designed the Casa dos Caseiros, a caretakers residence in a vineyard region of Portugal. The design draws strongly from traditional farmhouse vernacular, but definitely pulls and stretches at our expectations. Iconic forms of white and tera cotta are emboldened by large swaths of blue woodwork, creating a recognizable but compelling space. For more, visit dezeen. Photos by José Campos.














Monday, October 13, 2014

A Melbourne Cottage, Reborn

This suburban Melbourne home was a product of the homeowners' creative mission and the helpful guidance of architectural firm Hecker Guthrie. The 1960s cottage required a good amount of love and attention to bring it to its current condition, but the result is well worth it. Light wood flooring replaced stained carpets; and five coats of white paint veiled the once dark stained wood. See the original profile of the project at Urbis. Photos by Armelle Habib















Monday, October 6, 2014

Maat

For those of us who prefer white paint, open floor space, and no-nonsense furnishings, the work of Belgium's Maat is just the ticket. Designed by architects Stefaan Platteau and Carlo Seminck, the company's thoughtful, acute design language is as simple as it is appealing. Made from Oak or Walnut, the pieces draw attention to their fine-tuned proportion and quality craftsmanship.
Available in the US through NYC retailer Lapere. Visit Remodelista to read the original article.







Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rebecca Atwood

We were recently turned onto fabric designer, native Cape Cod-er, and fellow RISD grad, Rebecca Atwood. Atwood's sensitivity to the material and playful interpretation of natural patterns - like stones, shells, and water - leaves a lasting impression; especially being a long-time friend of the Cape myself. Visit her store here and find more at Remodelista

Photographs by Emily Johnston