Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
From Lisbon's own Paratelier comes a innovative means of home construction. By virtue of a using a cast concrete shell, the builders were left with not a few leftover wood panels from the mould. The obvious answer: Bring them inside. After the floor, walls, and furnishings, 93% of the wood was successfully repurposed. On top of this creative use of materials, abundant light and carefully planned spaces go a long way to make this house a home. For more, visit dezeen.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
We agree with every part of Emma Fexeus' praise for Finnish summerhouse style. She points out that "while it might be difficult for an outsider to spot the differences in style between the Nordic countries, they are definitely there." Simpler, more graphic finishes with an aversion toward vintage decor or cute pops of color. This essence of utilitarianism can definitely be found in the summer home of Johanna Lehtinen. For more, visit Emmas.
Photos via Emmas (Krista Keltanen via Boligliv)
Friday, August 1, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Seeking inspiration? While having been a "follower" for a while now, I only now occurs to me to share with you the truly valuable blog scrapbook. No frills in format, scrapbook is true to its title - a simple aggregator of images. But the consistently high standard of the content make of something special.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Discovered on ArchDaily, we are taking note of this home designed by Denmark's LETH & GORI. From Archdaily:
"Brick House is part of a development project titled Mini-CO2 houses initiated by the philanthropic foundation Realdania. The goal of Realdania’s project is to develop affordable sustainable houses with a low CO2 footprint. A total of six houses have been built on a site in Nyborg Denmark. Each house with a different approach to how CO2 reduction can be achieved for example by focusing on materials and building techniques or by focusing on aiding the inhabitants to reduce CO2."
While innovation in construction is certainly a theme of the project, a dedication to traditional form is equally integral to the concept. Overall symmetry and a conspicuous allegiance to wood surfaces lend a strong Scandinavian identity to the project. For more, visit LETH & GORI and ArchDaily.
Friday, June 20, 2014
It's about this time of year that having a beach house in the Hamptons is sounding better and better. It is with envy, incidentally, that we would share this Scandinavian-inspired Long Island retreat. Owners Tiina Laakonen and Jon Rosen, fashion stylist and tech entrepreneur respectively, joined force with architects Tim Furzer and Nandini Bagchee to create a tryptic of simple structures. Rich indigos, engrossing textures, and a wide variety of designers lend the interior boundless character, while a simply but luxuriously landscaped pool area dominates the exterior. For more, visit Remodelista.