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.

(Source: zdedykacjo, via snohomes)

jannepeters.de (Source: bendtowardsthesun)
(via cinoh)

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Brick House from LETH & GORI

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

Meanwhile, in the Hamptons...

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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Caitlin Emeritz: Simply in Seattle

Discovered recently on Remodelista, we are predictably inspired by the home of weaver / blogger extraordinaire, Caitlin Emeritz. Author of the blog Metrode, Emeritz, along with her husband, created a home decidedly devoid of distraction. With a color pallet very much in the spirit of her artwork, the space defers its focus to light and greenery, with each room a series of vignettes. For more, visit Remodelista. Photos by Michael A. Muller

Monday, May 19, 2014

SU Stool by Nendo for Emeco

By Nendo for Emeco comes the SU stool, designed by Oki Sato and recently released at the Milan furniture fair. Conceived as an extension of Emeco's Navy Chair, the SU stool represents a system which allows the seat of each stool to be easily swapped, allowing the use of taller legs or a different seat altogether. Reclaimed oak, cork, and concrete make up the initial offers, but, Sato says, upholstered seats are on the way. For more, visit Dezeen

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Studio Oink

Discovered on Remodelista, we appreciate the hyperbolic serenity of this Wiesbaden, Germany apartment. There is abundance of creative finishes, stand-alone wall pieces, and more foliage than you would think could grow indoors. An obvious appreciation of things Scandinavian steered the design toward white walls and clever storage solutions, cutting back on clutter and making for a more serene space for the homeowners to relax. What better inspiration for spring? Visit Studio Oink for more.