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










Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hecker Guthrie in Melbourne

We can thank Melbourne-based interior designer Hecker Guthrie for the warm minimalism of this apartment in Melbourne's Carlton neighborhood. Plenty of art and greenery against a bright white backdrop is a pretty solid guiding principle, and it certainly proves effective here. For more, see the original feature in Vogue Living Australia or check out Guthrie's there other work here
Photos by Eve Wilson










Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Grovemade

It is surprisingly rare to come upon a functional, tasteful suite of desk accessories among the score of black, perforated steel and injection-molded plastic. We were therefore happily surprised to stumble upon the Desk Collection by Portland-based accessories brand Grovemade. The group includes storage trays, plant pots, and an array of accessories for Apple computer components. Clever design paired with timeless materials - hardwood, leather, cork - make you almost want to get back to work. For more, visit Grovemade. Via Design Milk