Monday, December 20, 2010

Yumiko Sekine of Fog Linen

I would be hard pressed to come up with a better source for inspiration than Fog Linen Work. Fog's owner and design, Yumiko Sekine gave Design Sponge a tour of her home in Shimokitazawa, Japan. I have borrowed it for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pulling from the cache...

Sorry for the lack of theme, image credits, etc. Just some inspiration from the board.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cologne Conversion by BeL Associates

Originally built to house railway workers, this turn of the century apartment building in Cologne, Germany was recently converted into a single family home by BeL Associates. Dramatic use of penny tiles highlight the otherwise restrained pallet of painted surfaces and concrete. I am particularly keen on the shower tucked under the eave - a really endearing quirk. Spotted first on THE BRICK HOUSE, then on Dezeen. See more at BeL Associates.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stable Acre by David Kohn Architects

First spotted on Remodelista, this residential project in Norfolk, England is intended to evoke feelings both of ruin and of reconstruction. The architects adopted the existing brick pavilion of a largely ruined 19th century stable to serve as the main entryways. The use of painted brick, cast concrete, and an abundance of light make for a surprisingly bold contrast. And in taking on the challenge of "growth" in a home, promoting the structure to evolve over time, Kohn seems to have created a new sort of timelessness. For more, visit David Kohn Architects.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stair Drawers!

Spotted on Dwell, I was just reminded of the stair drawer phenomena. While I'm not entirely sold that it's the best way to go for storage (drawers are a lot of work and relatively likely to fail, compared to cabinets accessed from the side), I am still eager to try it out myself. Now I just need to find a place to climb up...