Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A wandering interior in the woods

Seattle-based architects SHED successfully assemble a series of small spaces, niches, and alcoves to create this restrained interior. They establish a theme of transitional space that carries throughout the interior (I especially appreciate the bathroom sink in what would otherwise appear to be an office...) See their full portfolio here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Domestic portraits: The Selby

Photographer Todd Selby definitely has a commercial side to his portfolio. However, on his site The Selby, he attempts to identify peoples' homes (indie musicians, artists, friends) as a compilation of objects. The photographs, as a small collection, come off much more as a cumulative portrait than of a an interior landscape. Fair warning: its easy to get stuck browsing the site for hours on end. So clear your schedule.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Not so dry: Renny Rawmaker's white space

DROOG founder, Renny Rawmaker's Netherlands home doesn't pack the same ironic punch as the DROOG collections do, but it certainly portrays a designer who takes life just seriously enough. See the full collection of images at OWI.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

An attention to detail

This Toronto home, designed by Levitt-Goodman Architects, takes over where a body shop left off. In defiance of its industrial past, and surroundings, the residence boasts a lot of garden space and sun-tubes for its windowless rooms. I was struck by bannister's construction: the brass stand-offs and the bent-wood rail. I suspect it was a product of the a-lot-of-work-to-look-simple technique. Well worth it.
originally via FFFFOUND, more images at Swipelife

Successful integration

Here's a bit my my inspiration folder. I have been thinking a lot of pros and cons of built-in casework and furniture. The non-committal part of me wants to be able to grab everything (or ditch everything) and run at the drop of a hat. But the slightly more sensical designer in me (with a special affinity for boat cabin architecture) likes daily efficiency of integrated storage. And I am, yet again, the face of irresponsible blogging, having noted not one of the sources for these images (though they are probably a FFFFOUND find). If you recognize one, please do comment.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Garden houses from Peit Hein Eek

Peit Hein Eek's Scrapwood furniture has gotten a fair bit of press recently and for good reason. While browsing his website however, I came across his lesser known "garden houses." Without much back story, they come off as sort a sort of found-object pre-fab. The impression that these structures look like they were made with a friend in an afternoon lends them a nostalgic quality. See his full portfolio here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I got a thing for cabins

New York's Selldorf Architects, brought to my attention through Remodelista, boast an admirable portfolio of mostly New York residences. Their design of a Nova Scotia artist's cabin, however, caught my attention. Which just goes to show that my current obsession with cabins is totally relevant and not at all related to my discontent with living in a city. See Selldorf Architects' full portfolio here.

The Dutch have done it again

Yet another thanks to OWI for another impressive space, featuring the two tickets to success: painted brick and polished concrete. See the full set of images here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Speaking of meditative cabins in the woods

I was tempted to steal the whole post from OWI, but I have tried to reel it in to just a few images. I don't have any info on this project, but leave a comment if you do. See the full collection of images here.