Monday, June 28, 2010

Getting the Itch

This photo makes me anxious. I thought I would share. Via convoy.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Damn Fine Chest of Drawers

I can't get enough of the simplicity in this cubic chest of drawers -- Both for storage and as a stand-alone work surface. There is usually some debate over the importance of a toe-kick, but its absence definitely makes for a more dynamic appearance. Via FFFFOUND.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Terraced House

Another UK home by Ullmayer Sylvester architects, this 2008 townhouse remodel does well to not detract from the home's original elegance, adding only understated touches of modernity. See more at Ullmayer Sylvester.

Clad in Mirrors

Spotted on Remodelista this morning, this UK garden home by architects Ullmayer Sylvester was built on a slim budget but features a favorite cladding material of mine: Mirrors. Mirrored glass can be a risky business, but definitely works to the advantage of this North London home. See more at Remodelista and Ullmayer Sylvester.

Home as Garden

I have to qualify this post by saying it shamelessly rips of KITKA, a new favorite blog of mine. That being said, the Garden House in Viksberg, Sweden by Tham & Videgard architects, responds to the owner's guiding desire for a garden. With its broad face facing south, the garden to-be with climb the lattice and insulate the home. Find more at KITKA and and Tham & Videgard.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Staying Buoyant: Wooden Surfboards in Review

Inspired by a run-in with Danny Hess at the Makers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park, we have a renewed interest in the craft of wood surfboards. I am continually amazed by the nuances of shape and material buoyancy and their affect on the boards' performance. The craftsmanship, especially evident in the airplane-like construction of Peter Walker's boards (proud to say, a former professor of mine), underlines a very tangible passion for the sport. Photos (from the top) from Walker Surfboards, Grain Surfboards and Hess Surfboards.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Nested Spaces: House K by Yoshichika Takagi

In an effort to create the feeling of a village, architect Yoshichika Takagi created a series of independent houses all sharing an indoor space. The intended effect was to create a sense of the outdoors within the home itself. While not practically different than a loft, it seems like an ideal solution for a multi-generational family or a large group of roomates, with each little house being allowed its own style. See more of Takagi's work here. Via Dezeen.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Things we like: Bedrooms

What more can we say.

A Parisian residence by Ecole

Via Emmas, this Parisian residence from the firm Ecole sports a paired-down aesthetic, allowing the floor to show off its historic appeal. See more at Ecole's website.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Werner House

Another white, reduced residence by Claesson Koivisto Rune, this time in Gotland, Sweden. Looks like a great model for a ranch house conversion. See more at Claesson Koivisto Rune.