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
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.
Posted by Purekitchen at 7:09 AM
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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.
Posted by Purekitchen at 6:29 AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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.
Posted by Purekitchen at 9:59 AM
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.
Posted by Purekitchen at 8:23 AM
Monday, March 22, 2010
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.
Posted by Purekitchen at 8:20 AM
Thursday, March 18, 2010
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.
Posted by Purekitchen at 10:36 AM