I came across the firm of Deborah Berke and Partners as I scrolled through Remodelista's archives. This 1200 square foot ranch house on Shelter Island attempts to channel the "aesthetic agenda of a New York City loft," using a palette of grays, including white cedar and galvanized steel. Intended or not, the proportions of the home seem ideal for a summer escape, with the modest square-footage allowing for low-maintenance and the open floor-plan for added flexibility. See more of Deborah Berke and Partners here.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I came across this NY Times profile of Michelle de la Vega's converted garage in Seattle and was immediately inspired to buy a garage. The products of her labor in converting the structure are more than admirable in themselves, but the reason for doing so (renting the main house for a steady income, while converting the adjacent garage into her own home) is even more clever. Blessed by an abundance of nearby industrial salvage yards, the space draws much of its character from the revived fittings and fixtures --topping the list: the industrial sink set an impressively paired down kitchen. See the full article and slideshow at the NY Times.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
I can't get enough of Dailytonic today. It just keeps on giving. I have seen this table before and its been incubating in my head ever since. From Ireland's Superfolk, the aptly titled table conveys a sturdy elegance with its dowel legs and angled brace. There is even something in their branding of their work (literally) that speaks to timelessness and durability. See their work here. Dailytonic here.
Also spotted on Dailytonic, Chatou by Paris outfit H2O Architects is self-described as an attempt at "living-space-as-furniture." They describe it as a means of independence for their clients' teenager, however it comes off more as an affective, compact, and integrated living space. See more H2O here, Dailytonic here.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
LASC studio premier their talent with this farmhouse conversion in Skane, Sweden. LASC founders, Jonas Labbe and Johannes Schotanus, took what was once a dark and cramped interior (Originally intended, I'm assuming, as a buffer from the Scandinavian cold) and created a light, white space, highlighted by knotty wood cladding and some candy-inspired colors. Ultimately, I think it's the scale of the project that makes it so appealed and concise. Spotted originally on Designboom. See also LASC.