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What Weekend?

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:43:00 +0000

I had big plans for doing stuff this past weekend.Among the plans: to rearrange the furniturein the Parlor, and hang more art on the walls.Surprisingly, paintings and mirrors are not at their bestleaning up against baseboards and mantels.The Parlor on Friday:The Parlor on Monday:Look familiar?  Looks identical, as a matter of fact.Even the dust is the same.This is squarely my fault, as I took a pain killeron Saturday morning, and slept away most of the rest of the day.I only woke up to eat, like a hibernating bear.On Sunday, determined not to spend the day studying the insidesof my eyelids, I skipped the pain meds, and Howard and Imotored down to Somerville Center Antiques,to add some furniture to my booth there.The booth has its own blog now, at That Old Stuff. And now I'm heading back to Somerville, because there isa price on my head.  There are WANTED posters of me,because (hangs head in shame) I am a criminal.I bought a piece of display furniture yesterday from anotherdealer for $30, and forgot to pay for it.Slipped right out the door to the getaway minivan,with my accomplice, Howard, at the wheel.YIKES.We took the scenic route home and stopped at farms forapples, corn, and zucchini.  I understand thatBonnie and Clyde used to do this after their capers.Have a lovely Monday -- it's gloriously sunny, breezy, and just the perfect day to kick off October.I'm off to make an honest woman of myself.Others have tried, but maybe this time's the charm! -- Cass[...]

Barcelona in 2012

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:02:00 +0000

Las Ramblas, Barcelona 2012

 Roof of Casa Mila, Barcelona, 2012

 Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, 2012

Retreat in South Indian

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:19:00 +0000

This contemporary compound, consisting of three houses, is located in South India.It was designed by Mancini in collaboration with Govinda Luke Bowley in  2009.[...]

House U Jorge Graca Costa

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:08:00 +0000

On a hill overlooking Saint Lorenzo Bay in Ericeira, Portugal, sits this sustainable, contemporary home by Jorge Graca Costa.It was designed with an array of environmentally conscious features including cork insulation, passive heating and cooling, and a rainwater collection system.[...]

Tel Aviv Town House

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:54:00 +0000

Israeli design studio, Levy: Chamizer Architects, has completed the Townhouse Tel Aviv project.As the name suggests, this modern, two story residence is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. The mainly white interior is defined by an open plan, straight lines and a few quirky items for a minimalistic yet friendly appeal.[...]

Sea Shell Residence Interior, Lanciano

Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:39:00 +0000

Sea Shell Residence interior by Lanciano Design:“Designing the interior of the house was hatched by Angela Lanciano and Cher Sela as an “Haute couture” project based on gathering all information throughout from the beginning of the project, Details and accurately calculated in advance, in order to avoid unexpected surprises. This is our main philosophy.“Openness” is the main concept that led us in this project, combining informal ambient and yet sheer elegance. We choose a palette of colors that repeats the colors of the outside into the house.The unconventional layout of the kitchen & the dining area came to our thoughts when designing this space, thinking how friendly it will be to enjoy entertaining family & guests, being able to host and to be present at the same time.The ground floor wrapped in large apertures maintaining a dialog with the outside. Obtaining the open space feeling.We have “fetish” for bathrooms, there for, our aim is to give the bathrooms area a complete thinking “out of the box”, planning different & original designs.The lighting in the house designed by “Lanciano-Design” has many scenarios, for special effects to be able to change completely the ambient in the house.The result: a clear and precise space based on an open flow and is characterized by clean lines, rich but delicate materials and aesthetic original solutions.”[...]

Calistoga Residence, Strening Architects

Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:24:00 +0000

Calistoga Residence by Strening Architects:“This project was a residence for a couple from the Washington D.C. area. The original house was a poorly conceived series of stucco boxes with no relationship to the outdoor spaces, or the distant vistas. These qualities were some of the more spectacular aspects of the 25 acre site.Our design response was to create two distinct outdoor ‘loggias’ on the front and back of the house to take advantage of wine country indoor/outdoor living, and to completely re-imagine the front of the house to allow the spectacular view of the Napa Valley to become part of their living experience.The simple palette of materials, stone, stucco, wood and steel are used in a way to bring some refined elegance to the property; reflecting the sophisticated vision of the clients.”Photos courtesy of  Strening Architects[...]


Fri, 25 Nov 2011 04:09:00 +0000

Spotted on Skeppsholmen, an inspiring 2,500 square foot triplex penthouse completely renovated in 2010-2011.Recently sold, this classy modern penthouse is located in a historical building on Kungsholmen, an island in Lake Mälaren in Sweden, part of Stockholm City.Stylish Triplex Penthouse in Stokholm[...]


Fri, 25 Nov 2011 03:41:00 +0000

Prague-based practice Studio Pha has completed the Family House in Klokočná project in 2010.This two story country-style home is located in Klokočná, a village and municipality in Prague-East District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.Family House In Klokocna StudioPHA[...]


Thu, 24 Nov 2011 23:21:00 +0000

Domenic Alvaro, principal of Woods Bagot Sydney studio has completed the Small House project in 2010.Designed for the architect himself, this five story house sits on a tiny 452 square foot corner lot in Surry Hills, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.Inspired by architects in Tokyo who are used to working with incredible small spaces, the house has been awarded the World House of the Year at the prestigious 2011 World Architectural Festival award ceremony in Barcelona.Small House Domenic Alvaro[...]


Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:09:00 +0000

Laurel Residence StudioMET[...]


Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:27:00 +0000

eclectic bedroom design by sacramento interior designer Kerrie L. Kellycontemporary living room design by nytimes.comeclectic home office design by san francisco photographer Ed Ritger Photographyeclectic living room design by san francisco media and blogs SFGIRLBYBAYtraditional living room design by los angeles interior designer Emily Ruddomodern living room design by ligne-roset-usa.comcontemporary kids design by san francisco interior designer Nina Jizharcontemporary bathroom design by minneapolis interior designer Martha O'Hara Interiors[...]


Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:32:00 +0000

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Custom Private Home, British Columbia

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 03:52:00 +0000

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Villa Festen BBVH Architecten

Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:42:00 +0000

Villa Festen by BBVH Architecten:“This modern villa, designed by BBVH Architecten, is located in the Biesland area, a new suburb of Den Haag. The area is characterized by traditional brick architecture but the urban plan prescribed a few private housing developments at specific points in the area. This private house is located at the entrance road in the north east side.The organization of the house and its position on the plot is aimed at the sun. The entrance, garage, bathrooms and storage rooms are all located at the north east side. The living room, dining room, bedrooms and the terraces are all located at the south side. A spacious garden on the sunny side is created by moving the house as much as possible to the north side of the plot. The living room has a glass façade with large sliding doors.On the ground floor, the north corner has been saved in order to create a covered entrance and parking space. Also located on the ground floor are the living room, dining room and kitchen. The first floor has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, storage space and a terrace. The top floor has a studio and a large terrace overlooking the surroundings. A spiral staircase in a spacious vide connects the different floors.The house has a dynamic volume by its terraces and cantilevering parts with a different character on all sides. The plinth and top floor are finished with white plaster. The volume of the first floor is cladded with a silver blue slate stone. The ceiling underneath the cantilevering first floor and some parts between the windows is finished with oiled western red cedar.”source: DESIGN[...]

One Girl Cookies

Sat, 19 Nov 2011 10:46:00 +0000


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This week I'm going to be sharing some highlights from my trip to New York, starting off with the culinary highlight: One Girl Cookies. This adorable artisanal bakery and cafe in Brooklyn was suggested to me by my reader Kara, who happens to be a food writer. Their entire space is filled with just the prettiest shade of turquoise. The cookies, cupcakes and baked goods were displayed so perfectly, everything smelled delicious, but I have to tell you, the chocolate cupcake I ate (with turquoise frosting, of course) was hands-down the BEST cupcake I've ever had. No lie. (And as this was our last day in the city, we'd sampled our share over Manhattan and Long Island!) The whoopie pie we had was DELICIOUS as well, soooo yummy. I highly suggest visiting this place next time you're in New York....well worth the trip to Brooklyn! Check out their website here for more info and some mouthwatering photos!

Also head on over to Mimi & Meg today where I am sharing a favorite holiday tradition of mine, in addition to a holiday gift guide. (I'm sure you won't be too shocked with some of my picks!) :)

Rue and amp; Jessie Zinke

Sat, 19 Nov 2011 10:46:00 +0000


Have you guys checked out issue two of Rue?? So many fabulous spaces, but this vibrant Chelsea loft belonging to lingerie designer Jessie Zinke and photographed by Emily Anderson was my favorite. A collection of pieces she has lovingly acquired over time, everything in her home makes her heart jump. I feel the same way just looking at the photos! The dining room is straight out of my dreams...I'm drooling over the floral fabric on those chairs! For more on this spectacular home, head on over to Rue. And check out Zinke Design for their beautiful collection of intimates and loungewear. They also have a great blog!

I wish you all a wonderful December weekend! Come back next week for pictures from my trip to New York! :)

Craig Kettles

Sat, 19 Nov 2011 10:46:00 +0000


I'm back!!! What a fantastic vacation I had! I can't wait to get my pictures on to my computer (all 1,300 of them!) and share a few favorites with you guys. I saw loads of turquoise gems I know you're gonna love. I just want to send another thank you to all of my talented guest bloggers...I loved all of your posts!

Since I'm feeling pretty exhausted (the NYC part of our trip should have been first on our itinerary!) but mostly since I wish I was still at the beach, I felt these rooms designed by Craig Kettles were perfectly fitting for the day. I'm loving the painted floor and cozy nooks in the bunk room. Wouldn't the painted ceiling in the bedroom would be a delight to gaze up at?! Both rooms so simple, but absolutely lovely in every way! For more spaces as equally as beautiful, head on over to C Designs!


Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:48:00 +0000

The Houl Residence by Simon Winstanley Architects:“The house is sited in a natural concave area of hillside facing principally west along the contours to enjoy the spectacular landscape setting of the river Ken valley and the ridges of the Rhinns of Kells hills opposite.The intention was to create a contemporary single storey ʻlong houseʼ which is recessive in the landscape, sustainable in its construction, very low in energy consumption, and aiming for zero net emissions of carbon dioxide for all energy use in the house.The design uses lightweight but highly insulated steel and timber frame construction, clad in cedar weatherboarding allowed to weather to a natural silver grey colour. The roof finish is pre-weathered grey standing seam zinc. Windows and external doors are triple glazed high performance timber, painted grey. All insulation levels are to Passiv Haus standards.The slope of the roof of the main living accommodation follows the slope of the hillside, with the rear roof meeting the main roof at a shallower angle to allow morning sunlight to penetrate the centre of the house.The entrance to the house is sited on the north east side of the house under the cover of the roof to provide shelter from the prevailing wind. The principal rooms are situated along the contour of the site to enjoy the views across the valley to the west. The ancillary spaces are generally to the rear.The house is net ʻzero carbonʼ by using very high levels of insulation, minimising air infiltration heating using an air source heat pump with a ʻwhole house heat recovery ventilation systemʼ, and generating electricity using a wind turbine.What do we mean by zero carbon houses?Design to minimise carbon emissions from a building:Ensure energy efficiency.    Use micro-generation and low or zero carbon energy technologies to move toward energy self-sufficiency of the building.A zero carbon house design will payback the carbon invested in its construction through exporting zero carbon energy back into the national grid.On this site we believe that this definition of a genuine zero carbon house is the most appropriate. The payback of invested carbon and the aspiration to move toward negative carbon buildings (buildings that have exported more zero carbon energy back into the national grid than was expended in construction) are cornerstones of our zero carbon building definition.”[...]


Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:34:00 +0000

Calley Building Show Home by Creative Space Architectural Design:“Feedback so far has been phenomenal” says Johnny Calley, director of Calley Building. “People love the overall design and look of the home especially the split layout of the living wing and the sleeping wing, the quality, and the large sheltered back lawn.”The brief to Creative Space was to design a show home that demonstrates what can be accomplished on a subdivision site and a design that fits the kiwi way of life.Creative Space replied with a simple and functional design that utilised the angular site. We believe that the Calley Building Show Home is an example that innovative design doesn’t need to come at a high cost.”[...]

Masculine Meets Feminine Style

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:28:00 +0000

A friend of mine is having a hard time agreeing with her husband on the interior style of their home.  She wants a place that reflects her love of all things glamorous, while he desires a bit more of a rugged, rustic vibe.  It can be so hard to successfully combine two disparate tastes, so I was really excited to show her the work of Liz Caan.  I'm a big fan of Liz Caan Designs, aside from some seriously fabulous projects, they also happen to be some of the nicest people I've ever "virtually" met. As for my friend, she can't wait to show her husband these stunning images. The abundance of wood and dark leather surfaces here is right up his ally, and yet there's still plenty of girlish touches throughout to satisfy her own taste.  Most inspiring of all, is how beautifully they seem to co-exist!
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