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  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture With A View

    Modern architecture with a view. Have you ever seen an architecture go out on a limb like this with their design?! Would you be able to live here? I won't ask if you like the view, that's obvious. This modern home is located in the Southwest coast of Victoria, Australia. Needless to say...
  • Blog Post: The Science Behind Interior Design and Architecture

    Image from Architectural Digest The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA is an icon of 20th century architecture. Why do we feel the way we do in the spaces we're in? How does interior design and architecture affect our mood? A recent conference in La Jolla, California, brought together leading...
  • Blog Post: Stand-Out Architecture

    In case you didn't know this about us, in addition to modern architecture, we love bold colors! This awesomely minimal architecture features both so naturally we're on board. This seems like the ultimate weekend getaway, in the middle of nowhere, yet still design conscious. This hideaway...
  • Blog Post: Modern Swedish Suburb

    Image from Dwell We guarantee the Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg will have you looking at suburbs in a whole new way! Their mission is to free people from the boring suburbs and redeem the reputation of architects in Sweden. Holmberg explains the difference between the way suburbs...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture: Tree Houses

    Do you have a fascination for modern tree houses? We do! So we've rounded up a few of our favorites. This is where we wish we could spend our weekend... These tree houses, from around the world, aren't for kids, they're real modern architecture, in trees! Sometimes when life gets a...
  • Blog Post: Green Home: Face the Foliage

    Over here in California, we're in a drought. So, to ease our pain, we decided to read about homes that have an abundance of foliage. This green home was designed by architects Samyn and Partners for a family to use as both their home and workplace. It's located near Brussels and was completed...
  • Blog Post: Pool House Architecture

    Image from Wiel Arets Architects I'm not ashamed to admit I'm jealous. And the Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain, is the reason why. It's not exactly a pool house as my title states, but you'll see what I mean. Image from Wiel Arets Architects Designed by WAA, this beautiful...
  • Blog Post: Urban Living In Friendly Architecture

    With a growing population preferring to stay in urban areas, rather than purchase homes in the suburbs, designer and architects are faced with the problem of maintaining the element of community in every day life. We discussed this in our Dwell on Design recap , reviewing Micro Living and sociological...
  • Blog Post: Micro Living at Dwell on Design

    As you may already know, our team attended the 2014 Dwell on Design event last weekend. You can find two other recap blog posts here, Dwell on Design: Ideas for Better Living and here Modern Family at Dwell on Design . There were several wonderful panels to attend, impossible to catch them all. One...
  • Blog Post: Dwell on Design: Ideas For Better Living

    Design (and designers for that matter) is often categorized in terms of project size, as either small--a single LED light bulb for instance--or large, such as infrastructure planning for an entire metropolitan region. What's lost in this simplified categorization is the shared goal of all good design...
  • Blog Post: Summer (Always) Dream Home

    Image from Matthew Segal via Residential Architect Magazine In beautiful La Jolla, a coastal enclave in sunny San Diego, summer seems to be a year-round phenomenon. So when it comes to a summer dream home, this beautiful shore-side masterpiece by Jonathan Segal Architect should more than fill my daydreams...
  • Blog Post: Memorial and Landscape Design: Remembering Dan Kiley

    Image from the Cultural Landscape Foundation Despite its unofficial status as the kick-off to summer, Memorial Day claims a much more somber reason as its origin: it is the day in which we honor those who have given their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. To mark the day, we...
  • Blog Post: Dutch Architecture + Efficient Design

    Image from Dwell In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation. The government requires a certain level of energy efficiency in all new construction. These condos, designed by architects Han van Zweiten and Gregory Kissare, are a beautiful example. These...
  • Blog Post: Net-Zero and Living Green

    Image from LPL Financial on EcoBuildingPulse.com With the recent unveiling of the nation's largest net-zero energy office building in San Diego, we figured now is a good time to answer the question: what is net-zero energy? And better yet, how can we take its principles into our own homes and...
  • Blog Post: Modern prefab home design for the architecturally minded

    Image Juan Baraja Here are two stunning examples of architecturally designed modular homes that pack a great punch in just 290 square feet. Ever wonder what a prefab home would look like that could be assembled in a day? First up is a house by Spanish architecture studio Abaton, the portable ÁPH80...
  • Blog Post: Postcard from Palm Springs Modernism Week

    Image from Christopher Kennedy Every February, design fans descend upon the mid-century Mecca of Palm Springs for Modernism Week. Euro Style Lighting has put together a snapshot of the state of Modernism...its past, present and future...as seen through the lens of this week-long series of parties...
  • Blog Post: Modern Homes from the Silver Screen

    Image from Federico Babina's Archicine Series Barcelona-based architect and designer Federico Babina has been steadily making headlines over the last year by creating playful architecture and design themed illustrations. The latest is a series of posters illustrating iconic works of architecture...
  • Blog Post: The Modern Barn House

    Photo by Filip Dujardin on Maxwan.com Earlier this week, while writing a post detailing the best great rooms around, I fell in love with one type in particular: modern barn house. This raw, rural, decaying type of structure is the perfect subject for dramatic modernization projects. The beautiful...
  • Blog Post: Building for Better Health in 2014

    Image from Kristy B. on Pinterest Most of us resolve to be healthier in the new year...but few of us ever consider our homes and workplaces as part of the process of building better health. A recently developed certification system, however, called the WELL Building Standard system addresses 19 areas...
  • Blog Post: Modern Gingerbread Houses: Iconic Modern Museums

    Images from Architect Magazine In time for the holiday, settle in and enjoy some sweet pics of some of the world's iconic museums. Fashioned out of candy and gingerbread, these houses of art were created by Caitlin Levin and photographed by Henry Hargreaves. Pictured above is Frank Lloyd Wright's...
  • Blog Post: International Design Pavilions: Coke in London

    Big events like the Olympics and World's Fairs are a great place to discover the best in international design, and pavilions such as Coca Cola's at last year's London games eloquently showcase the vision of contemporary artists, architects and designers. Designed by Asif Khan and Pernilla...
  • Blog Post: Spooky Architecture

    Copy from Iain Claridge Happy Halloween everyone!!! In honor of today's spooky day, we'd like to share some spooky architecture...which are also cool of course! Image from Amazing Buzz Image from Dezeen Image from Unusual Architecture Image from Funny Art Pictures...
  • Blog Post: Loft Life: Artist's Live Work Studio

    Artists' live work studios just look...well...more creative. Maybe it's the attention to aesthetics or the unconventional approach to space, but these homes usually compel a sense of awe and a-ha for those who enter. Artist Vik Muniz's home in Brooklyn is a textbook example. The loft ...
  • Blog Post: Architecture on Ice: Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder Lights

    Admittedly, it's been really warm around here for the better part of the week...which has us daydreaming of places oh so cold and far away. Architect Magazine recently wrote a piece titled Architecture on Ice (which included these awesome images), chronicling the buildings of Antarctica and...
  • Blog Post: PreFab: Montana Ranch Style

    Pre-fab is often thought of as modern and in modern locations such as Malibu, but not often associated with great Western landscapes, ranch-style. Well, this family did it with the help of some great designers and architects. Jeanne and Paul Moseley’s pre-fab house opens wide to the great Western...

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