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  • Blog Post: Modern Cabins - Small Space Summer Homes

    Vacation homes were once only for the rich, but modern cabins are packing big design into small footprints...and small price tags. As originally reported in the Los Angeles Times , students at the Woodbury University School of Architecture have proven that - with a simple storage shed, a $1,500 build...
  • Blog Post: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: Modern Outdoor Living: Experience The Relaxation

    Long summer days and hot summer nights are finally upon us and now is the time to maximize your modern outdoor living experience in your own backyard. The Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion (above) can be used year round, but when the doors open up on this glass structure, that's when you're using...
  • Blog Post: Modern Infinity Pools Take You Over the Edge

    Summer is finally here and I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! If you're not lucky enough to spend your time lounging in a fabulous modern infinity pool, let us help you imagine that you are. Whether you are spending your time in the desert (above)... In the city......
  • Blog Post: The Cutting-Edge Staircase

    The most beautiful thing about design is turning something purely functional into something artistic, like the cutting-edge staircase. The challenge of course is maintaining the functionality and brilliant architects make a hobby out of this task. The modern staircase is something so fascinating and...
  • Blog Post: Starchitect Modernist Service Stations

    When one thinks of the quintessential examples of Modernist design, one doesn't usually think of the roadside service station. And yet, look at the gas stations in almost any flyover town and you'll see the undeniable signature of modernist design philosophy: an emphasis on function, a simplification...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Office Design: Magazine Wall

    Innovative design is what we here at Euro Style Lighting Home Blog keep our ears and eyes out for. Swedish architect Elding Oscarson was given the task of designing the interior office space and design identity for graphic design firm, Oktavilla which is also located in Sweden. Identidy and innovation...
  • Blog Post: Rustic Cottage Meets Modern Glass Home

    Normally, when a home is purchased furniture is simply moved in, the house is renovated or the house is demolished and re-built. In this case, the scenario was none of the above. When the current owners, a banker and an antique book collector bought this land in Vilnius, Lithuania , all that existed...
  • Blog Post: Modern Spa Designs

    From the water temperature to the fruit in the bowl to the soothing modern light fixtures overhead, modern spa designs leave no stone unturned. Creating the perfect relaxing space requires an intuitive balance of color, texture and form. Color theory dictates that blue is relaxing, while green is...
  • Blog Post: Venice Home Tour: Contemporary California Design

    What better place to soak in contemporary California design than Venice? Architect Daniel Monti designed this house using a brilliant mix of materials. The skillfully perforated screens add depth and visual character to the façade of this Venice house, which Monti designed for his parents. ...
  • Blog Post: Lighting for a More Livable City

    Exactly what makes a city "livable" and what can you do to help your own? Annual surveys, such as those conducted by The Economist , Mercer and Monocle , look at a range of criteria from infrastructure to environment, culture to climate, to determine the most liveable cities in the world...
  • Blog Post: Design Icon: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    This week we celebrate the birthday of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe , "father of modern architecture." In observance of his brilliance, let's take a look at his most notable accomplishments. Crown Hall (above), located in Chicago, was completed in 1956 during Mies's tenure as director...
  • Blog Post: Urban Style Living: Concrete Products

    Concrete is the trendy product for home building if you want that modern urban-style aesthetic. It's a very raw material that provides clean lines and an open canvas for any home decor and furniture you decide to pair it with. Would you be surprised to learn that this living room wall (above) is...
  • Blog Post: Urban Gardens: Designed for the City

    Spring has sprung and for some of you so has your green thumb! For many urban planners, rooftop gardens are a high priority. Not only for their decorative impact, but for their environmental impact as well. Roof gardens can reduce the overall heat absorption of the builiding drastically which in turn...
  • Blog Post: Palihotel Interior Design Has Creative Appeal

    The Palihotel in Los Angeles is an ideally located urban hotel designed especially to appeal to creative travelers of all ages. Located in the heart of the Melrose Ave. Shopping District in Los Angeles making this the perfect place for the urban traveler to stay. It is also the first boutique hotel to...
  • Blog Post: Spectacular Architecture and Design via Venice Beach, California

    Regardless of which coast or state, beach towns are most notable for their laid-back character and the rejuvenating time we spend there. It's somewhere we like to escape for an hour, a day or a weekend while we calmly listen to the ocean, maybe do some boutique shopping or have a casual picnic. Venice...
  • Blog Post: Portland, You're so 1890's.

    As I'm walking around Portland this past weekend I'm asking myself..."Are you really so 1890's?" Whether the 1890's are a fad or lifestyle, I think there are some amazing things that going back to your roots can bring to this modern world. And that's about when I saw the...
  • Blog Post: Stunning Modern Designs From Emerging Architects

    SsD Architecture / Braver House in Newton, Massachusetts Jinhee Park and John Hong of SsD Architecture develop their designs by exploring aspects of architecture, landscape, history, and social systems taking an interdisciplinary approach to design. One of their completed projects is Braver house...
  • Blog Post: Container Architecture: Popping Up in Your Neighborhood Soon

    So many goods are transported via container daily and these containers have shelf life just like everything else. After about 10 uses they can no longer be used and they end up piling up at ports all over. The use of shipping containers for construction is a brilliant idea. Although it is not the newest...
  • Blog Post: Concrete Living In An Urban World

    Using concrete in your home will not only add aesthetic interest, but will also slash heating and cooling costs plus help preserve the environment. Concrete homes are durable, cost effective and super stylish. This concrete living room above balances both colors and materials well. The concrete provides...
  • Blog Post: Exposed Brick Walls Have the Best Personality!

    Exposed brick walls are something everyone loves to have in their lives. Just think about how warm and cozy they make you feel, the stories they tell, and how naturally beautiful they are in their raw form. They really do have the best personality and I've got proof. I would love to cook up...
  • Blog Post: Beverly West Residences: Contemporary Urban Living At Its Best

    Perched above the Los Angeles Country Club at a prime location along the Wilshire corridor, Beverly West Residences is contemporary urban living at its best! A new twenty-one-story contemporary condo tower finished with elegant materials, detailing and modern forms, Beverly West Residences is ideal for...
  • Blog Post: Modern Sustainable Living in Echo Park by Sunia Homes

    This gorgeous work of art stiuated in Echo Park is a modern model house built by Sunia Homes , a new company focused on building sustainable and affordable residencies in California. The architectural design, building materials and the furnishings create a sophisticated yet relaxed environment. What...
  • Blog Post: Urban Design: Look at Des Moines, Iowa Grow

    Urban design is a key to making places that are successful both socially and economically, good to live in, and attractive to visit. Urban design is essential in creating community identity. It is effective planning in the widest sense, and it can help to deliver better public services. It also helps...
  • Blog Post: Villa Armanzi In Phuket, Thailand Is Living In Harmony

    Villa Amanzi in Phuket, Thailand, takes the term "bringing the outdoors in" to an entirely different level! This home, nestled in a ravine with a dramatic slab of rock on the northern edge, overlooking the Andaman Sea on the South is at one with nature. This exciting challenge for Original...

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