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  • Blog Post: Architecture + Art Meet At The Antivegetativa Installation

    All images from David Edelia Antivegetativa installation at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome While we love talking about interiors and architecture here, we also love and appreciate cool art. The Antivegetativa installation at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome is nothing less than an immersion...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye to Architect + Designer Michael Graves

    Image from WSJ Michael Graves, iconic architect and designer, dies March 12, 2015. I remember listening to Michael Graves as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Dwell on Design event in Los Angeles. He was so smart, funny and had the best stories to tell. Sadly, Michael Graves passed away yesterday...
  • Blog Post: River Thames Concept Designs In London

    All images from Design Taxi Concept designs for the new River Thames pedestrian bridge in London. There's currently an awesome design competition going on in London. There have been 74 design proposals for the new pedestrian and cycle bridge. And they're all amazing. So happy I don't...
  • Blog Post: Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015

    Image from Modernism Week Modernism Week in Palm Springs celebrated their tenth year. The annual Palm Springs event Modernism Week took place last week, celebrating their tenth anniversary. Each year this event celebrates beautiful mid-century modern design (interior and exteriors), architecture...
  • Blog Post: Modern Stairway To Design Heaven

    All images from Arch Daily Some of the best modern stairways around. I couldn't help but document a pattern I was noticing while spending my average seven hours per day on Pinterest... There are some really amazing modern stairway designs out there! It's like these architects took every...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Trend: Glass Boxes

    Image from Dwell Modern cabin with glass box addition. We're always talking about trends in interior design and sometimes fashion, but today let's take a look at a pretty cool trend I've been noticing in modern architecture... the glass box. What better way to show off your modern...
  • Blog Post: How Well Do You Know Frank Lloyd Wright?

    Image from Dwell Just one of the many beautiful sketches done by Frank Lloyd Wright. American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 532 structures. But did you know that he actually designed over 500 more than were never built?! What else is interesting...
  • 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: Concrete Architecture in Japan

    Beautiful concrete architecture in the Japanese landscape. While concrete as a material is known to be cold and simplistic, when you turn it into beautiful architecture it can take on a life of its own! This combination house / library was built in the South Korean countryside, designed by Seoul...
  • Blog Post: Skyline Design: New York City's Future

    With real estate prices literally through the roof, building increasingly higher is the only foreseeable course for the future of the Manhattan's skyline. Since 9/11 building plans, in the world's most competitive urban canopy, became understandably more conservative, with most buildings topping...
  • 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: The Modern Home: Dutch Style

    Dutch architects Bas ten Brinke and Carina Nilsson designed this modern home with edge, literally. We approve of this Nordic-style villa's clean lines and beautiful landscape, giving nod to Nordic customs and architecture traditions. The entire home takes full advantage of the beautiful views...
  • Blog Post: Modern Renovations: Historical Spaces Reimagined

    Historical spaces have an unexplainable magic to them, and yet by their definition (read: old), most are in danger of coming down. Luckily, architects and designers around the world are engaging in creative, modern renovations of these spaces and breathing new life into them while retaining the charm...
  • 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: Chad Oppenheim Takes Sustainable Architecture to Wadi Rum

    I had the incredible opportunity to listen the magnificent architect Chad Oppenheim speak at Sustainability Stage at Dwell on Design this past weekend. I was completely blown away by him and could not get the images of his upcoming project in Wadi Rum out of my head so I had to share it with you! Is...
  • 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: 387 Square Foot Prefab Home in Portugal

    Responding to the modern dream for clean sophisticated design and bright open spaces. The Mima House is a 387 square foot prefabricated house in Portugal. Designed by Mima Architects , it has a modular structure and can be divided into rooms with a grid of removable partitions. Each side of internal...
  • 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: Modern Island Retreat Integrates Seamlessly with Landscape

    What isn't there to love about this beautiful island retreat located on the New Zealand Island of Waiheke? This home designed by Fearon Hay Architects with interiors by Penny Hay takes my breath and my words away. New Zealand is one of the most picturesque places in the world, so being able to capture...
  • Blog Post: Modern Home Design at 840 Square Feet

    This eco-chic "4 Corners House", designed by Finnish architects Avanto Architects, uses its black exterior to blend in with the thick forest that surrounds it. At only 840 square feet, each corner of this tiny home features a view through glass walls. The exterior is dramatic, contrasting with...
  • Blog Post: Sustainable Building: Passive House Design

    It's not always bad to be passive, especially when it comes to sustainable building. Passive Houses are starting to stack up worldwide and this means good things for widespread, dramatic impact on energy conservation. You might be wondering what is a Passive House ? Well, this level of sustainable...
  • Blog Post: Cool + Collected 1.21

    Cool + Collected is our regular Friday post covering modern lifestyle topics from around the globe. You'll find everything from design icon biographies to modern art, photography and architectural surprises. And of course modern design! +One thing we love is beautiful photography and nobody knows...
  • Blog Post: Modern Barn Renovation: Rustic Design Style

    The challenge: Renovating an old Spanish barn into a modern home with rustic design style. The outcome: Success! Large barn doors provide extra large windows for every room. The modern interior is a stark contrast to the exterior, making it the perfect pair. Modern dining tables are always...
  • Blog Post: Mid-Century Modern Homes

    Design makes everything better. At least that's the thinking that informs why so much of the modern world appears to be "designed." In architecture and home decorating, mid-century modern homes offered an egalitarian opportunity to apply design thinking to the masses. In the 1940s-50s...
  • 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...

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