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  • Blog Post: Stylish Living in Concrete Architecture

    Image from Arch Daily Stylish modern concrete architecture. Sometimes, the simplest design can make the most impact. This is no doubt true when it comes to concrete architecture. There are so many cool residential designs with clean lines and concrete exteriors. Let's take a look at a few...
  • Blog Post: Outdoor Patio Chairs Accenting Modern Architecture

    Image from Dwell Outdoor patio chairs are the perfect accent to great architecture. I'm ignoring that it just rained in Los Angeles and today we're going to get some awesome outdoor patio inspiration. And bonus, enjoy some cool architecture too! Outdoor chairs are like jewelry to beautiful...
  • 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: Rustic Interior Design: Ram's Gate Winery

    Hope you all had an amazing Labor Day Weekend! Many of us spend so much of our time working and not enough time playing so I hope you had a chance to relax, enjoy family and loved ones. The best long weekends are when you can be at peace with nature and your surroundings. Rewarding yourself is sure...
  • 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: Brent's Event Recap: Thinking Big at Dwell on Design 2012

    My experience at the 2012 Dwell on Design show at the Los Angeles Convention Center last weekend can be best summed up by a well-worn cliche: what a difference a year makes. Whereas last year's Dwell on Design Show seemed retrenched under the specter of the euro zone crisis (and completely out of...
  • 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: 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: 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: Modern Architecture: Light Catcher House in Japan

    This house in Japan, designed by Kazuhiko Kishimoto literally catches light. The home is built around a beautiful courtyard that provides natural light for the entire house, inside and out. Simple dining table and chairs keep the decor minimal and modern. The bar style of the kitchen seating...
  • 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: Room With a View: Modern San Francisco Home

    This modern San Francisco home has a newly added room with a view, making you wonder what the street possibly did without this modern addition.... And that's saying a lot, considering it's a really pretty San Francisco street. The modern structure fits in well with the neighboring homes, but...
  • 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...

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