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  • Blog Post: It's a Floating Lake House

    Many memories are made vacationing at a lake in the summertime, and often times they are too good to ever stop experiencing. Becca and Doug Worpie feel this exact way about the rugged coast of Georgian Bay where they've made a trip to every year of their life. The environment is rough and unpredictable...
  • Blog Post: Design and Architecture: Pacific Standard Time

    Pacific Standard Time, the art phenomenon that took Southern California by storm in 2011-2102 (with shows and events at more than 60 museums, galleries and other institutions) is back from now until July with something for fans of design and architecture: " Pacific Standard Time presents Modern...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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: 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: Minimalist Design in Lower Manhattan

    All images from Interior Design Midtown views abound in this minimalist residence in lower Manhattan. Minimalist design. Maximized views. Those are the forces at work in the new 215 Chrystie, a Herzog & de Meuron hotel and residence in lower Manhattan featuring 11 custom residences by interior...
  • 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: Geometric Patterns in Modern Stairway Design

    Please join us in welcoming Victoria McGinley from vmac+cheese as one of our new contributors. We're so excited to have her! Take it away Victoria… I have a new obsession. Finding ridiculously beautiful, architecturally interesting staircase railings, then staring at them for hours on end...
  • Blog Post: Schindler Houses in Inglewood - Seeing Double

    A pair of Rudolph M. Schindler houses in the Inglewood suburb of Los Angeles have been remodeled and brought into the 21st century. Schindler, of course, is one of the icons of California Mid-Century Modernism, with well-documented homes such as the Kings Road House in West Hollywood. These gems...
  • 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: Case Study Architecture: Opdahl House

    Sometimes, what's even better than beautiful architecture is beautiful architecture brought back to life by people who truly care. Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating...
  • Blog Post: New Porcelanosa Showroom and Dwell Architects

    Porcelanosa's beautiful West Hollywood showroom opened last week and it was the perfect place to kick-off Dwell on Design and Meet the Architects. I spent the first hour or more wandering around the showroom drooling over the beautiful displays and the latest materials. As a designer I've been...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture + Design: Less is More

    Please join us in welcoming Kirsten Grove from Simply Grove as one of our new contributors. We're so excited to have her! Take it away Kirsten... When I first laid my eyes on this home located in Danderyd Sweden, I gasped with sheer delight. The colors and the mix of materials make for an amazing...
  • Blog Post: Modern Countryside Dwelling

    All images from Dwell Sheep enjoy grazing outside this modern dwelling. Who says you can't have a modern lifestyle in the country? Certainly not us. This home rests in rural Spain, and was designed by an architecture couple who lives there with their kids. The sheep you see above, sometimes...
  • 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: Romantic Restaurant Design: A Brief History of Canalis

    I n the history of romantic restaurants, perhaps no place stands out in the minds of Modern lovers more than Seattle's Canlis. In 1950, Peter Canlis hired architect Roland Terry to realize his vision of building "the world’s most beautiful restaurant." These historic photos tell the...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture: The Long and Winding Broad

    Wherever art collector, philanthropist and billionaire Eli Broad goes, star architects follow. As the lead donor for UCLA's Broad Art Center (2000), LACMA's Broad Contemporary Art Museum (2003), and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (2007), he has brought big names...
  • 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: Modern Cabin Escape: Villa Solaire

    So, if the Euro Style Lighting blogging team were to go on a retreat anywhere... This is where we'd go! But, since we're not, and we couldn't make it to France to stay in this modern cabin even if we did have a blogger retreat, we'll just dream. Let's start with dark modern seating...
  • 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: Landscaped Structure: Melbourne Hill House

    When we study eco-friendly architecture and landscape, it's not often that we come across a landscaped structure. Architect Andrew Maynard designed "Hill House" in Melbourne, Australia to be the exception. This once single structure residence has been turned into, not only a much larger...
  • Blog Post: Wood Ceiling Ideas

    Image from This Is Paper Wood ceilings add character and warmth to modern home design. While we love wood floors, like most of you I'm sure, we can't help but stop and stare at some of the beautiful wood ceilings found in modern home designs. Add warmth to your home with wood ceilings....
  • Blog Post: Modern Manhattan Beach Residence Opens Up and Let's Nature In

    When building a modern home in Manhattan Beach, Michael Lee Architects are the ones to make your vision a reality. They did just that for the Kim Family as they maximized the square footage on this small corner lot and captured views from every angle imaginable! This 4-story home opens up on every level...
  • Blog Post: A Modern Cabin in Northern California

    With winter coming on in full force, we thought you would enjoy a little greenery. This modern cabin seamlessly blends in with its Northern California forest setting. Upright wood siding echoes the surrounding redwood and pine tree trunks. Planted roofs evoke the forest canopy and help to protect...

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