Archive for the ‘Interior design’ Category

Hollywood Hills Glass Wall House

June 29th, 2011

If I could tour the homes built by John Lautner I would in an instant. This glass walled home in the Hollywood Hills has been used many times in photoshoots and I believe in movies. The most intriguing part about it is the minimalist and angular interior design. The bathroom sink is particularly interesting because of its interaction with the plants—sort of like having a bathroom in a rainforest.

Found on Trendir


Lake Forest Park House

June 28th, 2011

This house was designed by Finne Architects—a Seattle based firm—somewhere north of seattle. I’d guess Bothell/Lake Forest Park area. The house maintains a modern cabin aesthetic through its natural wood finishes, stone fireplace and steel appliances and structure.

The part I like the most about this house is that the bathroom has a beautiful granite counter atop nicely faced wood cabinets with unobtrusive handles. The bathroom mirrors are also placed in front of the window allowing for an intimate connection to the lush environment.


Australian Pretty Beach House

June 26th, 2011

Australia is a place I’d absolutely love to visit but haven’t had the chance to yet. If anyone has and wants to share their experience, please do: places to go, things to see, etc.

This secluded, hillside house is actually a private vacation home that you can rent. It’s located on the Bouddi Peninsula north of Sydney and actually above a beach called “Pretty Beach”. The guests of this home are treated to the cooking of an in-house chef, views as if from the treetops, swimming in a beautiful, heated infinity edge pool, and even a 38-foot yacht to cruise around the water with. What more could you want?

The interiors are modern but more so warm giving it a more homely vibe. After looking at these images I start to feel more of a modern Sub-Saharan travelers home. If you’re interested in staying here you’re looking at around $2,500 for two nights.

Found by way of Knstrct


Designing the Barcelona Chair

June 23rd, 2011

The Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the most widely known chairs of modern design. While the chair preceded the main period of mid-century modern, I still would put it in that category because of its prominent use during that time. The chair itself was designed for the German Pavilion during the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain.

Found on The Fox is Black

Vienna Way Residence

June 22nd, 2011

The Vienna Way Residence was designed by Marmol Radziner and built on a plot of land in Venice, California. The house is comprised of two main volumes and bridged by a third which contains a lowered kitchen area. In one of the main volumes is the formal living and dining areas. In the other are more casual spaces as well as private spaces that include bedrooms on both floors.

Looking at the kitchen you can see such a powerful use of dark woods lining the cabinet panelling, on the countertops and also above on the ceiling. As I looked further into these photos I wasn’t able to spot a refrigerator. My guess would be that it is half sized and build into the space of a cabinet; an interesting approach.

Found on Arch Daily / Photos by Joel Fletcher


Spiegel Publishing House by Verner Panton

June 21st, 2011

Verner Panton is an interior design superhero. His work in 1969 with the Spiegel Publishing house in Hamburg is one of his most unique interior works. Panton designed nearly everything inside, color schemes, lamps, textiles, and more. Unfortunately the swimming pool was later destroyed by a fire and the lobby area was completely redesigned in the 1990’s. Some of the space however still remains.

The interior area of what appears to be a lounge, looks reminiscent of of the 1967 Canadian Pulp & Paper Pavillion at the World Fair Exposition in Montreal. You can bet that when I finally get to designing a place to live, these same shapes will appear full force in a room.

Found on Space Invading


The home of Erik Spiekermann & Susanna Dulkinys

June 16th, 2011

As I would have suspected, the master typographer Erik Spiekermann, has a deluxe, modern house in Berlin. Some features include a full Bulthaup kitchen, a bookshelf that requires a hoisting harness to peruse it, and prismatic windows that allow warmth from the sun to pass through only when hit at a low angle. Sold yet?

On the fifth floor is the office of Spiekermann and his wife Susanna Dulkinys—a designer. The sixth floor is the kitchen and living area while the seventh floor is the bedroom. All of the surfaces of the house are painted a shade of light grey. It keeps the interior bright and cool but not cold.

Susanna Dulkinys on keeping the house’s interior free from clutter:

It’s like creating white space so you can free your mind and be creative.

Found on Dwell


Habitable Polyhedron

June 15th, 2011

If you’re limited on space and need to add a guest room to your house, this is the way to do it. Perhaps even if you just need a creative hideout to get away from your main workspace, then this is the space to have. The designer, Manuel Villa created the space in Bogota, Colombia in 2009.

Found on Space Invaders

Verner Panton Visiona

June 12th, 2011

Experiencing the Sixties to mid-Seventies learning under Verner Panton would have been amazing. He was commissioned multiple times to design an exhibition for the chemical company Bayer. Each year the company rented a boat during the Cologne furniture fair and turned it into a temporary showroom. The designed by Panton were titled ‘Visiona’ and ‘Visiona 2’. Both showcased surreal organic interior home furnishings that consisted of vibrant colors. The word psychedelic is continually lingering in my mind and I do wonder his process of coming up with these color and shape choices.

As you can imagine the day I begin designing my own home, reflections of this intriguing style will be present somewhere inside. It’s places like these that are unnatural that seem to be the best fitting for my ability to create things. Make sure to check out the videos after the jump to see a quick walk through.

Found on Space Invading


Bryden House in Queensland Australia

June 8th, 2011

The Bryden House sits atop a slope near Witta on the coast of Queensland, Australia. There is no shortage of great view over the rolling hills with this location. Some of the goals of building the house were to have a low impact and low maintenance home that provided a welcoming place for a family.

Found on Wallpaper Magazine
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones


Whistler Compass Pointe House

June 6th, 2011

Whistler, B.C. is known for having amazing, luxurious contemporary homes. This particular one known as the Compass Pointe House was designed by Sean Anderson while the final touches were completed by Kelly Deck.

As you walk into the house through a 10-foot Italian pivot door, you’ll notice the two-storey vaulted ceilings. The floors are hardwoods alongside heated tile limited areas of carpet. There are a number of other features to see, but I particularly enjoy the private patio and stylish on-wall wine collection. All of it could be yours for $6,490,000.

Found on The Contemporist / Photos Kristen McGaughey


The home of Dieter Rams

June 1st, 2011

A question that I’ve asked myself every now and then is: do design celebrities exist? I like to think they do. While they may not be the most wealthy and be as widely known as A-Listers, I still think they have held or still hold a huge amount of power in the world. Jonathan Ive—Apple’s design, Dieter Rams—Braun’s design. Two hugely popular companies that wouldn’t be the way they are now without them. So when I came across the home of Dieter Rams in Germany, I really felt like it was a treat to be able to peek into his world even more. I’m constantly curious about where designers get their inspiration and how they control it.

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