Iridescent…

…designed as a living organism in constant interaction with its environment…Butterfly House by Hong Kong based design team, Davidclovers.  The guest house is conceived as a preternatural, brilliantly colored form that oscillates between sheer camouflage and sparkling beacon with the northeastern Pennsylvanian woods.

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Reflective polychromatic recycled stainless steel clads the exterior…

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the roof bows upwards and towards the north, embodying the butterfly’s flapping motion….poetic…

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the interior is equally alive…

I belong in the guest house…and I’ll be staying all summer, thank you.

 

 

May 13, 2015
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Boreal Halo…

…The Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana, located in Bucharest, Romania, is the temporary home of the Boreal Halo by French artist Vincent Leroy. Inside the Grand Palace, the Boreal Halo casts a mesmerizing, hypnotic trance over the room. The mass of the object creates an interesting contrast to the stark solidity of the marble floors, striking a tense balance that gives the structure a sense of lightness.

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The halo makes visitors aware of the space they occupy…

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the installation levitates above the marble floor…

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the ring is in contrast with the fine appointments of the museum room, but remains harmonious in the space…

…as the halo moves, visitors will find themselves inside its space. via

…as the hypnotic halo rotates, visitors will find themselves inside and then outside its space.  Lovely…
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May 11, 2015
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Moving Mountains…

…The idea of moving walls in a dwelling or work place is a practical use of space.  Rearranging our environment as we see fit is equivalent to moving mountains.  Wall Cloud was devised by Sasaki Architecture for a former waterfront warehouse in the Minato district of Tokyo that operated as a popular disco called Juliana’s Tokyo in the early 1990s. “The attic part of the former discotheque on the second floor remained untouched for a long time, since it had a low ceiling height, causing an oppressive feeling in the space,” said the architects. To increase the ceiling height, the designers removed the existing false ceiling and added sections of wall under the beams to segment the space into individual offices.

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Apr 28, 2015
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Sunday Reflection…

I have been away for a bit and it feels great to be back.  I want to share this Tribeca penthouse apartment in the Greenwich Hotel.  A perfect spot for Sunday reflection…the genius of Tatsuro Miki, architect and Axel Vervoordt, interior designer.  For more views of this wabi sabi style 630 square meters apartment, visit cabbagerose tumblr.

 

Mar 29, 2015
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Deceiving…

hard materials can impart a very soft visual…

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Mar 9, 2015
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Nurture The Little Ones…

…they are our future, after all.

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Mar 2, 2015
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Jewel Box…

…where would you guess this ‘jewel box’ is located?

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Correct!  On a private jet...

Correct! On a private jet…

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welcome to a pleasing and calming neutral palette most private residences would like to boast…

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comfort…

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practicality…

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functionality…

by Myca Loar of Shiny Bones. all images courtesy of shinybones

by Myca Loar of Shiny Bones.
all images courtesy of shinybones

Feb 15, 2015
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Virunga…

…why must beauty and nature be exploited…why must innocence be prey to greed, corruption, and violence?  No answers…only questions.  Visit Virunga to take action.

Feb 11, 2015
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The Ribbon Chapel…

the perfect place to tie-the-knot…a wedding chapel in the gardens of Bella Vista Sakaigahama, a resort hotel in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan, laced and curled by NAP Architects.  Gorgeous!

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Feb 9, 2015
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For Him, For Her…

One of my favorite fashion designers, Alexander Wang, has launched a collection of limited-edition furniture for Italian brand Poltrona Frau, including bean-bag chairs and a drinks cabinet…

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The designs will be available at Poltrona Frau showrooms and select Alexander Wang stores from April…sexy…

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for him…

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for her…

 

Feb 4, 2015
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All You Need Is…

…THIS!  Minimalist combined with European tastefulness…Lecam Residence in the Hollywood Hills served by Atelier Vianney Boutry

Feb 3, 2015
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Basket Weave…

…Yong He Yuan is a residential complex located on the edge of New Taipei City in Taiwan.  Forged and latticed by Florent Nédélec Architecture

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Feb 2, 2015
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