Quiet, Please…

Kelly Deck Design‘s creative philosophy is inspired by the rugged beauty of the West Coast.  The firm’s creative thinking fashions effortless elegance in homes that are beautiful, balanced, and inviting. Grant, in Vancouver, BC, is a ‘quiet’ haven which demonstrates the strong impact of simplicity…I could settle in quite nicely…

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Oct 27, 2014
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Holy Shingles!…

…scale shingles are very popular right now in architecture and design…

71-year-old Bosnian retiree Momir Bojic has crafted a completely timber clad Volkswagen Beetle exterior from over 50,000 pieces of hand-carved oak. Almost every detail of the fully-functioning automobile, from the windshield wipers to the side view mirrors and tire spokes, have been intricately formed from the light brown wooden shingles.

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Oct 25, 2014
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Time Out…

…we are heading west to Sonoma County, California.  We arrive at Hupomone Ranch and try our hand at sustainable farming and ranching…and, of course,  much enjoyment and camaraderie…

The site has a wonderful balanced quality to it, and the simple grounded form of the barn is situated to compliment this setting and capture the long views to the coastal range beyond…

The light-filled living area opens up to the long view south and gathers the bedrooms and kitchen to either side.  (Make sure you take note of the fab mirrored chest which promotes just the right sparkle)…

The kitchen has slide away windows that open directly to the garden…

I call dibs on this bedroom, oh alright, you can have it…but really, can this room be any more perfect…

The bathroom is “oh so right” with its star-jeweled light and picture-perfect view…

Life is good!  Kudos to Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

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Oct 21, 2014
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Monday Menswear…

Fashion and design studio Eley Kishimoto has collaborated with tailor Timothy Everest and graphic design firm New Future Graphic to produce a range of shirts that are hand screen printed with geometric shape.

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Oct 20, 2014
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Spooky…

…a home on North Astor Street in Chicago is ready for Halloween…

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Oct 16, 2014
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Bathed in White…

…summer at Montauk Lake House is sure to be very enjoyable;  but, wouldn’t it be fun to visit during Fall for the Thanksgiving holiday?  Bathed in white and enclosed with large expanses of glass, it is certain to be bright even on the gloomiest Fall day.  The view of blue will inspire…

…picture perfect by Robert Young Architect.

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Oct 13, 2014
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The Perfect Red…

REptile Haku Restaurant, Manhattan/Evan Douglis Studio

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Oct 12, 2014
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Five Fab Finds….

artis cosmetic brushes…designed by ex-MAC executive…

100% egyptian cotton towels from daniella witte’s shop…

alada porcelain cup by estúdio manus

grass mounds…axial symphony, china, by design systems ltd.

cleartones…minimalist ringtones…here

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Oct 9, 2014
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Float Away…

…I have been nursing a sore muscle in my back for the past few days.  I happened upon, (thank you, Trendland,)  Float by Unnur Valdis and wished I could try to heal my aching back in the geothermal pools in magical Iceland…with Float gear in hand, of course…

Most hot springs are artificially constructed — many to marvelous results — altering the local scenery. But Iceland’s geothermal pools use the natural landscape as the experience’s foundation. Here, pools are larger, and unlike their counterparts in Japan, they’re ideal for floating your entire body.

With that in mind, Unnur Valdis dared to design an accessory that improves the bathing experience in hot water — and does so with an entirely understated and tailored approach. Float, her simple-looking swim cap, is made from Neoprene-Lycra-Polyethylene foam and designed to embrace the bathers head into total relaxation. Floating is no longer an awkward sensation overwhelming your body’s equilibrium.Valdis’ innovation is a shortcut for effortless relaxation, regardless of location. Try it at your local spring or pool (or, ideally, as an accomplice on your next trip north).

…yes, please!…

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Oct 8, 2014
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All Eyes Are on You…

…make friends that never go away…

(look up!)…

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Oct 7, 2014
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Spring 2015…

…watch the construction team in action for Phase 2 of Sasaki‘s Chicago Riverwalk project. Due to the unusual site, construction is being executed from barges on the Chicago River, and involves workers…quite literally…walking on water.  The Chicago Riverwalk is due to open in Spring 2015.

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Sep 28, 2014
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A Message for You…

…it’s Friday. Have a great weekend.

Oslo, El Carmen, Valencia/Borja Garcia Studio

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Sep 26, 2014
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