Fun and Games…

Officina29 Architetti added a detached games room to a residential property in Sassari, Italy.  I’d like to hang out here; would you?

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Apr 15, 2016
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Pretty As a Picture…

…crisp white and carefully framed views…designed by the Brussels-based architect, Olivier Dwek, House T is a smashing country villa embedded within the hillside of western Greece. The dwelling overlooks the idyllic Greek island of Kefalonia.  Pretty as a picture, yes?

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Apr 14, 2016
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Wine…

…best wine description ever..

For Belvedere Just Red:

Giddy pleasure, leaping grace, this red wine, blended from seven noble grape varietals, was crushed by the bare feet of 69 beautiful women in the wee light of dawn one misty October day. The nose is deeply perfumed with wild dewberries, Himalayan breeding musk and horehound candy, while the flavors, so titillating they may be only the disclosed in the Ecstatic Singing Mantra, will remain cloaked in silence until the bottle is uncorked. Sip delicately, sing with abandon. via

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Apr 11, 2016
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Yes, Please…

…the weather in Chicago has been ungodly for a few weeks now.  Signs of spring have been slow to arrive.  So what is one to do?  Dream of green, of course…yes, please!

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Apr 9, 2016
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Time Out…

…for tea-time hiking…Ban Shan Café brings the mountains down into Beijing.  Robert3 Design selected tactile materials like wood, paper, brick, and ceramic tiles to create a warm, earthy environment.  A perfect spot for us to sip a cup of tea and visit.  By the way, ‘shan’ means ‘mountain’ in Chinese.

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Apr 8, 2016
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Choices, Choices…

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…day swimming, or…

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Apr 3, 2016
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Meow Parlour…

…for the little purrs.  Sonya Lee Architect designed NYC’s first cat cafe, Meow Parlour.  Here,  humans can enjoy a cup of joe while being reminded to play.  The kitties roam freely, while awaiting adoption.

The success of the space has led to nearly 100 adoptions, supported by their nonprofit, Kitty Kind, while embracing the idea that good design can shape how we interact with each other and animals.  Here, kitty, kitty!…

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Mar 30, 2016
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A Peek…

 

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Mar 26, 2016
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Easy Living…

…for a professional athlete and his family.  Concrete, wood, breezy white, and the proper accoutrement for the southern California lifestyle…brought to life by Kirkpatrick Architects and Mark J. Williams Design.

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Mar 25, 2016
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Relationship…

…harmony…connection.

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chain shoes/tove jansson and per emanuelsson

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corallo chair/campana brothers

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Mar 23, 2016
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day…

…from Chicago.

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Mar 17, 2016
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School Days…

…for the littles.

childrens’ school, st-denis, france/paul le quernec

childrens’ school, st-denis, france/paul le quernec

kindergarten over the vineyard, slovakia/architekti.sk

kindergarten over the vineyard, slovakia/architekti.sk

french middle school in toulouse/lcr architectes

french middle school in toulouse/lcr architectes

kindergarten susi weigel/bernardo bader

kindergarten susi weigel/bernardo bader

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infant school in vereda/rueda pizarro arquitectos
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Mar 15, 2016
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