Weekend House…

…a dream…on Lake Yamanaka…by Kazunari Sakamoto Architectural Laboratory

I admit, I have changed my mind about wood


Mar 9, 2014

Brain Freeze…

…fortunately, it is not a case of brain freeze…just a nasty head cold…use this weekend to relax and restore…

longing for spring/baku maeda

photos by syusaku nagahama


Mar 7, 2014

Handsome Herringbone…

…understated, minimalist design with a traditional herringbone pattern…Herringbone House, Islington, London, is designed by Atelier ChanChan.  I love this house…


Mar 4, 2014

More Pop than Rock…

…international creative firm, Hangar Design Group, describes itself…Hangar Design Group is more pop than rock. In a pop group what counts are not the isolated individuals but the name of the group. In the end, the result achieved is the group and not based on one inclination predominating over the others…refreshing, wouldn’t you say?

The aim of the agency is to gather under one name the various departments dedicated to communication, graphics, retail, industrial design and branding strategies…in other words, they do it all.  If you are so inclined, please visit Hangar Design Group website…inventive and innovated…


private residence

private loft in the center of milan

private residence, barcelona

armani casa

rebecca, retail

moonriver, mobile home project design for pircher oberland

the cantina at santa fe opera, new mexico

all images via hangar design group

Mar 3, 2014

Hide and Seek…

incredibly delicate…strong graphical shapes…elegant results…this is the work of Brooklyn based, Ina Jang.  Ina’s work is described as being somewhere between fashion and fine art, at the junction of photography, drawing, graphic design and sculpture.



Mar 2, 2014

The Perfect Red…

…here at cabbagerose, the door is always open…please come in and stay awhile…

Renata Semin Architect (?), if you know the source, please contact me…


Mar 1, 2014

Shake It Up…

…and then I’ll meet you out here…

the american trade hotel, the historic casco viejo district of panama city


Feb 28, 2014


casa cubo staircase, são paulo, brazil/isay weinfeld

image by fernando guerra, FG+SG Architectural Photography


Feb 26, 2014

Time Out…

…let’s flee from the vicious polar vortex and head to sunny Palm Springs…we even have vintage wheels!  This splendid, white-layered residence is by Michael Johnston, New York and Los Angeles…

images captured by photographer James Haefner

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Feb 26, 2014

Sublime Creativity…

…and what has inspired her…the consummate designer, Michelle Wentworth, has the ‘philosophy that the everyday experience is enhanced with considered living, investing in well-made products, attention to detail, and by paring to what is essential, valued, and beautiful’.  The featured project below is The Art Collector’s Residence…refined modern minimalist sensibility…

all images michelle wentworth.design

Feb 25, 2014

Check-In at the Office…

…in my humble opinion, when it comes to creating compelling work spaces, Clive Wilkinson Architects reign supreme…starchitects…yes, indeed.  Today we are in Los Angeles to visit Pallotta Teamworks Headquarters

From the architect: A growing US charity event company, Pallotta TeamWorks, approached the firm with a challenging proposition: to create an inspiring new headquarters for them in a raw warehouse with a shoestring budget. After a preliminary budget analysis, it emerged that they had insufficient funds to even air-condition the space.

This tight constraint led to a concept of locating the client’s work areas in air-conditioned ‘breathing islands’ loosely enclosed in tents, within the unconditioned warehouse. All infrastructure was analyzed for optimum distribution paths, and minimal structural alteration. To further save money, shipping containers acted as both private offices and the corner anchors for the tent structures. The resulting project generated considerable savings in use over conventional office build-outs, and reinforced the client’s message of promoting responsible, sustainable ways of living on this planet. The project won several design awards, including a national AIA Honor Award.

…true dat…


Feb 24, 2014


…omoshiroi-ne means ‘how clever’ in japanese…Leo Tatemichi, architect and owner of Pompon Cakes, is indeed clever.  Using his mother’s recipes, Tatemichi opened his bakeries two years ago.  He was inspired by his travels through the U.S. by street vendors.  “It looked like so much fun, so I wanted to bring that warm and inviting spirit along to Kamakura. I wanted create an environment in the urban context, where it resembled something close to a living room”…omoshiroi-ne…

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Feb 23, 2014

Inky Walls…

…add a unique signature…in black…



Feb 22, 2014

School Days…

Kindergarten Building, Austria, by Dl Bernardo Bader…the framed view has to be quite inspiring for young minds…


Feb 21, 2014


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