Time Out…

We work for a multitude of reasons…and it’s reasonable we like to play hard after we work hard.  Below are a few new establishments that would be fun to unwind and play at after a demanding work day…

The Abbaye de Fontevraud Hotel, Anjou, France/the remarkable architect duo, Jouin Manku

Shustov Brandy Bar, Odessa, Ukraine/Belenko Design Brand

The Peggy Guggenheim Café contemporary renovation, NY, NY/Hangar Design Group

all images via

Sep 8, 2014

Bathed in White Light…

…I wonder what artist Doug Wheeler’s lighting installation, titled D-N SF 12 PG VI, does to one’s senses…do your senses shut down…or go into full throttle? Stunning…

Doug Wheeler’s, D-N SF 12 PG VI, is installed for The Illusion of Light exhibition at Palazzo Grassi – an 18th century residence situated on Venice’s Grand Canal that now hosts contemporary art shows.


Sep 7, 2014

Natural Beauty…

may you find natural beauty today…and everyday.


Sep 1, 2014

A Twist on Color…

watercolor your walls…

create a bold and colorful runner…

or, add colored fixtures….


Aug 22, 2014

Take a Bow…

…baby boomers galore ponder a myriad of ways they would like to gracefully take their last bow on stage left and create a new vision for life on stage right.  A couple in their 60’s chose to trade busy city life for a restful life surrounded by nature in New Zealand.  They asked Hamish Monk Architecture to create their nirvana.  Waiatarua House is complete with exquisite modern furnishings, creative sculptural components, and a unique sensitivity for the bush area surrounding the property.


Aug 21, 2014


…a nice segue from my last post, Does It Float?…Los Angeles based, West of West, created an experimental surfboard; Aero. A board built around the streamlined image of speed. The classic outlines of a planing hull blend with an asymmetrical split tail. The top is minimal while the bottom is extensively contoured…

Ridges and valleys emerge from the bottoms surface, forming a new topography that reacts to speed and flow in unique ways. Aero was built for and displayed at the Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles…



Aug 18, 2014

Does It Float?…

…yes, it does!


Aug 15, 2014

Chocolate Eclair…

…maybe I’m simply hungry…however. my eyes are feasting on this rich and sweet course of a home…L’Ecran, Wenworth-Nord, Canada…whipped to perfection by Alain Carle Architecte…yum.


Aug 13, 2014

Hug a Cloud…

Margje Teeuwen has collaborated with Erwin Zwiers to create Proplamp, a lamp made from a biodegradable non-woven material that you can ‘crush’ to tailor-make your own design.


Aug 12, 2014

Ore Studios Interior Design…

…uses the perfect mix of elements…traditional and modern; to-the-minute and vintage; and, bold and quiet colors.  I truly appreciate their aesthetic…love their work.

Andy Beers leads the Northwest office of Ore Studios Interior Design from Seattle, Washington…Cara Scarola leads the Southwest office of Ore Studios Interior Design from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

images courtesy of ore studios interior design

Aug 11, 2014

A Day in the Garden…

a meandering ramp through aromatic groundcover and the limbs of three Japanese maplesHilgard Garden is a landscaping project by Mary Barensfeld Architecture.  It is part of a private residence located in Berkeley, California…



Aug 10, 2014

1000th Post for cabbagerose…

…I would like to say thank you for visiting…the door is always open.  I have enjoyed getting acquainted with many of you.  Cheers!

Earlier this week I posted innovative uses for paper.  Now let’s take a look at Paper Cave Space, a stunning multi-functional device that can be used as an office, a saloon, a meeting place, a lounge or a bar.  A wildly creative design by Kotaro Horiuchi

via: blueverticalstudio

Aug 9, 2014

Five Fab Finds…

align pen/beyond object

sandblast tree rings: diptych/lex pott

full moon pillow/studio dks

moreless watch/mean

snap glasses/nendo


Aug 8, 2014


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