Happy Valentine’s Day…

entrance to tokyo design week 2009/photography by luke hayes

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Feb 14, 2014
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Two Twisted Staircases…

…and light and space to breathe……delicate yet sturdy…this three-story residence in Sapporo was designed by Japanese firm Jun Igarashi Architects.  Centered around a family room, the ceiling in Case soars to a grand height, enabling residents to view almost every room in the house from the family room.  Wouldn’t it be delightful to live here?

…even with an appealing exterior, who would ever guess the magic that lies inside?

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Feb 13, 2014
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Architecture of Density…

The structural urban fabric of the city of Hong Kong is one of the most astonishingly condensed, populated and vertical in the world, propelling its edifices soaring into the sky to contend with the lack of lateral space.

German photographer Michael Wolf, and current resident of the Chinese metropolis, has captured a series of images that acutely acknowledge the landscape’s overwhelming concentration of soaring buildings and skyscrapers. Architecture of Density is a collection of large scale works, which focuses on repetition of pattern and form to cause an infinitely complex visual reaction and rediscovers the city scenes by highlighting its forest-like expanse of high rises.

…wow, quite amazing…the exhibit is at Flowers Gallery, London, UK, through February 22, 2014…

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Feb 12, 2014
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Let’s Take a Look Around…

…with Valentine’s Day coming up this week, I have a love message for you…courtesy of Tamizo Architects located in Warsaw and Łódź, Poland.  Let’s take a look around this private residence…enjoying the abundance of designer furniture…and then finally stumbling upon our message of love…

…eureka!

Single family house interior design, Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Photos: Mateusz Kuo Stolarski

all images courtesy of tamizo architects

Feb 10, 2014
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Magic Carpet…

…please bring me here…

…or here…

…here…

…or here…

…yes, here…anywhere…

…but here…

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Feb 7, 2014
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Blurred Pastel and Dense Black…

…nice and edgy…it works, yes?

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Feb 6, 2014
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Creative Production Space…

…scenic beauty in the desert of Joshua Tree, California…the vision of Marc Atlan Design and Oller & Pejic Architecture…simply stunning…

The Black Desert House is designed to be the backdrop for fashion and editorial photo shoots, advertising campaigns, TV commercials and film and video production from the nearby creative hub in Los Angeles.  This house is not just a two-dimensional set, it’s a real and livable home with all the amenities of a typical contemporary retreat.  The design of The Black Desert House is functional in this sense, but it has taken shape to provide high-contrast backgrounds for image-focused commercial endeavors.  The hard lines and pitch-black texture of the home stand in hard contrast to the natural desert beauty beyond.  This contrast is an ideal framing point for everything from high fashion models to suspenseful film stories and plenty in between.


…gets your creative juices flowing, yes?  Just imagine the photos you can take here…

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Feb 4, 2014
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Flower Perfect…

…flowers require a keen eye  to complete an on-point room design…they should live in harmony with the room…your blossoms need to be chosen as carefully as fabulous throw pillows and stunning lighting fixtures…

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Feb 2, 2014
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Growth…

…hello lovely…my, you are brave…

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Jan 31, 2014
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Killer Apple Pie…

…get it right here…Katsutadai House is located in the suburban neighborhood of Katsutadai (Chiba) East of Tokyo, Japan.  After 35 years of creating delectable pastries, the bakery owners enlisted the help of Yuko Nagayama & Associates to design a bottom floor bakery with a two-level family home above…

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Jan 30, 2014
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View…

…kudos to Bucchieri Architects for taking advantage of a picture perfect opportunity…

Fairview Townhouse, located in the heart of the historic Little Italy neighborhood in Cleveland

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Jan 29, 2014
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Apartment Tour…

Napoléon Apartment Renovation in Paris, by the very clever and funny, FREAKS freearchitects…this apartment is located on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris, which happens to be an old address of Napolean….

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Jan 26, 2014
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