Time to put the spotlight onto minimalism again. Founded in 1991, New York based firm David Hotson Architect is all about manipulation of spatial volumes, the positive and the negative. Clean minimalist lines are impeccably executed. Nothing is extraneous, nothing jars. Take a closer look at their residential portfolio where slideshows unfold their clever storage solutions.
We're still flicking through the pages of House & Garden Guide to Interior Decorating, The Conde Nast Publications London, 1967. It's a treasure trove of retro looks. I'm fascinated by the lattice outdoor rooms and the bravery of pattern on pattern from the era. Most of all I wish I had that playroom as a kid.
I have been cleaning the house and doing laundry for a couple hours now and I guess due to my level of boredom, I decided to go find a photo of my younger sister Jen. Today is her 27th birthday, and I thought it would be fun to embarass her with a photo from her youth, but all I could find were photos of her with other family members, or with my twin sister and I. So Jen, happy birthday, and looks like now Julia and I can share your embarassment. :) (Oh, I am almost positive I'm the one on the left).
I was poking around the 2Modern site this morning, and came across the furniture line Offi. "Offi & Company, based in Emeryville, California, was born out of a love for great design. Offi satisfies this passion by creating simple, beautiful and practical furnishings that address the modern urban lifestyle. OFFI products are created to be multifunctional, comfortable, and at home in any modern home in the world." Their furniture is for sure modern but I love how the majority of the items have curved lines, that removes the typical harshness of most modern pieces. (And as an avid fan of Karim Rashid, I was pleased to see that some of their products are designed by him). They also carry kids furniture and it's incredible. Most of the items are marketed as easy to put together and something kids would enjoying helping with. Brilliant! Here's a taste of what you'll find at 2Modern from the Offi line:
Marén Wirths (Matahina) sent me a Flickr mail when the blog run away. I clicked on her profile and found that she is a lover of beauty, interior, architecture, design, furniture design, art, photography, tiki, midcentury modern, illustration, organic design and architecture. More importantly I found her website Mata Hina. Home staging, decluttering, illustration and photographic styling. What I love about Mata Hina's interior styling shots shown here is that they are fresh, vibrant and fun. More importantly don't these look like the sort of simple stylish home we'd all want?