Michael P Johnson's portfolio will wow anyone with an appreciation for great modern architecture. "His buildings are highly interactive. Conventional boundaries of design are reinterpreted in his pursuit of meaningful innovation, frugal comfort, and sophisticated spatial awareness. They engage us with passion, make us move about, look, sometimes frown in curiosity and amazement, but always leave us with an elevated sense of immersion in true architecture." I had to include a few exterior photos of the homes he has designed because they are as incredible as the interiors. Check out his website for much more eye candy.
I imagine this house may have developed from a crazy dream architect Robert Harvey Oshatz had one night. And for some lucky owner in Portland, Oregon this is their home....that FLOATS!!! The creativity one must have to come up with something like this is astounding. Here is the description on Oshatz's website: "The Fennell residence, as a floating house, presented a unique opportunity for design. The imaginative use of curved glue lam beams evoke the poetry of the ripples and contours of a river. The expansive glass facade embraces the river and frames the sunset, and one accesses the deck via an expansive sliding glass door. A master bedroom sits over a study and looks out over the living dining area and out to the river beyond. The curvilinear forms create spacial differentiation that enhance the experience of time as light plays through the daily and seasonal changes."
Andi Pepper studied art before becoming an interior designer, sculpture and painting to be precise. It shows. ".... the idea of using space as a clean palette empowered her and allowed her to take a fresh and personalized approach to interior design which she has developed to this day." The look is clean and fresh, modern with a nod to tradition. I've highlighted Andi's residential work but she's known for her hotel design so make sure you check out her hospitality portfolio.
This image has been in my inspiration files for such a long time. I spied it in Real Living magazine and bookmarked it. I love it! The photographer is Richard Birch, ex-Londoner now resident in Australia. He's shot for all the major Brit interior magazines and it's easy to see why. These photos have such a fabulous vibe. Fresh and funky they have beautiful lighting and interesting composition and angles. Don’t miss Richard’s other portfolios especially his derelict tram series. Great shots!
I am blogging my entire kitchen renovation from start to finish! Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, and I'm taking care of the rest.
If you'd like to be brought up to date, check out my kitchen remodel blog for an archive of previous posts. This post I will show you the layout I went with, what cabinets I chose, and some 3D sketches of my new kitchen.
Initially I was concerned about what layout to choose because of the expense of changing windows and sealing up doors etc., but in the end I decided to spend the money on changes like these in order to have the kitchen I really want. It turned out not to be not as big of an expense as I thought, as I've gotten a quote from my contractor for all the work he needs to do to prepare for the cabinets and I did not have a heart attack. :) So I decided to make the window smaller, seal up the door and knock the wall to the living room down. The following photo was my next layout idea.
This was modified slightly for the final design because Greentea's cabinets are not really designed for corners, so the corner sink had to be moved and since I love kitchen sinks under a window, I decided to go for that. Here are some of the first 3D layout designs that Mike at Greentea created for me. I LOVE technology, and the fact that I get to see exactly what my kitchen will look like. He did several different angles as well which gives a clearer idea of the space I'm working with.
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