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Thursday
Nov042010

World's smallest bathroom

Here is an email we received from a reader named Mari: "I have the world's smallest bathroom. I tried a couple of things, but nothing's seem to work in it. The worst thing it's not its small size, but how the things are put together. I even had an architect to take a look, but there was no way to change the things out of their original place. The bathroom is 83cm x 2.40m. The shower is 80x80cm. I was wondering if you can get me some ideas." I honestly don't know what to say about this because it really is T. I. N. Y. My advice is blow out a wall but I'm guessing that ain't gonna happen. An architect friend of Mari's said that it would be possible to blow out the wall on the left, but when it was time to do it, it was discovered that that was some kind of building regulation against it. So if you guys have any ideas for Mari, fire away! (P.S. I did a "small bathroom" reader request a couple months back but I'm not sure that post would even help in this case).

Thursday
Nov042010

Dominique Vorillon

Dear Dominique Vorillon,

You don't know me but I have devoured every image in your portfolio and I'm sorry but it leaves me wanting ... wanting more and more and more. I have a little reputation in the blogosphere of being a photographer tramp. I find 'em, I love 'em and I leave 'em. Not you Dominique. I'm smitten. You're a master of your work. No wonder interiors and architecture are your forte. Holy cow! The breadth of your portfolio. Is there a style you haven't captured? I'll go now. I know I can get a little insistent, a little embarrassing. I'll just be lurking in the background, just loving your work.

Jo

  

  

  

  

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Wednesday
Nov032010

mode:lina

We received an email the other day from Jerzy Wozniak, one of the founders of the relatively new (since 2009) Poland-based architecture firm mode:lina. The firm recently finalized their premises in an elegant 60's building basement in Poznan and they wanted to share it with us. "Faithful to the idea of using cheap materials without cheap appearance, designers used lacquered OSB boards for the flooring and furniture. Desks, also made of OSB, are covered with artificial leather to make sketching and drawing more comfortable. Luminaries are produced out of standard profiles used for gypsum-cardboard wall systems and fluorescents. OSB office furniture brings more intimate atmosphere and hides all the cabling and recycle bins." Fantastic workspace!! I love the use of OSB on the desks and floor giving the furniture a seamless look. And with the white walls and black desk tops it's a modern and funky colour scheme that I am really into right now. (Photos by Marcin Dondajewski)

I went poking around their blog and found some cool photos of some of their work-in-progress projects that I wanted to share as well. (Check them out after the jump).

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Wednesday
Nov032010

Jackson Street Furniture

Jackson Street Furniture is a new sponsor of ours that we're really excited about because it's MODERN! HIP! CREATIVE! Adam Fizgerald is the genius behind this company. Having trained as an architect and worked on large scale projects for many years, Adam craved working on design at an intimate, human scale. So he began designing furniture....and the kicker? His pieces are reasonably priced! My favourite is the NO PLANE JANE storage unit (first photo below), which would be perfect in the library I hope to have when I do the additions to my house.

  
  

Wednesday
Nov032010

Stalking

I get my new old house keys on Friday. All I have to do is hand over a big bank cheque. Packing is progressing, utilities are being connected and last minute panicking is under control. My house at the moment looks nothing like this one I found stalking real estate sites. I may have an open plan apartment but it is currently jammed full of boxes! Can you imagine living with that view?! I think I definitely need a perfect party patio for summer barbecuing. Link here while it lasts.

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