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Friday
May072010

YLAB

Wow! If modern design is your thing you'll be smitten by the work of Barcelona based architecture firm YLAB - Yolanda Yuste Lopez and Tobias Laarmann. This design duo and their team create outstanding spaces with minimal clean lines, a muted colour palette, strong textural elements and clever spatial solutions. Far from being cold, their spaces are sophisticated and clever. The first apartment is a penthouse refit with a luxury hotel vibe. New space layout, new surfaces and fittings and furniture design. Cool and elegant. The second apartment (after the jump) is just too fabulous for words. The bathroom is a dream. Obviously Interiores magazine thought so to. The same week Yolanda shared their work with us I picked up a copy and there was their work. Watch out for this architectural studio. They're hot!

 

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Thursday
May062010

Church conversion

Jo and I have a thing for church conversions. The creativity to turn a structure like a church into a home is pretty inspiring to think outside the box. I came across one last night while I should have been doing other more important things (like finally getting my tax paperwork together, late of course). This conversion (found here) is of an 19th century Protestant church in downtown Cape Town, South Africa. It's painted all white with wood floors left in their original, rough state with modern furnishings to liven the place up. And the enormous suspended frame with blinds is a great way to delineate the kitchen from the living/dining spaces.

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Thursday
May062010

Taking it outdoors ... retro

Retro time! This week we're taking it outside and way back to the 60s. From potting sheds to pavilions, trees in tables to houses in trees. You'll find cool cubbies for the kids after the jump. I used to dream of having a fabulous hideaway just like the A-frame when I was a tike. Still do. Images this week are scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 13 OUT to PAR, Greystone Press, New York, 1971.

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Wednesday
May052010

Joel Sanders

How about a little bit of modern with a smidge of mid-century for your Wednesday afternoon? I've got just the thing for you if you're like me and the mention of "modern" and "mid-century" makes your heart flutter. Joel Sanders, Architect is based in NYC and the firm has won countless awards and been featured in The New York Times, Dwell, Wallpaper* and Interior Design. Below are photos from a couple of their projects, the fist group being a San Francisco duplex penthouse that is to die for, and following that is a New York loft renovation that includes an indoor urban garden.

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Wednesday
May052010

Even more Swedish eye candy ....the overdose edition

I couldn't resist. When I find a new website it's pillage and mayhem. Here are two more fabulous Swedish properties for sale through Eklund. The first a summer home on an island. Main house, pool, guest house and sauna out at the end of a jetty. Almost as stunning as the surrounds. Definitely house party material. The second home after the jump is a small apartment with clever use of space. A minimalist and well disguised kitchen (what do you think of the wall oven placement?), a large mirror to open up the space and a cool modern vibe. A perfect city pad especially if you knew the island home awaited you on weekends.

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