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Thursday
Sep032015

Mill Valley dreaming

Blogging about incredible design is a hazardous pursuit. I kid you not. Hazardous to your peace of mind. How can I erase from my mind's eye the wondrous sight of these cabins settled within a glorious garden on the slopes of Mill Valley, California? I can't. I'll spend the day dreaming about how and why and when and what I'd do if they were mine and I'll fall asleep with that roof garden slowly intruding my nocturnal revelries. Mill Valley Cabins, home to an artist and a gardener/yoga enthusiast by San Francisco based Feldman Architects.

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Wednesday
Jul292015

Dogwood dreams

Oh so pretty. A dogwood canopy for a dreamy backyard in North Slope, Brooklyn. By Brook Klausing and his team at Brook Landscape.

Wednesday
Jul082015

In my dreams

A little piece of paradise to fill my dreams tonight. Another stunning garden by São Paulo landscape designer Alex Hanazaki.

Friday
Jun262015

Bridging Boyd

Jolson's renovation and reinterpretation of Robin Boyd's 1954 Richardson House is a triumph. The original house was literally built as a bridge to resolve site difficulties by spanning a dry creek bed that ran through the lot. The Melbourne-based studio's additions address the iconic shape, extrapolating Boyd's exploration of geometry with circles and tangents. The new glances the old, meets, embraces, pulls away all the time celebrating the interplay of house and landscape.

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Wednesday
Jun172015

Restraint

A neutral palette of materials. Silver stained blackbutt timber, grey cement render, dark grey steel, oak ceilings and floors and a garden with silvery tones. Links Courtyard House. Beautiful restraint by Inarc Architects.