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Friday
May222015

New from Nils Finne

Touching lightly on the meadow in which it sits, this amazing home by Finne Architects celebrates not only the view but the craftsmanship and artisan beauty of a carefully considered building. Nils Finne calls it crafted modernism, with cast bronze inserts at the front door, variegated laser-cut steel railing panels, a curvilinear cast-glass kitchen counter, waterjet-cut aluminum light fixtures and many custom furniture pieces. Interior, exterior, relation to site, all integrated, all pleasing to the mind and soul. The Mazama house located in the Methow Valley of Washington State, a secluded mountain valley on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, about 200 miles northeast of Seattle.

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Tuesday
May122015

A Park Slope townhouse

And here I thought my house had some pretty special architectural details. This Park Slope townhouse was designed by Tamara Eaton, and WOW how I am envious that she was a part of this. I would have had a minor stroke just walking in the door and seeing this absolutely incredible woodwork (for the low price of $2.695 million says this New York Times feature).  The Times quoted owner Christina Anderson: I love wallpaper, tufted furniture, nail heads, chandeliers, all that Hollywood glamour. We had a very modern house in Manhattan Beach, and the question was how to fit our mod stuff into a Victorian house. The mix of new with flea market finds with some glamorous light fixtures makes this home not so traditional and adds a youthful spark. My dream home. (Photos: Bruce Buck for the NY Times and Tamara's portfolio)

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Monday
Apr272015

Coblonal Arquitectura

Retro and modern. Midcentury and modern minimalism. Cool greys married with blonde wood . Solid and block like grounding the building on its hillside perch. Contemporary family living by Barcelona-based Coblonal Arquitectura.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

Carmel Valley dreaming

Pinch me! I'm dreaming. Dreaming of staying in this beautiful suite at the Carmel Valley Ranch designed by Nicole Hollis. A modern interpretation of ranch style, plush and textured. Curled up by the fire or soaking in the tub? Hmmmm. Tough decision. I can't believe I made it all the way to Wednesday before planning my virtual escape.

Photographer: Laure Joliet

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Friday
Feb132015

The Kettle Black

I'd say let's meet for brunch tomorrow morning but I think the wait for a table may cruel the hipster experience. Looks so cool though and the reviews have been good. The Kettle Black in South Melbourne. It's apple minty green, marble, wood and hints of gold goodness elevates it above the usual grunge coffee/cafe experience. Delicious design by Studio You Me.

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