Displaying posts from October, 2015

A Brooklyn artist loft

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 by KiM

As much as I love that townhouse from my previous post, I will always and forever dream about living in a loft. This Brooklyn loft blows me away with its outdoor space, stunning kitchen and jaw-dropping book shelves. Again by BWArchitects. This dramatic conversion of a light manufacturing warehouse to an artist live/work loft studio juxtaposes the gritty, industrial character of the building exterior with warm, expansive interior spaces flooded by natural light. A retractable translucent wall divides the living and working areas. When closed, its translucency directs filtered light from the linear skylight and northern exposure rear facade towards the library and studio areas. A large sloped skylight acts as a space definer between the live and work areas and a white steel and glass staircase connects the lower level with sleeping rooms and a large roof deck occupying the floor above.

A townhouse in the West Village

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 by KiM

My New York townhouse spree has not stopped. This West Village home that was completed a few years ago by BWArchitects is fan-freaking-tastic! Located in historic Greenwich Village, this extensive reconstruction of a 1840s townhouse fuses past and present into a new, sophisticated 4,000 square foot home. Striking a balance between historic and modern guides all aspects of design in this reinvigorated Greek Revival townhouse. Steel and glass windows line the basement and parlor floors’ South facades, drawing in natural light and air from the garden. Daylight is also funneled through the home via a skylight-topped 4- story open staircase. Industrial details of structural steel and an exposed manually-geared hardware operate a pivoting glass and steel Penthouse wall. Interior design by Poonam Khanna.

The best spot in the house – above leading into below 🙂


Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

If you were baking in this kitchen you might just want to lick the spoon. I want to lick the kitchen. Yum! By London-based architecture and design practice De Rosee Sa.


Looking to add a little drama to your kitchen? Be unique and go with a glass countertop. You have seen concrete, marble and butcherblock counters over and over again…but glass can be an unexpected, spectacular addition. CBD Glass Studios has some stunning options for kitchens, bathrooms and even bars. Check them out here: http://www.cbdglass.com/categories/portfolio/glass-countertops

Wonder white

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

Achromatic, alabaster, ashen, blanched, bleached, chalky, eggshell, fair, frosted, immaculate, ivory, light, milky, neutral, pearly, snowy, waxen and pink. A white wonderland with minimalist interiors and amazing natural light. Westbourne Park Villas, W2, London for sale via Domus Nova.

P.S. It’s by Claire Lloyd.

A restaurant for the dogs

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 by KiM

I LOVE this restaurant by Polish interior design firm 2kul! Restaurant is called Lord and idea of an Investor was to make English type pub in Poland. Name sound quite serious, but we do not want to scary people with too elegant, too luxury place so we invited our good friend artist Joanna Burda, who painted a whole family of aristocratic… dogs – a little less serious 🙂 Dark, dramatic dining rooms have always been a favourite of mine, so imagine some heavy velvet drapes, tufted leather chairs, a blingy chandelier and a huge dog portrait like these – I love that Weimeraner below.   

Check out previous 2kul features here, here and here