… then my über busy day at work would be so much better. Just walking into that courtyard would bring a smile to my face. Welcome to the offices of Summerour and Associates Architects in Atlanta, Georgia.
I was wandering through instagram when one turn then another brought me out at the home of the Jersey Ice Cream Company. Here’s the thing. They do not actually make ice cream but their creations are just as delicious.
“Every space holds its own unique opportunities. Old houses are filled with secrets, little clues that lie hidden for years. The only thing better than rescuing them from layers of wallpaper, paint, and carpet is weaving those stories together with fresh ideas, creating spaces that feel new but instantly familiar. Though empty white boxes lack similar stories, they carry with them a certain sense of freedom. When a history doesn’t already exist, it’s ours to create.”
It’s Wednesday. The middle of a long working week. Hump day. Need a little daydream to make it through the day, the week? Time to take a virtual holiday to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. To a simple stone house, to Kuća Kamena in Novigrad (of Croatia’s four Novigrads this one is the one that is famous for not being famous). To the home of artist and designer Boris Kajmak and, if you like, yours for a little while. Rustic beauty in a beautiful part of the world.
They call it “Industrial Williamsburg/Adirondack/Cowboy Sensibility”. I call it cool. Would you believe this is a Brooklyn townhouse? Hell no. Better still it’s a B&B and there is even a log cabin out back. Time to pack the bags, check in and soak up the hipster vibes. Welcome to Urban Cowboy B&B.
Perched on the tidal waters of Comporta south of Lisbon, Portugal are two small cabins. Crafted from recycled timber they reference the local fishermen’s huts. The first cabin contains a bedroom and bathroom. The second a living space with basic kitchen. Simple and beautiful, romantic and at one with the wetlands. Cabanas no Rio by architect Manuel Aires Mateus. In my dreams I am there already.