… with alcohol to make me fall for this home by Dutch interior architects i29. Modern and fabulous with a limited palette of grey and white. The hero though is the plywood used repeatedly throughout the home. An often overlooked, “second class” building material is the standout here. That and the open plan design, the fireplace, the walls of glass. No definitely the plywood 😉
One day I’ll finally get the opportunity to meet/visit Jo in the subtropics of Australia, and she can explain and show me first hand what it’s like to live where indoors can meet outdoors year round. Sure, you could live that way here in Canada, but someone will eventually find you frozen in a pile of snow. In the meantime, I can dream about living in a very warm climate in a home with large moveable walls that expand your living space….such as these spectacular homes designed by Richard Kirk Architect (who coincidentally has an office in Brisbane – where Jo is).
I was super excited to stumble upon the website of Austin, TX architects Andersson-Wise. Why you may ask? One of their projects just may be my future home (the home before the jump….well, a variation of it anyway, and minus the water view dammit). Their homes are rustic and modern and works of art. Each one a dream. Well, my dream anyway. And how cool is that house lined with wood stacks?
I’m stalking on a Saturday but not on my home turf. I’m stalking a rather special apartment in Stockholm. Two floors of contemporary style meets old world charm, sleek chic meets aged natural finishes. It’s the home of Filippa Knutsson designed by Bjorn and Marianne Aaro of Aaro Architects. Swoon. Old dark timbers and new Dinesen oak floors, white walls and dark trim. I’d keep it just the way it is. A perfect marriage of modern and an earthy ethnic vibe. Sadly for us all it is no longer available but you’ll find the link here while it lasts.
A simple yet stylish renovation of the old custom officer’s house in Hammerhavn, Denmark by Algreen Arkiteckter. Simple beauty to drink in the stunning beauty of the restless Baltic Sea and the old harbor.