How gorgeous is this Iporanga House designed by Nitsche Arquitetos Associados?! It sits in a Brazilian rainforest near the San Paulo coast. Swoon.
(photos via contemporist)
Check out artist Doug Aitken’s Venice, California home. He describes it as “Acid Modernism”, saying, “the goal was to create a warm, organic modernism that’s also perceptual and hallucinatory.” I’m obsessed with it’s kitchen and outdoor space!
(photos via new york times)
I love this Costa Rican house designed by Robies Arquitectos. Dubbed The Iseami House, it’s both gorgeous and eco-friendly. Swoon.
(photos via design milk)
Michael Harboun wanted to see what would happen if you combined the gathering power of both table and stove. His creation, which he’s dubbed Warmpath, is the beautiful outcome.
This family’s home (the Toda House), designed by Kimihiko Okada, is quite original. I love the bottom picture — so much light! It’s like a modern treehouse.
It’s back to the office today. Makes me wish I had a desk with a view like this one. Swoon.
via apartment therapy
Have you seen the new Herta & Paul Amir Building on the Tel Aviv Museum of Art campus? It was designed by Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. and is quite striking. I’d love to visit…
I’m loving this white + wood combo.
SO bummed I didn’t hear about this film before it came to Chicago. Guess I’ll just have to buy it online.
Need a little daydream material for your Monday afternoon? Check out the 101 Hotel, a boutique hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland that looks out of this world. It hosts an in-house gallery that attracts some of the best artists in Iceland, a trendy (and affordable) restaurant and only 38 guest rooms. Oh, and a great view of the Northern Lights. Sign me up!
I don’t know exactly what it is, but I’m obsessed with these two homes. The first picture is of a kitchen/dining room area I found on The House Home Tumblr. I love it’s huge windows, rafter ceiling, floating staircase, wrap-around bookshelf – basically all of it but the 70′s style kitchen, which I’d happily live with to have the rest of it…
The second shot is of a gorgeous Redwood back deck/pool area I found on Sunsurfer and, obviously, I’m head over heels for the massive tree breaking through it all. I’ve got a major crush on this house! So epic. I often find myself wishing I’d studied architecture…
How rad is this billboard swing set by the French-Portuguese architect Didier Fiuza Faustino?! It would be so much fun to use (and probably a little terrifying as well)!
Fall weather always reminds me of traveling to my uncle’s cottage in Northern Michigan as a child. Sitting on a bluff over Lake Michigan, surrounded by woods and dunes on all other sides, it was the epitome of a secluded retreat. These type of sunny, fall days make me long for a cottage of my own. How cute and cozy are these cottages?
Living in a city definitely has so many advantages, and I don’t plan to move away from city life for many years (if ever), but I do long for some more space at times. And for more control over my visual environment at all times. Which probably explains why I spent a good portion of my afternoon daydreaming and drooling over architectural porn on my version of heroin, or, as it’s more commonly know, on Pinterest. Here are a few of my faves…
sliding doors turn downstairs to outside/inside area. swoon.
a view from every room in the house!
pool tree! i would so hang a rope swing from that tree…
modern, oceanside pool
pretty lines, pretty chill
zig zag staircase. made for sober feet...
Joost Bakker, florist, installation artist and sustainable design advocate, planned and created his new home (just outside Melbourne, Australia) to incorporate over 11,000 terra-cotta pots around it’s exterior. In the summer, the pots bloom over with strawberries. I like!