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  • Blog Post: Mid Century Modern Studio

    Stylish mid century modern backyard studio in Seattle. No matter how small the space, you can create big style... This Seattle home has a stylish mid century modern studio in the backyard to be used for creative tasks or out-of-town guests. What I love most is that they didn't skimp on style...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring Blind Architect: Chris Downey

    Technology helps a blind man continue designing. San Francisco based architect Chris Downey lost his sight in 2008, but thanks to new and emerging technology he has been able to continue working. A Tiger Pro embossing printer allows Downey to study plans by touch (above). Blind architect...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture on the Norwegian Landscape

    Modern architecture draped over the Norwegian seaside. This Norwegian seaside sauna called The Band, was designed by students at the Oslo School of Design and Architecture. It's made up of three bands of wood that drape the rocky terrain perfectly. Beautiful architecture, like this sauna, enhances...
  • Blog Post: Indoor Outdoor Living in New Zealand

    The Castle Rock Beach House in New Zealand was designed by Herbst Architects is an amazing example of modern architecture and indoor outdoor living. The site is a rocky hillside that the architects decided to work with rather than grading the lot. The resulting lot is composed of two volumes, one...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture: Finland's Wooden Highrise

    Modern architecture in Finland. This eight-story apartment building in Finland is one of the first of its kind. Prefabricated modules of timber were plugged in like puzzle pieces to create this smart and beautiful wooden structure. Graphic corridors in a modern apartment building. This prefabricated...
  • Blog Post: Top Picks For a Modern Sunroom

    The ultimate modern sunroom can be a simple glass box. The next best thing to having a space outdoors, is having a sunroom with a beautiful view of the outdoors. Whether you living in warm or cold climates, the modern sunroom is a great option. Here are my top picks for sunroom style: Whether...
  • Blog Post: Indoor-Outdoor Living in Temozón Mexico

    The Temozón House in Yucatan, Mexico is an example of modern architecture that takes advantage of the opportunity for indoor-outdoor living. The sophisticated, yet welcoming home was built in 2013 and was designed by Carrillo Arquitectos y Associades. The cove-lit suspended ceiling creates...
  • Blog Post: Prefab Perfection in Copenhagen

    Celebrating prefab architecture on Earth Day Happy Earth Day fellow modern design lovers! It only seems fitting to study prefabricated architecture on this day. Not only are prefabs usually designed with a modern, clean aesthetic due to the mobility factor, they are smart and energy efficient....
  • Blog Post: Stylish Living in Concrete Architecture

    Image from Arch Daily Stylish modern concrete architecture. Sometimes, the simplest design can make the most impact. This is no doubt true when it comes to concrete architecture. There are so many cool residential designs with clean lines and concrete exteriors. Let's take a look at a few...
  • Blog Post: A Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece

    The Stahl house (also known as Case Study House #22) designed by Pierre Koenig is a Mid-Century modern architectural masterpiece that cantilevers over the city of Los Angeles. Numerous movies have been filmed in the home and it is also a popular background for photo shoots. The Stahl house was...
  • Blog Post: Outdoor Patio Chairs Accenting Modern Architecture

    Image from Dwell Outdoor patio chairs are the perfect accent to great architecture. I'm ignoring that it just rained in Los Angeles and today we're going to get some awesome outdoor patio inspiration. And bonus, enjoy some cool architecture too! Outdoor chairs are like jewelry to beautiful...
  • Blog Post: Architecture + Art Meet At The Antivegetativa Installation

    All images from David Edelia Antivegetativa installation at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome While we love talking about interiors and architecture here, we also love and appreciate cool art. The Antivegetativa installation at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome is nothing less than an immersion...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye to Architect + Designer Michael Graves

    Image from WSJ Michael Graves, iconic architect and designer, dies March 12, 2015. I remember listening to Michael Graves as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Dwell on Design event in Los Angeles. He was so smart, funny and had the best stories to tell. Sadly, Michael Graves passed away yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture - An Australian Summer Home

    Modern architecture built for the Summer. This modern Australian home was originally built in a Spanish style, which included an open courtyard in the middle, but new owners gave it the modern upgrade you see above. They maintained the Spanish-style courtyard in the middle, but covered it with...
  • Blog Post: River Thames Concept Designs In London

    All images from Design Taxi Concept designs for the new River Thames pedestrian bridge in London. There's currently an awesome design competition going on in London. There have been 74 design proposals for the new pedestrian and cycle bridge. And they're all amazing. So happy I don't...
  • Blog Post: Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015

    Image from Modernism Week Modernism Week in Palm Springs celebrated their tenth year. The annual Palm Springs event Modernism Week took place last week, celebrating their tenth anniversary. Each year this event celebrates beautiful mid-century modern design (interior and exteriors), architecture...
  • Blog Post: Modern Stairway To Design Heaven

    All images from Arch Daily Some of the best modern stairways around. I couldn't help but document a pattern I was noticing while spending my average seven hours per day on Pinterest... There are some really amazing modern stairway designs out there! It's like these architects took every...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Trend: Glass Boxes

    Image from Dwell Modern cabin with glass box addition. We're always talking about trends in interior design and sometimes fashion, but today let's take a look at a pretty cool trend I've been noticing in modern architecture... the glass box. What better way to show off your modern...
  • Blog Post: How Well Do You Know Frank Lloyd Wright?

    Image from Dwell Just one of the many beautiful sketches done by Frank Lloyd Wright. American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 532 structures. But did you know that he actually designed over 500 more than were never built?! What else is interesting...
  • Blog Post: Urban Design: Look at Des Moines, Iowa Grow

    Urban design is a key to making places that are successful both socially and economically, good to live in, and attractive to visit. Urban design is essential in creating community identity. It is effective planning in the widest sense, and it can help to deliver better public services. It also helps...
  • Blog Post: Concrete Architecture in Japan

    Beautiful concrete architecture in the Japanese landscape. While concrete as a material is known to be cold and simplistic, when you turn it into beautiful architecture it can take on a life of its own! This combination house / library was built in the South Korean countryside, designed by Seoul...
  • Blog Post: Skyline Design: New York City's Future

    With real estate prices literally through the roof, building increasingly higher is the only foreseeable course for the future of the Manhattan's skyline. Since 9/11 building plans, in the world's most competitive urban canopy, became understandably more conservative, with most buildings topping...
  • Blog Post: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: The Modern Home: Dutch Style

    Dutch architects Bas ten Brinke and Carina Nilsson designed this modern home with edge, literally. We approve of this Nordic-style villa's clean lines and beautiful landscape, giving nod to Nordic customs and architecture traditions. The entire home takes full advantage of the beautiful views...
  • Blog Post: Modern Renovations: Historical Spaces Reimagined

    Historical spaces have an unexplainable magic to them, and yet by their definition (read: old), most are in danger of coming down. Luckily, architects and designers around the world are engaging in creative, modern renovations of these spaces and breathing new life into them while retaining the charm...

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