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  • Blog Post: Julius Shulman: Modern Photographer

    You've seen the style a thousand times...and chances are modern photographer Julius Shulman (1910-2009) had something to do with that. Following up on Cori's post Design in Style: Mid-Century Modern Roundup from yesterday, Mid-century Modernism is one of the most popular and recognizable design...
  • Blog Post: Spooky Architecture

    Copy from Iain Claridge Happy Halloween everyone!!! In honor of today's spooky day, we'd like to share some spooky architecture...which are also cool of course! Image from Amazing Buzz Image from Dezeen Image from Unusual Architecture Image from Funny Art Pictures...
  • Blog Post: Starchitect Modernist Service Stations

    When one thinks of the quintessential examples of Modernist design, one doesn't usually think of the roadside service station. And yet, look at the gas stations in almost any flyover town and you'll see the undeniable signature of modernist design philosophy: an emphasis on function, a simplification...
  • Blog Post: ABC's of Iconic Architects

    Are you visual like we are? We like pictures for learning, especially when they are well designed. This cool video features lots of great graphics while teaching you who the iconic architects are, along with the building they are most famous for. Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: Schindler House: Recessed Lighting Magic in Modern Architecture

    Walking through the historic Schindler House in West Hollywood this past Sunday, I discovered something amazing about recessed lighting: namely that something so hidden could look so amazing. First a little history lesson: Austrian born R.M. Schindler worked under Frank Lloyd Wright and in 1920 was...
  • Blog Post: Concrete Living In An Urban World

    Using concrete in your home will not only add aesthetic interest, but will also slash heating and cooling costs plus help preserve the environment. Concrete homes are durable, cost effective and super stylish. This concrete living room above balances both colors and materials well. The concrete provides...
  • Blog Post: Modern Office Design by Make Creative

    Make Creative does modern office design and they do it well! When Make Creative was called to create a generous and innovative workspace for a collaborative team, they hit the nail on the head through the transformation of this industrial warehouse. The design of Unit B4 office spaces in Sydney, Australia...
  • Blog Post: The Cutting-Edge Staircase

    The most beautiful thing about design is turning something purely functional into something artistic, like the cutting-edge staircase. The challenge of course is maintaining the functionality and brilliant architects make a hobby out of this task. The modern staircase is something so fascinating and...
  • Blog Post: Summer (Always) Dream Home

    Image from Matthew Segal via Residential Architect Magazine In beautiful La Jolla, a coastal enclave in sunny San Diego, summer seems to be a year-round phenomenon. So when it comes to a summer dream home, this beautiful shore-side masterpiece by Jonathan Segal Architect should more than fill my daydreams...
  • Blog Post: Loft Living: Downtown Los Angeles

    There’s a building in downtown Los Angeles that takes loft living to the next level. The interior design redefines what it means to live well in the city, starting with the lounge upon entering. This upscale, industrial lounge feels like the hippest club in town with reclaimed wood and concrete...
  • Blog Post: Landscaped Structure: Melbourne Hill House

    When we study eco-friendly architecture and landscape, it's not often that we come across a landscaped structure. Architect Andrew Maynard designed "Hill House" in Melbourne, Australia to be the exception. This once single structure residence has been turned into, not only a much larger...
  • Blog Post: Wood Ceiling Ideas

    Image from This Is Paper Wood ceilings add character and warmth to modern home design. While we love wood floors, like most of you I'm sure, we can't help but stop and stare at some of the beautiful wood ceilings found in modern home designs. Add warmth to your home with wood ceilings....
  • Blog Post: Modern Manhattan Beach Residence Opens Up and Let's Nature In

    When building a modern home in Manhattan Beach, Michael Lee Architects are the ones to make your vision a reality. They did just that for the Kim Family as they maximized the square footage on this small corner lot and captured views from every angle imaginable! This 4-story home opens up on every level...
  • Blog Post: A Modern Cabin in Northern California

    With winter coming on in full force, we thought you would enjoy a little greenery. This modern cabin seamlessly blends in with its Northern California forest setting. Upright wood siding echoes the surrounding redwood and pine tree trunks. Planted roofs evoke the forest canopy and help to protect...
  • Blog Post: Modern Porcelain Tiles: A Perfect Combination of Innovation and Tradition

    Many amazing things are happening in the world of architectural materials and more specifically modern porcelain tiles. The Pinocchi Collection from 14OraItaliana has the look and feel of plywood, but the durability and sustainability of a porcelain tile! Since plywood has become a more popular material...
  • Blog Post: Lighting for a More Livable City

    Exactly what makes a city "livable" and what can you do to help your own? Annual surveys, such as those conducted by The Economist , Mercer and Monocle , look at a range of criteria from infrastructure to environment, culture to climate, to determine the most liveable cities in the world...
  • Blog Post: Dream Location for Contemporary Architecture and Design

    One of the most sought after locations to live is along the picturesque Pacific Coast of Southern California. Residences on either side of the Los Angeles Pacific Coast Highway easily qualify as "dream" homes and feature award winning architecture. The interiors deserve just as much praise...
  • Blog Post: Happy [Modern] 4th of July!

    Wishing you all a Happy 4th of July! Whatever it is you choose to do just remember to have fun, relax, and be safe! Spending time with family and friends in the backyard is always one of my favorite ways to spend Independence Day and this outdoor cabana seems perfect for it! Za Bor Architects...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Office Design: Magazine Wall

    Innovative design is what we here at Euro Style Lighting Home Blog keep our ears and eyes out for. Swedish architect Elding Oscarson was given the task of designing the interior office space and design identity for graphic design firm, Oktavilla which is also located in Sweden. Identidy and innovation...
  • Blog Post: Gothic Architecture: Tim Burton Inspired Bridal Shoot

    Happy Halloween! We don't usually post about weddings, but when there's cool Gothic architecture involved we do. It might not be in line with our typicaly modern architecture obsession, but we appreciate all great design. This bridal shoot is the stunning work of photographer Shelly Mantovani...
  • Blog Post: Small Home + Modern Architecture

    A client wanted peace, freedom, and nature so Sven Matt Architects made that happen with this small modern home in Austria. The budget was tight, but that didn't mean there was a compromise on function or aesthetic. It just means smarter design and that's exactly what Sven Matt was able to do...
  • Blog Post: Modern Architecture an Architect Would Live In

    It's always interesting to see how different creatives design their own lives. For example, how fashion stylists dress or which art an artist hangs on their own wall. But, how amazing is it to see the homes that iconic architects designed for themselves?! The Eames Home "Case Study House...
  • Blog Post: Urban Style Living: Concrete Products

    Concrete is the trendy product for home building if you want that modern urban-style aesthetic. It's a very raw material that provides clean lines and an open canvas for any home decor and furniture you decide to pair it with. Would you be surprised to learn that this living room wall (above) is...
  • Blog Post: The Modern Barn House

    Photo by Filip Dujardin on Maxwan.com Earlier this week, while writing a post detailing the best great rooms around, I fell in love with one type in particular: modern barn house. This raw, rural, decaying type of structure is the perfect subject for dramatic modernization projects. The beautiful...
  • Blog Post: Pool House Architecture

    Image from Wiel Arets Architects I'm not ashamed to admit I'm jealous. And the Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain, is the reason why. It's not exactly a pool house as my title states, but you'll see what I mean. Image from Wiel Arets Architects Designed by WAA, this beautiful...

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