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Kris

About Kris: Kris has taught architectural drafting, auto-cad for interiors and kitchen and bath design at the college level. Her interests are focused in design resulting in reduction of cost, space and environmental impact. Kris works full time in a technical field and is currently fixing up a 100 year old house in the sleepy Los Angeles neighborhood of Atwater Village. (View Profile)

 
 

DNA walk-in shower

Here’s an interesting option for a shower: a slimline shower pan in Corian.

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Price: $3880
Availability: Buy DNA walk-in shower here

Oak Slat headboard and shelving unit

This 280 square foot home actually looks quite large despite its tiny footprint due to the simple treatments and some visual tricks. The way the custom oak-slat headboard fills the expanse of wall behind the queen size bed actually makes the space seem larger than if a regular queensize headboard were crammed in the tiny space because the full-wall headboard creates a visual flow instead of dividing the space into wall/headboard/wall sections.

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Sheba in Bubblegum wallpaper

I love this Sheba In Bubblegum wallpaper from Flavor Paper. It would be great on an accent wall. I would also really like it in black.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $135.00
Availability: Buy Sheba in Bubblegum wallpaper here

DWR Kitchen Cabinets

I was excited to find out that DWR will be offering kitchens at the start of the new year. The modular systems are designed by Nilus de Matran and are actually sort of like furniture for the kitchen because they are portable and can be taken with you when you move. Amazing.

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Transom Windows

This apartment in Copenhagen is beautiful. From the light wood floors, to the white walls, to the simple furniture selections…I’m smitten.

I absolutely love the transom window above the door. If you have the ceiling height, it could be a good way to add extra light into a dark room or just make a plain door more interesting.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Transom Windows here

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150 Year Old Farmhouse Renovation

I cannot stop looking at this amazing renovation of a 150 year old farmhouse by the architecture firm FARO.

I love the lack of ornamentation on the exterior of the building. Stunning.

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Walldesign by Jasmina Cibic

I’m loving this subtle wallpaper with stark hand drawings of the wall trophy art by Jasmina Cibic.

Sunday families and hunting trophies. Photo souvenirs. The delicate lines of Jasmina Cibic settle on paper, crystallizing a moment of glory. Repeat to infinity, for a wallpaper in limited edition.

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$10,000 Kitchen Remodel

Creede over at Grassroots Modern is having a contest where you can vote on your favorite kitchen remodel. I particularly find the “Simple, Modern, Functional” kitchen to be inspirational. The owner, Summer, did a great job of taking a cramped space and making it much more open and usable.

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View $10,000 Kitchen Remodel here

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Loose Fit Experimental Building Materials

I love these ceramic experimental building materials.

Loose Fit is a family of experimental ceramic building materials. Traditional uses of ceramic in construction tend towards the decorative (terra cotta moldings) or the utilitarian (bricks, ceramic roof tiles). By directly engaging with the means and methods of material production—those both in the space of the computer and on the shop floor—new formal and performative possibilities emerge.

(Thanks Tim!)

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Keyless Lock

I like the idea of keyless locks, but often they look too space-age or just plain bizarre. This one is nice because it has a sliding panel to reveal the keypad and the handle itself is not too over designed.

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Availability: Buy Keyless Lock here

Resource: Total Bath

This small-scale sink is great for a lavatory with a tiny footprint because it’s 19″ deep and 15″ wide.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $414.00
Availability: Buy Resource: Total Bath here

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March

I love the simplicity of design and color scheme of home furnishings retailer, March in San Francisco. I would not have thought of painting both the exterior walls and the trim the same, dark color, but it looks amazing.

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View March here

Henry Wallpaper by Marcel Wanders

This Henry wallpaper appears textured by using clear glossed stripes mixed in with matte stripes. Pretty fantastic.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Henry Wallpaper by Marcel Wanders here

Wimbledon Necklace

I love this acrylic feather necklace stylized like the old school Wimbledon logo.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $32
Availability: Buy Wimbledon Necklace here

Fabrica Shop in Italy

I’m loving the surface treatments and interesting color palette at the Fabrica shop in Bologna, Italy. I especially love the cluster of black linen light shades.

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