New Favorite Website: The Selby

The Selby features portraits of notable personalities in their homes as photographed by Todd Selby. All the homes are pretty interesting. The home of paola kudacki and james penfold is pretty fantastic.

Home 00 by Studio i-29

Amsterdam’s i29 has done it again with the 00 House. This 1614 square feet home appears to be quite large due to the expansive wood floors and open spaces. The large movable walls allow for changing the space when necessary.

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Open shower

I’m trying to figure out how add a shower to a narrow half bath by taking over a closet to get some extra room. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of room to take any more width, so there’s not really a way to add a shower door or other major division.

This small bath separates the lavatory from the shower with a simple step down, but keeps the flooring and wall tiled with the same glass mosaic to give the feeling of a larger space instead of smaller fractured spaces. The drain in the floor and simple shower head doesn’t take a lot of space and because there’s not a door, the space feels more open.

Also, the little perch for shampoo and soap is not obtrusive into the space, yet perfect for the necessities.

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Wall of Books at Philip Wood and Tanya Ketenjian’s home

Okay, so the remodel posts are supposed to be less about furniture, and more about actual construction or remodeling your home, but this wall of books sort of qualifies because you would want to actually attach these to your wall for stability, but in this case Philip used two Expedit shelves from Ikea and stacked them.

Anyway, I love the look of tall stacks of books because they add a real sense of warmth without clutter (assuming it’s all books spines and not knick-knacks you’re looking at).

Also, I’ve met Philip through one of my best friends who is a Citizen-Citizen designer, and Phillip is just an all around down to earth, cool guy.

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The lovely home of Abigail Ahern

This place is sooooo inspirational. It’s the perfect mixture of old and new.

Made LLC portfolio

Here is the lovely portfolio of Made LLC, and there is a great mix of simplicity and depth to these rooms.

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Renovation by Eggleston Farkas Architects

Check out this amazing renovation of the Cavehill house by architecture firm Eggleston Farkas. When you live somewhere where the land is worth a lot more than the house, then having an architect-designed home becomes a somewhat viable option.

Correctional Facility in Styria, Austria

You know you’re in trouble when you like the looks of a jail more than you like your own home.

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U flat by Paritzki Liani architects

The multi-purpose ‘white cube’ home has movable walls so the home this 576 square foot home can accommodate a guest room and an extra bedroom for when the owner’s daughter comes to stay on weekends.

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RBW Core House

This remodel of a 500 square foot home in Houston’s third ward shows that you can really take an old space and make it modern. As part of a Rice Architecture building program, Nonya Grenader and Danny Samuels inject life into this old home and create one large space by ripping out all the walls and making a functional core containing electrical and the bathroom in the center, with a kitchen and ‘bedroom’ on the outside of the core.

Functionally, this bears a great resemblance to Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, which also has a central functional core containing both the electrical and the bathroom, with the kitchen and bedrooms along the perimeter of the core.

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More information:

View RBW Core House here

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Z-Glass Tumbleweed house

Looks like Tumbleweed the Tiny House Company has just added a modern structure to their catalog. You can buy the plans for this 392 square foot home for only $495.

They estimate construction costs to be around $100 to $200 per square foot depending on region, so expect to pay between $40,000 to $80,000.

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00 for plans
Availability: Buy Z-Glass Tumbleweed house here

Idea: Non-functioning fireplace

I’m not sure if you’ve had the distinct displeasure of getting an estimate for repairing a non-working fireplace, but let me tell you, it’s more than you probably care to spend. I know it’s certainly more than I care to spend. Anyway, this post started out being about bath planning (hence the photo via Kohler featuring the Provinity vanity), but then I found this fantastic image of a non-functioning fireplace filled with fire wood.

Now say that five times fast.

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Studio Ilse

Here’s another inspiring interior project from Studio Ilse. It’s an interesting juxtaposition between both industrial and ornate, and stark and colorful.

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More information:

View Studio Ilse here

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting transforms rooms into modern spaces because unlike a traditional fixture, it doesn’t break the ceiling space, but instead provides a nice consistent light throughout the room.

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More information:

View Recessed Lighting here

Thor Place by ODOS architects

I was perusing the lovely Below the Clouds today and came across the portfolio of ODOS architects. The Thor Place is heartbreakingly beautiful. It is so modern and simple with an amazing use of space.