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Black Apartment

When design agency The Apartment was working on a conversion of the old Chelsea YMCA into the apartment of Ad Agency head Cindy Gallop (BBH), she told them “at night, i want to feel like I’m in a Shanghai nightclub…” which they took and ran with, deciding to make the interior feel as if you’re inside a black lacquer box.

It’s worth a look.

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Planhaus bath

It’s refreshing to see a beautiful bath space that doesn’t require tiles everywhere. The nice simple wooden sink (although I think I would worry too much about the upkeep) and the horizontal-mount mirror and the wall-mount faucet brings it all together. It’s perfect how the alignment is slightly askew.

To create this look in your own bath remodel, you can get the faucet for under $300 here. The mirror is pretty much a no-brainer. Start at Ikea and work your way up as your budget allows. The sink is more difficult to locate but since I have a problem with the idea of wood, I would probably use something like the Omvivo washplane or the erosion sink, which can be custom made to any length.

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Summer Cottage

I love this tiny prototype summer cottage by Dorte Mandrup Architects. The space, which is roughly 110 square feet, appears to have only enough room for a bed and some books.

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DÅTID OBI M50 AN Anthracite Oven

Oh. My. Goodness.

Is it wrong that I really want this built in anthracite oven? I’m not even working on a kitchen remodel (other than the dream kitchen in my mind). Just as a starting place I can really picture the rest of the kitchen in the subtle tones that aren’t quite jet-black, but just a subdued dark grey color.

Outstanding.

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Price: $599
Availability: Buy DÅTID OBI M50 AN Anthracite Oven here

Aslvik Faucet

Okay, so this isn’t the Vola faucet I’ve been coveting, but it IS almost 90% cheaper.

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Price: $129
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Vadar House

This is an amazing remodel done by architecture graduate students in Philadelphia. They purchased an old garage and completely renovated it from front to back. The subtle transition from public space to private is inspiring. You can view the entire Flikr set here.

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BlobWall

The BlobWall is an interesting alternative to traditionaly building materials. Each “blob” is made of lightweight recyclable plastic and can be mass produced.

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Omvivo Washplane Revisited

We originally posted the Omvivo Washplane over three years ago, but I thought it was time for a revisit since they’ve come out with more color and material options.

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Gotland Cottage

Here’s a stunning summer cottage in the Baltic Island of Gotland. I love the simple treatments and major architectural statements. The loft is amazing, and I really like the light and airy kitchen.

The important thing to consider when trying to achieve a space like this is super smooth walls (this requires skim coating) and nice floors of a high quality, such as a nice real wood. The large windows also help, as well as the raised ceilings and skylights. Mainly though, attention to detail is important for achieving the feel of a nice modern structure.

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Tetris Tiles

I probably played Tetris for hours on end in 6th grade. I have been reacquainted with Tetris recently while at a friend’s house who still has her old Nintendo, so it’s great to see it being used here in a home application. I’m not quite sure it would be a match in my home, but I do really love the idea. Perfect for a kids bath perhaps?

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IChime programmable doorbell

Here’s a doorbell which can be programmed to record custom sounds by loading it with mp3’s.

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Price: $89.95
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Plat Shower

This slim line drain is pretty amazing.

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I29 Architects

I stumbled upon the I29 architecture portfolio today and I have to say that I was blown away by how they created lovely, small spaces which in which every detail is considered. In this space they managed to fit a tiny kitchen in a very narrow space without it looking like they were skimping on anything.

Another thing I noticed while perusing the portfolio is that they seem to use very simple materials, such as cement, plywood, walnut and simple drywall. Here’s where the craftsmanship and architecture comes into play, making it a simple, modern space.

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Space Mural

In the right home, and on the right wall–this astronaut mural just might work. Think hallways or on a small wall. Mount it flush with the bottom of the floor and paint the rest of the wall above it a matte black.

8’10” w x 6’4″ h

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Price: $68.08
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Inspiring attic space

Look at this light filled attic space! I love the simplicity. The large, rustic wood planks and the simple treatments really make this a great space.

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