RENOVATE

Hardiman Street Extension

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s got the most spatial tricks of them all? Not only is this extension by ODR architects in Melourne, Australia, superbly done (just take a look at the before picture), but they’ve also employed mirrors in various areas to increase visual space and light. Case in point, the kitchen backsplash and on walls- both of which trick the eye into seeing double the space. And, if you’ve got any bad memories of 80’s interiors that used mirrors in an unfortunate way, this place will have you seeing shiny, reflective surfaces in an entirely new light. A few more photos below from Architectism.
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2213 House Numbers

How about some new numbers to update your home’s facade? You just can’t go wrong with these very cool numbers from 2213. They’re made of steel and powder coated, so they may even last longer than your house. And, don’t tell anyone else, but I think these might just be slightly better than the styling of the Neutra Numbers. (sacrilege!)
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Price: $30.00
Available from: 2213

Tiny Transforming Apartment

What the what!?! Eight funcional spaces packed into 420 square feet- how is that even possible? Well, turns out when you’ve got clever minds put to the task, a few ingenious solutions will double the storage space. Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, is the mastermind of this small-yet-large studio space, and, after you see the video below, you can see more pics (before and after) at Life Edited.
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Tom Kundig Collection

Maybe you can’t yet afford an Olson Kundig house, but you might just be able to splurge on some special Kundig hardware. There’s twenty-five cut-and-folded steel products- from cabinet pulls to various door hardware- each fabricated by 12th Avenue Iron. As usual, prepare your wallet for specialty hardware prices ($19+ per drawer pull will add up pretty quickly).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00 and up
Available from: http://www.12thavenueiron.com/

Pangal Cabin, EMa Arquitectos

Every once in a while I sneak over to tumblr to get my fix of interior images. Sometimes there’s nothing that catches the eye, but today, thankfully, the Pangal Cabin by EMa Arquitectos popped up on the collective/random radar. At 60 sq. meters (that’s 646 sq ft.), it’s about the size of a studio apartment, yet with the large windows and staggered layout it feels much larger. Of course, having a deck, lap pool, and commanding view of the landscape certainly doesn’t hurt. Located in Casablanca, Chile.
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Santa Barbara Auto Camp

Remember Matthew Hofmann from the HofArc Airstream Renovation? Well, he’s recently opened an all-Airstream hotel in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Four vintage Airstream trailers from the ’50s to ’70s have all undergone interior renovations- three have completely updated modern interiors and one has been restored to its original splendor with new finishes, systems and appliances. Called the Santa Barbara Auto Camp, each trailer is available for around $120 – $150 per night. More images, background and info from HofArc below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00 per night
Available from: Santa Barbara Auto Camp

Neutra in Europe

How about some Richard Neutra interiors for your Thursday fix? In 2010, Iwaan Baan documented all of Neutra’s houses in Europe built between 1960-1970, specifically focusing on how each space is being used today.
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View Neutra in Europe here

Source: L'Esprit Nouveau

Dark Bookcase Wallpaper

If dark, moody, bookcases are your sort of thing, but you don’t have the budget to drop $10-20k for floor to ceiling shelves, don’t forget about wallpaper. The bookcase series by mineheart works for a focus wall, a nook, or a whole room, but do keep in mind the larger the wall, the more obvious the repeat might be. Done thoughtfully, it’s just the thing to add a little ambience to an otherwise boring area.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £70.00
Available from: mineheart

GMG House by Pedro Gadanho

If you lack any bravery when it comes to bold colors in your home, just take a look at the GMG House by Pedro Gadanho. Even if you don’t particularly like the colors chosen, you can see how color plays an important part in defining the space- red for the powder room or light turquoise for the stairs- and how it can add energy and movement to a large space. Plus, just think of how easy it would be to guide visitors to certain places: “The powder room? Sure, just go up the turquoise staircase and look down the hall for the red pod.” To see Pedro Gadanho’s other projects, visit his blog shrapnelcontemporary.

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View GMG House by Pedro Gadanho here

Source: Yatzer

Color Feature Walls

Just when you thought you were over feature walls, a few photos pop up that have you itching to pick up a paintbrush. Here are just a few images that show how color on just one wall (or in a closet) can add depth and interest to a room; maybe have a think about if your home would benefit from a little color jab somewhere?
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Marble Wallpaper

What to do when you love the marble look on walls but can’t quite stomach the bill? Marble wallpaper, of course. And, even better, this wallpaper is from Ferm Living’s WallSmart line, which is a non-woven paper that is easier and faster to hang (apply paste to wall and then apply paper).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: Ferm Living

HUS-1

This remarkable cabin on the Swedish West coast is designed by Torsten Ottesjö. With a keen sense of scale, Ottesjö has thoughtfully laid out distinct areas for food prep, eating, and sleeping in 25 square meters. The thinking behind such a project is explained on Ottesjö’s website, with more photos showing the unique curved construction and building details.

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View HUS-1 here

Source: iGNANT.de

Paint Pen

This is one of those no-brainer products that probably should have been invented a long time ago. When you finish painting a room, load up the Paint Pen and it will be in reserve for any quick touch-ups in the future.  Great for small apartments and condos where you can’t afford the room to store paint cans. I haven’t seen these in person, but it seems like these could be a great tool for artists as well.

Set of 2, $19.99

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Paint Pen here

Source: Incredible Things

numbermyhouse

If your house facade needs new numbers, be sure to check out these options from Canadian company numbermyhouse*. Best of all, no drilling is required, as they have a super strong peel-and-stick adhesive backing. If you happen to have rockwork or another tricky surface, you’ll need to add some stand-off kits ($5 per letter) to accommodate the unevenness. You can also customize lowercase letters or a special font, just email them for a quote. Pick any size from 6″ to 16″ tall.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: numbermyhouse

Art Gallery Inspiration

Finding inspiration for a specific project can take up tons of time, especially as it’s easy to get sucked into the vortex of Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. I recently have been rethinking hanging some existing art in a new random way, and just in case you were too, here are some of the images I’ve bookmarked as favorites. (Most of the images we’ve bookmarked via Tumblr have unlisted sources, which is a shame, but luckily some are linked correctly. If you know more info, please comment and/or email us and we’ll add it in.)
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