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Beckman Guest House Remodel

I love the simple treatments on this Swedish guest house remodel by DAP.

More information here.

(This post’s link was updated 11/19/09.)

Vola Faucet by Arne Jacobsen and woods wallpaper

I would love to use the woods wallpaper in a kitchen. It does seem to be a little ubiquitous right now, but i still think it would look great.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: £1,224.00
Availability: Buy Vola Faucet by Arne Jacobsen and woods wallpaper here

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Waterworks .25 line

I like the slim lines of this shower head from Waterworks.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $847
Availability: Buy Waterworks .25 line here

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Graham and Brown Wallpaper

Apparently this is old news, but Graham and Brown is now available at Target (online only) and it’s suitable for renters b/c it’s non-woven backing allows for quick and easy removal.

Double Wallpaper Roll
Features Printed Design
Strippable Paper Non-Woven Fabric Backing
Wipe with a Damp Cloth Surface
Covers 56.0 Sq. Feet
Paper Paste Sold Separately

Purchase Information:

Price: $74.99
Availability: Buy Graham and Brown Wallpaper here

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Free Standing Shower

This is an interesting interpretation of a shower. This is a remodel of the Woodside House in Auckland by the Strahan Group Architects.

You could create the same effect with custom glass which you can get locally. You can also get the shower head very economically for only $50. You can use your existing shower piping or your plumber can get it for you.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49
Availability: Buy Free Standing Shower here

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Penny Tile

Penny tile is really quite versatile. It can be used on floors and walls in old homes and new construction alike. It can even be used in both residential and commercial without looking out of place.

I love the look in this home. And, at $5.75 a square foot it’s fairly economical too.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.75
Availability: Buy Penny Tile here

Oblo Wallmount Faucet

I love these wall mount faucets. They really give an opportunity to create a serene space with not a lot of clutter or ornamentation.

EllenDue Vanity

I love these simple and well-executed cement wall hung basins.

[posted by kris]

More information:

View EllenDue Vanity here

Bulthaup b2

And on the other side of the spectrum of affordability, we have the Bulthaup b2 line, which I find completely stunning. I like the two free-standing, austere looking cabinets which hide almost an entire kitchen. One wall could house your oven/stove and sink and then you could have the two cabinets for everything else, allowing you to lighten the visual weight of a kitchen by getting rid of the typical wall cabinets. Additionally, the free standing cabinets almost create a sort of separation without needing a looming wall.

bulthaup gets its visions from the consistent observation of the living and eating habits of people from all over the world. bulthaup b2 is responsive to modern lifestyles, such as single-person or twoperson households, or even “patchwork families”, and is the perfect kitchen for nomads or pioneers in creating a home, living and thinking. . The design was developed in collaboration with the renowned design firm EOOS in Vienna. With their method of “poetical analysis”, the designers take a very special approach to the development of new products. Formative factors of image, ritual and received wisdom are brought together and synthesized. “The result of this cooperation is unconventional, convincing and independent: bulthaup b2 defines the entire kitchen as a changeable system, and is thereby synonymous with the “versatile kitchen of today and tomorrow,” says Gerd Bulthaup. bulthaup b2 will be on display at selected bulthaup partner shops across the world beginning in fall of 2008.

[posted by kris]

More information:

View Bulthaup b2 here

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Sorbo Kitchen

I have to say that the options for Ikea kitchen cabinets really make the idea of an affordable, modern kitchen a reality. Here, the Akurum cabinets are completed with the Sorbo doors and Metrik handles.

[posted by kris]

Stainless Steel Counter/Mirror Wall

What a great use of light and space. The stainless steel counter is stunning and also notable is the clever use of a mirror on a wall to create the illusion of more space. I usually find mirrored walls to be sort of repulsive, but in this case it gives the illusion of a much larger space.

More project information at Paritzki & Liani Architects.

P/I apartment staircase, Paritzki & Liani Architects

Whoa, take a look at this staircase. I like how it just disappears into the floor and blends with the wall. My only concern is the lack of railing, I’d be afraid of falling. I guess you’d just have to stay aware and not walk around with your eyes closed.

Paritzki & Liani Architects
[found via mopu42]

Sub-Zero Interactive Kitchen Vignettes

If you’re pretty sure you’re going to pick Subzero appliances for your kitchen remodel (or if you just have some time to kill), you can play around with appliance, cabinet, floor, and wall colors with their Interactive Kitchen Vignettes. It’s kind of fun.

Natural Cork Mosaic Tile

Take a look at this penny sized cork tile- I really like the look and it gets a bunch of points for being recycled from the cork stopper industry’s by-product.

“Cork Mosaic Tile in this 1″ Penny Round style is perfect for walls and floors and even ceilings and is water resistant. So easy to install and seal for a waterproof and insulating flooring or wall covering. Sold by approximately 1 square foot (.92 sq ft per sheet)and comes in double sheets measuring 11.5 x 23(1.84 sq.ft. double sheet) for faster installation.”

$14.95

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.95
Available from: modwalls

RAYDOOR Systems

I’ve been looking for quite a while now for a sliding interior door and it’s been pretty hard to find something that fits the space, so I’ve bridged out into getting some quotes for the custom arena. So far it seems the opening is too large to have anything custom made and still be within my budget, so I’m going to have to keep looking or save up some more moolah. But, for those of you that have standard sized openings (lucky you), Raydoor has the right sort of modern look. Might be worth checking out.

Raydoor has continually focused on creating beautiful panels that permit light to travel through your space while at the same time dampening sound transmission…The success of Raydoor can be attributed to the pioneering features of the product such as our telescoping sliding wall that has no floor tracks, the simplicity of installation and our ability to address your budget with various price points.

[posted by katie]

More information:

View RAYDOOR Systems here