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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

Erosion Sink by Gore Design Co.

Whoa. This sink is a show stopper. Each one is 100% custom made, so expect to pay around $3500. Sinks can be shipped internationally.

[via New York Ecospaces]

Purchase Information:

Price: $3500.00
Availability: Buy Erosion Sink by Gore Design Co. here

Chalkboard Walls

Remodelista did a post recently on blackboard walls; some of the pictures have me wishing I had more wall space to play around with.

Also, they give a great link to Abacus Construction Index which provides a great overview of different chalkboard paint suppliers.

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Fabric Markers on Furniture

Pamela Bell invited her daughter’s class to decorate their muslin covered sofas with fabric markers (and maybe some paint by the looks of it). While it might not be for everyone, it’s a great way to personalize a piece of furniture and make your home a little bit edgier. Also, check out the super wide fridge with the magnetic chalkboard cover.

[via nytimes]

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.19
Availability: Buy Fabric Markers on Furniture here

Tolstrup’s Beach Chalet

Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama has designed a beach house that’s fit to post on all the blogs today. Within the confines of a very tiny plot of land, the cabin takes advantage of the view and provides sleeping arrangements for a family of four. Nicely done.

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Olle Lundberg’s Cabin

Check out the pool/water tank from this cabin by Olle Lundberg of Lundberg Design. It’s the perfect example of how a little elbow grease and a lot of creative thinking (and, uh, also some money) can make a delightful weekend home.

…Aside from his original purchase, his only cost was materials, which came to about $150,000, Mr. Lundberg said; to have the cabin built would have cost roughly $750,000, he estimated.
Mr. Lundberg has built most of the cabin himself, but his staff has contributed plenty of work. Three or four times a year, Mr. Lundberg holds “building parties,” in which employees help Mr. Lundberg with tasks like pouring the foundation, putting up wood framing and installing windows.
It may sound like forced labor, but it’s accompanied by kegs of beer and golf outings, and Mr. Lundberg and Ms. Breuer make the cabin available to employees when they aren’t using it. – Raul A. Barreneche

[via AT]

(I think I’ve spied that interior fireplace/living room in one of DWR‘s product placement shots too…but I can’t remember which one)

Elizabeth 2-Roll Wallpaper Set

This pattern is lovely with the dark grey and hot pink…a nice color combination.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Available from: nestliving

Green Roofs/Wall Panels

Audrey over at the Dwell Blog wrote a short article about green roofs that’s worth a look. Installation is not as simple as I’m sure we’d all like to believe, but when done right, green roofs can have important economic benefits that add up into one smart investment.

When looking through some of the companies offering green roof systems, there was some impressive photos of Green Wall Panels by G-SKY that had me imagining my second floor patio walls completely covered in greenery. Might be just the thing for those of us who can’t quite commit (or afford) to redo our roofs yet, but still want to scratch that itch of ‘green-ing’ our home a little bit more. Pricing depends on plant selections, wall type, and overall size.

There’s also ELT Living Walls (not shown), which are a bit more accessible (and affordable, starting at $189.00).

(photo on upper left
[via Dwell Blog]

Bela Cintra 1235 by Triptyque Archtitecture

This apartment by Triptyque Architecture has a few excellent examples of minimal concrete pieces worth filing away for reference. Plus, the wrap around curvy bookcase is something special. (Note: this particular cantilevered concrete kitchen island/table completely screams ‘hire a professional’…definitely not within a DIY realm. If proof exists otherwise, please let me know.)

[via (the always inspirational) dezeen]

McFetridge Wallpaper

Check out these graphic wallpapers by McFetridge, available at pottok prints.


all of us roll
, 5 yards long:$125.00, Buy it here.
(sample: 25 x 15″, $12.00)

dead trees roll, 5 yards long: $140.00, Buy it here.
(sample: 25 x 15″, $12.00)

aquatic roll, 5 yards long: $150.00, Buy it here.
(sample: 25 x 15″, $12.00)

lines forest roll, 5 yards long: $140.00, Buy it here.
(sample: 25 x 15″, $12.00)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00-$150.00
Availability: Buy McFetridge Wallpaper here