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Inspiration: Black Glossy Floors

More proof that black isn’t going anywhere. I wish I would stop finding pictures of glorious black shiny floors, because it makes me itch to paint my own hardwood floors (that have absolutely nothing wrong with them).

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House 43, photos Dujardin Filip

OWI is a treasure trove of homes to break my heart against, I swear. This strange one has all sorts of odd choices, but the end result is honest and comfortable. Things to pay attention to: the unassuming facade, the atrium with retractable roof (of course), the staircase through the brick wall and the small glass floor portion below (shown lower right), huge metal bookcases filled to the brim, the lack of ‘finish’ to the ceilings, and about ten other things that I won’t list. It’s like a person you meet that seems sort of boring until you discover they are absolutely fascinating.

The Schaffer Residence, 1949 by John Lautner

If you saw the dreamy film “A Single Man” by Tom Ford, you were probably wondering about the lovely house in the center of the film. If you want it, you can have it for a mere 1.5 million.

Hidden in a wooded valley at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, the redwood, concrete & glass residence opens to the oak forest that influenced the form and orientation of the design. A meticulous restoration of systems, as well as surfaces, hardware & appliances has been completed. This published, world class architectural treasure incorporates open plan living, dining and den areas, two bedrooms, one & a half baths, laundry and attached two carport. In nature and apart, yet just 15 minutes to downtown Los Angeles.

Thanks to Matt for link!

Apartment FH, photos Vercruysse Frederik

Remember the post from a while ago, with me talking about how it was one of my favorite spaces? Well, color me happy, because I found more shots of it on OWI. That’s right, it sure is freaking awesome. You better be glad I can restrain myself, otherwise you’d get all 20 photos right here, right now.

Log House Study- Hans Liberg

Here’s an office/study on wheels that proves not all shacks have to be eyesores. Smart.

design by Piet Hein Eek, thomas mayer architecture

[via Make:]

More information:

View Log House Study- Hans Liberg here

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Inspiration: Workspace Vignettes

Often I’m tempted to fill my all walls with art and photos jammed all together, but these two smaller workspace shots that I ran across yesterday remind me that sometimes simple editing and a little breathing room can make much more of an impact.

On left: Nicola Finetti’s home
On right: Delfin-Postigo house

Inspiration: Bathroom (Showdown)

I’m planning on updating our bathroom once we eventually move back to the US, and so far these two photos top the list of my starting reference point. I’ve always like the penny tile (especially dark like on the left) but there’s something incredibly clean and refreshing about all white bathrooms. Hmm, which direction to go…

Inspiration: Picture Frame Collection

I love the how the art display in this room adds interest to a section of (what looks to be) a huge white wall. The low cabinet running the length of the room also helps to anchor and focus the eye as well. (Lighting fixture: Random Light)

Inspiration: Dining Room (Vogue Living Australia)

I promise I won’t dissect each inspiration photo I post, but this one is tempting. I’ll just say that it’s a great mix of modern treatments (ceiling curve, kitchen cabinets) with some interesting ‘pops’ (crazy patterns of seating nook, gold door at back left) to keep it far from boring.

Photos: Scott Weston Architecture Design (for Vogue Living Australia).

Interior: Office, Bookshelves

Another inspiration image from my personal cache… as much as I love how minimalism looks, it’s pretty unrealistic for most of us. The lived in feel of this office feels welcoming and I really like how every available inch of wall space is used for storage or display.

Interior: Black kitchen, Brown sofa

This is by far one of my favorite spaces. The black/brown/grey color scheme is classic and I love how simple and eclectic it feels.

To see more: APARTMENT FH

Ty DIY Shower Curtain

Need a bathroom makeover? Customize it with some style, YOUR style.The Ty Shower Curtain is blank, white shower curtain / marker set that allows you to simply draw your own custom designs.

Dimensions: Height: 72 in / 183 cm, Width: 60 in / 152 cm
Color: White with your choice of blue, green or black permanent marker.
Material: 100% High-Density Polyethylene (Recyclable) and nickel plated metal grommets.

[via Design Milk]

Purchase Information:

Price: $33.00
Availability: Buy Ty DIY Shower Curtain here

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Eastvold Custom Cabinets

If you’re in the market for a new kitchen or bath, check out the custom cabinetry by Eastvold located in Minnesota. They’re a full service design firm and design and install the cabinets and are there from beginning to end of the process.

PaperBoy wallpaper & fabric

Have you ever found wallpaper choices lacking for a boy’s room? Well, you’ll be happy to hear there’s a new line specifically tailored for boys, but cool enough to put elsewhere. I personally like the paper called ‘Animal Magic’ (right) where the skeleton is slightly shinier than the silhouette, giving an xray feel to an otherwise innocent design.

Prices per 10metre roll start at £ 78.

Purchase Information:

Price: £78.00
Availability: Buy PaperBoy wallpaper & fabric here

Teeny Tiles

You might have seen these before, but considering they usually ship out in 48 hours, they might be a good gift idea if you’re still running around trying to find stuff. Whether intended as tilework in a kitchen or bathroom or as a magnet, it’d be a great way to memorialize favorite images (good or bad) of your friends or family.

2? 2? .25? ceramic tiles printed with your images.
Each Teeny Tile comes with an adhesive magnet that you can apply to the back of the tile.

Holiday sale price is $3.99 (normal cost is $5.00).

[via Incredible Things]

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.99
Availability: Buy Teeny Tiles here

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