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Deliciously Evoking Famous Artists: Caitlin Freeman’s Modern Art Desserts

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They don’t call it “the art of cooking” in vain. In her quest for delivering sweet goods, pastry chef Caitlin Freeman of Miette Bakery and Blue Bottle Coffee Company recreates famous modern art works. Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, and Piet Mondrian are just some of the artists evoked in the chef’s […]

Elegant Eco-friendly Ranch in California Reshaping Rural Family Life

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Updated to become an eco-friendly ranch, this original 160-acre homestead in California’s Chileno Valley was designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects for a young family with three children who love nature, tranquility and dreamy panoramic landscapes. Just three miles west of downtown Petaluma, California, this new barn house spreading over 2.498 square feet – the Hupomone Ranch – […]

Why Green Architecture Is The Perfect Investment for Your Home

  • Not all sustainable homes are ultra-modern. This traditional exterior is LEED-certified. Image Via: William Johnson Architect
  • Installing a few solar panels will drastically reduce your heating and cooling costs. Image Via: Mary Prince Photography
  • Sustainable homes tend to feature tons of natural light since its a great source of Vitamin D. Image Via: WA Design
  • Focus on using reclaimed materials in your exterior. This cutie uses bark and barn wood. Image Via:  Christopher Kellie Design Inc.

We all want to help the environment – or at least we know we should – but when it comes to actually implementing sustainable practices, the task often seems too daunting. Green architecture, in particular, has been given the unfortunate reputation of being too difficult and costly to implement in your own home. However, this […]

Subtly Twisting Geometry Inserted in Raw Nature: Discovery Centre in Canada

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Located in the Mont-Tremblant National Park in Québec, Canada, the Discovery Centre envisioned by Smith Vigeant Architects offers a stunning view of Lake Monroe and its surrounding hills and mountains. The building consists of three distinct sections: an amphitheater, a space for service facilities, and a discovery zone. A continuous band of rustic wood unfolds […]

Provocative Home Design Re-Shaping The Urban Australian Landscape

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Flaunting a rough geometric interplay of lines, this peculiar collection of volumes is actually a home designed by Of Diverse Research (ODR) Architects within an Australian neighborhood. An unfamiliar shape like this one can’t evoke anything less than a mixture of inspirational sources. Seen by its creators as “a chance for interpretation as opposed to duplication” […]

Innovation Alert For the Wallpaper Industry: Glamora Design Studio App [Video]

Presented as a useful tool for designers and architects, but also for anyone looking to add a colorful twist to their home, the Glamora Design Studio App by wallpaper company Glamora introduces a new method of interacting with wallpapers in general. The new application allows users to create visualizations in order to have an idea […]

Black Cube House in Poland Tailored for a Modern Family Life

There is a Black Cube House in Poland that cleverly hides its history. Unpretentious from the street – a dark wooden volume punctuated by bright green window and door details – it hides a calculated geometry in the back. Demonstrating a “total makeover of a typical polish family house from 70s of XX century”, the new Black […]

Stacked White Volumes Edged in Black: Sanibell Office Building in The Netherlands

RoosRos Architecten has developed a contemporary office building and a storage unit for Sanibell, manufacturer of quality ceramic hygiene ware, in Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands. With an appearance of being constructed from stacked white blocks, edged in black, the immaculate façade of the building is an ideal representation of the Sanibell philosophy and product repertoire. However, […]

Intriguing Three Garden Home in Belgium Revealing a Serene Life Balance

Positioned right on the edge of a residential area in De Pinte, Belgium, this intriguing home neighbors an enchanting small forest gathering all the benefits and pouring them inside. Villa Moerkensheide showcases a symmetric spatial configuration: three cubes around an equilateral triangle. Breaking the monotony, an asymmetric articulation at the carport connects the intriguing home to the street. Architects Dieter De Vos Architecten placed […]

Glittery Estate in California Revealing a Questionable Neoclassical Identity

Excessive luxury seems to be even more appreciated when joined by a theme. In the case of this glittery estate in Glendale’s College Hills neighborhood, California, USA, the owners opted for a “custom neoclassical style”, with columns and statues spread throughout. The massive white bastion comes with six bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, an art gallery, sauna, […]

Style and Functionality Shape Cross Stitch Wood Extension Inspired by an Inheritance 

Adding a wood extension to your crowded existing home might turn it into something out of a dream. Imagine your dream home – I bet you saw its front facade with your mind’s eye. But did you ever think that your home’s backside competes for your attention also? Additional spaces for your home can come […]

Inspired By Horseback Riding: Ergonomic Camou Chair by Christian Sjöström

Inspired by the posture used in horseback riding, Christian Sjöström has designed Camou, an everyday-use chair emphasizing on movement, variation and control of the body. The chair is designed in such a way that the user is “forced” to move, through the rocking function, but at the same time is in control and can change […]

Victorian Residence in Sydney Added a Vibrant, Contemporary Look

This four-bedroom Victorian residence in Paddington, Sydney, Australia has been recently converted into a sophisticated family home with contemporary amenities. Renovated by architect Luigi Rosselli, the residence features 231 square meters of living space, as well as inviting outdoor entertaining areas, a gas-heated swimming pool and off-street parking for two cars. The lush landscaping at the rear […]

Why You’ll Fall In Love With The Green Architecture Trend

A few decades ago, the concept of sustainable architecture was reserved for a small niche market. No one outside of the most diehard nature-fanatics would have given it a second thought, much less sought out ways to make their own homes more eco friendly. Today, however, it seems exactly the opposite. Companies are chomping at […]

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