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14 Inspiring Custom-Built Modern Cat Houses Revealed at LA Fundraising Event

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All cat lovers out there will be pleased to see sculptural, artistic modern cat houses that not only provide their furry little pets with shelter and climbing fun, but also decorate modern interiors. And when you add a social dimension, you get the best of both worlds. These 14 intricate modern cat houses were especially built by […]

What is a LEED Certified Home?

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LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program for green building. There are numerous levels and ratings within this certification program that recognize best-in-class building strategies for homes, offices, new construction, schools, hospitals, retail and much more. LEED is designed to be flexible and far-reaching, opening the doors to ALL development […]

Your Luffa Sponge Paved the Way to Modern 3D Acoustic Tiles

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What do you get when you mix a natural material used in a new way with a conscious choice of saving the eco-system? You get that distinctive feeling of being part of the solution, instead of the problem. Brazilian born designer Mauricio Affonso of LuffaLab found a way to create acoustic tiles from the tropical vine plant […]

Expansive Rotterdam Market Hall Shaped Like A Giant Horse Shoe by MVRDV

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From nine o’clock in the morning, until eight o’clock in the evening, the inhabitants of Rotterdam will have a chance to evaluate fresh food and other goodies inside a new massive arch-shaped venue. The Rotterdam Market Hall was described by the architects at MVRDV as “a sustainable combination of food, leisure, living and parking, fully […]

Ingenious Modern Makeover Reviving Malay Urban Heritage

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With elegance and grace, a modern makeover can bring back the focus on living rather than preserving. And not just any kind of living. Owners of this remarkably renovated Peranakan shophouse in Singapore can pride themselves on enjoying an updated version of a home that served both as a residence and for commercial purposes. Known as the 17BR-House, […]

Secluded Home Overlooking River Views Beyond a Glass Wall Fireplace

There is no doubt when it comes to Specht Harpman‘s architectural talent and hard work. Homes like this light-filled Upper West Side apartment or the New Canaan Residence developed by Specht Harpman in Connecticut stay with us thanks to their elegance, simplicity and charm. Now it’s time for the Weston Residence to shine bright and refresh our inspiration […]

Contemporary Sofa Design Gathered in Curvy Collection

We see rounded design lines all around, in organic forms and man-made designs. They tell the story of continuity and inspire designers to use their elegance to create objects we surround ourselves. Desforma furniture comes to meet the needs and desires of those looking for sleek furniture design to decorate their homes with. The designers […]

Contemporary Beach House Exposing Its Steel Structure and Wooden Decking in Lebanon

Located in the seaside town of Amchit, in Lebanon, this 430 square-meter home developed by BLANKPAGE Architects stands out due to its unconventional design. The contemporary beach house (photographed by Ieva Saudargaitė) showcases a layering of wooden decks and a minimal steel structure which supports the slabs together with the discreet glass enclosure. According to […]

The 10 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Let’s face it: No one wants to have to go running for a drip bucket every time it rains. Not only is having to stay on top of the weather forecast annoying and impractical, but that one small drip symbolizes a larger roofing issue – and we all know that roofing issues mean an investment […]

Industrial-Style Loft in San Francisco Showcasing an Impressive Design

Located in South Beach, San Francisco, USA, this contemporary loft discovered on Teedhaze comes with 2,200 square feet of live/work space and audacious brick and wood finishes. The apartment consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, working areas and large outdoor areas. As you step inside, the feeling of space is overwhelming. This is due to […]

Remarkable Family Apartment Embellished With Luminous Vertical Gardens

Perfect for a small family, this apartment in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine was imagined as focusing on its main attraction feature: expansive panoramas of the city and the Dnieper River. Ukrainian design team SVOYA studio imagined a collection of interiors that would offer the young married couple and their child a feelings of ease, serenity and coziness. Inspired by the […]

Mar de Luz Modern Mansion in Peru Showcasing Luxurious Transparency

Not even strong winds can withstand the power of good architecture and this is proven by the contemporary Mar de Luz Mansion rising near the National Park of Paracas in Peru. Designed by architectural studio Oscar Gonzalez Moix, this home provides owners with a clear view of the picturesque bay from almost every room in the house, even from […]

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

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

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 – […]

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