Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Self-renovated by the owners, fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi, this LA bungalow nestles neatly somewhere between Japanese and Scandinavian influences (Both born is Japan, Alexander with a special fondness for eBay-sourced mid-century furniture). The couple approached the project with a light touch, using the existing features to their fullest potential. Existing kitchen wall cabinets were raised to create the feel of more space, original oak floor were simply refinished, and windows outfitted with brass hardware. And the surgically styled collection of furniture and ceramics doesn't hurt either. For more, visit Remodelista.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Sara Antunes and Mário Ferreira of Lisbon's SAMF designed the Casa dos Caseiros, a caretakers residence in a vineyard region of Portugal. The design draws strongly from traditional farmhouse vernacular, but definitely pulls and stretches at our expectations. Iconic forms of white and tera cotta are emboldened by large swaths of blue woodwork, creating a recognizable but compelling space. For more, visit dezeen. Photos by José Campos.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
For those of us who prefer white paint, open floor space, and no-nonsense furnishings, the work of Belgium's Maat is just the ticket. Designed by architects Stefaan Platteau and Carlo Seminck, the company's thoughtful, acute design language is as simple as it is appealing. Made from Oak or Walnut, the pieces draw attention to their fine-tuned proportion and quality craftsmanship.
Available in the US through NYC retailer Lapere. Visit Remodelista to read the original article.