31 August 2013

Row on 25th / Houston

Who wouldn't live in these row houses??

"The shell of the house is a very simple form, no turns or intersecting roof sections.  This allowed me to use solid but inexpensive framing and roofing crews.  We are always looking for the point where simplicity and luxury meet."  says Matthew Ford of Shade House Development from Houston, specializing in green construction.

Matthew and Tina Ford

Photography Jack Thompson

30 August 2013

Green Brooklyn

Lindsay and Fitzhugh's love for Scandinavian simplicity started out in their childhood years spent in the country.  They have strong affection for that Scandinavian summer home look and feel.  This is their masterpiece:  a country cottage in the city.  They are what I would call "reclaimed addicts"...  Everything from salvaged caged ship lights to driftwoods to cast iron sinks.  Name it, they found it!  They make furniture too.  

How do you feature such unique finds in the home??  Simple --  Benjamin Moore's Super White paint.

Photography Liz Vidyarthi

29 August 2013

Pop culture in an 1890 townhouse

I'm not much of a colour person -- my wardrobe, my accessories, my home.  But sometimes I just like shocking pink!  This 1860 townhouse in London is my home's alter-ego.

via Living Etc. 

Photography Richard Powers

25 August 2013

Black + White in Stockholm / Therese Sonnerholt

What better combination than art director|graphic print designer Therese Sonnerholt and interior stylist Lotta Agaton?  Therese' graphic quotes have been circulating the blogs for some time now.  Her home is just as tasteful, sharp, and witty -- It is a winner!  

for Residence Magazine

24 August 2013

Ohh those Danes!

Hello Saturday!!  I can't even express how excited I am to set foot in this Scandinavian bistro this weekend!  It brings me back to my short visit in Oslo where my Norwegian coworkers then feasted on shrimp and dill sandwiches for lunch.  Aamann's-Coppenhagen is said to be the newest Nordic hangout in Tribeca.  Sanne Ytting collaborated with Adam Aamann of Coppenhagen to represent the flavours of their homeland here in New York.  Remodelista aptly labeled " Adam Aamann, the man who made open-faced sandwiches chic again."  The space itself is designed by Anders Busk Faarborg of Fobsi Studio in Copenhagen.  Blonde woods and white -- typically Scandinavian!

via bon-vivant.dk

Arne Jacobsen chairs from
Fritz Hansen

Brooklyn's Evil Twin Brewing on tap
Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso

Notice the Sort-of-Coal water carafes!

 Images by Marta S McAdams/Remodelista 
and Honest Cooking

23 August 2013

IKEA Wall of Fame / My home

I do prefer empty walls at times.  It gives the eyes some space to rest and travel to other highlighted collections.  But I might have to say goodbye to my IKEA Wall of Fame, inspired by 2013 catalogue page 28...  

IKEA 2013

Debating whether or not to place my new TV above the ODDA bench, or perhaps creating a wall of vintage posters -- my mind is in a whirl, finding it rather difficult to say goodbye to the calming white.  There is a collage wall where the Avignon poster sits, and I think it is winning the heart of my other art pieces waiting for a place to call home.  The TV is a whole other story...