My Planet Poliform – Simple Kitchen

The "My Planet" kitchen from Poliform falls under a style that I would call "contemporary simple". The cabinetry is all one color making it easy on the eyes and less likely to clash with rooms that branch out from the kitchen. The simple design creates a "put away" look where the kitchen is orderly and organized with a minimal amount of clutter. Cabinetry is available in black, white and oak. More information: here. via … Continue Reading

James May Builds Himself a Real LEGO House

If you have a passion for cars you may have heard about James May. The guy is producer and co-presenter on one of Britain’s best TV Shows, Top Gear. Also known as Captain Slow, James is more than just a guy with a passion for engines. He also loves LEGO and to prove that he’s serious about it, after beer with the “mates” he decided to build — entirely from LEGO pieces  — a real two-storey house, where he’ll live upon completion. Located in the middle of the Denbies Wine Estate, in Dorking, UK, the building is going to use 3 million colorful bricks, will feature a Lego toilet and LEGO furniture. – via “The idea first came up over a beer, … Continue Reading

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Suburban Living on the Edge – Steel Bridge Cantilever House

If living in the suburbs could ever be considered edgy, it would have to be in an unusual, unique and uncanny house such as this one. Odd angles abound, mixed materials define variegated spaces and above it all looms an incredible cantilevered bridge supporting gathering, living, cooking and eating spaces designed by Maddison Architects with views out in all directions. Sleeping, bathing and more private programmatic activities are contained in concrete masonry section that is nearly the conceptual opposite of the bridge portion – buried, thick, heavy and solid. This section contrasts with the wide-open windowed expanses of the upper … Continue Reading

Bathtubs for Cool Bathroom Ideas – new bathtub collection InOut by Agape

seen on Trendir Before you dig in on your next renovation, however big or small, check out these cool bathroom ideas and the new bathtub collection by Agape. Inspired around the stylish InOut bathtub designs, these nice bathtubs will become the apex of your bathroom project. Sure to inspire some chic bathroom style, this bathtub will suit any space and every style, thanks to its versatility. This design by Benedini Associati features a minimalist all-white finish and is available in a range of options: freestanding or corner, inset or recessed installation. To further suit your style, these nice bathtubs offer ease with hardware: taps … Continue Reading

Form Us With Love - The Hood Lamp

Form Us With Love | The HOOD Lamp

The HOOD lamp was created for the Swedish manufacturer Ateljé Lyktan and is the design of Form Us With Love. As you can see below this is rather unique and elegant, far from the usual, boring traditional lamp. Then again it still keeps some of the classic in the design. A word from the designers: When FORM US WITH LOVE moved to its new premises in Stockholm it turned to Ateljé Lyktan to develop a light for its conference table. Designed to be both a light source and a sound barrier in the vast studio space, the piece, called Hood, forms a halo over the table, catching loose sentences in its thick felt. “We want it to be a … Continue Reading

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Book Review: Interview With Delicious Storm | Allied Operations

Our friend Si-Yeon, aka DELICIOUS STORM, aka "think tank" of the Allied Operations asked me to review his edition book called "Interview With Delicious Storm" , and of course I was anxious to do that, because I know this guy to be very creative and fun. You might have seen some of Allied Operations work on archtopia.com,  and the thinking process involved in the creation act. It's anything but ordinary, and so is this "interview". This book actually made my day when I received it in mail this Wednesday. It's not only the colors (eye candies) and the short introduction made by the author , but the interview itself was created in a manner … Continue Reading

Eichler House : Mid-Century Modern Home Renovation Done Right

Home renovation is on the rise for obvious reasons; so many well made architecturally and geographically desirable homes are reaching the age of needing a serious face lift. Metropolitan Home recently featured the stunning mid-century (1960) Eichler House of Marika Sakellariou renovated by architects Lucian Rosciszewski and Marek Slosar who updated while respecting the roots of the homes interior and exterior. The mostly white interior and open floor plan is a breath of fresh air and compliments the natural landscape which is highly visible thanks to a transparent wall revealing the dining room, the kitchen, the living room and the master … Continue Reading