Sculpture showerhead by Vado

It’s artistic, it’s functional, and it’s stylish! What more could you possibly want from a shower head? It’s the Sculpture showerhead by Vado! This UK-based brassware design group created an amazing shower head with a capacity to deliver a truly customized shower experience. Boasting six flexible tentacles, the Sculpture shower heads let you twist, twirl, turn and manipulate them into any desired position. “Developing and designing new products is fun and exciting,” says Vado’s says Commercial Director, Sarah Williams. “Sculpture reflects everything that is good about working with designers who continually challenge themselves and think … Continue Reading

Organizing System | Move | Onda Closet

"Onda" is a closet organizing system that features Italian flair in its styling and shelving design. The shelves zig-zag up the wall creating their own distinct look that is modern and fresh. An interesting feature in these pictures is how the organizing system is part of the bedroom. Most places don't have a huge space that can be converted into a walk-in closet so this presents another alternative. The down side to this idea is that clothes will have to look organized else the room will have a cluttered look. Find the product: here. … Continue Reading

New Apartments (Hardcover)

Book Review: 150 Best Apartment Ideas (Hardcover)

New ideas on how to design, build, and decorate a home are always of essential value to architects, designers, and homeowners alike. This book offers an extensive collection of apartments from all over the world, devised by distinguished international architects and designers who have worked to achieve practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients. This compilation expresses the diversity of current trends in apartment design and provides an inspirational source of ideas for those active in the field of design or interested in catching up on the latest in contemporary … Continue Reading

Sunset Over Cedar Lake

Add a Touch of Summer to Your Home Decor

Summer can be the perfect time to add a more natural look to your home decorating scheme. Beautiful colors from nature can add the perfect look to any room. Or, decorate your rooms with natural materials gathered from outdoors, or bouquets of fresh flowers cut from your own garden. You can also add natural beauty to your home by choosing art pieces and other decor that reflect nature and the summer season. If you're ready to get your home ready for summertime enjoyment, here are a few decorating tips to help get you started. Add Natural-Themed Wall Art If your walls are looking a little boring or bare, summer is the perfect time to spruce … Continue Reading

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands – Jewish Community Center

Against tough competitors, such as Rafael Viñoly, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Foreign Office Architects, the competition to design the Jewish Community Center was awarded to Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.  The 30,000 sqf JCC project will emphasize an arts and community center that aims to bring “light, life and activity back to the street.”  Situated on a heavily trafficked road, the JCC will include a three story linear pavilion that will create a “landscaped piazza and relate to the Camden Arts Center’s gardens” opposite the site. More about the JCC after the break. The large central piazza functions as an external room that … Continue Reading


Tub Surround Ideas – ‘Beyond’ by Glass Idromassaggio

If you could surround your bathtub anyway you'd want to, how would you do it? Would it be similar to this? Transform your bathtub into the lap of luxury with many fabulous tub surround ideas by an Italian company Glass Idromassaggio. The Beyond collection of bathtub surrounds was designed as a functional focal point for the bath. Cradling the delicate egg-shaped bath, the monolithic tub surround displays a wonderful contrast that’s sculptural and luxurious, like you’re relaxing in a piece of art. The contemporary surround style complements any bathroom, whether your tastes tend toward the elegant, minimalist or eclectic. This chic … Continue Reading


Improving Upon Perfection: Apartment Zero Updates a Jacobsen Classic

This may be a case where the old adage: "if it's not broke, don't fix it" doesn't necessarily apply. Agreeing to "update" one of renowned DC architect, Hugh Newell Jabobsen's, structures takes some guts, but the team at Apartment Zero proved to be up for the challenge, and thanks to Washington Spaces we get to see the result... The young couple who hired Douglas Burton of Apartment Zero and his team to take on the iconic McLean, Virginia's home's interiors were devoted to the idea of preserving Jacobsen's vision for the home. With that in mind, they did not endeavor a full renovation. Rather their updates were chosen to enhance the … Continue Reading