The great thing about gutting a home and completely renovating it is that you can change more than just the floor plan; you can alter the way natural light affects the spaces and create a whole new ambiance with tone, tints and shades of color.
The Brooklyn Home Company celebrates the spirit of natural light with this stunning four-story townhouse located in the center Park Slope, NY. Continue reading →
Always it is true that the simpler design tends to be better than the more ornate and complicated. The x3 Watering Can satisfies this specification and then some. Manufactured from three pieces of copper, brass, or stainless steel, the x3 is a functional but nevertheless beautiful object and tool. The handle and spout are the same piece of metal that has been bent in three places to create a continuous form, hence the name: x3. Continue reading →
I never tire of loft design when the original spirit of the building is left intact. And there’s something so romantic about reviving a potentially lost soul. This bright loft in New York City is the ideal collection of quirky, funky, bohemian carefree living with flair. Continue reading →
Cables are my nightmare, but I understand for my various devices to be charged, some hard connection to a power source will need to be made. But there is every opportunity to cut back on cables. So I am very pleased that the Kii Key Sync and Charge Connector exists. Continue reading →
This pool is refreshing on so many levels. In its previous life the 22’ x 7’ steel container was a dumpster. New Orleans based architect Stefan Beese transformed it in to a luxurious and able-to-be-relocated swimming pool. The 30 cubic yard container was not only recycled but reborn with style. Continue reading →
Good – no, great interior design comes in all shapes and sizes. Two enterprising architects, Michael Chen and Kari Anderson of Michael Chen Architecture PLLC, have created this small New York City apartment, a lively twist on the old saying “great things come in small packages”…
The team’s goal was to design a space for a single man living in Manhattan who loves to entertain and occasionally works at home. The challenge was to make this possible in a tiny 400 square foot studio, without feeling cramped or claustrophobic. Continue reading →
You’d think the Podpad were some piece of art suspended on your wall. A 4.5 inch thick installment made of four differently-sized, modernist-looking rectangles highlight an iPhone dock recessed in the construction. Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered what architects’ homes look like? As an architect myself, I do too! And few of us design professionals take the opportunity to create our very own. So I’m thrilled to share with you the Amsterdam home that architect Hans van Heeswijk designed for his family. Continue reading →
This white-washed open plan apartment acts as a living gallery for some of the world’s mid-century modern design icons. Yet the compact space is bright with day light and a hands-on warmth and comfort. All pretension has been left outside the frosted glass-paned front door. You’re greeted by the orange Kangaroo coat hook and a bright lemon yellow molded plywood chair to assist you in removing your shoes. Continue reading →
There are portable keyboards for such devices like the iPad and other tablets, and then there is the Celluon Epic. I’m not sure how to classify the Epic, and it stands that it’s a keyboard. But in action, I’m just not sure what it is.
By mechanics alone, the Celluon Epic is a laser-projected keyboard that will work on any flat and opaque surface—basically, just don’t use it on a glass table. The Epic even includes a mouse function that will track the movement of your fingers. With your index finger on the table, tap with your middle finger as you would with any mouse, and you’ll see the Celluon responds. Continue reading →