Fredgaard Penthouse

This small penthouse loft makes me want to shout Timberrrrrrrrr! in the most endearing way. Between the timber pillars, the whitewashed ‘drift wood’ style flooring, and the wood laden rooftop patio, this penthouse is essentially a really elegant tree within a house. Continue reading


Garden Void House

The Garden Void House isn’t your typical suburban mini-mansion. Toronto based firm Alva Roy Architects saw to that when they designed a contemporary two story marvel in architectural composition and interior organization. Named for a vertically punched void containing a thriving garden, this house isn’t short on “wow” moments. From the second it’s visually demanding front facade grips your eye, it’s a lesson in how to do residential architecture right. Continue reading


Jessica Helgerson Interior Design HQ

Welcome to, well – the coolest office EVER, and I’m not even stretching the truth! Indeed, the headquarters of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design is a splendor to behold – situated in Portland’s Old Town, this 1872 original Railway Building is bursting with brick walls – which, I’m fairly certain, one could huff and puff and never blows down. Continue reading


Lost Utopias

What started as a Kickstarter project turned into one of the top 50 photo books of 2016 by American Photo. Photographer Jade Doskow set out to capture post-utopian World’s Fair monuments – you might know some of them as the Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space Needle, New York’s Unisphere, San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, and Safdie’s Habitat in Montréal. Continue reading

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Ile Blanche Residence

Ile Blanche Residence is the epitome of clean lines, fresh concepts and the functional use of space – all wrapped in modern beauty. Courtesy of the signature styling of APPAREIL architecture, this newly developed Montreal firm took on the challenge of updating this local family home, and created near – dare I say – divinity?! Continue reading


Mt. Martha Residence

We’ve seen plenty of prefabricated structures that go to great lengths to shed any and all evidence they were built assembly-line style in some far away warehouse. Some designers shy away from the inherent aesthetic of building modules that must be fit on the back of a flatbed truck. In steps this unique home in Melbourne, Australia, by Modscape. They’re not only not hiding the modular nature of their design, they are screaming PREFAB in the faces of anyone close enough for a visual whiff of what they’ve created. And it’s awesome. Continue reading


Charming 20th Century Apartment

This Charming 20th Century apartment has a foot-loose-and-fancy-free type of air to it, and sets the stage by taking a step into the mid-century side with parquet wood flooring – an original element within the apartment. Continue reading


Project B

Project b is a farmhouse renovation of epic proportions. Thanks to JUMA architects, this previous shabby shelter has been transformed into a chic display of modern beauty. Brought to life with a more open concept, as well as heated polished concrete flooring and a solid white-washing of the home – the space is highlighted by natural light and a view of the garden through impressive black-framed windows. Continue reading

Lakeside Residence

On the fringes of one of the world’s most congested and overpopulated locals hides this stunning residence by Ayutt and Associates. Sitting lakeside just outside Bangkok, Thailand is the LSR113 – a home organized around traditional Thai appropriation of space and function, but given a modern jolt of electricity. The result is a decidedly contemporary piece of architecture that doesn’t forget the history and culture that surrounds it. Continue reading

Hemmingford House

Uprooting your life in the city for a quiet home in the country can be challenging. However, finding yourself resting your head in this contemporary farmhouse goes a long way to easing an otherwise jarring transition. The Hemmingford House by SIMARD Architecture embodies the slow-paced life of country living, while carrying a modern edge that is unmistakably new – offering a farmhouse vernacular for a new generation of urban deserters. Continue reading