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Tuesday
Sep282010

Shelter Island House :: Stamberg Aferiat Architecture

This may be the most colorful home I've ever seen in my entire life.  Ever.  I hope this is what heaven looks like...!  I mean, can you even believe those colors??  Wait 'til you see the inside...

[Spotted in the most recent issue of Architectural Digest, but check out this great post about the home over on Design Milk.  There's a good comment from one of the architects including all the furniture sources.]

By Stamberg Aferiat Architecture / Images by Paul Warchol for Architectural Digest

Meanwhile, loads of eye candy after the jump!

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Wednesday
Jul142010

Modern Swimming Pools

It's been blazing hot here the last few days and all I can think about is "HOW CAN I POSSIBLY COOL OFF??"  And then I go on to daydream about modern swimming pools like these.  Ahhh... that's the life!

So, sit back and let these visual treats wash over you.

Meanwhile, how are you staying cool in the real world?  Popsicles?  Cold drinks?  Giant tubs of ice?  If you're lucky enough to have a pool, don't be surprised if you wake up one morning and find me there, drifting around on a giant inflatable bed.  You've been warned.

More pics after the jump!

Images:  1: Jamie Kosich Designs 2: Caroline Castendijk 3: Gending Kedis 4: alsanan2 5: EndHomes 6: OXWELLSYS 7: Gending Kedis 8: Screw79 9: Sandy49

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Wednesday
Jun232010

Home 07 :: i29 Architects

I spotted this home on MocoLoco and then again on Dezeen, but I had to share it here because it's SO FREAKING RAD.  Home 07 is a new single-family apartment in Amsterdam designed by i29, a Dutch interior architecture firm.

My favorite thing about this space is the laser-cut holes in the kitchen and throughout the rest of the apartment.  I love how they open up the interior, making it feel larger while providing visual interest in an otherwise extremely minimal space.

The use of Konstantin Grcic's Chair One in the dining area is spot on, too.  (Blu Dot's Real Good Chair would have functioned well in this space also, providing a nice pop of color.  Though the airy quality of the Chair One definitely echoes the design of the walls to a T.)

Speaking of color, that is my only complaint about this space.  The minimal white/black/pine wood motif provides for striking photos, but I feel that in order to make this space livable, it definitely needs some color.  I'm thinking a few of Jaime Gili's over-sized paintings would do the trick.  What do you think?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on Home 07.  Holes: yay or nay?  Too minimal?  If you're in favor of more color, how would you implement it into this space?

See more: www.i29.nl

More pics after the jump!

[Images via: MocoLoco]

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