Living Room

Quickie: Cool and Cooler

Quickie: Cool and Cooler

How would you like to kick back with a cocktail here? I’m seriously digging the beat up, comfortable looking, leather seating. I think I’d add a tattered kilim or some other kind of dark, Oriental rug to anchor the space a bit more, and make […]

Quickie: The Doors of Perception

Quickie: The Doors of Perception

If eyes are the windows to the soul, perhaps doorways are the handshakes of a house. A threshold is an opportunity to frame the experience a person is going to have upon entering a home, bedroom, kitchen, office, or any space. A lot of people […]

Behind the Scenes, in Front of the Camera

Behind the Scenes, in Front of the Camera

I rarely watch television shows as they are broadcast. I prefer to wait until a show is complete, and to watch it at my pace. This happened with Dexter. It’s about a serial killer who kills serial killers. It ended September 22, 2013 after eight […]

Quickie: Quest for Fire

Quickie: Quest for Fire

Fireplaces, especially in urban areas, are love-hate relationships. Love the fire, hate the pollution! With Rigoletto Acqua‘s electric fireplace (using a scant 205 watts), you can save the relationship and nurture the love. And how about the design of this living room? The concrete contrasting […]

Quickie: Less is Beautiful

Quickie: Less is Beautiful

Believe it or not, but a family of four (two of which are small children) live in this one-room home. Check out the article in the New York Times for more views. Inspired by 17th century communal living in Japan, this is a different conception […]

Quickie: Den Below

Quickie: Den Below

I miss the sunken dens of yore, and by yore I mean like The Brady Bunch era. This modern dig is an industrial loft in Barcelona, Spain, and used to be a toy factory before Egue y Seta transformed it. Architecture and nature are juxtaposed […]