Loft

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: 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 […]

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Happy Lunar New Year! According to the East Asian Zodiac, it’s the Year of the Horse. Yippee kai yay! Humanity’s relationship to horses is a long one, so it figures that these majestic beings would appear in our art and our homes as symbols of […]

Urban Awesome Office

Urban Awesome Office

This office is an example of smart, beautiful design. Smart, because it is energy-efficient (using natural light for illumination and heat, sunshades and motorized skylights for cooling off) and beautiful because it fits into its industrial neighborhood while creating a sense of openness, playfulness, and […]

Quickie: Many Arms Make Light Work

Quickie: Many Arms Make Light Work

You know what I’m obsessing on in this design! The last time I saw this amazing chandelier was in Tenka Gammelgard‘s art studio, and in black. I featured Gammelgard’s studio in my post, Making Art: The Studio.

Metal, Stone, and Fire: An Industrial Loft Kitchen

Metal, Stone, and Fire: An Industrial Loft Kitchen

This image by talented photographer,┬áDavid Engelhardt, is one of the most popular pins on Pinterest. It’s easy to see why. The brickwork throughout this kitchen lends incredible color, texture, and solidity to the space (no big bad wolf is going to blow this baby down), […]