Tag: industrial

Quickie: I Love Concrete

Quickie: I Love Concrete

I love concrete. I do. It’s a material that can appear cold and unyielding, or richly textured and visually gratifying. This bathroom and specifically the sink fairly sing a wabi sabi aesthetic, as if the material were weathered wood, unique and poignant in its rawness.

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 […]

Light and Airy Live/Work Space

Light and Airy Live/Work Space

In a minimalist live/work studio (once a jukebox and pinball repair shop in the 1930’s), what designer Caroline Gomez maximizes is light, color, creative possibilities, and furnishings that delight in their simplicity and beauty. Notice in the photograph below how the lack of clutter highlights the […]

The Shipping News: Containers as Shelters

The Shipping News: Containers as Shelters

Recently, I watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi again, and besides being reminded of what a single-minded passion can create through a desire to “improve yourself and elevate your craft,” it also reminded me of how sushi once began as humble street food. So it is with great […]

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 […]

Quickie: Wheels Make the World Go ‘Round

Quickie: Wheels Make the World Go ‘Round

The rustic appeal of this bench, made from old crates and other reclaimed materials, is magnified by those wonderfully vintage, industrial wheels! I think I’d place a rug under this bench to protect the gorgeous wood floors. People plopping down may make the bench roll […]