Tag: minimalist

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Painting a kitchen yellow is one of the simplest ways to bring cheer and warmth into the room where you prepare food and your friends gather. In designer Hendricks’s design, she keeps the walls traditionally white, and instead paints the cabinets and trim a brilliant […]

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

This lovely bathroom is completely virtual–it’s a rendering created by the talented Angelina Alexeeva. The asymmetry creates such beautiful movement in this design. I’m entranced by the contrasting textures between the walls, drapery, and fixtures. The organic and modern lines, from the wizened tree exuding wabi-sabi-ness on the […]

Quickie: Between a Rock and a Wet Place

Quickie: Between a Rock and a Wet Place

The masculine, dark palette and use of modern materials contrasts with the organic greenery outside the floor-to-ceiling corner window, creating an Asian sensibility that deserves contemplation. That rock, an asymmetrical intrusion into the rectilinear boundaries of the home, is pure genius. More images of this […]

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 […]

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 […]