Tag: minimalist

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Seek a Small Refuge

Seek a Small Refuge

When you accept the space you have, the design process becomes easier because you’re working with instead of fighting against your strengths and resources. Take this small patio, for example. There’s comfortable seating set up for conversation, a table for food and drinks, and a dwarf citrus tree […]

Zen and the Art of No View

Zen and the Art of No View

When life gives you no view, make one for yourself. Not all of us live or spend time in rooms with big windows or have architecture (such as a well-placed window) that supports good interior design. Some of us dwell in crowded urban settings or […]

Ten Design Tips from Hotels

Ten Design Tips from Hotels

Hotels inspire us with romance and adventure, or quiet the mind with serenity and shelter from daily worries. They are places for travelers, lovers, and even longtime residents who live a simplified life. Many hotels have specialized in maximizing one room to accommodate the needs of […]