Tag: modern

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

This bathroom sink design from Casa URO, Monterrey, Mexico, just blows my mind. I love the faucet and mirror combination that takes the pipes away from down below and makes the plumbing part of the structure and style. The worn river rocks are a great counterpoint to […]

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 […]

Four Ways to Make Your Bed

Four Ways to Make Your Bed

Making our beds is often one of the first chores we learn to do, and as adults, we either do it or we don’t (no need for confessions). If you do it, you just do it like you’ve always done it and were taught to […]

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 […]