Tag: modern

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 […]

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 […]

The TV That Wasn’t There

The TV That Wasn’t There

The television set: A beloved source of entertainment for some, and a despised instrument of brainwashing by others. For interior design, it could be the bane of your space. Why? It doesn’t fit the feel of your room. When it’s off, it’s like a black […]