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this lighting collection is designed to look like sausages in a butcher shop

november 14, 2017french designer sam baron has created a collection of unique suspension lights for petite friture, that are named ‘so-sage’.the pendant lights have been designed so that they look like glass sausages that hang from the ceiling, much like they wou...




design detail - to incorporate a badly located column, the designer introduced a built-in planter to this apartment interior

november 14, 2017columns in an awkward place can be frustrating to deal with, they can create odd spaces that are often unsuitable to do anything with, however designer lemmo francesca came up with a solution that made use of an otherwise useless space. his solution was to create a built-in planter with bench seating, that incorporates the column and adds greenery to the inter...




a lush green roof covers this home in missouri

november 14, 2017photography by mike sinclairarchitecture firm el dorado inc., have designed a modern house that’s built into a sloped, urban site in the westside neighborhood of kansas city, missouri.photography by mike sinclairlocated next to the garage is a back patio that’s home to a an outdoor cedar soaking tub and a detached studio space with a steam shower.photography by mike sinclairfrom the backyard and detached studio you can see the rooftop and the ‘u’ shape of the main house. the main entrance to the house is from the alleyway, which is roughly level with the rooftop.photography by mike sinclairstepping down from the yard, is a entry courtyard that dips 6 feet below the backyard. a terraced garden sits alongside the st...




lzf have launched 'stitches', a new family of lamps made from wood veneer

november 15, 2017this article has been brought to you by lzf.egbert-jan lam of netherlands-based burojet design studio has designed and a new family of lamps for spanish lighting manufacturer, lzf.the collection, known as stitches, has four original models: mopti, tombuctú, djenné, and bamako. each lamp is named after a town or city in mali, as their shapes allude to the adobe mosques found across the west african nation. moreover, mali has a long history as a producer of embroidery, something embodied in stitches.each of the lamps are made from veneer lengths that are crafted in a traditional sewing fashion, by marking out a pattern and cutting it, just as a dressmaker makes a dress or a tailor makes a suit. where hemming is normally...




the union bay residence by deforest architects

november 15, 2017deforest architects together with interior design firm nb design group, have recently completed a new and modern house that sits on the site of the owner’s childhood home and looks out to union bay in seattle, washington.inside, the great room of the house has a large dining area, a double-sided fireplace and a comfortable living room. this large room opens up to an expansive terrace and an existing teahouse, which was preserved as a respectful nod to the past.off to the side of the living room is a spacious home office, with room for two people and a small sitting area. floor-to-ceiling windows provide natural light and views of the water.on the other side of the main living / dining room is the kitchen. ligh...




this birdhut in the canadian forest can sleep two people and 12 birds

november 15, 2017photography by mark ericksonstudio north have designed the birdhut, a small hut or perch that sits within the tree canopy in windermere, canada.here’s a look at the rendering that the designers did before they set out to create the hut.photography by mark ericksonthe finished design is immersed in the tree canopy, with wood shingles helping it to blend into nature. on the whimsical exterior of the hut, there are twelve birdhouses built into the facade, allowing local birds that live in the mountains of the columbia valley to also call the hut home.photography by mark ericksonat one end of the hut there’s a little bridge and porch that leads to the door. the hut sits 9 feet off the ground, with its peak at 20 feet ab...




madrona passive house by shed architecture & design

november 16, 2017shed architecture & design together with contractor and passive house consultant hammer & hand, have designed a new home in seattle, washington, that’s been built in a climate-friendly way for their clients, who are involved in advocating for ‘practical and profitable solutions to global warming’ throughout the pacific northwest.to build the house, they used a 2×6 stud wall filled with 5.5” of high density fiberglass insulation for thermal protection, sheets of zip system sheathing sealed at the seams to provide structural integrity, airtightness, and weather resistance, a “winter coat” of 3.5” of mineral wool insulation wraps the exterior and is held in place by the fasteners for the fsc certified ce...




this chair is designed to create a private space for one person

november 16, 2017ukrainian based mzpa design, have created ‘the planet’, a piece of furniture that enables someone to have a private space in an open office, hotels, airports, or anywhere where someone needs a little time to themselves.the ergonomic design includes a couple of features, like a usb charging p...




a tropical inspired bar in china uses reclaimed materials and swings in its design

november 17, 2017q&a architecture design research have recently completed barraco, a new bar in shanghai, china, that features recycled materials, swings and a hanging table.the designers searched through demolished buildings around shanghai to find reclaimed materials, doors and windows, and as-found objects to stage the informal and colorful bar.neutral tones of bare concrete, wood and white gravel on the floor and walls serve as a background for the tro...




this apartment has a 'bed box' and sheer full length curtains for privacy

november 17, 2017photography by andrew snow photographystudio ac have designed a 550 square foot downtown loft in toronto, canada, for a young professional that wanted something fun, functional, and unique.to achieve this, the designers used a combination of curtains and walls to create privacy and separation in the space.photography by andrew snow photographythe layout of the loft revolves around the ‘bed box’, which features an arched entry. instead of using doors to close off the bedroom and closet, full height sheer white curtain can be drawn across to provide privacy when needed, closing off the bedroom and clos...




this lighting collection is designed to look like sausages in a butcher shop

november 14, 2017french designer sam baron has created a collection of unique suspension lights for petite friture, that are named ‘so-sage’.the pendant lights have been designed so that they look like glass sausages that hang from the ceiling, much like they wou...




design detail - to incorporate a badly located column, the designer introduced a built-in planter to this apartment interior

november 14, 2017columns in an awkward place can be frustrating to deal with, they can create odd spaces that are often unsuitable to do anything with, however designer lemmo francesca came up with a solution that made use of an otherwise useless space. his solution was to create a built-in planter with bench seating, that incorporates the column and adds greenery to the inter...




a lush green roof covers this home in missouri

november 14, 2017photography by mike sinclairarchitecture firm el dorado inc., have designed a modern house that’s built into a sloped, urban site in the westside neighborhood of kansas city, missouri.photography by mike sinclairlocated next to the garage is a back patio that’s home to a an outdoor cedar soaking tub and a detached studio space with a steam shower.photography by mike sinclairfrom the backyard and detached studio you can see the rooftop and the ‘u’ shape of the main house. the main entrance to the house is from the alleyway, which is roughly level with the rooftop.photography by mike sinclairstepping down from the yard, is a entry courtyard that dips 6 feet below the backyard. a terraced garden sits alongside the st...




lzf have launched 'stitches', a new family of lamps made from wood veneer

november 15, 2017this article has been brought to you by lzf.egbert-jan lam of netherlands-based burojet design studio has designed and a new family of lamps for spanish lighting manufacturer, lzf.the collection, known as stitches, has four original models: mopti, tombuctú, djenné, and bamako. each lamp is named after a town or city in mali, as their shapes allude to the adobe mosques found across the west african nation. moreover, mali has a long history as a producer of embroidery, something embodied in stitches.each of the lamps are made from veneer lengths that are crafted in a traditional sewing fashion, by marking out a pattern and cutting it, just as a dressmaker makes a dress or a tailor makes a suit. where hemming is normally...




the union bay residence by deforest architects

november 15, 2017deforest architects together with interior design firm nb design group, have recently completed a new and modern house that sits on the site of the owner’s childhood home and looks out to union bay in seattle, washington.inside, the great room of the house has a large dining area, a double-sided fireplace and a comfortable living room. this large room opens up to an expansive terrace and an existing teahouse, which was preserved as a respectful nod to the past.off to the side of the living room is a spacious home office, with room for two people and a small sitting area. floor-to-ceiling windows provide natural light and views of the water.on the other side of the main living / dining room is the kitchen. ligh...




this birdhut in the canadian forest can sleep two people and 12 birds

november 15, 2017photography by mark ericksonstudio north have designed the birdhut, a small hut or perch that sits within the tree canopy in windermere, canada.here’s a look at the rendering that the designers did before they set out to create the hut.photography by mark ericksonthe finished design is immersed in the tree canopy, with wood shingles helping it to blend into nature. on the whimsical exterior of the hut, there are twelve birdhouses built into the facade, allowing local birds that live in the mountains of the columbia valley to also call the hut home.photography by mark ericksonat one end of the hut there’s a little bridge and porch that leads to the door. the hut sits 9 feet off the ground, with its peak at 20 feet ab...




madrona passive house by shed architecture & design

november 16, 2017shed architecture & design together with contractor and passive house consultant hammer & hand, have designed a new home in seattle, washington, that’s been built in a climate-friendly way for their clients, who are involved in advocating for ‘practical and profitable solutions to global warming’ throughout the pacific northwest.to build the house, they used a 2×6 stud wall filled with 5.5” of high density fiberglass insulation for thermal protection, sheets of zip system sheathing sealed at the seams to provide structural integrity, airtightness, and weather resistance, a “winter coat” of 3.5” of mineral wool insulation wraps the exterior and is held in place by the fasteners for the fsc certified ce...




this chair is designed to create a private space for one person

november 16, 2017ukrainian based mzpa design, have created ‘the planet’, a piece of furniture that enables someone to have a private space in an open office, hotels, airports, or anywhere where someone needs a little time to themselves.the ergonomic design includes a couple of features, like a usb charging p...




a tropical inspired bar in china uses reclaimed materials and swings in its design

november 17, 2017q&a architecture design research have recently completed barraco, a new bar in shanghai, china, that features recycled materials, swings and a hanging table.the designers searched through demolished buildings around shanghai to find reclaimed materials, doors and windows, and as-found objects to stage the informal and colorful bar.neutral tones of bare concrete, wood and white gravel on the floor and walls serve as a background for the tro...




this apartment has a 'bed box' and sheer full length curtains for privacy

november 17, 2017photography by andrew snow photographystudio ac have designed a 550 square foot downtown loft in toronto, canada, for a young professional that wanted something fun, functional, and unique.to achieve this, the designers used a combination of curtains and walls to create privacy and separation in the space.photography by andrew snow photographythe layout of the loft revolves around the ‘bed box’, which features an arched entry. instead of using doors to close off the bedroom and closet, full height sheer white curtain can be drawn across to provide privacy when needed, closing off the bedroom and clos...