i often think about how amazing it would be to design my own home. i'd like to think it would have a similar feel to this amazing structure by architects EAT. the glass walls slide open to let the outside in, my favorite panton light in the kitchen and the steel and concrete structure looks like something mies van der rohe would build were he still alive today. see the rest of the interior here. (via the coolist*)
here's the second community center i designed the interiors for at cohen carnaggio reynolds! the first one you might have seen last year when i blogged about it here. this is branscomb community center in tuscaloosa, alabama. the existing building (below) stayed and the roof was ripped off and the building added onto for this amazing structure. recycling at it's best. happy earth day.
i love the interior of the mcnally jackson cafe inside mcnally jackson bookstore, one of manhattan's largest independent bookstores. this modern cafe was designed by front studio. let's start with how beautiful the mixture of suspended lights and suspended books feels. then, the wall of pages looks like a stone tile or even concrete block from a distance. i love the little pull down tables and really love the tile design on the front of the checkout counter. beautiful design. (via contemporist)
i met with a rep last week that was telling me about this amazing chair. the 111 navy chair by emeco is a classic design but in a new format. each chair is made from 111 recycled coke bottles. love. (via apartmenttherapy)
i've got the outdoors on my brain lately. every morning i water all of my container plants that get full sun and every other day i water all of my newly planted landscaping. the irises and roses just started blooming this week and it's my favorite time of the year. this weekend i want to get the garden into the ground. while outside, i'd love to try my hand at making a few of these concrete containers made from concrete pavers. aren't they cool?! what an inexpensive idea to get a modern look. (via diyideas)