Thursday, June 26, 2008

Embracing the Heat

Brett Zamore is a genius! This architect took the southern architectural design staples, the shotgun home and the dogtrot home and created a hybrid that is perfectly suited to the humid climate of Houston. He's selling his creation, the "shot-trot" as an energy efficient all-inclusive home kit. And the stuff is good lookin'! I mean, really good lookin'! The kits range in sizes from 500 square feet to 2400 square feet.

Read more about Brett Zamore from this article.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ode to Orange

Right now, I love Orange. Never before I have I been such a fan of this bright, sunny, but rich color, until now.


Orange and Apricot wall color from Domino.

I like this frenchy poster that Sfgirlbybay blogged about, with the orange wearing some chic shades.

lamp from Anthropologie

I love orange right now.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Drool worthy Architecture

WOWZA! Design to Inspire has a good lookin' blog about David Baker and Partners. Those images make me salivate! Really! Mmm! This is a low income housing project they designed. Cool!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Chaos in your soul

"You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star." -Fredrich Nietzche

Although I'm not a fan of everything Nietzche, I do love this quote. Isn't it true? Creativity and growth is spawned from chaos, from limitations, from fears, and even problems. Sometimes coming to the point of finally embracing that frustrating thing can make all the difference!

Read this great article from Metropolis magazine for some different inspiration! These California architects took an old strip mall and redesigned it for their office head quarters. Here's a sneak peak at some of their beautiful photos! Wouldn't you love to work in a place like that?! That environment could breed some serious creativity-birthing chaos!

From: Metropolis Magazine, June 2008, Photos by Tom Bonner

I love the black, white and wood. The tackable wall space for hanging projects and drawings is great for brainstorming.

Friday, June 6, 2008

If you have to work...

These are GORGEOUS! In2Design recently rolled out a beautiful desks/desking system that I am drooling after! Starting at 8 G's a pop, I'm not sure any commercial clients of mine would be excited about specifying these... But perhaps a wealthy client looking to completely redo a home office... :)

California Office? beautiful desking furniture, huge window wall, great view all make for a ultra modern and completely glam space!

I could definitely see these modular desks in some creative field, like maybe a cool graphic design office.This guy seems to like them... (I LOVE the 3 uniform paintings! They remind me of eyelids!)
Of course, I prefer the dark walnut finish- always. :)

With an Eames Aluminum Group chair in white leather... modern sophistication... perfection.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Who doesn't love Paris?  I'm currently missing it, and comforting myself with photos. Look at this little Parisien on the Metro!

And how about this lovely French Interior of Nathalie Garcons's home?
Tres magnifique, no?

I love the colors, the unusual ceiling, and the mismatched furniture pieces. I might get ride of the curtains (I usually prefer bare windows) and put in some sort of sparkly light fixture.