Thursday, June 30, 2011

Green House

Came across this article about a sustainable home in Venice Beach, CA. I think it's pretty cool looking and I'm always a sucker for design that maximizes cooling (check out all the windows and the atrium- bet you can get a killer breeze in there!).

A great view of Venice Beach wouldn't be too shabby either. ;)

How do you feel about green homes?



Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011


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 I've been spending some time laying out by a pool recently- it's done wonders for my soul! There's something magical about summer sunlight. It causes me to wake up excited about the day, wanting to hurry up and get my work done so I can be spend all my extra time outside! And the summer evenings... oh the summer evenings. After about 7pm, the breeze picks up and everything cools down a bit- and it's light out until 8:30 or 9! 

I am just SO enjoying summertime right now. Are you?

Anyway, one of my favorite blogs is Brick House (Morgan's writing is hilarious and her MCM vintage flea-market chic style is bad-A). 

Exhibit A 

Anyways, she had the genius idea of making a pool for her backyard that doesn't cost 5 digits to install. 
This is hers:
GREAT IDEA, RIGHT?!?!?! She wrote that the 10' tank cost about $500. You can then plumb it out and add a filtration system, like this and you have a real live pool! Texans, this is for you. 

Check out these sexy pics of a gorgeous tank pool:

That deck built around it is perfect. Add a couple lounge chairs and I'd be in heaven! Filing this project away for when I've got a yard. :)

 Thanks, Morgan for sharing your brilliant idea with the rest of us!



Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Pinterest has taken all of my blogging time. I'm newly obsessed with pinning all the cool things I see online to my Pinterest (check mine out!), rather than blogging about them. Sorry, y'all. Bad, blogger, bad! I hope you forgive me.

My guy and I have been rethinking the old apartment. It's ridiculously tiny, but we are perhaps thinking we could make it a small/cool space, a la Apartment Therapy. 

Have a peek at fellow Houstonian and the most recent small/cool award winner's space. It's rad, I know you'll love it (It's all about good bones, I tell ya!).

{wide angle view}
{he space planned everything himself}

{Tiny Bedroom separated w/a screen}

{kitchen/bar table eating area}

{screen also acts as a movie screen- genius}

Just takes some fore-thought. 

And a wide open space. :)

What are your favorite space-saving tricks and tips? 

Have you ever lived in a space that was teeny, like this guy's 400 square foot pad?