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Maison Zufferey by Nunatak Architects

Sep 28 2011

I’m not sure I would want to live in this house, but it sure is fun to look at.






Photos care of Swiss based Nunatak Architects

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Mediterranean Bliss

Sep 26 2011

I’d be thrilled to stay in a shack anywhere near Sardinia – so I can only imagine what it would be like to stay in a place like this:

Contemporary home in “ile de La Maddelena” designed by architect Jean-Paul Arrivetz, as seen in Marie Claire Maison.

What I particularly love: Window instead of backsplash in kitchen, tiled bathroom walls, black oval tub. steel beams. Could go on and on…







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Shobac Cottages

Sep 23 2011

As a Canadian, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been to the Maritimes. Nova Scotia is on my target list for next summer and I now have even more reason to visit:

Thanks to my world-class adventurer friends at Trufflepig, I’ve discovered the Shobac cottages near Lunenburg, NS. This ocean-side spot, designed by architect Bryan Mackay-Lyons along with support of interns from his “Ghost” summer architectural apprenticeship, offers four newly constructed cottages, a large studio, and an octagonal barn.

Each identical 800 square foot cottage has 7-foot tall windows that frame the ocean view of the Atlantic. You can rent a single unit or the entire place for an event.

Sounds fantastic…now I just have to concoct an event worthy enough for a stay!






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More Kitchens Please…

Sep 21 2011

Lately, I seem to be getting a lot of requests for kitchen ideas. When I was building our place, this was also the room where I could never seem to find enough clippings.

So, here you go. Loads of design inspiration. Hope you’re hungry:

Dark Cabinetry





Mix It Up





White Kitchens





Sources:
1. Stuart McIntyre
2. Fiocca Studio
3. Photo by Ditte Isager – Home of Ochre founders
4. Nicolas Matheus photo
5. Alexander Crispin
6. MADE LLC
7. Elizabeth Felicella photo
8. Debbie Treolar
9. Metropolitan Home – Adam Rolston Kitchen
10. Found Associates
11. Pitsou Kedem
12. Varenna
13. NORM Architects
14. Bulthaup
15. Jordi Canosa

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