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House Morran by Johannes Norlander

Jan 5 2012

Architect Johannes Norlander did a complete renovation of this summer house on an island outside Gothenburg in Sweden.

The exterior is clad in tar coated plywood – I’ve seen the look before but never knew the material. The inside is pine.

I love the contrast of the black exterior to raw wood feel on the inside.





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Modern Danish Country House

Jan 3 2012

Oh, this is a nice one. Good way to start the year.

This Danish country home was shown in Elle Decoration in December 2011 and photographed by Wichmann + Bendsten. I spotted it on StilInspiration.

The floor planks are insanely wide and I love the cut of wood. Not sure what it is, but it’s so natural and textured. How beautiful.

The entire house has a great mix of lived-in-feel + minimal design.





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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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P House by Tamizo Architects

Aug 10 2011

Please excuse my ignorance, but Tamizo Architects have single-handedly changed my perception of Poland.

I love how the lines of the deck and car port extend into the house. Beautifully done.




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