Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuscon Mountain House

Look at this light filled beauty...

Tuscon Mountain House by Rick Joy made out of rammed earth and winner of the 2004 Smithsonian Architecture Design Award. (pic:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lila B. Design

Love the photos and inspiration I feel while browsing
the site of Bay area designer Lila B.

Lila B. Creates Urban Gardens and ‘City Grown’ Flowers

"Working amid urban cityscapes and inspired to grow our own ‘city grown’ flowers, Lila B. Design has turned two barren surfaces into green spaces in the heart of industrial San Francisco neighborhoods."

"The garden at Stable Café is located atop an old metal shipping container that doubles as a storage unit at the edge of the café’s interior courtyard in the Mission. The Stable and Lila B. collaboration garden features Lila B.’s City Grown flowers and tomatoes for the café’s kitchen."

"Lila B. partnered with Emily Morris of Boxwood Olive to create The Lot Garden in Dogpatch. Sunflowers gaze up and sneak smiles to the car repair shop next door, vines hug the chain-link fence, and flowers and vegetables brighten the street."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Loup Charmant

i am coveting these...

Loup Charmant
Organic Cotton NYC

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pekapeka Beach House
Parsonson Architects

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday's can be magical...
from hiimarii

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Miss Fancypants

How fun is this?...
Pin up and vintage inspired swimwear from
Miss Fancypants

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fincube Eco Home

The purging of one's stuff can be painful and yet totally exhilarating...there's a sense of freedom and peace when you can finally let it go.

I was so geeked when I saw this post on Inhabitat about the Fincube Eco Home. After a weekend long session of purging, I realize I am happiest in smaller spaces. They keep me on my toes and force me into the present.

"This beautiful little Fincube is a high-tech, low energy, small footprint residence that offers fantastic views of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. Built on a pedestal, the one-bedroom residence sits off the ground, providing better views and ventilation while minimizing its footprint on the ground. Studio Aisslinger and hotelier Josef Innerhof originally designed this one-bedroom residence as an option for eco tourism that would have a small impact on the natural landscape, but still let visitors experience beautiful sites."
from inhabitat

Thursday, April 1, 2010

South Park Beauty

What do you think of this contemporary roof garden?
Designed Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects
Concrete by Mark Rogero of Concreteworks

This 6,000 square foot South Park (San Francisco) beauty boasts several terraces, a 24 foot built-in book shelf, a biomorphic concrete sink and a private art gallery.

Don't you just love that Cor-Ten facade?

"On the Cor-Ten steel exterior of the house, translucent glass was used for the ground-floor private gallery, while the residential floors above have sliding glass doors, and shallow balconies. These are screened by a geometric composition of steel pieces that was designed by Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects with Peter Jeal, a master metalworker in San Francisco. Photographs by Tim Griffiths"
from The New York Times