Last week was a little spotty thanks to some WordPress problems with an outdated plugin (my sincere apologies if anyone clicked a link and found something other than what they were expecting), so hopefully this bonus Home post helps make up for that just a little! Norwegian ceramics designer Silji Aune Eriksen recently had her home featured in the Norwegian version of Elle Decoration. The neutral/soft natural pallet is perfect. The way light seems to carry throughout the home is amazing. The only small thing I would experiment with, is bringing just a touch more color into the kitchen. Although without the benefit of being there in person, its impossible to know the feel of a space through a photograph. In person the kitchen might be just perfect.
Monthly archive for March 2012
So I came across this beautiful set of photos last week over at The Design Files (one of my top favorite places to spend my free time on the internet) and couldn’t help sharing them as well. Located in Melbourne’s Princes Park, Barbara Hyman along with her husband and three children inherited this Australian home in great shape. Having already been previously renovated, the attention could focus on interior details and exterior spaces. Everything in the home has a story, and every space a purpose. You should really head right over to The Design Files to read all about it, and to see all the amazing photos. And thanks very much to TDF for allowing me to share!
DIY Furniture: A Step by Step Guide for creating your own stunning furniture projects, is set to hit shelves this month and I can’t wait! Full of amazing ideas from established designers such as Rich Brilliant Willing, Peter Marigold and Lindsey Adelman, and combined with brilliantly laid out easy-to-understand instructions, DIY Furniture couldn’t be more useful and inspiring. Best of all, the projects can be easily assembled using common materials at a fraction of the normal cost.
Featuring 30 designs by leading designer-makers from around the world DIY Furniture shows you how to use simple techniques to make stunning designer furniture from scratch.
What to do with a kitchen built in 1931 that is too small to socialize in, and an adjacent Library that no one uses? Renovate! In an effort to do exactly that, Anna and Caspar tore down a wall, added an island (designed to look more like a piece of furniture than a kitchen island), and successfully converted a living space into a modern dining space in only five weeks. Now a kitchen that was once small and dark, is now a bright and welcoming space with room to spare.
IKEA has teamed up with Oregon-based architecture firm Ideabox to launch IKEA’s first line of prefabricated houses in the U.S. called Aktiv. The homes are designed to be simple, Eco-friendly, and come fully furnished. Retail price is expected to be around US$79,500. I see some potential here, but I am curious to see how the houses perform, and to read more about the design considerations. Is it energy efficient? Are there Eco-upgrades? Do you have to assemble it yourself?