Sunday, 28 October 2012

Well an interesting weekend again, I thought that I would start my weekly blogs with a theme, you know stairs one week, windows the next, etc etc, so as I got started on my usual Sunday afternoon of serious browsing, it became very clear to me that there are just too many great images out there that need to be bought to you, and if I started to catalogue them I would blow my PC apart, so here's this weeks images, enjoy and keep the feed back coming, I'm so glad that you all seem to enjoy this space.

A pretty clever piece of woodworking, how do they inter lock these three pieces?

What a stunner, enough said.......

From another angle

The interior is very plain, but that kind of makes it really.....

Not too sure about what happens here, but worthy enough to be included

I dont usually like clutter, but it is a kitchen, and strangely enough it seems to work for me

This image would make a great 2 meter by 1.5 meter mural, I may just do that this one, it has great colour and balance and I could easily imagine it on a big white wall at the end of a long passage. You know how I like big art well this is what I'm talking about

Subtle and serene

This made me laugh, I used to have two cats that would sit and stare at one another for hours waiting for that first twitch before pouncing on one another, and this made me think of them.

A stunning shot

Not my thing, but still very well done

Hmmmm....what do you think? I can imagine this being in Paris somewhere

This is uber cool...................

As is this, Loved the use of the textured wallpanels added to the contrast of the ultra smooth floor, great space

Likewise here, great texture, good lighting and layering of materials provides a great space.

Earthquake proofing doesn't necessarily mean ugly big beams and supporting structures intruding into a space, if well done, it can be made to look like this

I think this is very very clever making the supports an integral part of the design

Pretty out there

Another view of the same building, looks like an image from a 50's design and living article

Live in a built up area, got big walls or banks right beside your windows? It doesn't mean that you cant feel like you live outside

Now thats a design!!!!

We should have housing like this all over the place, cool living


Not too sure, I dont know what the cubes do, are they an extension to the room, or are they an outside deck with extreme privacy? I like it all the same.

Another thing I like alot is height, it seems to open a place right up and gives an added dimension.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Well, another week has gone by, I hope you all had a good long weekend off. This weeks theme seems to be around stairs. A feature of a lot of houses that always seem to end up as just that...stairs, but they can be so much more as some of the images will show.
But first I came across this little installation in Hong Kong which I found pretty cool.

Golden Moon, a temporary architectural structure that explores how Hong Kong’s unique building traditions and craftsmanship can be combined with contemporary design techniques in the creation of a highly expressive and captivating public event space.

A very cool bar almost right out of a sci-fi movie, thought that lighting was fantastic

This multi level house overcame the issue of space by running the stairs up the outside of the building, very good idea.....

Stairs always provide space for art, and you all know how I feel about art enriching a space

A bit cluttered for me, but great space never the less

Lots of natural light going on here

Urban design doesn't necessarily mean boring, I thought this house sat so well

As does this one

Now this is just cool, I think that this is possibly the nicest house I have ever seen, must do some more research on this to find out what it's like inside, I will keep you posted

This ones pretty nice too!!!!

This is from inside the house above what a great entrance

And they use art so well

What I was impressed with in this image was the fact that the timber floor is curved..... that takes some doing 
Stairs, what a great image

See, they dont have to be boring do they?

pity we can't do this......

Beautifully captured

This is another thing that we need to provide in our houses, quiet spaces and I like the way they have treated this area of the house

A bit of designer fun happening here

Just's a beautiful shot

Ok,Ok, we can all dream

This was a clever idea of incorporating a place for your pets into the furniture, simple and effective

I just liked this

Now that's art on scale, it just transforms the room and seems to make it so much more, it's pretty cool space anyway, but the scale of the artwork makes it more

This one had the heading Playboy Houses, I can see why

A bit whimsical, but the use of the exposed timber framing inside really does work, I like the way that you can see the building stand

Beige and cream, two colours that mix to make a very peaceful setting

Mother nature doing her best, doesn't she do a great job?

Makes you wonder how they did stuff like this hundreds of years ago

And last but not least, the steel curved stairwell just seems to be made for this space, this is a very dramatic solution to getting from one space to another, not hidden by a wall and banisters but out there in your face, I looked at this image for ages and really feel in love with what they have achieved here.

Well, thats all for this week, I hope you enjoy the images here this week, and I hope that you get inspired. I know and understand that we can't afford to live in places like the ones on the blog, but if at least you take just a bit of inspiration from any of the images then that has to be good.