jueves, 28 de noviembre de 2013

Modern Houseboat

“We had been looking for a unique property for quite some time and the minute we walked onto the boat we knew that this was the place. It has a very special atmosphere and has been designed with great attention to detail. And the view is really amazing. There just isn’t a more unique place to stay in Berlin.” Chris, the owner. 
via welcomebeyond

miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013

Hudson Milliner Hotel

Located in Hudson, NY, on Warren Street (the town's main thoroughfare, known for its antiques shops and restaurants), The Hudson Milliner is a recently opened bed & breakfast from Shannon Greer (a photographer) and Charlotta Janssen (a painter and restaurateur). The building formerly housed the town's millinery shop, and Greer and Janssen have turned it into a guesthouse that looks to us like a perfect Thanksgiving retreat.

via etxekodeco 

martes, 26 de noviembre de 2013

EHD Barcelona / Vänskap Studio

Last week we were shooting at EHD (European Home Decoration) a very special shop right in the heart of eixample area in Barcelona. In there you will find an amazing selection of fabrics to make the most trendy curtains with the best quality. The cousy atmosphere of the shop, where the wood is the main character, is a creation of vänskap studio which found the perfect match between austerity and warmth to make us feel like at home. 

Photo: Ruben Ortiz

lunes, 25 de noviembre de 2013

Kirkpatrick House / George Nelson

At the end of a leafy residential street in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a remarkable home designed by George Nelson is as livable today as it was 55 years ago.

"Sally and I are again toying with the idea of building a house," begins a letter from James Kirkpatrick dated February 8, 1954. "You will recall that you looked over the rather grotesque plans that were made up for us by a local architect at some substantial cost," he continues, "and I in turn recall that upon looking at the plans, you indicated they were not for us which we both certainly agreed with."
The recipient of the letter, and "you" in question, was none other than George Nelson, husband of Sally Kirkpatrick's college roommate, Frances "Fritzi" Nelson. And so in this unassuming correspondence between family friends begins the story of a rather remarkable home. Over the course of the next four years, Nelson, along with his associate Gordon Chadwick, would execute a highly personalized design—a home tailored to the members and lifestyle of the Kirkpatrick family. This itself is not remarkable—it could be said of any architectural commission. What makes the Kirkpatrick House so special—then and now—are the universal qualities that transcend the specifics.

viernes, 22 de noviembre de 2013

Welsh + Major Architects