all things interesting (in my opinion)

Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Voyeurism.

In Design, See on September 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM

 

I think this project takes Voyeurism to a new level – and I LOVE IT! How awesome would this be! 78 little bird families all viewable through a peephole…

via LostatEminor

Advertisements

Final Decisions.

In Design, See on July 14, 2011 at 10:44 AM

A fine couple, we shall call them Mary and Steve, are in the final rounds of their project. Having moved from San Diego to the Great Northwest they have taken on a Ballard craftsman-ish style house and we have been working to make it their own. I have loved working with them every step of the way, as they are interesting as people, have a great sense of humor, and aren’t afraid to take some risks to make their home – theirs. We have done some fun things and will finish with a few more before it is all over. That said some final decisions are being made and I wanted to share with you some of the options as they are all quite fun!

The Hole:

Where once a giant furnace aptly named Hercules ruled, a man-cave deluxe will take it’s place. The 30×30″ iron grid cover that was it’s gateway is inconveniently located in the center of the living and dining room. Rather than patch the fir floors and cover the hole we are going to insert one of the following light transmitting covers:

A custom piece from Think Glass such as this:

A resin piece layered with something textural  like this (I especially like the popped bubble wrap, and then the x rays are quite interesting considering they were Public Defenders in their last lives)
from Fossil Faux Studios:


Or just a lightly colored resin like this:

Flash Acres.

In Design on June 4, 2011 at 2:20 PM

This is Flash.


And these are her acres.


This is the caretaker (and owner) of both:

The other day, Ben Benschneider came out to take photos of the place for the Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine. As the interior designer, I went to help set the place up for photos as best I could. You see much of the project is still unfinished. But here are a couple of my photos to show you what we have so far:

This one is the main room in the bunkhouse.

When I grow up.

In Design, See, Touch on March 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Check out this firms site – Commute – I saw the plaster wall medallion installation on Remodelista this morning and then have spent the last half hour pouring over their site.

Dog House.

In Design, See on July 27, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Just a little link love ~ being that Design Milk’s sister Dog Milk is blogging about my husband.

Photo Shoot

In Design, See on April 15, 2010 at 7:29 AM

Here are the results from the photo shoot. I am still tweaking the site so it looks a bit messy but I couldn’t wait to share any longer! Click on the Heartland tab and then click on the numbers or photos to scroll through.

A room of his own for Shanty Jr.

In Design, See on July 24, 2009 at 10:53 AM

wauste-cube

waust-rear

hut_02_jpg

metroshed modern shed cabana 9x13 20 lg

47476287

My husband (let’s call him Shanty Jr.) loves sheds. Growing up on a farm, he must have been around his fair share, and the appeal now grows stronger on a daily basis. Perhaps it is the need for one’s private rubber room, or the need to build something substantial in a short period of time that provides a lasting glow of satisfaction. Regardless, I support him on this venture as I know that it will be a beautiful structure in the end and so present these sheds as inspiration. I really like the first one that spins toward the sun.

These links via Materialicious.com and Treehugger.com

VACATION – Things we saw.

In Design, See on June 22, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Sorry for not posting since the 18th.  But we were on a mini-vacation. Here is what we saw while visiting Winthrop/Twisp Washington:DSC_0524

Click HERE to see more of these Rolling Huts designed by Seattle Architects Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen.

repyak3

repyak2

repyak1

We saw this house from the cabin we stayed in. Can’t wait to see it finished. Click HERE to see more designed by Johnston Architecture.

%d bloggers like this: