Mark Turpin’s Pine Island: Architecture In Miniature

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You can’t call Mark Turpin’s creations Dollhouses, that would be a gross misnomer. (more…)

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I Finally Found The Perfect Home! Anyone Got $12,500,000 To Lend Me?

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This Mid-century Modern Trousdale Estate was just put on the market for $12,500,000. An 8,000 square foot home that combines organic materials (wood and stone) with mid-century modern design and open floor plans, lots of light and a fabulous yard. Exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s just a wee bit out of my price range. Sigh. (more…)

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Home Sweet Modern Home: Mid-Century Masterpieces For Rent

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If bullet planters, Nelson platform benches, Eames lounge chairs, slate rock, clerestory windows and dry heat set your heart a-beating, you might want to consider renting one of the following mid-century modern homes in Southern California next time you need to ‘get away’. (more…)

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Melissa: Shoes That Redefine Affordable, Stylish, Recyclable And… Plastic!

Melissa Shoes

Melissa is a socially and environmentally responsible company in Brazil that employs sustainable practices, treats their employees well (paying them above average wages complete with benefits), collaborates with hip designers and fashion icons (like Karim Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Vivienne Westwood to name only a few) to churn out millions (over 50 million pairs in the past 25 years) of environmentally responsible shoes made with a special patented recyclable plastic compound called MEFLEX. A shoe begins as a large orb of plastic and takes a only a minute to produce. (more…)

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Jackson Clements Burrows’ Cape Schanck House

Cape Schanck House

The Cape Schanck House is a modern cantilevered home with edgeless pool by Jackson Clements Burrows is located on a high dune at Cape Schank Victoria. The primary design is elevated to take advantage of expansive views across the Mornington Peninsula from Bass Strait to Port Phillip Bay. (more…)

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