Home Sweet Modern Home: Mid-Century Masterpieces For Rent

mid-century masterpieces for rent

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 these Mid-Century Masterpieces For Rent 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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The Orb Prefab Home Offices, Vacation Homes & Corporate Structures

The Orb prefab

The Orb prefab is a new generation of mobile structures created specifically to appeal across three distinct markets: commercial show units, holiday or vacation park homes and adaptable home offices. (more…)

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Brimming, Spilling, Deflecting… William Pye Has A Way With Water.

william pye water sculptures

Willam Pye is internationally known for his water sculptures. However most of them are located outside of the United States, so I wanted to share some of them with you. (more…)

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Raising The Benchmark On.. Well, Benches.

Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller and the leather Mies van der Rohe Bench for Knoll.

Once upon a time, given my old design snob tendencies, the only benches I’d consider owning were the classic slat bench, the Platform bench, by George Nelson for Herman Miller and the leather Mies van der Rohe Bench for Knoll. Both, shown below, are still worthwhile investments, but if you’re looking for a new modern bench, there’s no shortage of beautiful benches by fabulous designers out there. (more…)

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