Casa Balint by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos [35+ photos]

Spain’s Fran Silvestre Architects are known for large, modern, monolithic white homes with sparkling turquoise swimming pools. Usually linear or angular, the elliptical Casa Balint is a slight departure from their usual designs. Read more

The Adorable Elephountain With Digitally Printed Ultra-Thin Ceramic Slabs.

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“Elephountain interprets the theme of water in a joyful and poetic manner.”
At the 2013 Bologna Water Design, Lea Ceramiche presented “Elephountain”, a collaborative installation by Cibicworkshop design and lit by Luceplan. Read more

Modern Moose Road Cabin In Mendocino Costs Under $200 per Square Foot To Build.

Two couples came to architecture firm SFOSL with a shared vision of building a cabin in a remote location. They had a limited budget, but a strong passion for the site and sustainable principles in which immediately appealed to SFOSL. Read more

HUS-1, A Biodegradable and Sustainable Home by Torsten Ottesjö.

Hus-1 by Torsten Ottesjö

Hus-1 is a small house designed and built by Torsten Ottesjö. The building was constructed on site. The idea is a dwelling as personification. The dwelling features convex walls which seam together with the floor creating both a sense of airiness and a naturally curved seating space along the sides of the interior. The structure is free-standing, so it can be moved anywhere; though the feeling is that it has actually sprouted out of the ground it rests on. Read more

From Rustic To Radical. Updating An Upstate New York Residence.

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Conscientious homeowners Don and Shirley wanted to expand their upstate New York residence without harming the existing trees. Madlab designed an addition that integrated with the old residence and preserved as much of the surrounding landscape as possible. Read more

Glow In The Dark Mosaic Tiles By 5 Companies Make Light of Your Pool and Home.

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Want a neat way to add a little excitement to your nighttime swim, besides skinny-dipping? How about adding some Glow In The Dark Mosaic Tiles? There are five different companies that make patented, luminescent, glow-in-the-dark, solar-charged, tiles for use in the home and swimming pools. Here’s a look at what they offer. Read more

Denmark Home For Architect Jesper Brask Is Made From 150 Local Trees and Kolumbia Tiles.

Denmark Home for Architect Jesper Brask

Both New Zealand’s Elle Decoration magazine and the Stylepark website have featured small glimpses of this beautiful weekend house located on the Kattegat Fjord in Denmark designed and developed by architect Jesper Brask of Brask & Leonhardt for himself. Intrigued by the design, I searched for more images of both the exterior and interior and after much digging, found them. Read more

From Rashid to Hadid, 12 Top Designers Create Cool Laminate Flooring for Parador.

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Parador Designer Flooring by world-renowned designers Ross Lovegrove, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jean-Marie Massaud, Karim Rashid, Jean Nouvel, Konstantin Grcic, Ben van Berkel, Matteo Thun, ORA ITO, Piero Lissoni, Werner Aisslinger and Zaha Hadid. Each has designed exclusive indoor laminate flooring for manufacturer Parador. Read more