Redoing Your Floors? Here Are Some Modern Fabulous Wood Flooring Options.

Menotti Specchia wood flooring hero IIHIH

During Salone del Mobile 2014, Menotti Specchia of Italy presented five new concepts developed in collaboration with Design-Apart. For the new designs they called in the following workshops and designers: Gio TirottoPaolo Cappello, and Studiocharlie to create handcrafted innovative Made-in-Italy solutions. Below are the five new alternatives to boring plain wood floors and a look at some of their other options. Read more

Living On The Edge: The Holman House by Durbach Block Jaggers

Holman House

Sited on the edge of a 70-meter high cliff, the plan of Holman House refers to Picasso’s painting The Bather. It contains a complex series of fluid living spaces set within a meandering perimeter that arcs, folds and stretches in response to sun, landscape and views. Read more

New Modern Concrete House in Madrid Resembles A Bunker. But What A Bunker!

Concrete House II

One of the most popular posts ever featured on this blog was that of a large concrete home in Poland by kwk promes, whose sliding walls and ominous exterior resembled a modern fortress. This recent project, Concrete House II, from Spain’s architecture firm, Joaquin Torres’ A-Cero, gives that sanctuary a run for its money with its wild bunker-like appearance. This modern concrete house in Madrid features giant angular planes inside and out. Read more

Unable To Sell Their Neutra Home, Vidal Sassoon & Wife Ronnie Update It Instead.

Vidal Sassoon Neutra Home
above: Ronnie and Vidal Sassoon renovated the Singleton House, built by architect Richard Neutra in 1959; this photograph replicates a classic image of the property by Julius Shulman.

In the 2011 April issue of Architectural Digest, the magazine featured a Neutra home by the legendary mid-century modern architect. The iconic house, named the Singleton Home, had been owned by Vidal Sassoon and his wife Ronnie since 2004. Read more