August 24, 2011

For Sale...

14875 McCarger Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

The Desert House, 2005. Art, architecture and environmental awareness have been forged together in Marmol-Radziner's custom prototype for their industrially fabricated residential architecture. Recycled steel framing, highly energy-efficient glass, and solar-assisted power add an all-important, eco-friendly element to this milestone achievement. From the two-parcel, nearly 7.5 acre site on which the main house, guest house, studio and nearly 2,400 square feet of outdoor decks reside, broad panoramic vistas across the pool capture the all encompassing desert floor sweeping out to towering Mount San Jacinto and San Gorgonio. While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, future versions of this design may, in fact, be the sincerest form of social responsibility.

~See additonal images and full listing here on architectureforsale.


August 22, 2011

The Eero Saarinen-Designed Miller House

A view of the conversation pit in the main living area at the Miller House and Garden
~image via artinfo / Courtesy Indianapolis Museum of Art



Super Sexy Pad by Studio KO : : G HOUSE

~images dan glasser
thanks chosen!


August 21, 2011

chelsea bentley james

Piso 5

Seventh Floor

Vanity Mirror

I spotted the work of Chelsea James awhile back on another blog. I'm so intrigued by her work.

"Painting is a study of our existence, spirit, and environment, derived from experiences in life. I choose objects that evoke childhood memories, create situations of atmospheric mystery, and bring visual interest through interaction. I’m intrigued by subtle shifts in value and color; yet seek a personal interpretation of the objects rather than a replication. Personality is revealed through the process of painting. Abstract remnants from my process remain visible in the final product. The hand must obey the spirit. " ~CBJ

Check out her blog to view more of her work and past/upcoming shows.


August 18, 2011

The house of...

Photo by Fran Parente

architect/designer Pedro Useche's São Paulo. Love the lushness of this exterior view of home that he designed. See yatzer to view the rest.



Sometimes it the simple things that look best.
Assorted Succulents and Cacti in custom pots @Partners and Spade.


August 16, 2011

TOM DIXON aA The Design Museum

Never met a Tom Dixon I didn't like.

~thanks twentieth!

August 12, 2011

Steven Hull

Check out my friend Skippy....ahhh scratch that, I mean artist Steven Hull's website. It's pretty cool. Not only does he have an amazing breadth of work, but he's also co-founder of Las Cienegas Projects; an artist-run curatorial project and gallery space focusing on large-scale, collaborative and project-based artworks by emerging and established artists both local and international right here in LA.


Missoni for Target

I've never been a big Missoni fan, but I'm so ON this Missoni for Target due out it September. I want this blanket for Jonah's room.



August 10, 2011

Holman House

check out the Holman House by Durbach Block Jaggers over at Dezeen.

~photo by Anthony Browell


Space Oddity


August 09, 2011


"Costes" has created home candles with premium quality beeswax. This candle will gently diffuse its fragrance in your home to evoke the refined ambiance of Costes hotels. This candle is presented in a plumcolour glass. Its "burgundy red" colour recalls somehow the very British atmosphere of the "Costes" hotel, with its wooden panelling and wall colours. This enveloping candle diffuses scents of polished wood, rhum, mahogany, oakmoss, and paprika.



August 06, 2011

heart heart heart

buy em on esty.

~via design milk



Love these tables from td[s] Would be so perfect for a project I'm working on right now.


August 05, 2011

Oh Herve!

Incredibly beautiful lighting by Herve Van Der Straeten available thru Ralph Pucci.

~thanks stylebeat!


August 04, 2011

Stitched Collection

Interesting Stitched Plywood Collection by Tord Boontje for Moroso.

~via mocoloco


August 03, 2011

Slick Rick

A friend of mine posted a link to Richard Wilson's 20:50 - "spectacular waist-high reservoir of recycled sump oil" on Facebook. Apparently she went to see it in person. Whoa.

View the full article and more amazing photos that appeared in The Guardian UK here.
~Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images