A totem is an object; usually an animal, which serves as the emblem for a family or clan that embodies a sacred relationship between nature and humanity. Totem poles are monumental sculptures of the Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. The Imm Living Totem […]
Marcia Myers and Michael McCarthy were lucky enough to snag The Douglas House, designed by Richard Meier; for a reduced price because it needed a lot work; if only I’d been in the right place at the right time! The Douglas House on Lake Michigan […]
Vermont-based Vantem Panels, one of the United States’ first producers of SIPs (structural insulated panels) and one of three American producers of urethane panels, has released the first affordable net-zero energy kit homes: SmartHomze. With an estimated $150 per square foot cost of construction (not […]
The Bucktown Three House features a stunning modern, minimalist white brick exterior and was designed by Studio Dwell Architects in 2010. It’s located in Chicago.
I rarely find modern design in Vermont, and when I do, I tend to abhor it; most “modern” design around here tends to come off as 80’s modern, or contemporary, and is far from my ideal. I also have no real connection to farm houses […]
So there’s not much that interests me less than women’s handbags, but this one designed by the very clever Peter Bristol caught my eye and is definitely worth a post. He takes the form of the ubiquitous office binder clip and ingeniously turns it into a […]
The Terasek House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was redesigned by JTJ Design; the house was stripped down to the original frame and restored using recycled materials like steel and wood found throughout the house. This home was originally a 1980′s basic Kuala Lumpur terrace unit, JTJ Design changed […]
I don’t know how I never thought of having two dishwashers, or how I never really heard about how popular it is until now, but I can’t wait to implement it in my own kitchen! Nothing bothers me more than people who hand-wash dishes…and who […]
The The ehoeho One-Two Coffee Table was designed by Endri Hoxha of ehoeho and solves a problem that I’m sure many of you have; too many magazines and books stacked up on your coffee table leaving you no room for your feet or your drinks! The One-Two […]
It’s numbingly cold here in Vermont right now so I figured I’d check out some fun & modern options for space heaters. I think it’s a pretty common misconception that space heaters cost more to use than the central heat in your home; and that […]
This amazingly cute Beaver Pencil Sharpener & paperweight was presented as part of Maison et Objet 2013. It is designed by Rodrigo Torres Kastor for Alessi. Love it!
I’ve been looking for a new modern floor lamp for my loft, and have found quite a few amazing options in my search, so I figured I’d share some with you. These are some of my favorites. Oh, and until December 10, 2012, these are […]
Over the years (actually, since I was about 16 years old) I’ve become less and less inclined to do anything related to Christmas, and fortunately for me, most of my friends agree with me that it’s a completely pointless holiday filled with tacky traditions, disturbing […]