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The Douglas House by Richard Meier on Lake Michigan

The Douglas House by Richard Meier on Lake Michigan

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 Introduces $150 Sq. Ft. Net-Zero Kit Homes

Vermont-based Vantem Panels Introduces $150 Sq. Ft. Net-Zero Kit Homes

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 by Studio Dwell Architects

The Bucktown Three House by Studio Dwell Architects

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.

Modern Woodstock Farm House in Vermont by Rick Joy Architects

Modern Woodstock Farm House in Vermont by Rick Joy Architects

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 […]

The Binder Clip Bag by Peter Bristol

The Binder Clip Bag by Peter Bristol

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 by JTJ Design

The Terasek House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by JTJ Design

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 […]

Two Dishwashers: The Most Efficient Use of Space & Resources

Two Dishwashers: The Most Efficient Use of Space & Resources

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 ehoeho One-Two Coffee Table

The ehoeho One-Two Coffee Table

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 […]

The Best Modern Space Heaters

The Best Modern Space Heaters

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 […]

Adorable Beaver Pencil Sharpener by Rodrigo Torres Kastor for Alessi

Adorable Beaver Pencil Sharpener by Rodrigo Torres Kastor for Alessi

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!

My Favorite Modern Floor Lamps Under $800

My Favorite Modern Floor Lamps Under $800

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 […]

Modern Christmas Tree Alternatives

Modern Christmas Tree Alternatives

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 […]