Via Anthology: The way Douglas Coupland composes objects on shelves is just as cool as that whole LEGO thing In Microserfs:
This isn’t the first time Coupland’s eye has caught our eyes. Here’s the first time. Here’s the second time. He’s also a great Twitterer (Tweeter? Whatever.) to follow. Also, regarding Anthology, if you haven’t subscribed yet, you are missing out. You’ll save each one as you would a favorite coffee table book, so don’t let the price scare you away. You can have it delivered to your door by signing up here, or find it at Anthropologie.
Via ArchDaily: Coolest bridge ever? Look out Calatrava, Zaha Hadid has thrown quite a hat into the sculptural bridge ring. The Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi is like some sort of Arabian Loch Ness Monster stretched from shore to shore. Actually, when I look at Christian Richters’ photographs of it, it looks like something different from every angle.
Image by Christian Richters
I also love the sketches of the bridge. It’s amazing to see it evolve on one piece of paper. Doesn’t it look kind of like a pathological liar’s polygraph results?:
Via This Old House: World’s Wildest Houses IX. I think that says enough about it; I don’t want to ruin the surprises by describing anything more than The Bottle House.
Via YouTube: Just in case you’ve been living under a rock: The now-famous Willie Nelson/Coldplay Chipotle commerical that was first shown during the Grammy Awards show on Sunday. What did you think of the commercial, regardless of what you think of Chipotle? Let us know in the comments section.
1. The Valentine’s House: Alright, it’s about that time, I’ll throw you a Valentine’s Day post. My favorite on this week is interior designer Jennifer Brouwer’s heart-y work I spied over on Coco+Kelley:
photography by Donna Griffith; Interior Design by Jennifer Brouwer Design
2. The Facebook Kitchen: A friend of mine found this kitchen by 3-D artist Dan Howard on this 3-D rendering site and I thought it was a hoot. Do you Like it?:
4. Adding Some Soft Bright Notes and Daybed Comfort to the Breakfast Nook: I probably include sfgirlbybay more than anyone else, but I can’t help it. Right when you get used to what her pad looks like, she switches it up dramatically! When she first went dark painted her walls a chalkboard paint in graphite, it was shocking, especially because her old place was so light-filled and white. It was also alluring and beautiful and made thousands of people want to follow suit. Now she goes and switches it up again, bringing in the brights. Check out her “All New Nook.”
5. Popular Mechanics: If you had ever told me how much I’d love the Popular Mechanics site before I checked it out I probably would have laughed in your face; I have never been very technologically or mechanically inclined but this site is for everyone. It’s well-organized, full of awesome images and has really great advice for your home.
2. Interviews with Architects: Love this! Thank you so much to the awesome ArchDaily for the tipoff about this, it’s really fun the way it’s been put together. My favorite cliche question? “Less or More?” I was shocked that the more won out over less in a landslide victory!:
Between February and August of this year, Luca Farinelli met with some 20 architects, critics, and historians and presented them with an identical sequence of questions, recording each meeting on video. Conversations with Emilio Ambasz, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Bjarke Ingels, and Thom Mayne can be found in Log 23.
3. Be Aware of the Upcoming Venice Beach Modern Home Tour: If you live in Venice Beach, or if like me, you’re a Californication fan who is annoyed that they never seem to shoot there this season, head to this tour coming up on February 18 of 9 fabulous homes. We hope to share more about this tour in the future.
4. Speaking of quintessential L.A.: I hate to say “I’m swooning” due to overuse, but literally, this Sofia Coppola-directed ad for Marni at H&M gave me goosebumps. I’m not sure if it was the commercial (I love her eye), Bryan Ferry taking me back to the thought of some 8th grade crush, or being able to score some Marni somewhere outside of Jeffrey, at a reasonable price. Thank you for the tipoff, Refinery 29.
Hey All! I’m still trying to get organized, all over the place. In this case, on the web. I’ve been HORRIBLE about keeping up with my favorite blogs lately. How do you do it without becoming overwhelmed? I used some sort of reader for awhile but then I had so many hundreds of posts I had yet to read that I abandoned it; I can’t even remember which on it was!
Often I’ll just head to a favorite blog and catch up on a month’s worth of posts when I have some free time. This is not a great system though, because then I’ll forget the names of some of the blogs I love. The reader always helped me remember.
Please help me out and let me know how you keep organized and up to date with your blog reading in the comments section, and if possible, leave a link. Thanks!
4. Finally, I love seeing the way celebs live. Since Cribs never seems to be on anymore, I’m extra thankful to Casa Sugar for keeping track of movie star moving (why do they move like every year? I never really realized that until Larry David mocked the phenomenon by moving every year on Curb Your Enthusiasm). Here’s Rose McGowan’s new pad in Hollywood:
(SIDE NOTE: I could swear this house was on that Bravo show with those annoying guys who sell million dollar real estate. Some total tool with a Lambo or a Ferrari or Doc’s DeLorean or something was thinking about buying the house and then bottomed out on this driveway which killed the deal, no? Maybe not.)
5. Also in celeb real estate news, you can check out Steven Tyler’s new digs over at WSJ.com. I am biting my tongue and not working in some lame line that incorporates Aerosmith lyrics. Steven is still tied with Lil’ Jon as my most striking celebrity sighting ever.
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