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Thursday, March 21st, 2013

A Range of A-Frames

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As a kid, A-frame houses always fascinated me; we’d look for them on family road trips like we looked for punch buggies and Alaska license plates. It was probably this awesome Fisher Price A-Frame; it was quite a contemporary  step up from the barn and more relaxing than the airplane:

Below is the house that launched a thousand A-frames, designed by architect Andrew Geller in Long Island NY and built in 1955. It’s known as the Reese house and is responsible for the surge in A-frame popularity in the fifties through the seventies. If you’re looking to extend your break from work right now, be sure to read this article by Alastair Gordon and check out more stunning shots of Geller’s work.

It was this super cool A-frame in ReadyMade magazine several years ago that recaptured my imagination, in fact, I’m pretty sure I blogged about it at the time.

These cool A-frames on the beach in Texas sure beat the heck out of a crumbling motel:

A-frames also inspired groovy ads and prints that have big time retro appeal today, like this one from SVPPLY:

If you’re really going for a kitschy look, check out this tall narrow A-frame outhouse:

I don’t know what I love more, the genius new addition on this classic A-frame in Belgium or the way the Panton Chairs look on its deck. See more of this addition by dmvA Architects over at i.d.

Finally, designers are using the the original A-frame silhouette as inspiration for incredible new architecture, like this one located in the Pyrenees, designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morales:

Finding fab a-frames is so easy on the internet that I thought we should have a little collection to admire. We’ll keep collecting them in our new A-frame Pinterest board. If you have any you’d like to share, please shoot us a link in the Comments section.

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Friday, August 19th, 2011

Flickr Faves on Friday: Mirror Mirrors on the Wall

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Loving this wall from Flickr member kitschcafe (Drew, a graphic designer and blogger from Cincinnati). It shows you you can unify a group of items through color, and enliven up a piece that might be junk. Love the combination, love that red-orange, love the reflection, love the chairs. Thanks for sharing Drew!

Drew also has an etsy shop. In fact, I’ve bought from him before and the product and service was superb – I highly recommend stopping by for some browsing!

Show off your favorite spaces in our Fresh New Spaces Group.

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Friday, August 12th, 2011

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Style in South Beach

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Today’s Flickr fave comes to us compliments of member eclectica miami. Love the Dansk pot, love the retro chair/stepladder, love the combo of yellowish lime and turquoise. After noticing it in our Fresh New Spaces Group, I was drawn to the rest of her photos, which are so much fun to look through. Here’s a little peak to tempt you to check them out for yourself:

To see the rest of her photos, click here.

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Monday, March 14th, 2011

Inspriation Monday: Gettin’ Woodsy

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Today I’m off to a very slow start, I blame stupid “spring ahead.” In better news, the clock in my car is accurate for the first time in six months so I’ll have to remember to stop doing math and that I’m no longer running an hour early. Today I got thinking about groovy, funky wood. The kind of panels you might see in an original Sea Ranch house, or in some sixties cottage on Fisher’s Island or in Truro or Welfleet on Cape Cod. Wood is back big time, whether it be live edge counter tops, faux bois lampshades, driftwood coffee tables or even a that thing that keeps your iPhone from shattering. I’ve rounded up a few favorite wood and wood-inspired products from the site to share with you:


Top photo via houzz.com
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Brian Everett Featured on Design*Sponge

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It was so exciting to see one of our favorite artists Brian Everett of EVRT Studio and his cleverly decorated Kansas home featured over at Design*Sponge this week. For the full tour, click here. For now, here’s a little teaser:

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