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ARCHITECTURE + UPCYCLING

Posted: March 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, design | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

From Dwell.com, a slideshow exploring the home built by 2012Architects in the Netherlands; full of light and space, it was created with recycled local material, from broken billboards to an old elevator.  Impressive!


SHIPPING CONTAINERS=HOMES

Posted: February 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: construction, design | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »


The Economist
has an eye-opening piece on the ways that shipping containers are being used as living spaces.   In the Sudan, the lack of readily available building materials means that residents and hoteliers take containers, add thatched roofs, some curtains, and AC, turning them into habitable shelters.


green + design

Posted: February 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Beauty, design, SoulSpace | No Comments »

The Cooper-Heitt National Design Museum wrapped up their Fourth National Design Triennial last month, where they examined how hot-button ideas like energy and community intersect with contemporary design, with an eye towards being green as well as gorgeous.

Did anyone check it out?  Drop me a line at xorin@templehome.net and let me know what you thought.


OFFICES THAT WORK

Posted: February 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: design, SoulSpace | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Whether we are at home or at work, the space in which we move informs the way we react, think, behave. What can you do to make your office more beautiful and more functional?

Here, Inc. takes a look at some of the world’s coolest offices.


WALLPAPER + WALLPAPER

Posted: January 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: design, SoulSpace | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Wallpaper covers wallpaper and fabrics at Frankfurt’s Heimtextil 2011, where more than 2,600 companies reportedly showed off their wares in galleries with themes like “sobriety” and “wilderness.”


Cozy Vandalism

Posted: January 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: design, fashion, nature | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »


Image by evolofoto

I love to hike in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, where the walk up to the observatory gives me time for contemplation as well as exercise. So I was charmed to see the latest sartorial addition to the Griffith Park family this week—a warm and cozy sweater that someone knit for the bear that “guards” one of the park’s entrances.


Design + The Future

Posted: January 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: design, sustainability | Tags: , , | No Comments »

If you’re in San Francisco this weekend, check out Compostmodern 2011. This interdisciplinary conference will investigate the ways we can transform the future—and our lives—through sustainable design.