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Posts Tagged: contemporary

Live Modern: Weekend House on Lake Superior

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Weekend House on Lake Superior

We’d be much more able to withstand frightful winter weather outside if we lived in a stunning piece of modern architecture like this! It’s hard to tell if the home would be more visible in warmer, more colorful months, but there’s something so slick and camouflaged about how it looks — Continue reading

Interiors: Stratford Hills Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Stratford Hills Residence

Unlike yesterday’s post that had “Texas” in the title but wasn’t located in Texas, this one doesn’t not have a title that alludes to its Texas origin, but its warm, modern interiors sort of do. We’re just loving the modern mix of neutral colors that have combined to mingle with — Continue reading

Play: Abandoned Yugoslavian Sculpture or Glimpse into an Architectural Future!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Play: Abandoned Yugoslavian Sculpture or Glimpse into an Architectural Future!

I was reminded again of these awesome photos of sculptures that were commissioned by the Yugoslavian government in the 1960s and 1970s but then were all abandoned, sort of resembling a future society that fell and left its sad but poetic architecture behind. Or like if you landed on an — Continue reading

Live Modern: Texas Hill Road Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Texas Hill Road Residence

Isn’t this modern house so full of fall feelings, colors and inspiration? We guess it’s almost winter so time to start thinking about that, but we’re still dreaming of colorful leaves on trees, brown and green and gold color palettes and lots of wood. Oh! Everything this house has! Called — Continue reading

Live Modern: House on the Bluffs

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House on the Bluffs

This House on the Bluffs definitely looks like the sort of home we’d like to walk by at night, with all its windows lit up and warm and stunning. We like how very strong, bold and crisp the angles are. The home itself feels like a stacked grouping of rectangles, — Continue reading

Live Modern: LightHouse Ottawa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: LightHouse Ottawa

We just keep getting drawn to photographs of modern architecture taken at dusk or at night, mostly due to the golden warm light that emanates from the (usually big and many) modern windows. One of our favorite fall things to do is walk around a neighborhood in the crisp, cool — Continue reading

Live Modern: Puntiró House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Puntiró House

As a general rule, concrete as a home building material often lacks that certain warmth one searches for in a home to settle down in. But there’s something about the Puntiro House by FLEXO Arquitectura in Puntiró, Mallorca, Spain that makes us feel a warmth from this modern material that we usually — Continue reading

Hill Country Views with the Wimberley House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Hill Country Views with the Wimberley House

Does it seem like we focus on Texas-centered architects or Texas properties a lot around here? Well, it just so happens that your friendly blog editor-in-chief (Adrienne) lives in Texas (Austin, to be exact) but that’s not really why we focus on them (if you could say we focus on — Continue reading

Kinderhaus St.Hedwig

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Kinderhaus St.Hedwig

Young kiddos need inspiring interiors, too. Don’t let the fact that this structure was built for cute, young learning things distract you from its simple beauty. In fact, there are a lot of things from this stunning interior you can take and use in a home. Like lots of natural — Continue reading

Modern Eye Candy: White Space Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Eye Candy: White Space Architecture

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of super ebullient Minneapolis, Minnesota-based firm White Space Architecture. Loving the shapes and the materials and the straight lines mixed with curves and all the fun styles represented. Loving the views you get out of windows and the fun color palettes and the mixing of vintage — Continue reading

Unusual & Striking Interior: House RNG

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Unusual & Striking Interior: House RNG

Modern is…seeing interiors that don’t relate to any interior you ever grew up in, but still appreciating it and finding tidbits of inspiration in it. The House RNG is a lovely, earthy, pared-back interior look that mixes cultural styles to create a simply stunning array of feelings and textures and — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Christopher Stott

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Christopher Stott

Being that we’re such huge fans of photography here, it might not surprise you to know we’re pretty big fans of photo-realistic paintings, too. We think we like the split second illusion of not being sure if what you’re looking at is a photograph or a painting. Christopher Stott is — Continue reading

Live Modern: Suntro House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Suntro House

Last night I was thinking about getting business cards with rounded corners and I thought to myself how nice rounded corners are. They’re still structural but not too harsh. They still tell a shape story but just not scream it from the rooftops. They are sleek, but also kind of — Continue reading

Live Modern: Casa en Gral. Rodriguez

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa en Gral. Rodriguez

We think our love of this house in Argentina has a lot to do with volumes–and visible ones at that. There’s a comforting familiarity with modern architecture that doesn’t aim to confuse or surprise, but just provides an honest picture of what you might expect on the interior. This presentation — Continue reading

Interiors: Holley House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Holley House

We are so into textured, rough-hewn, natural-colored stone walls right now. The longer and more horizontal the stone block, the better. Once very popular in the 1960s and 1970s, they’re highly coveted by Mid-Century Modern affcienados but we have to say, they also kind of rock it in really modern, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Airstream House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Airstream House

While we explore a number of different types and ideas of modern architecture, let’s get back to a nice classic example, shall we? You look at this home, known as the Airstream House, and you just totally think modern. It’s got sleek lines and a narrow footprint that makes it — Continue reading

More Eye Candy: Genesis Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More Eye Candy: Genesis Architecture

Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of super versatile Racine, Wisconsin-based firm Genesis Architecture. What a surprise-filled portfolio this was to us! You don’t often come across firms who excel in two very distinct styles, but Genesis Architecture seems to be able to create really sleek, modern spaces (inside and out) but also — Continue reading

Interiors: Milk and Honey Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Milk and Honey Home

While we usually focus on just one space with pretty rockin’ interiors for our interiors feature posts, sometimes we come across an interior designer so amazing that it’s just not possible to choose any one space, as is the case with the portfolio of firm Milk and Honey. Good golly — Continue reading

Live Modern: Villa G

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Villa G

Well, as you probably know our blog style, you’d know that we first noticed this house because of that beautiful landscape it’s sitting in! But that’s not the only thing that caught our eye with this home. We like the slightly striated, white exterior. It looks kind of like a — Continue reading

4 DIY Projects You Can Do THIS Weekend!

Categories: DIY + How To
4 DIY Projects You Can Do THIS Weekend!

Is a room or rooms in your house in a sorry, unfinished, uncompleted state? Are you tired of staring at blank walls and missing window treatments? We’ve got four DIY projects that would be easy, fast and totally accomplishable this weekend. Not only that — they all look good together, — Continue reading