rad rugs

i have never been a carpet person, i much prefer an expanse of empty floor than having rugs lying all over the place (especially loose carpets on a floor that already has wall-to-wall carpeting… something i will never understand.) slowly though i have come to the realisation that it might just be because i have never come across carpets i actually like.

these antique carpets by swedish artist & textile designer martha meuse fjetterström (on auction at bukowski’s) are a huge exception. considering they’re priced between $4000-30,000 they probably would not be displayed on my floor.

front & back

a pretty cool modern renovation of a turn of the century row house in washington, dc i wish we had more row houses in SA, i would love to live in an urban street not dissimilar to what you see on london, new york & other cities the world over.…

a single house

the house from a single man is still up for sale, by the way. just in case you were on the market and you wanted to spend in the region of $1,5 million (or less? i mean, in the current climate…) – this would be a good buy. designed in…

ceramic house

the design of this attic to maximise space & provide for various living areas on different levels is pretty darn cool.

instead of taking the existing rooms as a starting point, the architect placed a large three-dimensional object in the space, creating a play of heights and a second level. the mezzanine-like structure not only provides a separate sleeping area and extra storage, but also screens off a kitchen area and bathroom.

highest bidder

if i had serious money to burn & i actually knew how to work an auction, i’d bid on some pretty things at bukowski’s

rooftop dream

i literally do not have the words to describe this flat, but that’s okay because i think the photos tell you everything

flat #1 & 2

holy wow check out this flat in paris… though i think i would be shit scared to climb those stairs.

facing the eglise saint-gervais on one side and the hôtel de ville de paris on the other, this 95 sqm apartment occupies the whole of the the two top floors of an 18th century building.

this one is also pretty cool,

the project centers around a 1.6 x 3 m rotating door separating the living room from the bedroom.

by ecole via digsdigs

walk in bookcase

a walk in bookcase is almost more appealing than a walk in closet (almost) the rest of the house is pretty darn amazing too…

upside down vegetables

what an amazing idea if you don’t have much of a garden (or a garden at all) and you want to grow your own veggies the advantages of upside-down gardening are many: it saves space; there is no need for stakes or cages; it foils pests and fungus; there are…

bird nerd

i might have to get this cup to drink my tea out of at the office, as we are faced with severe cup politics – don’t use my cup and i won’t use yours kind of thing.

dream desk

dream desk, absolute flippen dream desk: a 1920s french drafting table… these aren’t bad either…