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Hillside Retreat in Brazil Opens to the Ocean

Collect this ideaDeveloped for a couple with three young children, Casa Delta by Bernardes Architects is a contemporary weekend home in Guaruja, Brazil, just outside São Paulo. The imposing 10,760-square-foot house sits on a steep hillside in an Atlantic Forest reserve.“The functional program was laid out on different levels to let the house adapt to the …

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Wooden Volume Creatively Defines Layout in Toronto Home

Collect this ideaDUBBELDAM Architecture recently completed a residential project for a young couple in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The historic property originally included two separate structures, the main building and a coach house of 4,334 and 1,640 square feet, respectively.The coach house had long been used as a rental property, but …

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Friday Finds

Sure, we can take a break from all the Christmas talk.  If you’re disappointed by that, there’s still next week with more of that stuff!  Let’s keep it chill today. This weekend is the annual holiday party with my friends and it’s so stinking fun because we do a white …

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Shop: Gift Guide for Him

He can be kind of hard to shop for, huh?  So for this gift guide, I went mostly with items my guy already has and loves then had him approve this list, so in a sense this is in collab with him, ha!  Coming from a guy who appreciates practical …

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Modern Ibiza Home Mixes Contemporary, Organic

Collect this ideaA recent collaboration between architecture firm SAOTA and interior design firm ARRCC resulted in Roca Llisa Residence, a modern project in Ibiza, Spain. According to the architects, the three-level house sits on hilly terrain with views of the ocean and the island of Formentera. The owners wanted an extensive refurbishment and alterations.“From the bones of the …

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DIY Mini Wood Christmas Trees

We’re going back to an old and frequently told story around here: I saw something kind of like these while I was out holiday shopping and wanted to make them with my own simple and minimal touch.  I made each tree hang one ornament and I love that I can focus on …

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Top 2016 Design Trends You Need To Know

As 2015 comes to a close, the question on most design fanatics’ minds is: “What’s next?” Which design trends will be popping up everywhere in the coming months?We have compiled a list of what we predict will be the biggest 2016 design trends. Here’s the scoop on five key design elements …

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Amsterdam Sugar Refinery Gets a Sweet Modern Makeover

Collect this ideaThe Bloemgracht Loft was designed by Amsterdam-based Standard Studio as a place to relax and unwind. The once-industrial space, a former sugar refinery, was transformed into a sleek and modern home on a charming Amsterdam canal to suit a young stockbroker’s living preferences.The architects, Wouter Slot and Jurjen van Hulzen, imagined a …

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‘Black Box’ in Portugal Remodel Hides Some Surprises

Collect this ideaInês Brandão Architecture completed the design of Casa Celeiro, a stylish remodel in Monte Real, Portugal. The young family living here wanted to pay tribute to the 50-year-old building that was once half barn, half housing.Original elements of the construction were carefully preserved, while the additions contribute to a fresh, contemporary vibe. …

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Shop: Gift Guide for the Traveler

The traveler, on-the-go, or generally busy person, will appreciate a gift with function or one that provides simple joys for a quiet moment during transit or rest in their room.  Overall though, I find these gift ideas nifty and potentially enjoyed by most anyone.  Some really cool and useful stuff …

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