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Before and After: Garage Turned Minimal Mini House

Before and After: Garage Turned Minimal Mini House
Sometimes a garage is just a garage and other times a garage is a miniature modern house just waiting to happen. In this case, it's the latter, which means I probably need to pack my bags, move back to Seattle and into this (now) house. It's not actually available, but I'm just crossing my fingers that designer Michelle de la Vega needs a few roommates (my husband, my dog, and I) in her fully functional 250 square foot space. We can all fit in there, right? In all seriousness though, this remodel is really incredible. Michelle custom built most of the furniture and salvaged old fixtures for the project as well. For more photos of this remodel, click here. Tagged : before and after, Makeover, remodel Design Style : minimalist Related:  i n s p i r a t i o n sWeb Sites

A Canopy of Colorful Umbrellas Spotted in Portugal This beautiful installation of umbrellas was recently spotted in Águeda, Portugal by photographer Patrícia Almeida. Almost nothing is known about the artist behind the project or its significance, but it’s impossible to deny the joy caused by taking a stroll in the shadowy rainbow created by hundreds of parasols suspended over this public walkway. It reminds be of Garth Britzman’s bottle carport. (via my modern met) Into the AETHERstream *notcot in wearable , 10:55 I love when things just fall together. Like yesterday ~ finding out that the gorgeous AETHER APPAREL (who has been a kind supporter of NOTCOT over the years through beautiful advertising!) is actually LA based! And love matte black/metal/wood minimalist gear, gadgets, and cars/etc as much as we do. p.s. While LA weather is pretty warm and gorgeous at the moment, i’ve had winterwear on the mind, toying with the idea of playing in real winter a bit more this year and being grossly unprepared wardrobe wise… they kindly gave me one of their signature Space Hoodies, and first reaction is definitely IT IS SO LIGHT. For ladies ~ Element ~ layered goodness to keep you warm and dry, while still sleek enough for city wear, still ready for snowboarding! For men ~ Military Jacket (looks even better in person than in pics!) Tags: cars - gifts - los angeles - shopping - store

9 hours (9h) Designer Capsule Hotel Review - Kyoto, Japan I’ve been lucky enough to stay at some very nice hotels over the past couple of years but in Japan I was on a tight budget and determined to try something a little different. Originally created for businessmen who worked too late to catch the last train home, capsule hotels (カプセルホテル) have developed as an economical alternative to normal hotels in a country where space comes at a premium. Consisting of a large number of extremely small coffin-like “rooms” big enough for a single person to sleep in, Japan’s first capsule hotel made its appearance in Osaka in 1979. They have a bit of a grim reputation for their chicken-coop approach to habitation but in 2009 Tokyo-based Cubic Corp decided to take a fresh approach to this uniquely Japanese mode of accommodation. Upon arrival the first thing you do is place your shoes in a numbered locker and give the key to reception while checking-in; I doubt they get many people running off without paying the bill! Map Data Map data ©2014 Google, ZENRIN Map

Luxury Beach House Luxury Beach House By Marcio Kogan Architects Marcio Kogan Architects designed this luxury beach house on a coastal island between Sao Paolo and Rio De Janeiro, the luxury beach home provides an escape from city life with it`s pristine beach and contemporary nature inspired interior. Photography by Nelson Kon. About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? September 6, 2010 | Property | View comments Contemporary home Gottshalden by Rossetti + Wyss architects Zurich-based architectural practice, Rossetti + Wyss Architects, has designed the Gottshalden project. Eco-friendly interior design at this Belarus apartment Russian architect Angelina Alekseeva has designed the eco-friendly apartment project.

Inthralld - Interior Design, Home Ideas & Architecture JinSpiration A Cathedral Made from 55,000 LED Lights The Luminarie De Cagna is an imposing cathedral-like structure that was recently on display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The festival was host to almost 30 exhibitions including plenty of 3D projection mapping, fields of luminous flowers, and a glowing phone booth aquarium, however with 55,000 LEDs and towering 28 meters high the Luminarie De Cagna seems to have stolen the show. ( via stijn coppens, sacha vanhecke, sector271)

Contemporary SF Mansion The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects Designed by San Francisco-based SB Architects, an international firm well-known for the design of site-sensitive resort and mixed-use projects around the world, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction & Development, this home is a statement of what is possible combining “high design with high sustainability.” Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Hillside House has just received certification as the first LEED for Homes Platinum custom home in Marin County, and one of only a handful in Northern California. The four-story home – clad with beautiful, sustainable Western Red Cedar siding – is set on a steep hillside site that provides for a very vertical design with living and private zones situated on multiple separate floors. About Richard Barker Adelto Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? October 13, 2010 | Property | View comments

Completed Project: Poland’s Most Narrow ‘Keret House’ Warsaw is now home to the completed Keret House project, and it has to be one of the most narrow homes in the world. Though we’ve been keeping track of this home from the beginning conceptual phases it’s time to see some actual as built photos of the interior and more from design firm Centrala. Though it can’t technically be labeled a home (since it breaks all kinds of codes/laws in Poland), it is considered an art installation. At a microscopic 44 square feet– it hardly sounds like a home, but upon seeing the ultimately narrow space it all starts to make sense. But even with its tiny footprint, it plays host to a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with it’s widest point just under 5 feet. Images: HomeDsgn