The Modern Vintage Kitchen

The Modern Vintage Kitchen

There are some great images of vintage style kitchens with a modern twist floating out there these days. From black cabinets with farm house sinks to rusty industrial elements and fixtures, the worker inspired vintage look appears to be moving from the streets to the home kitchen. The take away on this look is black … Continue reading

A Warm Soak

A Warm Soak

The traditional ofuro tub has evolved from a simple soaking box into a sleek design element for todays modern bath. Traditional ofuros are constructed of aromatic woods such as Hioki, Alaskan yellow cedar, and teak. They are joined together without any visible hardware(as is the case with the Roberts ofuro in the images) creating the … Continue reading

The Living Roof

The Living Roof

Having spent a few weeks in Bern Switzerland, I was intrigued by the roof top gardens on some of the houses in their downtown district. The plantings were actually integrated into the roof structure, with grasses covering entire roof lines. These rooftop gardens are nothing new to California. Henry Kaiser, as early as the 1960’s … Continue reading

Pattern Language

Pattern Language

Bisazza continues to push the boundaries of art and design through their innovative tile and mosaics. Bisazza’s use of color and texture adds drama and depth to the most mundane surfaces. Take a look…

Modern Paris

Modern Paris

The folks over at StylePark recently posted images of a contemporary new apartment in Paris. The look is fresh and restrained. With most of the interior and fixtures being custom-made for this project it is definetely a DIY case study. The design take aways are the bold colors on the walls with simple finishes such … Continue reading

Kitchen trends for 2012

Kitchen trends for 2012

Houzz online just put out it’s list of top 20 Kitchen ideas for 2012 which can be found here. The NY Kitchen by VP Interiors 2010 listed above is one of the many classic kitchens included in the group.

Architecture for the bath

Architecture for the bath

USM Storage Cabinet USM has been producing timeless modern design for over 40 years. The company is best known for it’s Haller storage system which allows for endless configuration of enameled steel panels suspended in chromed steel frames. Haller was designed by and named for Fritz Haller, who was commissioned by USM’s Schaerer family to … Continue reading

Steamy…

Steamy…

There is something very luxurious about being able to relax in a steam bath in the privacy of your own home. Steam showers were once only reserved for the wealthy. We are seeing more of a trend for steam showers being added to some of the simpler remodeling projects. Thermasol has been producing steam systems … Continue reading

Green Paint

Green Paint

I’m always interested in ecologically sound products that can stand their own against more mainstream products. Household paint is definitely one of those categories that have been in need for more ecologically friendly products for a while now. I recently came a cross Yolo Colorhouse while surfing the internet and was impressed by their color … Continue reading

Testarossa…

Testarossa…

Italian Red The Bertazonni family has been producing well-designed stoves and ovens for the European market since 1882. The company has recently begun testing the US market with two efficiently designed range models – the Professional series & the Modular series. The Professional series is reminiscent of the industrial look of today’s Wolf or Thermador … Continue reading