Attic apartment in Stockholm...

I have been spending today doing my accounts and taxes - it's so boring!

Well here is something cute from Dwell magazine...

Its a very masculine apartment in the middle of Stockholm

Slightly darker than my style, but very nice nevertheless.

Enjoy and I'll see you lovely people here tomorrow!

Photos: Per Magnus Persson

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Trees in the woods.....

Some how the combination of the trees in the woods, by the waters edge

conjures up dreams 

of absolute bliss and relaxation for me...

especially when there's a secret hide-away to spend your days in...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I have to get me a summer cabin ......♡


Kreiss Austin Showroom

I wasn't in love, to be honest, during my first visit to the Kreiss showroom on 6th, but I took some pictures to share of some of the things that stood out.

It felt more like a furniture store, like Ethan Allen, if you will.  Something was missing.

I thought these medicine bottles were pretty.  Then I saw them at Pier 1.  They were actually less at Kreiss though.

I thought this fixture would be perfect in a poolside cabana.  If only I had a cabana!
They usedlots of these squares to add color and texture.  I think I'd get tired of these at home, but I guess they work in a showroom.

Martin Cederblad

Hello lovely people, how are you all today?

I am great...really looking forward to the spring season around the corner.

I found some great shots by Martin Cederblad this morning in Skona Hem

Here they are, plus some more yummy shots from his portfolio.


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Award Winning NH Lakefront Cottage Renovation

We were pleasantly surprised Saturday night at the AIANH Excellence in Architecture Design Award ceremony when our Lakefront Cottage Renovation project won TWO Awards:  The Merit Award and the People’s Choice Award in Residential Architecture!

Entries were judged on overall design excellence including aesthetics, clarity, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance, and appropriateness with regard to fulfilling the client's program. The entries were also previewed in the January/February 2011 issue of NH Home Magazine.  Winning entries will be featured in a future issue.

Residential Architecture: Lakefront Cottage Renovation
Architect: Jeremy Bonin, Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC
Merit Award and People’s Choice Award, Residential Architecture

Project Description:
Originally one of eleven cabins on “The Point”, the recently subdivided property left this and one other cabin in close proximity to the beautiful beach and lake. Removal of the ‘point’ cabin allowed for a meandering path from renovated cottage to the dock as well as substantially opening the view to the lake from the remaining cabin.

A newly exposed cathedral ceiling is warm and inviting as are the reused and repositioned windows and doors for capturing lakeside views and breezes. Salvaged and refinished from the cottage are framing lumber, T&G boards and floors. Finishes and materials are low or no VOC products and even the woodstove is a found item making a new home in this beautiful location.

With material reuse and minimal site impact as two principal goals throughout the design and renovation process, the resultant cabin provides for three seasons of comfortable lakefront access and family gatherings.

The 2011 jury was comprised of representatives from the State of Maine’s architecture community: James A. Sterling, AIA, Portland; Ellen Belknap, AIA, SMRT Architects, Portland; and Walter Arsenault, AIA, Fraser Matson Architecture & Planning, Falmouth.

Juror Comments: “Understated, simple, cost effective renovation. Excellent use of limited space. Restrained and authentic in use of materials and details. In some ways, this is the most appealing project …. maybe it speaks to the desire for simplicity in all of us.”

About The American Institute of Architects
For 150 years, members of The American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. AIA members have access to the right people, knowledge, and tools to create better design, and through such resources and access, they help clients and communities make their visions real.
About Jeremy Bonin and Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC
Jeremy Bonin, a principal partner of Bonin Architects & Associates, is an award-winning architect and the author of TIMBER FRAMES: Designing Your Custom Home.  Jeremy has a special interest in sustainable design and green homes with a specialty in green building and renewable energy systems. 

Bonin Architects & Associates, led by Kimberly Bonin and Jeremy Bonin AIA NCARB LEED AP, located in New London, NH, is a national   architectural firm licensed in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.

Love, love, love.....

 This ORNAMENT collection created by Sam Baron 

in collaboration witCatarina Carreiras 

for Vista Alegre....


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