Tag Archives: architecture

Vintage Monday

27 Jan

Vintage monday is coming up!  I know I´m not the only one who loves old stuff.. : ) I am a fan of vintage furniture , decorating and architecture with and without a modern twist.  Thats why I have decided to share what I find online with you as a weekly event:) What do you think of  vintage monday?

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 Stay tuned… My first post is coming tomorrow!

Maggie ❤

Ps: This amazing “homemade” vintage chair was created by “My Rustic Cottage Life”

A house in Drammen..

17 Jan

It´s not everyday a house in my hometown is featured in the New York Times. I´m from a small town called Drammen. My town is situated about 30 min away from the capital in Norway, Oslo.  The minimalistic house is for sale and it´s priced at $ 1.6 million.

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I´m not 100% in love with the furniture, but I do love the house!

Maggie ❤

Click here to open the link to the New York Times article and for more pictures…

École Maternelle Pajol- The rainbow inspired preschool

14 Jul

“A 2009 study at the University of Essex showed that memory, mental agility, reaction times and even physical  strength improved when exposed to sunflowers, rainbows and other what-nots…”

Now a days, especially since it´s summer I´m constantly trying to wear colors. One of the reasons is that I almost instantly  feel so much better when I wear colors. My mood shifts to a much brighter one, and I get a smile on my face!

The french authorities brought in the architectural firm:  Palatre & Leclere Architectes to transform this rather plain and boring preschool (a typical pre-school) into something different. I love this idea! It looks like a rainbow washed thru it!

They definitely needed guts to transform a school into this, but I definitely think it paid off! École Maternelle Pajol is now an unique preschool in Paris, and I hope that it will not be the only one! 

My inspiration/source for this article : WeHeart.co.uk


Maggie ❤

Kalkin´s container houses!

7 Apr

You all know how i love unique design/architecture, when someone uses something normal and changes it to something brilliant! The architect Adam Kalkin, took an ordinary shipping container and made beautiful houses out of it.

“The beautiful home stretches the boundaries of modern design and is truly a work of art.  It was created by stacking a dozen orange “reclaimed” shipping containers in a T-shape while replacing some of the steel pannels with large windows looking out over the rocky peninsula to Blue Hill Bay. ”

It´s possible to rent the “containers” for $6000-$10000 a week. I just LOVE  the playfulness of the spaces.  It feels as if they really were houses and courtyard. There are so many details to catch your eye! Amazing!

Quotes and some of the pictures are from: Jetson Green , Waveavenue and from

Architecture and hygiene : Adam Kalkin´s firm responsible for all this cool stuff!!

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Maggie ❤

The Corinthian Club

19 Mar

I read about The Glasgow Ship Bank at WeHeart. This Ship bank was built in 1842 and restored in 1999. The Corinthian Club has re-opened, after a multimillion-pound refurbishment led by Graven Images. The company Graves Images won the Elle Decoration Best Interior award on their work on the Corinthian club.

I just love this building! It has a contemporary touch of elegance! The wonderful glass balconies overlooking the casino. Just by looking around you gets feeling of the high society in 1842.

” Elsewhere, modern touches are fused with the building’s original decedent glamour – delivering a shamelessly opulent venue that quite simply cannot be ignored…”

Quotes and pictures are from WeHeart!

Maggie ❤

The Tree Hotel!

18 Mar

Ever wanted to live in trees? Well in Harads, Sweden you do have the opportunity. Maybe not the “Tarzan style”,  but I wound not mind living in these really creative, unordinary “tree houses”. These rooms are created by the really unique architectural firm Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The Treehotel is a hotel situated in a Boreal forest! Not only can you live in an amazing room, you have a wonderful view of a beautiful forest. It´s located at the far north of Sweden close to the Arctic circle!

“The functions included provide for a living for two people; a double bed, a small bath room, a living room and a roof terrace. Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge connected to the next tree.”

“To prevent birds colliding with the reflective glass, a transparent ultraviolet colour is laminated into the glass panes which are visible for birds only.”

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Here is the link for the hotel (the quotes are from here), where you could book a stay and see more amazing pictures!

Maggie ❤

A Sliding House!!

23 Feb

I never thought I would be writing about something so brilliant! The headliner explains it! When I found the article at home designing I had two read it twice just to make sure that I read it correctly. And to my surprise I did! It´s a sliding house! You heard me right!

It looks like a normal house right? Guess again!

“The Sliding House created, by dRMM Architecture does something that we have never seen or heard any another house do – it slides. Besides the visual awe that the slide creates, it gives the control for its residents to adjust the heating, lighting and mood of the home to suit any weather.”

In the video below the owner of this phenomenal house tries to explain it:

Read more about this sliding house at Home Design (quote is from here) and Dezeen.

Maggie ❤

A Deeper Look at the Nautilus – The Snail Shell Dwelling

22 Feb

This is the Nautilus! A couple in Naucalpan, Mexico decided that they wanted an unconventional home. So they hired the designer Javier Senosiain’s  and Senosiain Arquitectos to draw a unique, snail-shell shaped house. The house is an amazing combination of colors and shapes. It´s a  work of mind bending architecture and art.

The designer calls the place a sparkling example of  “Bio-Architecture”. “The building is based on the natural principles of organic forms bring us back to local history, tradition and cultural roots, in turn creating harmony with nature.”

Quotes and the pictures are from Inhabitat and Spotcoolstuff.

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Maggie ❤

Ever wanted to live in a snail-shell?

17 Feb

I love architecture, but some times I think the houses can become a bit too extravagant. I found these houses at Leanova Designs. The house in the first picture looks pretty cool, but would you feel comfortable living in a “car”-house.

What do you think? They are really unconventional, crazy and funny to look at, but would you ever live in an unconventional?

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Maggie ❤

The wooden bakery

15 Feb

Since it´s breakfast time, I thought I should blog about a “themed” topic.

The Baker D. Chirico store in Carlton, Australia has an appearance quite different from any  other bakery i´ve seen.

The shelves are made to individual fit  the different loaf sizes and cools the bread when it comes out of the oven. The  chopping board looking counter has a built in scale, cutting board and a crumb collector.

The “creators” are called Fabio Ongarato Design they did not only design  the architecture/design of the inside, but also the decor on the paper products. I think they did an amazing job in creating a bakery that stands out!

 

Maggie ❤

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