These photographs of Swiss houses by Patrick Lambertz stopped me in my tracks. Having grown up in Switzerland, this architecture is so deeply familiar and comforting. (The series is called Swiss Chalets, but I disagree, these are not chalets.)
Need a place to work from during this pandemic? You have a backyard? Site Shack might be just what you’ve been looking for. It is a tiny prefab that sets up anywhere in a space. Site Shack is outfitted with a desk, storage, and wiring.
This futuristic looking mini home called Ecocapsule made me gasp. It’s a fully off-grid, smart, self-sustainable micro-unit, powered only by solar and wind energy. It allows you to stay in remote places out of reach of urban networks. It has room for one or two people usable as a cottage, pop-up hotel, caravan, mobile office, research station or anything you want it to be. You can read more here.
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designed The Exchange, a multipurpose structure located at Darling Square in Sydney, and housing a library, food hall, restaurants and a day-care facility. Holy giant Swiss cow, this is breathtaking!
I am back at the Floating Farmhouse with team CreativeMornings to plan for the new year. Small team off-sites are magical in this place! Tom Givone, the owner, has a beautiful aesthetic. He adds, by taking away. My minimalist heart rejoices.
Last week I was invited to a friend’s house and this is the mosaic that greeted me at the entryway. What a stunning statement right at the entrance of a home! The masterpiece is by Sarah Donato. I learned from the owner Jules that they were inspired by Nick Misani’s work.
Now I am dreaming of one day renovating a home and being able to hire Sarah to make me a custom mosaic. One day! One day!