Posts Tagged ‘living room’

Ghent loft

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Via OWI – Office for Word and Image. Photo: Vercruysse Frederik

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Living with boulders

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright built Fallingwater on a boulder-covered site, but the giant rocks beneath and around that well-known house are not nearly so graphic or madly visible as they are in these houses. Some of these structures were deliberately built on or around boulders, whether for aesthetics, site preservation, or protection; others incorporated the rocks simply because the rocks could not be moved from the only available building spot.

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Japanese interiors – updated traditional farmhouses

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The photo above shows the central living area of a rural farmhouse on the border of Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures. The house was restored by Kenji Tsuchisawa who bought it as a rundown heap when he was only 20, after seeing a photograph of a traditional Japanese farmhouse on a Tokyo magazine cover.

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Still life with stereo and ketchup

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

A ketchup bottle on the stereo speaker really completes this. Maybe this is Sixties Baroque. Ketchup aside, the wall-mounted amp is cool, and the wall painted in four colour blocks is clever. Photo is from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970. Click here to see the whole page with original caption.

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Deja vu.

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

David Crosby in 1970 with his father in the family living room in Ojai, California. The shot is from a collection of photos by photographer John Olson of 70’s rock musicians in their parents’ living rooms that has been circulating around the design blogs. See that crazy armchair?

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