Posts Tagged ‘patio’

Patio chair of rebar and planks

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Outdoor chairs made very simply from welded rebar and wooden planks. The little folding perch is clever too. If you’re from DF and you know the name of this designer, please remind me. The studio is at Chihuahua 78, between Cordoba and Merida.

UPDATE: Thanks, Alejandro: the designer is Hector Galvan and the company is Omelette.

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Florida House by Gene Leedy

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

This midcentury modern house is for sale – or was – according to the Paul Rudolph Foundation website, which links to this great set of photos from ECOHUSET on Flickr.  See also the Rudolph Foundation’s blog for a post on this house.

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April Tidey

Monday, April 20th, 2009

This tiny sample of photos is from the new website of Vancouver interior designer April Tidey. They include shots of her own amazing loft in Gastown, one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods. April is a landscape and outdoor designer as well, and in that capacity she worked as designer and stylist for the HGTV series “Take It Outside” for several years.

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It’s Spring, Let’s Go Outside!

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

These are all, as usual, from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970. I love the photo of the little garden house with the abstract geometric painting, above, and the book actually includes plans for it (click at bottom). One of the things that is so great about 1960s and 70s decor books is that many of the best ideas come with DIY instructions or are just simple to make, like the cedar privacy wall below.

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BC Binning house, in photographic works by artist Arni Haraldsson

Sunday, December 21st, 2008


Vancouver artist Arni Haraldsson, known for his photographic studies of modernist architecture and his research on Corbusier, produced these three photographs of the house of another artist, BC Binning, in 1994. Binning, a painter, built a beautiful little modernist house for himself and his wife in West Vancouver, B.C.

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