This modern rowhouse by KUBE Architecture has been renovated into an amazing family home. The family wanted a chefs kitchen and wanted it to be the focal point of the house. I can’t believe how open the inside of the house is, the volume is fantastic. The white painted brick wall is one of my favorite elements. The project was named the salt and pepper house due to the fact that the clients wanted a black and white color palette.
This small mid century house is known as the Lamolithic House, designed in 1948 by Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell. It was built using a monolithic reinforced concrete structural system developed by John Lambie. Even at 1k square feet the house feels so open and inviting, mostly due to the open floor plan. Being it Florida, the pool and deck probably double the size of the living area. I really like the simplicity of the house and its furnishings. Having a home this small would really force on to do some serious editing if you were an MCM collector.
How to hang a table on the wall, well at least part of it. Last week I went into a consignment shop not really expecting to find anything. Just when we were ready to leave I looked down and saw the top of this tile coffee table. I was instantly enthralled with it. With no price I asked how much, the price was a little more then I wanted to pay. My thought process went like this: The price is high enough that I can’t flip it, I have no room for a coffee table but I have to have it. Then it hit me, ditch the ugly rattan legs and hang that sucker on the wall.
From my family to yours, I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday season. Thanks so much for being part of Plastolux.
ON THE BACK
To live is to sink roots. Life is possible only to the extent that you find a place hospitable enough to receive you and allow you to settle down. What follows is a sort of symbiosis: Just as you grow into the world, the world grows into you. Not only do you occupy a certain place, but that place, in turn, occupies you. Its culture shapes the way you see the world, its language informs the way you think, its customs structure you as a social being. Who you ultimately are is determined to an important degree by the vast web of entanglements of “home.”
The Wisdom Of The Exile
By Costica Bradatan
A friend gave me this old weathered Horsnaes teak chair that was in pretty bad shape. So, here is my Danish teak chair restoration. This is my first attempt at doing something like this but hopefully I can share some tips with you that may help with your restoration.
As you can see the chair was in really bad shape. It look as though it had been sitting outside and the cushions were covered in cat hair. A funny thing to note is that the back was on backwards.
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and pleasant holiday season!