Shipping containers continue to be utilized as alternative space solutions. What are your design challenges?
Hey Modernists!The documentary, “Structural Engineers of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair,” presented by the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington will be showing this Thursday. This is a great opportunity to learn about the seminal work of the engineers who helped create and design iconic fair structures such as the Space Needle, U.S. Science Pavilion (Pacific Science Center) and Washington Coliseum (KeyArena).
WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014. Reception at 5:30 pm. Film screening at 6:00 pm. UW calendar listing
"there’s a psychological dimension to space…" Being a designer, I’m fully aware of this concept and it’s what I try to communicate to my clients as well. Regardless of the space constraints, a well designed space leaves one feeling good- and that’s what design is all about.
A magnetic chalk board keeps the office a little more on track. This DIY project was simple. I applied several coats of chalkboard spray paint to an old IKEA magnetic bulletin board. Done!
Project Planter Boxes:
After coming up with a design & layout, I found two styles online. Something things to consider… 1)Drainage system, 2)A liner or protected interior coating to fight corrosion, 3)Exterior finish, 4)Product dimensions.
Although I love the rusted look of the high end steel planters, they will not be easy to move in the future. I’ve decided to go with the smaller units & group them together to create the various levels I proposed in the original concept. (However, they will need liners.) Nonetheless, they will satisfy the overall look & feel I was trying to create for this back patio space.
"Design is in my DNA." The next time you’re in Mumbai check out Bungalow 8. A home & fashion playground for tastemakers, trendsetters and the well-traveled.
Nobody does it quite like Kundig.
This Capitol Hill home, featured in the April issue of Elle Decor, showcases Kundig’s expert steel and glass design. I’ve followed Kundig from early on, and it would be an honor and a dream to work with him on a project one day. But until then, I continue to be impressed with his thoughtfulness of details and his delight in the fantastical world of design.
Last week at the Design In Motion presentations, Steven Rainville, Principal at Olson Kundig Architecture, spoke about their design process. I was enthralled - he could’ve talked for an hour, I would not have minded. Needless to say, this architecture firm is prolific and with their forward thinking ideas, they’ll be around for many years to come, further proving that good design lives on!
Inspiring Vibrant Spring Colors for your home! Get out to the Skagit Valley & visit La Conner’s Tulip Festival this Spring. Be sure to check the official Bloom Map for updates on what’s currently blooming. And while you’re in the spirit of Spring, hit Dot&Bo for great color drenched home accessories & collections!