cjwho: Restoration of the house “El Bosquet”, Spain by Arcadi Pla i Masmiquel | via The project consisted of the restoration of the house “El Bosquet”, which is inside the neighbourhood of “Can Gustí”, located in “La Vall de Riu”. The objective was to set the house up as a short-stage refugee. Thus, the restoration […]

architizer: Not far from the Arctic Circle, the Norwegian island of Vega boasts one of the most scenic landscapes in the world—jagged mountains rising in the background, mossy plants and brush growing over chiseled boulders, and uninterrupted views of the Norwegian Sea. In this distinctly Nordic environment, traditional huts known as naust sit by the seaside. These windowless […]

thekhooll: A Canvas of Concrete A loft in San Francisco’s Mission district. Originally a Lucky Strike cigarette warehouse, the 1925 concrete building was converted into this sweet nest for British-born electrical engineer Clive McCarthy and his wife. “We wanted to create emptiness: a playground for his experiments, for all the different things he works on simultaneously.” The idea […]

This building is moody. With the Melbourne weather, these moods change rapidly. In providing interest and delight to the rail experience, this ‘Southern Crustacean’ is a building that says that public infrastructure matters and, by extension, that the public matter. The YardMasters Building, Melbourne, Australia (via Architect Day: McBride Charles Ryan)

The Goulding Summerhouse by Scott Tallon Walker Architects was originally designed for Sir Basil Goulding; He was so concerned about his beautiful gardens along the Dargle Valley that he wanted the new building to take up as little of the garden as possible. The resulting design cantilevered over the river, disturbing as little as possible […]

A tealight torch with a nail-sharp point that can be hammered into any tree or wood. For indoor or outdoor use. Made of cast iron and heat-resistant glass. (via Cast Iron Tealight Torch – Kaufmann Mercantile Store)

zucherman: St. Marks and Avenue Something. My brother Seth sat out in the garage with me tonight, playing old Tom Waits songs on his guitar and smoking cigarettes while I painted.  We shared a bottle of his whiskey, and it was my favorite night spent painting in some time.  Any painting’s gonna be a hell […]

“Cabinet half length, standing in profile to left, wearing dark brown-grey suit, white wing collar and dark tie, hands in pockets, background light, on which the figure throws a shadow.” (Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1860 – 1937 via National Galleries of Scotland − Collection − Portrait of the Month Sept. 2011)

“The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion is located at Hjerkinn on the outskirts of Dovrefjell National Park, overlooking the Snøhetta mountain massif. The 90m2 building is open to the public and serves as an observation pavilion for the Wild Reindeer Foundation educational programmes. A 1,5km nature path brings visitors to this spectacular site, 1200 meters […]