Entries Tagged as 'Architecture'

Houses by Julia Baum

November 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Photographer Julia Baum has snapped a wonderful new series called Houses, documenting how homeowners have made unique their identically constructed 1950′s Santa Clara homes.  While driving around our old neighborhood it was always interesting to see when houses were the same underneath yet full of personality and charm on the outside. (via The Retro Blog)

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Tags: Architecture · Home

Houses I Love: Plaza Midwood

November 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As seen on our recent trip to Charlotte, the Plaza Midwood neighborhood right outside of the city center is beautiful and wonderfully eclectic.  Here are a sample of houses that piqued my interest.

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Tags: Architecture · Home

UNC Charlotte

November 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

After several years of toying with the idea of going to earn a graduate degree in architecture, I finally visited schools.  Here are some photos of my visit to the gorgeous campus of UNC Charlotte.

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Tags: Architecture · Travel

Fifties Lego Town Set

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments

It should come as no surprise that I love LEGO.  Anything that combines Danish design, toys and architecture is pretty sweet.  This new set called “Town Plan” contains three buildings central to any fictitious 1950′s town: a cinema, service station and town hall.  It’s complete with a few cars and even some newlyweds! Get yours […]

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Tags: Architecture · Gift Ideas · Kids · Toys

Google Schwag with Wright and Gropius

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

I randomly visited our corporate merchandise store here at Google HQ and noticed that they now carry a full selection of gear with printed with various popular “Doodles“.  Of course my eyes locked in on two of my favorite logos, those honoring Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius.  Finally, some corporate gear I actually want […]

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Tags: Architecture · Gift Ideas

Park Street Renovation

August 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

As any good residential modernist would say, Dwell is one of my favorite magazines. Though many of its featured homes have similar designs, their function and aesthetics are usually in the same domain as what I look for.  This renovated home on Park Street in San Francisco is no exception.  Built in 1901 in the […]

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Tags: Architecture

Monticello

August 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Monticello in autumn.  Nothing makes me more inspired, melancholic and homesick for Virginia than this beautiful home nestled among the idyllic mountains.

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Tags: Architecture

Mississippi Style

August 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

As featured in today’s “What You Get For $200,000″ article in the New York Times, this home offers plenty of Southern charm.  Situated in a friendly neighborhood in Mississippi replete with a farmer’s market, nearby art museums and a short commute to downtown Jackson.  I have to admit I’m a bit shocked to find some […]

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Tags: Architecture · Furniture

Noe Valley Modern

August 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Located just down the street from our house, this modern Noe Valley home is a perfect example of how to combine contemporary lines with a natural feel.  I stumbled upon it while browsing for neighborhood real estate.  As it turns out, it’s the residence and studio of the talented industrial designer responsible for, among other […]

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Tags: Architecture · Garden · Home

Usonian Home in San Francisco

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments

I just noticed this beautiful West Portal home for sale in today’s SF Chronicle.  Though the architect is unknown, it was built in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian style, one he pioneered later in his life in an attempt to design homes for every American.  Constructed in 1954, this 2,344 square foot sits on a corner […]

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Tags: Architecture · Furniture