2011 April : design elements


Made in Barcelona

categories House Tour    

Ein Haus in Barcelona, interior design: Bárbara Aurell, Design Studio Espacio en Blanco.

A house in Barcelona, interior design by Bárbara Aurell of design studio Espacio en Blanco.

photos: Mauricio Fuertes via mi casa revista


Rustic Charm in San Francisco

categories House Tour    

Das Architekturbüro Feldman Architecture hat eines der ältesten Häuser in San Francisco renoviert – ein altes Haus, das in 1860 erbaut wurde! Das Ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen: ein schönes Familienhaus mit offenen Räumen und großflächigen Fenstern, die die Natur ins Haus holen.

p.s.: Mein Blog wurde am Freitag  auf Desire to Inspire empfohlen. Danke, Jo und Kim! Danke an Cabbage Rose und Japanese Trash fürs Posten meiner Einträge auf ihren Blogs. Ein Danke an euch alle, dass ihr so zahlreich meinen Blog liest. Der letzte Osterfeiertag beginnt. ”It’s a beautiful day! Don’t let it get away!” U2

Feldman Architecture redecorated one of the oldest houses in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, a 1860′s cottage! A transformation into a lovely family home that celebrates light filled open spaces and has a strong connection with the outdoors.

p.s.: Thank you, Desire to Inspire (Jo and Kim), for featuring my blog in the Easter Reading Guide! Thanks to Cabbage Rose and Japanese Trash for linking to my posts this week! Thank you all for reading my blog! The last day of the 4 day Easter break is beginning. ”It’s a beautiful day! Don’t let it get away!” U2

photos: freshome


Frohe Ostern / Happy Easter

categories Special days    

Baum am Rheinufer geschmückt von mir :-) , Foto: via mein iPhone

a tree near the Rhine river decorated by me :-) , photo: via my iPhone


Egg-citing Architecture

categories Architecture, Special days    

Mumbai, The Cybertecture Egg, architecture: James Law Cybertecture, photo: via archdaily

China, Shenzhen, The Tiley Opera House, photo: via flickr

China, The Bei­jing Opera House, photo: Reuters via dysturb

London, 30 St Mary Axe Building, architecture: Norman Foster, photo: via flickr

the world’s largest Ukrainian Easter egg stands 31.6 feet high in Canada, photo: via flickr


House in South Africa

categories Architecture, House Tour, Houses, Pools    

Dieses Haus in Südafrika wurde mit dem “2010 Honor Award” von der “American Society of Landscape Artists” ausgezeichnet. Location: direkt am Fuß des Tafelberges mit Blick auf Kapstadt, den Atlantik und den Hafen. Architekt: Antonio Zaninovic. Interior Design & Landschaftsdesign: Rees Roberts + Partners.

p.s.: Eine neue Woche beginnt…Machen wir das Beste daraus!

This Cape Town house is the winner of the 2010 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in the Residential Design category. Location: at the foot of Table Mountain with an amazing view over the Atlantic Ocean,  Cape Town and the harbor at the same time. Architecture: Antonio Zaninovic. Interior design & Landscape: Rees Roberts + Partners.

p.s.: Entering a new week… Lets make it a good one!

photos: Scott Frances via  the cool hunter


Happy (little things) weekend!

categories Inspiration, Lifestyle Design    

If one could only learn to appreciate the little things … A song that takes you away, for there are those who cannot hear. The beauty of a sunset, for there are those who cannot see. The warmth and safety of your home, for there are those who are homeless. Time spent with good friends for there are those who are lonely. A walk along the beach for there are those who cannot walk. The little things are what life is all about…”

Shadi Souferian

via Postcards from far away


Tim Ferriss on Lifestyle Design

categories Books, Inspiration, Lifestyle Design, quotes    

Tim Ferriss, photo via Tim’s blog

Some quotes from Tim Ferriss’ book “The 4-Hour Workweek“…Happy (exciting) weekend!

Life is not a race. Do take it slower.

Believe it or not, it is not only possible to accomplish more by doing less, it is mandatory. Enter the world of elimination.

Focus on the important few and ignore the rest.

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

The most important actions are never comfortable.

The biggest risk in life wasn’t making mistakes but regret: missing out on things.

Happiness can be bought with a bottle of wine and has become ambiguous through overuse.

Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.

The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?”


A Barcelona Flat

categories House Tour    

Eine Wohnung gestaltet von Mikel Irastorza – ein spanischer Designer, der in Berlin und San Sebastian lebt und arbeitet.

An apartment decorated by Mikel Irastorza - a Spanish interior designer living and working between Berlin and San Sebastian.

photos: nuevo estilo, design: Mikel Irastorza