2012 Februar : design elements

29
Feb

Wednesday Mix

categories Wednesday Mix    

design: Kelly Hoppen

where is the cool

28
Feb

Interview with Cara Cummins

categories Designer, Interviews    

Cara Cummins with her architect husband Jose Tavel and their rescue dogs

It is my pleasure to introduce Cara Cummins -  principal in TaC Studios, architect, designer and the first J. Neel Reid Prize winner. Cara’s home is one of my favorite homes ever featured in Metropolitan Home. Enjoy the interview and the photos of Cara and Jose’s beautiful Atlanta home!

How would you describe your own style?

I am driven by function and purpose, utility is my style.

Looking back at your first project what decorating knowledge do you wish you had back then designing the interiors?

Have no fear, and avoid perfect.


Is there a designer that has influenced you?

Ray Eames, Clodagh, John Pawson, Anne Fougeron, Charles-Édouard Jeannere aka Le Corbusier, Eileen Grey.

Some designers believe that the first piece for any room is the rug or a painting that sets up the colors palette. What is your first source of inspiration?

Typically I am inspired by the purpose of the space, the view, the quality of light, or when working with a client they may have an existing object. Color is always abstract until placed in the context of the space and it’s light .


How do you achieve a good scale? Scale is a really interesting and difficult topic.

Scale is always coupled with proportion. Often we will change the ceiling height in the space to better define that space, to break it away from the whole. The feeling of compressed space at an entry, coupled with the relief of that space can create a transition that breaks away from the life outside the entry.

What do you love to do when you are not designing?

Making that design come to life, entertaining or being entertained.

Who are your favorite artists?

Currently Louise Bourgeois, she was so honest and brave in her work.


Your favorite books?

Anything by Anis Nin, Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, the list is too long.

What does success mean to you?

Always having something that must be done.


My signature Design Elements question – what are the most important design elements?

Light, understanding the how, the why, and the when.

photos: Mali Azima for Metropolitan Home via Elle Decor

27
Feb

Monday Dreaming

categories Hospitality, Hotels, Monday dreaming    

Montagsträume… Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, Location: 150 km SSW von Abu Dhabi in der Liwa Oase am nördlichen Rand der Rub al-Chali Wüste – eine der größten zusammenhängenden Sandwüsten der Erde. Einen guten Wochenstart!

Monday dreaming of… Qasr Al Sarab – a dreamlike retreat located 150 km SSW of Abu Dhabi in the Liwa oasis on the northern edge of the Rub’ al Khali desert (one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world). Happy new week!


honestly wtf

27
Feb

Kitchens I Love

categories Kitchen    

photos: 1. Peter Estersohn for Elle Decor, 2. daily dream decor

25
Feb

Leftovers

categories Leftovers    

Fotos von dieser Woche, die ich noch nicht gepostet habe. Schönes Wochenende!

Images from this week that didn’t make it into posts. Happy weekend!

the dedicated gentleman

Jacobsen Architecture, photo: Robert C. Lautman for AD

design: Lori Dennis, photo Grey Crawford for Elle Decor

where is the cool

p.s.: This category is inspired by the leftovers of Japanese Trash – one of my favorite blogs

23
Feb

Amazing Places to Experience

categories Travels    

Jodhpur, India

Ice Canyon, Greenland

Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan, China

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas, USA

Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria

Provence, France

idea: cool hunter, photos: my pinterest

18
Feb

Leftovers

categories Leftovers    

Fotos von dieser Woche, die ich noch nicht gepostet habe.

Images from this week that didn’t make it into posts.

Jarson Residence by will bruder+PARTNERS, photo: home dsgn

totalblur


lemon jar

p.s.: This category is inspired by the leftovers of Japanese Trash – one of my favorite blogs

13
Feb

Monday Dreaming

categories Houses, Monday dreaming    

Montagsträume… ein Haus am Strand in Costa Careyes, Mexiko. Einen guten Wochenstart!

Monday dreaming… of this house with breathtaking views in Costa Careyes, Mexico. Have a good week!

digsdigs

13
Feb

Bathrooms I Love

categories Bathroom    

1. nuevo estilo, 2. the aestate

11
Feb

Leftovers

categories Leftovers    

Fotos von dieser Woche, die ich noch nicht gepostet habe.

Images from this week that didn’t make it into post.

private island, Dubai, photo: where is the cool

design: Haynes Roberts, photo: saint honore home

ideaswu

p.s.: This category is inspired by the leftovers of Japanese Trash – one of my favorite blogs.

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