Category: Eclectic Homes

5 Mar

Does a Landlord need to give Smoke Detectors?

Smoke detectors are intended to provide an early warning of a fire. California law requires smoke detectors to be set in certain regions of each residence, whether it is a privately owned home or a rental property. While the state guidelines are stringent in regards to installation and positioning, cities and counties can enact more […]
6 Jan

A Jersey Shore Beach House Breaks Free

Not many people could have imagined any expectation with this dank and obsolete bungalow beyond tearing it down, but the homeowner and her interior designer, Sheila Rich, could. “My customer has a great eye for simplicity in style and managed to see the potential in this aged midcentury beach bungalow,” says Rich. Her customer had […]
7 Dec

Steel Connections Make Strong Impression

Anybody who appreciates modern architecture certainly appreciates exposed steel links, be they steel or steel to some other material. The material’s strength makes it perfect as a structural element in a variety of ways. Welding, bolting, bending and other fastenings and manipulations offer metal joints lots of character. This report concentrates on those links, looking […]
3 Dec

12-Step App for Architecture

Welcome to our weekly meeting for those suffering from an architecture addiction. It’s taken a while for us to come to terms with our addictions. But we are here today, publicly standing facing the group requesting one another’s perception, asking for patience as we work through this, requesting assistance. I see a new face in […]
29 Nov

Istanbul Apartment Does a Double Take

Divided right down the center in style and purpose, this joint Turkish apartment is a distinctive combination of contemporary and traditional styles, and private and public spaces. The owners, a middle-age couple, bought two apartment units to combine them into a single space. Designer Neslihan Pekcan of all Pebbledesign was faced with the challenge of […]
24 Nov

Creative Open-Concept Home in Toronto

When performers Claudia Bader and Martin Tavares first walked with a property available in downtown Toronto, they didn’t give it a second glance. It turned out to be a run-down boardinghouse for seven pupils, and a neglectful landlord had enabled the building to fall apart. But Bader’s husband, Timothy Mitanidis, saw the possibility. Bader, Mitanidis […]
26 Oct

To Covet: Jewelry for Your Teacup

Though I have enough trouble justifying”fancy” tea over $6 per box, I can’t help but covet this ethereal tea strainer. Turning a regular thing into something amazing is what good design is all about, right? Ted Muehling Tea Strainer – $300 Yes, it’s $300(!) , but it is made of sterling silverafter all. The butler […]