You Said It: ‘Each Piece Has a Story’ and More Words From the Week (8 photos)

This week ingenuity was everywhere on Houzz. I had a ball seeing charming backyard sheds that Houzz users had put together themselves with all sorts of creative and unique moves — you all made me eager to get my hands dirty in some soil and seedlings. We met a musician and photographer couple who comb...

 

fernando romero/FR-EE organizes trazos ciclistas bike exhibition in mexico city


the show is divided into sections which focus on the most common bike typologies, including: BMX, fixie, folding, hybrid, mountain sports and touring, accompanied by a variety of objects that relate to bike culture such as clothing, helmets, locks and other accessories.

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Gian Salis’ House on a Slope steps down a hillside in the Rhine Valley

This glazed house built from thick concrete slabs was designed by Swiss architect Gian Salis to follow the slope of a plant-covered hill in Germany's Rhine Valley (+ slideshow). (more…)

 

۱۸ Dream Items to Punch Up a Master-Bath Wish List (19 photos)

Jetted bathtubs, saunas, steam showers, TVs and tricked-out toilets — these are just a few of Houzz readers’ must-have items for their master bathroom remodels. Readers shared their wish lists in the Comments section of an article I wrote recently outlining my...

 

This week on Dezeen

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This week we reported on rumours that Apple is designing an electric car, the 76 nominees for Designs of the Year 2015 and a garden folly "dedicated to smoking" (pictured). Read on to catch up with the latest architecture, interiors and design news, plus our track of the week. (more…)

 

Houzz Tour: Plywood Pod Adds a New Dimension to Living Spaces (16 photos)

Nest Architects director Emilio Fuscaldo and his colleague, architect Imogen Pullar, came up with an innovative idea to transform a dingy, cramped worker’s cottage for a Melbourne family by adding a plywood-clad “pod” in the heart of the living area. The pod structure contains a bathroom, a powder...

 

۱۰ Top Native Plants for Southern California Gardens (10 photos)

From the stunning blue of California lilacs in spring to the joyful, daisy-like blooms of California sunflowers from spring to fall, and the spritely charms of pink chaparral currants in winter, the plants below have been selected for their wildlife value, minimal maintenance, gardening ease and availability...

 

the chicago prize selects proposals for obama’s presidential library


the civic institution will not only function to house a collection of artifacts and documents relating to the president’s life but will also provide an educational infrastructure and framework for outreach and community programs.

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LaSelva’s hexagonal Atlas tiles are patterned to match up at every orientation

Spanish studio LaSelva has designed a collection of hexagonal encaustic cement tiles with a pattern that joins up regardless of which way round they are positioned (+ slideshow). (more…)

 

My Houzz: Gorgeous Views From a Renovated Houseboat Near San Francisco (17 photos)

The old houseboat they purchased in 2000 turned out to be a 12-year reconstruction project for Tom and Malinda Macey. “The original structure was like a shack,” remembers Malinda. “The wood was so rotten, we ended up with dusty wood particles, instead of planks, when we tore the structure apart.”...

 



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