Surfside Residence by Steven Harris Architects

A glass box makes up one of the lower volumes and the transparent structure contains the kitchen, living, and dining rooms. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors fully open letting the space continue outdoors. The picturesque swimming pool wraps around the glass volume making the water super enticing. The upper volume houses the master bedroom wing that’s designed as an open floor plan. It hovers over the pool and gives the owners views of the ocean. When the sliding glass doors are open, it’s almost like you’re living outdoors. The glass volume is attached to a structure that contains the garage and a guest wing above. Lands

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Urkraine President’s palace garden

President Viktor Yanukovych’s garden

As always, we welcome the fall of a dictator (Yanukovych, today) and puzzle over their bad taste. It looks like narcotecture, (aka poppytecture). Does the world have a design school with a specialism in this type of work? What are its origins? Hitler’s architectural taste was better. Though the (Berghof) was grandified vernacular it did not dissolve into baroque terracing or a bastard-baroque garden. It might be an idea for every presidential aspirant to design a garden and let voters inspect their work before the election is held. Jefferson, Washington, Churchill and many Japanese princes were respectable garden designer. Yan Read the whole post…



Marion-Polk Food Share Update

Its hard to believe its been a month since our original post on the Marion-Polk Food Share to Stop Hunger Volunteers with the Food Share continue to come out to our 16 x 20 Solexx Conservatory several times each week to tend to the plants needs and as you can see by the pictures everything looks great!

         

The Youth Farm as mentioned last month is managed by Jared Hibbard-Swanson and is an educational project collaboration of Marion-Polk Food Share and OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development aimed at increasing the quality, diversity and stability of the local food system in Marion and Polk counties. The 2-a

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8 Ways to Decorate with Orange

At once vibrant, bold and bright, orange can bring a warm and cozy, inviting look to home decor. From the front door to the bath, oranges many brilliant hues can infuse interior and exterior spaces with a happy vibe. Here are some of our favorite ways to bring orange home:

This brilliant orange front door is spectacular with brass hardware. Welcome to my house!

Bold and beautiful, a white staircase gets an orange makeover in a big way with this fiery color running up the steps.

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Private Luxury Residential by Tate Hindle

Private Luxury Residential by Tate Hindle

This brick-walled beauty has preserved its historical and cultural heritage and appearance even after its renovation and transformation into 30 private luxury residential units. The Old Library and The Gallery of the Victorian Royal Leamington Spa have been renovated and redesign by Tate Hindle, offering at the end an impressive, eclectic fusion between vintage charm and modern installations in terms of interior design, architecture and structures.

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