Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

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Swank Mid Century Desert Pad

The Brick House have visited a couple who have done a fantastic job of redecorating and restoring their home back to its original style and feel. Located in the high desert of Southern California, they invites us to a house tour. Jill and T.K. have been DIYing the crap out of their mid century pad for the past six years and while it’s still a...

IKEA Design and Identity Through the Years

This book looks really swell! There are probably no one left in the world who hasn’t heard about IKEA with its affordable build-it-your-self-furniture concept. Ingvar Kamprad, the man behind IKEA was only seventeen when started his soon to be blooming enterprise in 1943. Ten years later he opened his first IKEA store in Sweden. Today there are over 200 stores worldwide and as much as...

Retro Offices – Restyle Your Work Environment

Here is something for all you office and gadget geeks. Corporate environments used to be stylish, fun and zany a couple of decades ago, pre cubicle-land, Lumberghs and Hawaiian shirt day. Look at those big machines and the women who knows how to operate them, pretty sassy huh? There are a bunch of more retro office porn photos here....

A Classic 1950s Café In Stockholm

I lived in Stockholm for two years but I totally missed out on this place. Café Valand was opened in 1954 by Magdalena and her husband Stellan Åström who also designed it. The café is located in the cute and lively area Vasastaden in Stockholm where it has sat frozen in time with its stylish wooden walls, signs, machines and tables for over five decades....

Koenig’s Case Study House 22 Home Tours

The Stahl house, designed by architect Pierre Koening in 1960 will be open to visitors for a limited time. The house was built part of the Case Study House experiments for residential housing sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which hired major architects including Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive model homes for the housing boom caused...

The Desert House
Written by Chris Alm in Architecture

The Desert House

Here is another very swank and swizzle cool house for sale in California for those of you who are immune to the recession. Located in Desert Hot Springs and nick named The Desert House by architectural firm Marmol-Radziner & Associates. Built in 2005 with the use of prefabricated modules and environmentally consciousness using solar powered energy, high efficiency glass and recycled steel framing. In total...

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