January 2012

Award-Winning Interior Design Projects From Around the World

World Architecture News recently announced their list of  Houses of the Year for 2011.  There are a lot of admirable homes featured on this extensive list from across the globe. From a sustainable home in Singapore to a Canadian lake house, these homes feature innovative...

A Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope?

Living in a winter wonderland like Steamboat Springs, we are always interested in reading about new design plans for ski slopes around the globe. Especially the one featured on Inhabitat.com, which mentions Barcelona's plans for the first-ever carbon-neutral indoor ski slope. From the designers who brought...

The Best of Our Country's Infrastructure

Our country's infrastructure has been a hot topic in the Obama administration, the neglected roads and bridges have been brought to the forefront to be revisited. With all the discussions about what is wrong with our infrastructure, Architectural Digest takes a look at what is...

A Look At The New Natural History Museum Of Utah

Our neighbors to the west, Utah, has designed a structure recently that beautifully molds itself into the landscape. The Natural History Museum of Utah's new home, the Rio Tinto Center, is a $103 million project just a few miles from downtown Salt Lake City.  The...

Starbucks Goes Green This Holiday Season

Have you seen Starbucks' new reclaimed shipping container coffee shop in Tukwila, Washington? This "reclamation drive-thru" was built using four shipping containers and was designed to LEED building standards. Inhabitat is reporting that the inspiration came from "the company’s use of the containers to ship their...

Design Trends for 2012

Happy New Year! With a new year comes new trends in architecture and interiors design. Here are some trends that we think will continue being popular in 2012. 1. Master suite with sitting room. 2. Universal Design 3. Green Design 4. Outdoor Living Spaces 5. Home Theater What design...