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This Tiny House Comes With a Mountaintop View—And You Can Stay There
Apparently, you can’t go wrong with a home that’s named after a piece of furniture. For solid evidence to support that oddball architectural claim, look no further than The Old Blue Chair tiny house, which is as adorable as it sounds. A husband and wife team designed the Chattanooga, Tennessee home and tapped Tennessee Tiny Homes to realize their vision.
Jul 20, 2018
This Chair Folds Up So You Can Easily Move It
So, let’s get straight to the point: moving is the task from hell that absolutely no one wants to do. Now that we’ve gotten that established, it appears that a very observant pair of designers has decided to capitalize off the world’s collective loathing of lugging personal belongings from one location to the next. Enter Möbel: a foldable chair that’s both easy to assemble and move.
Jul 19, 2018
This Quirky Seaside Villa In France Is For Sale
If an eye-catching French villa falls under the category of dream holiday home for you, there’s a French villa by architect Jean-Claude Mazet just waiting on you to purchase it. For approximately $1.65 million, the owner of the orange stucco-clad dwelling in Corsica will hand over the keys and the deed to the distinctly colored hilltop haven.
Jul 18, 2018
This Living Wall Is The Most Gorgeous Soundproofing Option We’ve Seen
Belgian company BuzziSpace teamed up with American designer Cory Grosser to create a nature-inspired solution to noise reduction. Trying to soundproof your space so that it’s completely devoid of noise can be rather tricky, but outside-the-box thinking led Cory Grosser + Associates to using preserved reindeer moss as a main material for his series of geometric framed wall panels.
Jul 13, 2018
See All the Art From Beyonce and Jay Z’s APESH*T Video On This New Louvre Tour
Have you ever seen a crowd going apes**t over a world-renowned art museum? Well, you could soon bear witness to this phenomenon, that is, if you’re one of the lucky visitors who get to take the new 90-minute self-guided tour of all the paintings in the Louvre that appeared in Beyonce and Jay’s recent music video. OK, so tourists will definitely be required to keep their reactions low-key (please see: European etiquette rules).
Jul 12, 2018
This 250 Square-Foot Space-Inspired Tiny House Pays Homage to Moon Missions
For a glimpse at an over-the-moon imaginative design, look no further than this space craft-inspired tiny house in central Washington constructed by naval architect Kurt Hughes. With the help of his boatbuilding prowess, Hughes came up with a hexagonal domicile that hovers nine feet above the ground on the support of three steel beams attached to concrete pads.
Jul 11, 2018
Watch These Historic Ruins Rebuilt As Modern Homes
The same creative minds responsible for virtually transforming the Simpsons’ Springfield house into an array of architectural styles are back with another batch of eye-catching imaginary design projects. Graphic designers at NeoMam Studios have created various Photoshopped renderings of historic ruins that display the leftover remnants of dilapidated sites as modern luxury homes.
Jul 9, 2018
Tracy Morgan’s $2 Million New Jersey Home Is For Sale
After acquiring a lavish 21,000-square-foot colonial-style home in Alpine, New Jersey in 2015, Saturday Night Live alum Tracy Morgan is hoping to offload his comparatively modest digs in nearby Cresskill. The Emmy-nominated comedian initially listed his 6-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom-home at $2.248 million but has since dropped the asking price to $1.998 million, which is slightly less than the $2.11 million Morgan paid for it back in 2011, according to Variety.
Jul 5, 2018
This Company Will Build a Beach In Your Backyard
If the closest you’ve managed to come to dipping your toe in some salty ocean water this summer is Googling affordable beach resorts or longingly scrolling through photos of celebrities hanging out at their dreamy beach homes, consider kicking those nagging symptoms of beach withdrawal to the curb by investing in your very own backyard swimming pond.
Jul 4, 2018
Peek Inside This Gorgeous Treehouse For Adults
When it comes to elevated dwellings, tree houses will always be in style. The universal adoration for these nature-friendly living spaces is undeniable, and designer Antony Gibbon has once again tapped into that appeal with the creation of Inhabit, a sleek treehouse located near the town of Woodstock, New York. Situated on a tract of forest land, Gibbon’s design was inspired by geometric forms.
Jul 4, 2018
This Grocery Store Opens In LA Next Month – But Everything Is Made of Felt
One year after debuting her all-felt bodega in New York City, British artist Lucy Sparrow is gearing up to showcase even more of the magic that happens when she fashions food out of colorful, fuzzy fabric.
Jul 3, 2018
Spooky Sale Alert: Own This California Ghost Town For $925K
When it comes to this property for sale, ‘fraidy cats need not apply: A California ghost town is on the market, and as it turns out, living amongst Casper and company will cost you close to a cool mill. According to Real Simple, the former mining town of Cerro Gordo, or Fat Hill, currently sits on the market at an asking price of $925,000.
Jun 26, 2018
This 182 Square Foot Tiny Cabin Is BIG on Style
When the thought of a wooden retreat comes to mind, it immediately accompanies images of solitude and a discrete place that blends in with its surroundings. However, this modern tiny house in upstate New York meets at least half of those criteria due to its bold structure that allows it to stand out against a natural backdrop.
Jun 22, 2018
Peek Inside This Adorable 220 Square-Foot, Tudor-Inspired Tiny House
The creative minds over at Tiny Heirloom are absolute experts at designing small, stylish and luxurious signature homes, and their latest project is no exception. A sufficiently charming union of small space and Tudor-style architecture, the small home’s construction reflects the request of a private client who wanted the residence to have a perennial design packed into a tiny house.
Jun 18, 2018
The First Ever 3D-Printed Concrete House Is Out of This World
For every 3D-printed project that pops up, there appears to be endless groundbreaking feats that are infinitely more ambitious than the last. Case in point: Plans for the world’s first 3D-printed concrete housing project are officially underway in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.
Jun 18, 2018
This Historic Welsh Island Fort For Sale Is The Ultimate Fixer Upper
Here’s a residential retreat that will make you work to earn the solitude it offers: A historic island fort located off the coast of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire in the UK is on the market for £400,000 (approximately $535,400), but it’s not exactly move-in ready.
Jun 15, 2018
This “Hogwarts” Like Home In Boston Can Be Yours, If You Can Accio $799K
Many of us have settled with the fact that the closest we’ll come to living in an enchanted, sprawling mansion is locating our respective Hogwarts houses on Pottermore (thanks, Sorting Hat). However, for would-be homeowners who are expeditiously piecing together a fairytale lifestyle in the real world, here’s a beautiful Boston home that certainly matches the grand vision.
Jun 14, 2018
These Rugged Tiny Cabins Are Your Perfect Desert Vacation Destination
As technology evolves, the constant struggle to disconnect from our fast-paced, device-laden lives becomes more of a challenge. For that reason, desert escapes like Cohesion Studio‘s tiny steel cabins near the northern border of Joshua Tree National Park have become increasingly appealing. Clad in rustic weathered steel that blend perfectly with the surrounding landscape, Folly Cabins are the result of an architectural collaboration between designer Malek Alqadi and Hillary Flur.
Jun 12, 2018
These 200 Square Foot Tiny House-Inspired Dorms Will Make You Want to Go Back to School
Student housing options vary from school to school, but there’s a particularly eye-catching project in the Netherlands that will hopefully serve as a model for future designs. Thanks to Amsterdam-based multidisciplinary design firm Standard Studio, an old office building now serves a new purpose as a stylish student housing apartment complex.
Jun 7, 2018
Check Out This Co-Working Village Made of Shipping Containers
Believe it or not, working from the local coffee shop isn’t always as cool as it sounds. Given the advent of the increasingly popular co-working space, it’s apparent that quite a few coffee-chugging remote employees would agree.
Jun 1, 2018
An All-Black Tiny Trailer for the Sophisticated Traveler
Fashion experts can attest that a primary rule for wearing all-black is that it never goes out of style, and now there’s a perfectly chic tiny house RV trailer by Land Ark that proves that longstanding clothing mantra also applies to residential design. Dubbed the Drake RV, the eye-catching mini mobile home on wheels aims to make the experience of living on the road as comfortable as possible.
May 26, 2018
This 194 Square Foot Pre-Fab Cabin Is the Ultimate Off-the-Grid Escape
Because obsessing over remote getaways is completely normal and appropriate at all times, here’s a tiny pre-fab cabin on the border of Turkey and Greece that will surely beckon you to its threshold. Istanbul firm SO? Architecture and Ideas designed the stylish dwelling with minimalism, durability and sustainability in mind.
May 23, 2018
The Statue of Liberty Is Getting Her Own LEGO Set
The folks over at LEGO are finally set to release the brand’s highly anticipated Statue of Liberty architecture set. Although this isn’t the first LEGO set to pay homage to one of the Big Apple’s most renowned landmarks, fans of the popular building blocks have eagerly awaited its release since the Nuremberg Toy Fair last January, where the brand announced its upcoming summer 2018 release.
May 19, 2018
This 365 Square Foot Tiny House On a Private Beach Is Relaxation Goals
Since exotic beach getaways are always high on the priority list (or at least, they should be), here’s a Greek rental house that you’re sure to swoon over. Listed on Glamping Hub, the dreamy ocean-facing tiny house is an hour and a half drive from Thessaloniki on a private beach in Paliouri, Chalkidik, also known as Halkidiki. The exclusive spot promises views of the Aegean Sea and soothing scents of pine.
May 19, 2018
Somehow, This 212 Square Foot Trailer Sleeps Six & Looks Good While Doing It
Here to help you make the most out of your mobile lifestyle is Santa, Barbara, California-based startup Living Vehicle, an all-aluminum towable trailer. At 212 square feet, the tiny space provides enough leg and sleeping room for six people, plus it’s pet-friendly and comes with a lithium ion-powered solar system that allows it to go completely off-the-grid.
May 17, 2018
These Are the Top Cities By Design Style, According to Instagram
A quick scroll of Instagram can confirm whether you’re on or off trend, and apparently that includes sussing out the top cities for interior design. Joybird did some extensive hashtag research to compile all of the metropolitan areas in the U.S. that are currently sitting feng shui-perfect and pretty at the top of their style game.
May 4, 2018
We’d Choo-Choo-Choose This Charming Tiny Caravan
Equal parts charming and eclectic is a most fitting description of this Old Time Caravan from father-son building duo Nick and Aaron Troisi, jointly known as The Unknown Craftsmen. The team constructed the tiny house caravan at the request of a former client who wanted an entirely self-sustaining space. The caravan’s distinct personality shines through in its design features, which include a curved roof, custom woodwork, and round windows.
May 4, 2018
Is the U.S. Getting an IKEA Hotel?
The architectural community is abuzz with the news that the first stateside IKEA hotel could be coming soon. Reportedly, the Swedish home goods giant has plans to expand its stake in the hospitality industry by converting the Pirelli Tire Building in New Haven, Connecticut into lodging.
May 2, 2018
This Impressive 3D-Printed House Has the Most Extra Kitchen Ever
All of the interiors are luxe.
Apr 30, 2018
This Modular Pop Up Bar Is Made From a Shipping Container
A design formula that intertwines the concept of upcycling and modular structures is responsible for producing this absolutely genius pop up bar made out from a recycled shipping container. To date, we’ve seen these containers converted into stylish backyard offices and various residences that range from quirky and tiny to modern and decidedly minimalist.
Apr 26, 2018
This ‘Gingerbread’ House Looks Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
When we discuss our favorite gingerbread house designs, usually it’s in reference to a miniature home made from a cookie. However, there’s an actual IRL gingerbread house on the market, and it appears to be just as sweet and charming as its doughy counterparts. According to Curbed, the Santarella gingerbread house in the Berkshires of Massachussetts is back up for sale for $2,190,000.
Apr 23, 2018
This Impressive Brick Townhouse Blurs the Boundaries of Inside and Out
Vietnam design firm H & P Architects went back to the basics with the construction of its Brick Cave townhome. Situated in the urban area of Hanoi, the cave-like dwelling cleverly utilizes nature’s cues instead of relying on man-made tactics. The 2,045 square-foot space is made of steel, concrete beams and brick. The exterior consists of two layered brick walls.
Apr 23, 2018
Prefab Houseboats Exist, So You Can Live Out Your Sleepless In Seattle Dreams
Studies show that living near water can reduce stress, so it stands to reason that one way you could maximize that benefit is by living on a boat, particularly a floating habitat that can be assembled in four days by two people. The credit for this dreamy design concept goes to Russian designer Max Zhivov, whose customizable Modul Go houseboats were inspired by construction kits for children and flat-pack furniture made popular by IKEA.
Apr 20, 2018
Peek Inside This Minimal Eco-Friendly House In Hawaii
The multifunctional built-ins are just the beginning.
Apr 19, 2018
This Writer-Inspired Tiny House Is Perfect For Book Lovers
The latest tiny dwelling from New Frontier Tiny Homes just might inspire you to downsize – and write a few best-selling books in the process. Named the Cornelia after internationally renowned children’s author Cornelia Funke, the tiny house serves a three-in-one purpose as a writing studio, guest house and library. In addition to being comfortable and cozy, the Cornelia also features luxe design elements and amenities, a staple of New Frontier’s tiny homes.
Apr 17, 2018
This Modular Furniture Is Made From Giant LEGO-Like Blocks
The brightly hued building blocks from our childhood famously known as LEGOs have inspired many a design, from bridges to storage options and even accessories for real-life homes. So it’s not at all shocking to see that this collection of modular plastic blocks from Everblock is perfectly suitable for a grownup’s decorative aesthetic. Now, whether you choose to transform these blocks into a stunning bookshelf, a table or even a customized room divider is totally up to you.
Apr 11, 2018
This 430 Square Foot Cabin in the Woods Is Perfect For Communing With Nature
If holing up in a cozy dwelling that’s both inviting and constructed using recyclable materials is high on your list of getaway needs, architecture firm Invisible Studio’s tiny house in the woods easily fits the description. Located in a wooded area near Bath, England, the 430-square foot cabin was constructed from locally sourced unseasoned timber and leftover materials from a construction site.
Apr 11, 2018
These 3D Printed Chairs Represent a Brave New World of Furniture Design
For decor with an abundance of dramatic design flair, look no further than the dazzling debut furniture collection from Spanish brand Nagami. Named Brave New World after Aldous Huxley’s famous novel, the collection includes four 3D printed chairs. The main takeaway from these artistic home accessories is that one can never be too intentional about design inspiration. Each of Nagami’s pieces has such an intricate, layered purpose that goes far beyond your typical home effects.
Apr 8, 2018
A Different Type of Tiny House: Replicas of Homes Are The New Decorative Trend
You know you’re completely satisfied with your humble abode when you drop stacks of cash to have someone create a miniature replica of your house. Apparently, these tiny examples of non-kid-friendly, grown-up decor are perfect to display alongside your other pricey trinkets that are presumably placed out of the reach of tiny, toy-seeking hands. According to Bloomberg, these small scale models have become popular thanks to companies like U.K.-based model maker, Chisel & Mouse.
Apr 6, 2018
Catch Unobstructed Views of the Aurora Borealis in This Icelandic Glass Hotel
Apparently, catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis isn’t the easiest exploratory feat to check off your travel bucket list. But one surefire way of increasing the odds of witnessing the shimmery cosmic phenomenon up close and in person is to spend a few nights in the Panorama Glass Lodge, a family-owned seaside retreat in Iceland that grants guests full access to remote relaxation and plenty of aurora-viewing opportunities throughout the duration of their stay.
Mar 31, 2018
Count Your Blessings, This Converted Dutch Church is on the Market
Judging by some of the most creatively upcycled properties on the market, the prospect of going to church and staying there has become increasingly popular. Following in the footsteps of several former houses of worship that are now stylish homes, this converted church on the outskirts of Amsterdam is up for sale, and much like its similarly renovated counterparts, the residence is absolutely fabulous. The two-story Dutch dwelling is located at Singelstraat 26 in Muiden.
Mar 30, 2018
The Glass Pavilion is a 215 Square Foot, Desert Dwelling Stunner
When imagining a living space capable of withstanding the harsh desert climate, it’s difficult to see how a glamorous Glass Pavilion could pass the test. However, an inventive design collaboration between Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti and high performance glass manufacturer Guardian Glass proves that a glass structure can actually weather extremely hot temps and a blazing sun without instantly morphing into a furnace.
Mar 26, 2018
This Artist Created a Gorgeous Larger Than Life Tree
New York-based design studio THEVERYMANY has made its second public pavilion design contribution to Canada in the form of the elaborate arboreal vision known as the Pine Sanctuary. The striking sculpture sits at the entrance of Mississauga’s Riverwood Conservancy, a charitable organization whose mission revolves around educating the community on nature and the environment.
Mar 24, 2018
This Tiny Vacation Home Packs a lot of Luxury Into a Small Amount of Space
Today’s #cabinporn alert comes courtesy of Mandalaki Design Studio‘s stunning seaside micro dwelling, the Monocabin. The sleek tiny home is basically the Greek getaway of every minimalist wanderluster’s dreams. For starters, the 270 square-foot-space sits near the Aegean Sea on Rhodes Island, but believe it or not, the prime location isn’t the only blissful architectural selling point.
Mar 23, 2018
This Stylish Mini Camper Takes the Rough Out of Roughing It
So you’ve finally booked that trip to the ethereal island of Iceland. A quick perusal of a “things to do” list lets you know that the otherworldly Nordic country is jam-packed with geological wonders that you certainly don’t want to miss.
Mar 22, 2018
This Bizarro New York Apartment Is Actually a Work of Art
Thanks to shows like Sex and the City, the world has been routinely inundated with various fictional and extremely unrealistic accounts of what living in New York City is actually like. Now American designer Sam Stewart has come up with a unique set of furniture for the would-be occupant of a conceptual NYC apartment.
Mar 19, 2018
These Geometric Rugs Are a Gorgeous Optical Illusion
Every so often, you come across a majorly specific design conundrum like, how to accentuate your floors in style while simultaneously deceiving your eyes. Well, prepare to check off both of those decorative boxes with these color-blocked rugs from Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola.
Mar 18, 2018
The ‘Slip Chair’ That Tricks You Into Thinking Its Unstable (Even Though it Totally is)
Who doesn’t want to be comfortable when sitting? Well, that’s kind of the entire point of plopping your weary bones down on the nearest piece of cushy furniture, no? Sure, but after laying eyes on this Slip Chair that Snarkitecture crafted for Portugal-based design firm UVA, one might begin to question whether sitting comfortably is even an option at all. (Hint: It totally is).
Mar 11, 2018