MY MODERN MONDAYS: Top 5 Modern Houses

Hello to you on this Monday! Today I’d like to share my top five modern houses that I would absolutely love to live in. Some are comfortable, some are just cool…but in the end these all lend itself to giving the people who live in them something to experience. #5 One of my favorite things about modern houses is that they are often built with the thought of how people will interact within them. How people actually live and move – how they entertain and how they relax. You can just imagine having 10 of your closest friends over, cooking up a storm and then enjoying the night under the stars.

By Kochi Architects Studio of Japan #4 What better way to enjoy your beach house than have it open on both sides? This New Zealand house is absolutely stunning.

By Modern House Notes #3 1234 Howard St. San Francisco. A 17-unit residential structure designed by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects, this doesn’t have that cold feeling you’d expect from an aluminum building.

#2 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater – Of course, I had to add one of these in. I’m not a huge nature buff myself (much to my husband’s chagrin) but I just love how this house, at the same time, stands out and blends into its surroundings.

#1 Well, I already posted on this once so I won’t belabor the point, but I just love Clive Wilkinson’s house. Playful and fun, open and airy, you can just imagine having your friends over all the time.

December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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